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02.23.17

Must-Reads of the Month

See what’s hot on Paybefore.com this month, including Global Cash Card’s win against onerous payroll card regulations in New York; the CFPB fending off attacks on multiple fronts; a new Blackhawk same-day rebates program; and more.

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02.21.17

Q&A with Walt Granville, Cachet Financial Solutions

No more “one and done.” That’s central to Cachet Financial Solutions’ mission for its prepaid clients and was the impetus for platform upgrades that were nearly a year in the making. Paybefore spoke with Walt Granville, senior vice president of mobile innovation, about what’s resonating with clients and how Cachet is using optimized mobile apps to help them fight churn.

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02.16.17

N.Y. Grants Global Cash Card Petition against Labor Dept. Paycard Regs

Payroll card providers that operate in New York can breathe a huge sigh of relief. Global Cash Card tells Paybefore that its petition against the New York Department of Labor payroll card regulations due to go into effect on March 7, 2017, has been granted. The industry had been raising red flags about the regulations, which many feared would result in providers exiting the market, since first proposed in 2015.

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02.15.17

When it Rains, it Pours for Embattled CFPB

Multiple congressional bills and a lawsuit are threatening the structure and the functions of the CFPB, but Texas Republicans Sen. Ted Cruz and Rep. John Ratcliffe are striking hardest at the bureau, introducing companion bills (S 370 and HR 1031) on Feb. 14 to repeal Title X of the Dodd-Frank Act, which created the agency.

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02.14.17

Vote for the Compliance Titans of Payments

Keeping current with the myriad and constantly changing rules and regulations in the payments industry is no easy feat. It takes special people who are sharp and determined to understand and navigate the legal minutiae and how they applies to their organizations or those of their clients. Paybefore is highlighting the achievements of these Compliance Titans, and we need your help.

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02.08.17

Prepaid Gains More Love from Canadians, but Bank Execs Might Have Worries

Reloadable prepaid cards are a hit with Canadian consumers, with 95 percent of them saying they are satisfied with the products in 2016. That represents an increase of 22 percentage points from 2015, and stands as the highest satisfaction rate for all payment tools, according to the second annual survey from the Canadian Prepaid Providers Organization.

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02.06.17

The Buzz: Green Dot Buys UniRush; Industry Trend Watch; Sen. Perdue Fights Prepaid Accounts Rule; More

See what’s hot on Paybefore.com from last week, including a look back at last year and trends to watch for this year, Green Dot gains payroll foothold with UniRush acquisition, Sen. Perdue’s joint resolution that would eliminate the prepaid accounts rule, and more.

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02.02.17

Can Sen. Perdue Undo CFPB Prepaid Accounts Rule?

For those disappointed that President Trump’s regulatory relief executive orders wouldn’t extend to prepaid providers—and others covered under the CFPB’s final prepaid accounts rule—Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.) may be coming to the rescue. On Feb. 1, Sen. Perdue, along with six co-sponsors, introduced joint resolution 19 that provides “congressional disapproval” for the rule, and which says that “such rule shall have no force or effect.”

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01.31.17

Trend Watch 2017: Payments Year in Review

Paybefore’s first-ever payments year-in-review report, sponsored by The Bancorp, is available now. Offering an in-depth look at key trends and the Top 10 payments stories from 2016 that will continue to shape the industry in 2017 and beyond, this must-have resource examines everything influencing the industry from the CFPB and Uber to Brexit and Trump and much more.

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01.30.17

Report: Green Dot Wants to Buy UniRush

Green Dot reportedly wants to buy competitor UniRush—a deal that would unite two of the biggest companies in the GPR space and give Green Dot a “foothold” in the payroll card business. The deal, if it comes to fruition, could suggest that the industry, which has been contracting through consolidation for the past several years, isn’t done yet.

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