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Financial management tools and consumer confidence: chase blueprint

On March 10, 2015, the Payment Cards Center hosted a workshop on the development and performance of Blueprint, a set of money management features developed by JPMorgan Chase & Co. (Chase) and available with several of Chase?s credit cards. The workshop featured presentations by Thomas O?Donnell, managing director of Chase Consumer and Community Banking Quality, and Florian Egg-Krings, general manager of the Slate and Blueprint portfolios. O?Donnell discussed the development of Blueprint, a process that began during the financial crisis and the Great Recession of 2007?2009. Egg-Krings then ...
Consumer Finance Institute discussion papers , Paper 15-4

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The electronification of transit fare payments: Examining the case for partnership the case for partnerships between payments firms and transit agencies

Several of the nation?s largest payment-card-issuing banks are working with public transit agencies to enable consumers to pay fares by using payment cards, and more such partnerships may be on the horizon. On April 23, 2009, the Payment Cards Center of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia hosted a workshop to discuss the potential adoption of electronic payments by transit agencies from the perspectives of several subject matter experts from J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. James Lock, vice president and senior advisor, Treasury Services Global Advisory Solutions group; Jameson Troutman, strategy ...
Consumer Finance Institute discussion papers , Paper 11-02

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Prepaid cards: vulnerable to money laundering?

This paper discusses the potential money laundering threat that prepaid cards face as they enter the mainstream of consumer payments. Over the past year, several government agencies have issued reports describing the threat to the U.S. financial system, including the use of prepaid cards by money launderers. Also, this paper incorporates the presentations made at a workshop hosted by the Payment Cards Center at which Patrice Motz, executive vice president, Premier Compliance Solutions, and Paul Silverstein, executive vice president, Epoch Data Inc., led discussions. These two leading ...
Consumer Finance Institute discussion papers , Paper 07-02

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Consumer bankruptcy: how unsecured lenders fare

On September 8, 2003, the Payment Cards Center of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia hosted a workshop on consumer bankruptcy and its effect on unsecured lenders. Professor Melissa Jacoby of Temple University?s School of Law led the workshop. A leading bankruptcy scholar, Jacoby described the current bankruptcy system and the potential impact of Chapter 7 reforms on the rights of unsecured creditors. This paper summarizes Jacoby?s presentation and the ensuing discussion. It offers a brief overview of consumer bankruptcy and the rights of unsecured creditors that lend money to ...
Consumer Finance Institute discussion papers , Paper 03-17

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The merchant-acquiring side of the payment card industry; structure, operations, and challenges

On January 19, 2007, the Payment Cards Center of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia sponsored a workshop led by Marc Abbey, managing partner at First Annapolis Consulting, to discuss the merchant-acquiring side of the payment cards industry. Abbey described the often overlooked acquiring industry as a dynamic growth business that is an integral part of the payment cards industry. He outlined several factors that have affected the evolution of the industry and described the current state of industry dynamics in terms of growth, competition, and business economics. In addition, Abbey ...
Consumer Finance Institute discussion papers , Paper 07-12

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Theory of credit card networks: a survey of the literature

Credit cards provide benefits to consumers and merchants not provided by other payment instruments as evidenced by their explosive growth in the number and value of transactions over the last 20 years. Recently, credit card networks have come under scrutiny from regulators and antitrust authorities around the world. The costs and benefits of credit cards to network participants are discussed. Focusing on interrelated bilateral transactions, several theoretical models have been constructed to study the implications of several business practices of credit card networks. The results and ...
Consumer Finance Institute discussion papers , Paper 03-09

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A panel discussion on dynamics in the consumer credit counseling service industry

On July 20, 2001 the Payment Cards Center of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia sponsored a workshop on the consumer credit counseling service industry. Leading the moderated discussion were four senior executives from regional credit counseling firms associated with the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC). Jerome Johnson, president and CEO and Ghyll Theurer, program manager represented the Consumer Credit Counseling Service (CCCS) of South Jersey, a program of Family Service Association. James Godfrey, executive vice president, Consumer Credit Counseling Service (CCCS) of ...
Consumer Finance Institute discussion papers , Paper 01-04

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What Explains the Post–2011 Trends of Longer Maturities and Rising Default Rates on Auto Loans?

This paper quantifies relationships of long-term auto borrowing and auto-loan default to observable borrower characteristics and economic variables. We also quantify the residual components of the trends in long-term borrowing and delinquency not attributable to identifiable factors. Second, our paper provides new evidence on the relationship between longer-term borrowing and auto-loan default risk. We find that observable factors associated with the choice of a long loan term usually indicate an increased risk of default. We also find that the increasing share of long-term loans and the ...
Consumer Finance Institute discussion papers , Paper 20-02

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Measuring U.S. credit card borrowing: an analysis of the G.19's estimate of consumer revolving credit

This paper describes the Federal Reserve System?s monthly estimate of revolving consumer credit as published in the G.19 statistical release. It analyzes the source data, sampling methods, and calculations on which this estimate currently relies. In addition, it proposes a framework for analyzing the revolving credit statistic and suggests modifications to how the estimate is calculated and presented. The paper concludes that the revolving credit estimate is highly accurate and proposes that the System consider five modifications that would improve its usefulness to researchers.
Consumer Finance Institute discussion papers , Paper 06-03

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Innovation at the point of sale

On February 27, 2003, the Payment Cards Center of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia sponsored a conference to examine a variety of new payments options available to consumers paying for goods and services at the point of sale. The conference included diverse representation from the payments industry and Federal Reserve staff. ; Conference presentations and discussions focused on current and prospective payments innovations and their implications for payments providers, merchants, and consumers. The need for alignment among these three parties as an essential condition for the success ...
Consumer Finance Institute discussion papers , Paper 03-10

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