Venmo card review: A debit card for the app lover

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Pros Cons
Use your Venmo balance anywhere Mastercard® is accepted in the U.S. Can’t be used with international merchants
Free withdrawals at MoneyPass ATMs in the U.S. $2.50 ATM withdrawal fee for ATMs outside the MoneyPass network in the U.S.
Can use linked bank account to cover transactions that exceed your Venmo balance Covering transactions with your bank account could trigger overdraft fees

What you need to know about the Venmo card

Venmo makes it easy to send and receive money from friends and family. But what if you want to spend your Venmo balance inside an actual store? The Venmo card makes that possible. Here’s what you need to know about the Venmo card and how it works.

Instantly access your Venmo balance for free

Venmo users who don’t have the Venmo card can transfer funds to their linked bank accounts for free, but it takes one to three business days for funds to arrive. With Venmo’s instant-transfer service, you can move part of your Venmo balance over to an eligible debit card. With instant transfer, funds are usually loaded onto your card within 30 minutes. Venmo charges a 1% fee for instant transfers, which has a 25 cent minimum and a $10 maximum.

But with the Venmo card, you can use your Venmo balance at any store that accepts Mastercard® in the U.S., and there isn’t a fee when you use the card for purchases.

And if you don’t have enough available funds in your Venmo account to cover your entire transaction, the Venmo card can pull money from your linked bank account to cover the purchase. It’s an opt-in feature called “Venmo card reloads.” If it’s enabled, it will move funds over in increments of $10 to cover any purchases that exceed your Venmo balance.

You can also choose to preemptively add money to your Venmo balance from a linked bank account via the Venmo app. Just keep in mind that transfers take three to five days to post, so don’t count on the funds being available right away — unlike a prepaid card.

Free withdrawals from MoneyPass ATMs in the U.S.

If you want to convert your Venmo balance into cash, the Venmo card could help you do that. ATM withdrawals are free at more than 32,000 MoneyPass ATMs in the U.S., with a daily withdrawal limit of $400. Getting extra cash back from debit card transactions in stores is also free.

But keep in mind that you’ll be charged a fee of $2.50 for withdrawing cash from an ATM that’s outside of the MoneyPass network. And the Venmo card won’t work for cash withdrawals from your own bank account. You’ll need to have the funds already sitting in your Venmo account.

No other fees … if you’re careful

The Venmo card doesn’t charge any application, annual or monthly usage fees. But if you enable Venmo reloads, you’ll want to make sure that you have enough funds in your linked bank account to cover the transaction. If not, your card can be declined or trigger expensive overdraft fees.

Deep integration with the Venmo app

Venmo is primarily known for its app, so it’s no surprise that the Venmo card is tied closely to it. In fact, you can apply for the Venmo card through the app.

But the connections don’t end there. Venmo card purchases show up inside the app, and you can even split or share the transaction with friends. Lastly, if your card is lost or stolen, you can use the Venmo app to disable the card until you find it again.

Can’t be used with international merchants

You can only use your card where Mastercard® is accepted in the U.S. If you frequently travel abroad, this isn’t the debit card for you. You’ll want to find a debit card with no foreign transaction fees instead……..Read More>>

Source:- creditkarma