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Are Brick and Mortar Banks and Checking Accounts Dying Due to Digital Wallets, Prepaid Debit Cards, Etc.?

Curtis Arnold | Posted 06.03.2014 | Business
Curtis Arnold

North American banks that don't clue in that their competitors now include companies like PayPal, T-Mobile and even the US Postal Service could be fac...

Why Prepaid Cards and Gift Cards Are Not the Same

Credit.com | Posted 01.16.2013 | Money
Credit.com

Gift cards and cash are the top two gifts consumers want to receive this holiday season and prepaid cards continue to grow in popularity, sometimes as an alternative to a checking account and sometimes as a type of gift card.

Bank Branches Continue To Vanish

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 09.12.2012 | Money

Banks are squeezing out customers with higher costs and fewer locations. Several large midwestern banks are scaling down the number of branches the...

Prepaid Card For Addicts Curbs Gateway Drug: Cash

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 08.31.2012 | Money

To help addicts stay clean and sober, one prepaid card company is hoping to help them avoid a gateway drug: cash. A new card called Next Step, sch...

Free Checking..Without Checks!

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 06.29.2012 | Money

One midwestern bank is returning free checking to the menu. TCF Bank, which has 430 branches in eight states, announced this week that free checki...

Catherine New

New Credit Score Aims To Bring More People Into Lending Fold

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 06.14.2012 | Money

The poorest consumers, currently living off the financial grid, may soon be pulled back onto it in an unexpected way. Experian, a data collection a...

Catherine New

Meet The Cash Killers

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 06.07.2012 | Money

Louise Collis likes to ride her bike around the Clarendon Hills suburb of Chicago. What she doesn't like is change -- as in spare change jangling in h...

Farmville Gets An Amex Card

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 05.23.2012 | Money

American Express is willing to farm for money. On Tuesday, the financial services company announced the launch of a new FarmVille-branded prepaid ...

AmEx Selling Prepaid Cards To College Students

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 05.10.2012 | Money

Gone are the days when credit card companies set up tables with free candy and other gifts to get new college students to sign up for their services. ...

Chase Going After The Poor With New Card

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 05.10.2012 | Money

JPMorgan Chase wants it all, catering to everyone from the richest customers who provide hefty returns on deposits to the poorest who are willing to p...

Catherine New

Shut Out From Traditional Banks, More Americans Turn To Prepaid Cards: Study

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 04.11.2012 | Money

Increasingly shut out of traditional bank accounts, more Americans are turning to prepaid debit cards often notorious for their high fees. Prepaid ...

Master Card Buys Prepaid Card Program For $458 Million

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — MasterCard said Thursday it bought the prepaid card program of London's Travelex for $458 million in cash. The prepaid card unit man...