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    Getting paid

    Every Tuesday, we’ll automatically transfer the previous week’s earnings to your bank account. You can get paid sooner with Express Pay or Lyft Direct.
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    Weekly payouts

    Weekly payouts are the default way to get your earnings. We’ll transfer earnings to your bank account without you having to do anything.
    Your weekly transfer starts automatically every Tuesday morning. Once your transfer starts, you won’t be able to cash out last week’s earnings using Express Pay.
    Note: Most drivers see the deposit in their bank account by Friday at the latest. How long your transfer takes depends on your bank’s processing time.
    Your weekly payout includes your driver earnings from the previous Lyft week. The Lyft week runs from Monday at 5 AM to the following Monday at 4:59 AM.

    Setting up payouts

    You have to add your bank and tax info in the app before we can transfer your earnings to you. You can only transfer earnings into a checking account.
    To set up weekly payouts:
    1. Open the Lyft Driver app main menu, then tap 'Account.'
    2. Tap 'Pay and Tax Info.'
    3. Tap ‘Set up weekly payouts,’ then fill out the required fields.
    4. Tap 'Save.'
    Once you’ve set up your bank and tax info, we’ll start initiating your weekly payouts every Tuesday.

    Express Pay

    Express Pay lets you quickly cash out your earnings to a debit card. In most cases, you’ll see the transfer in your bank account within a few hours. There’s a $0.50 fee for each Express Pay transfer.
    You can cash out your earnings up to five times per day. Your bank may further limit how many times per day your debit card can receive an Express Pay transfer.

    Setting up Express Pay

    To set up Express Pay:
    1. Open the Lyft Driver app main menu, then tap ‘Account.’
    2. Tap ‘Pay and Tax Info,’ then tap ‘Set up Express Pay.’
    3. Enter your debit card number.
    4. Wait for your verification text message.
    5. Follow the text’s instructions to confirm your changes.
    Whenever there’s a change to your Express Pay card, we review the update to protect your earnings. Once the review process begins, support agents can’t reverse it.
    You can cash out your earnings 48 hours after adding your new card.

    Express Pay for Express Drive

    You can unlock Express Pay by earning enough to cover your estimated Express Drive rental costs for the week. After that, you can use Express Pay to cash out any additional earnings.

    Lyft Direct

    Lyft Direct is a debit card and bank account designed for Lyft drivers, and gives you access to:
    • Instant payouts: Get paid instantly after every ride with no transfer fee.
    • Mobile banking: Make deposits, pay bills, transfer funds, and more.
    • Cashback rewards: Earn cashback rewards at select gas stations, restaurants, and grocery stores.
    Unlike Express Pay, Lyft Direct transfers your earnings at no extra cost. Express Drive renters will receive instant payouts once their weekly rental fees are covered.
    We work with a company called Payfare to provide Lyft Direct. You’ll need to complete an application to get a Lyft Direct debit card and bank account.

    Setting up Lyft Direct instant payouts

    You can set up instant payouts after you receive your Lyft Direct debit card.
    If you haven’t activated your Lyft Direct debit card, you’ll be prompted to activate it through the Lyft Direct app first.
    To activate your Lyft Direct debit card:
    1. Open the Lyft Direct app.
    2. Tap ‘Manage card’ from the menu.
    3. Tap ‘Activate your card’, then either scan the QR code or manually enter the card details.
    4. Create your PIN.
    To turn instant payouts on or off:
    1. Open the Lyft Driver app main menu, then tap ‘Account.’
    2. Tap ‘Pay and Tax Info.’
    3. Tap ‘Direct pay.’
    4. Turn on or off.

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