Helping you find the best fuel card
As one of the leading independent fuel card providers in the UK and Ireland, we can tailor our solutions to match your requirements. Today we will cover what you should consider to compare fuel cards.
What are fuel cards?
To begin, you need to understand what fuel cards are.
A fuel card is a payment method used by businesses with company vehicles to purchase fuel. Fuel cards are unique in that they offer access to thousands of sites, cost savings and interest free credit.
They enable owners, fleet managers and financial managers to monitor fuel spend, set limits and manage their entire fleet.
Why compare fuel cards?
As with every business decision, it’s important to check out the market and all your options.
Comparing fuel cards enables you to check what other providers can offer, get the best deal plus weigh up your options.
What to consider when comparing fuel cards
- Cost of fuel
- Card fees
- Locating sites
- Admin and reporting
1. Cost of fuel
One of the most important things to consider is the price of fuel.
There’s a lot more to this than just the headline price.
Many suppliers will offer you a fantastic price at a few sites – some which might be hundreds of miles from where you are based. Whereas, the Fuelwise Fuel Card offers one price valid at every site on our network.
If you operate across different jurisdictions then you need to consider exchange rates as well.
Find out what your price would be with Fuelwise by requesting a fuel card price quote.
2. Card Fees
Every fuel card provider have fees that they apply.
Some apply there through a fee for transactions, others through an annual card charge.
While some suppliers say they have no fees, these are applied elsewhere. An example would be only a fantastic price at only a few sites.
At Fuelwise we have two fees;
- Guard Card: optional fuel card insurance at €0.99 per card per month covering the loss of up to 20,000 litres
- Annual Card Charge: €/£15 per card per year, covered by Fuelwise for the first year of your account
When comparing fuel cards it is important to examine everything and it is worth requesting a set of fees from every supplier.
3. Locating Sites
Finding sites is essential to use your fuel card.
With Fuelwise you are never far from one of our sites as we have over 5,000 nationwide.
Finding these is easy when using our online site locator, read more about where you can use fuel cards.
4. Admin and Reporting
One of the main benefits of fuel cards is that they reduce admin as invoices come VAT approved, removing the need to collect receipts.
We’ve all been there when we have a lost an invoice and need a copy. This is where your fleet management system comes into play.
A fuel card supplier should supply you with a system to manage your cards, create transaction reports and access admin items such as invoices.
Our system is called Velocity Fleet and is included free of charge with your account.
It is accessible on both Desktop and Mobile, allowing you to manage your account anywhere.
It is important to consider what integrations are available when comparing fuel cards.
For example, can you manage your daily vehicle checks or GPS Tracking in the one system?
Choose Fuelwise Fuel Cards for your business
The Fuelwise Fuel Card is a business fuel card for Ireland and the UK. It is designed for small and large businesses, providing a safe, secure and convenient method for purchasing fuel. Whether you have one vehicle or 100, you can experience the great benefits listed below at over 1,450 fuel stations across Ireland, plus a further 3,600+ sites in NI and UK.
Fuel Card Reviews
When comparing fuel cards one important step is to consider real customer feedback.
We have a dedicated blog post containing Fuelwise Fuel Card reviews.
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