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Is the Greenlight card a debit or credit card?

Greenlight is a debit card for kids, so it will not help you build credit, and we will never run a credit check. However, Greenlight will begin teaching you how to be more financially responsible, which will better prepare you for handling credit in the future.

When making a purchase, you can choose either credit or debit.

  • If you choose debit, you'll need to enter the 4 digit PIN that was texted to you when your parent activated your Greenlight card.
  • If you choose credit, you'll need to enter the 5 digit zip code associated with the primary account holder. This will usually be the zip code of your parent's home address. Or, you may be prompted to provide a signature. 
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