Underbanked Americans Make a Case for Gift and Other Prepaid Cards

Underbanked Americans Make a Case for Gift and Other Prepaid Cards

In contrast to debit card or credit card use, overall rates for buying gift cards has notched downward in recent years, while rates for using prepaid cards other than gift have remained fairly stable.


Commercial Card Marketers Seek Broader Global B2B Payment Opportunities

Commercial Card Marketers Seek Broader Global B2B Payment Opportunities

The commercial payment card industry is at a tipping point. Find out why…


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.


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.


What We’re Reading: China UnionPay becomes payment-card market leader

What We’re Reading: China UnionPay becomes payment-card market leader

China Daily USA published this article based on insights featured in Packaged Facts’ brand-new report, Commercial Payment Cards: U.S. and Global Market Trends, 9th Edition.

China UnionPay’s (CUP) ambitious approach to building partnerships has helped it become the largest payment-card network in the world, according to the author of a recent market report.

“CUP has aggressively forged partnerships with bank card issuers and processors across the globe, and buoyed by network reciprocity agree...