Billy, the former French Disney star and Disney club host, has moved to the Internet and is now gearing up to unleash a customized, cool debit card for kids. The new BillyWebCard from BillyWeb.com will be offered in three different versions for three different age levels. For 11 year-olds and younger the card only gives access to purchases made through Club BillyWeb. For 12-16 year-olds, the BillyWebCard is a real debit card and allows its owner to withdraw money at any traditional ATM. For 17 years and older, the BillyWebCard provides the benefits of an actual bank account and a savings plan yielding a gross interest of 5.25% and can also open up the opportunity to apply for a credit card.
The BillyWebCard account allows the 11 year-olds and younger to open a savings account, with a gross interest yield of 5.25%. When the client signs up for a new account, they are delivered a smart card using vocal-sound recognition technology, called “secure-sound,” developed by AudioSmartcard. This secure and innovative card does not allow its beneficiary to directly withdraw money, but gives access, through Club BillyWeb, to many privileges and advantages: free tickets, TV shows, premieres, invitations to meet your favorite star, and various discounts on the trendiest products available today. To identify themselves and access the Club BillyWeb, the owner of the card simply pushes the tiny button on the card, which is placed next to the telephone. The card then emits an audio code, which is immediately recognized by the server. BillyWeb then greets the card owner by his first name.
The BillyWebCard account dedicated to the 12-16 year-olds is a young adult savings account with a net interest yield of 4.75%. A real debit card, with an original (BillyWebCard) design, is provided with this account. It allows its owner to withdraw money at any traditional ATM. The card also gives access to the BillyWeb Club, and acts as a privilege card. Each cardholder benefits from many advantages: free tickets, TV shows, premieres, invitations to meet your favorite star, and various discounts on the trendiest products available today.
The BillyWebCard can also be offered to the 17 year-olds and older. They benefit from an actual bank account and a savings plan yielding a gross interest of 5.25%. They can also benefit from the same advantages that the other cards have, including full access to the BillyWeb Club. They can also apply for a traditional credit card, if they wish to do so.
For more information in French visit www.billyweb.com or in English visit www.investors.billyweb.com/home.htm.