The GT Bank dollar mastercard is the dollar kind of GT Bank mastercard. It's makes for easy transaction online in dollar unlike it's naira counterpart which have to be converted to dollar once transactions are made.
Bills online could be effected with this type of mastercard. The GT bank dollar debit card is customized with the name of it's owner. The card number & expiry date appear at the front of the card while the 3 digit Card Validation Value (CVV2) is printed on the reverse side of the card.
If you already have a domicilliary(dollar) account with GTBank, then getting a mastercard dollar card is quite easy. It is neccessary to state here that your domiciliary account is not linked with the card. A seperate account is created for the card.
If you don't have a GT bank domicilliary dollar account, the follow documents are needed to get it at a branch:
How to get a GT bank dollar mastercard
₹ Completed (USD) Domiciliary account form,
₹ 2 (Two) Referees,
₹ 1 (one) recent passport photograph,
₹ a recent Utility Bill,
₹ a copy of your Driver’s License or International Passport and,
₹ minimum opening balance of $50.
Find your way to a GTBank branch to fill the GTBank Dollar Debit MasterCard application form with an assurance of about $50 in your GTBank domiciliary account.
Alternatively, for an application form to be sent to you via emai, you need to make a request to youur bank. Fill and scan back to your GTBank account manager.
After making a submittion, you will be notified either by call or SMS when your dollar card is ready. (It usually take about one week after submittion of application).
A default pin is made for the card but you MUST ensure you activate the card before changing the default PIN. Once you get the card, activate it by calling GTCONNECT after which you can proceed to change the PIN.
Alternatively, you can just ask any customer care staff at the bank to direct you to where you can call card services for the activation of your card. Upon calling the GTBank card services rep, you will ask for your bank account number, date of birth, number of accounts on your GTBank profile, name of the last person that paid into your account and amount, the most recent payment you made on your account just to confirm your ownership of the account. You will be told to wait for some minutes before changing the PIN.
Once your PiN is changed, you can use your card for any type of online transactions universally. Validity of the dollar card is 2 years. Transaction Limits
₹ ATM Withdrawal: $1000 (or equivalent in the local currency of any transaction)
₹ POS: No Limit
₹ Online: No Limit
₹ Card Issuance Fee: $20
₹ Annual Fee: $18
₹ ATM Withdrawals: $3.50 per withdrawal
₹ POS & Online transactions: Free
₹ POS cash advance: $6.25 + 0.1% of transaction amount
Other dollar cards by different banks abound but GTBank's own is the most sought for and proved problem free. Others are either not used for deposits in Nigeria or some other problem. Besides such, other dollar mastercards that may abound may beats the one issued by GTB maybe in terms of charges.