Can You Use a Prepaid Visa Card for International Purchases?


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Any international payee that accepts Visa debit cards also accepts a prepaid Visa card from the United States. A prepaid Visa card can be used anywhere that accepts Visa debit cards including online purchases, phone transactions, bill payment and in shops.

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A Visa prepaid card is a smart and secure alternative to carrying cash while traveling. Being pre-funded, the user can only spend as much money as has been loaded onto it. Applicants can typically get a prepaid Visa card without the need for a pre-existing bank account or a credit rating check. Some businesses, including gas stations and hotels, may put a hold on certain funds, and car rental agencies may decline to accept debit cards to reserve cars.

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