Verizon introduced a new tool for parents to help their kids as they take charge of their financial future. Starting today, Verizon and non-Verizon customers can try Verizon Family Money for 30 days on us1— a new, easy-to-use app and prepaid debit card that allows kids to save, spend, earn, and become money-savvy. Parents can step back and watch their kids become financially responsible as they help manage from the sidelines. Verizon partnered with Galileo, the API standard for card issuing and digital banking, to create the fintech platform Family Money is built on. The Family Money Prepaid Visa Card is issued by Metropolitan Commercial Bank.
Kids get an app designed with them in mind, including a spending account with a prepaid debit card to make purchases online and at retail stores and a savings Vault to save for future goals.
Parents are always in control and can have peace of mind with tools like blocked spending categories. Parents can also
- Set chores, assign rewards and manage allowances.
- Instantly transfer money from the parent Wallet to kids when needed.
- Get real-time alerts and spending notifications.
- Lock or freeze a card if lost or stolen
“With Family Money, we’re showing what’s possible when tech and financial services come together. Building on the success of products like the Verizon Visa® Credit Card and the tools we already have for families as they grow with us, like the Verizon Smart Family service and GizmoWatch, Family Money provides even more value to our customers based on their unique needs. It’s the perfect way to help kids learn the ins and outs of managing money and yet another way we’re providing real benefits to our customers outside of the reliable connectivity they know and love us for,” said Todd Oberstein, Executive Director Product Management and Development at Verizon.