We added the ability for parents to create app logins for their kids without the need for a phone number. In their child's settings, parents can create a custom username and password. Now all kids can use the greenlight app to track spending, savings, and giving.
We also added an optional 2nd verification option for accessing your app. Lastly, we've made a few tweaks to make Greenlight even easier to use.
Ratings and Reviews
14 years old and I understand interest.
As an eighth grader who loves to go out with friends this is great for me. I can go to the mall on my own money and not be peer pressured to share because they cant see how much money I have on me, also Greenlight has taught me money management skills along with how to save and earn interest. I haven’t explored the “give” feature yet but I’m excited to explore it, this sounds like something I would love to tie in with my Girl Scouts.
We jumped onto Greenlight when I started sixth grade, I babysit and do odd jobs in my community to earn money so I can buy things that I want without being irksome to my mother who loves to support me in anything I do. I hate to pester her so this has been a great opportunity for me.
As a teenager I love that you can get cash at an ATM but I wish I could put money on my card by myself too, it can be a hassle to get my Mom to take the cash I’ve earned and transfer it onto my card since we usually have to go to the bank before she can put it on my card. For example, I earned several hundred dollars last month babysitting and my mom didn’t have that much in the Greenlight parent account to trade me with immediately before I went out with friends. Also, if my mom hands me say $20 before I go the the mall I would like to have the independence to put it on my debit and it automatically go to my spend anywhere account rather that have that loose cash on me.
Developer Response ,
Hi! This is wonderful feedback to hear. It is wonderful that Greenlight is providing you with the ability to begin learning these financial best practices. We appreciate you sharing your thoughts on loading money to your Greenlight account yourself. This suggestion will be passed along to our team for future updates. So happy to have you with us in the Greenlight family. :)
Great customer service!
Our kids received these cards for Christmas and they are loving the independence it brings! I had an issue where my child’s phone number had changed and was now my other child’s number and I couldn’t find a way to change this on the app so I emailed customer service and they respond the next day and got the info to change the info in the system. Very friendly, very thorough, very fast service!! Would recommend this to everyone!! Now my daughter can stop trying to buy things with handfuls of change she finds lol she can give the change to us and we put the amount on her card!!!
Edit- we have had these cards for over a year now! Loving them even more with the new savings options!! Our kids can see how close or far they are from a special savings goal. PLUS now we can give their grandparents links to send them money straight to their cards for gifts!! No more lost birthday money!! We had old savings accounts for them at a bank but they aren’t even used now. The kids love being able to manage their own money at a glance in the app! Have used customer service a couple more times and have still been helped promptly and they are extremely nice!!
Developer Response ,
Thanks for the thoughtful feedback! :)
Almost there but could use a couple of added features
I absolutely LOVE the idea of this app and the card to go with it. We’re super excited to start using it. BUT here are the things that could give it a 5 star rating....
1. Add the ability for 2 parent wallets for the kids cards. With the world today and the divorce rate, there are so many split households so having the ability for each family to have access to the kids cards would be amazing! I even think you could double your profit by charging $5 per parent wallet.
2. Having the ability to require a chore to be completed for the kids to get paid their allowance. I chose to go with this app because of the debit card feature but a friend of mine has a different app where he can assign chores which are “required for allowance”. If those chores are not completed, they don’t get their allowance. He can then also assign chores which are assigned extra money and can be redeemed as well (which I know is also a feature of Greenlight).
3. Last, I think there should be a parent approval process so the kids can be held accountable for what they are saying they completed before the allowance goes out.
Those are the things that would really help our family and I’m sure other families out there. Hopefully these things can be implemented soon so we can use the app to the fullest. Thank you for your consideration!
- Greenlight Financial Technology, Inc.
- 120.4 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.