Steve Harvey Will Be the Face of America’s Most Popular Prepaid Cards

Wednesday, November 11th, 2015

Green Dot reloadable prepaid cards has signed a multi-year agreement with comedian and TV host Steve Harvey, making him the celebrity spokesperson for the biggest-selling brand of prepaid cards in the country.

Harvey’s daytime talk show is sponsored in part by Green Dot and has been since 2013. Harvey is also an actor, author, and a radio personality. Green Dot estimated that across all these different channels of influence, he has an audience of about 50 million people—giving him a broad reach that the company feels will resonate with everyday Americans.

Green Dot chairman Steve Streit said that Harvey’s charisma and wide recognition for supporting “programs that make a difference in the lives of everyday people” will align well with Green Dot’s mission to “reinvent personal banking for the masses.”

The campaign will include point-of-sale materials at retail locations, social media content, and product integrations into Harvey’s TV and radio shows.

Green Dot started the prepaid revolution

When Green Dot came into being fifteen years ago, prepaid cards hadn’t yet been invented. They created the first nationally available and advertised reloadable prepaid cards. Now, prepaid cards are extremely popular, even replacing traditional bank accounts for some folks.

The advantage of a prepaid card is that it gives people the convenience of a credit or debit card, while not allowing them to go into debt. The money you spend is the money you’ve already put on the card, and when it’s gone, it’s gone. People who either cannot get a credit card, or don’t want one, often turn to prepaid cards as a solution.

Steve Harvey is a humanitarian and a comedian

A past winner of BET’s Humanitarian of the Year award, Harvey started out doing standup comedy in the 1980s, before becoming a radio host, entrepreneur, author, host of Family Feud and philanthropist. He has been given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and lauded for his business sense as well as his heart for helping people.

Known for his faith, positive attitude, and a passion for serving others, Harvey is seen as a trustworthy face for the Green Dot financial products—which also were created to serve populations in need. Many people who cannot get a regular credit card, or who don’t want to pay the fees involved by a traditional bank, use prepaid cards.

“Green Dot is a financial institution that continues to reinvent, educate, and improve how Americans manage their money, no matter how much money they have,” said Harvey. “Together, we will deliver new and adventurous ideas to reshape and simplify the complex financial world for millions of people.”

Latest Prepaid & Debit Card News

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016
A startup launching in 2017 is planning to give debit cardholders the same type of rewards that credit cardholders enjoy now. The Zerocard would be a Visa card attached to the ...
Thursday, September 15th, 2016
When sending kids off to college, parents have plenty to worry about. One of the main things, besides whether their children will study hard and make good grades, is whether their ...
Tuesday, March 29th, 2016
Whether paying with a credit card, debit card, or prepaid card, shoppers will be able to check out faster using the new Visa Checkout Interactive Button, just introduced at ...
Friday, June 20th, 2014
Recent data breaches have made consumers think twice before using credit and debit cards. In particular, prepaid cards have created some confusion because many people do not ...
Sunday, December 22nd, 2013
PayPal launched its own cash loading card called the PayPal My Cash Card. My Cash Card allows users to send cash to their PayPal accounts instead of using bank transfers. The card ...
Best Credit Offer
Click the Compare link to compare the checked cards side-by-side at the comparison table.
Consumer Rating: 4 / 5
Pacific Credit Group Emporium Black Card
Copyright © 2001-2016 All Rights Reserved.

* The webpage is a free service and an information resource for credit cards and financial products and services available to eligible United States consumers. does not offer any warranties and is not a direct service. There are no guarantees for approval or offers when applying for a credit card. Please refer to the application if you would like more information on each credit card. When you click "Apply" for a particular credit card, please take the time to review the terms and conditions of the product/service at the issuer's website. All logos on the website are property of their respective owners. makes every effort to keep information up to date and accurate. However, the information regularly changes and is presented without warranty. Therefore, we strongly recommend all our readers to visit the credit card application page by clicking "Apply Online!" button to review the detailed credit card's terms and conditions. Note that may be compensated by the credit card issuers when the readers apply for a credit card through this site. is an independent, advertising-supported website which receives compensation from the credit card issuers and companies whose offers appear on the site. Compensation may impact how and where products appear on our site, including, for example, the order in which they may appear on the site pages. does not review or list all available financial or credit offers.

User Generated Content Disclaimer: These responses are not provided or commissioned by the bank advertiser. Responses have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by the bank advertiser. It is not the bank advertiser's responsibility to ensure all posts and/or questions are answered.