Prepaid Debit Cards for Your Social Distancing Needs

woman using prepaid debit while social distancing

As many states are still fully enforcing or very slowly pulling back on stay-at-home orders, social distancing is still strongly encouraged and likely will be for a while.

And prepaid debit cards from CFSC are a great way to safely spend and receive money while meeting your social distancing needs!

Prepaid Debit Card Features

While you might already know a little bit about prepaid debit cards, did you know that they can be used for direct deposit too? They can, and they’re a safe alternative to providing your bank account info.

No Bank Account? No problem!

When you set up direct deposit with your card, you receive your funds on your card account. You’ll have easy access to unload your cash if you need it. You can also load more cash onto your prepaid debit card, making it a safe and easy way to keep track of your spending.

In fact, you can use your card for all sorts of things that you might not be considering. And since they can be used anywhere Visa Debit Cards are accepted, the possibilities are virtually endless!

We’re sharing some of those uses to help you have a safer and more convenient social distancing experience.

Get Your Stimulus Check Faster with a Prepaid Debit Card from CFSC

Are you still waiting to receive your coronavirus stimulus check (economic impact payment)?

If your payment has still not been processed and you don’t already have direct deposit registered with the IRS, you can register your prepaid debit card for direct deposit to receive your funds faster!

A paper check takes up to 14 days, standard mailing time, to receive after the payment has been sent. A payment made via direct deposit is much faster, more convenient, and more secure than a paper check.

Here’s how to setup your CFSC prepaid debit card for direct deposit:

  1. If you haven’t already, get a prepaid debit card from your nearest CFSC location and register it for direct deposit through CFSC. CFSC will provide you with the routing number and account number that you will need for step 2.
  2. Visit the IRS’s Get My Payment website and click on the blue “Get My Payment” button to check your payment status, confirm your payment type (select direct deposit), and add the routing number and account number provided by CFSC which is linked to your prepaid debit card. That’s it!

Register for Direct Deposit with CFSC to Use Your Prepaid Debit Card for Quick Access to Other Services

Your stimulus check isn’t the only payment you can receive with direct deposit through your prepaid debit card. You can register your card at CFSC to link to other payment benefits, such as:

  • Paychecks
  • Unemployment benefits
  • Retirement benefits
  • Pensions
  • Social Security
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Tax Refunds

Getting your benefits on your card through direct deposit is always going to be faster than waiting for a check in the mail.

Use Your Prepaid Debit Card for Entertainment & Convenience while Social Distancing

It’s no secret that staying at home and distancing yourself from people can get a little boring and make you go stir-crazy!

While some people are digging deep into their creativity, others are sticking to the basics to keep themselves entertained. And then there’s always the everyday chores we can’t escape, no matter what the situation of the world is – paying bills, buying food, etc.

Whichever way you choose to pass the time, a prepaid debit card from CFSC will help you minimize contact with others while still keeping yourself as busy as can be. And it makes your life a lot simpler than risking in-person transactions when possible.

Consider using your card to:

  • Shop online
  • Stream your favorite movies and TV shows
  • Pay for delivery or takeout (supporting your local small businesses helps them, too!)
  • Buy groceries or use a grocery delivery service
  • Pay your bills online or over the phone

A CFSC Prepaid Debit Card Puts You in Control of Your Safety & Your Money

While we can’t always be in control of the world around us, the one thing we should always be able to be in charge of is our own money.

A prepaid debit card from CFSC gives you the power of money management. And you can’t beat the features – no minimum balance and no credit checks!

Have peace of mind knowing that you’re using a financial tool that is safe, secure, and fast.

Visit your nearest CFSC to get your prepaid debit card today!