How to set up Direct Deposit on a AccountNow Visa Card

Direct deposit saves you time and money. Whether you receive a weekly paycheck or a monthly benefit check from the government, there are excellent reasons to have your money added to your AccountNow Visa Card by direct deposit.
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• Convenience: You still have access to your funds, even if you are on vacation. You don’t have to make a trip to deposit or cash your check, either.
• Cost: It costs nothing to use direct deposit, so you save check cashing fees.
• Safety: Checks can be removed from your mailbox, mistakenly delivered to the wrong address, or lost.
• Time: With direct deposit, there is no more waiting in a long line to cash your check.

Setting up a direct deposit on your AccountNow Visa Card is easy and only takes a couple of minutes to complete the form.

Direct Deposits for Government Benefit Checks

To set up direct deposit for your Social Security, VA pension, or other government benefit checks, you will need to follow the steps listed below.

  1. Locate all the information you will need:
    • Your AccountNow account number and routing number;
    • Your benefits claim number or last check number you received;
    • Your Social Security Number
    • Your name and address as it is on file with the agency issuing your checks.
  2. Go to www.accountnow.com and log in to your account.
  3. Click the tab labeled, “Add Money”.
  4. Click on “Benefits” to select deposits from government agencies.
  5. You can then choose the option to print your direct deposit enrollment form or complete enrollment online.

If you are not sure what your routing and account numbers are, they will be on the page after your form for direct deposit of government benefits.

Direct Deposits for Payroll Checks on Your AccountNow Visa Card

  1. Verify with your employer that direct deposit is an option the company offers.
  2. Go to www.accountnow.com and log in to your account.
  3. Find the “Add Money” tab and click on it.
  4. Select the “Paycheck” option.
  5. You can then choose to email the direct deposit form to yourself or print it.
  6. Give the form to your employer.

Your account and routing numbers will be on the direct deposit form.

Direct Deposits for Tax Refund Checks to Your AccountNow Visa Card

You can use your AccountNow Visa card as a tax refund card. Locate your routing number and direct deposit account number. If you do not know these numbers, you can find them by following these steps.

  1. Go to www.accountnow.com and log in to your account.
  2. Find the “Add Money” tab and click on it.
  3. Select the “Paycheck” option.
  4. Locate the numbers on the direct deposit form.
  5. When you file your tax return, select the direct deposit option and enter these numbers when requested.

There is a $6,000 limit on direct deposits, so do not choose this option if your refund is going to be in excess of that amount. It will be rejected.

Important Tips for Direct Deposits to AccountNow Visa Cards

• It normally takes one or two payroll cycles before direct deposits begin. Always open your pay envelopes to see if you received a check or a statement.
• Do not exceed the deposit limits ($6,000 per day) or the maximum you can have open on your card at any one time ($10,000).
• You can verify deposits at www.accountnow.com. Select the tab marked “Login” and enter your information. Then select “View Account Activity” and provide the information requested and choose the button labeled “Log In”. Next, select “Card Account Activity” to see your card balance and activity.

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