American Express Serve® Cash Back

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  • Your Full Service Prepaid Debit Account with 1% Cash Back on purchases. (American Express Serve is not a credit card.)
  • No credit check. No minimum balance. No hidden fees.
  • Earn 1% Cash Back added to your Account when you spend, for use on future purchases.
  • FREE Direct Deposit gets you access to your money up to 2 days faster.
  • FREE ATM withdrawals at over 24,000 ATMs nationwide.
  • Enjoy American Express service and security 24/7. Shop online and off and enjoy Card Membership benefits like Purchase Protection*.
  • *Underwritten by AMEX Assurance Company. Subject to additional terms, conditions, and exclusions.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
by Anonymous
Helpful to 2 out of 5

this is the only card you'll ever need. it can do everything. above and beyond all and I mean all other cards.

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Most Helpful Negative Review
by elcoreano
Helpful to 12 out of 14

beware, this card has a monthly fee of $5.95. 6x12=72. things like this should be stated right off the bat, in BOLD, as a headline, whatever, like it says on creditkarma's website. cancelling is more difficult than it needs to be, with no way to do it online, only through the run-around phone call. even then, you still have to link (takes 5 days) a checking account so you can withdraw your money, or pay ANOTHER fee to get your money from an ATM. but because of the monthly fee, my account wasn't in whole dollars, which means i could get my money from an ATM, but i'd still have to connect the checking account to get out the change. just absurd how companies like this still nickle and dime the general public.

connecting the checking account didn't work the first time so i tried again and am waiting another five days for them to link.

when you call, hit "0" and keep hitting it until a person on another continent answers. otherwise, you'll be in an infuriating loop.

Our Take

American Express Serve® Cash Back adds cash back to the prepaid debit card formula.

What to Like

With the American Express Serve® Cash Back, cardholders get 1% cash back on purchases. There’s no credit check or minimum balance, and cardholders get access to many of the same services as with an American Express credit card.

Look Out For

In return for the cash back, cardholders pay a $5.95 monthly fee. Cardholders also pay up to $3.95 each time they reload cash onto their cards at a retailer, though you can use Direct Deposit to reload without a fee. Keep in mind that this is a prepaid debit card, not a credit card, and it won’t be included on your credit reports.

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