Quick! Evolve Money Currently NOT Charging Credit Card Fees

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I wrote earlier today that Evolve Money would soon be charging a 3% fee for some debit cards, including gift cards and prepaid cards.

According to Doctor of Credit, Evolve Money is currently not charging a fee for credit cards!  Normally the fee is 3%.

Quick Evolve Money Currently NOT Charging Credit Card Fees

Right Now You Can Pay Bills Using Evolve Money for Free!

I suspect this is a temporary glitch as they update their systems in preparation for next week’s changes.  So it probably won’t last long!

What’s the Deal?

Link:   Evolve Money

I tested Visa and MasterCards from Barclays, Chase, Citi, and US Bank with Evolve Money’s bill pay service, and all of these cards were accepted without a fee.

That said, there’s no way of knowing when Evolve Money will re-instate the 3% fee.  Or whether they can add the fee at a later time even after your card has been charged.

The maximum bill payment amount is $999.  So some folks might consider pre-paying large bills like utilities or loans to take advantage of the free miles and points.

Quick Evolve Money Currently NOT Charging Credit Card Fees

You Could Make Several Months of Bill Payments in Advance to Earn Miles and Points

But this is risky!  If they add the fee at a later time you could be on the hook for more cash.

So do NOT do it if you’re not willing to accept that you might pay the fee after all.

Again, this appears to be a temporary glitch so if you want to try it out, I would NOT wait.

Bottom Line

Evolve Money is currently not charging a 3% fee for credit card transactions.

This is likely a temporary glitch as they update their systems, because next week they’ll start charging 3% for some debit and gift cards.

You could pre-pay bills to a maximum of $999 if you want to take advantage of the fee-free miles and points!  But be aware that they might be able to add the fee at a later time.

So don’t do it if you’re not willing to accept some risk.

Let me know if you’re successful paying bills with a credit card for free!

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11 responses to “Quick! Evolve Money Currently NOT Charging Credit Card Fees

  1. Looks like they’ve already fixed it.

  2. Even if they charge a fee you can always dispute the fee with a CC company. As long as you have a receipt of the charged amount it should be fine unless they cancel the whole transaction which i think is more likely to happen.

  3. Yes. They are charging 3% for the credit cards. I was using Chase Visa and the fees shows 3%. Thanks

  4. I dont think they can charge the fee at a later time. If they do, that means there was a hidden fee that they didnt disclose to consumers before clicking “Pay” button. I dont think they can charge later.

  5. Yes, I just charge $200 to a Chase MasterCard.

  6. @John Did you get charged 3% fee

  7. The strangest thing… When I add my MasterCard it gets added as a no fee Debit Card every time.

    Glitch in the system?

    I see the charges in my Chase account… so it apparently is going through even though it says it was a Debit transaction.

  8. My mastercard works as well!

  9. I have paid 8 bills with a total of $7K + bills with my arrival card and they are not charged with 3%.

  10. Tried a Visa Gift Card, Chase Ink Plus, Citi AA, US Airways, and Discover. 3% charge showing on all of them. Is it still working for anyone?