Tax Day 2019: A Look at Walmart Tax Services

Tax Day 2019: A Look at Walmart Tax Services

Survey: 3% of respondent Walmart purchasers have used a Walmart tax service in the last 12 months at a Walmart store by: picking up their tax refund in cash, receiving assistance from a tax professional, or getting a tax refund advance at a Walmart location.


Wealth Share Analysis: African American Consumers

Wealth Share Analysis: African American Consumers

When it comes to various multicultural consumers, financial parity is still a long way off.


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.


African-Americans Help Drive Growth in Financial Services, but Missed Opportunities Persist

African-Americans Help Drive Growth in Financial Services, but Missed Opportunities Persist

Between 2006 and 2016 African-Americans were responsible for a significant portion of the growth in several key categories of financial services.


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 Costco AnyWhere Visa: Off to the Races

The Costco AnyWhere Visa: Off to the Races

Industry watchers have debated the viability of the Costco Visa credit card program since Citi announced acquiring it, but the move could prove profitable sooner rather than later.


Retailer-Specific Mobile Apps an Important Means of Consumer Engagement

Retailer-Specific Mobile Apps an Important Means of Consumer Engagement

Retailer-specific mobile apps have become an important means of consumer engagement. They have been downloaded by a majority (53%) of smartphone users, and 42% have used them in the past 30 days, according to "Private Label Credit Cards in the U.S., 10th Edition."