Credit Card Review & Application
- Use Direct Deposit - get your paycheck or government benefits check up to 2 days faster
- Refill a Prepaid Phone using your Control card - Get $1 back each time you add $25 or more
- Simple fee plan with no cost to order or activate a card and no overdraft fees
- Qualify for a $10 Purchase Cushion and $5/month fee plan after a Direct Deposit of $500 in one calendar month
- Earn Cash Back Rewards & Refer A Friend bonuses
- Free Bill Pay and online budget management tools
- Transfer money to other cardholders online or with your mobile phone
- Free Smartphone App - check your transactions, balance and find the closest reload location
|APR on Purchases:||N/A *|
|Card Issuer:||Meta Bank|
|Card Category:||Consumer (Stored Value)|
|Card Type:||- Card for Bad Credit|
- Co-Branded Card
- Guaranteed Approval
- Prepaid Debit Card
- Tax Refund Card
- Reward Card
|Credit Needed:||Bad Credit OK*|
Applying for the Control Prepaid Master Card is very simple. The entire application is available online and takes just minutes to complete. There is no credit check involved. All that is needed is a name and address. When information is verified, the card will be sent out. No fees are charged to open the account - just a low monthly maintenance fee to keep the account open.
The card is prepaid, which means there's no worry of going into debt. There are no annual fees, no interest rates and no overdraft fees. This allows cardholders to hold onto hard-earned money without spending it on credit card fees.
The card can be used all over the globe. The MasterCard logo is widely accepted with millions of merchants. The card can be used online, over the phone or in person with merchants as a credit card. It can also be used in person as a debit card with the 4-digit PIN number being requested.
When cash is needed, ATMs will provide a way of pulling money out. Many surcharge-free ATMs are available around the nation. Cash can also be obtained by using the cash back feature offered by many merchants.
Bills can be paid with the prepaid card as well. Merchants can be called and the card number can be provided over the phone. There is also the option of using the Money Gram ExpressPayment service, which is an easy way to pay utilities and all other bills.
Loading money onto the prepaid card can be done in a number of ways. Direct deposits can be made into the account. This includes paychecks, government benefits, tax refunds and much more. This will save time and a trip to a bank. Money can also be loaded via bank transfer. Any cardholder who has a bank account somewhere else can transfer money online. Anyone else with a Control Card can send money to the account as well. Visiting a NetSpend Reload Network location is also possible, making it easy to add cash or a check to the account.
Managing the account is convenient as well. An online account center features a 24/7 way to find out account balances, look up transactions and view statements. Mobile alerts can also be programmed for a mobile phone. This will provide updates of when a balance falls to a certain amount or when a deposit has taken place on the account.
Customer service can also be contacted through a toll free phone number. Representatives will answer questions about the account, help with disputed charges and assist in replacing a lost, stolen or damaged card.
The review prepared by CreditCardsCo™. Opinions expressed therein are solely those of the reviewer.
|Rewards:||- Earn Cash Back Rewards. Earn cash when you use your card to pay for specially selected offers from your favorite stores, restaurants and service providers.|
- Refer A Friend and get $20.00 funded to your account
|Other Benefits:||- Free Direct Deposit|
- Budgeting Tools
- free Anytime Alert text messages
- Prescription Discounts
* See Terms and Conditions for more benefits
|Online Account Access:||Yes|
|100% Guarantee Approval:||Yes|
|APR on Purchases:||N/A *|
|Late Payment Fee:||N/A*|
|Additional Fees|| |
Addition Card Fee - $4.95
Card Replacement Fee - $4.95
Custom Card - $4.95
Domestic ATM Cash Withdrawal Fee - $2.50
Free Direct Deposit - FREE
Mobile Phone Anytime Alerts - FREE
Monthly Fee (Basic Plan) - $7.95
Monthly Fee (Discounted Plan) - $5.00
Standard Bank Transfer - FREE
nstant Bank Transfer - $1.95
We do not offer online application for this card at the moment.
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† The information provided for Control Prepaid MasterCard® is believed to be accurate at the time of evaluation (Sep 15, 2014). We strongly advise visitors to review the terms and conditions to verify accuracy of the information posted prior to applying for the product.