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What are the benefits of master cards and how to apply for one?

Answered on | Updated on August 26th, 2010
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Master cards are the most widely known credit cards and are very popular with a very good acceptance rate. Master cards give you the flexibility in terms of spending and in terms of safety. Number of banks all over the world is affiliated to master cards, to give the same benefits to their customers. If a card is a marked master card, then it is accepted in almost all ATMs so it gives you the freedom of withdrawing the money no matter where you are. It is also much safer to carry a card when you are travelling than any kind of money. Master cards come with a feature of zero liability, that is, if you lose a card and you immediately notify, then you are not liable to any unauthorized purchases made using the stolen card.

There are different kinds of master cards available, to suit the needs of every person. Master credit cards, which work like any other credit card, allows you a pre approved credit limit. There are different master credit cards that you can apply for depending upon you necessities; Standards master card, that is a basic credit card, Gold and platinum master cards, that have good reward programs and more privileges for customers, like travel and lodging discounts and shopping needs, and World elite master cards, which have excellent flexibility since they are accepted worldwide, and are great in reward points.

Master debit cards link the card with your bank account and let you use the amount that you have in your account. You will need to maintain a minimum balance in your bank to make use of this facility. Having a master debit card increases your flexibility in terms of getting your money out, since you can use these cards in every ATM that you can find.

Master prepaid cards work like phone cards, that is, a prepaid amount is loaded onto the card itself for your use. In a way it is similar to the debit card, the only difference being, it is not linked to any bank account. You don`t have to buy the membership in any bank to own a card, just a simple procedure of buying the card.

Owning a master card requires you to complete an application process on their website. You will need to choose the card from many available options and fill out an online application with the concerned bank offering the card. Once you are approved, you will receive your new master card.

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