Keyfuels Fuel Card Review & Prices

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Keyfuels Fuel Card Review

Keyfuels provides access to one of the largest multi-brand networks in the UK, which includes most fuel company brands, supermarkets, and motorway service stations. Keyfuels offers two options: Keyfuels Direct, for businesses that purchase fuel in bulk and store it at their own premises, and/or access it through the network, and Keyfuels Pay as You Go, which is a prepaid fuel card. Up to 14 days free credit is available.

Keyfuels is a market leader in the supply of fuel cards to commercial vehicle operators. The company has served the haulage sector for over 100 years and has more than 35 years’ experience in fuel management. The Keyfuels network is one of the UK’s largest multi-branded wholesale network. It includes a range fuel company brands, major supermarkets (like Tesco) and motorway service stations. The full network consists of over 3,000 individual sites. Keyfuels is owned by FleetCar, which has a total customer base of over 750,000 fleets worldwide.

The two Keyfuels card are Keyfuels Pay as You Go and Keyfuels Direct. While the first is a conventional kind of prepaid fuel card, Keyfuels Direct is used by business that purchase wholesale fuel in bulk and refuel at a combination of Keyfuels’ network sites and on to road filling stations. The benefits of Keyfuels’ cards include advanced management information systems, online account management, and enhanced security.

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Keyfuels Fuel Card Review
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Reviewed by Expert Market01/04/2021

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Keyfuels Fuel Card Prices

While Keyfuels doesn’t provide specific prices as these are negotiated on an individual basis; there are management charges which will depend on a range of factors including amongst the size of your fleet and the kind of card you use.

Keyfuels Fuel Card Overview

The Keyfuels network includes over 3,000 sites, with plans in place to increase it year on year. It is larger than any single fuel company brand and the largest multi-branded network in the UK, with a mix of Motorway Service Areas, Supermarkets, and branded fuel stations and truck-stops. The network has been designed to provide strategic refuelling locations in all key towns and cities, trunk roads and motorways.

Keyfuels also provides extensive online and offline management reports and control. Customers can order additional cards online, stop and amend cards in real time, control card purchase limits. Unusual spending patterns can be rapidly identified and automatically flagged, and vehicle performance and fuel consumption can be monitored. Consolidated HMRC VAT compliant invoices are provided ensuring that you can reclaim all the VAT owed to you.

Keyfuels Fuel Cards

Keyfuels Direct is a fuel bunkering solution in which businesses are able to negotiate the best fuel prices directly with the fuel companies. Thus you can purchase wholesale fuel via the spot market or through specific supplier contracts. This allows you take advantage of the best available commercial prices.

Once you have purchased the fuel, you can access it at any filling station within the Keyfuels network. You can also choose to store the fuel at your own depots. Additional benefits include:

  • Advanced online account management and control solutions
  • Enhanced security
  • Weekly invoicing and 14 days interest free credit
  • Consolidated HMRC VAT approved invoicing

Keyfuels Pay as You Go

Unlike Keyfuels Direct, with Keyfuels Pay as You Go there is no requirement to purchase fuel in bulk. Instead wholesale diesel prices are set weekly and are based on the average wholesale prices. This provides a considerable saving compared with retail diesel prices.

An important benefit is that there is no need to hold a stock asset in your accounts; thus you can allocate costs to specific vehicles and jobs.

Our Methodology: How Did We Do Our Research?

Five researchers carried out in-depth research into UK fuel cards according to a comparison framework designed by our research team leader. For each card we’ve asked these questions:

  • How convenient is it to use?
  • How helpful is it for managing fuel expenses?
  • What can it do to ensure your company’s funds are secure?
  • What extra benefits do you receive from using it?

We’ve also broken down each card by fee structure, fuel type, network coverage and more to offer you the easiest choice.


Keyfuels claims to be the largest fuel management provider in the UK, and customer satisfaction levels are around 89%. The company has received Best Companies status. There is little doubt that for large fleets Keyfuels fuel cards is an excellent solution that can provide big savings. While all reasonably sized fleets can benefit from the Keyfuels Pay as You Go cards, particularly large fleets are able to leverage their heavy usage to obtain even greater savings through bulk purchase.

Additional reasons for choosing Keyfuels include enhanced security, easy real time account management, advanced reporting options, and other account enhancements. As management fees are negotiated on a company by company basis, you will need to balance the costs against the benefits in order to decide if it is the best solution for you.

Next Steps

For many fleets, Keyfuels fuel cards will make an excellent choice, but is it the optimal solution for your business? To help you find out more, just fill in our web form and you will receive a number of free quotations tailored to your specific needs.

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Written by:
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Specialising in business software, Julia writes jargon-busting guides about VoIP, fleet management, dash cams, fuel cards, and more. Having spent almost a decade writing for entrepreneurs and reviewing business solutions, she loves helping exciting ventures – big or small – to flourish.
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Maïté Bouhali
Maite began her career with Expert Market nearly four years ago as a writer. She quickly developed a passion for the challenges faced by small businesses and now endeavours to help them make informed decisions for their future. In her current position as Business Software Editor, Maite works closely with writers to ensure that each article is informative, well-researched, engaging, and actionable for readers. With extensive knowledge of CRM, vehicle tracking devices, and fuel cards, she is meticulous in her review of each article and provides detailed feedback before publication. Whether you're seeking to stay informed on the latest trends in business software or need guidance in selecting the most appropriate software for your organisation's needs, Maite is here to help. With her sharp eye for detail and commitment to quality, she is dedicated to supporting businesses in achieving their goals.