Recently one of my friends ordered a Greenlight debit card. He already has his Cash App Card. So he wondered, Does greenlight work with the Cash app or Venmo?
Your Greenlight Card can be used anywhere online and in-store, as long as Mastercard is accepted.
Cash App accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover debit and credit cards.
Most prepaid cards are also accepted, although deposits to these cards are impossible.
ATM cards, Paypal, and corporate debit cards are not accepted.
We know Greenlight is a debit card. However, you can link your Cash App bank account with your Greenlight account and thereby transfer money from your Cash App account to your Greenlight account.
Let’s dive deeper and find out how to use the Greenlight Debit Card with Cash App.
Can the Greenlight Card Be Used with the Cash App?
The short answer is no. If you try to link Greenlight’s Card directly with the Cash App App, it will be refused because it is a prepaid card. As for now, Cash App does not support prepaid cards. Therefore, you’ll have a warning message displayed when you connect your Greenlight Card with the Cash App.
However, you can fund your Greenlight card indirectly by connecting it to a credit or debit card rather than withdrawing directly from your Cash App.
What is the Greenlight Debit Card?
Greenlight is more of an all-purpose debit card, and it was constructed with families in mind.
One can say that this is just another debit card for kids operated by their parents. But it’s also a remarkably useful mobile application. It allows parents to handle easily and see when, exactly where, and how much their kids spend.
It’s three completely separate accounts — spend, save, and give. All in one app. A digital pocket tracker. A motivation-accounting device. A set of flexible authoritative directions you won’t receive from the mainstream debit cards. And a vivid, real-time view of your child’s fiscal world, where you can readily view all of your children’s transactions.
What money apps work with Greenlight?
Google Pay, Apple Pay, and Samsung Pay work once you add your Greenlight card to your wallet on your mobile phone. However, Apple will not permit children under 13 to use Apple Pay, while Google will not permit children under 16 to use Google Pay.
Note: You can also use peer-to-peer apps like Cash App, Venmo, Paypal, etc., to send money indirectly by adding it to a bank account or debit card.
We will run you through the step-by-step process of sending money from your Cash App to your Greenlight Card in the following paragraphs.
Send Money From Your Cash App to Your Greenlight Card
You will need to complete multiple steps to transfer money from Cash App to Greenlight Debit Card. They are:
Step 1: Add your Cash App to your bank account
- Login to your Cash App account.
- Go to the Banking tab in the bottom left corner of the home screen.
- Now select ‘Link Bank’.
- Follow the instructions to link your Bank account.
Step 2: Transfer money from your Cash App account to your bank account
- Click on the Balance tab again on your Cash App home screen.
- Tap on “Cash Out” from the dropdown menus.
- Type the amount you want to cash out.
- Pick a deposit speed.
- Verify with your PIN or Touch ID.
Step 3: Link your bank account to your Greenlight account
- Login to your Greenlight app.
- Select the “Settings” (gear) icon on the right-hand side of the screen
- Then choose the option “Funding accounts.”
- Select “Add a Funding Account”
- From there, choose “Add a bank instantly.”
- Here, read the instructions and select “Get Started” if you agree.
- Select your bank you want to link
- Enter your online banking email address and password
- Here you will need to verify that it is you and no unauthorized login attempt is happening
- Enter the verification code you just received
- Select the bank account you’d like to use to fund your Greenlight account
- Finally, select continue.
Now, You’d be pointed to the “Parent’s Wallet” menu, and you can start making payments. Then, you can deposit funds into your Greenlight gift card from the Greenlight wallet. Follow these easy steps:
- Sign in to your Greenlight account.
- From your “Parent Dashboard,” select “Send Money” next to your child’s tab.
- Your money can go into any of the following categories: “Spend Anywhere,” “General Savings,” “Giving,” or “Spend Control” for particular types of stores.
- Enter the amount you would like to send in the box that says “Move Money.” You can additionally include an image or note.
Can I use my Greenlight card everywhere?
Your Greenlight Card is universal. Cardholders can pay with Mastercard both online and in (as long as your Guardians endorse).
However, Greenlight cards are limited for certain transactions for privacy and security. They are security brokers or deals, Cashback at the point of sale, Wires or money orders, Massage parlors, Dating/escort services, Non-sport internet gaming, Horse racing and dog racing, Lotteries, Online casinos, or online gambling.
Why Did my child’s card decline?
There may be a couple of reasons why your child’s Greenlight card can be rejected. You might have a Spend Control set. Another possibility is that your account may have exceeded the maximum monthly Spend Limit. Or maybe recently freeze your child’s card in-app.
What cards work with Cash App?
The Cash App store credit service supports American Express, Visa, MasterCard, Discover cards. With no card, funds are deposited in the bank, though ATM cards and Paypal are yet added to the service. Corporate business debit cards are yet to be added to the Cash App service.
Read more: Does eBay Take Cash App? We discuss everything you need to know about payment methods through eBay!
Does Greenlight work with Venmo?
Venmo supports uploading debit and prepaid cards from several major brands, including American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa. If you have a card from one of these companies, you’ll be able to add it to your Venmo account.
However, Greenlight does not link directly with Venmo. You cannot use your Greenlight card on Venmo as it is a prepaid debit card.
There is a way to facilitate the transaction of Venmo to Greenlight credit. It’s the same process described above for adding money from Cash App to Greenlight debit card.