Take control of your money with MegaU debit card account for under 19s. Get a good start at managing your own money, gain financial freedom and get access to your money anytime. Enjoy a zero monthly service fee with a range of banking transactions offered free and get access to value-added services just by using your account.  

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MegaU debit card
No monthly charges
No monthly charges

Enjoy an account that charges no monthly fee.


24-hour self-service access
24-hour self-service access

Get convenient 24-hour self-service access through Absa Online, Cellphone Banking and Telephone Banking.


Free data monthly
Free data monthly

Get 75 MB of free data a month through MTN, Vodacom, Cell C and Telkom.


Free movie ticket
Free movie ticket

One free movie ticket a month through Ster-Kinekor or NuMetro (limited to 2D movies).


How to get it and what you can expect

To open a MegaU account you will need
To open a MegaU account you will need:
  • To be younger than 19 years of age
  • A valid, bar-coded South African identity document (ID) or valid passport
  • Proof of residence

Minor under the age of 16

  • Original birth certificate or valid passport
  • Proof of residence (not more than 3 months old, e.g. utility bill or Telkom statement)
  • Parental consent to open and operate the account
  • Your parent’s or guardians’ original bar-coded ID
Account features
Account features 
  • No monthly fee
  • Free cash withdrawals at Absa ATMs
  • Access and manage your money 24-hours a day
  • Free debit card purchases
  • Free SMS and email notifications
  • Free Absa ATM balance enquiries
  • Free internal debit orders and stop orders
  • Free e-Statements
  • Earn interest 
Get these extra benefits on your account
Get these extra benefits on your account
  • Maintain a minimum balance of R200 a month OR do at least two transactions throughout the month to qualify for:
    • 75 MB of free data a month through MTN, Vodacom, Cell C and Telkom
    • One free movie ticket a month through Ster-Kinekor or NuMetro (limited to 2D movies)

Download the terms and conditions for Value Added Services

How to use the MegaU account to transact
How to use the MegaU account to transact
  • Avoid carrying cash, pay for your purchases by swiping your debit card at shops
  • For your convenience buy your airtime and data through cellphone / internet banking / points of sale/ telephone banking/ATMs
    • Follow these easy steps to buy prepaid airtime through cellphone banking lite:
      • Dial *120*2272# to login; select ‘Prepaid Airtime’ from the menu and follow the prompts
      • Telephone banking: Dial 08600 08600
      • You can also buy your airtime and data at point of sale or through our ATMs
  • Use Absa ATMs, their fees are more cost-effective than Saswitch fees
  • Get 24/7 access to the largest ATM network in South Africa
  • Shop securely online with One-Time PIN transaction verification
  • Keep your card and your Personal Identification Number (PIN) in a safe place
  • Remember your PIN and never write it down
  • Swipe your card locally and internationally at point-of-sale (POS)
  • Never let the card out of your sight when using it to pay for goods or services at a tillpoint
  • You can change your PIN at any Absa ATM or Absa branch
  • Register for Absa Online where you can do the following:
    • Instantly set limits to pay beneficiaries
    • Reset a locked or forgotten password
    • Retrieve your debit card PIN
  • Cancel your lost or stolen card immediately by contacting 0800 1111 55

Did you know?
If you register for NotifyMe, you receive notifications and are informed via SMS or e-mail when transactions take place on your accounts.

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