UBA Africard Activation & Charges – How to Get UBA Africard

UBA Africard activation and charges

This article will show you how to get UBA Africard – UBA Africard activation and charges. Just in case you do not know what the Africard is yet – UBA Africard is a visa enabled card which that is not linked to an account; this means you do not even need to have a bank account with UBA to get this card. The card works with most online stores at the stand naira – dollar exchange rate. In other words, it’s like an e-wallet which you must fund before using.

Requirements to getting UBA Africard

  • A recent coloured passport photograph
  • A form of ID (Passport, Driver’s licence or National ID card)
  • A utility bill for the past 3 months (PHCN or Water bill) – New customers only
  • A minimum of N2000

How to Get UBA Africard (Prepaid Card) – UBA Africard Activation

If you’ve gathered all the requirements above walk into any UBA branch closest to you. Go to the customer section and request for a UBA Africard, a form will be given to you to fill. After filling the form, submit back and your card will be ready within an hour. You are required to fund the card with at least N2000 with a 10 digit code which can be seen at the back of the card.

After paying the 2k, you will be issued an envelope with containing your card and activation pin(s). One of the PINs will be used to access your account on the internet via myubaafricard.com while the other will be used for withdrawals via ATMs and POS/Web purchases.

Benefits and Features of UBA Africard

  • 24/7 access to cash and online payment
  • Card to card fund transfer
  • Access to foreign currency anywhere in the world (USD, Euro, GBP, etc)
  • Self PIN Generation
  • Secure payment via the internet with Verified By Visa
  • PIN protection with chip technology for enhanced security
  • Value of card remains intact in case of theft or lost

UBA Africard Charges

  • Domestic non-UBA ATM Transactions ZMW5.00
  • International ATM Transactions ZMW2.8%
  • International POS Transactions (including online payments) 2.8%/txn
  • Card (Re)issuance fee (instant) ZMW40.00
  • Card (Re)issuance fee (personalized) ZMW50.00

Africard is now UBA Prepaid card. Read bout it here.

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  1. Those this card still work for international transactions? I heard most banks has suspended international transactions on naira dominated cards?

  2. Buenos día les escribo desde Valencia España
    El motivo es q me enviaron una tarjeta vuestra supuestamente con un préstamo con se dio por vosotros
    El comercial me a estado cobrando pas comisiones de apertura y apertura un sigo esperando respuesta por esperando motivo les escribo el nombre del comercial es Alfredo Ganes decearia tener respuesta de ustedes gracias

  3. good day i was trying to activate my prepaid card on line but the site is not open what is happen to it bail me out pls thanks

  4. Y solicite un préstamo conunos franceses, lo k no me cuadra. Es k ellos a mi me sacaron mucho dinero.y lo que yo pagaba era para una transferencia bancaria y ahora me salen con esa tarjeta y k tengo k pagar más dinero.. Me parece una estafa

  5. I have an Visa account which someone do it for me and he said contact with uba bank to activate Visa and request pin code

  6. I have a UBA Visa ATM Card but i cannot access the funds that were installed in the Card. Which Bank’s ATM Machine accepts this UBA Card? I have tried ANZ and Westpac but decline. Please, can someone bail me out of this situation as I really would like to access the funds. My Email address is: tokaukau@gmail.com

  7. Can one UBA Africard work for both naira and dollar transactions?

    If not, what’s the cost of obtaining a Dollar UBA Africard?

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