With Greenlight, parents can:
- Add up to 5 kids, each with their own debit card
- Send money to your kid’s card instantly
- Set parental controls on spending categories
- Turn your kid’s card on/off in one tap
- Receive real-time notifications whenever your kids make a purchase
- Assign chores and jobs to teach kids the value of hard work
With Greenlight, kids can:
- Use their own debit card or virtual wallet
- Swipe their card wherever Mastercard is accepted
- Set and achieve savings goals
- “Level up” their money knowledge with Greenlight’s financial literacy game
- Receive payments from friends and family with Pay Link
- Earn allowance or payments for completing chores
Can I send money to my child’s Greenlight card from the Bank of Hawaii app?
No, Greenlight is its own individual app, but within the Greenlight app, you can send money to your child’s card, turn their card on/off, and set up spending controls, allowance, chores, and more.
Is there a minimum age requirement?
We support kids and grownups of all ages. No minimum (or maximum) age here. The Primary Accountholder must be at least 18 years old and a US resident.
Is there an app for kids?
Kids and parents will both use the same Greenlight app you see in the app store but have two different experiences and individual login credentials. Parents can send funds, set flexible spend controls, and more.
Is Greenlight safe?
Greenlight debit cards are issued by Community Federal Savings Bank, an FDIC-insured institution and come with Mastercard’s Zero Liability Protection. Greenlight blocks ‘unsafe’ spending categories, sends real-time transaction notifications, lets parents turn cards off at any time, and gives parents flexible ATM and spending controls.
Can Greenlight cards be used internationally?
Yes, the Greenlight card can be used internationally in most countries, and there are no international fees or any foreign transaction fees! See a complete list of countries where the card cannot be used.
How long does it take for Greenlight debit cards to arrive?
It should arrive in 7-10 business days with free standard shipping. You can also track your card’s shipping status in the Greenlight app to see when your card is estimated to arrive.
How do I verify my funding source?
Bank Account: if you are prompted to verify your bank account when manually adding your funding source, you will receive 2 small deposits of $1.00 or less in your account within 1-2 business days. To verify your bank account as a funding source, you will need to input the 2 micro deposit amounts into your Greenlight app when prompted to verify.
If you do not see these deposits within 3 business days, please contact your banking service provider directly and have them take a look at the status of your bank account. Once you complete verification, the 2 micro deposits will be removed from your bank account to offset the deposit amounts.
Debit Card: Once you add your debit card as a funding source and make your initial funding load, you should see 2 transactions on your debit card that add up to the initial load amount. You will need to confirm these transactions within 3 business days in the Greenlight app to verify your debit card.
If you do not see these transactions within 4 business days, please contact your banking service provider directly and have them take a look at the status of your bank account.
How do I activate my child’s Greenlight card?
When your child’s card arrives, follow these simple steps to activate it right away:
- Open your Greenlight app. From your Parent Dashboard, you should see a notification prompting you to activate your child’s card.
- Tap on the notification and input the card’s expiration date in the app to activate it.
- Next, visit your child’s dashboard by clicking their square at the top of your Parent Dashboard.
Select “Manage Card” then “Set debit card PIN.” After the PIN is set, your physical card is activated and ready to use!
How can I check my child’s spending history?
We have made it super easy to check your child’s spending history.
- Navigate to your child’s dashboard.
- Click on the Spending tile.
- At the top right, click on “History.”
You then have the ability to filter the view to see spending history for the last 30 days, 90 days, or 12 months as well as grouping transactions by stores.
I signed up through the Bank of Hawaii link, but I was just charged a monthly fee.
1 Bank of Hawaii checking and savings customers are eligible for the Greenlight SELECT plan at no cost when they sign up through Bank of Hawaii and connect their Bank of Hawaii account as the primary Greenlight funding source for the entirety of the promotion. Subject to minimum balance requirements and identity verification.Upgrades will result in additional fees. Plans start at $4.99/mo. Upon termination of promotion, customers will be responsible for associated monthly fees. See terms for details. Offer ends 09/26/2025. Offer subject to change or renewal.
2 The Greenlight® debit card is issued by Community Federal Savings Bank, member FDIC, pursuant to license by Mastercard International.
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