As the voice of Prepaid, the NBPCA offers a variety of communications resources that enable the issuers, banks, and manufacturers to connect and stay updated on key policy issues affecting the industry. 


Press Releases

NBPCA Announces Search for President

Apr 19, 2017

The President reports to the Board of Directors and will be responsible for running the day-to-day operations of the NBPCA with its headquarters based in the greater Washington, DC area. The President will work closely with the Board to craft the overall strategy and will consult with them on a regular basis to ensure the strategic vision is consistent with the views of the membership. Read More

NBPCA Highlights Continued Concerns with Prepaid Accounts Rule

Apr 10, 2017

In a comment letter submitted on April 5, the NBPCA encouraged the CFPB to extend the implementation period for a full year and make additional changes to the final prepaid accounts rule in order to address provisions in the final rule that never appeared in the proposed rulemaking and are critical to ensuring consumer access to a full variety of prepaid cards available in the market today. Read More

Protect Prepaid Accounts Act of 2016

Feb 01, 2017

The following statement on the "Protect Prepaid Accounts Act of 2016" (H.R. 6162) can be attributed to Brad Fauss, president and CEO of the Network Branded Prepaid Card Association (NBPCA) Read More

NBPCA Names Bob Skiba Chairman, Elects Board Officers and Members

Feb 22, 2016

The Network Branded Prepaid Card Association (NBPCA), a national trade association dedicated to supporting the continued growth and success of prepaid products, today announced that, after a nine month hiatus, Robert (Bob) Skiba will return to the role of Chairman of the Board for the Association. Along with Bob, officers for FY 2016 will include Vice Chair Nora Arpin of Comerica Bank, Treasurer Hugh Meadows of Green Dot Corporation, and Secretary Shelly Schneekloth of FIS. Read More

NBPCA Urges CFPB to Continue to Work with Stakeholders on Prepaid Account Rule

Mar 23, 2015

Today, the Network Branded Prepaid Card Association (NBPCA) urged the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to show restraint in its final rule and avoid imposing overly broad restrictions on prepaid accounts, which could ultimately have the effect of limiting consumer access to popular features and functionality and potentially eliminate entire categories of prepaid cards from the market. Read More

Press Statements

NBPCA Issues Statement on Title IV Rule

Oct 27, 2015

We are extremely disappointed the Department of Education disregarded the concerns of students, educators, lawmakers, and the financial services industry in crafting the final rule on Title IV fund disbursement. Read More

Blog Posts

Tis the Season to Choose Open-Loop Gift Cards

Dec 20, 2016

With the holiday season in full swing, Americans are making their lists, checking them twice and heading to stores (both brick-and-mortar and online) to shop. According to the National Retail Federation (NRF), 2016 holiday spending is expected to rise once again to a total of nearly $656 billion – a 3.6 percent increase from last year. Read More

Prepaid’s Summer of Uncertainty

Jul 15, 2016

It's as quiet as a hot summer night, as the prepaid industry awaits the final ruling from the CFPB. Rules that were promised last year, then March of this year and then, mid-summer – well, it's mid-summer and it's crickets. Read More

CFPB Should Regulate, Not Eliminate, Prepaid Cards

Jun 21, 2016

In today's economy, cash is no longer king. Financial inclusion increasingly depends on access to technology-based payment options. As a result, consumers are turning to prepaid card products to participate in a card-based economy and to control their spending. Unfortunately, forthcoming rules on prepaid cards from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau could ultimately reduce consumer access to these critical financial products. Read More

More Americans Turning to Payroll Cards – Here’s Why

Jun 08, 2016

Payroll cards are on the rise in the U.S. In 2014, six million employees in the U.S. received their wages via payroll cards – and that number is expected to double by 2019. Payroll cards are a popular alternative to paper checks because they save employees and employers time and money. Read More