What is Control?


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The Control Prepaid MasterCard® is more than just a debit card. We specifically designed it to help you manage all aspects of your money. Successfully controlling your finances can be the difference between getting by and getting ahead. The Control Card is committed to helping you reach your goals.

Exercise your Options

Traditional banks aren't for everyone, so the Control Card can be a smart alternative. It gives you the tools to manage every dollar you spend. This is the power of choice.

You spoke, We Listened

Convenience: We all appreciate the things that make life simpler. That's why the Control Card offers you access to your money up to two days faster2 with free* direct deposit, while online bill pay and cardholder to cardholder payments make sending money easier. And because convenience feels so good, there are more than 130,000 NetSpend Reload Network locations nationwide where you can add money to your card and millions of places where your Debit MasterCard is accepted. Fees may apply to some of these services.

Control: Next time you need to know if you've got the funds for that “must have” purchase, remember the Control Card  is more than a debit card, it’s peace of mind. You can quickly access your monthly shopping budget online with just a few clicks. And with Anytime Alerts, you can check your balance anytime, anywhere and find the closest reload location to add cash.3

Value: You're looking for maximum value in all aspects of your life. From where you shop for groceries, to your choice of entertainment to where you get your hair done. With a straightforward fee plan and a cash back rewards program4 to maximize your money's potential, the Control Card delivers the value you deserve.

* While this feature is available for free, certain other transaction fees and costs, terms, and conditions are associated with the use of this Card. See the Cardholder Agreement

1 IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR OPENING A NEW CARD ACCOUNT: To help the federal government fight the funding of terrorism and money laundering activities, the USA PATRIOT Act requires all financial institutions and their third parties to obtain, verify, and record information that identifies each person who opens a Card Account. What this means for you: When you open a Card Account, we will ask for your name, street address, date of birth, and other information that will allow us to identify you. We may also ask to see a copy of your driver’s license or other identifying documents. In accordance with federal regulations, until it is activated and registered, a prepaid card is subject to initial load limitations, may not be used for ATM use, international transactions, account-to-account transfers, or be reloaded. Residents of the State of Vermont are ineligible to open a Card Account.

“Guaranteed Approval” is contingent upon passing this mandatory identification confirmation.

2 Faster access to funds is based on comparison of our immediate availability policy versus the typical banking practice of only posting funds after settlement. Direct Deposit and earlier availability of funds are subject to payor’s support of this feature and timing of payor’s funding.

3 No charge for this service, but your wireless carrier may charge for messages or data.

4 By activating and using a Control Prepaid MasterCard, your participation in the rewards program is automatically activated. However, you may opt-out of the program at any time by visiting the Rewards Summary Page in your Online Account Center at www.mycontrolcard.com/account. The reward offers we choose and send to you are based on your shopping habits. We will not share any personal information about you with the merchants who sponsor offers. When you activate an offer and make a purchase with the card, the merchant will not know you are a rewards program customer, but you will become their customer. For more details about how and when you get rewarded, see the program FAQs, terms and conditions in your Online Account Center. Cash back rewards are credited to your Card Account and are not available in the form of a check or other direct payment method. Program sponsor: NetSpend Corporation. MetaBank® is not affiliated in any way with the program and neither endorse nor sponsor it.

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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