Tag Archives: underbanked
Plenty of journalists write about the unbanked and underbanked markets, but how well do these writers really understand the hardships regularly confronting those households who are excluded from traditional banking and financial services? To help these journalists and others gain a better understanding of what daily life is like for many of the unbanked, the […]
We’re back from the CFSI/American Banker EMERGE Conference in Los Angeles. EMERGE is the new name for CFSI’s Underbanked Conference, an event dedicated to exploring the needs of households who manage their finances outside of traditional institutions such as banks and credit unions. We saw evidence of lots of innovation at the conference. For example, […]
Some of the brightest minds in banking will be discussing the unbanked and underbanked market at this week’s EMERGE Conference in Los Angeles. To remind our readers of the potential of this market, we’ve compiled this infographic.
Prepaid cards are poised for dramatic growth, according to a recent study from MasterCard. Worldwide, the market for prepaid cards is projected to nearly quadruple from $210 billion in 2010 to $822 billion in 2017. That’s an impressive 22% CAGR. The US had 73% of the prepaid card market in 2010. That share will likely […]
It’s no secret that, especially since the recession, many American households are managing their finances without traditional bank accounts. According to the FDIC’s most recent survey of American households, nearly a third of American households are “unbanked” or “underbanked.” Here’s how the FDIC defines these terms. Unbanked households have neither a checking account nor a […]