AccountNow® Prepaid Card
Is AccountNow® The Right Prepaid Card For You?AccountNow® is a great prepaid debit card. It offers the basic necessary features that many other cards offer. However, one of the things we personally like about AccountNow is the ease of use and customer service. AccountNow also offer a lot of learning materials in the form of blogs called “Money 411“ (currently no longer available since Green Dot replaced AccountNow website with their promotion for Green Dot Unlimited). This shows the company cares about saving you money and helping you make smart money decisions. We are not saying that other prepaid debit card companies do not offer financial learning materials and tools, however, there are none that come to mind. Unfortunately Money 411 which was a unique selling point is no longer available.
AccountNow Program That Builds Your Credit ScoreAccountNow use to offer a program that help its consumer build their credit score. This was something we really enjoyed. Not only did they have a program that help build your credit but you could also receive a loan with another company that has partnered with them. This is however, a thing of the past. There is no sign or advertisement that this program still exists. AccountNow does offer direct deposit and mobile checking, but again these features are available for many prepaid debit cards.
AccountNow In A Nutshell
AccountNow in a nutshell is a pretty basic prepaid debit card that offers the minimum and nothing else. They have excellent customer service and support team. There have been times where a customer had a negative balance in their account and AccountNow forgave them for it and wiped it clean. That’s pretty cool although consumers should not expect this. They advertise 135,000 locations but in general many other debit cards have about the same amount of locations when you include the fact that Moneygram, Visa ReadyLink (reloads all Visa cards) and selected Western Union locations all reload prepaid debit cards.