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 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 Visa Prepaid 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 Visa Prepaid Card. Once you load your AccountNow Gold Visa Prepaid 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 18 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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$15 Direct Deposit Bonus§

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© 2017 Green Dot Corporation. New cards are provided by Green Dot Corporation, a member service provider for Green Dot Bank, and issued by Green Dot Bank, Member FDIC, pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A. Inc. Green Dot is a registered trademark of Green Dot Corporation.  Green Dot Bank operates under the following registered trade names: GoBank, Green Dot Bank and Bonneville Bank. All of these registered trade names are used by, and refer to, a single FDIC-insured bank, Green Dot Bank. Deposits under any of these trade names are deposits with Green Dot Bank and are aggregated for deposit insurance coverage. For existing card accounts, please see back of card or log in to your account to see the card issuer.

*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, social security number 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. Approval is subject to identity verification, as well as and other fraud prevention measures.

**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

§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 in qualifying deposits per month via recurring direct deposit in two or more consecutive months. Bonus must be redeemed by phone at 877-553-3767 within 30 days of meeting qualifications. Please see help for eligibility and redemption requirements.

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

This is not a credit card. Subject to ID verification.

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