Production a metal card isn’t especially eco-friendly. That’s why the Permit expires after six years rather of four years. It is also made of recyclable product (although I’m unsure it’s that easy to recycle a metal card with a chip, a magnetic stripe and an NFC antenna after it expires).
Besides that, the Permit works basically like the Travel Card While Bunq uses conventional bank accounts, you can buy a Travel Card or a Permit and keep your existing checking account.
The Permit is a Mastercard without any forex cost. The business uses the standard Mastercard exchange rate however doesn’t include any markup charge.
While the Green Card is a charge card, it doesn’t work like regular credit cards. You don’t get a direct debit on your bank account when a month to cover your credit limit. Rather, you need to open the Bunq app and top up your Bunq account– topping up your account with another card may incur some fees, more information here If you do not have enough money on your account, the deal gets declined like a debit card.
The Travel Card expenses EUR9. The Green Card costs EUR99 per year.99 per ATM withdrawal but you get 10 complimentary withdrawals with the Green Card.
The business is offering a minimal edition today with “Creators Edition” etched in the top right corner however the very first batch is nearly sold out: