P-card from Hellenic bank and Flickr Pro

Vladimir told me about this new cool offering from Hellenic BankP-card, so I went to the bank today to see if I can get it.

Basically, P-card is a regular debit card. It is not connected to any of your accounts though, which is a nice thing if you want to use it on the web. The amount debited can be anywhere from 15 CYP and 500 CYP. If you run out of money, you can debit more. The P-card is for electronic use only, which is good enough if you ask me – web, ATMs both local and abroad, and shopping point of sale systems – are all good.

Applying for the card is extremely easy. Any clerk of any branch can issue the card in about 10 minutes. All you have to do is present and ID card or passport and debit either cash or from your account. The good thing is that you can even use P-card to give someone else money, like a gift for example.

I decided to start with a 50 CYP card, debitted from my account. I have received a package that contained the card itself, PIN, the copy of terms and conditions, and a bonus CYTA So-Easy 5 CYP card. Not bad.

I have also tried if the card worked on the web and didn’t have any problems. I have purchased myself a two year Flickr Pro account. By the way, I have a couple of ideas on how I am going to use it extensively in a very near future.

Resume: if you need a quick, simple, and secure way to buy stuff on the web or via other electronic means, get yourself a P-card from Hellenic bank. That’s a really good option.

9 thoughts on “P-card from Hellenic bank and Flickr Pro”

  1. Hi, I’m havin trubbles here with my card, no it is not that it doesn’t work or something. It’s just since you have mentioned how cool they are, I tought that you may know how to use them in the web, cause I have no idea, and unfortunately Hellenic doesn’t support about it, at least in my branch.

    I wonder if you could hel me.
    Thanks in advance.
    Ivan S.

  2. Hi IvanS,

    Using P-Cards to buy stuff on the web is very easy. Use the number and expiration date as written on the card. You can use any name with it and it will authorize. In case some shop asks you for the CCV number – use the last three digits from the number on the back of the card. That’s it!

      1. Today I asked about Statements for P-Card and a lady told me – you can visit a hellenic bank branch and ask for statement. They will print it for you.

        Another option she has mentioned – there should be an option in ATM to ask for last 10 operations on your P-Card. I haven’t try it so I can only believe that’s possible.

  3. Yes they do work with paypal – just do as Tomas suggested and go to the bank and explain what you want – they can give you the transaction coed that paypal have sent you – they are well used to it now and it shoudl be no problem. Just make sure you leve a few days between setting up the paypal account and asking at the bank :-)

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