Get paid instantly—after every ride

Apply by tapping ‘Pay and Tax info’ under ‘Account’ in your Lyft Driver app.

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Need money fast? You can now get paid instantly after every ride with the Lyft Direct debit card and bank account, powered by Payfare and issued by Stride Bank. It’s a new financial program designed to give you more economic security. Just your earnings right in your wallet — no transfer fees, no waiting periods.

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Instant access to your earnings

We’ll send your earnings straight to your card — instantly after every ride. No waiting to get paid, no transfer fees

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Easy account management

Download the Lyft Direct app and manage your earnings on-the-go from a single, easy-to-use place

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Security you can trust

Lyft Direct is powered by Payfare and issued by Stride Bank. All deposits to your account are FDIC insured, up to $250,000

Earn cashback

Earn Lyft Direct debit card cashback and Mastercard® Easy Savings** rebates. Rewards and cashback subject to change. Terms and conditions apply. Learn more about when you’ll get cashback ›

10% on gas for Elite drivers when you pay at the pump

The higher your Rewards tier, the more you’ll save on gas when you pay at the pump at stations that accept Mastercard - 10% cashback on gas for Elite drivers, 7% for Platinum drivers, 3% for Gold drivers, 2% for Silver drivers, and 1% for all cardholders. Elite drivers also get 7% cashback on public EV charging, 7% for Platinum, 3% for Gold, 2% for Silver, and 1% for all cardholders.

Up to 5% on dining and 1% on groceries

Get up to 5% cashback when you dine at select restaurants, including Outback Steakhouse, Pizza Hut, and more. All drivers also get 1% cashback on all grocery purchases.


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No low-balance fees, and no maintenance fees

The average American spends $163/year*,** on annoying bank fees that come with most accounts. With a Lyft Direct account, you won’t spend a penny on low-balance or maintenance fees.

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Save for your goals

You’re in control – set aside part of your earnings to build for your future. From paying off debt to rainy day funds, or even that business idea you’ve always wanted to start.

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Access to 20,000+ no-fee ATMs

Less sweat over those “Cash Only” signs, and more flexibility with your Lyft earnings.

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Save on car-related driving costs

Enjoy select discounts from our partners, such as Jiffy Lube, National Tire and Service Center, Pep Boys, and Tire Kingdom. Learn more ›


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Meet our financial partners

To make sure your earnings are safe and secure, we’ve chosen trusted financial partners to power and issue your debit card: Stride Bank and Payfare.

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We’re serious about security

Deposits are insured up to $250,000 by our bank partner, Stride bank, member FDIC, so you can rest easy your Lyft earnings are in good hands.

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Help is always available

Need a hand? It’s super easy to get support through our financial partner Payfare — right from your Lyft Direct app.


*Source: Feb. 2019 Checking Account Fee Survey**

**When leaving Lyft’s website and linking to an unaffiliated web site hosted by another party, you will no longer be subject to, or under the protection of, Lyft’s privacy and security policies. We recommend that you review and evaluate the privacy and security policies of the site that you are entering. Lyft assumes no liability for the content, information, security, policies, or transactions provided by these other sites.

The Lyft Direct debit card is issued by Stride Bank, N.A., member FDIC, pursuant to a license by Mastercard International. Subject to eligibility. Ride fare earnings will be sent after each ride. There may be instances where funding is delayed. Tips will be sent based on the Rider’s election, which may take place up to 24 hours after the ride is completed.

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