If you are like me, the word “banking” and “style” don’t really seem connected in any way. The business of numbers – even when it involves money – can appear a bit dry (especially to those of us who are more inspired by color and graphics.) Until recently, banks didn’t do much to dispel the notion that the business of banking must be a dull affair. Take a look at the credit and debit cards in your wallet. What do you see? When I pull out mine, the majority of my cards are blue, gray or red and the only image on the card is the issuing bank’s logo. Can you say blah?
Luckily, the internet continues to transform and improve many aspects of our daily lives and blah banking is one of them. Gone are the days that you must bank with a brick and mortar financial institution, re-order checks every few months, and gone also are the days of blah bank cards.
I recently was given the opportunity to try out a pre-paid Visa card offered by Card.com. The folks who work there were extra generous and pre-loaded the card with $25 bucks for me! The whole process of ordering the card, receiving it and setting it up online with a PIN, etc. was very smooth and user-friendly. I have to confess the part I enjoyed the most, however, was choosing the actual card itself. I was able to choose a card style from among 19 categories, ranging from nature scenes to sports teams to TV shows (for you Trekkies, there are several Star Trek versions!) Ultimately, after wavering among a few favorites, I chose the card above. It was too pretty to pass up!
There is a nominal monthly account fee if you don’t direct deposit a certain amount each month so I think this card works best for individuals who want to stay away from credit cards (and their interest fees) and are comfortable doing all their banking online. If that’s you and you are sick of blah banking, check out Card.com.
Disclosure: Imperfect Women did not receive compensation for this review but did receive free product for review purposes via Card.com. All opinions on this product are our own and may differ from our readers’ opinions.
Anya has written for ImperfectWomen.com since 2009. She dutifully follows current events and pop culture and loves having a platform to share her imperfect opinions.