Get Your Paycheck up to 2 Days Earlier with Free Direct Deposit
(Subject to your payment provider’s process and timing)
We know what it’s like to count down the days until payday. For Green Dot card holders, we have a way to help you out. When you have direct deposit set up on your Green Dot card (it’s free to set up), you can get access to your money up to 2 days early, depending on when we get the payment instructions from your employer or benefits provider. Whether you’re getting a weekly paycheck, a monthly social security check or an IRS tax refund, setting up direct deposit gets your money loaded on to your Green Dot card directly, with no extra charges.
Not sure how to set up direct deposit to your prepaid card or debit card? Here are the three simple steps:
- Get a prepaid card or debit card (make sure to get a Green Dot card if you want the possibility of getting paid up to 2 days earlier).
- Log in and get your direct deposit account number & routing number.
- Bring those numbers to your payroll or benefits provider (write them down or print them out). Your employer will probably tell you that it’ll take a couple weeks to get the first automatic deposit.
- Helpful tip: most companies allow you to split your direct deposit to more than one account. So, if you have two accounts, you can split up your paycheck between cards.
Watch this short video to walk you through it:
Wondering how Green Dot is able to deposit your paycheck up to 2 days earlier? Many times, your employer or benefits provider will notify our bank of your incoming deposit in advance of your actual pay day. If they do, we will credit your pay or benefits to your card when they give us that advance notice instead of waiting for pay day. This way, you can have access to your money sooner.
If we know you’re paycheck is coming… then we just want you to have it as soon as possible.