Cash app is a financial application that is back up by square who does credit card processing. This important because it brings a certain level of credibility to the service. Even though the service is mostly used by a segment of the population that is not served by the traditional financial system; reports have emerged of the increasing mainstream popularity. Cash app offers a lot of financial featured within the application, one of the most popular is the cash app card.
This is a peer to peer app. Consequently, you can send and receive money easily utilizing the app. But, you have the transaction amount should be at least $5. Nevertheless, the app is a great way to strengthen communities financially. You can link up your bank details. Also, you can opt to receive a debit card with your customized signature.
Advantages of cash app
- Receive and send money instantly
In a matter of seconds, your recipient will get his account credited with the money transferred. However, it only works within the United States of America.
- Receive a discount when you use the app to purchase some specific products. Also, know as a cash boost.
Cash app has partnered with retails chains, to facilitate discounts each time you purchase a product or buy a service. This is a very good way to save money and one of the perks of the service.
- Access to a debit card issued by Sutton Bank
The debit card functions pretty well as an ordinary debit card. Each transfer from and to your cash app account affects your debit card. You can utilize the card to do any financial transaction.
- Direct deposit & transfers give cash app users a routing number and an account number.
Likewise, you can use the direct deposit option for direct payments and the options come with other perks as well. Additionally, you can use it to transfer money from a bank account directly to your cash app card. Direct deposit and transfer transactions are facilitated by a local bank called Sutton Bank. Sutton Bank is one of the oldest banks in the country. However, for now, you can get any checks from the bank.
You can find cash prepaid card agreement with Sutton Bank here: Cash Sutton Bank Terms of Service
Bank transfers to your cash app prepaid card can take some days.
But in case of any issues, you can always reach out to the support team direct from the profile section of your App. The support system is extremely effective. As far as I’m concerned I have been extremely satisfied with the service.
- The app is widely used to split bills among friends or relatives
Indeed, it is super easy to split bills after with the app.
- Easy to set up and to use
- It is widely used in areas with low financial inclusiveness or no access to a bank account.
After digging into some data, the service is very popular among financially underserved communities. Because of it easy to use interface.
- Cash stock market
Finally, cash app has the option of introducing fractional stock market investment to the community served. Indeed, is a great way of contributing to wealth inequality by making possible for people to invest in companies they like or follow with as little as $1 dollar. This new feature is improving every day.
- Buy Bitcoin
In the like of the stock market investment opportunities, cash app also has made it possible for people to invest in Bitcoin. Bitcoin is a new way to store and transact value. It is the first ever boardeless currency.
To learn more about the app by educating yourself. However, unlike a bank account, it is extremely easy to be scammed. Indeed because all you need is the phone of your recipient it can super easy to be deceived. Multiple reports have emerged of people losing everything through a subtle scam. So I will recommend double-checking the receiver’s details before sending any money.
ATM Withdrawal Limit
Cash Card lets you withdraw cash from ATMs up to $250 per transaction $1,000 in any 24-hour period $1,000 in any 7-day period of $1,250 in any 30-day period. Please note: when checking your balance at an ATM you will always see a $0 balance.
Cash App lets you send up to $250 within any 7-day period and receive up to $1,000 within any 30-day period. You can increase these limits by verifying your identity using your full name, date of birth, and the last 4 digits of your SSN.
Once your SSN is verified you can send up to $7,500 per week or $17,500 per month and you can receive an unlimited amount.
You can also add up to $7,500 directly to your account and cash out $25000 per week.
Cash App Visa Prepaid card
The prepaid Visa card is free and fully customizable and it is connected to your Cash App balance account, not to your bank account. Most importantly it is accepted everywhere Visa is accepted.
In addition, you can use the card to withdraw money from a Bank ATM and you can’t expect overdraft protection. The service is free of charge but you can expect ATM fees, similar when withdrawing money from an ATM different than your bank’s ATM.
Finally, in the case of fraud or stolen or skimmed Square absorbs the cost of the fraud.
To get the prepaid Visa card simply follow these steps:
- You must be 18 years old
- Tap the account balance on your Cash App home screen
- Press Get Cash App Card
- Tap continue
- Follow the steps
To activate your Cash App card
- Click on your Cash App profile
- You scroll down and you will see Cash App Card, slide over to activate.
- Register your Touch Id
You can also do that by using the QR code seen on the envelope
- Click on the balance
- Click on the picture of your Cash App card
- Then a pop up with a scan QR code option
- Then the app will ask for permission to use your camera on your phone
- Click yes
- Then put the camera on the QR picture on the envelope and it will automatically activate your Cash App card.
The Cash App card benefits and drawbacks
- Discount range from 1% to 5%
Once the card offers an immediate discount percentage every time you shop. However, for now, only at a handful of specific retail stores. Plus, it has a valid period. In addition, you have to activate the functionality. The functionality is available just under your virtual debit card.
- Same level of convenience
You can use the card for any transactions just like any ordinary visa card
- Extra security feature
Normally for online payment, I will activate a double identification system. In case, I use my fingerprints to validate any payments with my cash app card or to add money into my cash card from my bank account.
- Comparatively to Venmo
There is a certain level of privacy. For instance, not everybody wants their friends and relatives to know about what they are doing with their money.
- On the flip side
The card is a prepaid debit card. Which means, you are limited to certain types of transactions. For example, if you want to buy something online at an international store it wouldn’t let you.
Moreover, any withdrawal comes with a fee, the ATM fees, and Cash service fees. This could easily add up.
If you lost your card, you will have to wait for a certain period of time to receive a new card. But, should that happen, you can always block the card from your app.
In the war of dominance in the financial technology” fintech”, sector cash app has its say. The increased popularity of the app illustrated an answer to a problem faced by millions of people.
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