How to Add a Debit Card to Serve
To add a debit card to your Serve account, navigate to the Settings page, and click on Bank & Cards.
Then click the Link Debit Card button.
Enter your debit card information as well as your mailing address. You should use a real debit card, not a gift card, or any other card. The best card to use in this case is a PayPal Business Debit Card, since it earns 1.0-1.5% cash back on each purchase, and these reload purchases earn cash back. I wrote a similar post for Bluebird about the process (link). After entering all the information, click the Submit button at the bottom.
Read and understand what the Backup Funding Source is/does. It means that if you use your Serve Card to make a purchase larger than your current available balance, the remaining charge will come from your debit card. I don’t recommend using that feature, but you can do what you want.
Congratulations, your debit card has been successfully linked to your Serve account.
Back at the Bank & Cards settings page, you can view your linked debit card. You can only have one linked debit card at a time, so if you want to change it, you will have to remove the current debit card and add the new debit card to your Serve account.
Now to add money, click the Add Money button, and type any amount up to $200 (that’s the daily limit for adding funds from a debit card). Select your debit card from the funding source drop down menu and click the Review button.
Double check that the amount you entered is correct and that you have chosen the correct funding source. If it all looks good, click the Submit button.
Congratulations, you just added funds with your debit card!
Back at your Serve home page, you can see all your recent transactions, including the $200 debit card reload.
You will also receive a confirmation email from Serve with details of the transaction.
Since I used my PayPal Business Debit Card, I received a confirmation email from PayPal with details of the transaction.
After logging into my PayPal account, I can view more details of the transaction.
Clicking on a transaction shows even more details about the transaction.
With Serve, you can load up to $1,000 per month with a debit card. Since my PayPal Business Debit Card earns 1.5% cash back, I earn $15 every month.
If you have any questions, please leave a comment below.