Another New Prepaid Card Attempts to Be an Alternative to Bank Accounts

July 27, 2012, Written By Natalie Rutledge

PNC Bank is launching a reloadable SmartAccess Prepaid Visa card. The card is available in the 2,900 PNC branches but a traditional bank account is not needed for this card. Since the card is not linked to a bank account, there are no overdraft fees.

Cardholders can load their paycheck and other benefits with direct deposit. The card can pay bills, as well as online and point-of-sale transactions. If you want cash back with your purchase, press “debit” and use your PIN.


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The information contained within this article was accurate as of July 27, 2012. For up-to-date
information on any of the terms, cards or offers mentioned above, visit the issuer's website.


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Natalie Rutledge majored in Communications at Mississippi State University. She was in sales for a number of businesses and spent nine years working as a communications advisor to various entities. Natalie can be contacted directly at [email protected]
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