What is the correct single word for the bank operation when you need to put cash to your banking card?

  • Welcome to ELU. You are posting a single word request, for such questions it is required to add an example sentence. Furthermore some context is needed, since there are a lot of different sorts of banking cards. If you describe your situation a little bit better you can expect better answers. Have a look at the help center to find out about good questions. – Helmar Aug 24 '16 at 7:29

Top up is a common expression used with cards:

  • to add money to (a loan, bank account, etc) in order to keep it at a constant or acceptable level

    • If it’s a prepaid card, so you need to top up your account with money before using. That’s why it is sometimes known as a pay as you go credit card or a top up credit card.


  • is this UK specific or widely understood? because it seems that top up is a marketing name too – Павел Aug 24 '16 at 10:03
  • @Павел - please refer to this older post I have just found. english.stackexchange.com/questions/92857/… – user66974 Aug 24 '16 at 10:09
  • well, thanks, it makes sence, at least I see that it is not "debit" ;) – Павел Aug 24 '16 at 10:14

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