MasterCard debit cards are very convenient and can be issued by financial institutions as a way to provide customers access to a checking account, savings account or money market account. You can also get a MasterCard debit card in the form of a prepaid gift card. They're even used to access your unemployment benefits or your health savings account, or HSA funds. As long as it has a MasterCard logo, you can use it anywhere you would use a regular debit or credit card. Regardless of what type of MasterCard debit card you may have, the balance can be checked in the same manner.
Using an ATM
Checking Online or by Phone
- MasterCard: Support
- Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: How do I check my prepaid card balance?
- Get My Balance: Card Lookup
- Mastercard. "Form 10-K Annual Report fiscal year ending December 31, 2019," Page 6. Accessed Oct. 11, 2020.
- U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. "MasterCard Incorporated." Accessed Sept. 9. 2020.
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