Signing a check

According to a recent survey by the FDIC, 25% of U.S. households are unbanked or underbanked. Unbanked households have no bank account at all. Underbanked households have a bank account, but they still use financial services outside the banking system to make ends meet, such as payday loans. If you’re one of the millions of […]

Prepaid Credit Card That Builds Credit

There’s no such thing as a prepaid credit card that builds credit. In fact, the term “prepaid credit card” itself is a misnomer. There are two different products it could be describing: a secured credit card or a prepaid debit card. Read on to learn about the differences, what each can and can’t do, and […]

prepaid debit cards

Sticking to your monthly budget isn’t always easy. If you use credit cards, there’s always the chance that you’ll overspend. Using your debit card to pay for everything can also be risky, with overdraft charges looming if your balance gets low. And the fact of the matter is, you can’t use cash for everything anymore. […]

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How Do Prepaid Debit Cards Work?

Prepaid debit cards are becoming more popular as a payment method. More than 23 million people use them regularly (source). For many, they offer a simple money management system. For others, they’re an alternative to other payment methods they either can’t or don’t want to have. In this article, we’ll explore how prepaid debit cards […]

Rise of prepaid cards causes CFPB to set new regulations

Prepaid cards are one of the newest and fastest growing sectors in the electronic payment business. In 2003, the reloadable cards sector — another name for prepaid cards — was a small niche worth approximately $1 billion. Fast forward to 2012, and the prepaid cards sector was valued at $65 billion. By 2018, the sector […]

You’ve had it. The mob bosses in charge of your money – otherwise known as your bank – have taken you to the cleaners one too many times. They like to post debits before credits and their on-line balances can lag a day behind. You start to ask yourself, Good question. According to a 2013 […]

prepaid cards

Prepaid debit cards are an excellent alternative to traditional checking accounts and debit cards. The best prepaid cards offer similar features and perks, such as online bill pay, mobile check deposit, and direct deposit, while avoiding overdraft fees or the need for a checking account. In many ways, prepaid debit cards look and work just […]