Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Tuesday, August 05, 2014 3:30 pm
By Allison Ross ·

CFPB warns schools about a lack of transparency in their agreements with banks to market products to students.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 6:00 am
By Allison Ross ·

The CFPB wants to hear consumers’ complaints about prepaid cards and other nonbank products

Friday, June 06, 2014 11:00 am
By Allison Ross ·

Visa says it will begin putting a seal on prepaid cards to designate them as offering consumer protections.

Thursday, April 10, 2014 1:58 pm
By David McMillin ·

Study: Here’s why Americans believe prepaid cards are great for personal finances.

Saturday, March 08, 2014 6:05 am
By David McMillin ·

Prepaid card issuers are feeling new pressure to offer clear fee descriptions.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 6:38 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA ·

Payroll cards make it easier for businesses to pay employees who can’t or won’t use direct deposit.

Friday, September 07, 2012 12:30 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA ·

These products are not covered by laws requiring disclosure of fees and terms.

Monday, July 11, 2011 12:46 pm
By Marcie Geffner ·

MasterCard Worldwide has announced a new promotion to encourage consumers to use its prepaid spending cards. Like debit cards or gift cards, prepaid cards can be used instead of cash to shop at bricks-and-mortar stores or make purchases or pay bills online. The promotion offers two free movie tickets to anyone who gets and loads

Tuesday, May 10, 2011 4:43 pm
By Martha C. White ·

The National Consumer Law Center today released the results of a study it conducted on prepaid cards issued in 40 states to recipients of unemployment benefits. The study found that jobless Americans are at risk of having their meager benefit payments diminished by a bevy of poorly-communicated conditions that lead to the accrual of fees, some

Wednesday, January 19, 2011 1:42 pm
By Lucy Lazarony ·

To speed up tax refunds, the U.S. Department of Treasury is offering 600,000 prepaid debit cards to families who may not have a bank account. Letters inviting taxpayers to activate and use MyAccountCard prepaid Visa debit cards for their 2010 federal tax refunds are being mailed this week, according to a press release from the

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