The Sumeria card is a latest-generation payment card.

It is a Visa Debit card and is accepted worldwide by merchants and ATMs, whatever the currency.

It is available in 2 versions: classic or black, each having its own limits.

The classic card

The classic card is free for all customers.

Each additional card ordered and delivered costs €5 for a classic card. 

Customers can also create virtual single-use cards for free, to protect them during their online shopping.

Cards benefits

The card is:

  • Connected: customers can activate or block it at any time from the application. They can also control their spending limits, turn on or off "contactless" payments, online payments, ATM withdrawals and transactions abroad.
  • Multi-accounts: customers can change the account debited with their card at any time from the account detail.
  • Perfect for trips abroad: no fees are incurred for customers using their card abroad, within applicable limits.

The card works with the Sumeria application (available for free on Android and iPhone). It is funded with the money available on one of the customer's accounts.

Types of transactions

The card can be used to pay in-store anywhere in France and abroad and to make ATM withdrawals worldwide (except countries blacklisted by OFAC).

To protect customers, the "Online payments" feature is deactivated by default. To safely shop online, we recommend customers use single-use virtual cards.

If the account's balance is not sufficient to make a transaction, it won't go through. Customers will then have to credit their account to make the transaction.

A customizable card 

Customers can customize their card by choosing two lines of text which will appear on the back. The customer's first and last names will always appear on the front of the card, alongside the numbers. More information on the customization policy.

Requirements to get the card

Customers must:

  • be at least 18 years old
  • reside in a country where Sumeria is available
  • have verified their identity

Sumeria does not take into account the customer's profession, income, banking status or monthly payments on the account.

The black card

With the black card, customers can enjoy the benefits of the classic card as well as a simple and instant payment solution for all their current expenses with extended limits: extensive spending limits, insurances, a concierge service and a preferential customer service.

Black card exclusive benefits

For €9.90 a month customers benefit from: 

  • A Visa Debit black card: customizable, to pay anywhere with no fees incurred, be it in France or abroad
  • Extensive limits: spending limits up to €25,000 a month, option to have 3 valid physical cards, higher amount of ATM withdrawals
  • Insurances: travel, winter sports, coverage for means of payment and online purchases for the customers and their loved ones 
  • A concierge service: via text message or WhatsApp to answer customers' requests
  • A Sumeria customer service: via telephone appointments

Price and commitment

Customers who subscribe to the black card are committed for 12 months from the subscription date. Customers can choose to pay: 

  • annually for €99 (that's 2 months for free compared to monthly payment)
  • monthly for €9.90 a month

The offer is automatically renewed until the customer terminates the subscription. The offer can be terminated from the "Sumeria offer" screen in-app. 

As of version 13 of the application, subscriptions are automatically debited on the customer's main account. 

The Sumeria+ offer

Sumeria+ is Sumeria's paying offer dedicated to assisted savings. It offers a programme that aims to help customers develop good savings habits. Several savings and financial management tools are available to customers, such as the option to round up payments to the nearest euro, expenses categorization, etc. Assistance via a support dedicated to this offer is also included. 

The Sumeria+ offer is available for €4.90 a month for a minimum of 6 months.

A programme based on the creation of a major project

This assisted savings programme is based on the creation, preparation, and tracking of a major project. The purpose of this major project is to help customers identify a project that will motivate them to adopt new savings habits. It can have a medium or long term focus (plan for the future, long travel, important purchase...). This major project materializes with an account in-app. 

Description of the assisted savings tools

Start of the month transfer

From the Sumeria+ centre, customers can activate the start of the month transfer. They define an amount and a date to which they will be reminded to confirm their transfer.

Rounding up to the nearest euro

Rounding up to the nearest euro allows customers to automatically save the remaining cents between the price they paid and the nearest euro. For example, for an expense of €2.35, €0.65 will automatically be saved. Rounding up to the nearest euro applies to all transactions made by card, whether physical, digital or virtual.

Customers can freely enable or disable rounding up to the nearest euro for expenses linked to a shared account. If turned on, the payment will be debited from the shared account and the extra amount for the rounding up will be debited from their own main account.
Project accounts

In addition to the major project defined when setting up Sumeria+, customers can create other project accounts for which they want to save money. Each project account can be used to save money ahead of a planned expense (Christmas gift, summer holidays...). Customers can create as many accounts as they have projects for which they want to save money. 

Activating this tool is recommended to save efficiently.

How the programme works on a daily basis

During the month, the money saved thanks to the Sumeria+ tools is credited, by default, on the cash reserve. At the end of the month, customers are offered to allocate part of the money on the cash reserve to their major project (or to their other project accounts). The money remaining in the cash reserve can be used to cover for unexpected expenses in their daily life. This is why customers are recommended to always keep part of the money they collected in their cash reserve, so they don't have to borrow from their major project if needed.

Description of budgeting tools

Budgeting accounts

Customers can create budgeting accounts they can use to monitor the transactions for a specific expense type (Leisure, Shopping, Groceries...). Customers can create as many budgeting accounts as they have expense types. They can allocate a budget to each account and a gauge will allow them to track the evolution of their expenses during the month, and thus better manage their budget. 

Monitoring charts and expenses categorization

Monitoring charts allow customers to visualize their spending pace over time as well as the category linked to each transaction. Customers can configure them depending on the view they want to have:

  • by period (month, week)
  • by account (focus on one or several accounts)
  • by expense type (supermarket, restaurants, transportation...)

These charts allow customers to better manage their budget. 

Alerts

To allow customers to closely monitor their expenses and budget, Sumeria set up personalized alerts for each account created by customers. Customers can be alerted when their balance is too low, when an expense is above a specific amount or for other scenarios.  

Price and commitment 

Sumeria+ offer is available with two payment plans:

  • Monthly payments: customers are subscribed for a minimum of 6 months as of the subscription date, for €4.90 a month
  • Annual payments: customers annually pay the preferential price of €49 (that's two months for free)
Customers under 25 can benefit from a dedicated offer for €2 a month.

The offer is automatically renewed until the customer terminates the subscription. It can be done directly from the "Sumeria offer" screen in-app. 

The Sumeria+ programme is available for 12 months with the annual offer. In case of early termination, customers cannot be refunded for the months they will not be using.

The black card with Sumeria+

A preferential price is offered if customers subscribe to the black card and to the Sumeria+ offer. The monthly plan costs €12.90 and the annual plan costs €129. Customers subscribe for a minimum of 12 months, regardless of their payment plan.

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