The NetSpend Prepaid Debit Card is a smarter way to manage your money and it's safer than carrying cash.

Getting Started

Open a NetSpend Card Account

It's simple. Just provide us with your name and address. We'll send you a new card personalized with your name on it.

Look for a white envelope from NetSpend to arrive by mail within 7-10 business days of your request. The personalized card must be activated before you can use it.

It takes less than a minute. Order yours today!1

Open A New Account

Activate Your Card

Once your new personalized card arrives in the mail, you must activate it before you can use it. Card activation is easy and fast:

  • Activation takes just a minute or two
  • Choose the purchase fee plan that's best for you
  • Create an online account for managing your money
  • Sign up for free Anytime AlertsTM text messages

Activate Your Card or call 1-86-NETSPEND (1-866-387-7363)

Add Money

It's easy to add money:

  • Set up free Direct Deposit of your paycheck
  • Visit any of the more than 100,000 NetSpend Reload Network Locations throughout the U.S. to add cash or checks (fee may apply)
  • Transfer money using PayPal®, a checking or savings account, or another NetSpend card account

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Using The Card

Make purchases anywhere Debit MasterCard® and Visa® debit cards are accepted
  • Make purchase at stores, over the phone and online
  • Withdraw cash at ATMs worldwide
  • Pay bills, rent, and other necessities

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Managing Your Money

Powerful Tools Put You in Control
  • Log in to the online Account Center to see your balance, your deposits and transaction history.
  • Pay bills online instantly, or schedule recurring or future payments.
  • Create a budget. Staying within a budget is easy when you use our planning tools.
  • Sign up for Anytime AlertsTM Receive a text message the instant your money is available, and track your card account balance after every transaction.

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1 Residents of the State of Vermont are ineligible to open a Card Account.

NetSpend Visa Prepaid Debit Cards and NetSpend Prepaid Debit MasterCard cards are issued by The Bancorp Bank, BofI Federal Bank and MetaBank™, Members FDIC, pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A. Inc. and may be used everywhere Visa debit cards are accepted, and pursuant to license by MasterCard International Incorporated, respectively. Please see back of your card for its issuing bank. Cards ordered through this site are issued by MetaBank. NetSpend is an authorized Independent Sales Organization of The Bancorp Bank, BofI Federal Bank and MetaBank, respectively. Certain products and services may be licensed under U.S. Patent Nos. 6,000,608 and 6,189,787.

MasterCard and the MasterCard brand mark are registered trademarks of MasterCard International Incorporated. NetSpend, NetSpend Premier, Anytime Alerts, Pay-As-You-Go, and FeeAdvantage are service marks of NetSpend Corporation.

All other trademarks and service marks belong to their respective owners.

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