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How Big is the U.S. Gift Card Market?
Mercator Advisory Group is once again working to determine the size and shape...
Michigan Bill Would Eliminate Expiration Dates on Gift Cards
A new bill in Michigan will add more regulations to gift cards. While one...
CFPB Rules May Be Overturned By Congress
Georgia Senator David Perdue wants to overturn the Consumer Financial...
CFPB Fines MasterCard and RushCard for Outage
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced that it is fining...
Will Green Dot Buy RushCard?
Green Dot Corp. is in talks to buy UniRush LLC, the company behind Russell...
IRS to Delay Refunds, Prepaid May See Loads Arrive Later
The Internal Revenue Service is planning to delay refunds for people...
CFPB Will Likely Issue Rule Targeting Arbitration Before Trump Takes Over, Attorney Says
Forbes reports that it is likely that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau...
E-gift Card Use Is Rising, First Data Study Finds
A study by First Data Corp has found that 57 percent of gift card buyers...
InComm Partners with Target Australia to Offer Prepaid at the Point of Sale
Prepaid distribution company InComm has expanded its relationship with...
Apple Taps Blackhawk to Solve Loyalty and Gift Card Problems
Open loop mobile wallets have struggled to reach the levels of use that...
USA Today Looks at the CFPB Prepaid Rules and Predicts the Opposite of Reality
An article in USA Today posits that the new CFPB rules will bring...
CFPB challenges court ruling that finds its structure is unconstitutional
In October a federal court declared that the structure of the Consumer...
CashStar Launches B-to-B Gift Card Program Management Agency
CashStar, a digital gift card provider and program management company, has...
CFPB Regs Are Causing Concerns as The Industry Reads Through Them
The nearly 1700 pages of the final prepaid rule are taking the industry...
Consumer Reports Confuses Prepaid and Gift Cards in Holiday Advice
Gift cards and other prepaid cards may be a better gift than cash,...
Pa. Court Says Direct Deposit to Prepaid Cards is Illegal for Wages
Direct deposits to a prepaid card do not qualify as “lawful money of the...
CPI Card Group Announces Platform for Virtual Gift Cards
Card production company CPI Card Group announced today that it has updated its...
Indiana Banks Offering More Products for Unbanked People
Banks in Indiana are using prepaid cards and second chance checking accounts...
CFPB Claims Expanded Protections That Already Exist
Last week’s release of the new prepaid rules form the Consumer Financial...
NerdWallet Advises Prepaid Card Users on How to Keep Costs Low
Personal finance blog NerdWallet offers a number of basic suggestions for...
CFPB Issues Final Prepaid Rule
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has issued its final prepaid rules,...
Credit Unions Should Add Prepaid Cards to Their Suite of Products
Credit Unions can offer their members a suite of prepaid products that...
Green Dot Offers Secured Visa Card for People Rebuilding Credit
Green Dot Corp. announced on Sept. 29, that it is offering the Green Dot...
Coming CFPB Rules May Hurt Those They are Designed to Help
An article in the Wall Street Journal previews the forth coming CFPB...
New York Payroll Regs Promise Protection, But May Hurt Low Income People
New York state has enacted new payroll regulations designed to protect...
Law Enforcement Can Scan and Seize Prepaid Card Balances
A mobile card reader that can detect and seize prepaid card balances is...
Credit Unions Should Look to Starbucks for Hints on How to Offer Prepaid
Credit Unions should learn from Starbucks Coffee Co. when it comes to offering...
Starbucks Card Reloading Glitch
The frothing you see at Starbucks is not the latte, but simply some...
Prepaid Cards Provide Relief to Low Income Minorities in Bank Deserts
Low income neighborhoods have become bank deserts where African American...
Consumer Reports Says Prepaid Cards Are a Good Way To Pay
After years of bashing prepaid cards, Consumer Reports now says that they...
GiftCardRescue.com Closes Up Shop
The gift card resale site GiftcardRescue.com has closed its doors, saying...
Company Says UK Consumers Should Look at Prepaid for Online Payments
In an interview tithe the UK tech news site ITProPortal, paysafecard CEO...
Rush Card Hires New CEO and Plans New Services
UniRush LLC, the parent company for RushCard, announced that it has hired...
Citi Sells Prepaid Business to German Company Wirecard
Citi, which had previously announced its plans to sell off its prepaid...
Senators Attack Prepaid For Having Same Tech as Credit, Debit Cards
In response to recent disruptions in Green Dot’s Walmart card portfolio,...
Coalition Wants the Post Office to Offer Financial Services
A coalition of faith based, environmental, and labor groups are pushing...
Costco Shift Shows It’s Not Just Prepaid Having Problems with Change
The New York Times is reporting that Costco’s change over from American...
Starbucks Holds A Lot of Consumer Funds, Maybe It Pays Better
Marketwatch recently noted that Starbucks Corp. has more money loaded onto its...
Police Carry Mobile Units to Seize Money Off of Prepaid Cards
Police can use a mobile device to seize funds from prepaid cards if they...
Stop Using Paper Checks, ACH Says
Paper checks open the door for unscrupulous actors to clear out a check...
The Prepaid Industry Can’t Be Blamed for Bad Workers or Packaging
An article on CreditCards.com takes the prepaid industry to task over...
RushCard Agrees to $20.5 Million Settlement Over Its Outage
Prepaid card provider RushCard has agreed to pay $19 million to...
Consumer Reports Says that Some Prepaid Cards Are Okay
Consumer Reports has released a new ranking of prepaid cards, but the...
Banking Regulators Issue Guidance on Customer ID Programs for Prepaid Cards
The banking agencies have released guidance about when banks need to put...
National Law Review Warns of Payroll Card Pitfalls
In an article about payroll cards, attorney Jami Suver warns that...
Chase and Starbucks Team Up to Launch Prepaid Visa Card
Starbucks Coffee Co. said at its shareholders’ meeting that it plans to...
Uber Partners with Green Dot to Provide Drivers with Debit Cards
On demand ride service Uber has partnered with Green Dot to create a...
Computerworld Suggests Linking Gift Cards to Purchasing Cards to Prevent Fraud
In an editorial, Computerworld says that retailers who are limiting gift...
Incentives Company SVM Buys 1to1 Card
Incentives company SVM, of Chicago, announced that is has acquired 1to1...
Bank Branch Research Shows Importance of Prepaid Cards for Low Income People
The Federal Reserve Bank of New York published a blog that summarizes...
West Virginia Considers Ban on Gift Card Sales at Pawn Shops
The West Virginia legislature is considering a bill to outlaw the resale...
Peoples Trust See Strong Growth for Prepaid In Canada
Peoples Trust, a Canadian federally charted bank, reported double digit...
Blackhawk President: The Coming Year Will Be Breakout Year for Digital Cards
Digital cards will find their place in the payments world in 2016, said...
Data Breach Occurs at Digital Card Provider Gyft
Gyft, a mobile app that allows users to buy, sell, send, and receive gift...
Mercator and CPPO Working to Size Up the Canadian Prepaid Market
The Canadian Prepaid Providers Organization (CPPO), a not for profit...
Blackhawk Network Holdings Buys NimbleCommerce
Prepaid card distributor Blackhawk Network Holdings Inc. announced that...
Prepaid Cards Can Help People Manage Their Tax Refunds
A blog aimed at credit union managers encourages them to offer their...
Start-up Bitit Wants to Make Bitcoin Accessible with Gift Cards
A new start up, Bitit, is trying to give the average person a way to buy...
Amex Closes Its Enterprise Growth Division, What Happens to Prepaid?
An article in Blooomberg Business details how the company has started taking...
Visa Announces Chinese Financial Education Push
In a move that might endear Visa to Chinese authorities, the global card...
Prepaid Startup Using Pop Branches to Win Customers
Bee, a new prepaid card company, is relying on the personal touch to try...
American Express Expanding and Fine Tuning its Prepaid Portfolio
American Express made a big splash in the prepaid space when it launched its...
Blackhawk Network Acquires GiftCards.com
Prepaid card distributor Blackhawk Network Holdings Inc., announced Jan. 6 that...
Target Offers Trade-Ins on Gift Cards
Target stores have a solution for those who were disappointed in the gift...
Faced By a Crush of Regulations, Higher One Leaves the Prepaid Business
Higher One Holdings Inc., a payments company that specializes in...
Numbers Released on RushCard Outage, Arguments Continue with CFPB
UniRush released numbers on how many cardholders were locked out of...
Green Dot Plans to Get into the Lending Business
Prepaid provider Green Dot will get into the marketplace lending business...
Prepaid Can Be an Alternative to Checking Consumer Reports Says
Consumer Reports says that prepaid cards can be an alternative to...
Russell Simmons Speaks on RushCard Outage
In an interview with a local Washingon DC paper, Russell Simmons said...
Senators Ask CFPB to Look at Prepaid Card for Former Prisoners
Sen. Cory Booker (D N.J.) and 17 other Senators have sent a letter to the...
RushCard Pledges to Make Cardholders Whole
In a press release today, RushCard said that it would make its cardholders...
People Choose Prepaid Because It Makes the Most Economic Sense for Them
Finally, someone has tried to analyze the prepaid card question from the...
RushCard Outage Continues to Lead to Panic About Prepaid
The processor glitch that affected a portion of RushCard customers continues...
RushCard Offering Fee Holiday After Processor Conversion Leads to Disruptions
RushCard is offering its users a fee free holiday season after its...
Prepaid Cards Teach Money Management in the Plastic Era
Prepaid cards have become the way to teach kinds about how to handle...
Retailers Will Be Selling Investments on the Gift Card Racks
Prepaid card distributor Blackhawk Network Inc. announced this week that...
Louisiana Stops Using Prepaid Cards For Tax Refunds
Louisiana is going back to checks and direct deposit for its tax refunds,...
Gyft Launches Bulk Buying Program for Corporate Holiday Sales
Digital prepaid card supplier Gyft, a division of First Data Corp.,...
Indian Partnership Results in Mobile Gift Cards
A new partnership between Indian payment services provider Citrus Pay and...
FiCentive Launches Prepaid Disbursement Card for Businesses
FiCentive, a subsidiary of Payment Data Systems, announced that it has...
Prepaid Cards Appeal to Users Across All Demographics
Prepaid cards are used by all kinds of Americans, though the reasons...
BBVA Launches Prepaid Card for Everyday Spend
BBVA Compass has launched a prepaid card designed to help its customers...
Financial Services Are Expensive for the Poor, Prepaid Can Help, But Has Limits
Low income Americans pay more for credit, bill payments, and accessing...
Gift Cards Are Changing with Technology
As vendors bring new technology to the gift card business, retailers are...
RadioShack Agrees in Principal to Refund Gift Cards for Cash
Bankrupt electronics retailer RadioShack has agreed to pay holders of its...
Checking Accounts Can Cost up to $800 per Year
WalletHub released its 2015 Checking Account Cost Comparison and found...
Payroll Cards Continue to Be Adopted By a Variety of Industries
Despite the negative publicity that payroll cards have received lately,...
People Turning to Prepaid Cards In Increasing Numbers To Control Spending
Americans are increasingly turning to prepaid cards, and one of the benefits...
New Prepaid Card Comes With Ability to Restrict Impulsive Spending
The Next Step Network has launched a prepaid card designed to keep cardholders’...
The New York Times Doesn’t Understand Payroll Cards
In an editorial about proposed state regulations, The New York Times...
Santander UK Launches Collective Mobile Prepaid Account
The UK arm of Santander has announced the launch of a new prepaid...
The Government Wants to Know Why Companies are Getting Out of Prepaid
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is trying to figure out why there are...
First Data Acquires Digital Card Provider Transaction Wireless
First Data Corp. announced today that it has acquired Transaction...
Green Dot Opens Technology Subsidiary in China
Prepaid and banking services provider Green Dot announced today that is has...
New York Attorney General Pressures Chase to Alter Checking and Prepaid
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced on June 30 that he...
Green Dot Keeps Walmart Money Card Contract
Green Dot has retained the contractor to be the program manager for the...
Gyft Plans to Use Block Chains for Gift Cards
Gyft, the mobile gift card company owned by first data, plans to use block...
Prepaid Mobile Wallets Help Indians Make Secure Payments
The growth of prepaid mobile wallets in India has given people a tool to limit...
Dwolla Changes Pricing Structure, Eliminates Transaction Fees
Payments network Dwolla has eliminated its 25 cent fee for trnsactions over...
McDonalds Owners’ Payroll Cards Broke PA Law, Judge Rules
McDonald’s franchise owners broke the Pennsylvania Wage Payment and...
Prepaid Cards are Good for Small Businesses Nerd Wallet Says
Nerd Wallet says that prepaid cards can be good for small business, despite...
New Rules Proposed on Prepaid Cards for College Students
The Department of Education has proposed new rules on how colleges and...
Prepaid is Too Diverse for One Omni Regulation
In an editorial in The Hill Magazine, Brad Fauss, the executive director...
J.G. Wentworth Adds Prepaid Cards to Its Product Suite
J.G. Wentworth has built a business helping people get money from structure...
CFPB Fines Regions For Overdraft Products
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced today that it has fined...
Millennials Like Prepaid Because They Like to Manage Their Money
A study by TD Bank shows that Millennials like using prepaid cards because...
NerdWallet Reminds Millennials They Can’t Build Credit with Prepaid Cards
NerdWallet is continuing its crusade against prepaid cards, this time in a...
MetaBank Added as an Issuer of Univision’s Prepaid Card
MetaBank announced today that it has signed a multi year agreement to be an...
RBC Says Wearable Payment Devices Need More Than One Account
Royal Bank of Canada says that wearable payment devices will need to be...
A Third of Young Adults Have Used Prepaid Cards
A survey from TD Bank has found that a third of adults between the ages of 18...
New York Considering a Law to Regulate Payroll Cards
New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has found two sponsors for a...
Brink’s Armored Car Company Rolls Out Prepaid Card with NetSpend
The Brink’s Company, which is best known for its armored car services, has...
Prepaid Cards Have Wide Range of Fees, but More Popular Among Millennials
A new survey from Bankrate.com finds that the number of open loop prepaid card...
CFPB Prepaid Regs Will Hurt Customers, American Transaction Processors Coalition
The new prepaid regulations will hurt consumers by limiting their access to...
First Data Uses Holiday Study to Find Best Practices for Driving Gift Card Sales
First Data Corp. has come up with a set of best practices designed to help...
Startup Launches Prepaid Card for Small Business
Bento for Business is a startup company that has launched a prepaid card for...
Refund Anticipation Loans Up Along With Calls for Regulations
The Denver Post Reports that income tax refund anticipation checks are up 17...
The CFPB Wants to Know How Credit Cards Are Working For You
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced this week that is has...
Sabre Launches Virtual Payments for Travel
Sabre announced the launch of virtual payment capabilities into its corporate...
InComm Enables Visa ReadyLink for Prepaid Reloads at Walmart
Prepaid card distributor InComm has announced that it has added VisaReadyLink...
The Proposed Prepaid Rule Won’t Protect Anyone
New research from Mercator Advisory Group provides an analysis of the Consumer...
Green Dot Buying AccountNow and Achieve Card, Solidifies Its Lead Position
In a footnote to an investor presentation slide, Green Dot Corp. seems to...
Mobile and Prepaid Are the Best Ways to Reach Underbanked, BTN Says
Bank Technology News writes that mobile financial services delivered through...
European Alternative Finance Market Reaches over 2 Billion Euros
The University of Cambridge has announced new benchmarking results that show...
Finovate London 2015 Recap
Last week I had the honor of attending Finovate Europe 2015. Held in the heart...
Global Payout Get Approval for Chip and PIN Prepaid Cards
Global Payout Inc., a prepaid program manager based in San Diego, Calif.,...
U.S. Fleet Card Market: The Need for Competitive Differentiation
Fleet card networks in the United States operate in an increasingly...
PEX Prepaid Adds Expense Management to its Cards
PEX Card and Tallie have combined the Tallie expense management system with...
Walmart’s Financial Services Reviewed by Consumer Reports
Consumer Reports says that Walmart might be a good place for some people to...
Free Whitepaper: Converging Trends Making 2015 a Year to Remember in Payments and Banking
2014 was far from a sleepy year in the payments industry, but it was just a...
NRF’s Big Picture: Key Payments Takeaways
In order to understand the future of payments executives look towards trends...
They Got $30 Million for WHAT?
This fun article by Josh Constine in Techcrunch discusses the new wrinkle in...
Cachet Enables Enhanced Mobile Cardholder Features For Navy Federal CU “Go Prepaid Card”
This press release indicates that cardholders can load and transfer...
UniRush LLC Buys rapid! PayCard from WEX Inc.
General purpose prepaid card provider UniRush LLC, the company that offers the...
Concern Raised Over Student Prepaid Cards and Tobacco
A study by the CU Cancer center has found that college students are buying...
Mercator Advisory Group Offers Complimentary 2015 Payments and Banking Outlooks
Mercator Advisory Group has released a series of Viewpoints that provide...
Are Gift Cards a Crime Against Christmas?
In a point counterpoint on whether gift cards are a good gift for the...
Consumers and Prepaid: Rising Use, Especially by Mobile
Mercator Advisory Group’s most recent Insight Summary Report from the...
Blackhawk Distributing Gift Cards at the Post Office
Blackhawk Network announced that it will distribute closed loop gift cards in...
In Trying to Regulate BitCoin, NY State May Also Impact Prepaid & Other Markets
Any regulations imposed by The New York State Department of Financial Services...
TruBeacon CEO Says CFPB Should Encourage Prepaid Providers to Offer Credit
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau should encourage prepaid card...
First Data Study Finds Gift Cards Popular, and Virtual Cards Are Growing
Shoppers say they plan to keep buying gift cards in 2013, and more of those...
Can Library Cards Double as Prepaid Cards?
A Utah based company says that library cards can double as general purpose...
InComm Launches Site for B-to-B Incentives Card Sales
Prepaid distributor InComm announced it is moving beyond the J hook by...
National Consumer Law Center Says No Room For Error for Prepaid Cardholders
In a press release lauding the new CFPB regulations, the National Consumer Law...
CFPB Issued Prepaid Regs That Are Three Times Longer than Durbin
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has released its proposed rules for...
11th Annual U.S. Prepaid Cards Market Forecasts
The report titled 11th Annual U.S. Prepaid Cards Market Forecasts,...
Survey Finds Increase in Consumers Using Banks (FDIC Unbanked Study)
http paymentsjournal.com Download.aspx?id=23588 Despite rising dissatisfaction...
Euronet and Flipkart Announce Indian Gift Code Partnership
Leading global electronic payments provider, Euronet Worldwide has announced...
Ingo Money to Buy Fuze Network Inc.
Ingo Money Inc., a payments provider that has helped prepaid card customers...
Free Analyst Roundtable - EMV and Apple Pay Shake Up U.S. Card Issuing
Date and time Tuesday, October 28, 2014 1 00 pm Eastern Daylight Time (New...
Credit and Feds Chip and PIN Order
Last Friday, President Obama signed an executive order that requires the...
White House Orders Federal Payments Cards Move to Chip and PIN
President Obama signed an executiveorder today that requires the federal...
Webinar: Enhance Cardholder Security With Card Controls and Alerts
Today’s mobile savvy cardholders are seeking more control and flexibility when...
Global Survey Shows Consumers Don’t Favor Smartwatches for Payments
A new survey from GfK has shown that consumers across five countries are not...
Look who is bullish on Fleet Cards?
In case you missed it, iconic investment prognosticator Jim Cramer of...
55% of Consumers Struggle with Mobile Shopping Apps
Through a survey of 1,000 shoppers Contact Solutions has discovered that 55%...
Amex & Walmart Show Their Muscle: Driving Consumer Behavior With Incentives!
With this offer maybe everyone should switch to Bluebird and shop at Walmart...
Facebook Testing Person-to-Person Payments?
A developer has found evidence that Facebook is looking to compete against...
Card Payments Make Kids Fat, According to Study
A study by a behavioral economist at Cornell University found that kids will...
Google Wallet mobile payments system launched to public
The Guardian has an interesting, if methodologically dubious, piece on the use...
Prepaid Prison Cards Add to Inmate’s Debt to Society
The Centerfor Public Integrity says that prisoners are being taken advantage...
Durbin Says Fed Set Debit Swipe Cap Too High and 'Consumers Have Suffered'
In a not too surprising news flash, the National Retail Federation (NRF) has...
Prepaid Distributor Blackhawk Network Expands Capabilities With Parago Deal
Prepaid card distributor Blackhawk Network announced today that it has agreed...
Walmart Prepares to Offer Low-Cost Checking Accounts
Walmart has announced its next major foray into retail banking with a...
Canadian Class Action Suit Alleges Open-Loop Gift Cards Violated the Law
All Canadian consumers are a class that has been wronged, according to the law...
Webinar - Surviving Disruptive Payments Innovation: (We’re not talking about Bitcoin)
Continuing to be on the forefront of payments industry research, Mercator...
Apple Restricting Use of NFC Antenna in iPhone 6 and 6 Plus to Apple Pay
An Apple spokesperson confirmed that access to the NFC antenna...
Green Dot Signs Deal to Buy Tax Products Group of Santa Barbara
Prepaid card provider Green Dot Corp. announced today that is has entered an...
Anti-Fraud Procedure Thwart Rewards Seekers
People trying to maximize rewards from premium credit cards have been stymied...
Prepaid Card Use Up in August, First Data Reports
First Data’s SpendTrend data for August showed some relatively hopeful...
PayPal Was Dealt Out By Apple
This article in Readwrite.com indicates that despite a relationship with Apple...
Empower Your Cardholders
Financial institutions are under assault as a direct result of data breaches...
Surviving Disruptive Payments Innovation: What You Need to Know (We’re not talking about Bitcoin) - Webinar
Continuing to be on the forefront of payments industry research, Mercator...
Banks, Retailers Speed Up Drive to Add Chips to Credit, Debit Cards
Morgan Montgomery inserted a credit card into a device, pulled it out and...
Never Let the Lack of Information Prevent You from Calling the Race: MCX Vs. Apple Pay
In the article titled “Apple Pay vs. MCX Which has bigger potential in mobile...
Processors Declare Token Competency Post Apple Announcement
With the huge splash made by Apple for the use of tokens to enable mobile...
Anti-Fraud Procedures Thwart Rewards Seekers
People trying to maximize rewards from premium credit cards have been stymied...
MasterCard Mandates Contactless Migration in Europe
MasterCard has announced that it is setting a six year migration timescale for...
Washington Metro to Take Contactless, Open-Loop Payments
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority announced that it will...
Fed Study: Prepaid Not Just for Low-Income People
Despite being launched as a tool for low income people without bank accounts,...
In Wake of Confirmed Breach at Home Depot, Banks See Spike in PIN Debit Card Fraud
Home Depot has confirmed it has suffered a credit and debit card data...
Prepaid Users Likely to Adopt Mobile Payments According to Study
A study published by Packaged Facts finds that prepaid card users are the...
NACHA Membership Approves New Rules to Further Improve ACH Network Quality
The Electronic Payments Association’s voting membership approved two new...
Isis is Dead, Long Live Softcard!
This article on Tech Crunch indicates that Isis, the U.S. mobile wallet...
FIS Agrees to Acquire Clear2Pay
FIS, a leading global provider of technology and services to the payments...
Australian POS Network Takes On PayPal
Australian point of sale (POS) payments provider Eftpos announced an...
Banks Should Use Checkless Checking to Combat Prepaid Cards
In an article for The Financial Brand, Kevin Tynan, the senior vice president...
iPhone 6 To Have NFC, Mobile Wallet Based on Deal with Amex, MasterCard, Visa
Bloomberg News claims to have the scoop iPhone 6 will be NFC enabled and Apple...
Square Overhauls Its P2P App
Square Cash, one of the third party P2P (person to person) payment services to...
Spain’s BBVA Mobile Payments App Downloaded 250,000 Times
One of Spain’s leading financial institutions and global innovator, BBVA has...
Fuel Operator Partners With PayPal For Mobile Payments
MAPCO, a convenience store chain and petroleum operator in the southwest...
New World Bank Report Highlights Importance of Electronic Payments to Growth
While the industry has been promoting the importance of electronic payments to...
Host Card Emulation is a Secure Option for Mobile Payments
Robert Wessels wrote an opinion piece in Payments Source that was titled,...
Amazon Threatens Mobile Payments Providers, But Survival is Possible
The entrance of Internet retail giant Amazon into the mobile payments space...
Apple Could ‘Dominate’ Mobile Payments
As the title of this article from Mobile Payment Insider implies, it argues...
Square Announces Powerful Analytics to Help Sellers Make Better Business Decisions(2)
As my colleague, Mercator Advisory Group Senior Analyst Michael Misasi,...
PayPal Adds New Functions, May Be Preparing for Spin Off From eBay
PayPal has grown from being a support company to ecommerce site eBay into a...
M-Pesa Announces Fee Reductions
Leading mobile payment system M Pesa has announced that it will be reducing...
I Wasn't Mentally Prepared to Use a Fitbit for Money
Michigan Bills Would Eliminate Expiration Dates on Gift Cards
Millions at Stake for Ga. Company in Fight Over Regulation of Prepaid Cards
GOP Lawmakers Seek to Block Prepaid Debit Card Rule
Green Dot Purchases Simmons’ RushCard In Megadeal
How Gift Card and Gaming Bankruptcy Cases Hurt Customers
Delaware Unclaimed Gift Card and Property Law Comes under Renewed Fire
Green Dot To Buy RushCard For At Least $167 Million
Green Dot Said to Be in Talks to Buy Russell Simmons’s UniRush
Prepaid Payment Instruments: Risks and Regulations
Will Trump Disrupt The Payments Industry?
US Fed Study Shows Prepaid Growth Slowing
Prepaid Debit Cards Users Will Get New Federal Protections(2)
Why Your Prepaid Debit Card Needs FDIC Insurance
Average transaction value of prepaid cards decline, despite demonetisation: Experts
RBI allows bulk issue of prepaid cards
Apple removes bank transfer payments from online store in Germany
Starbucks’ Official App Now Directly Accepts iPayYou Bitcoin Payments
The Benefits of Having a Prepaid Business Account
Here's How Walmart and Green Dot Could Incentivize Prepaid Use
Colleges Are Still Cutting Deals With Wall Street to Peddle Debit Cards to Students
Why This FinTech Founder Believes ‘Entrepreneurship Is the New Street Hustle’
How Are Prepaid Debit Cards Different From Checking Accounts?
Changes to Canada's Payments Systems Will Create Faster, More Flexible and Secure Ways to Pay
Citi Prepaid Talks Samsung Pay Rewards, Tipping Point for Incentives
Think You Can't Overdraft a Prepaid Debit Card? Soon You Can
PayPal's New Digital Holiday Gift Cards Make Sending Money More Personal
In Wake of Cash Restrictions, Prepaid Cards Target Migrant Workers, Tourists in India
Australia’s first prepaid gift card launches in Sydney
Wirecard Issues First Virtual Prepaid Card for Online Payments in the Netherlands: pay2d by Visa
3 types of cashless transaction options via prepaid payment instruments for you
Data-driven prepaid strategy retains, attracts engaged cardholders
Wirecard and Benelux BV Issue Online Pre-Paid Card
Loyalty Doesn't Pay When It Comes to Your Reward Card
Americans Love to Give Gift Cards, But Hate to Get Them
Feds Accuse NetSpend Of Misleading Customers About Prepaid Debit Cards
Prepaid Travel Cards or Cash? Which One to Choose While Travelling Abroad
Prepaid Banking Products To Be Regulated Like Credit Cards
The Biggest Prepaid Debit Card Compliants
Pros and Cons of Giving Gift Cards and Prepaid Cards
McDonald’s Franchisee's Debit Card Scheme Declined
Paysafe Cards Not So Safe, Police Warn
Kiwibank expands digital self-service options for prepaid card users
Bank of America Merchant Services Powering Payments for Ride-Hailing App Karhoo U.S. Launch
Prepaid Cards, Mobile Wallets to Get Safer
How to Keep Prepaid Card Costs Low Until New Rules Take Effect
Why CFPB's Prepaid Card Rule Is a Huge Mistake
Prepaid Debit Cards to Be Heavily Regulated, Bitcoin Cards Will Become Alternative
Emburse Looks to Give Third-Party Developers Ways to Easily Issue Prepaid Debit Cards
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Has Released New Prepaid Card Rules
New Rules Could Make Prepaid Cards More Similar to Credit Cards
Prepaid Debit Cards Users Will Get New Federal Protections
Welfare Card 'Could Replace Cash' for Jobless Teens
Credit Unions and Prepaid Cards: A Match Made in Relationship Heaven
Industry Braces for New Rules on Prepaid Cards
Uber Gift Cards Are Now a Thing You Can Buy
The Gift That Doesn't Give Back: Why 'Gift Card Draining' is on the Rise
Miami Entrepreneur's New Prepaid Card Provides 21st Century Alternative for Those Sending Remittances to Cuba
Prepaid Cards Face New Regulations This Fall
Prepaid Cards’ Growing Popularity Catches Regulator’s Eye
Workers Paid by Card Will Gain Protections in New York State
Fraudulent Prepaid Cards Can Be Detected by Police with New S&T Card Reader
Prepaid Cards Continue Growth, Thanks in Part to New Loyalty Program Apps
Donuts for Bitcoin: eGifter Launches Dunkin’ Donuts Gift Card
Rushing Ahead, with Care
Filling a Gift Card Niche
Prepaid Card Transactions Declined 11.2%; Mobile Wallets up 16.5% in June 2016
Bank of the Philippines Islands Signs with Gemalto for Prepaid Card
RushCard Adds New Features
Russell Simmons' Prepaid Debit Card Is Adding New Security Features
Allowing Overdraft Fees Undermines Benefit of Prepaid Cards
Kona unveils Kona Money for digital gift cards and mobile payments
PrivatBank Partners with InComm to launch prepaid products in Ukraine
Starbucks Prepaid Program Offers Lessons for Credit Unions
Bank On Cards To End Financial Deserts
Prepaid Cards Grow in Popularity
When It Comes to Prepaid Cards, It Pays to Be Picky
Prepaid Cards Are a Smart Way to Pay With Plastic
Q&A: How Prepaid Payment Solutions Could Help Address Security Concerns
Unbanked Consumers Use Reloadable Debit Cards as Bank Accounts
RushCard's Parent Company Begins to Change Direction with New CEO
Judge Overrules Objections, Moves McDonald's Payroll Card Lawsuit Forward
Wirecard buys Citi Prepaid Card Services to enter USA
Senators Press for Answers After Prepaid Debit Cards Fail
Statistics Canada Mulls Cash Incentives to Complete Surveys
Incumbents Can Extend Their Value Chains by Adding Prepaid Solutions to Their Existing Banking Services
Federal Court Rules Fourth Amendment Does Not Apply To Police Scanning Credit Cards
Starbucks Has More Customer Money on Cards Than Many Banks Have in Deposits
Oklahoma Cops Can Now Seize Money From Prepaid Debit Cards, Without Filing Criminal Charges
Prepaid Financial in Deal With Finnish Government Over Prepaid Card for Prisoners Scheme
All Prepaid Cards Not Equal in Disclosing Fees
Don't Get Burned by Prepaid Debit Card Fees
Sports Authority Will End Gift Cards, Loyalty Program
Customers Say Walmart-Brand Prepaid Debit Cards Aren't Working, Cutting off Access to Funds
Global Prepaid Card Market to Expand Swiftly Owing to Increasing Shift Towards Plastic Money
People's Trust Extends Reach With SVM Deal
Don't Toss That Prepaid Debit Card
RushCard Agrees to Pay $20.5 Million to Customers Who Were Locked out of Accounts
Are Prepaid Debit Cards Worth the Risk?
SBP Issues Prepaid Card Regulations
Do You Actually Need a Prepaid Wallet?
Yes Bank Virtual Prepaid Card Largest on the Mastercard Platform
BHS Gift Card Customers Told They Have to Spend TWICE Card's Value to Be Allowed to Use It
Prepaid Debit Cards Have Gone Mainstream.
Green Dot Launches MoneyPak for Reloading Prepaid Cards with Cash
Understanding the SAFE Act
Prepaid Cards Are Getting Better
Support Grows for Gift Card Protection After Dick Smith Collapse
Unused Gift Cards? Consumers Increasingly Buying and Selling Them Online
Why Starbucks Wants You to Load Up Its Prepaid Visa Debit Card
Regulators Issue Guidance on CIP for Prepaid Cards
Payroll Debit Cards Could be Costly to Employers
Starbucks to Offer Prepaid Cards to Boost Rewards Program
Starbucks Reveals the Real Reason for the Rewards Change That Outraged Customers
Feds Want Banks To Check Prepaid Card Customer IDs
U.S. Bank Regulators Issue New Rules for Prepaid Cards
How Convenience Stores Can Optimize Gift Cards
Uber Is Offering a New Debit Card That Will Help Its Drivers Get Paid Instantly
Payment From Sale of Unredeemed Gift Cards for Goods or Services Could Be Deferred
Bitcoin Users At CardCash Spend More And Favor Starbucks Gift Cards
Retail's Gift Card Crackdown Self-Defeating
Angry Shoppers Join Petition to End Expiry Dates on Gift Cards
Why It's Getting Harder to Buy a Gift Card
Tax Refunds Frozen for Thousands of Prepaid Debit Card Holders
Gift Cards Feel Pinch of New Rules
Sports Authority Seeks to Honor Gift Cards, Rewards Program in Chapter 11
Authorities Plan to Use 'Big Data' to Prevent Abuse of Prepaid Cards
CFPB Releases Fact Sheet: Policy Priorities Over the Next Two Years
CFPB Notes Increase in Prepaid Card-Related Consumer Complaints in Monthly Snapshot; Lessons Gleaned
Talbott Roche Named Chief Executive Officer of Blackhawk Network
Bill to Disallow Selling Gift Cards in Pawn Shops Moving Through House
Canadian Prepaid Issuer Sees Exponential Growth
Blackhawk Networks President on the Future of Prepaid
New Prepaid Debit Cards Replace Bank Accounts for Some
Prepaid Debit Cards Aid Responsible Refund Spending
Holiday Customer Engagement on the Rise with Gift Cards
Fear of Fraud in Online Payment Luring Customers to Prepaid Cards in India
Bitit CEO: ‘Gift Cards Are a Good Solution’ for Bitcoin Adoption
How To Convert a Visa Gift Card to Bitcoin
Amazon Sets up Kindle Ebook Gift Card Kiosks
Harvest Capital Calls for Leadership Overhaul at Green Dot
Bitit: Generic Gift Card Service Or Better Bitcoin Accessibility?
AmEx Chief Dismantles His Laboratory Serving Not-So-Wealthy
Starbucks Set for Record Gift Card Sales
Dramatic Surge in Digital Gift Cards
The Worst Present You Can Give Someone: A Gift Card
Prepaid Financial Services (PFS) Expands its Banking Solution with Individual IBAN Accounts for Customers Across the Eurozone
Blackhawk Network (HAWK) Announces Acquisition of GiftCards.com
RushCard Glitch Exposes Dangers Of Prepaid Debit Cards
IOLTA Rule Excludes Prepaid Cards
New Prepaid Debit Cards Target Niches To Aim To Replace Bank Accounts
Are Credit Cards Dying? More UAE Consumers Opt for Prepaid Cards
Asia Commercial Bank to Launch ACB-JCB Prepaid Card in Vietnam
InComm Study Shows Continued Rise in Digital Prepaid Adoption for Gifting and Self Use
France Asks EU to Act on Prepaid Cards
California Inc: Start-Ups Take a Swipe at the Prepaid Debit Card Market
New Prepaid Debit Cards Target Niches or Aim to Replace Bank Accounts
RushCard Called Uncooperative in Debit Card Inquiry
NFC: Now for Children?
GTBank Launches A Virtual Prepaid MasterCard
Fintech Is Shaping The Banking World
Is a Prepaid Card an Alternative to Checking?
The EU Is Stepping up Controls on Bitcoin and Prepaid Cards to Help Block Terrorist Funding
Nordstrom Launches Enhanced E-Gifting Experience with CashStar
Prepaid Cards Under New Scrutiny After RushCard Outage
GoldMoney Launches World’s First Gold Balance Funded Prepaid Card Via the BitGold Platform
EXCLUSIVE: Russell Simmons Speaks Out on RushCard Glitch
Can Candor And A Payments Card Launch Co-Exist?
'No Choice': Ex-Prisoners Paying Exorbitant Debit Card Fees Almost No One Else Pays
FCC Fines Six Companies $30 Million For Misleading Consumers Of Prepaid Calling Cards
RushCard Vows to Compensate Prepaid Debit Card Users For Losses
U.S. Toughens Rules on Debit and Prepaid Cards for College Students
‘Lies,’ ‘Greed’ at Heart of Russell Simmons’ Debit RushCard Debacle
Russell Simmons' Debit Card Company Under Investigation After Glitch Leaves Thousands Without Access to Accounts
Is RushCard Really the Problem?
Prepaid Calling Card Companies Fined for False Ads
Rush Card Woes Show Risks of Prepaid Cards
I Gave My 14-Year-Old a Debit Card (and, No, I'm Not Crazy)
Locals Say They Can't Use Pre-Paid Rush Cards
Louisiana Ends Tax Refunds on Prepaid Debit Cards
Suretap's New Prepaid MasterCard Gives Consumers New Way to Pay
Gyft Launches New Bulk Purchase Program to Meet Corporate Demand for the Holidays
Payment Data Systems Launches Next-Gen Stream Prepaid MasterCard
Emburse Looks To Help Companies Issue Prepaid Company Debit Cards On The Fly
Why African-Americans and White Men are Increasingly Using Prepaid Debit Cards
Emerchants Signs Prepaid Card Agreement with Cash Converters
Cachet Financial Solutions Introduces Payroll Card Platform and White Label Mobile App for Corporate Clients
Prepaid Financial Services (PFS) is Named as One of the Fastest Growing Technology Companies in the UK
How the Commercial Prepaid Card Could Ride to the Top
Prepaid Financial Services & WestStein Bring the Power of Prepaid to Consumers & Businesses in Latvia
AmEx Adds a Cash-back Feature to its Serve Prepaid Debit Cards as it Seeks New Customers
CashStar to Speak on Digital Gift Cards and Mobility at The Prepaid Press Expo 2015(2)
SKY Devices to Exhibit at The Prepaid Expo 2015
IFAN Financial Receives Unconditional Bank Approval for Prepaid Card Program From TAB Bank
CashStar to Speak on Digital Gift Cards and Mobility at The Prepaid Press Expo 2015
Pipestone Streamlines Payroll with the Capital Prepaid BlazePays Visa Prepaid Card
How to Choose the Best Prepaid Card
Pre-paid Debit Card Scams: Recognize the Red Flags
OmniCard announces new small business Visa prepaid card program
TD Bank and MasterCard Partner to Drive Innovative Payment Solutions
Will we be a truly 'cashless society' by 2025?
OmniCard® Announces New Small Business Visa® Prepaid Card Program
The Bancorp Again Ranked as Top Issuer of Prepaid Cards in the US
Prepaid Mobile NFC Payments to be Introduced
5 Fintech Fears That Are Pure Myth
Connect with Leaders in the Prepaid Services Industry
Fake Website Targets Prepaid Debit Card Users
InComm and Gemalto Deliver Secure Prepaid Mobile NFC Payments
Prepaid Expenses 101
Here's What Happened in Payments This Week(2)
Consumer Watchdog: Be sure to Read the Fine Print on Prepaid Gift Cards
Feds Distressed About Prepaid Cards for Food Assistance
Using Prepaid Cards As A Checking Account? That’s a Bad Idea
Cachet Financial Solutions to Deploy Prepaid Mobile Platform for Solde Financial’s Visa Paycard
InComm Incentives Offers Prepaid Rewards for Summer Vacations
KSRTC to Introduce Pre-paid Smart Card
Texas Prepaid Tuition Program Enrollment Deadline Approaching
7 Places Where You Should Start Using A Prepaid Card Instead of Credit
Prepaid Credit Card Scams on Rise, Canadians Losing Millions
J.P. Morgan Launches New Prepaid Services
Prepaid Cards' Popularity Rises Among Consumers with Bank Accounts: Pew
Do Consumers Need Better Rules For Prepaid Cards?
Will a Prepaid Holiday Card Work in Greece if Other Bank Cards Fail?
J.P. Morgan Expands Prepaid-Card Uses
Prepaid Financial Services Launch New Acquiring Division - eCOMM Merchant Solutions
Boston Fed: Unbanked More Likely to Use Prepaid Cards
5 Ways Smartphones Have Changed the Prepaid Card Game
Green Dot's Stock Soars After Renewing Debit Card Deal with Walmart
The Next Big Battle for Consumer Advocates: Debit and Prepaid Cards
BuyAnyCoin: A Prepaid Crypto Card at Your Local Store
Choosing The Wrong Prepaid Debit Card Can Cost You Up To $500/Year In Fees
Google Play Prepaid Vouchers Are Now Available In India For Users Without Credit Cards
Pre-paid Mobile Wallets are the Flavor of the Season
RushCard Awarded New Visa Clear Prepaid Seal of Approval
Prepaid Financial Services Continues to Make Waves with DB Card Success in Dutch Market
The Bancorp to Offer HCE Prepaid Cards to European Issuers
Chevron Launches Xponent Prepaid Rewards Program
Prepaid Industry Leaders Recognized at Ninth Annual Awards Ceremony Presented by Blackhawk Network
CashPass Launches Mobile Platform for Visa Prepaid Cards
3 Key Differences Between Prepaid, Regular 529 Savings Plans
Prepaid Bitcoin Debit Card Available in Europe Thru BitStamp
Prepaid Industry Leaders to Meet in Las Vegas
Prepaid Currency Cards Offer Compelling Benefits for Business Travel
Prepaid Cards Make Spending Easier for Small Businesses
Credit Cards Continued Their Rebound Against Debit and Prepaid Cards in 2014
Numerex Launches FASTrack PrePaid Solution(2)
The CFPB & Prepaid Industry Face-Off
Numerex Launches FASTrack PrePaid Solution
Kaiku Visa Prepaid Card: How it Stacks up to the Competition
CashStar Names Martin Hood as Vice President of Channel Partnerships
Dept. Of Education Proposes Rules To Govern College Prepaid Credit & Debit Cards
HDFC Bank Launches Medical Benefits Prepaid Card
Visa Clear Sets Standards for Consumer-Friendly Prepaid Cards
One-Size-Fits-All Regulation of Prepaid Accounts Does More Harm Than Good
J.G. Wentworth to Enter Prepaid Card Market
Are Millennials Making Prepaid Cards the “Must Have” Payment Product?
CFPB Targets Prepaid Debit Card Industry
The J.G. Wentworth Company™ Announces Prepaid Partnerships with FIS and MetaBank
With OnOnPay, Topping up Your Prepaid Card Could Take Just 10 Seconds
The New Visa Clear Program Simplifies Prepaid Card Fees
U.S. Money Card Launches Mobile App for Prepaid Services
Surge in holidaymakers using prepaid travel cards to 'lock' into best exchange rates
Citi Prepaid Services and Enservio Announce Partnership for Prepaid Insurance Payments
Prepaid Reloads Back to Pre-GST Rates from May 1
British Prepaid Boom Can Thank Security Fears, Bank Mistrust
Millennials' Take on Budgeting is Fueling Prepaid Innovation
Bento for Business Launches Prepaid Commercial MasterCard
Georgia Power Leverages Smart Meters for Prepaid Electricity
U.S. Money Prepaid Card Launches Mobile App for iPhone and Android
Zimbabwe Capital May Introduce Prepaid Smart-Water System
Making Prepaid Cards Safer, More Transparent, and More Affordable
Millennials See Pros of Prepaid Cards, but Should Weigh the Cons
Capital Prepaid Services Signs Minnesota and Iowa Banks to Offer BlazePaysSMPrepaid Card
Prepaid college plan increases in popularity
New Research Shows Which Segments Of The Prepaid Market Will Grow, And Which Will Shrink Through 2017
Prepaid Card Leader Blackhawk Nearing Buy Point
Prepaid cards swiped by more consumers
Prepaid reload cards may revert to pre-GST prices in May
How to Get a Low-Fee Prepaid Card That Actually Helps You
Bitwage and Xapo Partner for International Payroll Debit Card
DA's Office warns of scam involving prepaid debit cards
Survey: Customers want prepaid utility options
Millennials give prepaid debit cards a boost
More Prepaid Debit Cards Come Without Monthly Fees
New Survey Signals Rising Popularity of Prepaid Cards, Led By Millennials
Consumers to pay GST for prepaid phone cards but get extra airtime
Prepaid Vendor Brightwell Charts New Territory in Maritime Payments
Specialists Can Navigate Prepaid Better than Banks
Should your tax refund go on a prepaid card?
Government to allow prepaid mobile services in Jammu & Kashmir for 2 more years
Bento Launches Prepaid Debit Card Offering for Small Businesses
Unwanted Gift Cards Gain Momentum as Alternative Payments
Now, book railway tickets with RuPay pre-paid debit cards
More Rely On Tax Refund Advances
Flint Mobile Wants To Make Mobile Payments Easy
Thomas Cook India launches ‘Thomas Cook Gift Card’ in partnership with QwikCilver Solutions
Green Dot: Wal-Mart Contract Will Be Lost Next Year
First Data SpendTrend report reflects mixed retail sales results
Disney’s $1 Billion Bet on a Magical Wristband
Sephora Drives Faster Growth with Prepaid Commerce Solutions from CashStar
MetaBank Announces Partnership with Berkeley Payment Solutions
Navy Federal Credit Union's Visa Buxx App Wins Top Honors In 2015 Paybefore Awards
Pitfalls in CFPB's proposed prepaid rule
All-in-one payment card uses Bluetooth to combine credit, gift cards and more
Could Credit Be the Next Big Thing in Prepaid?
Revenue Update on Blackhawk Network Holdings, Inc.
Iran Pay Before Cards: Market Update
$10,000 Wal-Mart pre-paid card fake says Wal-Mart
Green Dot is targeting the 'unhappily banked' for its prepaid cards
Banks eye solid growth in prepaid card use
Digital payments do little to halt growth of paper money
Equity launches prepaid card with Mastercard
The CFPB’s Prepaid Proposal: Reg E, Reg Z, and Overdrafts
Why Slow Electronic Payments Can Cause Cash Flow Problems
Allstar Fuel Card now accepted at M6toll booths
Google quits BebaPay service in Kenya
FICO Poll: When Will Your Organization Move to Chip-Based Cards?
Payment Trends for 2015 Revealed at Payments Summit
J.G. Wentworth (JGW), Visa (V) Enter Prepaid Card Agreement
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Seeks Commments on Prepaid Accounts Under Electronic Fund Transfer Act
Not sure what to do with that gift card? Now, you can sell it
PayPal’s Retail Chief Don Kingsborough Exits ‘A Little Frustrated’
Think Apple Pay's Easy to Use Now? Wait Until EMV Becomes Mainstream.
Green Dot’s Decision to Stop Selling MoneyPak Cards Will Take a Toll
Can Apple Pay Reach the Unbanked? A Deeper Look at Western Union's Plan
MasterCard Profit Beats Estimates as Spending Climbs
5 (financial) Tech Services Stocks to Buy Now
SIX Payment Services reports 1.3 billion card transactions in 2014
Trends in the payments industry for 2015: Mobile, biometrics and E-money
Gemalto Prepaid EMV Banking Cards Extend Reach of Vodacom M-pesa Mobile Wallet
Bring Fun to Your Refund at GameStop This Tax Season
Google Inc. Would Need More Than Softcard to Match Apple Pay
As the retail landscape changes, payments hardware is scrambling
Gemalto prepaid EMV cards deployed with Vodacom’s m-pesa wallet in SA
Blackhawk Network Introduces Digital Gift Cards Through Online Banking in Germany
The Bancorp, Inc. Sets Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2014 Financial Results
1to1 Card Appoints Daniel P. Grotto Member of Advisory Board and CFO
Inside The Motives Of A Gift Card Buyer: Why The Industry Continues To Boom
2C2P and Myanmar Citizens Bank launch prepaid card
Merchant Warehouse Becomes Cayan, The Payment Possibilities Company
i2c and Corporate Prepaid Solutions Partner to Bring the Benefits of Prepaid to Australian Companies
SafeCharge acquires pre-paid solutions company 3V
THE PAYMENTS INDUSTRY EXPLAINED: The Trends Creating New Winners And Losers
Consumer Confidence in U.S. Rose to Seven-Year High Last Week
A Good Day For The Payments Industry
CFPB: College Credit Card Agreements On Decline; Debit, Prepaid Card Agreements Increase
Company eliminates vulnerable reloading tool
Proposed Reg E amendments: prepaid cards
Plastic Gift Cards Still Lead, but E-Cards are Growing Fast
SafeCharge gets green light to issue prepaid MasterCard products
Q&A: Starbucks Digital Chief Adam Brotman on mobile ordering, delivery and international availability
Gift cards set to boom as UK shoppers prepare for thrifty Christmas, reports trade association
How to be a shark at the prepaid card game
Payments technology reaches critical inflection point
Sprint, Boost Mobile add eGift cards to mobile payments apps
Comments Regarding the Proposed Virtual Currency Regulatory Framework
'Tis the Season for 21 Days of Gift-fest at McDonald's
CFPB issues sweeping proposal to regulate prepaid financial products
Restaurant Gift Card Deals Make Hot Holiday Gift Options
Webinar: CFPB and Prepaid: Deciphering the Proposed Rules
Oink to Launch Youth Prepaid Card with Discover
Cash Is for Losers!
epay Adds McAfee Security Products to Its Software Portfolio
Published Study: Two-Thirds of Holiday Shoppers Using Cash This Season
Senate Panel to Look Into MoneyPak Prepaid Scams
Happy Holidays For Gift Card Issuers - The Next Two Months Will Tell
Millennials want to save, many can't
Card Diversity and Novel Prepaid Card Applications Spur Growth in the Prepaid Cards Market
Green Dot Supports CFPB’s Proposed Rules For Prepaid Debit Cards
Kim Kardashian's Lessons for the 'Bitcoin Card' Industry
The Bancorp Opens Public Industry Workspace in Conjunction with CFPB Field Hearing
Alibaba Open To Working With PayPal, Apple Payments
How Financial Inclusion Products & Services Evolved
TSYS Releases its Fourth Annual Consumer Payment Preferences Study
Consumer Reports: Better prepaid cards
Why Surging Prepaid Cards for Unbanked Is a Positive
Beacons and Apple Pay deliver stepped-up shopping experience
Make a Millennial smile this Christmas: Give a digital gift card
What is the biggest obstacle to mobile payment adoption?
Use online payments to boost business cash flow
Prepaid Loads Continue to Grow as Individual Segments Struggle
Does an Executive Order make payments more secure in the U.S.?
UK Digital currencies: Call for Information
Researchers Hack Visa EMV Flaw
Shift Payments Taps i2c to Provide a Global Payments Platform to Connect
MoneyGram Unveils Dynamic Alternative Financial Services Platform
TSYS Creating a More Open Technology Environment to Power Innovation
1-In-4 Americans Turn To Payday Loans & Other High-Cost Financial Products
Food stamps go digital: two million Romanians to receive prepaid cards
AstroPay completes six-month pilot of prepaid card in China
1to1 Card Appoints Payments Industry Pioneer Paul Boemer as Chief Strategy Officer
TSYS Releases 2014 Consumer Payment Study
InComm Expands Vanilla Reload Network, Plans to Add Swipe Reload at 15,000 More Retail Locations
Competition Brews In the World Of Mobile Payments
The ATM industry: Bound for ... where?
Payments Driving FinTech M&A
Apple Pay supported banks for credit and prepaid cards
Europe leads world in mobile payments as North America lags behind
Processors Should Seek Finance Partnerships to Remain Competitive
As Apple Pay Arrives, Witnessing the Next Step in Money. Maybe.
NRF Applauds Executive Action on Data Security
Visa Kicks Off U.S. Chip Card Education for Consumers and Merchants
Chicago Transit Authority to add mobile app
Prepaid cards rule in September spending; checks see rare increase
Complimentary Analyst Roundtable - Something Old and Something New: EMV and Apple Pay Shake Up U.S. Card Issuing
Payments should be about choice
Dutch opt for prepaid because it's cheap and long-lasting
CardCash.com Enters into Partnership Agreement with Prepaid Giant InComm
3PEA International and Visa Enter into a Prepaid Card Agreement
Opportunity Awaits Participants in Emerging Merchant-Funded Rewards Industry
Apple Pay And Digital Currency Mean Time Is Running Out For Physical Cash
Digital wallet to start here?
Banco del Bajío signs for Tsys Prime card-management platform
PrePay Solutions launches virtual open-loop card initiative for P&MM
Leaked Screenshots Show Facebook's Move into Mobile Payments
10 Biggest Data Breaches of 2014 (So Far)
Payments at the Crossroads
Payment Processor Porn Pressure
NovoPayment: Miami-based firm helps Americas’s ‘unbanked’ population
Review: Pay by phone or just keep using plastic?
Payroll processor ADP completes spinoff of CDK Global
Richmond launches combined ID and prepaid debit card program
Apple Secures Mobile Payments, Slams PayPal
A Mobile Payments Taxonomy and Forecast, 2014–2025
Prepaid Card Mall Volumes Continue to Grow in the U.S.
Airbnb Adds Alipay (A US spotting)
allpay announces Payment Gateway plans
Are Wal-Mart and Apple poised to be regulated by the CFPB?
Thomson refuses to pay up over faulty travel money card
U.S. Expected To Lag China In Digital Payments Growth As Plastic Stays Popular : Forbes
MasterCard aims to replace cash with e-payments
Cramer: Prepaid profits, a gift for portfolio
Banking’ the Unbanked with Direct Express :PAY
Gift cards to be $1 bn biz in India in 3-5 years : Financial Express
One in six mistaken online payments unrecovered
More than half of Americans are unhappy with their loyalty program : Retail Customer Experience
Stripe Lands Apple in Quest for $720 Billion in Payments : Bloomberg
A Day in the Life of the Unbanked Consumer — And How Mobile Can Help
Advocating for Victims Of Prepaid-Card Fraud : NY Times
InteliSpend Launches MasterCard Prepaid Cards in Canada
Apple Files for the Apple Pay Trademark
General-Purpose Reloadable Prepaid Cards Gaining Support From Canada's Banking Institutions
Alibaba's Alipay Treasure is Hard to Tally - WSJ
How BlackBerry Makes Mobile Payments Easier
Presentation: A Survey of Unfair, Deceptive, and Abusive Practices : PaymentsLayAdvisor
Your Ideas Needed: The Grand Challenge of Digital Financial Inclusion : Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Free Mercator Advisory Group Apple Payment Initiative Analysis
Consumer Confidence Is Hot
Prepared Remarks of CFPB Director Richard Cordray at the Consumer Advisory Board Meeting :CFPB
PCI Updates Skimming Prevention Guide : PCI Security Standards Council
MAF Launches Angry Birds Branded Prepaid Card In The UAE
8 of the Biggest Data Breaches Ever and How They Happened (Infographic)
Research: The Internet of Things Can Deliver an Immersive Experience: Will Payment Networks Lead the Way?
Webinar - Empower Your Cardholders : Vantiv
4 Reasons Not to Use Your Debit Card at a Bar: ABC
Can Prepaid Cards Protect You From Data Breaches? Credit.com
First Data’s Big Role in New Apple Payment Plan : WSJ
New iPhones Will Get Us Halfway to Mobile Payments : Business Week
MasterCard Digital Enablement Service (MDES): Making Digital Payments Happen
23 Apple patents related to NFC and mobile payments : NFC World
Home Depot Finally Confirms Its Payment System Was Hacked For Months : TechCrunch
Mobile Payments: Waiting Is No Longer an Option : Wired
Research - The Internet of Things Can Deliver an Immersive Experience: Will Payment Networks Lead the Way?
Who the heck is Jack Ma? Meet the man who built Alibaba : CNN
U.S. EMV Migration Produces Windfall for POS Terminal Producer VeriFone: Digital Transactions
Apple Wallet to Take Aim at Growing Mobile Payments Market: Fortune
MetaBank Enters into Multiyear Agreement with UniRush to Issue the Prepaid RushCard: Let's Talk Payments
GPAP Rolls Out BofA Merrill’s Any2Any Service in Taiwan: Payment Eye
Path of Stolen Credit Cards Leads Back to Home Depot Stores : NY Times
EthSwitch, BPC Partner to Create National Switch Infrastructure for Ethiopia: ATM Marketplace
NACHA Announces Formation of Board Advisory Group: NACHA
U.S. Consumers Express High Interest in Wearable Technology for Banking and Payments: Digital Journal
Mobile Visitors to Retail Sites Overtake Desktop Visitors in the U.K.: Internet Retailer
ISIS Terrorists Could be Nail in Coffin For Mobile Wallet Provider: Mobile Payments Insider
New Nintendo 3DS Models Sport NFC, Extra Buttons: CNET
Demandware Partners With Bitpay to Enable Bitcoin Payments For Supported Merchants: Payment Eye
Vodafone to Launch NFC Payments in the UK This Month: NFC World
Shazam Names New President: ATM Marketplace
Amazon Hires Visa's Talwar to Lead Lending Business: Finextra
Bluepoint Solutions Appoints David Atkinson Executive Vice President of Business Development: Blue Point Solutions
PayPal Spinoff Would Slice eBay in Half: Market Watch
A Few Highlights from The Prepaid Press Expo Prepaid Summit 2014: Prepaid Press
Apple's Mobile Payments Are Coming, And They Will Be iPhone 6 And iWatch Exclusive, Says John Gruber: Business Insider
5 Disruptive Financial Services: Prepaid Press
Monitise, IBM Expand Mobile Technology Cooperation: American Banker
People Are Spending More on Venmo Than on Starbucks' Mobile Payments App: Business Insider
Alibaba Profit and Mobile Revenue Soar Again as I.P.O. Nears: New York Times
Mobile Payments Firm Paydiant Opens New HQ in Newton: Boston Business Journal
WeChat Facilitating Effective Online Bill Payments: Payment Week
What Will PayPal Do Now That it's the Incumbent?: Payments Source
Blackhawk in Wisconsin Taps New President: American Banker
Wells Fargo Expands El Salvador ExpressSend Remittance Network: Payment Eye
Bitcoin Startup Piiko Brings Prepaid Mobile Service to 100 Countries: Coin Desk
The Most Popular eBay Item in Every State: Business Insider
Four Payment Systems Subject to New European Central Bank Regulations: Commercial Payments International
2Checkout,WooThemes Partner to Accept Payments From Anyone, Anywhere: Payment Eye
EFT Source to Be Acquired by CPI Card Group: Business Wire
Swisscard Deploys Entersekt’s Transakt Mobile App to Secure Card-Not-Present Purchases: Business Wire
Mobile Embrace Strikes DCB Deal With Telenor: Mobile Payments Insider
Klarna, an Online Payment System Popular in Europe, Eyes Global Expansion: New York Times
Here’s How Amazon Might Take Over Brick-and-Mortar Retail: Recode
GrubHub Files to Sell Another 10 Million Shares: Market Watch
How Often Do Shoppers Use Retail Apps?: Internet Retailer
McGraw-Hill FCU, Co-Op Expand Card Processing Relationship: ATM Marketplace
ECB Identifies Four ‘Systemically Important Payments Systems’ for Regulation: Payment Eye
Boston Fed Provides Update on Mobile Payments: Mobile Payments Today
ASPone, Earthport Partner on Payment Services: Payment Eye
UPS Becomes Latest Data Breach Victim: Finextra
Meet Dillon, the World’s First Cashless Donkey: Mobile Payments Insider
The Ritz-Carlton Fine-Tunes App to Guide Consumer Experience: Luxury Daily
Uber Launches an Open API With 11 Partners: Tech Crunch
Target's Troubles Go Deeper Than Data: Bloomberg News
NRF Asks U.S. Supreme Court to Review Swipe Fee Ruling: Chain Storeage
Retailers Must Streamline Mobile Shopping With Easy Checkout: Report: Mobile Marketer
FirstData, a Payment Processing Giant, Looks Beyond the Swipe: Street Fight Magazine
Amazon's Mobile-Pay Pricing Promo is a Big Gamble: Payments Source
How Mobile Payment Providers Can Beat Back Amazon: Forbes
Target Cuts Full-Year Profit Forecast: Reuters
HDFC Bank Introduces ForexPlus Card for Haj, Umrah Pilgrims in India: Banking Business Review
Industry Chief: Payments Firms Warming to Bitcoin Partnerships: Coin Desk
Will Amazon's Mobile Reader Ignite a Price War With Square? : American Banker
As Equity Bank Preps Rival, Safaricom Slashes M-Pesa Fees: Finextra
Do Mobile Devices Fight or Enable Payments Fraud?: Payments Source
Retail Companies Could Soon be Required to Pay Unredeemed Gift Card Balances: Chain Storeage
Alipay Valuation Reveals Hidden Billionaires at Alibaba: Payments Source
Amazon Mobile Payment Service is Launched: Mobile Payments Insider
Yahoo's Updated E-commerce Platform Builds in Search, Security Features: Internet Retailer
Millennials Say ‘Venmo Me’ to Fuel Mobile-Payment Surge: Tech: Bloomberg
Global Trends in Mobile Payments: What You Need to Know: Mobile Payments Insider
Heartland Buys mPOS Outfit Leaf: Finextra
Payroll Cards in the United States: A Balancing Act for Providers
The report titled Payroll Cards in the United States: A Balancing Act for Providers provides an analysis of the payroll card market that includes its size, descriptions of industry players, and discussions of the stakeholders.Mercator Advisory Group’s forecast report identifies demographics of payroll card users, and explores how they are not as homogenous as they might seem. Users include both the cardholders and the employers. The report includes the results of interviews with payroll card buyers to show what they look for when considering a payroll card program.This report reviews providers who have carved out specific niches for themselves in the payroll market. While it does not include an exhaustive list of providers, it looks at players who have found market opportunities to show the ways in which providers can find their own way in the market and customers can find programs that fit their needs. Get the full report here
Tax Refunds and Prepaid Cards
Mercator Advisory Group’s research note, Tax Refunds and Prepaid Cards: Any Room Left in the Market?, examines the opportunity for prepaid card program managers to win significant deposits on their cards by offering direct deposit to U.S. tax filers but also shows that the market is a crowded one. “Program managers could win significant deposits at tax time, but they will need to provide a strongly executed offering that provides measurable value to tax filers,” said Ben Jackson, Director of Mercator Advisory Group’s Prepaid Advisory Service and one of the authors of the note.
The Six Million Dollar Customer
Recent economic pressures have shrunk the American middle class, and put pressure on the customer base of most financial services providers. Technology provides an opportunity for companies to build profitable customers by helping individuals set goals, manage their money, and build wealth, according to Mercator Advisory Group’s research report, The Six Million Dollar Customer: Using Technology to Build a Profitable Customer Base.
Prepaid Cards and Issuers in the Green Dot Portfolio
“Green Dot has made a strategic move that diversifies its prepaid portfolio with its purchases of AccountNow and AchieveCard,” said Ben Jackson, Director of Mercator Advisory Group’s Prepaid Advisory Service.
Mercator Advisory Group's Closed-Loop Prepaid Card Taxonomy
Mercator Advisory Group broke down the closed-loop prepaid card space into 11 categories and 27 market segments. For more information about this particular report, please visit Mercator Advisory Group's Prepaid Advisory Service here.
Life and Its Impact on Maintaining Portfolio Stability of Fixed Size
With an average card life of 90 days, maintaining a stable card base of 50,000 cards required the addition of 22,200 new cards a month. When the card base is 100,000, a stable card base required recruiting 44,400 new cardholders a month, and at an initial base of 200,000 the requirement to achieve stability went to 88,900 new cardholders every month. For more information about this particular report, visit Mercator Advisory Group here.
Prepaid Fraud Prevention Is A Team Sport
Fraud is a topic that the prepaid payment card industry does not like to talk about openly for fear of spooking customers and tipping providers’ defensive hand. However, fraud will continue to hound the industry even as new defenses are developed. The best data on prepaid card fraud comes from the Federal Reserve. It ongoing surveys of debit and prepaid card issuers show that fraud continues to grow.
Gift Card Self-Use Means Opportunities for Shoppers, Retailers, and Third Parties
When gift cards made their debut in the 1900s, the idea was that they were the perfect way to give someone a gift without having to worry about knowing details like the person’s size, favorite color, or other preferences. A gift giver could provide a gift of choice combined with the thoughtfulness of knowing someone’s favorite place to shop or eat.As the gift card business has grown and changed, the cards have become more than just a way to give a present. Increasingly, shoppers are buying gift cards for themselves. Table 1 shows how the number of gift card buyers in the United States who say they have bought one for themselves has grown from less than half of gift card buyers in 2013 to just over two-thirds.
Prepaid Law Wire issue 4.2
In this issue of Prepaid Law Wire MasterCard discusses various prepaid law topics that have led to ongoing changes in the prepaid industry.
Cheque‐ing Out Prepaid's move to help Canadian businesses break the habit. Part 2
Canada is the North American front-runner to eliminate cheques, which is one of the many reasons the country is fertile ground for expansion of electronic payments, including prepaid.All signs point to the nationwide decline in cheque use (at an annual rate of about 7 percent) being good for consumers, businesses and the financial system as a whole. A 2013 report estimated that Canadian businesses could save between CA$1.6 and CA$4.4 billion – each year – by moving to 100 percent electronic payments. Payments Canada forecasts that by 2020, virtually all cheques written by businesses and governments in Canada willhave migrated to electronic payments.
Cheque-ing out: Prepaid’s Move to Help Canadian Businesses Break the Habit
Despite their country’s progressive financial system, Canadians, like Americans, are still writing tons of cheques. Canadian businesses and consumers wrote almost a billion cheques in 2014, valued at CA$3.9 trillion, most of which were written to and from businesses or governments,rather than consumers.These cheque payments amounted to 46 percent of the total transaction value of all payment segments in 2014 and cost CA$2.00 – $3.85 per cheque more to originate, administer, reconcile, clear and settle than the average electronic payment. And these costs are significantly higher when one or more handwritten signatures are required on the cheque.
2015 CLOSED-LOOP GIFT CARD HOLIDAY FORECAST: GROWTH RETURNS
After two years of declines in 2012 and 2013, gift cards loads in the holiday shopping season returned to growth in 2014. In the 2015 holiday shopping season loads will continue to increase. Mercator Advisory Group is forecasting that the total loads on gift cards from Nov. 1 through Dec. 31 will increase by 6%, even though some of the signs might seem to indicate that gift card loads would be slower or even down from 2014.
Holiday Gift Card Trends 2014: Lessons Learned and How to Drive Sales in 2015 and Beyond
First Data’s 2014 U.S. Gift Card Holiday Mystery Shopping Study sent mystery shoppers into approximately 658 stores across 63 retailers nationwide. Discover the latest gift card trends and notable consumer behaviors set to drive customer loyalty and gift cards sales in the year ahead and beyond.
Diversifying to Deliver Cash Now: A New Era For The J.G. Wentworth Company
J.G. Wentworth plans to grow its core business, diversify into new businesses, and become an information-based company by using a build-partner-buy strategy to enter new lines of business. This whitepaper looks at how J.G. Wentworth is evolving into a diversified, digital fiancial services provider.
Mobile Commerce Outlook 2015
Merchants are more on board with engaging and prompting loyalty with their customers via smartphones, increasing the likelihood of mobile payment integration. Customers that are more likely to join rewards programs with their favorite brands are also more likely to take advantage of mobile payments. By Mobile Commerce Daily
Wearable Payments: Where Wallets Won't Go
Companies are turning to wearable devices to provide payments tools that eliminate the need for cards, provide a better customer experience, or extend the capacities of their current products. This Mercator Advisory Group research sponsored by Discover Financial Services examines examples of how wearable payments are benefiting providers and users alike.
Happy Holidays For Gift Cards? Retailers Face Two Possible Gift Card Futures
Total closed-loop loads declined in 2013, and signs indicate that 2014 will see further declines unless retailers manage to promote gift card sales through the end of the year.
2013 FDIC National Survey of Unbanked and Underbanked Households
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), survey of unbanked and underbanked households.
Connecting Loyalty, Mobile, and Payments: A Framework For the Omnichannel Age
This Mercator Advisory Group research brief looks at the intersection of loyalty, mobile, and payments. Examining the examples of Starbucks and others, we pinpoint elements of successful loyalty program design and identify some of the new technological tools that merchants can use to build a seamless omnichannel experience.
Millennials With Money: A New look at Who Uses GPR Prepaid Cards
This Federal Reserve study looks at GPR usage including the discovery of a “power user” segment of the market composed of young and mid- to upper-income consumers who own and use GPR cards at rates well above the market average.
Will state and federal regulations around Prepaid Cards result in reduced growth of these products?
Canadian Survey Reveals Younger Consumers are Using Alternative Payment Tools More
by Jennifer Tramontana, President and Founder, The Fletcher Group
2016 What Canadians Really Want: Holiday Gift Trends
by Dave Eason, Chairman of the Board, CPPO
Why Gift Cards and Rewards Integration Can Accelerate Mobile Wallet Adoption
by Teri Llach, Chief Marking Officer, Blackhawk Network
How America Gives Gifts in 2016: While bargain hunting is prominent, other factors influence shoppers’ gift-giving preferences
by Teri Llach, Chief Marking Officer, Blackhawk Network
Three Tips to Navigate the New CFPB Prepaid Regulations
by Stephen Faust, President, Prepaid Technologies
Insights from Money20/20: How Consumers are Driving Gift Card Innovation
by Timm Walsh, Board Chair, Retail Gift Card Association
Tips for Having a Positive, Safe Experience With Gift Card Exchanges
by Timm Walsh, Board Chair, Retail Gift Card Association
The Case for Savings Innovation on Prepaid Cards
by Mariele McGlazer, Innovation Strategist, Doorways To Dreams Fund
Using Mobile Technology to Drive Financial Inclusion with Direct Express ®
by Andrew Gillen, Vice President of public sector prepaid card business., MasterCard
New Research Reveals Grocery Shopping Trends
by Rodney Mason, GVP Strategy & Marketing, Blackhawk Engagement Solutions
New Research Shows Consumer Adoption of Gift Card Exchange is Growing
by Teri Llach, Chief Marking Officer, Blackhawk Network
Blackhawk Network Survey Reveals Digital Gift Card Growth for Self-Use, Shopper Rewards and Incentives
by Teri Llach, Chief Marking Officer, Blackhawk Network
Blackhawk Network Survey Reveals Consumers Will Converge Traditional, Digital and Mobile Gifting Methods This Holiday Season
by Teri Llach, Chief Marking Officer, Blackhawk Network
Gift Cards Are Now the Most Popular Gift This Holiday Season in Canada
by Dave Eason, Chairman of the Board, CPPO
David Tate From Blackhawk Network Talks About the Holiday Shopping Frenzy
by David Tate, Senior Vice President, Products and Marketing, Blackhawk Network
Paycards 1 of 4: The State of Paycard Legislation
by Tim Henderson, Senior Director of Product Strategy, ADP
Blackhawk Network Research Shows Growing Consumer Adoption of eGifts
by Teri Llach, Chief Marking Officer, Blackhawk Network
Pre-paid and Gift Card Fraud in a Post-EMV World
by Christopher Uriarte, Chief Payments & Product Officer, Vesta Corporation
The Mobile Payments Long Con
by Alex Johnson, Mercator Advisory Group
5 Disruptive Financial Services
by Rivka Gewirtz Little, The Prepaid Press
The Canadian Prepaid Market Has Room to Grow
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