Which debit card is more reliable for tax refunds Netspend or Greendot?

I have used Greendot for years with no issues or delays but then I was hearing how Netspend is two days faster but then others are saying they had major issues with Netspend freezing accounts last year. LOL


    Hey DespMom,

    Here is a link that tell yous about the Netspend card,


    go ahead and click on Important Offer Details and Disclosures on the bottom.

    Thank you, I hope this helps!


    • I saw that I am asking folks from personal experience. I heard there were lots of Netspend problems last year.
    • Turbotax may only offer the Netspend card so they would tout that as best. Unless your greendot card that you already own has a routing number and account # that you can ask for a direct deposit you may not be able to use it.  
        There were issues with Netspend being held up because of identity theft worries and some people were not able to get money off the card ,, but remember the only ones who post here are those who had a problem, lots of people use those cards.
    • I have used Greendot for years so yes I know it works. Guess I will use that one.
    Contribute an answer

    People come to TurboTax AnswerXchange for help and answers—we want to let them know that we're here to listen and share our knowledge. We do that with the style and format of our responses. Here are five guidelines:

    1. Keep it conversational. When answering questions, write like you speak. Imagine you're explaining something to a trusted friend, using simple, everyday language. Avoid jargon and technical terms when possible. When no other word will do, explain technical terms in plain English.
    2. Be clear and state the answer right up front. Ask yourself what specific information the person really needs and then provide it. Stick to the topic and avoid unnecessary details. Break information down into a numbered or bulleted list and highlight the most important details in bold.
    3. Be concise. Aim for no more than two short sentences in a paragraph, and try to keep paragraphs to two lines. A wall of text can look intimidating and many won't read it, so break it up. It's okay to link to other resources for more details, but avoid giving answers that contain little more than a link.
    4. Be a good listener. When people post very general questions, take a second to try to understand what they're really looking for. Then, provide a response that guides them to the best possible outcome.
    5. Be encouraging and positive. Look for ways to eliminate uncertainty by anticipating people's concerns. Make it apparent that we really like helping them achieve positive outcomes.