Greenlight is the next-generation way to handle giving money or allowances to your children, with patent-pending controls that allow parents to specify the exact stores where a child can spend. It's safer, easier, and more flexible than using cash. Plus it makes a perfect teaching tool about money, since every transaction is recorded.

Greenlight combines an app for parents and their children with a Greenlight MasterCard® debit card for each child. Greenlight is NOT a credit card--the only funds a child can spend are those the parent loads on the card.

- Limit a child's spending to just a few trusted stores. Or let them spend anywhere.
- Set and pay allowances automatically. No more hunting for loose change!
- Send money to your kids instantly, from anywhere.
- Get instant alerts on where & when a child spends, or tries to spend.
- Review a child's spending by month or store.
- Turn a child's card off if lost.

- Learn to stick to a budget, and check balances before spending.
- Request extra money from parents, and even include a picture of what the money is for.
- Turn the card off if lost.
- Analyze spending with powerful reporting.

What's New

Version 1.18.0

Thanks for choosing Greenlight! Greenlight helps parents teach their kids how to be smart with money and we are constantly making improvements based on your feedback.

What's new?

-You asked, and we listened. Your kids can officially set up direct deposit to move their hard earnings onto their Greenlight Cards.

-We're excited to announce Greenlight referrals. Now, when you refer a friend you'll both get rewarded!

As always, if you have any questions or would like to send us feedback please email us at


Team Greenlight

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5

3.4K Ratings

3.4K Ratings

Most helpful app ever


We don't do allowance in our house, but we do have jobs the kids (3 teenagers) can do for money. I was really struggling to manage the pay outs, as I always had to have lots of small bills on hand. Then the kids would turn around and give me the cash because they mostly buy things online. It was a total logistical nightmare.

Enter Greenlight. It is the perfect balance between simplicity and features. I got the account setup in a few minutes, cards came a few days later. I have scheduled transfers setup for the kids job pay. I can also add additional money to their cards with three clicks if they do something extra. It's easy to take money away if I need to doc their pay for any reason. Everything in life should be this easy!

I just had to replace a lost card. It took less then 5 minutes on the automated phone system. First lost card is free. So far, everything on this app is fast, easy, and works perfectly. This was a great idea for an app and implemented very, very well. It saves me a ton of headache every week. Thanks Greenlight!!

Developer Response

Thanks for your feedback! We're thrilled that Greenlight has helped you and your family in a number of ways. If you have any additional questions or comments, please don't hesitate to reach out to us at

Fantastic App!


Before coming across this app, purchases online for me were quite difficult. I would have the cash myself, but my parents either didn't have the time or didn't have the money in their bank account to make the purchase. This was disappointing at times especially when trying to buy an item on sale. Then we sparked the idea of individual bank accounts for my siblings and I and came across Greenlight.
Greenlight is a fancy app that allows parents to allocate funds into child accounts. It allows me to purchase items online and in stores whenever I want, without the worry of my parents lack of time or money. Parents can also restrict where money is spent and add interest to a savings account. My siblings, parents, and I all agree that this has made giving us kids payment for work so much easier. I highly suggest this app to any who come across it.

Three Stars For The Concept


I give kudos to Greenlight for devising a form of allowance control that lets me see where and when my kids are spending their money, and allowing me the opportunity to help them make wise money decisions.

However, the concept of giving parents complete control over their kids' money falls a bit flat when you do so by taking away the parents'
control over their own money at the same time.

PROS: Easy to use. Great security features. Good organization within the app. Notifications are very useful. Cards can be used anywhere.

CONS: Can't load less than $20 at a time from a credit or debit card onto the parent account. Can't reverse funds from the parent account back into the funding account. Bank transfers when not funding from a card take FOUR business days to clear. (What are we, the Flintstones here?) LOTS of confusion when contacting customer service over various issues. No earnings feature on the app like a chore tracker, etc., which would enhance the user experience.

Over all it's a great idea, but mainly I dislike not having control over MY money once I put it into their system. That's always a big negative for me with any banking app.

Developer Response

Hi there,
Thank you for taking the time to provide us feedback. We offer two options for loading money into your Greenlight Parent's Wallet. The first is by linking your debit card. Debit card loads are instantly available, but we do have a $20 minimum which helps us offset fees that would normally be passed on to you. The second option is to link your bank account which has a minimum load requirement of just $1. As you mentioned, it does take a few days for that money to become available, but it's actually based on when we receive the funds from your bank. Unfortunately, that timing can vary. As for the customer service concerns, I apologize for the experience you had and can assure you that is not typical. We pride ourselves on going above and beyond the typical customer service experience you would have. If you'd like someone to reach out to you to discuss further, please email us your contact info at

Team Greenlight


Greenlight Financial Technology, Inc.
58.4 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2017 Greenlight Financial Technology, Inc.


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

You May Also Like