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Exciting News for AccountNow Blog Readers

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We’re hard at work putting together a series of articles for you on topics that will help you make money, save money, and learn some new things. Every week will feature a new topic. We may highlight one of our services from time to time or let you know about a new feature or sweepstakes, but usually we’ll cover topics that aren’t specifically about prepaid debit cards. (Don’t worry; you’ll still see our SSI deposit estimates every month!)

We’re going to have some fun with this and create new categories that combine the topic areas with the AccountNow brand name—like PracticalNOW, SavvyNOW, SafeNOW, and FamilyNOW. You’ll be able to scan through our topics and click those that interest you most. Our goal is to provide clear, actionable advice you can put to work in your life right away. We’d love your feedback. We may even highlight comments and videos from our readers to make things more interesting.

We want to be more than just your prepaid card company. Over the coming months you’ll find tips, advice, and links to resources on budgeting, money management, online finance, free vs. paid apps, holiday spending, and more. We hope you’ll participate in the discussion and let us know what topics we can research for you.  Think of AccountNow as your online financial resource.

We’ll answer questions like:

  • How can I make a little extra money this week?
  • How can I teach my kids to be great with money?
  • Do I qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit?
  • What’s a great way to save for a rainy day?
  • How can I celebrate the holidays and stick to a budget?

 

Is there a topic you’d like to know more about? Let us know and we’ll get on it!

And remember that you can always reach us on your favorite social network.

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Social Security Benefits Payments for November 2014 to your AccountNow Visa Prepaid Card & AccountNow Gold Visa Prepaid Card

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and some VA Benefit deposits with a normal payment date of November 1, 2014 from US TREASURY will post between October 27, 2014 and November 1, 2014.

Deposits for individuals who began receiving benefits prior to May 1997 or who receive both SSA & SSI payments with a normal payment date of November 3, 2014 from US TREASURY may post between October 29, 2014 and November 3, 2014.

Get November 2014 SSI benefits early with Accountnow prepaid debit cards

If your normal payment date falls on the second, third or fourth week of the month:

November SSI birthday payment schedule for AccountNow prepaid debit cards

The deposit dates shown above are ESTIMATES of when you will receive your SSI, Social Security, and Benefits payments, based on when we generally see payments post. Our ESTIMATED dates are not guaranteed.

AccountNow generally receives direct deposits from the Social Security Administration prior to the payment date shown on the schedule of Social Security Benefits payments for 2014. As soon as AccountNow receives these deposits, we post the payment onto your prepaid card, to get your money to you as soon as possible. AccountNow has no control over when we receive direct deposits from the government.

Government payments are generally received before 8pm Central time. As a reminder we always post direct deposits as soon as we receive them as long as your account has been activated and is in good standing.

Direct Deposit – Frequently Asked Questions

How does it work?
Direct Deposit can be used for paychecks & government benefits checks (Social Security, SSI, SSDI, DFAS or VA compensation). All or part of your paycheck/benefits check can be directly deposited into your card account. Existing cardholders can log in to the online Customer Center to print a direct deposit form. Fill it out and give it to your employer or benefits provider. The form will include both a bank routing number (sometimes referred to as the ‘ABA Routing Number’) and your deposit account number.

How long will it take?
It generally takes 1 or 2 pay periods for Direct Deposit to begin.  Ask your Employer or Benefits provider for more information.

How much does it cost?
Direct Deposit is a free† service for you and your employer or benefits provider.

How will I get paid faster?
Direct Deposit is the fastest way to get paid and avoid the hassles of dealing with a paper check.  With Direct Deposit your funds are electronically deposited into your card account so there’s no waiting for a check to clear.  Once you set up Direct Deposit with your Employer or Benefits Provider, AccountNow will process deposits as soon as they are received – which may be up to 2 days faster than you would normally receive a check from your employer or benefits provider.

When will I start getting paid early?
Not everyone will get paid earlier than the employer or benefits provider’s scheduled pay date as direct deposit and early deposit capability is subject to the employer or benefits provider’s support of the feature and the timing of the payer’s funding.  If your employer or benefits provider supports direct deposit and sends funds in advance of your payday, you will see early deposits effective after the second direct deposit is received.

Can the dates of my deposits vary?
Yes, the dates of your deposits may vary depending on the timing of the employer or benefits provider’s funding.

Are all AccountNow cardholders eligible for early deposits?
Yes. Click here to sign up.  It’s important to note that not all deposits will post early, as it is dependent upon when we receive your deposit information. Each pay period may vary.

What if I am already enrolled in Direct Deposit?
You don’t need to do anything. If you already made more than 2 deposits, you should already have seen the benefits of this new feature and are getting paid earlier!

How do I qualify for the $15 Direct Deposit bonus?
This offer is available to all AccountNow Gold Visa Prepaid Card customers. To qualify for the $15 direct deposit bonus, within 6 month after being approved to receive a card you must deposit at least $500 per month via recurring direct deposit in two or more consecutive months. Learn more.

▼Applies to customers with prepaid cards with recurring direct deposits, and will be effective after the second direct deposit is received. Faster access to funds is based on comparison of traditional banking policies versus eligible electronic direct deposit. Direct deposit and early deposit capability is subject to payer’s support of the feature and timing of payer’s funding.
†There is no additional charge for this feature, but fees apply to your prepaid card. See your Cardholder Agreement for fees, terms and conditions.

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Social Security Benefits Payments for September 2014 to your AccountNow Visa Prepaid Card & AccountNow Gold Visa Prepaid Card

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and some VA Benefit deposits with a normal payment date of August 29 from US TREASURY will post between August 25, 2014 – August 29, 2014.
Deposits for individuals who began receiving benefits prior to May 1997 or who receive both SSA & SSI payments with a normal payment date of September 3 from US TREASURY may post between August 29, 2014 – September 3, 2014.

 

If your normal payment date falls on the second, third or fourth week of the month:

 

The deposit dates shown above are ESTIMATES of when you will receive your SSI, Social Security, and Benefits payments, based on when we generally see payments post. Our ESTIMATED dates are not guaranteed.

AccountNow generally receives direct deposits from the Social Security Administration prior to the payment date shown on the schedule of Social Security Benefits payments for 2014. As soon as AccountNow receives these deposits, we post the payment onto your prepaid card, to get your money to you as soon as possible. AccountNow has no control over when we receive direct deposits from the government.

Government payments are generally received before 8pm Central time. As a reminder we always post direct deposits as soon as we receive them as long as your account has been activated and is in good standing.

Direct Deposit – Frequently Asked Questions

How does it work?
Direct Deposit can be used for paychecks & government benefits checks (Social Security, SSI, SSDI, DFAS or VA compensation). All or part of your paycheck/benefits check can be directly deposited into your card account. Existing cardholders can log in to the online Customer Center to print a direct deposit form. Fill it out and give it to your employer or benefits provider. The form will include both a bank routing number (sometimes referred to as the ‘ABA Routing Number’) and your deposit account number.

How long will it take?
It generally takes 1 or 2 pay periods for Direct Deposit to begin. Ask your Employer or Benefits provider for more information.

How much does it cost?
Direct Deposit is a free† service for you and your employer or benefits provider.

How will I get paid faster?
Direct Deposit is the fastest way to get paid and avoid the hassles of dealing with a paper check. With Direct Deposit your funds are electronically deposited into your card account so there’s no waiting for a check to clear. Once you set up Direct Deposit with your Employer or Benefits Provider, AccountNow will process deposits as soon as they are received – which may be up to 2 days faster than you would normally receive a check from your employer or benefits provider.

When will I start getting paid early?
Not everyone will get paid earlier than the employer or benefits provider’s scheduled pay date as direct deposit and early deposit capability is subject to the employer or benefits provider’s support of the feature and the timing of the payer’s funding. If your employer or benefits provider supports direct deposit and sends funds in advance of your payday, you will see early deposits effective after the second direct deposit is received.

Can the dates of my deposits vary?
Yes, the dates of your deposits may vary depending on the timing of the employer or benefits provider’s funding.

Are all AccountNow cardholders eligible for early deposits?
Yes. Click here to sign up. It’s important to note that not all deposits will post early, as it is dependent upon when we receive your deposit information. Each pay period may vary.

What if I am already enrolled in Direct Deposit?
You don’t need to do anything. If you already made more than 2 deposits, you should already have seen the benefits of this new feature and are getting paid earlier!

How do I qualify for the $15 Direct Deposit bonus?
This offer is available to all AccountNow Gold Visa Prepaid Card customers. To qualify for the $15 direct deposit bonus, within 6 month after being approved to receive a card you must deposit at least $500 per month via recurring direct deposit in two or more consecutive months. Learn more.

▼Applies to customers with prepaid cards with recurring direct deposits, and will be effective after the second direct deposit is received. Faster access to funds is based on comparison of traditional banking policies versus eligible electronic direct deposit. Direct deposit and early deposit capability is subject to payer’s support of the feature and timing of payer’s funding.
†There is no additional charge for this feature, but fees apply to your prepaid card. See your Cardholder Agreement for fees, terms and conditions.

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Social Security Benefits Payments for October 2014 to your AccountNow Visa Prepaid Card & AccountNow Gold Visa Prepaid Card

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and some VA Benefit deposits with a normal payment date of October 1, 2014 from US TREASURY will post between September 25 – October 1, 2014. Deposits for individuals who began receiving benefits prior to May 1997 or who receive both SSA & SSI payments with a normal payment date of October 3, 2014 from US TREASURY may post between September 29, 2014 – October 3, 2014.

ssi social security benefits payments for october 2014 accountnow prepaid cards

If your normal payment date falls on the second, third or fourth week of the month:

ssi social security benefits birthday payments for October 2014 AccountNow prepaid cards

The deposit dates shown above are ESTIMATES of when you will receive your SSI, Social Security, and Benefits payments, based on when we generally see payments post. Our ESTIMATED dates are not guaranteed.

AccountNow generally receives direct deposits from the Social Security Administration prior to the payment date shown on the schedule of Social Security Benefits payments for 2014. As soon as AccountNow receives these deposits, we post the payment onto your prepaid card, to get your money to you as soon as possible. AccountNow has no control over when we receive direct deposits from the government. Government payments are generally received before 8pm Central time. As a reminder we always post direct deposits as soon as we receive them as long as your account has been activated and is in good standing.

Direct Deposit – Frequently Asked Questions

How does it work?

Direct Deposit can be used for paychecks & government benefits checks (Social Security, SSI, SSDI, DFAS or VA compensation). All or part of your paycheck/benefits check can be directly deposited into your card account. Existing cardholders can log in to the online Customer Center to print a direct deposit form. Fill it out and give it to your employer or benefits provider. The form will include both a bank routing number (sometimes referred to as the ‘ABA Routing Number’) and your deposit account number.

How long will it take?

It generally takes 1 or 2 pay periods for Direct Deposit to begin. Ask your Employer or Benefits provider for more information.

How much does it cost?

Direct Deposit is a free† service for you and your employer or benefits provider.

How will I get paid faster?

Direct Deposit is the fastest way to get paid and avoid the hassles of dealing with a paper check. With Direct Deposit your funds are electronically deposited into your card account so there’s no waiting for a check to clear. Once you set up Direct Deposit with your Employer or Benefits Provider, AccountNow will process deposits as soon as they are received – which may be up to 2 days faster than you would normally receive a check from your employer or benefits provider.

When will I start getting paid early?

Not everyone will get paid earlier than the employer or benefits provider’s scheduled pay date as direct deposit and early deposit capability is subject to the employer or benefits provider’s support of the feature and the timing of the payer’s funding. If your employer or benefits provider supports direct deposit and sends funds in advance of your payday, you will see early deposits effective after the second direct deposit is received.

Can the dates of my deposits vary?

Yes, the dates of your deposits may vary depending on the timing of the employer or benefits provider’s funding.

Are all AccountNow cardholders eligible for early deposits?

Yes. Click here to sign up. It’s important to note that not all deposits will post early, as it is dependent upon when we receive your deposit information. Each pay period may vary.

What if I am already enrolled in Direct Deposit?

You don’t need to do anything. If you already made more than 2 deposits, you should already have seen the benefits of this new feature and are getting paid earlier!

How do I qualify for the $15 Direct Deposit bonus?

This offer is available to all AccountNow Gold Visa Prepaid Card customers. To qualify for the $15 direct deposit bonus, within 6 month after being approved to receive a card you must deposit at least $500 per month via recurring direct deposit in two or more consecutive months. Learn more.

 

▼Applies to customers with prepaid cards with recurring direct deposits, and will be effective after the second direct deposit is received. Faster access to funds is based on comparison of traditional banking policies versus eligible electronic direct deposit. Direct deposit and early deposit capability is subject to payer’s support of the feature and timing of payer’s funding.

†There is no additional charge for this feature, but fees apply to your prepaid card. See your Cardholder Agreement for fees, terms and conditions.

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