Card Types & Acceptance
Physical Prepaid Mastercard® Cards
All Prepaid Mastercard cards are embossed and come either in our award winning generic gold CrossCard design or in your own co-branded design. You can use them at more than 36 million acceptance points, online, or at ATMs worldwide with the Mastercard acceptance mark:
- Premium design plastic cards dispatched in less than 12 hours after order on weekdays
- Instant electronic PIN delivery
- Several shipping and co-packaging options available during CrossCard program setup
Virtual Prepaid Mastercard Cards
A virtual Mastercard card is comparable to a normal Mastercard card but you simply don’t get it as a plastic card. Your virtual Mastercard card information is delivered to you in an email or by API with: 16-digit Mastercard card number, expiry date and CVC code, all you need to conduct electronic transactions. With a virtual Mastercard, you can pay online everywhere where Mastercard is accepted.
Virtual cards are issued instantly and can be used right away. The expiry timeframe and additional security features such as automatic de-load of unspent funds after a certain period or event-triggered can be set up.
NFC chips for contactless payments can be integrated to CrossCard physical cards, stickers or the information can be transferred directly into your mobile phone or application. Mastercard contactless payments are just as secure as using Chip and PIN. Your purchase data is protected and because your card or device never leaves your hand, the risk of cloning or theft is reduced. PIN protection is applied for contactless transactions exceeding certain domestic thresholds.
Mastercard contactless payment solutions can be provided as dual interface cards, stickers or integrated into lifestyle products such as watches or mobile phones