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Control how, when and where your card is used. Set up and manage your Ally Bank debit card preferences right from your phone.

Our Card Control app lets you take control of your Ally Bank debit card – so you can define when, where and how your card is used. Once it’s downloaded, you’ll be able to track specific transactions, customize your settings, manage notification preferences and so much more.


Card on/off setting: If you turn the card off, we won’t allow purchases or withdrawals until you turn the card back “on”.

Establish spending limits and merchant categories: You can allow transactions up to a certain amount to track spending and prevent fraud. Transactions can also be controlled and monitored for specific merchant categories like gas stations, department stores, restaurants, entertainment, travel and supermarkets.

Location-based controls: Using your phone’s GPS, the My Location feature can limit transactions to merchants located within a certain range of your phone’s location. You can also restrict purchases made in a specific region and deny international transactions.

Transaction push notifications: We’ll send a notification whenever you make a purchase or your card was declined, and you’ll have plenty of custom options to choose from. We also send the notifications in real time, so you’ll always know exactly when the activity took place.

More details 
• Our Card Controls app is free – your mobile carrier’s message and data rates may apply
• Compatible with Apple: iOS 8.0 or higher

Please note: This isn’t a travel notification app and is for your Ally Bank debit card only.

© 2017 Ally Bank, Member FDIC

Ratings and Reviews

1.7 out of 5

110 Ratings

110 Ratings

Not really sure what the fuss is about


Sure it’s a separate app but you simply login to the main app then click one button and click on the cards controls and your there. Pretty easy... you only have to login once it’s not a big deal and really it makes sense so you don’t have to have multiple logins for one thing. Besides that I think this is a amazing thing, to have control over your card. There are so many options and it even can track your location so that your card can only be used where you are! Great solution to prevent people from stealing your card info.



This card controls app is so stupid I can't believe it. Why on earth would it be a separate app? Why on earth would you need a separate user name and password? Do you know how many user names and passwords I already have, you think I need more to do something as simple as control my debit card I rarely use? Discover has this feature integrated. Chase has this feature integrated. Capital one has this feature integrated. Bank of America, perhaps the worst company in the United States, has this feature integrated into their app, and yet here comes Ally with the worlds worst solution by making a simple feature an entirely separate app! It's almost like none of Ally's executives have smartphones themselves. That's how bad this is. Only someone who physically does not own a smartphone could dream up a solution this absurd.

Needs instructions & retina compatibility


I downloaded this app, opened it, and was presented with a screen saying I had to open the banking app first. I clicked the button to do that and then...........? There was nothing about card controls on screen, and I had no idea what to do next. Went back to the card control app and all I saw was the same screen telling me to open the other app first. It wasn't until I came here and saw someone else mention that they found the card control link in settings that I figured it out. This needs to be made way more obvious is you want people to use it.

It also needs retina support, there's no excuse for a brand new app to look blurry on newer iOS devices.


Ally Financial Inc.
25.8 MB
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2009-2017 Ally Bank, Member FDIC


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