To check a U.S. Bank ReliaCard balance, sign into your account at USBankReliacard.com, sign up to receive text or email alerts, call Cardholder Services or use an ATM, according to U.S. Bank in 2015. The mobile app, available through various app stores, can also provide balance amounts.
To sign up for balance alerts, text BAL to 90831, according to U.S. Bank. You can also set up text and email alerts through your U.S. Bank ReliaCard online account. The mobile app also allows you to view transactions and find the ATM closest to you.
ReliaCards are prepaid and reloadable debit cards that work similarly to other debit cards, explains U.S. Bank. As long as sufficient funds are available, a customer can use the card for purchases, whether they are made online, via mail or in person, and for bill payments. A customer can also opt to get cash back with payments at participating retailers. ATM withdrawals are another way to get cash.
A customer can also get cash from a teller at a Visa bank or credit union, states U.S. Bank. However, the teller does not have access to the balance amount, so it's important to know the remaining balance on the card. A customer can make a purchase for an amount larger than what he has on his card, but he must use a second form of payment for the remaining amount due.