Card Control

Protect your German American Bank Check Cards from fraud and cap your personal spending with German American Card Control, the mobile app that turns your smartphone into an on/off switch for your check card. Gain greater control of when, where and how your German American Bank Check Card can be used with the free* app.

Fraud Protection

Turning your German American Bank Check Card "ON" and "OFF" helps safeguard against fraud. Additionally, fraud alerts received through the app allow you to take action as soon as potential fraud hits your card.

  • When your card is “OFF” no withdrawals or purchases will be approved, except for previously scheduled recurring transactions.
  • When your card is “ON” only transactions within your specified preferences will be processed.
  • Fraud Alerts: Receive and respond to notifications through the Card Control app as soon as potential fraud hits your card.
  • Transaction controls allow your check card to only work in specific location or geographic areas to add an additional layer of protection.
  • Real-time alerts keep you informed when your card is used or declined.

Control Spending

If you’re trying to establish or stick to a budget, German American Card Control can help!

  • Set spending limits for general use or specific thresholds by merchant types such as gas, groceries, or retail stores. You can also establish these controls by geographic location, such as specific cities.
  • The flexible app lets you change these parameters anytime with ease via your mobile device. Going on vacation? Holiday shopping? Simply update your transaction controls to fit your spending needs!
  • Check your account balances in real time and set low balance alerts. Use the "View Account Balances" button conveniently located below each card in your app or just tap the card you wish to view.

Business Use

Use the transaction controls for merchant types, location, and thresholds to ensure employee spending adheres to your company policies.

Parental Controls

Support your child’s financial needs, while managing his/her spending. Using features, such as threshold limits, merchant categories, location, and ON/OFF controls, you decide where, when, and how your child uses his/her German American Bank Check Card.

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*Standard rates and fees from your wireless carrier may apply. Available for Apple iOS and Google Android devices.