Walmart Now Charges $3.74 Fee to All Go Bank Prepaid Card Reloads
If you use Walmart for Go Bank Card reloads, then you should be aware of a new fee that has been added in recent days. Go Bank Prepaid Card reloads are no longer free, at least as of July 18. Walmart will now charge a $3.74 fee, no matter the amount of the transaction. This fee is added to the money that is being deposited into your Go Bank account. The new fee will show up before payment method is provided.
From information provided on FlyerTalk it looks like Walmart has decided unilaterally to add this $3.74 fee. There was no notification to Green Dot about this added charge. The change is most likely permanent and not just a temporary glitch. With maximum loads of $500, that means that you will have to pay a fee of at least 0.75% for your reloads.
If you need to close your Go Bank accounts, make sure you bring your balance to $0 first. Then call and close your account in order to avoid any possible monthly fees.
For now, BlueBird and Serve loads are still free at Walmart. And hopefully it stays that way.