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Gift Giving Made Easy with Prepaid

The easiest, most well-received option has, and continues to be, open-loop prepaid gift cards. An increasing number of shoppers have realized that purchasing prepaid cards for family and friends during the holidays eliminates the stress that can come with searching for the “perfect gift.”

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The Midterm Elections Results Are In. Now What?

In the latest episode of the Power of Prepaid podcast, Dee Buchanan and Gordon Taylor, principals at Ogilvy Government Relations, discuss the outcomes of the midterm Congressional elections and what they might mean for financial services regulations.

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Collaboration and Innovation with our Partners Across the Pond

Last week I was very fortunate to attend the Prepaid International Forum (PIF) in the United Kingdom. I was invited by Craig James, PIFs Chairman, and his colleague Diane Brocklebank, PIF’s Commercial Director. Craig is the Founder and CEO of Neopay and is an NBPCA Board Member.

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Prepaid Fills the Gap for Consumers

The problem with eliminating a payment choice has been brought into focus by a recent bill in Washington, D.C. to make it illegal to refuse cash. As The Washington Postreported, several restaurants have eliminated cash as an option, but some lawmakers in the district worry that the poor, especially those who cannot get bank accounts, will lose access to parts of the market.

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Prepaid’s Public-Private Partnership to Help Feed the Hungry

In the latest episode of the Power of Prepaid Podcast, the NBPCA talks with Kurt Helwig, president and CEO of the Electronic Funds Transfer Association (EFTA), and Amy Duncan, the director of project management at CDP, Inc. and the chair of the EFTA’s egovernment payments council.

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Prepaid Cards: Your Back-to-School Key to Success

For students entering high school, incoming college freshman, and young professionals living on their own for the first time, prepaid cards can be a helpful tool to promote financial responsibility while teaching valuable budgeting skills critical to future success.

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Prepaid – the Other Fintech

Over the last couple of years, I have attended several payments conferences, forums, and breakout sessions geared towards Fintech. Most, if not all, seem to exclude, forget to include, or do not highlight the importance of Prepaid Cards in driving the growth of Fintech’s especially in the payments space.

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Hiring a Good Employee and Finding a Good Job Are Two Sides of a Coin

Since 2000, R&P has been helping companies in the cards and payments industry find good employees and help payments executives take the next step in their careers. NBPCA COO Ben Jackson spoke with Amy about the best practices for companies seeking employees and for individuals seeking the next step for their careers.

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National Small Business Week

With more than half of Americans either owning or working for a small business, helping these entities thrive is essential to a growing economy.

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Guest Blog Post: The 2018 Power of Prepaid

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of speaking at this year’s Power of Prepaid event in Washington DC. While a variety of interesting topics were discussed, it will come as no surprise to anyone that the hot topic this year was innovation.

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How to Win a Gold Medal – Power of Prepaid Day One Recap

While everyone has a desire for success, achieving it requires a lot of knowledge. In the first day of the Power of Prepaid conference, members were provided some of that knowledge from researchers and from individuals who have achieved one of the highest levels of success – Olympic gold medals.

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