From Coins to Big Bucks: The Evolution of General-Purpose Reloadable Prepaid Cards (Page One Economics, Focus on Finance)

Prepaid cards were invented to solve a problem: replacing coin usage in pay telephones. Since then, prepaid cards have evolved into a huge competitive market for general-purpose reloadable (GPR) prepaid cards. Read more about GPR prepaid cards in the May 2015 inaugural edition of Page One Economics Focus on Finance.

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Education Level: 9-12 Non-educators College
Subjects: Personal Finance
Concepts: Non-Bank Financial Services Banks
Resource Types: Publication Lesson
Languages: English
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