Card usage subject to card activation and identity verification.

How It Works

Because you spend only what you put into your card account, you can avoid bounced checks, credit card debt and overdraft fees.


It's simple 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


Once you activate your Control card, 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.


You've got places to go, people to see and things to do, so we made adding money to your Control card convenient. Whether it's through Direct Deposit, cardholder to cardholder transfers to friends and family, or a visit to any one of 130,000 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 activation, ID verification, and funds availability. Transaction fees, terms, and conditions apply to the use and reloading of the Card Account. See the Cardholder Agreement for details.

Mastercard is a registered trademark, and the circles design is a trademark of Mastercard International Incorporated.

Card may be used everywhere Debit Mastercard is accepted.

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