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DIY Importation Guide: Recommendations On Mastercard & Visa Card by Innovation4real: 6:53am On Jul 15, 2014
Let d gurus in d house permit me 2 open dis thread which intends 2 answer all enquiries / questions ONLY about MasterCard, Visa Card, etc. as well as sharing of experiences.

. What is d diff. btw Master card & Visa card?
. How do banks charge on them while using either?
. What bank's MasterCard / Visa Card is d best?
. What bank hs best service regarding dis cards?
. What does it require 2 obtain one?
. Hw do I use it 4 online transactions?
. Any question ONLY on cards.....

Many intending mini-importers hv bn asking same questions at diff. times on d popular DIY Guide Free Seasons yet more major issues on importation are over-taking d answers.

May we then use dis thread to MAINLY look at Card issues.

I hail o.
Re: DIY Importation Guide: Recommendations On Mastercard & Visa Card by tryanzer(m): 7:13am On Jul 15, 2014
Plz tell me wich card/bank is best for online shopping,esp alie n ebay tnx.
Re: DIY Importation Guide: Recommendations On Mastercard & Visa Card by worldgee: 2:26pm On Jul 15, 2014
@Op, thnks 4 dis thread. Atleast there would be concentratn on cards here.

@tryanzer, I dont think any1 can really jump 2 conclusion dat a particular bank's card is d best without knowng what xchange is used, customer care in case of complication, etc. in comparison 2 other banks.

However, GTB card seems 2 be more pronounced bt wt relatively higher charges.

Ecobank, Fidelity, Diamond & Access banks visa cards are also recommended.

It is also of note dat most pple frown at UBA cards probably cos of its challenges wt platform like AE.

Hope dis helps.

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Re: DIY Importation Guide: Recommendations On Mastercard & Visa Card by Nobody: 4:39pm On Jul 15, 2014
Wat of fcmb mastercard
Re: DIY Importation Guide: Recommendations On Mastercard & Visa Card by Innovation4real: 3:50am On Jul 16, 2014
Nt know much abt fcmb.
Re: DIY Importation Guide: Recommendations On Mastercard & Visa Card by ozycy: 12:12pm On Jul 22, 2014
britnex: Wat of fcmb mastercard
. Dats wat I use, very much accepted on ebay, Amazon, aliexpress, PayPal, but na Fcmb Mastercard dollar account o.
Re: DIY Importation Guide: Recommendations On Mastercard & Visa Card by ecash2: 1:30pm On Jul 22, 2014
thanks for this trend , it's long awaiting..

I like to purchase from sites like www.1688.com can anyone tell me how I can register and make payment on that sites... screenshot if possible... thanks in advance....
Re: DIY Importation Guide: Recommendations On Mastercard & Visa Card by Thespecialone(m): 8:32am On Jul 23, 2014
ecash2: thanks for this trend , it's long awaiting..

I like to purchase from sites like www.1688.com can anyone tell me how I can register and make payment on that sites... screenshot if possible... thanks in advance....
1688.com is an e-commerce site for chinese residents and registration is verified by using a chinese number. Payment is made in Chinese Yuan effectively locking out non chinese residents. However, if you really want to purchase from 1688.com, click on the link in my signature. That's our playground.
Re: DIY Importation Guide: Recommendations On Mastercard & Visa Card by ecash2: 5:27pm On Jul 24, 2014
anyone with useful information please reply
ecash2: thanks for this trend , it's long awaiting..
I like to purchase from sites like www.1688.com can anyone tell me how I can register and make payment on that sites... screenshot if possible... thanks in advance....
anyone with useful information please reply
Re: DIY Importation Guide: Recommendations On Mastercard & Visa Card by Jamexjulius(m): 5:39pm On Jul 24, 2014
pls...hw do i apply for Access bank`s VISA CARD.....thnks
Re: DIY Importation Guide: Recommendations On Mastercard & Visa Card by Innovation4real: 8:43am On Jul 25, 2014
Jamexjulius: pls...hw do i apply for Access bank`s VISA CARD.....thnks
It's just by going 2 any of their branches n tell them u want 2 obtain their visa card: dis is premised on d fact u already hv acct wt them.

Though they may want 2 push u 4 their master card since they benefit more frm d charges bt insist on visa card. This was my experience wt Ecobank.

Hope dis helps
Re: DIY Importation Guide: Recommendations On Mastercard & Visa Card by mrtnt: 8:58am On Jul 25, 2014
ecash2: thanks for this trend , it's long awaited.....make payment on that sites... screenshot if possible... thanks in advance....
Can any1 help wt step by step screenshots on hw 2 make pymnt on dose chinese portals even aliexpress vis-a-vis master card/visa card?
Re: DIY Importation Guide: Recommendations On Mastercard & Visa Card by tonjeola(m): 9:46am On Jul 25, 2014
Get a mastercard from 4corners alliance is accepted worldwide.
visit: www.winwithdeston.com
Re: DIY Importation Guide: Recommendations On Mastercard & Visa Card by Thespecialone(m): 11:11pm On Jul 29, 2014
Visa Card generally has cheaper rates than Master Card though the actual rates differ from Bank to Bank. This link below would give you an idea of the rates.


www.visaeurope.com/en/cardholders/exchange_rates.aspx
Re: DIY Importation Guide: Recommendations On Mastercard & Visa Card by OdogwuMike(m): 8:47am On Jul 30, 2014
Hello, I want 2 tank for creating dis thread as i hav bin lookin for such as dis, now my qustns are: (1) as a beginner of internet busines nd an ecobank customer, wht card do u feel I shud apply for as i want venture into, online importation, domain sale, and football betting. Again I hav bin givin advice 2 open acct on uba or gtbank as dey ar mor reliable, do u feel i shud do it or simply apply via my eco bank. Pls urgently advice me in general, as am very new 2 al dis. Tank u nd God bless
Re: DIY Importation Guide: Recommendations On Mastercard & Visa Card by miztarromeo: 9:51am On Jul 30, 2014
OdogwuMike: Hello, I want 2 tank for creating dis thread as i hav bin lookin for such as dis, now my qustns are: (1) as a beginner of internet busines nd an ecobank customer, wht card do u feel I shud apply for as i want venture into, online importation, domain sale, and football betting. Again I hav bin givin advice 2 open acct on uba or gtbank as dey ar mor reliable, do u feel i shud do it or simply apply via my eco bank. Pls urgently advice me in general, as am very new 2 al dis. Tank u nd God bless

Plz sum1 shud ansa d quex above, I also want d ansas
Re: DIY Importation Guide: Recommendations On Mastercard & Visa Card by Bobbyjay001(m): 10:37am On Jul 30, 2014
I operate two accounts. One each with FCMB and ECOBANK (They are both savings account). I want to go into mini importation very soon. Which of the banks' master card will you advice i get for smooth transaction?
Re: DIY Importation Guide: Recommendations On Mastercard & Visa Card by tonjeola(m): 10:41am On Jul 30, 2014
miztarromeo:

Plz sum1 shud ansa d quex above, I also want d ansas
OdogwuMike: Hello, I want 2 tank for creating dis thread as i hav bin lookin for such as dis, now my qustns are: (1) as a beginner of internet busines nd an ecobank customer, wht card do u feel I shud apply for as i want venture into, online importation, domain sale, and football betting. Again I hav bin givin advice 2 open acct on uba or gtbank as dey ar mor reliable, do u feel i shud do it or simply apply via my eco bank. Pls urgently advice me in general, as am very new 2 al dis. Tank u nd God bless
go for Access Bank visa
Re: DIY Importation Guide: Recommendations On Mastercard & Visa Card by miztarromeo: 11:08am On Jul 30, 2014
tonjeola:
go for Access Bank visa

Is it dat itz nt advisable to use ecobank?
Re: DIY Importation Guide: Recommendations On Mastercard & Visa Card by tonjeola(m): 11:10am On Jul 30, 2014
Bobbyjay001: I operate two accounts. One each with FCMB and ECOBANK (They are both savings account). I want to go into mini importation very soon. Which of the banks' master card will you advice i get for smooth transaction?
go for FCMB
Re: DIY Importation Guide: Recommendations On Mastercard & Visa Card by Bobbyjay001(m): 11:46am On Jul 30, 2014
Thank u n God bless
Re: DIY Importation Guide: Recommendations On Mastercard & Visa Card by mrtnt: 11:38pm On Jul 30, 2014
Pls help.
1. I now hv First bank Mastercard, Diamond Visa card & Ecobank Mastercard. Pls which is more suitable for use on Aliexpress?

2. With first bank facilitating opening of pay-pal acct. wt their mastercard, can one now pay on ebay wt dis medium?

Thnk u.
Re: DIY Importation Guide: Recommendations On Mastercard & Visa Card by mrtnt: 3:09am On Aug 09, 2014
mrtnt: Pls help.
1. I now hv First bank Mastercard, Diamond Visa card & Ecobank Mastercard. Pls which is more suitable for use on Aliexpress?

2. With first bank facilitating opening of pay-pal acct. wt their mastercard, can one now pay on ebay wt dis medium?

Thnk u.
Haba, my pple. Like I'm posting dis in a wrong thread? No response yet all these days?
Re: DIY Importation Guide: Recommendations On Mastercard & Visa Card by Thespecialone(m): 11:40am On Aug 09, 2014
mrtnt:
Haba, my pple. Like I'm posting dis in a wrong thread? No response yet all these days?
diamond visa

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Re: DIY Importation Guide: Recommendations On Mastercard & Visa Card by mrtnt: 12:22pm On Aug 10, 2014
Thespecialone: diamond visa
Thnks a lot for d tip.

But sir, is it d same as their ATM card which hs VISA inscription on it? Or there's another card they exclusively call VISA?

If it is d same ATM card, pls do I need 2 do any other activation with d bank on it b4 I enable it for aliexpress pymnt? Pls adv. asap
Re: DIY Importation Guide: Recommendations On Mastercard & Visa Card by mrtnt: 12:32pm On Aug 10, 2014
Innovation4real: Let d gurus in d house permit me 2 open dis thread which intends 2 answer all enquiries / questions ONLY about MasterCard, Visa Card, etc. as well as sharing of experiences.

. Any question ONLY on cards.....

Many intending mini-importers hv bn asking same questions at diff. times on d popular DIY Guide Free Seasons yet more major issues on importation are over-taking d answers.

May we then use dis thread to MAINLY look at Card issues.
@Ymodulus, etc. Pls make dis thread lively naw........
Re: DIY Importation Guide: Recommendations On Mastercard & Visa Card by Thespecialone(m): 12:42pm On Aug 10, 2014
mrtnt:
Thnks a lot for d tip.

But sir, is it d same as their ATM card which hs VISA inscription on it? Or there's another card they exclusively call VISA?

If it is d same ATM card, pls do I need 2 do any other activation with d bank on it b4 I enable it for aliexpress pymnt? Pls adv. asap
same card, change your iPin at the ATM before using on aliex.
Re: DIY Importation Guide: Recommendations On Mastercard & Visa Card by mrtnt: 5:09pm On Aug 10, 2014
Thespecialone: same card, change your iPin at the ATM before using on aliex.
Thnks bros esp. 4 prompt response.

Now, to use it on aliexpress, is there anything 2 still do like verification, registration or activation? Or it's just "plug & play"?

Pls, afta having change d iPin on Atm, is there any where 2 use d iPin on aliexpress portal?

Thnks in adv.
Re: DIY Importation Guide: Recommendations On Mastercard & Visa Card by maxibrainz: 6:02pm On Aug 10, 2014
What is the current exchange rate for gtb master card,fcmb,fidelity and access visa card, thanks
Re: DIY Importation Guide: Recommendations On Mastercard & Visa Card by Thespecialone(m): 6:21pm On Aug 10, 2014
mrtnt:
Thnks bros esp. 4 prompt response.

Now, to use it on aliexpress, is there anything 2 still do like verification, registration or activation? Or it's just "plug & play"?

Pls, afta having change d iPin on Atm, is there any where 2 use d iPin on aliexpress portal?

Thnks in adv.
Be proactive and send the required documents to security at aliexpress.com with the subject request for verification. Yes, initially you will be prompted for the iPin when making purchases.
Re: DIY Importation Guide: Recommendations On Mastercard & Visa Card by mrtnt: 7:33pm On Aug 10, 2014
Thespecialone: Be proactive and send the required documents to security at aliexpress.com with the subject request for verification.
Thnks bros 4 ur response.

Pls I hv 2 ask more, since it seems u are d only1 online at d moment.

Pls what are d so-called required documents?
Re: DIY Importation Guide: Recommendations On Mastercard & Visa Card by Ymodulus: 11:01pm On Aug 10, 2014
CARDs PAYMENT and ONLINE TRANSACTION. Mini - IMPORTERS / MAxi - IMPORTERS. The way forward.


1. Online Payment online on any international merchant site can be done with only VISA or MASTERCARD.

-VIsa card could be VISA DOLLAR CARD or NAIRA VISA DEBIT PREPAID CARD

-MasterCard could be MASTER DOLLAR CARD or NAIRA MASTER DEBIT CARD

2. Difference between Master / Visa card ?

Well differences are not much but are very Vital.

a. Cheaper Exchange Rate: Visa Cards are generally cheaper on exchange rate values to MasterCard.

b. Extra Added Security: Visa Card have Verified By Visa also know as Internet Pin(Ipin). This pin is like your ATM pin but this time its for online transactions only. when you pick up another person Visa Card to use for online transaction on a different Aliexpress Account. I have noticed Aliexpress always prompt for the IPin. this is to ensure you are the holder of have real permission to use that card.

However I can't say same for mastercard. to activate this feature for MasterCard you have to work to your bank and get what is known as activation code. and so on.

in conclusion. on terms of security Visa wins for me.


3. Bank with best Master / Visa Card??


Well in my own experience there is no best Bank MasterCard or Visa Card as the best today might be the worst tomorrow.
However some banks have been known to excellent more better than some on Card Services.


Before we use to know MASTERCARD / VISACARD fro UBA , Zenith FirstBank as one of the best but today things have changed. This is where consistency comes in. enough of the talks.

Banks with better CARD SERVICES are

1. ACCESS BANK ----- VISACARD. --- Cheapest Exchange Rate around $161

2. FirstBank. -- VISA CARD -- Cheaper Than Access ( However not popular and problematic. around $158


3. ECOBANK -- VISA CARD -- Around $164-165

4. ZENITH BANK. -- MASTER CARD -- Around $165

5. GTBANK. -- MASTERCARD. -- Around $166-168 (Gtbank are thieves just one glorified bank)

6. UBA -- MASTERCARD / VISA -- AROUND $170 (please stay off this bank ATM for your own good. please run if you have to do. have nothing to do with this bank)

7. STANBIC BANK --- MASTERCARD -- Around $165

8. SKYEBANK. -- I have not seen or heard about it been used.

9. VISA BANK -- Same as Skye


In my own opinion cheaper exchange rate is not all that matters but good online banking platform. As a mini importer or business man you must embrace E- Banking. Just imagine you transferring money to your shipping agents, clients etc.

When it comes to online bank transfer or banking the following banks rule.

1. ACCESS BANK both Mobile and Desktop bank platform is just too great. Instant fast transfer and quick review.

2. Diamond BANK. Hulalala. they are fire.

You can Google search about the above two banks and see what am talking about.

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