Ally Card Controls

Ally Card Controls

  • Category: Finance
  • Release Date:
  • Current Version: 1.0.0
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • Developer: Ally Financial Inc.
  • Compatibility: Android
1.5
1.5
55 Ratings
$ 0

Ally Card Controls App

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. Features 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

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Ally Card Controls app reviews

  • Add to main app. This is inconvenient :( 1/5

    By k_mm_r
    This should already be integrated in the main app. Inconvenient and bloaty to have this.
  • Up and running in 30 seconds 4/5

    By spacemonkeey
    Not sure what others are complaining about. This app took me into the main Ally app and I was able to configure my card controls from there. No extra username required.
  • Needs to be in the same app just like every other bank 1/5

    By Kda1990j
    It works okay, but why have separate apps that you need to update, look through and control? Why have an app that just reroutes you to the original app. I wish I never banked with Ally. I also hate this app because when a card is swiped it says I have 15 notifications. Why not just one?
  • Alerts? Well intentioned, but ways to go. Learn from USAA 2/5

    By preaux.life
    Alerts for the card aren't needed as mush add alerts for the whole account. Transactions taking place within the account instead of transactions with 1 card. There are many members in our account, thus many cards. I can only control mine. What about everyone else? Learn from USAA BANKING notification, they are the role model for ask other banking notifications. I would like to enjoy the same alerts add my friend's. I WANT WHAT THEY HAVE!
  • Pointless 1/5

    By Pokervixen
    There's no value to a separate app with a separate login that requires you to first login to the original banking app. I just want to be able to set a temporary travel notice but it is not possible. If you can't remember your username and password then good luck. Just know it's not tied to that app they force you to log into first. 😐
  • Utterly useless 1/5

    By lenzbd
    What a waste. It might be a useful app if it worked. Supposed to SSO via the Ally mobile app, but you can't even login to the card controls app. It should not be a separate app. What is Ally possibly thinking?!
  • Simply. Doesn't. Work. 1/5

    By Kallshian
    After jumping through all the hoops to get it set up, there are no debit cards linked to my account and no apparent way to link them. Useless.
  • Why separate? 1/5

    By aaronm120
    This gets one star solely because it is not integrated in the main Ally app. Everything else is good.
  • What is the point of a separate app?! 1/5

    By Rugby209
    Why can't you just implement these features into the main app. Other banks can do why not you guys too?
  • Cant log in if already have Ally mobile banking app 1/5

    By Marmar :-)
    Waste of an app. It directs me to my mobile banking app then nothing from there. Please fix this. It's ridiculous.
  • Great idea, bad implementation 2/5

    By cajames425
    This is a great idea for an app, to give you control over debit card usage and to allow location-based limitations on it. However, the implementation, particularly around login, is VERY faulty. Even if you have already logged in to the other Ally app, you are told to do so again, since the only functioning way into the app is through seven taps in the main Ally app. (I might be overestimating that a little, but not by much...) Ally, you can do better.
  • Poorly executed 1/5

    By Eric756483
    This entire app and functionality should be included in the main ally app. Great bank, good main app but this app is terrible, please give this some attention.
  • Doesn't do anything. 1/5

    By JeffWagg
    Not sure what's going on, but this app doesn't do anything other than open the mobile app.
  • Bad UX+UI Design 1/5

    By TheDMTD
    Terrible login flow. Terrible interface design. Graphics are not retina compatible and blurry. Functionality is there once you finally get it to work but it is very obvious that development on this was rushed. If it wasn't rushed, then you need a new developer. Your apps should be just as good as the bank you stand for. You need a dedicated app development team, and all of these apps need to be in one app. Fix this. Now.
  • Worst app ever 1/5

    By AndyLee73
    This is the worst app I ever downloaded. I can't make it work.
  • Disables your photo deposit by default - stupid. 1/5

    By AJB7946
    Disables your photo deposit by default - stupid.
  • Great idea, horrible execution 1/5

    By BH241
    I cannot believe someone actually approved this app! While the concept is great the end result is not worth the trouble. Not only is the actual interface insanely laid out nor just the lack of any real instruction on accessing the dang thing but the simple fact of being somewhere without internet access renders your debit card uselessness. Another issue was trying to pay when the merchant was using a Square device, this app saint I tried to purchase in another state - probably the Square was setup wrong, but still... There have been numerous times this app has prevented my transactions from going though that for this reason alone I HIGHLY RECOMMEND you do not use this app. Ally should have never released this to begin with, I'm trying to find someone who knows how to take this app off and removed from my account.
  • Truly stupid 1/5

    By cmfjon
    It's stunning how bad this app is, in every regard. Integration into Ally mobile banking app? Just the opposite: it gets in the way. The "controls" this gives you? Only limited, and made really useless by some mysterious rules/hobbles Ally has placed on it. It really confirms that Ally is probably 2 or 3 years behind where most online banking is.... and they're an exclusively online bank. Jaw-droppingly bad executions abound of their only business model.
  • Why is this a separate app?? 1/5

    By jduran
    Enough said with the title. I'm sure the ally engineers can find a way to put this in the banking app
  • Horrible Login Experience 2/5

    By Carlette123
    It's ridiculous that developers designed an app with such an awful login flow. I'm guessing Ally doesn't have an good UX designers on their app team! You have to go to the main banking app, go into settings and then click on card controls so that you can get redirected to this app. I only downloaded it because my husbands card got compromised and I needed to turn mine off asap. It did its job, but not without confusion and frustration. Please get rid of this app and integrate card controls into the main banking app.
  • Server was always unreachable 1/5

    By sublym0nal
    Every time I've tried to get set up with this application, the server has consistently been unreachable. I've tried at varying times of the day and week on different networks, and was never able to get through. I give up - I guess I can live without using this since I hardly use the debit card attached to my account anyway.
  • Why? 1/5

    By Warren1234dc
    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 works 2/5

    By drzero3
    I love the alerts I get from every transaction I make. My concern is this should be implemented with the main banking app. A lot of hoops and jumping around just to get it to work properly. Prompts aren't clear and nothing is explained when initially logging in. I hope this is a learning step for Ally.
  • Right now this app is fixable 1/5

    By Thejamiemoore
    Fix the log in issue please
  • Simply does not work 1/5

    By Wumpus007
    Same problem that other raters. Can't even login, blurry screen
  • Huh! 1/5

    By S_Mitchell
    Should have read the reviews prior to downloading. I'll delete and save myself from unneeded frustration.
  • Cannot get to work 1/5

    By chicap
    Seemed like a good idea. It's hard to even get it to work. You have to open the other app first and go to the settings to launch it. One I figured that out by reading these reviews ... no debit card was liked to it? No clue how to do that. Very hard to use. I mean do these apps not get tried out before they are released? Someone dropped the ball
  • Works but lots of hoops to jump thru 2/5

    By Eyeudr
    The app is a nice thought and once you jump through all the hoops to get into the app, it does work but...seems ridiculous that you have to go through the settings in the mobile banking app just to get into the card controls app. Either add it to the mobile banking app or allow users to login directly into the app. Too many unnecessary steps to use the app.
  • Very poor 1/5

    By App Store Junkie
    Just fire the team what wrote this junk.
  • Separate app is annoying 1/5

    By Verticaltakeoff
    A separate app is annoying and silly. It doesn't even work. Keeps asking to open the banking app. Really? Deleted.
  • Good idea, horrible execution 1/5

    By yacko03
    Same issues as everyone else. the log in feature is confusing and i've only been able to display the card controls once. Otherwise it keeps ping ponging me back and forth between the card app and the banking app. Log in credentials are also different than our bank credentials?! The onboarding process needs to be improved or people won't end up using this.
  • Don't waste your time... 1/5

    By MW. Colorado
    After spending an inordinate amount of time opening two accounts, it would not let me open a third account at that time. Then I went through the whole menagerie of depositing by e-checks... It will not allow business accounts-- AND NO ONE SAID ANYTHING WHILE I OPENED THE ACCOUNTS IN THE BUSINESS NAMES!!!! Are they really that inept? You can't recognize an LLC as a business? I give up... Not doing business with this bank. MW. Colorado
  • Unable to log in. 1/5

    By Evtide
    Unable to get login credentials, can't use the app, so far a big fail. I'm sure a PROPERLY VETTED update is forthcoming.
  • Too many apps 1/5

    By AdamNaglich
    I don't want another app. Combine the Ally apps into one that does it all. Silly to have more.
  • Unusable 1/5

    By TheatreNerd691
    Like others, this should be part of the main app. No need to crowd the app market. Also, like others, I cannot log in. Therefore it is unusable. Thirdly, like people have stated, why in the world would you not design this for the current generation of screens? This reminds me of how long it took to get the main app updated to a modern design.... Seriously disappointing for a completely "mobile" bank.
  • Doesn't allow log in 1/5

    By Ryan Seahans
    Like the title says.
  • Completely broken 1/5

    By Ando China
    This app is completely broken and doesn't make me comfortable that my "online bank" can't seem to implement an app properly. I agree with everyone else, the features this app offers should be incorporated with the primary app, and not be a broken, standalone app.
  • Misguided implementation 1/5

    By P00pyPants
    Whoever thought that having this app work like it does should be fired. It notifies you of every card transaction you make, and helpfully puts a badge count on the app. So everytime you open it, it informs you you have to open the regular banking app first. But that's not all, you have to dig into the settings of the banking app to REOPEN the card controls app, blah blah blah. What a mess. I'm still trying to figure out why I need this. It would be a slam dunk if it were integrated into the main app, but as it stands now, it's worthless. Delete and voila! Off my phone.
  • Useless 1/5

    By Terrell_IsGreat
    I can't manage to get beyond the login page because the app can't recognize when I'm logged into the Ally app. Very poorly developed
  • Doesn't work 1/5

    By FrankMansuit
    Keeps redirecting to the mobile banking app. Requires a different username and password than your banking credentials, but provides no way to set up those credentials.
  • how does it work? 1/5

    By nincsen nickname
    Like others said it, I can't figure out how this works. Will one user explain it please?
  • Why a separate app? 1/5

    By Creek0512
    Just build this into the main app and make it less complicated and the make it actually work.
  • Should be integrated with main app rather than separate 1/5

    By Hooligan556743
    Should be integrated with main app rather than separate
  • Okay... 1/5

    By adavenpo
    Nice enough features, but can we just stop it with everyone needing multiple apps?!? You're one bank. You get one app. Done. Integrate or get deleted...
  • Retina support; integrate with main app 1/5

    By iFritzy
    Why does this need to be a separate app?
  • Works well 4/5

    By jmarino17
    Wish it was integrated with the main Ally app. Would make it much easier.
  • Doesn't work 1/5

    By jvanderb
    The app keeps telling me I need to log in to banking first. I'm redirected to the banking app, and I log in. I go back to this app, and it tells me I need to log in to banking again. When I click the button to open banking, I'm already logged in. Kind of useless, but seems like it will be a nice app when it's fixed.
  • Too Many Apps Integrate With Primary Ally App 1/5

    By Gower2352
    The low rating is due to it not being embedded with the primary mobile banking app. Five stars for the option of the feature. This is definitely a good feature but I think it would be much more user friendly is it were added into the main banking app and not its own separate app.
  • Needs instructions & retina compatibility 1/5

    By Catnipp
    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.
  • Card Control 5/5

    By Yield matters
    Card Control is an excellent feature addition to the mobile app. Considering a lot of credit unions offer it , a long overdue feature set though. Read about it in a press release . Had a tough time finding it in the app. Finally found it under settings. A consumer friendly feature should be front and center, not make it hard to find. Nonetheless, delighted the feature exists.

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