Bluebird’s transfer money button

If you use the American Express Bluebird card you may have been (like me) surprised in recent months to find that the “Transfer Money” button had disappeared.  It used to be front and center on the main “My Account” page.  I wrote about this missing button in a prior post: Where did Bluebird’s Transfer Money button go?  Fortunately, in the comments of that post, many readers came to my rescue with various ways to get to the transfer money screen.  So, I updated the post with one of those options.  Since updating the post, though, I learned that many people read my initial post, but did not read the follow-up changes. As a result, they thought that the option to transfer money really was gone.  It’s not.

Here’s how

Here’s a simple way to get to the Transfer Money screen (with thanks to several readers):

  1. Log into your Bluebird account
  2. Browse to:

The screen should look like this (assuming you’ve already registered a bank account):



Make your own button

If you don’t want to try to memorize the URL shown above, here’s a good alternative.  Create your own button (browser bookmark):

  1. Log into your Bluebird account
  2. Browse to:
  3. Bookmark the current page using your browser’s built in bookmark capability.



Then, next time you need to find the Transfer Money screen, simply do as follows:

  1. Log into your Bluebird account
  2. Click the browser bookmark that you created earlier.


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  1. I’ve had a recent issue with loading VISA gift cards with the kiosk at Walmart. The kiosk reads the Bluebird card but will not load any gift cards. Does anyone know what could be going on?

  2. @Julian L: Are you selecting “Walmart Money Card” and not “Bluebird”? I loaded a week ago and noticed a software change on the machine that allowed me to select “Bluebird.” This was a dead end but the “Walmart Money Card” route still worked.

  3. @FM – Any reason why there is such speculation/rumors regarding shut downs related to loading funds back to checking from Bluebird? Any knowledge of actual instances of this or just rampant paranoia as per usual?

  4. I did a few transfers to my bank account. Then Bluebird froze my account and left a voicemail to call them. They required me to verify my bank account by faxing them a copy of a recent bank statement. Once I did that we were back in business :)

  5. Last weekend I and another person encountered a problem at the walmart money center arm where we could not reload the second $500 on to the BB card. We both got a messaging saying that a Walmart associate would come and assist us but of course no one ever came. It froze the ATM and I had to go to the register to perform the load. No problems there. No matter Chase cut off the free gift cards anyway so this is a semi moot point.

    Regarding the money transfer option on the BB site there are two My Account links. One in the center and another on the upper right corner. The center button no longer links to transfer money but the upper right one does.

  6. For some reason the Bill Pay page on the Bluebird website is not working for me. I was able to access Bill Pay on my phone with an existing Payee that I had already setup. Anyone else having any issues with the Bill Pay page?

  7. Besides the ‘Transfer Money’ button being gone, another recent change is that “May take 3-4 business days to complete transfer” has now changed to 5 days. My transfers tends to take 3 days, so hopefully it stays the same.

  8. I have had a problem as well setting up a new Bill Pay.

    When I called in– they told me it was a routine security action.
    I answered all their security questions but that was not enough they told me…
    they had to be able to call me on my home phone –while I was on that phone –to verify it was me. I do not have call waiting so that did not work.
    They told me I had only one other option and that was to fax in a copy of my drivers’ license. I have not done so yet as I do not like the idea.
    I was able to load more gift cards to my account the next day however.

  9. I’ve had no issues just having a check sent to my wife (and vice-versa) – usually takes 4-5 days. I swing by the bank drive-through on my way to work, so it takes 2-3 minutes to deposit it. If the bank account transfer was instantaneous, I’d see a benefit over a physical check, but if it’s about the same amount of time, I’ll stick to the “old fashioned” method :)

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