What Is a Green Dot Card?


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A Green Dot card is a prepaid MasterCard or Visa debit card. Money is loaded onto the card, and the card may be used like a credit card to make purchases or pay bills. Withdraw cash from the card at any automated teller machine with a MoneyPass sign.

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Money may be loaded onto a Green Dot card in several ways as of 2014. A payroll or government check may be loaded by direct deposit for free. A MoneyPak may be purchased, and the funds can be transferred from the MoneyPak onto the Green Dot card. At a participating retailer, you can load cash onto the card at the register for a fee. Funds can be transferred online from a bank account onto the card for free. Walmart can cash a check and load some or all of the cash onto the card.

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