No, you do not need a bank account to get approved for the Mission Lane Card. While the application process might ask about whether you have a checking or savings account, it is not required to have either of those in order to be approved.
However, once you are approved for the card, a bank account will be necessary for card payments. So if you don’t have a bank account when you apply, it would probably be best to open one as soon as you get approved.
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