No credit checks. No debt. Just full control of your spending!
Stick to a budget
Introducing your new budget buddy. You can only spend what you’ve already loaded, so you won't be stuck with a bill at the end of the month.
Stay super secure
Even if your card is lost or stolen, no crook can access your cash accounts or rack up charges above and beyond the card balance. You're also protected against unauthorized transactions.
Get one for the kids
No credit check is required, so kids can enjoy the convenience of their own credit card without either of you worrying about overspending.
Moving money onto your card is a snap with ATB Online® or the ATB Personal app. The money moves instantly from your ATB account and there’s no minimum balance.
Once you've loaded funds onto your card, it can be used anywhere Mastercard is accepted. You can use it to make point-of-sale or online purchases, use it internationally or with a mobile wallet for contactless or in-app purchases.
Track your Load & Go balance, automate reloads and review pending transactions through ATB Online and the ATB Personal app.
Key product details
|Maximum load amount||$10,000 daily|
|Maximum card balance||No limit|
|Daily withdrawal limits|| Point-of-Sale (POS): $5,000
Automated Banking Machine (ABM): $3,000
|Additional fees|| Foreign currency conversion fee: 2.9%
Rush card replacement fee: $29
Dishonoured payment fee: $40
The Load & Go Prepaid Mastercard Cardholder Agreement changes on September 1, 2021. Please review the revised Cardholder Agreement and familiarize yourself with the changes.
Frequently Asked Questions
There are key similarities and differences. Like similar cards, our prepaid Mastercard can be loaded with funds from your chequing account but, unlike similar cards, it is not connected to your cash accounts. (In other words, it can't be used like a regular debit card.)
It is a prepaid Mastercard that works anywhere Mastercard is accepted, with a few differences:
• There is no credit limit (because you're not borrowing). You decide how much of your cash you want to load onto it.
• It does nothing to affect your credit rating and no credit checks are required. The only requirement for eligibility is that you're an Alberta resident.
• It's not linked to your cash accounts in any way. This means that thieves/hackers won’t be able to access your account or rack up illicit purchases with your Load & Go, so you can use it with peace of mind.
It's called Mastercard Zero Liability, which means that, if your card is used for an unauthorized transaction, as long as you’ve used reasonable care in safeguarding your card and PIN and you report the loss or theft of your card to ATB Financial immediately after becoming aware of it, you won't be held responsible for fraudulent charges. So you can rest easy. Also, as soon as we learn that your card is stolen, we will cancel it and issue a new one with access to whatever funds you’d already loaded.
It is possible (but unlikely) that a transaction will put your card into a negative balance. As stated in your Load & Go Prepaid Mastercard Cardholder Agreement, if this does happen, you must immediately repay the amount owed.
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ABM withdrawals are converted to Canadian dollars using an exchange rate 2.9% above the exchange rate set by Mastercard International Incorporated (which operates the Cirrus® ATM Network). Some transactions may take a few days to be processed. You’ll be charged the applicable exchange rate on the day your transaction goes through your account, not necessarily the rate on the day you made the transaction.
Cash-like transactions include transactions involved with online gambling, casino purchases and lottery ticket purchases.
Mastercard is a registered trademark, and the circles design is a trademark of Mastercard International Incorporated. Used under license.
Cirrus is a registered trademark of Mastercard International Incorporated. Used under license.
ATB Online is a registered trademark of ATB Financial.