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Seeking a Prepaid Card for the Holidays?

If you are on of the many consumers seeking a prepaid debit card for purchasing gifts this holiday season, consider all of the various card offers available to you as not cards are built the same.

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Angry Birds Debit Card Release in 2013

People are quite familiar with Rovio, the maker of multiple Angry Bird games for mobile devices. Due to the success of Angry Birds, Rovio has also been able to build an entire branch of Angry Bird novelty products as well. Now the Finnish company has decided to roll out another product strategy to add to [...]

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AMEX and Walmart – A New Move on Consumer Spending

In the beginning of October 2012 American Express and Walmart announced a payment tool partnership where the retail store would begin selling prepaid American Express cards to customers. With the partnership, the entire sign up process will work much faster than online accounts, placing American Express right at the sales point of consumer purchasing where [...]

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Prepaid Debit Card Updates – The FACTS

Prepaid debit cards are making news these days, from Time to the CFPB. A  Pew Charitable Trust report compared the costs of prepaid cards with checking accounts for three types of people.

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Prepaid Cards Now Being Offered on Most College Campuses

Not long ago, there was a time when credit card companies actively marketed to college students right on college campuses. After barely turning 18, these young adults were inundated with credit card offers, sometimes with inappropriately high credit limits, and often with excessively high interest rates and fees.

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Preapid Card Industry Insights

People with poor credit or people who are trying to establish credit have always been targeted by banks and other financial institutions for prepaid credit and debit card offers. A prepaid card works just like a regular debit card you might receive when you open a checking account.

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Pre-paid Debit Card Usage Data

Prepaid debit cards are often thought to be a good option for the unbanked and underbanked population. They offer convenience without rising bank fees and having to deal with the banks short hours. A new study done by the Philly Fed has found that most prepaid debit card users are not using them as replacements [...]

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Selecting a Prepaid Card

When browsing our reviews and comparisons of prepaid debit cards, it’s important to notate fees and costs associated with each individual pre-paid card as not all cards are the same.

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Proposed Rules and Regulations for Prepaid Debit Cards

Consumers stand to benefit from newly proposed rules and regulations that will affect prepaid debit cards. Until now, prepaid debit cards have been unregulated, which has only led to added expense and surprise fees for users. This initial rule comes from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, an agency that is holding hearings about problems related [...]

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Read the Terms and Conditions of Prepaid Cards

Any type of credit card comes with terms and conditions, and prepaid credit cards are no exception. As with any credit, it’s a good idea to read the terms and conditions before you begin to use a prepaid debit card. The first term of any prepaid card is petty obvious–you can’t spend more money than [...]

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