PASADENA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 29, 2016--
Dot Corporation (NYSE:GDOT) today announced the launch of the Green
Dot Platinum Visa Secured Credit Card, a secured credit card that is
designed to help people with no prior credit history or those with poor
credit scores build a positive credit history. Since the card's credit
line is backed by the customer's own security deposit held at Green Dot
Bank, most anyone can apply and be approved for the card. No bank
account is required to qualify. The customer's payment performance will
be reported to the three major credit bureaus, which, with good payment
performance, can help cardholders build a better credit history over
The Center for Financial Services Innovation (CFSI) estimates that
approximately 108 million Americans do not have credit scores or have
low scores that stand in the way of accessing affordable credit.
“The Green Dot Platinum Visa Secured Credit Card is just another way
Green Dot Bank is helping to open the door to financial inclusion for
millions of low and moderate income Americans,” said Lew Goodwin,
President of Green Dot Bank.
Green Dot Platinum Visa Secured Credit Card customers can fund their
collateral security deposit with cash and make their monthly payments at
any of Green Dot's nearly 100,000 retail locations.
The Green Dot Platinum Visa Secured Credit Card’s features and benefits
Ability to pre-qualify without impacting their credit score
Helps build a positive credit history with responsible use
No bank account required; Payments and security deposits can be made
with cash at Green Dot retailers nationwide
Free online account management and bill pay
Additional features, benefits, fees, terms & conditions and cardholder
agreement can be found here.
About Green Dot Corporation
Green Dot Corporation, along with its wholly owned subsidiary bank,
Green Dot Bank, is a pro-consumer financial technology innovator with a
mission to reinvent personal banking for the masses. Green Dot invented
the prepaid debit card industry and is the largest provider of
reloadable prepaid debit cards and cash reload processing services in
the United States. Green Dot is also a leader in mobile technology and
mobile banking with its award-winning GoBank mobile checking account.
Through its wholly owned subsidiary, TPG, Green Dot is additionally the
largest processor of tax refund disbursements in the U.S. Green Dot's
products and services are available to consumers through a large-scale
"branchless bank" distribution network of more than 100,000 U.S.
locations, including retailers, neighborhood financial service center
locations, and tax preparation offices, as well as online, in the
leading app stores and through leading online tax preparation providers.
Green Dot Corporation is headquartered in Pasadena, Calif., with
additional facilities throughout the United States and in Shanghai,
 Wolkowitz, Eva and Schmall, Theresa. “2014 Underserved Market Size:
Financial Health Opportunity in Dollars and Cents”. Center for Financial
Services Innovation. December 2015.
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Green Dot Corporation
Brian Ruby, 203-682-8268