Netspend® Visa® Prepaid Card

Tax Refunds up to 5 Days Faster1 with Direct Deposit!

Give clients access to their tax refund up to 5 days faster1 with a Netspend Prepaid Card!

As an ERO, a Netspend Visa Prepaid Card allows you to:

  • Earn as much as a $15 rebate2 for each Refund Transfer3 funded to a card4.
  • Increase customer retention.
  • Save time and money on in-office check printing costs.
  • Help customers manage their money.
  • Improve operational efficiencies associated with issuing checks and responding to "Where's my refund?" requests.

Card use subject to card activation and ID verification4.

 

Your customers who direct deposit their tax refund to a Netspend Visa Prepaid Card:

  • Get access to their funds up to 5 days fasterwith direct deposit.
  • Receive a text5 or email when their refund is deposited.
  • Avoid waiting for a paper check; no worrying over lost or stolen paper refund check. Eliminate check cashing fees on tax funds (fees & terms apply to use of the card).

 

What else does a Netspend Visa Prepaid Card offer your customers?

  • Access to pay or benefits up to 2 days faster6 with direct deposit.
  • Cash back offers7 on select purchases.
  • Over-the-counter cash withdrawals up to $5,000.
  • Ability to load8 check funds to a Card Account using the Netspend Mobile App5.
  • High-yield Savings Account9.
  • Eligible Cardholders may receive offers to upgrade to a more feature-rich bank account (banking services provided by Republic Bank & Trust Comany, Member FDIC).

 

Enroll today to offer the Netspend Visa Prepaid Card!

  • Indicate on your ERO application that you want to offer Netspend Visa Prepaid Cards.
  • The cards, issuing instructions and marketing kit will be sent separately from your regular shipment of tax season materials.

 

Netspend Visa Prepaid Card Marketing Kit:

  • Includes: counter mat, table tents, tip sheets and Cardholder welcome kits.
  • Cards and marketing materials should arrive by the second week of January.
  • If you haven't received your materials or need to order additional, please contact Republic Bank.

 

 

1 5 days faster funding claim is limited to federal tax return funds and is based on a comparison of our policy of making funds available upon receipt of payment instruction versus the typical banking practice of posting funds at settlement. Fraud prevention restrictions may delay availability of funds with or without notice. Early availability of federal tax return funds requires IRS support of direct deposit and is submect to the timng of IRS payment instrcution. IRS processing times will not be affected. For up-to-date information from the IRS, visit www.irs.gov/refunds.

2 An ERO office will receive a rebate of $10 for each Netspend Card, up to 10 (ten) cards, or $15 if the office volume is 11 (eleven) or greater, for all cards issued and funded by a Refund Transfer with at least $50 between January 1, 2023 - May 31, 2023 (the “promotional period”). This offer is from Republic Bank & Trust Company. Netspend or Visa are not affiliated in any way with this offer and do not endorse or sponsor this offer.

3 A Refund Transfer is a fee-based product offered by Republic Bank & Trust Company, Member FDIC. A Refund Transfer Fee and all other authorized amounts will be deducted from the taxpayer’s tax refund. Pricing and rebates vary by software.

4 IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR OPENING A CARD ACCOUNT: To help the federal government fight the funding of terrorism and money laundering activities, the USA PATRIOT Act requires us 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 your government ID number. We may also ask to see your driver’s license or other identifying information. Card activation and identity verification required before you can use the Card Account. If your identity is partially verified, full use of the Card Account will be restricted, but you may be able to use the Card for in-store purchase transactions. Restrictions include: no ATM withdrawals, international transactions, account-to-account transfers and additional loads. Use of Card Account also subject to fraud prevention restrictions at any time, with or without notice. Residents of Vermont are ineligible to open a Card Account.

5 Netspend does not charge for this service, but your wireless carrier may charge for messages or data.

6 Faster funding is based on a comparison of our policy of making funds available upon receipt of payment instruction versus the typical banking practice of posting funds at settlement. Fraud prevention restrictions may delay availability of funds with or without notice. Early availability of funds requires payor's support of direct deposit and is subject to the timing of payor's payment instruction.

7 Payback RewardsSM is an optional program. You may opt-out at any time by visiting your your Payback Rewards Summary Page at your Online Account Center. Reward offers are based on individual shopping habits. Cash back rewards are credited to your Card Account and are not available in the form of a check or other direct payment method. See the program FAQs and Terms and Conditions in your Online Account Center for additional details about how and when you get rewarded. Program sponsor: Netspend Corporation. Republic Bank & Trust Company and Visa are not affiliated in any way with this offer and do not endorse or sponsors this offer.

8 Mobile Check Load is a service provided by First Century Bank, N.A. and Ingo Money, Inc., subject to the First Century Bank and Ingo Money Terms and Conditions, and Privacy Policy. Approval review usually takes 3 to 5 minutes but can take up to one hour. All checks are subject to approval for funding in Ingo Money’s sole discretion. Fees apply for approved Money in Minutes transactions funded to your card. Unapproved checks will not be funded to your card. Ingo Money reserves the right to recover losses resulting from illegal or fraudulent use of the Ingo Money Service. Your wireless carrier may charge a fee for message and data usage. Additional transaction fees, costs, terms and conditions may be associated with the funding and use of your card. See your Cardholder Agreement for details. Mobile Check Load service is not available for use within the state of New York.

9 The Savings Account is made available through Republic Bank & Trust Company, Member FDIC. Card Account and Savings Account funds are FDIC-insured upon verification of your identity. No minimum balance necessary to open Savings. Because Savings Account funds are withdrawn trough the Card Account (maximum 6 such transfers per calendar month), Card Account transaction fees could reduce the interest earned on the Savings Account. To participate in the Savings Account program, you must consent to and continue receiving communications from us in electronic form. If you are subject to Internal Revenue Service backup withholding at the time of your request to open the Savings Account, your request will be declined. For purposes of FDIC coverage, all funds held on deposit by you at Republic Bank & Trust Company will be aggregated up to the coverage limit, currently, $250,000.00.

The Netspend Visa Prepaid Card is issued by Republic Bank & Trust Company, Member FDIC pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A. Inc. Netspend, is a registered agent of Republic Bank & Trust Company. This card may be used everywhere Visa debit cards are accepted. Certain products and services may be licensed under U.S. Patent Nos. 6,000,608 and 6,189,787. Use of the Card Account is subject to activation, ID verification and funds availability. Transaction fees, terms and conditions apply to the use and reloading of the Card Account. See the Cardholder Agreement at republictaxpayer.com/terms for details. 

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