GhettoIFE.com towers would like to apologise this week – I’m down with a cold… the joy of work. Things could be more odder than normal…
It’s been reported that Abbey (Santander) and Travelex will be stopping issuing Visa Electron cards.
Why is this remotely important?
For those who buy tickets on Aer Lingus, BMIbaby, Easyjet, Flybe Jet2, Ryanair and a lot of the LCC’s, it’s another blow as a way of buying cheap tickets has vanished as they you will need to buy with with your normal Plastic
One of the few remaining issuers of Electron cards in the UK now is [b]HBOS[/b] – or Halifax.
Now, a lot of people haven’t heard of Visa Electron – with good cause – 8% of the population have these cards, with the target of these as “starter” bank accounts.
So yes – we know how much a card costs to process (30p upwards for Visa Debit Card) – and we know they’re adding this as a process markup, whilst its dressed up as “a clear pricing policy”
So airlines: KINDLY STOP MILKING IT PLEASE