A debit card in Europe is useful for expats, given that most places do not accept credit cards. One way in which you can get a free MasterCard is from Rewire. There are no charges to use the debit card for both online and offline transactions and ATM withdrawals.
Ensure that you have signed up for a Rewire account. If you have an account, log into your account. You can then order your free debit card by following the guide below. The debit card will take 2-3 weeks to be delivered. In the meantime you can instantly activate and use your online Rewire card to start making online payments and shopping without the physical card. Click here to learn more.
1. Get your Free Debit Card
When on the Home tab, click on Get Your Free Debit card to start the application for the MasterCard. If you are a new user continue to step 2 below. If you are an existing user you can skip to step 7.
Identification for New Users
If you are a new customer you need to complete the identification process. Choose the form of ID you wish to upload for identification purposes from the followiing options:
– Passport (International),
– ID (EU issued), resident card (EU issued),
– Driving Licence (EU issue)
Position the photo ID is inside the rectangle to set up the photo and click the white button. Make sure all 4 corners are visible inside the rectangle and check readability after, it should be clear and not blurry. Then you can click “Submit”
Take a selfie, click “take a selfie” then make sure your face is inside the white oval shape and click the white circle button. Then check your selfie after.
Fill in your address, starting with street name and then house/building number, apartment number, post code, city and followed by entering the date of birth and click “continue.”
Fill in your address, starting with street name and then house/building number, apartment number, post code, city andd followed by entering date of birth and click “continue.”
7. Order of Card Complete
If you are a new customer Rewire needs to first verify your ID, then the card will be delivered to you in up to 2-3 weeks. Once you have your IBAN you can activate your online card and use it for online shopping and payments without the physical card. For a guide on how to use your online card click here.