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Control™ Prepaid Mastercard® review

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Card Price
Card Maintenance Fee
$7.95 per month
Signup Bonus

Informr score
The Control™ Prepaid Mastercard® currently has an Informr score of 9.3 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 4 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

What the Critics Are Saying...


The Control Prepaid Mastercard is best for individuals with no credit or bad credit who have at least $500 in monthly direct deposits. You’ll get your money up to two days faster than you would with a traditional bank. Plus, you can sock away cash for a rainy day in the optional savings account that...

- Cassidy Horton, Finder

The Control™ Prepaid Mastercard® is a reloadable low-cost prepaid debit card. This card’s monthly fee starts at $7.95. However, once the card has been funded, with a minimum of $500 directly deposited into your account, the monthly fee lowers to $5.00. While that covers the fee, the card itself also...

- Matthew Chaffin,

If you’re looking for major cash back rewards, though, you’ll probably want to look elsewhere. You may even want to look into a credit card. The purchases you can earn rewards on with Control Prepaid depend completely on what is offered in its online account. Plus, you won’t get a welcome offer by o...

- Bankrate

For direct deposit users looking to use their prepaid card to control spending, the Control Prepaid Mastercard is competitive. However, some prepaid cards charge no monthly fee. If you’ll use some of the additional features of the card, such as the savings account and card-to-card transfers, the Con...

- PrepaidCards123


Card Price $0.00
Activation Fee $0.00
Card Maintenance Fee $7.95 per month

$5.00 if you're on Reduced Monthly Plan

Minimum Load Amount $10.00

May depend on the individual reload location

Maximum Load Amount $7,500.00
Max Balance $15,000.00
Transaction Fees
Add Money
Direct Deposit
Cash Loads

Fee is determined and assessed by operator of Netspend Reload Network location and varies depending on location

Card to card transfer

$4.95 per transfer via Customer Service Agent.

Spend Money
Purchase Fee
Bill Payment
Foreign Transaction Fee
Get Cash
ATM withdrawal fee (Domestic) - In Network
ATM withdrawal fee (Domestic) - Out of Network

You may also be charged a fee by the ATM operator.

ATM withdrawal fee (International)

Foreign Transaction Fee applies

Over-the-counter cash withdrawal (Domestic)
  • Minimum of $2.95, not to exceed $9.95 fee at a financial institution
  • 2.75%, minimum of $4 at a Netspend reload network location
Over-the-counter cash withdrawal (International)
Balance Inquiry (at ATM)

You may also be charged a fee by the ATM operator

Card replacement
Card Replacement and Express Delivery Fee
  • Delivery in 3 business days
  • $25 for delivery in 1-2 business days
Monthly Paper Statements
Custom Card Fee OR Customization
Sign up bonus -

Depend completely on what is offered in your account

Features & Benefits
Additional Card Holders Yes
Funds Don't Expire Yes
Supported Currencies USD
Zero Liability Yes
Fraud Protection Yes
Custom Design Yes
Wireless Payments Apple Pay, Google Pay
Virtual Cards No
Minimum Age 18
Temporary Residents Yes
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