There have been a lot of changes going on with Evolve Money lately. First, I wrote about how they were a great way to pay for bills or loans that you can’t normally pay for with credit or gift cards.
Then, they announced great news that we could use Discover credit cards to pay via Evolve.
Then the other day, shortly after making that Discover card announcement, Evolve dropped a bombshell.
Beginning December 18, 2014, you will no longer be able to use Discover credit cards to pay mortgages, car payments, 529 savings accounts, retail store cards, and student loans. However, you can continue to pay these bills for free using Discover, VISA and MasterCard debit cards, as well as cash packs.
You will still be able to pay ALL other bills that are not from lenders, including utilities, cable, phone, internet, insurance and more for free with your Discover credit card.
Well, that was short-lived and, frankly, kind of lame.
Now, the only use I have for Evolve is to pay my utility bill because if I pay directly on their site, I incur a credit/debit card processing fee – not so with Evolve. The uses stop there.
The “good news” from Evolve in that same email is that you will be able to use Vanilla Reload cards to pay bills come January 2015. However, for us manufactured spenders, that doesn’t mean a thing because you can no longer purchase them with a credit card.
Hopefully, the next announcement from Evolve will bring some better news.