This blog has periodically covered the dangers of payday loans. Payday loans charge extremely high interest rates and often leave borrowers deep in debt. Sources show that the average consumer who takes on a payday loan is in debt for over 6 months, is charged an annual interest rate of over 400%, and has to […]

Increasingly, consumers are leaving traditional banking avenues and moving towards alternative sources of money management such as prepaid cards. According to Nilson, “the top 50 largest US Banks and credit union issuers of general purpose prepaid card accounted for $118.09 billion in spending at merchants in 2013.” Additionally, the Mercator Advisory group found that from 2008 […]

Over the past several years, there has been a growing trend towards paying American workers with payroll cards. Payroll cards are pre-paid cards issued by employers to employees that can be used at an A.T.M. to withdraw wages. In 2012, approximately 4.5 million American workers received their wages on payroll cards, and the numbers continue […]