Alterna® Prepaid Mastercard®Transfer and Share Money

The AlternaCard App lets you share and transfer money with family and friends. You can share money in real time with other Alterna cardholders in the U.S. and also transfer money in real time1 from your Alterna Card to a Referral Card issued by a bank in Mexico2 (Mexico coming soon).

To share or transfer money, login to MYACCOUNT or your AlternaCard App and go to “MOVE MONEY”. You can then select either “SHARE” for within the United States3 or “TRANSFER’ for Mexico. Click Here to watch the instructional video.

How to Enroll Family & Friends in Mexico for Their Own Prepaid Mastercard?2,4


At the time of enrollment or after you receive your card, you can enter some basic information for family or friends in Mexico to assist them in enrolling for their own prepaid Mastercards issued by a bank in Mexico. Follow these easy steps:

  1. log into your account and go to “Move Money” to enter the name, phone number and email address of your loved ones.
  2. Your loved ones will receive a link via What’s App to enroll for their own card.
  3. Your loved ones will receive their personalized Prepaid Mastercard via special delivery and will be given instructions on how to activate their card.
  4. You can begin transferring money to your family & friends once they inform you that their card has been activated. Login to MYACCOUNT or your AlternaCard App and go to “MOVE MONEY”, then select “TRANSFER” and follow the instructions provided.

Your family/friends will have access to their own mobile app that will allow them to make purchases, pay bills, reload with cash and make withdrawals from ATMs.

Transferring Funds from your U.S. Alterna Card to Referral Cards in Mexico

Real Time Card-to-Card Funds Transfer to Mexico Coming Soon

Sharing Funds from Alterna Card to Alterna Card in the U.S.

  1. Receipt of funds is contingent upon connectivity and an approved card issued by the recipient’s bank.
  2. First National Bank is not affiliated with, nor does it endorse the recipient’s bank nor the card issued by the recipient’s bank.
  3. For a full list of Fees and Limits please refer to the Cardholder Agreement.
  4. The bank in the receiving country may impose lower limits.