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Thursday, May 10, 2012

2:50 PM - 3:35 PM
Track: Regulation and Compliance View Track

THE SAFETY & TRANSPARENCY OF PREPAID CARDS

Alex Horowitz, Research Manager, THE PEW CHARITABLE TRUSTS

The Pew Charitable Trusts, a non-profit organization based in Philadelphia and Washington D.C., is driven by the power of knowledge to solve today's most challenging problems. Representatives from Pew's Financial Security Portfolio will present recent research on the prepaid card marketplace using data collected by Pew researchers. Speakers will also present findings from prepaid card consumer focus groups which provided a fascinating glimpse into the why" of the recent surge in prepaid card use.  Based on these findings, Pew will present a set of proposed policy recommendations to address the safety and transparency of prepaid card products.

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