Who are we ?

MF-TEL, a French company based in Allauch, designs, manufactures and operates prepaid bank card programmes in partnership with leading financial institutions, bank processors and card manufacturers.

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Founded in 2005

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Capital of €2,161,353

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Technological innovation

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Network of leading partners

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In-house customer service

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Prepaid card programmes distributed at 40,000 sales outlets

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No. 1 prepaid card operator in France since 2009

Security

PIN and card stop centre available 24 hours a day on 0033 (0)1 53 88 22 74(1).
Manage your children’s pocket money and keep track of their spending by setting up parental control in your customer area.

Economy

Stay in total control of your budget: your spending is limited to the amount you have loaded onto your Transcash Mastercard.
Send money immediately, free of charge to your loved ones*.

Simplicity

Pay all your phone bills, mobile phone company, internet box provider, EDF, etc.* Make purchases and withdraw your money from all ATMs affiliated to the Mastercard network in France or abroad (according to the General Terms and Conditions of Sale and Use). Receive bank transfers regularly or occasionally from a third party, your employer or your welfare organisation (download account details/IBAN in your customer area).

Liberty

The services of a payment card without having to open a bank account!
Shop in total discretion as your purchases are not linked to your usual bank account. No commitment is required from you.
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Our acceptance network

For 50 years, Mastercard has been changing the way the world issues and receives payments.
Innovation is central to its history.

Every day, all over the world, Mastercard uses its technology and expertise to make transactions faster, easier, safer and smarter.

Use your Transcash Mastercard®:

  • in hundreds of countries and regions
  • with millions of merchants worldwide
  • at millions of ATMs

Got a question?

In order to activate your Black Card in the ACCESS Formula , you must first select a category from the list below.  This category will determine the nature of your purchases.

Each category is associated with a code from 0 to 9. This code is required in order to activate your Card.

Important information:

  • If you make a mistake, you can change the category just one time at www.transcash.fr in the “my account” section, so long as you have not completed any transactions.
  • To no longer be limited to a single category and make payments and withdrawals throughout the Mastercard global network, bear in mind that you can switch to the ESSENTIAL Formula free of charge at any time (by providing your identity document) or to the MAX Formula (by providing your proof of identity and residence) in the “my account” 
    section.
Liste of available categories
0 Advertisements

(online advertisements, social networks,  online payment solutions, customer support, marketing and advertising tools, online press, etc.)

Example : LeBonCoin, Facebook, Mediapart, PAP, Amazon Prime and classifieds in newspapers (dailies and weeklies), etc.

5 Personal services

(associations, dating sites, postal services, delivery services, fines and tax stamps, vehicle registration documents, financial services and personal loans, consultancy companies for individuals and professionals, etc.)

Example: Infogreffe, Fines, Cartes Grises.net, Tax Stamps, Embassies, Bailiffs, Lawyers, Cofidis, Lydia, Sedomicilier.com, DemanderJustice.com, Legalstart.fr, Wengo, Tisseo, Emmaüs, Just Eat, etc.

1 Electronics and Telecoms

(telephone and internet operators, sports channel subscriptions, music platform subscriptions, film and TV series platform subscriptions, mobile and TV applications, internet hosting and solutions, computer equipment and software, computer maintenance and services, video conferencing and instant messaging applications, etc.)

Example : Netflix, SFR, Orange, Free, Deezer, Boulanger, Lokeo, Fnac, OVH, Canal Sat, Apple, etc.

6 Travel and Transport

(fuel, tolls, trains, planes, hotels,  seasonal rentals, car rentals, taxis and chauffeur-driven vehicles, urban transport: metro, shuttle bus and tram, parking spaces and car parks, etc.)

Example : SNCF, Ouigo, ChauffeurPrivé, RTM, RATP, Air France, Vueling, Vinci, ADP Roissy, B&B hotels, Ibis, Kyriad, Novotel, B&B Hotels, Formule 1, Station U, Esso, Total, Avia, BP, Autoroutes, Parkings, etc.

2 House and Home Improvements

(DIY and decoration, pet shops, garden centres, energy suppliers, marketplaces, household appliances, furniture, insurance, etc.)

Example : Vente-Privée, Showroom privé, Rue du commerce, Cdiscount, Amazon France, Ebay, Direct Energie, EDF, Paypal, Weldom, Leroy Merlin, Castorama, etc.

7 Fashion

(clothes, ready-to-wear, shoes, household linen, leather goods, etc.)

Example : Primark, Blancheporte, Etam, Brandalley, Kiabi, H&M, Asos, Boohoo, Shein, Lacoste, Zara, Celio, Pimkie, C&A, Tati, Chaussea, Stokomani, Jennyfer, etc.

3 Food and Gastronomy

(bars, cafés, brasseries and restaurants, fast-food outlets, bakeries and pastry shops, butchers, home deliveries, food shops, mini-markets, supermarkets and hypermarkets, market halls, grocery shops, caterers, etc.)

Example : Deliveroo, Distributeurs Selecta, Nespresso, Burger King, Mc Donald’s, Quick, Auchan, Carrefour, Leclerc, Monoprix, Hyper U, Géant, Franprix, Leader Price, Lidl, Boulangeries, Bars et Cafés, Restaurants, Épiceries, etc.

8 Beauty, Hygiene and Health

(pharmacies and parapharmacies, beauty shops, perfumeries, spas, massages, beauty institutes, beauticians, body and face care (manicure, pedicure), hairdressers, barbers, beauty box subscriptions, therapy centres, beauty institutes, vets, etc.)

Example : Birchbox, Sephora, Yves Rocher, Jean Louis David, Fitness Park, Marionnaud, Nocibe, Pharmacies, Coiffure, Laboratoires, etc.

4 Leisure and Culture

(sports shops, cinemas, museums, tobacconists,  online gaming and betting, casinos, record shops, bookshops, hobby shops, video clubs, etc.)

Example : Blizzard, Steam, Décathlon, GO Sport, Intersport, Cultura, UGC, Pathé, Meetic, FDJ, PMU, Winamax, Unibet, Betclic,Tabacs, Maison de la presse, etc.

9 Automotive

(repairs, accessories, garages, cleaning companies, etc.)

Example : Oscaro, Mister Auto, Allo Pneus, Norauto, Feu Vert,

This list is shown for indicative purposes only. Some retailers reserve the right (without consulting us) not to accept prepaid payment cards.

REMINDER: On the ACCESS Formula, your Transcash card is only accepted for payments and withdrawals at shops and online stores located in France (including Overseas Departments and Territories).

  • Online (24/7) :

Scan or photograph both sides of your valid identity document (European National Identity Card, French or foreign passport, French residence permit) Save it on your computer or mobile/tablet Go to www.transcash.fr section “my account ” Click on “Change Formula” in the “Card management” section and choose the ESSENTIAL Formula. Follow the instructions shown on the screen When you send your identity document from your “my account” area, it will be verified and validated by our team in just a few seconds.

  • By email :

Scan or photograph your valid identity document front and back (European National Identity Card, French or foreign Passport or French residence permit) Save them to your computer or mobile/tablet Email them to [email protected] specifying your pack number When you send these documents by email, they will be verified and validated within 7 business days.

Yes.

After purchasing products/services from a merchant (in store or online), you can present your Transcash card to them in order to receive a refund under the terms defined by the said merchant.

Refund after making a purchase with one of your Transcash cards (Black or Red) :
The refund amount will be credited to the Transcash card you presented to the merchant in accordance with the merchant’s refund policy and after deduction of the applicable fees set out in article 35 of our General Terms and Conditions of Sale.

Refund after making a purchase with a third party payment method (other than your Transcash cards):
The refund amount will be credited to the Transcash card you presented to the merchant in accordance with the merchant’s refund policy and after deduction of the applicable fees set out in article 35 of our General Terms and Conditions of Sale.

Important information :
Merchant refunds up to €100 are automatically credited to your Transcash card’s “available balance” within 2 to 3 business days.
For security reasons, merchant refunds of more than €100 are not automatically credited to your Transcash card’s “available balance”.
If you have received a refund of more than €100, please report this to our Finance Department by sending an email to [email protected] , stating the last 4 digits of your card number, the name of the merchant and the expected refund amount.
You may be asked to provide proof of purchase for the refund amount if the purchase was initiated with a card other than your Transcash card.

contact customer services

0033 (0)1 53 88 22 76 (Standard-rate call)

➡ Call centre open from Monday to Saturday, 9 am to 7 pm (excluding public holidays)

➡ Our agents are available to answer all your questions from Monday to Friday