Q:

How can I activate my Green Dot card online?

A:

Quick Answer

As of September 2014, the Green Dot website allows users to activate temporary card numbers and personalized cards received in the mail by entering the 16-digit card number and the three-digit security code on the back. Activating a personalized card also requires knowing the expiration date for the card. After inputting the card numbers, customers pick a PIN and add other information through Green Dot's secure website.

Know More

Full Answer

Green Dot temporary cards bought in stores or online can be reloaded after identity verification. Consumers who purchase cards online are given temporary numbers to make over-the-phone or online purchases. Reloading temporary cards is done through MoneyPak, direct deposit or bank transfers.

Green Dot specializes in prepaid Mastercard and Visa debit card services that require a person's identity in order to be activated. Cards are usable at ATMs, in stores, online and as reloadable cards. Green Dot cards must have money loaded on them to be used, and they do not build credit on a credit report.

Green Dot is headquartered in Pasadena, Calif., and its subsidiary, Green Dot Bank, is in Provo, Utah. The company uses the stock ticker symbol "GDOT" on the New York Stock Exchange. More than 90,000 retailers sell Green Dot products as of September 2014.

Learn more about Credit & Lending

Related Questions

  • Q:

    How much does it cost to use a Green Dot prepaid Visa card?

    A:

    As of 2015, Green Dot Visa and Mastercard prepaid cards are free to purchase online and cost $4.95 to purchase from a retailer. By default Green Dot cards costs $5.95 per month to use. However, there are two ways to have this fee waived.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    At what ATMs can I use a Green Dot prepaid debit card?

    A:

    Green Dot prepaid debit cards can be used at any ATM, but the Green Dot debit card offers fee-free ATM use at more than 24,000 MoneyPass ATMs. MoneyPass ATMs are located throughout the United States, but no foreign locations exist as of 2015. The MoneyPass ATM network also offers a free smartphone app for locating nearby ATMs.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    Where can you purchase a Green Dot prepaid debit card?

    A:

    Consumers can purchase Green Dot prepaid debit cards at drug, department and grocery stores such as CVS Pharmacy and Wal-Mart, according to Green Dot's corporate website. A Green Dot prepaid card works like a debit card issued by a bank except that it is not tied to a checking account. Users add funds to the card, then use it to pay for purchases.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How do I activate my card online?

    A:

    The specific requirements to activate a credit card online vary by provider, but the first step is to follow a card activation link or phone number normally provided on a sticker on the card, according to CreditCards.com. Banks often allow the option to activate through an existing online bank account.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore