Deposits & Payments

Prepaid Cards

By Michelle Parker | Sept. 12, 2016

In July 2016, Callahan & Associates surveyed 170 credit union executives from 40 states to gain insight into their current and emerging sources of non-interest income.

By Erik Payne | May 4, 2016

Takeaways from the NBPCA’s conference.

By Rebecca Wessler | March 16, 2015

Explore the many ways to run a successful card program. Credit, debit, prepaids, rewards, segmentation, industry data, and more — this week on


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By Marc Rapport | Nov. 3, 2014

Mobile banking, the regulatory burden, terror financing and even the interchange cap were fair game on opening day at Money 20/20.

By Erik Payne | Oct. 13, 2014

Like in the classic Atari game, a solid offense is the best way to defend against outside companies coming between you and your members. The business models of these popular companies compete with credit unions, so know what makes them appealing to users and how to replicate or enhance those experiences in your own offerings.

By Drew Grossman | July 8, 2013

With lower fees, better capabilities, and some regulatory advantages, today’s prepaid options resonate with a range of financial institutions and consumers.

By Aaron Pugh | Jan. 24, 2013

Famous faces may endorse alternative financial products, but it doesn’t cover up the fact that consumers have better options.

By Bailey Reutzel | Sept. 10, 2012

When a debit or credit card won’t cut it, reloadable prepaid cards offer a way for credit unions to build relationships with the sought-after Millennials and Generation Y.

By Aaron Pugh | July 10, 2012

Fraud through retail cards not connected to financial institutions can be damaging.

By Aaron Pugh | July 2, 2012

Where are credit unions in the payments space today and where should the industry invest in the years ahead?

By Aaron Pugh | May 16, 2012

Here are three trends to expect with products that draw consumers to pay up front, even when they have to pay more.

By Aaron Pugh | May 11, 2012

A roundup of Day 2 at SourceMedia’s Card Forum and Expo.

By Aaron Pugh | May 10, 2012

A roundup of Day 1 at SourceMedia’s Card Forum and Expo.

By Rebecca McClay | April 17, 2012

Increasingly lower fees make prepaid cards almost as affordable as checking accounts, a new report says.

By Aaron Pugh | April 9, 2012

Credit unions may struggle to maintain innovative experiences, but they can adopt some best practices from businesses outside the financial industry.

By Aaron Pugh | Jan. 10, 2012

Here are six reasons reloadable cards are going mainstream.

By Callahan & Associates | July 1, 2011

The prepaid card market is one of the fastest growing segments in the payments industry.

By Aaron Pugh | Oct. 5, 2010

What did one reporter learn about living without a primary financial institution? Namely, it’s more expensive than you think.

By Alix Patterson | July 1, 2010

Prepaid cards open membership, deliver streamlined services, and assist in budgeting.

By Rebecca Wessler | June 4, 2010

Callahan is gearing up to bring you in-depth insight into the industry’s biggest advancements.

By Denise Senecal | April 29, 2010

Mango Financial reaches out to unbanked Gen Y consumers by offering low fees and an attractive branch.

By Chris Tissue | April 1, 2010

This edition is brought to you straight from the corporate communities that use this holiday to have a little fun and show some personality. And from the letters C and U.

By Nicole Devine | Oct. 29, 2007

With teen spending on the rise, financial institutions are moving fast to offer prepaid cards to this market. Putting the member’s interests first, credit union programs allow parents to monitor teen spending while promoting fiscal responsibility at a young age.

By Mike Werstuik | Oct. 8, 2007

With the stored-value card market growing at a remarkable pace, a significant opportunity exists for credit unions to provide services for members who may not otherwise use the credit union.

By Appoorva Saxena | July 24, 2006

Thinking about a gift card program for your credit union? Here are some of the key points to consider.

By Appoorva Saxena | July 3, 2006

Prepaid cards are gaining in popularity. How big a piece of this $186 billion pie will your credit union get?

Partner Perspective
The Prepaid Card Opportunity

By PSCU | May 22, 2006

Prepaid cards represent a big opportunity for credit unions to serve existing members, reach out to new market segments, and expand brand recognition.

By Callahan & Associates | Oct. 1, 1997

About two years ago Lansing built a new minor league baseball park, and State Employees Credit Union obtained an exclusive contract for ATM services there. The manager of the park had been affiliated with a Jacksonville, Fla., ball club that issued the highly successful disposable card series. But our interest was in a rechargeable card for our members instead of a disposable card. We worked with MagicLine, our regional ATM switch, on developing a proposal. As it turned out, the Lansing ballpark