CashPass was founded in Burnsville, MN in 2003, with the goal of providing financial resources to the “unbanked” and “underbanked”. The CashPass Pre-Paid card is a secure way for customers to keep their money without being charged excessive fees. The CashPass card is accepted anywhere in the world that Debit MasterCard is accepted as credit, debit, or ATMS.
CashPass’ primary focus is on providing financial services and security to those who do not have checking accounts or credit cards. We cater to the “unbanked” and “underbanked” without excessive banking fees and restrictive practices which traditional financial institutions impose.
MetaBank™, located in South Dakota, issues the CashPass Prepaid MasterCard Card. However, cardholder card accounts are managed by CashPass and individual cardholders do not have a personal bank account with MetaBank.
The CashPass card is a Signature and PIN-accessed card. The card account cannot be overdrawn or abused. Without the PIN, the card cannot be used for ATM or debit transactions. If the pin is stolen along with the card, the cardholder's liability is limited to $50.00 if the loss is reported promptly, per Reg. E. Once we are notified of a lost or stolen card, and the cardholder correctly identifies himself, the card account is immediately frozen.
No. CashPass cardholders do not need to have any banking relationship to qualify for and use the CashPass card. Unlike traditional check cards, the CashPass card is not tied to an individual cardholder's checking account.
In compliance with the USA PATRIOT Act and other laws, you must be a U.S. resident with a valid government issued ID and a verifiable address to open a card account and order a card. Currently we do not issue cards to residents of Puerto Rico, Guam, Virgin Islands, American Samoa or other U.S. territories.
A list of CashPass distributors can be found at www.cashpass.com, where you can search for a distributor near you. You can also apply for a CashPass card online at www.cashpass.com, or call Customer Support at 1-877-766-3551 for more information.
If you apply for a CashPass card at a distributor location, you will receive an “instant issue” card in the store. This “instant issue” card gives you access to your funds immediately. If you upgrade to a personalized card for a fee of $9.95, you will receive the personalized card in the mail 7-10 business days after you place your order.
If you apply online for a CashPass Prepaid MasterCard and passed the identification process your personalized card will come in the mail 7-10 business days from the application date.
Yes. When you first apply for a CashPass card, you receive an “instant issue” card with no activation fee, which gives you access to your funds immediately. If you would like to receive a personalized card with your name on it, just contact Customer Support and you will be sent a card with your name on it for a one time activation fee of $9.95.
If you apply online you will only receive a personalized card. The $9.95 activation fee will assess the first time you load your card.
You can use your CashPass card anywhere where Debit MasterCard is accepted as credit, debit, or at an ATM. Please contact customer service for a list of blocked countries where your card can not be used.
Your CashPass card is versatile. You can use your card as “credit”, where you run the card and sign for the purchase. You can also use the card as “debit”, which means that you enter your PIN to make a purchase. You can also use your CashPass card at any ATM where Debit MasterCard is accepted to withdraw cash. The CashPass card can also be used over the phone and online to make purchases.
No. However, if you need to send a payment to a business or single party, you can register your account online and use Click-n-Pay at www.cashpass.com which gives you an option to have a check mailed to the payee personal or business.
CashPass offers several ways to add cash to your CashPass card so adding cash is quick and convenient. You can add cash through: CashPass Retail Locations: Add cash to your CashPass card at one of several CashPass retail locations, your payment is credited to your card account instantly. Visit us at www.cashpass.com for a list of CashPass distributor locations. ACH Money Share: Add cash to your CashPass card by loading funds from your personal checking or savings account. All ACH transactions are held up to 7 business days before being credited to your card account. Direct Deposit: Have pay, dividends, disability and government checks (i.e. Social Security, Medicare, Welfare, etc.) added directly to your CashPass card. Your payment is credited to your card account the same business day. Money orders: Send us a cashier's check or non-U.S. Postal Service money order. All cashier's checks and money orders are held 10 business days before being credited to your CashPass card. Western Union: Load money to your CashPass card at any of the over 46 thousand Western Union agent locations nationwide (go to www.cashpass.com for details). PayZone: Load money to your CashPass card at thousands of PayZone locations nationwide (go to www.cashpass.com for details).
Yes. You can load up to $500.00 per month onto the card from your checking account. See how to add funds to your card account for further details.
You can transfer funds from other accounts onto your CashPass card. Transfers from other accounts to your CashPass card need to be initiated at the sending financial institution. Electronic transfers will take 3-5 business days to post to your account. This load comes in the form of an ACH transfer. Please logon to your online account for specific ACH instructions or contact a CashPass customer service representative for details.
The cash withdrawal limit (ATM withdrawals and cash advances at a bank) is $900.00 per day. The POS (point of sale – using debit and/or credit) limit is $5,000.00 per day. The combined limit of cash withdrawals and POS transactions is $5,000.00 per day.
The minimum load ranges from $0.01-$10.00 based on your card product. Remember to account for your load fee when loading small amounts to your card. The maximum load amounts are as follows: $5,000.00 per load, $10,000.00 per day with a maximum allowed balance of $20,000.00 in a 30 day period.
Your CashPass card does not have a required minimum balance, however it is a good idea to keep a small amount of money on your card so that the account remains active and you have enough to cover your monthly maintenance fee if your card product has one.
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When you call to activate your card, you will have the option to set up a PIN. The PIN is 4 digits long and should never be shared with anyone. If at any time you would like to change your PIN, you can do it by calling Customer Support, through the automated system, or online at www.cashpass.com. You will need to wait 30 minutes to use your PIN once you reset it.
You can use your card as credit or debit anywhere Debit MasterCard is accepted. If you would like to withdraw funds from an ATM, be advised that ATMs typically dispense increments of $10.00 and $20.00. You also have the option of using your card as debit to get cash back from store locations that offer a “cash back” option. You can also use the card as credit for the amount of the purchase.
If you are having problems with you PIN, there could be a few different causes. You may have recently changed your PIN. When you change your PIN, you must wait 30 minutes for the new PIN to go into effect. If you enter the incorrect PIN too many times, your account will lock for security purposes. To have your account unlocked, you will need to contact Customer Support to have the PIN fail count reset.
You can view and manage all of your account information once you register your online account at www.cashpass.com. You can also call Customer Support during business hours or use the automated system to go through your recent transactions.
If your card has been lost, stolen, or compromised, please contact Customer Support to have it marked lost or stolen immediately. You can also use the automated system to report your card lost or stolen. If after business hours please use the automated system to report the card lost to prevent any unauthorized transactions. Once a card is marked lost or stolen, it cannot be used or reactivated.
Immediately call customer service and request a replacement card, they can deactivate your card to prevent unauthorized use. Cardholders may also go into a CashPass retail location and report their card lost or stolen and receive a replacement card at the location.
If your card is lost or stolen, you will want to contact Customer Support immediately, or report your card lost or stolen through the automated service. Reporting your card lost or stolen will deactivate the card immediately. The card replacement fee for a lost or stolen card is $10.00, and you will receive a new card with a new card number and account number. If you notice that there are any unauthorized transactions that occur on your account, you can call Customer Support to get information on filing a dispute. A dispute can take 60-90 days to finalize.
You can set up a CashPass account for no charge; however, depending on your card product you may have an activation fee ranging from $4.95-$9.95. You have the option to upgrade your CashPass card to a personalized card, which has your name on it for a one time fee of $9.95.
If you decide to cancel your CashPass account and have your remaining funds reimbursed, there is a $10.00 Balance Reimbursement Fee for a check to be sent to you. The check will take 6-10 weeks to arrive via USPS. If you want to cancel your account, you can use your card as credit or debit anywhere MasterCard is accepted until the balance is $0.00, then call Customer Support to request that your account be cancelled.
If you use an ATM outside of the United States, you will incur the Foreign ATM fee associated with your CashPass card, which will range from $0.00 - $3.50 depending on your card product. You may also receive a surcharge from the ATM in addition to the fee that is associated with your CashPass card.
If your financial situation changes and there is a different card product which would better suit your needs, you can call Customer Support to review your options. We want each customer to have the best card product to meet their needs.
When you pay at the pump, a pre-authorization is done for an amount between $30.00-$75.00. This is due to the fact that the authorization is done before the amount of the transaction is unknown. If you do pay at the pump, the transaction will settle for the amount you actually pumped within 24-48 hours of the initial transaction. You can avoid this pre-authorization by pre-paying inside the store or paying after you pump.
If the merchant has already finalized the initial transaction, you will see a merchant credit on your card in 3-5 business days. If the transaction is still pending, it can take up to 15 days from the date of the initial transaction for the funds to return to your card. Authorizations for car rentals and hotels can take up to 30 days to return to your card.
Sometimes ATMs have errors or simply run out of money. If you experience a problem with an ATM, you can attempt to contact the ATM owner by calling the number listed on the ATM. In most cases, the ATM runs an error report each day, which will credit you card back for the funds you did not receive. This error reporting typically takes 24-48 hours to complete. If the ATM settles the transaction as though you received the funds, you will have to file a dispute. Disputes can take 60-90 days to finalize. Contact Customer Support for more information on filing a dispute.
First, contact CashPass Customer Support to see if the transaction shows as an error on your account. If the transaction shows pending on your account, but the merchant says that the transaction was declined, you can request that the merchant fax a statement to CashPass. The statement should be on company letterhead and include the following information:
The company’s MasterCard merchant ID number
The authorization or decline code for the transaction
A manager’s name, phone number and signature
Permission to release the funds.
If the merchant is unwilling to provide this information, and unwilling to issue a merchant credit/refund, you may file a dispute. A dispute can take 60-90 days to finalize. Please contact Customer Support for more information on filing a dispute.
No. The distributor location where you purchased your card will not be able to assist you. Please contact CashPass Customer Support for any issues with your card. Customer Support will advise you of your options for unauthorized transactions and filing a dispute, if necessary.
Please check to ensure that you are using the active card. When you receive your personalized card in the mail and call to activate it, the temporary card (the one without your name on it) is automatically deactivated. You also want to make sure that you are using the correct PIN if you are having trouble with debit transactions. If you are still having trouble, please call CashPass Customer Support for assistance.
To use your CashPass card as a calling card, simply call 1-877-766-3551 (also located on the back of your card), choose option 3 to go to the automated system. Once in the automated system, you will be given the option to use your CashPass card as a calling card. Once your call is complete, the cost of the call will be deducted from your available balance.
Click-n-Pay is CashPass’ electronic bill payment service that saves you time and money when paying your bills. Click-n-Pay allows you to set up one time or recurring payments for ANY bill you need to pay. We have over 5,000 billers already in our database for electronic payments. If you need to make a payment to a biller not listed in our database, simply manually add your biller and a paper check will be sent on your behalf. Once the payment is set up, the amount of the payment is immediately deducted from your balance, so you never have to worry about a bounced check.
Once you’ve registered your online account, just go to the Click-n-Pay section, where you can find over 5,000 billers already in our database, or add your own billers. Click-n-Pay is easy to use. Simply enter the biller name, your account number, and the amount you’d like to pay. If your biller is already in our database, the payment should post in 1-2 business days. If you manually add a biller and a paper check is sent via USPS, your payment will post in 7-10 business days. You can view the status of each Click-n-Pay payment in your account transaction history.
Depending on your card product, Click-n-Pay cost can range from $.45 to $2.00 per payment. See your terms and conditions or www.cashpass.com for pricing specific to your card product.
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* The USA PATRIOT Act is a Federal law that requires all financial institutions to obtain, verify, and record information that identifies each person who opens an account. You will be asked to provide your name, address, date of birth, and other information that will allow us to identify you. You may also be asked to provide documentation as proof of identification. “100% Approval” and “No one is Turned Down” is contingent upon successfully passing this mandatory identification confirmation.
**SmartMoney - For over a decade CashPass has serviced prepaid card account customers. Customers have often found their CashPass card account is a smarter way for them to manage their finances.