What is a Fuel Card? [2023]

Published 21/01/2021

We often get asked by prospective customers, “what is a fuel card?”.

So, we thought we would put together a short blog post explaining what a fuel card is, some of the benefits you receive and how you can go about applying for your Fuelwise Fuel Card.

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What is a Fuel Card?

A fuel card is an alternative method of payment for drivers that enables owners or managers to track spend, limit usage and help improve the management of your vehicles.

We have been providing fuel and telematics solutions to thousands of companies across the UK and Ireland for over 30 years. Fuelwise cards are accepted at over 5,000 sites across Ireland and the UK, including leading brands such as Circle K, Maxol, Texaco, Top, Esso and motorway Applegreen sites, many which are HGV friendly and operate 24-hour opening hours.

3 features of the card

1. Greater Control

With Fuelwise you can limit the products your drivers can purchase and also limit the amount they spend on a daily or weekly basis. This provides peace of mind that your money is being used appropriately.

2. Reduce Costs

You can reduce your companies fuel costs due to the largest network of sites cards can be used at. Fuelwise fuel cards are accepted at over 5,000 sites across the UK and Ireland at all major brands and large supermarket chains. Due to having a lot more sites than other fuel card suppliers, you can avoid driving miles to a fuel station as you will always have one close by. All of the sites on the Fuelwise Site Network can be found by using e-Route, our online site locator.

3. VAT approved Invoices

When using cash to purchase fuel, you constantly have to chase your drivers for receipts in order to reclaim your VAT. With Fuelwise fuel cards, we provide VAT approved invoices with all transactions collated together. This is helpful to calculate your weekly, monthly or yearly fuel spend and identify high spenders.

What are the benefits?

The benefits of using a Fuelwise Fuel Card include cost savings and reductions in time spent doing admin. We provide you with an industry leading online management system for free and Telematics products that provide extra opportunities to reduce your costs further. Other benefits include increased security and the ability to integrate with GPS Vehicle Tracking.

Who can get a fuel card?

There are many different types of businesses that exist. From limited companies to sole traders, charities and government organisations. Check out our blog post where we cover who is eligible.

Below are some examples of industries that use fuel cards;

  • Construction
  • Retail
  • Services
  • Transport

How can I apply?

You can apply for by completing the form below which takes less than one minute to complete. Alternatively, you can call us on (NI) 028 7032 7800 or (ROI) 081 8181 810.


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    Price Quote

    Alternatively, you can find out how much you will save by receiving a price quote before applying.

    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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