MasterCard® Prepaid

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Convenient and simple payments—that's what consumers want. And by accepting and selling MasterCard Prepaid Cards, you'll not only give your customers that, but you'll open your business to an ever-widening population of prepaid cardholders—from gift-givers, travelers, corporate and public sector employees, to those who don't have access to traditional banking services. MasterCard Prepaid Cards enable you to enter new market segments, create new customer relationships, generate more revenue, and, of course, grow your business.

U.S. consumers are projected to spend over $50,000,000,000 in 2015 at retail locations using gift, travel, and everyday prepaid cards. Globally, that consumer spend estimate is almost $100,000,000,0001. And prepaid card usage is also growing in corporate gift and incentive, payroll, and healthcare segments. In fact, the projected total amount spent using closed loop prepaid cards is expected to top $562,000,000,000 globally in 2015.

A CARD FOR EVERY TYPE OF CUSTOMER

Everyday Prepaid Cards: An affordable and effective way for consumers who don't have basic banking services to shop, pay bills and manage spending effectively. (Worldwide, the number of people without access to traditional banking services is estimated to be 3.3 billion adults.2) They're easy to get and easy to use with no credit check required, and they're accepted everywhere Debit MasterCard is accepted. And if the card is lost or stolen, cardholders are protected from unauthorized purchases with Zero Liability*. In addition, cardholders can have their paychecks directly deposited to their Everyday prepaid card to make paying bills and managing expenses easier.

PrePaid Gift Cards: Make choosing the perfect gift easier for your customers. Most people prefer a prepaid gift card to a traditional gift of equal value. In fact, 4 out of 5 consumers prefer a $100 gift card over a traditional gif of the same value3.

Travel Cards: The safe and convenient alternative to cash and travelers' checks, they're accepted at millions of locations worldwide, wherever MasterCard cards are accepted. If the cards are lost or stolen, cardholders are protected from unauthorized purchases with Zero Liability. In addition, cardholders are also protected with the emergency cash advance or card replacement feature.

MasterCard® rePower™ Load Network: A service that enables consumers to add money to eligible MasterCard or Maestro® prepaid cards at any of the thousands of participating retailer locations throughout the U.S. (To find a location, go to www.mastercard.com/repower.)

MasterCard Prepaid Payroll Card: A cost-effective way to pay employees who don't have access to traditional banking services.

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For more information about MasterCard prepaid cards, contact your MasterCard representative.

1PSE, Boston Consulting Group, May 2008; Research commissioned by MasterCard
2CIA World Fact Book; Celent LLC; The Future of Debit Cards: A Global Perspective, June 2004
3MasterCard Prepaid Gift Card Survey — Quantitative Research Report, November 2005

*Card registration required. Certain exceptions apply.

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