How do I open a prepaid account?

You can sign up online in seconds or you can call us at 866-925-2036 to sign up by phone.

What do I need to apply for a card?

To apply for an AccountNow Prepaid Visa or MasterCard card, you will need to provide your name, phone number, email address, Social Security number, and mailing address. To receive your welcome package and prepaid card, you must enter a physical U.S. address. Cards cannot be sent to post office (P.O.) boxes.

How much does it cost to sign up?

It's free to sign up and receive your AccountNow Gold Prepaid Visa Card or AccountNow Classic Prepaid Visa Card. Once you load your card your Monthly Fee will begin. See our pricing & fees for more details.

How much does it cost to activate a prepaid account?

There is no account set up or activation fee for the AccountNow Gold Prepaid Debit Card. There is a one-time Activation Fee (applied at First Load of Card) of $4.95 for the AccountNow Classic Prepaid Debit Card. Once you load your card your Monthly Fee will begin. See our pricing & fees for more details.

Can I open an account if I am on ChexSystems?

Yes. AccountNow does not do a ChexSystems verification when opening new accounts.

Do I have to maintain a minimum balance on my prepaid account?

No minimal balance is required for an AccountNow prepaid account.

Does AccountNow provide monthly account statements?

Yes, we provide monthly online statements free of charge. You can also sign up to receive monthly paper statements sent to your home for a small fee by logging into your prepaid account. See our pricing & fees for more details.

How old do I need to be to get a card?

The minimum age to apply for a prepaid account is 14 years old.

How long does it take to receive a card?

Your card will be delivered in 5-7 business days after you sign up. If you need a replacement card, you may request to have your replacement card expedited for a fee and it will be delivered in 3 business days. See our pricing & fees for more details.

How do I know that AccountNow is a real company?

AccountNow has been an accredited member of the Better Business Bureau since February 2006. Read a full online report of AccountNow from the Better Business Bureau.

Is this a credit card?

No, the only money that will be available to you is money you add to your prepaid card account.

Who can I call with questions?

We can be reached Monday through Saturday from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST) and Sunday 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. (PST). The number to call is 866-925-2036.



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100% Approval subject to ID verification*
No Credit Bureau Check
$15 Direct Deposit Bonus§





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AccountNow Gold Visa Prepaid Cards and AccountNow Prepaid Visa Cards are issued by The Bancorp Bank or MetaBankTM pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A. Inc. and can be used everywhere Visa debit cards are accepted.

The AccountNow Prepaid MasterCard (Classic) is issued by MetaBank pursuant to license from MasterCard International Incorporated and may be used everywhere Debit MasterCard is accepted. MasterCard and the MasterCard Brand Mark are registered trademarks of MasterCard International Incorporated.

Funds are FDIC insured through the Issuer to at least $250,000. Please see the back of your card for its issuing bank. The Bancorp Bank and MetaBank, Members FDIC.

*IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT PROCEDURES FOR OPENING A NEW CARD ACCOUNT: To help the government fight the funding of terrorism and money laundering activities, federal law requires all financial institutions 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 other information that will allow us to identify you. We may also ask to see a copy of your driver’s license or other identifying documents.

**The Visa Zero Liability policy covers U.S. issued cards only and does not apply to ATM transactions, PIN transactions not processed by Visa, or other certain commercial card transactions. Cardholder must notify issuer promptly of any unauthorized use. Consult issuer for additional details or visit www.visa.com/security.

***Conditions and exceptions apply – see Cardholder Agreement.

§ This offer is available to all AccountNow Gold Visa Prepaid Card customers. To qualify for the $15 direct deposit bonus, within 6 months after being approved to receive a card, you must deposit at least $500 per month via recurring direct deposit in two or more consecutive months. See www.accountnow.com/help/ for additional direct deposit and bonus eligibility requirements.

There is no additional charge for this feature. Fees apply to your use of the prepaid card. See your Cardholder Agreement for fees, terms and conditions.

Applies to customers with prepaid cards issued by The Bancorp Bank with recurring direct deposits, and will be effective after the second direct deposit is received. Faster access to funds is based on comparison of traditional banking policies versus eligible electronic direct deposit. Direct deposit and early deposit capability is subject to payer’s support of the feature and timing of payer’s funding. MetaBank is not associated in any way with this offer and does not endorse or sponsor this offer.

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