Features Designed with You in Mind

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR OPENING A CARD ACCOUNT: To help the federal government fight the funding of terrorism and money laundering activities, the USA PATRIOT Act requires us to obtain, verify, and record information that identifies each person who opens a Card Account. WHAT THIS MEANS FOR YOU: When you open a Card Account, we will ask for your name, address, date of birth, and your government ID number. We may also ask to see your driver’s license or other identifying information. Card activation and identity verification required before you can use the Card Account. If your identity is partially verified, full use of the Card Account will be restricted, but you may be able to use the Card for in-store purchase transactions. Restrictions include: no ATM withdrawals, international transactions, account-to-account transfers and additional loads. Use of Card Account also subject to fraud prevention restrictions at any time, with or without notice. Residents of Vermont are ineligible to open a Card Account.

We give you tools that put you in control of your financial life.

Card usage is subject to card activation and identity verification.[1]

Load Your Card

Need a way to add money to your Card Account? Take your pick.

Control Your Money

Manage your money day-to-day.

Get Something Back

It’s not just the card you use to pay, it’s the card that pays you.

Peace of Mind

Features that help you protect yourself.

Load Your Card

Need a way to add money to your card? Take your pick.

Faster funding claim is based on a comparison of our policy of making funds available upon receipt of payment instruction versus the typical banking practice of posting funds at settlement. Fraud prevention restrictions may delay availability of funds with or without notice. Early availability of funds requires payor’s support of direct deposit and is subject to the timing of payor’s payment instruction.

Direct Deposit


When you Direct Deposit to your Netspend Card, you can get your paycheck up to 2 days faster.

Learn more about Direct Deposit

Mobile Check Load is a service provided by First Century Bank, N.A. and Ingo Money, Inc., subject to the First Century Bank and Ingo Money Terms and Conditions, and Privacy Policy. Approval review usually takes 3 to 5 minutes but can take up to one hour. All checks are subject to approval for funding in Ingo Money’s sole discretion. Fees apply for approved Money in Minutes transactions funded to your card. Unapproved checks will not be funded to your card. Ingo Money reserves the right to recover losses resulting from illegal or fraudulent use of the Ingo Money Service. Your wireless carrier may charge a fee for message and data usage. Additional transaction fees, costs, terms and conditions may be associated with the funding and use of your card. See your Cardholder Agreement for details. Mobile Check Capture service is not available for use within the state of New York.

Mobile Check Load


Take a few photos with your phone. Deposit checks to your card.

Learn how it works

Fee may be assessed by reload location and may vary from location to location.

Reload Locations


Load your card at grocery stores, gas stations, check cashers, and convenience stores all over the country.

Find the nearest reload locations

Fees for bank transfers are determined by the transferor’s bank and may be charged to the transferor’s bank account by the service provider or originating bank. No cost for online or mobile Account-to-Account transfers between Netspend Cardholders; a $4.95 fee applies to each such transfer conducted through a Netspend Customer Service agent.

Send Money


Send money to or receive money from friends and family with Netspend cards.[5]

See how it works

Control Your Money

Manage your money day-to-day

Netspend does not charge for this service, but your wireless carrier may charge for messages or data.

Anytime Alerts


Receive text alerts about transactions so you are the first to know when something hits.[6]

Learn more about Anytime Alerts

The $10 Purchase Cushion is not an extension of credit; it is a courtesy exercised at our discretion. Approved purchase transactions may create up to a $10.00 negative balance on your Card Account. Cardholder is responsible for repayment of any negative balance. See the Cardholder Agreement for details.

Purchase Cushion


We may cover you up to $10 if you fall short.[7]

Learn how it works

Netspend does not charge for this service, but your wireless carrier may charge for messages or data.

Smartphone App


Check your Card Account balance, see up-to-date transaction information, and more–all from your smartphone.[6]

See the Netspend smartphone app

The Online Account Center


Create budgets, manage your preferences, and more.

See the Online Account Center

Get Something Back

It’s not just the card you use to pay, it’s the card that pays you

Payback Rewards is an optional program. You may opt-out at any time by visiting the Payback Rewards page in your Online Account Center. Reward offers are based on individual shopping habits. Cash back rewards are credited to your Card Account and are not available in the form of a check or other direct payment method. See the program FAQs and Terms and Conditions in your Online Account Center for additional details about how and when you get rewarded. Program sponsor: Netspend Corporation. Pathward, N.A., Republic Bank & Trust Company, Visa and Mastercard are not affiliated in any way with this program and do not endorse of sponsor this program.

Payback Rewards


Get cash back and personalized offers, just for using your Card.[8]

Learn about rewards

Referral credit paid after referred person orders a new Netspend Prepaid Mastercard or Netspend Visa Prepaid Card, activates the card and verifies ID, and loads a minimum of $40. A cardholder may receive an unlimited number of Refer-a-Friend rewards while program is available. No reward will be credited to either party if referred person had another Netspend managed card that was used for a value load, purchase, cash withdrawal, or incurred a balance inquiry fee at any time during the 180 calendar days before the day the $40 load requirement is fully met. Only cash reloads and direct deposits count towards the minimum load requirement. The $40 credit is a limited time promotion valid for those completing qualification requirements between 9/30/2023 and 12/31/2023. Qualifying referrals occurring after 12/31/2023 will receive a $20 credit. Allow 5 business days for $40 credit to appear on each Card Account. If a cardholder accrues $600 or more in Refer-a-Friend rewards in a calendar year, Netspend will mail cardholder an IRS Form 1099-MISC reflecting the total Refer-a-Friend rewards for such calendar year. Cardholder acknowledges that by referring a friend through this program, cardholder is releasing non-public information. Referred person acknowledges that payment of the referral may result in the cardholder’s knowledge of referred person establishing a Card Account with us. Pathward®, N.A., Member FDIC, Mastercard, and Visa are not affiliated in any way with the Refer-a-Friend rewards program and does not endorse or sponsor this program or offer.

Refer a Friend


Boost your Card balance when your friends get a Netspend Card.[9]

See how to earn

The Savings Account is made available to Cardholders through The Bancorp Bank, Pathward, N.A., and Republic Bank & Trust Company; Members FDIC. To participate in the Savings Account program, Cardholder must consent to and continue receiving communications from us in electronic form. If Cardholder is subject to Internal Revenue Service backup withholding at the time of the request to open a Savings Account, the request will be declined. Interest is calculated on the Average Daily Balance(s) of the Savings Account and is paid quarterly.

  • If the Average Daily Balance is $1,000.00 or less, the interest rate paid on the entire balance will be 4.91% with an annual percentage yield (APY) of 5.00%.
  • If the Average Daily Balance is more than $1,000.00, the interest rate paid on the portion of the Average Daily Balance which exceeds $1,000.00 will be 0.49% with an APY of 0.50%, and the interest paid on the portion of the Average Daily Balance which is $1,000.00 or less will be 4.91%. The APY for this tier will range from 5.00% to 0.54%, depending on the balance in the account.

The interest rates and APYs of each tier may change. The APYs were accurate as of May 7, 2020. These are promotional rates and may change without notice pursuant to applicable law. No minimum balance necessary to open Savings Account or obtain the yield(s). Because Savings Account funds are withdrawn through the Card Account (maximum 6 such transfers per calendar month), Card Account transaction fees could reduce the interest earned on the Savings Account. Card Account and Savings Account funds are FDIC-insured through The Bancorp Bank, Pathward, N.A., and Republic Bank & Trust Company, Members FDIC upon verification of Cardholder’s identity. For purposes of FDIC coverage limit, all funds held on deposit by the Cardholder at The Bancorp Bank, Pathward, N.A., and Republic Bank & Trust Company will be aggregated up to the coverage limit, currently $250,000.00.

Savings Account


It never hurts to save some money, and you can earn interest, too.[10]

Read more about savings

Peace of Mind

Features that help you protect yourself

Custom Card Fee required. Picture must meet Image Guidelines. If custom card is lost, stolen, or damaged, any request for: (a) a replacement custom card requires resubmission of image and payment of custom card replacement fee; or (b) a replacement standard card requires payment of standard card replacement fee. See online custom card FAQs and the Fee Schedule in the Cardholder Agreement.

Custom Cards


Customize your card with a family photo or unique image.[13]

See what you can do

You may request up to six (6) active Virtual Accounts for each active Card Account. Virtual Accounts are subject to the same fees, limits, terms, and conditions as your Card Account. See your Cardholder Agreement or Online Account Center for details.

Virtual Card Numbers


Create a temporary card number for more control over online transactions.[14]

Find out how

To minimize losses, Cardholder must notify Netspend promptly of any loss of the card or compromise of the Card Account. Other terms apply. See the Cardholder Agreement for details.

Zero Liability


If someone uses your card fraudulently, your funds may be protected.[15]

Ready to change the way you pay?

Order a Card today, and you’ll receive it in the mail within 7-10 business days.