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Aug 28, 2015

Can Direct Carrier Billing Enhance Conversion Rates?

Kaan Kilik

I just returned from The Prepaid Press Expo and Financial Mobility Summit in Las Vegas and I was excited to see the increased awareness, curiosity and interest in Direct Carrier Billing (DCB as us industry-folk call it). During the Summit, it was shared that the 2019 DCB Market is estimated to reach $24.7 billion by 2019, a 41.3 percent increase from 2014.

Aug 28, 2015

Will Digital Gift Cards Drive Mobility?

All About Engaging the Customer

Arlene Hauben

It’s not your mother’s gift card any more. Digital gifting was a noteworthy topic at tppEXPO’15 about the changes taking place in the gift card sector of prepaid. Tal Clark, SVP, First Data, moderated a lively discussion with Anurag Jain, CEO, Prepay Nation; Frank Squilla, SVP, Sales, InComm; and Matt Kerper, VP, Strategic Business Development, CashStar.

Aug 24, 2015

Selling Prepaid to Emerging Markets

The Power of Hispanics and Millennials

Arlene Hauben

Selling prepaid is a challenging process, especially when targeting and appealing to up-and-coming segments of the overall consumer marketplace. Donna Embry, Chief Payments Advisor, Payment Alliance International, acted as moderator for this panel discussion at The Prepaid Press Expo last week, citing the dynamic growth in US population of 321 million, with Hispanics making up 54 million, as of July 1, 2013, and growing.

Aug 21, 2015

Banks, Program Managers, and Processors

Models for Getting into Prepaid

Arlene Hauben

Players in the prepaid value chain and how banks can work together with program managers was a key panel discussion at tppEXPO’15 conference. Presenters were: Brad Fauss, president and CEO, Network Branded Prepaid Card Association (NBPCA); Peter Quadagno, SVP Business Development, The Perfect Processor; Bob Skiba, EVP, InComm; and Mark Tepper, CEO, 1 to 1 Card.

Aug 05, 2015

Online Gift Card Marketplace

Consumers Buy and Sell On Site

Ed McKinley

Consumers can sell their unwanted prepaid gift cards at a discount to bargain-seeking buyers at an online marketplace called Raise.

Jul 22, 2015

A Means to Financial Inclusion

How We Benefit from Prepaid

Arlene Hauben

Prepaid has opened up many opportunities for the unbanked and immigrants, providing them with a vehicle to load funds, gain easy access to savings and pay, and transfer money. Besides the many benefits of using prepaid services, it is a way for immigrants and others to send money home or to other destinations.

Jul 08, 2015

30 Days and Counting

Join Us at tppEXPO This August

Robin Tobias

Here we are again, now embarking on our eighth successful year of The Prepaid Press Expo, August 11-13, at Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas. Time flies when you enjoy what you do, and based on all of our repeat Sponsors and Exhibitors this year, it seems you all enjoy this business as much as we do. Or, at least you enjoy coming to tppEXPO in Vegas.

Jun 23, 2015

Progress in Prepaid Insurance

Reaching All Markets to Manage Health Care Bills

Arlene Hauben

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) continues to change the healthcare industry, notably so with the rise in invoice statements and payments. The increase of high deductible health plans have impacted healthcare billing and the entire payment operations ecosystem.

Jun 08, 2015

Gift Card Category is a Winner

From Traditional to e-Gifting to Mobile Options

Arlene Hauben

Innovation has upped the promise of e-gifting and mobile app gift card programs. For the retailer, gift cards serve to drive sales and highlight the brand. Merchants are capitalizing on the gift card to promote their products and services and drive traffic to a store and website.

May 20, 2015

Five Minutes With Phil Prouty

Cofounder, Executive Director and Head of Distribution, Defense Mobile

Ed McKinley

Phil Prouty, who’s had a long and illustrious career in the wireless industry, is now serving as cofounder, executive director and head of distribution at Defense Mobile, a prepaid wireless service for the 52 million Americans who are veterans, active military personnel or their immediate family members.

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