Another way of paying for your purchases - An all-new Visa Desjardins prepaid card

LÉVIS, QC, May 14, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Combining all the conveniences of a credit card with the advantages of a debit card, the new Visa Desjardins prepaid card offers you a new way to make your purchases.

The Visa Desjardins prepaid and reloadable card is an alternative for people who cannot have or do not want a credit card. You can use it to make purchases online, abroad and in stores that accept Visa.

When abroad, the prepaid card offers you the benefit of withdrawing funds in the local currency from ATMs and with Visa's Zero Liability policy in case of fraud or theft, you can travel with peace of mind.

"We're positive that this new payment method will encourage sound financial habits," says André Chatelain, vice-president and general manager of Desjardins Card Services. "For instance, your child could be travelling abroad for a school trip. Instead of pocket money, you can give them a prepaid card. That way, you can keep an eye on purchases with the transaction history and reload the card through AccèsD, the Desjardins transaction website."

Visa Canada is excited to team up with Desjardins to offer consumers this brand new alternative payment method. The prepaid card also enables users to manage their finances more closely as it can be reloaded with the exact amount they want to spend.

The Visa Desjardins prepaid card comes with a host of advantages, plus it is the only card of its kind that offers reloads, withdrawals and transactions at no extra cost.

About Desjardins Group

Desjardins Group is the leading cooperative financial group in Canada with assets over $200 billion. Drawing on the strength of its caisse network in Québec and Ontario and its subsidiaries across Canada, it offers a full range of financial products and services to its members and clients. Desjardins specializes in Wealth Management and Life and Health Insurance, in Property and Casualty Insurance, in Personal Services, in Business and Institutional Services. Best Corporate Citizen in Canada for 2012 and among Canada's Top 100 Employers, Desjardins is supported by the skills of its 44,942 employees and the commitment of 5,268 elected officers. Desjardins members and the general public are invited to visit Desjardins Group's education and cooperation program website at

SOURCE: Desjardins Group

For further information:

(for journalists only):
Nathalie Genest, Spokesperson
Desjardins Group
514-281-7275 or 1 866-866-7000, ext. 7275


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