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CFPB Issues Guide on Preparing Short-Form Disclosures for Prepaid Accounts

The CFPB, on March 7, released a guide for preparing short-form disclosures for prepaid accounts, which is intended to assist providers with implementing the agency’s final rule on prepaid accounts issued last year and set to go into effect Oct. 1, 2017.


As Gifting Evolves, First Data, FLEETCOR Combine Gift Card Operations

With gifting loads hitting nearly $300 billion annually in the U.S. according to Mercator Advisory Group, First Data and FLEETCOR Technologies are banding together in a new joint venture that will consolidate each company’s gift card operations into a new, single entity, in a bid to give clients a “broader international reach and a more robust end-to-end offering.”


Final Days to Enter 2017 Pay Awards

Friday is the deadline to join the ranks of payments innovators while earning global acclaim as a Pay Awards winner. Recognition from our industry expert judging panels and a year of celebration as an industry leader await. Find out more about this year’s competition and what it takes to win.


The Buzz: Jeff Johnson to lead Netspend’s Commercial Prepaid; Mastercard’s Mobile Payments Expansion; More

See what’s hot on Paybefore.com from last week, including Netspend’s new hire, DOJ’s investigation of PayPal, CFPB’s rehearing in the PHH lawsuit, and more


CFPB Wins Bid for En Banc Hearing in PHH Case

The CFPB is facing assaults on many fronts as we reported in our last issue of Pay Gov, but the bureau may have new life after a federal appeals court granted the consumer watchdog’s request to revisit an earlier decision that its leadership structure is unconstitutional.


The Buzz: Bancorp Names New Exec; InComm Talks Global Prepaid; ‘Raise’ Antes Up in E-Gift Game; More

See what’s hot on Paybefore.com from last week, including The Bancorp’s hiring of an executive vice president and head of credit markets; startup Raise turning unwanted e-gifts into digital currency; InComm going beyond generational and geographic borders; and more.


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.


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.


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.


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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