We’re making it even easier to access your Lyft earnings — instantly, after every ride. Your earnings will go straight to a secure, online bank account, powered by Payfare. No transfer fees, no service delays — just your cash right where it belongs: in your wallet.
Earn cash back
Get up to 2% cash back on gas, 1% on groceries and a rotating bonus category, as well as 4% back on select dining and additional cash back deals with Mastercard Easy Savings, so you can keep more of what you earn.
You won’t pay any low-balance or maintenance fees, and you’ll get access to over 20,000 no-fee ATMs across the country
Save to reach your goals
Automatically put a little aside to reach your goals
The Lyft Direct debit card is issued by Stride Bank, N.A., member FDIC, pursuant to a license by Mastercard International. Subject to eligibility. Optional services such as out-of-network ATM withdrawals and foreign transactions incur fees. For fee schedule, terms and conditions see the Stride Bank Account Agreement, Payfare Program Terms and E-SIGN Agreement, available in the Lyft Direct mobile app. Rewards categories and amounts subject to change without notice. Ride fare earnings will be sent after each ride. There may be instances where funding is delayed.
With this new app version, we've introduced new security features to help keep your information safe, such as a more secure way to reset your password if you ever forget it! We have also optimized our app so that we continue to bring you a quality Lyft Direct experience.
Ratings and Reviews
Gas card done right
Living as a paycheck-to-paycheck millennial has taught me the art of balancing frugality and practicality; I think the Lyft Direct card and app strikes a good balance. The ability to cash in your earning instantaneously without having to pay money to get your money shows a certain level of respect to us riders I really appreciate, and on top of that, we get the highest cash back rewards from fueling up. This is why I made this my official gas card, filling it up with earnings from Monday through part of Tuesday with enough gas to last me at least the week. The rest, I leave alone to collect and cash in automatically every Tuesday night as a direct deposit into my Chime account. Yes, I’m a proponent for taking advantage of multiple benefits from multiple companies looking out for the little guy; these days, you really do have to consider carefully where your loyalties should lie.
Generally speaking, I think Lyft as a whole has made tangible efforts to show they care about their riders. Not perfect by any means, but better than not most certainly.
I got a Lyft Direct account after I was scammed! Although I am cautious, the scammer just said the right words and tricked me into giving him my express pay earnings. I decided right then and there to get a Lyft Direct account instead. This way my earnings will go right into my account after every ride and I don’t have to cash out. The card came right away, set up was very easy. At first I transferred a weeks Lyft earnings to my regular bank account. This took about a day. Then I thought to myself, why don’t I just use this new Lyft Direct account to pay my bills, buy gas… all that kind of stuff. It works great! I get cash back when I fill up at Arco Gas stations and I know there’s more benefits at grocery stores and who knows what else. I just bought airline tickets with the card and use my new Lyft Direct card at a restaurant. Works great and I don’t have to mix it with my regular bank account. I feel a lot safer.
Overall I enjoy the card for instant payout and the cash back features. However, I do not recommend for use at such places as hotels, beauty salons, and definitely would not use at the gas pump. Recently, I had reservations at a hotel and planned to pay using the card. The transaction was declined because there was not an additional $10 in the account to be held, even though the hotel gave me the exact of the bill. Therefore, I had to go to a gas station to get cash back. After the gas station, I had to locate my regular bank’s atm to deposit money on my local banks debit card so I could pay for my hotel stay.
Then today, April 2, 2020, I had some esthetician services done. I paid the tip in cash. The card was declined again even there was more than enough money to pay for the services. The esthetician attempted to run the card 3 times and was declined. Not a great travel card to pay for services!
Lastly in this time of crisis, the places where the atm are located closes at 9 pm. Thus, you can’t get money and at the mercy of gas stations or stores/shops open past 9pm.
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