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07.12.17

Tap into Consumer Habits to Create Sticky Prepaid Products

Designing products with staying power starts with understanding consumers and then adapting uses cases to solve their problems.

07.07.17

How Trump Can Really Reduce Compliance Burdens for U.S. Firms

If President Trump wants to make America great again, there are a few important ways he could bolster the fintech industry and help consumers—from supporting more uniform MSB licensing to reining in UDAAP.

06.29.17

Six Key Themes from Money20/20 Europe

After a frantic few days in Copenhagen for Money20/20 Europe, Paul Butterworth, strategic marketing director at Trustonic, used the time during his flight home to digest the discussions and presentations and come up with the key takeaways from the fintech event.

06.15.17

A Closer Look at the Future of Cash

No, cash is hardly sexy, not in this era of mobile payments, bitcoin and biometrics. But here’s some proof about its endurance.

06.15.17

Making the Case for More ACH

ACH payments are on course for exponential growth in the government sector, reducing costs for agencies and appealing to younger consumers.

06.15.17

Are Plastic Cards Headed for Extinction?

Probably not. Even so, the case for virtual prepaid accounts is growing stronger. A journey through the landscape—including a stop at a recent Apple conference—shows why.

06.01.17

Is Loyalty the New Currency?

Earning top-of-wallet privileges from consumers requires deeper thinking about the what, when, where, why and how of loyalty rewards. But the most important ingredient is simplicity.

06.01.17

Contactless Fraud Scare? Not So Fast.

Breathless reports point to a terrifying increase in U.K. contactless fraud. Dig a little deeper, however, and the story changes.

06.01.17

Want to Fight Fraud? Join the Team—Literally

All payment providers and merchants grasp the dynamic nature of fraud. But fraud prevention requires more than the latest software and security protections—it requires active collaboration. Here’s why.

06.01.17

Letter from the Editor: Prepping for the Year’s Biggest Industry Event

I can scarcely believe we’re approaching the halfway point of 2017. But I can’t think of a better time for the year’s biggest prepaid industry event. On June 21-23, the NBPCA will host its sixth annual Power of Prepaid conference in Washington, D.C. The business of compliance—not to mention keeping up with technology trends—is keeping everyone on their toes, but it’s vital to stop and reflect with colleagues about the state of the industry and its future. It’s also critical to actually talk to those shaping the legislation and regulations that determine the rules of the road.