As the voice of the innovative payments community, the IPA offers a variety of communications resources that enable the issuers, banks, and manufacturers to connect and stay updated on key policy issues affecting the industry.

Press Releases

NBPCA Names Ben Jackson COO

Aug 10, 2017

Today, the Network Branded Prepaid Card Association (NBPCA), a trade association dedicated to the continued success of the open-loop prepaid card industry, announced it has hired Ben Jackson as Chief Operating Officer (COO). Read More

Brian Tate Named President and CEO of NBPCA

Jun 19, 2017

Today, the Network Branded Prepaid Card Association (NBPCA), a national trade association dedicated to supporting the continued growth and success of network branded prepaid cards, announced Brian Tate will immediately be taking over as president and CEO of the organization. Read More

NBPCA Announces Search for President

Apr 19, 2017

The President reports to the Board of Directors and will be responsible for running the day-to-day operations of the NBPCA with its headquarters based in the greater Washington, DC area. The President will work closely with the Board to craft the overall strategy and will consult with them on a regular basis to ensure the strategic vision is consistent with the views of the membership. Read More

NBPCA Highlights Continued Concerns with Prepaid Accounts Rule

Apr 10, 2017

In a comment letter submitted on April 5, the NBPCA encouraged the CFPB to extend the implementation period for a full year and make additional changes to the final prepaid accounts rule in order to address provisions in the final rule that never appeared in the proposed rulemaking and are critical to ensuring consumer access to a full variety of prepaid cards available in the market today. Read More

Protect Prepaid Accounts Act of 2016

Feb 01, 2017

The following statement on the "Protect Prepaid Accounts Act of 2016" (H.R. 6162) can be attributed to Brad Fauss, president and CEO of the Network Branded Prepaid Card Association (NBPCA) Read More

Press Statements

CRA Outcomes on Arbitration

Oct 25, 2017

Today’s outcome preserves consumers’ option to resolve disagreements with financial institutions outside of the court system. If Congress had not acted, the arbitration rule would have negatively impacted the prepaid card industry, which provides an on-ramp to financial services for many Americans. Read More