Understanding if You Can Use a Prepaid Card on Venmo
Venmo is a popular digital wallet that allows users to transfer money between friends, and includes options for using Visa and Mastercard debit cards as a payment form. But what about prepaid cards? Can you use prepaid cards on Venmo?
Venmo Pre-Funded Options
If you want to use prepaid cards to fund transactions on Venmo you have to choose a pre-funded option. Venmo does not allow you to use a prepaid card linked directly to the app, so you will have to use one of the following pre-funded services:
- PayPal Cash Mastercard: This card is a prepaid card that is linked to your PayPal account. You will need to have your PayPal account and the card pre-loaded with money in order to use it to send and receive money from friends through Venmo.
- Venmo Prepaid Mastercard: This card is also a prepaid card, and is available for any Venmo user who is at least 18 years of age. It is linked to your Venmo account, which means you can instantly transfer funds from your Venmo account to the card. You will have to reload it with funds before you can use it to send and receive money on Venmo.
Using Venmo with Non-Pre-Funded Prepaid Cards
Venmo does not allow you to add a non-pre-funded prepaid card to your account. This means you cannot use a prepaid card to pay someone directly through Venmo, or to add money to your Venmo balance. You also cannot receive money directly from a prepaid card. In order to use a prepaid card on Venmo, you will have to use one of the pre-funded options mentioned above.
In conclusion, if you want to use prepaid cards to pay someone using Venmo, you have to choose one of the pre-funded options offered by Venmo. You cannot add a regular prepaid card to your Venmo account, nor can you pay someone directly with a prepaid card.