Tuesday, April 24, 2012

On New Jersey Prepaid Card Consumers & Access

A few weeks ago American Express removed their prepaid cards from shelves throughout the entire state of New Jersey (the cards can only be purchased online). The reason? The state’s recently amended unclaimed property law. The new law proposes a new tracking system to record where the cards were purchased, and after two years of inactivity the state will gain access to the remaining balance.

What does this mean for prepaid cards in the state of New Jersey? 

These companies are protecting their consumers' privacy and also declaring that the state has no right to claim an available balance on an unexpired card.

How will people respond to the privacy issue? 

It will be interesting to see in the coming months, how the state is effected by the removal of their prepaid cards. 

Global Prepaid Exchange, a company based in the U.K., reported a social media campaign, ‘Gift Card Users Unite’ started on facebook. The goal of the campaign is to inform New Jersey citizens of the controversy and push for a more consumer and business friendly solution to the issue. 

What are your thoughts on the issue and the campaign?

* Updated to note the Gift Card Users Unite movement was launched by "a group of citizens and business owners concerned about New Jersey's new unclaimed property law and its impact on gift cards" as per their site and U.K.-based Global Prepaid Exchange reported the movement.

About the Author

Kate Devery is a Social Media List Researcher at IIR USA . She studied English and Psychology at Hunter College. She also writes for various pop culture blogs. She may be reached at KDevery@IIRUSA.com

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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Interview with Bob Skiba, EVP Financial Services Business Development at InComm

Carol Duchardt, U.S. Region Sales Manager at MasterCard had an opportunity to interview Bob Skiba, EVP Financial Services Business Development of InComm, at Prepaid Expo USA 2012, last month in Las Vegas Nevada.

 In the video below, Bob touches on InComm's responsibilities to distribute cards to retailers, themed cards for several occasions, and self use cards.


* Thanks to Partners in Prepaid for sharing the video with us.

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Monday, April 9, 2012

Infographic: Payment Wars

Via Vouchercodes.co.uk

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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Watch: Interviews with Paybefore Awards Winners at Prepaid Expo 2012

The video above shares exclusive interviews with the Best-in-Category Winners of the 2012 Paybefore Awards, recorded Prepaid Expo in Las Vegas.

For information about open call for 2013 Paybefore Awards, stay tuned for news here. To register and secure your place at Prepaid Expo 2013 now and get the best rate available, please visit www.prepaidexpousa.com.

Want to be part of Prepaid Expo 2013?

How to get involved:

Speaking: nboyer@iirusa.com  
Sponsor: tsobol@iirusa.com 
Register: register@iirusa.com
Media: soneill@iirusa.com

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