In a previous post I vented frustrations with Money Mart and their Titanium+ Prepaid Visa card. This is an update.
On March 26 I received my BMO Prepaid Travel Mastercard. Activation via their web site is fairly simple.
Documentation that comes with the card indicates that I may add money to this card online from either a BMO account or, if I am with a different bank, set it up as a bill payment. My main bank is TD Canada Trust. I quickly find out that TD Canada Trust will not let me pay money to a BMO Prepaid Travel Card. TD Canada Trust is usually very helpful, but not this time.
Since TD Canada Trust is unable to help me load the card, I decided to open an account with BMO. The process was fairly painless and the lady I met with was very helpful.
My Titanium+ Prepaid Visa from Money Mart continues to be a royal pain. Most noticeably for Internet transactions that require an address. Often these transactions are rejected even though the address is entered correctly.
I am in the process of migrating all credit card transactions over to my new BMO Prepaid Travel Mastercard.
Look for a conclusion post on this topic in a few weeks.