Hey everyone, as part of the work to add debit card top ups to current accounts, we’re making some changes to reduce the risk of fraud and money laundering. For current accounts, only debit cards cards from the following countries will be able to used for top ups:
- New Zealand
- United States
Cards from countries outside this list won’t be able to be used.
For those that have already used cards from countries outside of this list to top up your prepaid cards, they won’t be available for top ups after upgrading to the current account.
For those still using prepaid, you will still be able to top up with cards you’ve previously used, but won’t be able to add new cards from countries outside of this list.
This is a mixture of countries which are both in the EEA (European Economic Area) and a part of FATF (Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering), and some other countries which have been hand-picked. This list of countries should cover over 99% of the topups we currently see on prepaid, so very few people should be affected.
If you have any questions, please let us know.