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What kind of consumer are you? How would switching from a checking account to a prepaid card affect the fees you pay when you manage your money? Find out with our new interactive quiz. more
General purpose reloadable prepaid cards are rapidly growing in popularity. This study reveals that the prepaid card is a risky, largely unregulated alternative to the traditional checking account, but may work for some consumers who frequently incur high bank overdraft fees.more
The Pew Charitable Trusts’ Financial Security Portfolio is pleased to provide comments in response to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on General Purpose Reloadable Prepaid Cards.more
This fact sheet focuses on the lessons learned from consumers who purchase and use prepaid debit cards. more