The Department of Education Enters the Prepaid Card Business

    Earlier this year, the Department of Education announced a program to return excess student loan proceeds to the recipients in the form of a prepaid card. Last week, the Education Department took the next steps in rolling out the plan. As reported by MarketWatch, The Department of Education is soliciting proposals from companies to participate […]

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    How Prepaid Cards Can Expand the Gig Economy

    The gig economy is becoming more than a “side hustle” for U.S. workers. According to, only 47 percent of those participating in the gig economy have a full-time job. And over 75 percent of those surveyed without a full-time job said they wouldn’t have it any other way. The gig economy presents opportunities for both […]

    Elizabeth Warren Calls Out Direct Express Prepaid Cards for Security Failures

    Direct Express is a prepaid card offered by Comerica Bank in partnership with the federal government to provide federal benefits, like Social Security payments, to a prepaid Mastercard. Late this Summer, hundreds of Direct Express cardholders had their federal benefits payments stolen by fraudsters. This week, Sen. Elizabeth Warren demanded further answers from Comerica. Courtesy […]

    Is Your Money Safe if Your Prepaid Card Fails?

    What happens to your money if your prepaid card issuer goes broke? We’ve surveyed all of the most popular prepaid cards to find out when you’re protected…and when you’re not. When was the last time you asked your bank for its balance sheet? Probably never. We take for granted that money in our bank accounts […] Adds NFL Players to its Prepaid Card Roster has partnered with the NFL Players Association (NFLPA), via its licensing and marketing arm NFL Players Inc., to feature images of top NFL players on Visa cards. currently has over 150 player image cards available, including superstars such as Tom Brady, Dak Prescott and Aaron Rodgers. will be rolling out hundreds […]