Private Label Credit Cards: Retailer-Specific Mobile App Use on the Rise

Private Label Credit Cards: Retailer-Specific Mobile App Use on the Rise

Retailers and their private label credit card partners continue to refine their retailer-specific mobile apps, which provide a very important customer loyalty and engagement nexus that increasingly includes payment and loan options.


Affluent Food Shoppers: Money Isn’t Everything

Affluent Food Shoppers: Money Isn’t Everything

The sheer volume of spending on food at home by affluent households—which is in excess of $100 billion—makes them an essential consumer segment for food manufacturers, marketers, distributors, and grocers...But, as Packaged Facts reports, it’s not money alone that sets affluent food shoppers apart.


Government Shutdown Sheds Light on Gig Economy

Government Shutdown Sheds Light on Gig Economy

The Gig Economy is getting a spike from federal employees who are financially ambushed by the government shutdown.


Multicultural Consumers Struggle with Debt and Financial Confidence

Multicultural Consumers Struggle with Debt and Financial Confidence

African American and Hispanic consumers are more likely than average to view debt as a necessary evil


The Prepaid Card Evolution

The Prepaid Card Evolution

These days, general-purpose reloadable prepaid cards are better served by the phrase “prepaid account,” which helps underscore their evolution from payment cards to fully-fledged banking products.


Goldman Sachs Reaches for the Apple (Pay Credit Card)

Goldman Sachs Reaches for the Apple (Pay Credit Card)

Backed by the marketing muscle of Apple as the world’s largest company by market value, the reach of its ecosystem, and the loyalty of many of its customers, the card could make a splash at the deep end of the consumer payment pool, at top-of-digital-wallet and incent more iPhone users to migrate to Apple Pay.


ACH: Beat It or Join It?

ACH: Beat It or Join It?

In the U.S., electronic B2B payment value remains dominated by ACH: Packaged Facts in the report "Commercial Payment Cards: U.S. and Global Market Trends, 10th Edition" estimates that commercial cards comprised 3.7% of electronic B2B payment value in 2016.


The truth of the consumer banking matter

The truth of the consumer banking matter

Myths, half truths, falsehoods. Consumer banking in the modern era is fraught with as many unfortunate misconceptions as it is growth opportunities. In this blog, Packaged Facts sorts fact from fiction and sheds light on how important this segment of the financial services still is to Americans of all ages.


What’s in your (digital) wallet?

What’s in your (digital) wallet?

This blog is based on the report Mobile Payments in the U.S. View the abstract and table of contents here.

Aug. 10 - Take a peek at your wallet or purse and what do you see? A little cash? A driver’s license? Employee ID and insurance cards? Some lint? And, of course, a nice mix of payment cards?

For a card issuer, it all comes down to where their card stands in your wallet: is it your primary card, the one that sits at the top of your wallet-the one you grab the most when paying? For many i...


Millennials: Unbanked but bankable?

Millennials: Unbanked but bankable?

Packaged Facts is your trusted source for market research on the financial services industry. We cover topics ranging from financial services for small businesses to debit & credit cards to mobile payments. See our full catalog of related reports here.

June 27 - Survey analysis performed for Packaged Facts’ Underbanked and Unbanked Consumers report suggests a clear general trend away from having checking and savings accounts at traditional banking institutions even while consumers eschewing th...