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 Names Ben Jackson COO

Aug 10, 2017

Today, the Network Branded Prepaid Card Association (NBPCA), a trade association dedicated to the continued success of the open-loop prepaid card industry, announced it has hired Ben Jackson as Chief Operating Officer (COO). Read More

Brian Tate Named President and CEO of NBPCA

Jun 19, 2017

Today, the Network Branded Prepaid Card Association (NBPCA), a national trade association dedicated to supporting the continued growth and success of network branded prepaid cards, announced Brian Tate will immediately be taking over as president and CEO of the organization. Read More

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

Press Statements

Blog Posts

Working in the “What If” Industry

Aug 10, 2017

The prepaid industry was expertly encapsulated at the Power of Prepaid conference in June by Jeremy Kuiper, managing direct of the The Bancorp, who called it the “what if” industry. Read More

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