Before learning how to get a fuel card, it’s important to understand what they are and how they work plus what benefits you will receive.
Fuel cards are beneficial for businesses of all sizes who regularly purchase fuel. Getting a fuel card is very simply and it only takes a few minutes to complete the application process. Applying for fuel cards is completely free and in this blog post we will explain how to get a fuel card for every type of business.
Fuel Card Costs
When considering fuel cards it’s important to look at different supplies and weigh up which is best for you. Factors such as card fees and savings are important to consider. Some fuel card suppliers will have a minimum usage criteria and some will even charge you a transaction fee. We recommend researching each supplier thoroughly, thankfully we have put together a comparison of different Irish fuel card suppliers.
Fuel Card Benefits
The most common benefit associated with fuel cards is the savings that you will make. Often the savings will overshadow the other benefits but we have compiled them in a list below:
- VAT approved invoices
- Reduced admin
- Interest free credit
- Greater security
- Free online management tools
- Drivers can gain rewards points at supermarket sites
Fuel Card Application Process
The application process for fuel cards is very straightforward and takes only a matter of minutes to complete. There are some details that different types of organisations will require over others, below you will find what you need to get a fuel card depending on your business type.
You will need to have your company registration number, registered address and directors details ready before applying.
If you are a charity then you will need to have your registered charity number and registered address when completing your fuel card application.
As a sole trader you will need to provide proof of identity that includes your name, date of birth and home address. You will also be asked to provide a utility bill that is from the last six months and matches the details of your proof of identity.
When completing your fuel card application the details of all partners are required, including the names and address of each partner.
Fuel Card Application Form
Now that you know how to get a fuel card, the last step is to apply.
To apply for fuel cards all you have to do is complete the form below.
Our team will then contact you to discuss the next steps and get the other details.