How it Works
The Brink's Money Prepaid Mastercard® lets you focus on the things that are most important in your life. Here's how it works:
Order a Card
To order a Card, provide your name, mailing address and email address. You'll receive a Card in the mail within 7-10 business days. (Residents of the State of Vermont are ineligible to open a Card Account).
Activate your Card
Once your Card arrives in the mail, activate your Card, and verify your identity1 with your name, address, date of birth and government ID number. Call our automated, toll-free number 1 (877) 788-9067, or click the link below and activate it online.
Add Money to Your Card Account
Here are some of the ways to add money to your Card Account once you've activated your Card and verified your identity.1
- Enroll in Direct Deposit to have your paycheck or government benefits onto your Card Account
- Transfer money2 to and from another Brink's Cardholder.
- Visit any of the over 130,000 reload locations in the Netspend Reload Network3
Get a Tax Refund: Faster than a Paper Check when you E-File and use Direct Deposit4
Here's how to have your tax refund direct deposited to a Brink's Money Prepaid Mastercard.
- Order a Brink's Money Prepaid Mastercard and it will arrive in about 7–10 business days . If you already have a Card, log in to your Card Account to get your Account Number and Routing Number and go to step 3.
- Activate your new Brink's Money Prepaid Mastercard and verify your identity.1
- When filing your taxes, put your Account Number and Routing Number in the designated fields (shown below) and indicate 'Checking' as the account type. If you have a professional tax preparer, give them these numbers.
ATTENTION JOINT FILERS: Please make sure both parties are listed on the Card Account.Order Your Card Go To My Account
Direct Deposit Your Tax Refund
Direct Deposit Your Money to Your Brink's Money Prepaid Card Account!
With Direct Deposit, you don't have to wait in line to cash your check, pay checking cashing fees, or worry about a paper check being lost or stolen. It's convenient and faster4 than waiting for a paper check in the mail! Use Direct Deposit for your tax refund…and for all your payroll and benefit checks too.
What It Costs
The information you need, right up front.
These are some of the most common fees associated with the use of your Card. For a complete list of fees, please refer to the fee schedule in the Cardholder Agreement.
Plus, when you Direct Deposit at least $500 in payroll or government benefits in a calendar month onto your Brink's Money Prepaid Card, you're eligible for the Reduced Monthly Plan5. With the Reduced Monthly Plan you get:
- Purchase transactions for just $5 per month (compared to $9.95)5
- You could be covered when you're a little short with our $10 Purchase Cushion6
- Access an optional Savings Account that earns up to 5.00% APY7
All fee amounts will be withdrawn from your Card Account, except where prohibited by law. NOTE: Fees assessed to your Card Account balance may bring your Card Account balance negative.
|Three Plan Fee Options:||Pay-As-You-GoSM Plan +||Monthly Plan||Reduced Monthly Plan +++|
|Plan Fee||No Fee||$9.95 per month||$5.00 per month|
|Signature Purchase Transaction Fee ++||$1.50||Included in Plan||Included in Plan|
|PIN Purchase Transaction Fee ++||$1.50||Included in Plan||Included in Plan|
|Foreign Transaction Surcharge||4.0% of the U.S. Dollar amount of the purchase transaction.||4.0% of the U.S. Dollar amount of the purchase transaction.||4.0% of the U.S. Dollar amount of the purchase transaction.|
- + The Pay-As-You-Go Plan is automatically effective on your Card Account when you first obtain the Card. If you wish to change to another Plan, just call 1 (877) 849‐3249 or visit BrinksPrepaidMastercard.com.
- ++ During checkout, select "CREDIT" on the keypad to make a Signature Purchase, or select "DEBIT" and enter your PIN to make a PIN Purchase.
- +++ To qualify for the Reduced Monthly Plan, your Card Account must receive qualifying direct deposits of paychecks and/or government benefits totaling at least $500 in one (1) calendar month.
|Withdraw Cash (See our tip on how to avoid ATM fees below)|
|Over-the-Counter Cash Withdrawal Fee at a financial institution (also referred to as the "OTC Withdrawal Fee")||$3.00 per withdrawal. A fee may also be assessed by a financial institution that is not a Mastercard member financial institution.|
|Over-the-Counter Cash Withdrawal Fee at a Netspend Reload Network location (also referred to as the "OTC Withdrawal Fee – Reload Network")||Up to the Greater of 2.75% of the withdrawal amount or $4.00 per withdrawal. Fee may be either a flat fee or a percentage of the withdrawal amount. Fee is determined and assessed by operator of Netspend Reload Network location, and varies depending on location and amount of cash withdrawn. This is a third-party fee and is subject to change.|
|ATM Withdrawal Fee - Domestic||$2.50 per withdrawal, plus ATM owner fees, if any.|
|ATM Withdrawal Fee - International||No Fee.|
|Foreign Transaction Surcharge||4% per foreign transaction. Calculated based on the U.S. Dollar amount of the purchase transaction or cash withdrawal. Charged in addition to any applicable Purchase Transaction Fee or OTC Withdrawal Fee.|
|ATM Transaction Decline Fee - Domestic or International||$1.00 per declined transaction. You may also be charged a fee by the ATM operator.|
|Tip to avoid ATM fees: Select "DEBIT" and enter your PIN to get cash back when making purchases at many retailers, such as grocery stores.|
|Add Money to your Card Account|
|Direct Deposit (ACH Deposit)||No Fee.|
|Cash Reload at a Netspend Reload Network Location||Up to $3.95 per load. Fee is determined and assessed by operator of Netspend Reload Network location, and varies depending on location. This is a third-party fee and is subject to change.|
|Mobile Check Load Fee - Standard||This is a third-party fee and is subject to change. Standard text message or data rates may apply.|
|Mobile Check Load Fee – Expedited (Government and Payroll Checks with a Pre-printed Signature)||Greater of 2.0% of total check amount or $5.00 per check load. Percentage taken of total check amount. Fee deducted from check total prior to loading your Card Account. This is a third-party fee and is subject to change. Standard text message or data rates may apply.|
|Mobile Check Load Fee – Expedited (All Other Accepted Check Types)||Greater of 5.0% of total check amount or $5.00 per check load. Percentage taken of total check amount. Fee deducted from check total prior to loading your Card Account. This is a third-party fee and is subject to change. Standard text message or data rates may apply.|
|Move Money to and from your Card Account|
|Western Union Money Transfer®||Fee varies Per transfer. Fee to send money is determined and assessed by Western Union. No fee to receive money on your Card via Western Union Money Transfer. This is a third-party fee and is subject to change.|
|Account-to-Account Transfer Fee via Website||No Fee. www.brinksprepaidmastercard.com.|
|Account-to-Account Transfer Fee via CS Agent||$4.95 per transfer via Customer Service Agent. Fee is assessed to transferor's account when the transfer is processed.|
|Me-to-Me Transfer – Inbound||No Fee. Transfer of funds via ACH from your bank account at another financial institution to your Card Account.|
|Me-to-Me Transfer – Outbound||$3.00 per transfer. Transfer of funds via ACH from your Card Account to your bank account at another financial institution.|
|Check Your Balance:|
|Balance Inquiry Fee – Online Account Center||No Fee.|
|Balance Inquiry Fee – Email or Text Message||No fee; standard text message or data rates may apply.|
|Balance Inquiry Fee – Telephone Automated Service||No Fee.|
|Balance Inquiry Fee – Telephone CS Agent||No Fee.|
|Balance Inquiry Fee – ATM Domestic||$0.50 each, plus ATM owner fees, if any.|
|Balance Inquiry Fee – ATM International||No Fee.|
|Manage Your Account:|
|Check Request Fee||$5.95 for processing and mailing of a return of funds check at Card Account closure. Refund checks are not issued for balances of less than $1.00. If your Card Account balance will be reduced to less than $1.00 after the Check Request Fee is debited, the Check Request Fee will be waived.|
|Additional Statement Mailing Fee||No Fee.|
|Additional Card Fee||No Fee.|
|Replacement Card Fee||$9.95 per lost, stolen, or damaged Card replaced.|
|Card Delivery Fee - 7-10 Business Days||No Fee.|
|Card Delivery Fee - 3 Business Days||$20.00, assessed when processed.|
|Card Delivery Fee - 1-2 Business Days||$25.00, assessed when processed.|
|Account Maintenance Fee (also referred to as the "Account Inactivity Fee")||$5.95 per month. Fee applies if there are funds in the Card Account and the Card Account has had no activity, i.e., no purchases; no cash withdrawals; no load transactions; and no Balance Inquiry Fee for ninety (90) days. If enrolled in the Monthly Plan and your Card Account has had no activity as described above, this fee applies instead of the Monthly Plan Fee.|
|Bill Payment Fee||You can see a full range of options, including Automated Clearing House (ACH) Payments and MoneyGram® Bill Payment Service, in your Online Account Center. Depending on the bill payment service you select, a fee may be assessed to your Card Account and will be disclosed to you prior to use of the service. Certain fees are determined and assessed by third-party service providers.|
|ACH/Preauthorized Payment Transaction Decline Fee||$1.00 per declined ACH transaction|
|Stop Payment Fee||No Fee.|
|Custom Card Fee||$4.95 per Custom Card, if available.|
Adding money to your Brink's Money Prepaid Mastercard is convenient. Visit one of the over 130,000 Netspend Reload locations3, transfer2 money from a qualifying bank account, or get paid up to 2 days faster8 with no-cost Direct Deposit.
Direct Deposit your paycheck to:
- Get paid up to 2 days faster8
- Save time – don't wait in line to cash your check
- Save money – don't pay fees to cash your checks
- There's no cost9 to enroll
Get more with the Reduced Monthly Plan
Direct Deposit more than $500 in payroll or government benefits in a calendar month and you'll be eligible for the Reduced Monthly Plan, our plan with the most features. Just $5 a month (compared to $9.95) for purchase transactions!5
Convenient ways to Transfer Money2
You can add money to your Brink's Card from an existing bank account or from another Brink's Card. Find out how.
Nearby Reload Locations
Take cash to any of the over 130,000 Reload Locations in the Netspend Reload Network load it to fund your card.
Use Your Card
Your money is available wherever you are.
Wherever you are, so are we.
Use your Brink's Money Prepaid Mastercard to shop online, in stores, on the phone… basically anywhere Debit Mastercard is accepted!
You can use your Brink's Money Prepaid Mastercard to pay for just about anything. Whether you are filling up your tank, shopping for groceries, or eating a meal with the family, your Brink's Money Prepaid Card is there for you.
Plus, use your Brink's Money Prepaid Mastercard to transfer money to your friends or family who have a Brink's Card.2
Pay Your Bills
Conveniently pay your bills over the phone using your Brink's Money Prepaid Mastercard, or take advantage of the bill payment services in the Online Account Center.9
Maximize Your Money
Peace of Mind
Order a Brink's Money Prepaid Mastercard and get the peace of mind you deserve. Take advantage of the convenient features that help take the stress out of managing your money so you can spend time on the important things, like friends, family and everyday life!
Reduced Monthly Plan
Just direct deposit $500 or more in payroll or government benefits in a calendar month to your Card Account. As soon as you do, you are eligible for our Reduced Monthly Plan (just $5 per month compared to $9.95)5, plus you get:
- You could be covered when you're a little short with our $10 Purchase Cushion6
- Access to a Savings Account that earns up to a 5.00% APY7
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Use your Card at qualifying places and you could earn cash back offers back to your Card Account.