How It Works

Because you spend only what you put into your card account, you eliminate bounced checks, credit card debt and unhappy surprises.


It's easy to order a ControlTM Prepaid MasterCard. All we need is your name and address. That's it. Your new personalized card will arrive by mail in just 5-10 business days. (Residents of the State of Vermont are ineligible to open a Card Account.)

Request a Control Card account now


It could be for a night on the town or a weekend out of town. Once you activate your Control card, the possibilities are endless. After activation, spend a few extra minutes to create an online account and start taking control of your money.

Activate your Control Card
or call our automated toll-free number 866.753.6329 to activate 24/7.


You've got places to go, people to see and things to do, so we made adding money to your Control card easy and convenient. Whether it's through Direct Deposit, cardholder to cardholder transfers to friends and family, or a visit to any one of 100,000 NetSpend Reload Network locations nationwide, you can trust that we've got you covered.

Fund Your Control Card

The Control Prepaid MasterCard is issued by MetaBank®, Member FDIC, pursuant to license by MasterCard International Incorporated. NetSpend, a TSYS® Company, is a registered agent of MetaBank. Certain products and services may be licensed under U.S. Patent Nos. 6,000,608 and 6,189,787. Use of the Card Account is subject to funds availability and ID verification. Transaction fees, terms, and conditions apply to the use and reloading of the Card Account. See the Cardholder Agreement for details.

MasterCard and the MasterCard Brand Mark are registered trademarks of MasterCard International Incorporated.

Card may be used everywhere Debit MasterCard is accepted.

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