[credit provider=”eBay” url=”http://cgi.ebay.com/Autographed-Justin-Bieber-Space-Suit-Best-Buy-Ad-/160548342297?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item25616d4a19#ht_500wt_1058″] Prepaid debit cards are the new celebrity fragrance.In the past two years ago, we’ve seen stars like the Kardashian sisters, Suze Orman, Russel Simmons, and George Lopez all plaster their faces on plastic.
[credit provider=”Flickr / williamhartz ” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/whartz/1255279932/in/photostream/”] A previous NerdWallet study found that prepaid debit cards rarely lived up to their promise of transparency and fewer, lower, simpler fees – but that was before the American Express Bluebird and others came onto the scene.Issued by traditional financial institutions, these new offers […]
[credit provider=”American Express”] American Express and Walmart announced on Monday the nationwide launch of the Bluebird prepaid debit card, and it is exactly as momentous as they make it out to be.Whereas traditional prepaid debit cards were characterised by a-la-carte pricing that could easily cost more than a checking account’s […]
[credit provider=”NextStepCard.com” url=”http://www.nextstepcard.com/”] Some people have trouble hitting the gym, others can’t pass up the booze. Now there’s a prepaid card to help with the latter. Next Step is a prepaid MasterCard that promises to help recovering addicts get a grip on their spending while re-building trust with family and friends.
[credit provider=”Flickr / williamhartz” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/whartz/1255279932/in/photostream/”] The launch of the Chase Liquid prepaid debit card could either be highly significant — a paradigm shift for consumer banking! — or insignificant in the way all prepaid cards are ultimately insignificant.It’s impossible to tell right now. But we can say for sure that […]
[credit provider=”Chase Liquid” url=”https://www.chase.com/online/prepaid-card/liquid-prepaid-card.htm#tab-content-home”] After a long wait, Chase’s new reloadable card, Chase Liquid, is now available at all 5,500 of its nationwide branches, the company announced on Tuesday. Aside from charging a flat monthly fee of $4.95, consumers won’t be hit with much else, not even basic fees for replacing lost […]
[credit provider=”Youtube.com” url=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Mbekyyc9-jU”] Being a member of exclusive groups is nothing new for Magic Johnson: The former Laker famously played for America’s Dream Team in the Olympics, was imortalized in the basketball Hall of Fame, and has been an NBA MVP.Now with his very own Magic Prepaid MasterCard, Johnson is joining the […]
[credit provider=”TheApprovedCard.com” url=”http://theapprovedcard.com/whychoosetac/saferthancash/”] Often marketed to underbanked consumers, prepaid credit and debit cards haven’t been as thoroughly regulated as other traditional financial products.That’s left much of the market free to riddle their cards with fees upon fees, but a new report by CardHub.com shows there are some diamonds in the rough.
A new report from Javelin Strategy & Research says cash is dying, with the percentage of purchases made in cash falling to 27 per cent.
Prepaid cards have really been making the headlines lately.
[credit provider=”Flickr / williamhartz” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/whartz/1255279932/in/photostream/”] Hot on the heels of American Express, JPMorgan Chase rolled out plans for a new line of prepaid debit cards this week. From the business side of things, it’s a savvy move for a couple of reasons, which Reuters’ David Henry points out:
[credit provider=”Flickr / Gueоrgui” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/spacelion/464863918/in/photostream/”] It looks like banks are getting a partner to promote prepaid cards: American universities.In a recent article in Time, Martha White covered the rise of prepaid offerings on college campuses and the benefits some of these schools may receive from marketing them to students.
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/338810834/in/photostream/”] Bankruptcy can negatively impact every aspect of your life, but it has a particularly terrible effect on your credit score.A declaration of bankruptcy can sink your credit rating by as much as 220 points for seven years or more.
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/5856793551/”] American Express is enhacing its prepaid debit cards to encourage consumers to build a financial history with the company. The Make Your Move program incentivizes prepaid customers to use their cards responsibly with higher ATM withdrawals and more cash loading options, among other perks, said VP of […]
[credit provider=”TheApprovedCard.com” url=”http://theapprovedcard.com/whychoosetac/saferthancash/”] Everyone likes to complain about how their credit card is ripping them off, but what they don’t realise is that it really, probably is.Credit card issuers profit by squeezing as much money as they can out of you, the consumer.
[credit provider=”NBC12″ url=”http://www.nbc12.com/story/17039624/pre-paid-debt-caid-warning#.T04wc21DDow.twitter”] As if legit prepaid debit cards weren’t rigged with enough booby traps as it is, Richmond, Va. consumers have sounded the alarm over an influx of fraudulent card offers turning up in mailboxes, NBC News 12 reports. The offers are usually addressed to fictitious names and are […]
[credit provider=”mango” url=”https://www.mangomoney.com”] Following in Kim Kardashian and Suze Orman‘s footsteps, comedian and actor George Lopez launched a prepaid card with Mango Financial this week. The Mango MasterCard Prepaid Card offers a lot of pros and a handful cons, which means you’d better know the facts before you sign up.