Swathe.me Prepaid Card
New Zealand residents only over 18 years of age.
No, a Swathe.me card is not a 'gift card'. However, you are able to credit someone's Swathe.me card with cash by contacting us at , and you will receive a tax-deductible receipt.
They can gift to your Swathe.me card by contacting us on to arrange a cash topup to your card.
Yes for any donation over NZ$5.00. A receipt will be issued by The Perpetual Guardian Foundation (of which the Swathe.me Charitable Trust is a subfund) and 100% of your donation is transferred to the individual's Swathe.me card.
The Swathe.me cards can only be used with our Swathe.me preferred partners in New Zealand either online, over the telephone, or in person where there is an an Eftpos machine. The payment method depends on the individual supplier and is noted on the website.
You can check your card balance and transaction history from our website. All you need is your card number and pin.
Yes, they will expire 5 years from the month issued. Any unused balance as at the expiry date will be transferred to a new replacement Swathe.me card.
We value your privacy and your details will not be shared for any other purpose than for card management.
If you lose your Swathe.me card or it is stolen, please contact us and we will cancel your card. Any funds on the card can be transferred to a new card registered to your name.
First, check that you have adequate funds on your card here.
If you have sufficient funds on your card to cover the transaction, then contact support on 09 366 1890.
Swathe.me Direct Support Platform
We are based in New Zealand. Someone can support a friend or loved one living in New Zealand from anywhere in the world by giving to that individual’s Swathe.me card to enable practical help from our preferred partners.
We are a business with an accompanying Swathe.me Charitable Trust, a sub-fund of the Perpetual Guardian Foundation. This enables Swathe.me to accept charitable giving and transfer every cent onto Swathe.me cards for specific individuals in need, as well as provide a tax receipt for the donor.
Our fees, administration and platform costs are covered by our generous sponsors, as well as agency fees paid by our preferred partners.
No. Any direct giving from supporters to a Swathe.me card can only be used across our preferred partner network to cover costs of practical help required on a day to day basis. e.g. home help, transport, food, childminding.
The Swathe.me Charitable Trust will receive general donations from the public wanting to help support people in the community. Every cent of funds received will be be transferred onto Swathe.me cards and distributed both via our partner charities who have unmet practical needs. This will enable people to get the support they need through our preferred partner network with a Swathe.me card.