I’m off to Cape Town next week to meet some of the key players behind the growth of Prepaid in the region. In South Africa we haven’t got to the point yet where local celebrities are clamouring to get their …

Banks chase R29bn prepaid-card market in SA Read more »

A report has been released by the US Federal Reserve System titled “Report to the Congress on Government-Administered, General-Use Prepaid Cards“. It makes interesting reading. In 2010, depository institutions provided cardholder use information for 90 federal, state, and local programs …

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Fancy a change? Okay, let’s narrow down the subject — we’re talking not about your lifestyle, but how you pay for it. If you’ve grown tired of paying interest, late payment fees and a host of other card charges, you …

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The number of people facing debt problems because of overspending on a credit card may decline as consumers are turning to debit and prepaid cards instead. According to Kevin Harrington, managing director at Global Prepaid Exchange, which offers services to the industry, …

Credit card debt could decline as people try to take control of finances Read more »

Prepaid credit cards are one of the biggest growth areas in financial services. While other countries have embraced the benefits of the everyday prepaid card for some years, it is only now that UK consumers are heading online in numbers …

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In this quote below I was specifically talking about a specific product not all prepaid cards. Nevertheless, there are substantial benefits for most prepaid cards. “The exciting thing from a traveller’s point of view is that, if you lose the …

Prepaid cards more convenient for gap year money Read more »

Well, it’s not quite what I said, but the thrust is pretty spot on: Prepaid cards could be an option for those currently seeking debt advice who still wish to travel abroad this year. That is because the consumer can …

Prepaid cards could be useful for holidaymakers with debt problems Read more »