Gain control over your money
With Prepaid VISA card you have complete control over your money management and the organization of your purchases. Specifically, when applying for your Prepaid VISA card you choose the desirable Daily Transaction Limit and the Daily Withdrawal Limit for your Card. You can carry out transactions within the daily limits you have set, provided there are sufficient funds on your Card.
Fast and secure purchases
With Prepaid VISA card you can purchase goods and services at all merchants displaying the VISA logo in Greece and abroad.
You can make your purchase by presenting the card at the paypoint and typing your PIN, if requested. The cost of your purchase is automatically deducted from your account, provided there is sufficient available balance for your transaction.
At merchants equipped with the special POS terminals displaying the symbol, you can carry out secure contactless transactions of any amount. For amounts below €25, you do not need to enter your PIN; simply hold the Prepaid VISA in front of the reader for a few seconds and when you hear a beep, your transaction has been completed. For amounts over €25, type your PIN.
Secure internet transactions
With Prepaid VISA you can make online purchases at e-shops. Furthermore, via our Verified by VISA service, for which you can sign up free of charge, you can carry out remote transactions with verified internet sites at a heightened level of security.
To get detailed information click here.
Additional transaction options
The Prepaid VISA card enables you to carry out additional transactions including:
- purchases of goods or services requiring pre-authorization (e.g. car rental and hotel bookings),
- phone and mail orders.
Cash withdrawals (*)
You can withdraw cash by using your PIN, at any i-bank ATM of NBG or other banks, in Greece or abroad and via the special POS devices at branches of other banks.
(*) Subject to the provisions of the current legal framework as regards to restrictions on cash withdrawals and transfer of funds. The ability to withdraw cash in Greece or abroad is not temporarily provided for the prepaid cards of the Bank.To get detailed information about the transactions that you carry out click here.
Loading your card is easy
You can load your Prepaid VISA card in a simple way, at any time via:
• NBG's i-bank Internet Banking and i-bank Phone Banking services, by transferring funds from yours deposit account, provided you are a registered user,
• any NBG Branch, by cash, or transferring funds from yours deposit account,
• any NBG i-bank ATM by making a cash deposit directly to the Prepaid VISA card and transferring funds,from yours deposit account * using your debit card linked to the Prepaid VISA.
Once loaded, your Prepaid VISA can be readily used for transactions.
(*) at cash-deposit i-bank ATMs
Your Prepaid VISA can be loaded by someone else, either by visiting an NBG branch or through our i-bank network, provided the person in question knows your card number.
Once loaded, your Prepaid VISA is ready for use in your transactions. The first loading of the card is free of charge.
How to unload your card
Prepaid VISA enables you to collect, in all or in part, the amount of the available balance on your Card, in cash via NBG Branch counters or by transferring said balance to your NBG account via:
• the i-bank Internet Banking and Phone Banking services
• NBG Branch counters
Transaction limits (*)
On issuance of your Prepaid Visa you will choose the desirable Daily Transaction Limit.
In particular, your daily transaction limit should be between €0 and €5,000,
and your daily withdrawal limit between €0 and €500.
Furthermore, your Prepaid VISA enables you to ensure a sufficient available balance for your transactions, as you may reload it at any time and as many times as you wish, observing the following amount limits:
• The amount that you load to the card cannot be less than €10 or more than €2,500 per loading transaction,
• €5,000 per day,
• and €25,000 per year.
Maximum permitted annual transaction & withdrawal limit per card is €25,000.
The amount that you unload from your card should not exceed the annual transaction & withdrawal Card limit of €25,000.
You can change the transaction limits of your card, either via i-bank Internet Banking service or at any NBG Branch.
For more information on the applicable limits and transactions rates charged for the issuance and use of Prepaid VISA, click here.
(*) Subject to the Acts of Legislative Content applicable at any given time, imposing restrictions on Cash withdrawals and transfer of funds. To get detailed information about the transactions that you carry out click here.
Participation in the go4more program
Go4more is the first program to reward your total relationship with NBG, as your banking transactions earn you points that you can redeem at participating businesses and through NBG products and services.
Prepaid VISA participates in the go4more total reward program and rewards you for purchases made with the card. Each time you make a purchase with your Prepaid VISA card, you collect points that you can redeem when you make your next purchase at participating businesses.
To get detailed information on the terms of the programme and to sign up click here.