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Lead Story

The shifting landscape of merchant acquiring

Patti Murphy


Industry Update

Merchants, courts debate credit card surcharging

Merchant groups press on for lower Durbin cap

Amazon unveils exclusive e-commerce program


How tax fraud impacts your merchants

Andrew Altschuler


The showroom effect

Dale S. Laszig
DSL Direct LLC

What to disclose to underwriters

Ken Musante
Eureka Payments LLC


Street SmartsSM:
The merchant cash advance

John Tucker
1st Capital Loans LLC

Getting legal with millennials in payments

Adam Atlas
Attorney at Law

A great leader may not be your friend

Steven Feldshuh

Facilitating collaboration to safeguard sensitive data

James Daube
Global Legal Law Firm

From EMV to CNP: A look into U.S. authentication

Christoph Tutsch
Onpex GmbH

Company Profile


New Products

Internet failover for high-volume merchants

OptConnect duo

Comprehensive, proactive ID theft protection

Business Financial Resources LLC


Brush up your phone manners


Letter from the editors

Readers Speak

Resource Guide


A Bigger Thing

The Green Sheet Online Edition

April 25, 2016  •  Issue 16:04:02

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Readers Speak

Prepaid card issuing

I have a client who is looking to issue prepaid debit cards (private branded or non-branded). He is looking to issue about 500,000 cards with about $3 million in dollar volume to unbanked individuals who will be making purchases in the United States.

Please let me know any contact or source you can point me to regarding the issuance of prepaid debit.

Rich Reid, Vista Business Services


The following organizations should be able to lead you to companies that can help with prepaid card issuing:

Also, The Prepaid Press Expo (tpp Expo) will take place in Las Vegas in August 2016. If you can make it there, the networking opportunities on the exhibit floor and elsewhere during the show are likely to connect you with providers qualified to help you. The show's website is

In addition, our archives contain articles that may be of use to you. The search function, which can be accessed from the left-hand column of our home page,, isn't Google; it searches only for the exact words or phrases you enter. I suggest entering variations on "prepaid debit card," "issuing," "program," etc., in the fields provided.

I hope this information is of use to you and wish you and your client the best of luck in finding a provider.


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Do you have a point to make about payments or a bone to pick about current industry practices? Have you discovered something helpful you'd like to share with your peers? Do you have questions for us or ideas for future articles? We want to hear all about it, so send us an email at And when you have news to share, please send your press releases to We post releases on our home page throughout each work day.

Notice to readers: These are archived articles. Contact names or information may be out of date. We regret any inconvenience.

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