February 23, 2018 in Banking

Bankrate’s 2015 Prepaid Debit Card Survey offers a rundown of the card’s many variables, including fees, restrictions and factors that may affect a consumer’s decision in choosing a prepaid debit card. The AccountNow Gold Visa Prepaid Card (by MetaBank) comes with a hefty $9.95 monthly maintenance fee, but has no card activation fee.

AccountNow Gold Visa Prepaid Card (by MetaBank)

Are funds FDIC-insured? Yes
Monthly maintenance fee $9.95
Can the monthly fee be avoided? No
Card activation fee $0
Reload fee via direct deposit $0
ATM withdrawal fee (issuer’s ATM) $2.50
Nonissuer’s ATM withdrawal fee, not including any bank fees $2.50
ATM balance inquiry $1.50
Fees for point-of-sale transaction  $0
Fees for signature transaction $0
Paper statement fee $1
Paper statement at ATM N/A
Bill payment fee $0
Fee for customer service by phone $0
Declined transaction fee $1.50 at ATM; $0 for declined purchases
Purchase overdraft available? No
Cost of purchase overdraft N/A
Inactivity fee $0

Bankrate.com surveyed 31 prepaid debit card offers Feb. 2-10, 2015. These are the resulting fees, restrictions and other card provisions.