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How does it work if I get Fast Cash Advance on a Green Dot Prepaid Visa® Card?


The FastCashADVANCE will be loaded onto your card upon advance approval.1  Once funds have been deposited to your Green Dot Prepaid Visa Card you will receive an email notification.2  You'll receive the remaining refund amount on the same card, so there’s no need to return to your tax professional’s office to pick up a check.

Because the card is offered in your tax professional’s office your name will not be printed on the card, but a personalized card will be mailed to you if you qualify.

If you filed a joint return a personalized card will be printed in the name of the primary taxpayer and mailed to your residence if you qualify for a personalized card. The secondary taxpayer can request a second personalized card through the Green Dot Card website once the initial card has been received.*


*A second card fee may apply.

1 Fast Cash Advance is an optional tax-refund related loan provided by First Century Bank, N.A., member FDIC (it is not the actual tax refund) and is available at participating locations. The amount of the loan will be deducted from tax refunds and reduce the amount that is paid directly to the taxpayer from the refund. Fees for other optional products or product features may apply, and will be disclosed at the time of application. Tax returns may be filed electronically without applying for this loan. Loans are offered in amounts of $500 and $1,000 and are offered upon IRS acknowledgment of the tax return. All loans have an Annual Percentage Rate (APR) of 0%. For example, for a loan of $1,000 with a repayment period of 30 days, the total amount payable in a single payment is $1,000.00. Not all consumers will qualify for a loan or for the maximum loan amount. Offer and terms subject to change at any time without prior notice.

2 Must be 18 or older. Registration, online access, mobile number and identity verification is required to open an account and access all features. See Cardholder Agreement at for fees, terms and conditions. Card issued by Green Dot Bank, Member FDIC, pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A., Inc. Visa is a registered trademark of Visa International Service Association. 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. ©2021 Green Dot Corporation.


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