PNC SmartAccess®

Prepaid Visa® Card

Looking for a secure, easy way to access and manage your money? PNC SmartAccess lets you deposit money, make purchases, pay bills and get cash for a flat monthly service fee[1] of $5. And, there are no overdraft fees.

Apply for a Card Today

Complete your application online.

Have a Card?

Manage your account and profile, set preferences and more.

Get your refund the faster and easier way with your PNC SmartAccess® Card

Save time and direct deposit your money right to your card.


Add your card information (routing and direct deposit number) to your tax form.


Select “checking” as your refund type on your tax form


Access your tax refund sooner when it is deposited directly to your SmartAccess® Prepaid Visa® Card

Features & Benefits

Easy to add money

  • Set up direct deposit for your paycheck or government benefit payments and get access to your money right away.  It's easy to complete PNC's Direct Deposit Form (or use one provided by your employer)
  • Deposit cash at any PNC branch[2] and at select PNC DepositEasySM ATMs[3] using the prepaid load option
  • Deposit cash at any participating Visa ReadyLink retail locations[4]

Track your balance & spending virtually anytime, anywhere

  • Text and email alerts - Set up alerts for recent deposits, recent purchases and even for low balances, delivered right to your phone or email inbox.[7]
  • PNC SmartAccess Mobile App - Keep tabs on your balance and view purchases from your mobile device. Download for iPhone or Android.[8]
  • Online banking - Check your balance, view your purchases, manage your alerts and more.

Easy to access your money

  • Withdraw your money fee-free at over 9,000 PNC ATMs
  • Make purchases at any retail location or online retail site that accepts Visa debit cards
  • Pay bills quickly and easily with your card on your billers' websites or by calling your billers directly[5]

More secure than carrying cash

  • If your card (or its number) is lost or stolen, your money will be replaced if you notify us promptly of its unauthorized use.[6]

PNC SmartAccess® Prepaid Visa Card Mobile App

With the PNC SmartAccess Mobile App[8], you can access your card information right from your fingertips.

Download it from the App Store or Google Play – and take control of your money:[7]

  • Check your balance
  • Track your spending, stay on budget
  • Set up text and email alerts[7]



Information & Resources

See How It Works

Step 1: Activate your card

Step 2: Load money

Step 3: Use your card

  • Make purchases where Visa debit cards are accepted
  • Pay bills and more
How to Apply
Frequently Asked Questions

Important Legal Disclosures & Information

  1. Other fees may apply.  Please refer to the PNC SmartAccess Card Schedule of Fees for details. 

  2. Primary cardholder only.

  3. Cash deposits for SmartAccess cards are only available at select PNC ATMs equipped with currency validation technology.

  4. Visa ReadyLink merchants may charge a fee for this service.

  5. Although PNC does not charge for these payments, your biller may. Be sure to check with your biller before making payments.

  6. Please refer to the SmartAccess Terms and Conditions for full information.

  7. A supported mobile device is needed to use Mobile Banking. Standard message and data rates may apply.

  8. PNC does not charge a fee for the SmartAccess Mobile App. However, third party message and data rates may apply. These include fees your wireless carrier may charge you for data usage and text messaging services. Check with your wireless carrier for details regarding your specific wireless plan and any data usage or text messaging charges that may apply. Also, a supported mobile device is needed to use the SmartAccess Mobile App. Certain other restrictions apply. See the SmartAccess Mobile Service Terms and Conditions for details.

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Google Pay and Google Play™ store are trademarks of Google Inc.

FormFree® is a registered trademark of Moneygram International, Inc.

CVS/pharmacy® is a registered trademark of CVS Pharmacy, Inc.

PNC SmartAccess and SmartAccess are registered trademarks of The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.

Visa is a registered trademark of Visa International Service Association and used under license.

Bank deposit products and services provided by PNC Bank, National Association. Member FDIC