As the holiday shopping season takes off, consumers are turning to a variety of financial management tools. View our slideshow and learn more about Pew’s research on hidden bank fees, the growing use of prepaid debit cards, and the actual duration of payday loans that are marketed as two-week products.

To learn more about Pew's work in consumer financial security, please read the following reports:

Still Risky: An Update on the Safety and Transparency of Checking Accounts

Loaded with Uncertainty: Are Prepaid Cards a Smart Alternative to Checking Accounts?

Payday Lending in America: Who Borrows, Where They Borrow, and Why?


Safe Checking in the Electronic Age, Safe Small-Dollar Loans Research Project, Prepaid Cards Research Project
Prepaid Cards, Checking & Banking, Credit & Lending

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