You will want to add money to your Current account in order to use your card and all of the benefits that come with having a Current account. You can do this in a number of ways, the easiest being to set up direct deposit with your employer. If you would rather add funds in another way, we have a few options which you can learn about below.
Switching your direct deposit to Current
You can have your employer send your paycheck directly to your Current account whenever you normally get paid. If you have a Premium account you'll also receive the funds when we get them, instead of when your employer suggests, up to 2 days faster than normal. You can learn how to set this up in-app here.
Linking an external bank account
You can add your other bank accounts to Current if they are supported by Plaid. This will allow you to initiate ACH transfers from that bank to Current so you can fund your account. You can find step-by-step instructions for this here.
Using a 3rd Party app/Instant Transfers
Some apps such as Venmo, Cash App, Door Dash, etc. allow you to "cash out" your balance instantly, sending the funds through debit instead of ACH which allows your money to arrive faster. You can add your Current card to any 3rd party app that allows for it, and instant transfers of your balance to the card should arrive almost instantly. Please check with the sender of the funds for more specific timing.
You can deposit cash to your personal checking account with Current by using our in-app locator to find merchants near you that accept cash deposits. You can read more about this in our guide for adding cash here.