Fuel Cards 101: UK & Irish Fuel Card Supplier

Whether you’re a business owner or a fleet manager, finding the right fuel card provider can help save your company valuable time and money. With so many options available in the UK and Irish market, it can be difficult to know where to start. Fear not! In this blog post, we’ll guide you through everything you need to know about fuel cards – from how they work to choosing the right supplier for your needs.

Fuel Cards

Introduction To Fuel Cards

A fuel card is a type of payment card that can be used to purchase fuel at participating filling stations. Fuel cards are a convenient way to pay for diesel without having to carry cash or use credit and debit cards. They also provide businesses with a way to track and manage employee fuel purchases.

It’s important to understand how Irish Fuel Prices and UK Fuel Prices work so that you can understand how prices are determined.

What Do Fuel Cards Offer?

The average business in the UK spends over £1,500 per year on fuel, so it’s no surprise that fuel cards are becoming an increasingly popular method to pay for petrol and diesel. Fuel cards offer businesses a number of benefits, including the ability to track and control spending, manage cash flow and take advantage of discounts at participating fuel stations.

Fuel cards work in a similar way to credit cards, but with a few key differences. First, fuel cards are specifically designed for use at fuel stations – so you can’t use them to make purchases other than fuel. Secondly, fuel cards offer discounts on fuel prices, which will save your business money every time you fill up.

Benefits of Fuel Cards for Businesses

Fuel cards offer businesses a number of advantages and benefits, making them a popular choice for business owners and operators. Here are some of the key benefits of using fuel cards:

  1. Cost savings: Fuel cards help businesses save money on fuel costs by providing discounts at participating petrol stations. This can be a significant saving for businesses that use a lot of fuel.
  2. Convenience: Fuel cards make it easy and convenient for businesses to purchase fuel, as they can be used at most fuel stations across the UK and Ireland. This saves businesses time and hassle when it comes to refueling their vehicles.
  3. Flexibility: Fuel cards offer businesses flexibility in terms of how they purchase fuel, as they can choose from a range of different payment options including credit, debit or prepaid card. This means businesses can find the option that best suits their needs.
  4. Security: Fuel cards provide businesses with peace of mind as they offer security features such as PIN protection and transaction tracking. This means businesses can keep an eye on their fuel spending and ensure only authorised personnel are using the card.

How Do Fuel Cards Work?

Using a fuel card is very simple and very similar to a credit or debit card:

  1. Arrive at a fuel station included on the fuel card network
  2. Fill up your vehicle with the amount of fuel required
  3. Present your fuel card to the petrol station cashier
  4. When prompted, enter your four digit PIN
  5. If you wish you can provide your registration and and mileage
  6. The cashier will then process the transaction via the fuel card
  7. Depending on the site you may be asked to provide your signature

Compare Fuel Cards

There are a few things you should take into account when choosing a fuel card, such as how much you spend on fuel, what type of fuel you use, and whether you want a card that offers discounts or rewards.

We have compared some Irish fuel card suppliers in the table below:

Fuelwise Fuel Cards

DCI Fuel Cards

CSC Fuel Cards

Morgan Fuel Card






Site Network

5,250 sites

1,733 sites

4,400 sites

3,200 sites

Online Tools

Velocity Fleet

Velocity Fleet

CSC Online


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Account Setup Fee





Trustpilot Reviews Score


Do Fuel Cards Save You Money?

The simple answer is YES! Check out our dedicated post where we discuss some of the ways that fuel cards will save you money.

Improve On Your Current Fuel Card

As with every change in life, we all want to progress to the next step.

This can be achieved in receiving value for money, access to more sites or higher levels of customer service.

Get started by requesting a diesel price quote today or comparing fuel cards.

Where To Use Fuel Cards

With over 5,250 UK and Irish fuel card locations to choose from, it’s not uncommon to ask, ‘where can I use my fuel card?’

The fuel stations that you choose to use will depend on the requirements of your vehicles and where you are. Depending on how your business operates you may need refueling sites that are regional or national. You also need to take into consideration your vehicles, if your fleet contains HGVs then you need sites that offer HGV refueling facilities.

Use our online site locator to find fuel stations that accept fuel cards.

Fuelwise Fuel Cards

The Fuelwise Fuel Card is the leading and best rated fuel card in the UK and Ireland. 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 1,500 fuel stations across Ireland, plus a further 3,750 sites in Northern Ireland and the UK. Your Fuelwise Fuel Card is accepted at all major brands including Circle K, Maxol, Texaco, Top Oil, ESSO, Applegreen and leading supermarkets. Many of these sites are HGV friendly and operate 24-hour opening hours. Fuelwise is trusted by thousands of businesses in NI & ROI as their preferred fuel card supplier. Learn more about European Fuel Cards.

Fuel Cards

Satisfaction Guaranteed

Fuelwise is the rated UK and Irish fuel card provider, based on Trustpilot scores.

This is an indication of the commitment we have made to provide the highest possible levels of customer service.

How To Get Fuel Cards?

To get fuel cards for your business you need to complete an application.

The application only takes one minute to complete and can be found below.


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    Dominic Dysart
    Why our customers choose Fuelwise
    VES Transport

    VES Transport

    “I have been using Fuelwise fuel cards for many years and both the product and level of service is exceptional. To manage my business daily I use Velocity to monitor fuel spend and transactions and e-Route helps my drivers find any of the thousands of sites available with the Fuelwise fuel card. My Account Manager is always on hand to help and goes the extra mile to ensure everything is running smoothly”.

    MDE Installations

    MDE Installations

    “Fuelwise is very customer focused and were able to provide what I needed for this project where others couldn’t. The e- Route app helps our engineers find Core sites instead of Non-Core sites which helps with efficiencies and cost savings. Velocity is well managed, and I can create plenty of reports and my Account Manager is always on hand to help. With GPS Tracking built into Velocity I can view distance travelled, speed etc. and driver contact details without having to open another system.”

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