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A simple guide: Cash App direct deposit rules and conditions

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It has become one of the most sought after financial apps that comes with multiple features. Cash App direct deposit is one of such features that makes direct deposits two days earlier than most banks. If you want to enable the Cash App direct deposit feature, go through all the terms and conditions to avoid any issue related to direct deposits. Further, we are going to cover most of the aspects of Cash App direct deposit in this simple guide, keep reading to know all about this feature. 

What is the Cash App direct deposit feature?

Cash App direct deposit is one of the features that allows users to transfer money nearly two days earlier than most banks. Cash App partners with two US-based banks to manage banking operations. For instance, it partners with Sutton Bank to issue Cash App Cards to its users and with Lincoln Savings Bank to manage the direct deposits on the platform. 

You can do a lot with the Cash App direct deposit such as depositing paychecks, tax returns, and more using your routing and account number. 

With this feature, you can receive up to $25000 per direct deposit and up to $50,000 in a 24-hour period. 

Further, direct deposits are available for use two days earlier than most banks. However, the first  deposit may take longer depending on your employer. 

Cash App allows you to make two types of direct deposits: Standard transfer and instant transfer. 

The quick steps on how to set up Cash App direct deposit 

When you order your Cash App Card, you get your account number and routing number with it. You can copy these numbers from the app as these are needed to make direct deposits. 

Here are the steps on how to set up Cash App direct deposit:

  • Open the Cash App
  • Select “Banking”
  • Tap get started beneath the automatic set up 
  • Find the employer you want to set up direct deposit and follow the on-screen instructions 

Get the direct deposit form by following the steps shown below

  1. Open the Cash App
  2. Tap the “ Banking tab” on the homescreen of the Cash App. 
  3. Tap “Direct Deposit” 
  4. Locate & select “Get Direct deposit form”
  5. Fill  out your employer information 
  6. Enter the amount you want to deposit with each paycheck 
  7. Sign the form 
  8. Select “Email form” 
  9. Enter the recipient address and send

After completing the form you can see it by following the steps as shown below:

Get Direct Deposit form > Banking tab > view previous form 

What if you do not receive a direct deposit within 5 days?

Many users want to know how long does Cash App direct deposits take? Well, the 

Cash App direct deposits are available between 1-5 business days. They get deposited nearly two days earlier than most banks but if the deposit takes longer than 5 days you should reach out to Cash App customer service. 

Cash App direct deposit bank name and role

Since Cash App has recently started accepting direct deposits most users want to know the bank name. Cash App partners with two banks to handle its banking operations or services such as issuing Cash App Cards and managing direct deposits. 

Cash App ties up with Sutton bank to issue Cash App Cards and with Lincoln Savings bank to manage its direct deposits. 

Can a Cash App direct deposit stuck or fail?

Yes, Cash App direct deposit may fail or be stuck if you do not read the suggestions. There are two reasons why your Cash App direct deposit fails.

  • You might be exceeding the daily receiving or sending limit. The maximum limit of Cash App direct deposit is $10,000 and if you try to receive more than this amount, your direct deposit will fail or be stuck. 
  • If you have a weak or unstable internet connection, your direct deposit may fail. 
  • Not updating the Cash App
  • Making payments with an expired debit card or having insufficient balance in the account. 

How can you check the pending deposits on Cash App? 

Cash App users can follow the steps shown below to see the pending deposits:

Open the Cash App > select the activity tab (clock icon) > now you can see all pending deposits under the pending tab. 

Each pending deposit has a green button indicating to accept. 

Do you need to pay a processing fee for making direct deposits?

Cash App allows you to make free as well as paid deposits with its two types of direct deposits: standard deposits and Instant deposits. 

The standard deposits are free of cost however these take 1-3 business days to deposit. On the other hand, Instant deposits are chargeable with a 1.25% service fee but deposit instantly. If the direct deposit is delayed for more than 5 days, the users should contact the Cash App customer service. 

How much time can Cash App take to resolve the direct deposit pending issues?

As we mentioned above it takes 1-5 business days to deposit. However, it also depends on the type of deposits, bank, and the day and time you make the direct deposit. Anyway, if you are not receiving the deposit between 1-5 business days you can proceed to contact Cash App customer service. 

Is the Cash App weekends and holidays direct deposit policy different?

Yes, they are not the same as Cash App allows you to direct deposit on holidays but not on weekends. The users can easily make direct deposits on holidays by visiting the Cash App website and selecting the “direct deposit”. 


Lastly, we hope the above post is useful in getting all your answers about the Cash App direct deposit feature. Follow the Cash App direct deposit terms and conditions to make direct deposits successfully. Further, we have shown above the possible reasons behind the direct deposit failure.

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