Green Dot Reloadable Prepaid Card


For People with
No Credit

REVIEWS

Reviews

The Green Dot Reloadable Prepaid Card is a great option for students and young teens. This is the Mastercard version, a Visa version is available is well.

This is not actually a credit card!

Keep in mind prepaid cards generally do not help you build credit since they don’t report to the credit bureaus. If you have bad credit and would like to build credit, a secured card may be a better option.

Secured credit cards »

Credit cards for bad credit »

Card Quick Facts

Card Quick Facts

  • No overdraft or penalty fees. Ever.
  • No credit check or minimum balance.
  • Free nationwide network of 24,000 MoneyPass® ATMs
  • Keep track of your spending with our mobile app or text us for balance
  • Free online bill pay makes it easy to send checks and pay bills.

For People with
No Credit

REVIEWS

Reviews

Manage My Card

Want to pay a bill or check your balance?

Card Details

Rewards

Rewards

None

Introductory Bonus

  • None
Card Stats

Card Stats

Annual Fee $5.95 monthly fee (Can be waived in certain circumstances)
Additional Cards Annual Fee -
Regular Purchase APR -
Intro Purchase APR -
Foreign Transaction Fee 3%
Chip Technology None
Minimum Credit Limit -
Maximum Credit Limit -
Free Credit Score No
Penalty APR -
Late Fee -
Returned Payment Fee -
Balance Transfers

Balance Transfers

Intro Balance Transfer APR -
Regular Balance Transfer APR -
Balance Transfer Fee -
Cash Advances

Cash Advances

Cash Advance APR -
Cash Advance Fee -

Card Benefits

Check your card’s Guide to Benefits to learn the specific benefits your card offers and how to access them.

Visitor Reviews

Read about experiences others have had with this card and leave your own review here.

Submit your review
1
2
3
4
5
Submit
     
Cancel

Create your own review

Average rating:  
 1 reviews
by Vanessa
Greendot Card for Students

My grandson just turned 16 yrs. old, so I purchased him one for his birthday. The initial one I got from the store, I posted money on and registered it online. I also filled out information for me to get a second card with his name on it, because I had to get the original one in my name, because I'm 18 or over (actually, 60). I send him the one from the store (with no name on it) until the "real" one comes. It was here in a few days. I open the envelope and there's my card with my name on it, but no 2nd card for it. I called customer service immediately and they said I couldn't signed up for one for him, until this one came, but that's NOT what they told me before. So, I go back online to now signed up for a 2nd card for the 2nd time. Now, I'm red flagged! He must be 18 or over to have one in his name, though the original one is registered to me. The curious thing is, I got no red flag when I 1st applied for a card for him, before the permanent one came. I called customer service again, and they stated the Federal law doesn't allow you to have a 2nd card for anyone under 18. All along, I told them he was 16 and they never said any of this to me before, neither did the red flag come up when I initially registered the card from the store: They simply didn't send me the 2nd one. Customer service had at least 4 opportunities to tell me this during my several calls, because each time I told them his age and why I bought it in the 1st place. It was a way to send him money when he needed it, and they never said a word until everything was completed with the "real" card coming in the mail and being activated. I feel like they do this on purpose so you'll keep the card. I was ticked off! I've had a card with Greendot from the on start of it appearing in RiteAid, about 18 yrs ago, and I've loved it, but this situation didn't set well with me at all! 2 star rating re: student card; otherwise, 5 star rating!

The Insider

Susan Shain
The Ultimate Guide to Air Miles Credit Cards (Plus Our 8 Favorites)
Susan Shain | Sep 19, 2018

Wondering how air miles credit cards work — and which one to choose? We'll help you start earning major travel rewards with our top 8 favorite cards.

Read More
Kat Tretina
Review of the Southwest Rapid Rewards® Priority Card
Kat Tretina | Sep 19, 2018

The Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Priority Card is an excellent pick for Southwest enthusiasts, with 40,000 bonus points and an annual $75 flight credit.

Read More
Susan Shain
Can I Pay My Taxes With a Credit Card? Yes, But You Might Not Want To
Susan Shain | Sep 13, 2018

Whether you can't afford your taxes or want to earn extra rewards, you're wondering "Can I pay my taxes with a credit card?" Let's weigh the pros and cons.

Read More