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Direct Express® Fact Sheet

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Direct Express® Fact Sheet

Effective Financial Education: Five Principles and How to Use Them (CFPB)

Our colleagues at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) have, like us, a keen interest in financial education. Over its...
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Effective Financial Education: Five Principles and How to Use Them (CFPB)

Interview with Fiscal Service Commissioner Tim Gribben (fiscal.treasury.gov)

Timothy E. Gribben, Commissioner of the US Treasury Department’s Bureau of the Fiscal Service, was recently interviewed for a blog...
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Interview with Fiscal Service Commissioner Tim Gribben (fiscal.treasury.gov)

New Financial Education Module – Social Media Scams

The Direct Express® Financial Education Center empowers beneficiaries with education, helping to improve the financial future of cardholders and their...
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New Financial Education Module – Social Media Scams

Financial Inclusion, Digital Payments, and Resilience (World Bank)

Data from the World Bank’s Global Findex Survey 2021, indicate there has been recent growth in the use of accounts...
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Financial Inclusion, Digital Payments, and Resilience (World Bank)

Cardholder Survey Shows Satisfaction, Ongoing Impact of Pandemic

The latest survey of Direct Express® cardholders, carried out in 2021, tracks levels of satisfaction with Direct Express® and the...
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Cardholder Survey Shows Satisfaction, Ongoing Impact of Pandemic

Government Prepaid Card Funds Increased 200% During Pandemic (Financial Health Network)

The Financial Health Network (FHN) recently released its 2022 Fin Health Spend Report, examining how households in America managed their...
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Government Prepaid Card Funds Increased 200% During Pandemic (Financial Health Network)

The Impact of Inflation on Direct Express® Cardholder Finances

With the highest inflation levels since 1990 and a 6.2% increase in prices for consumer goods, Americans are expressing concern...
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The Impact of Inflation on Direct Express® Cardholder Finances

Brookings: Can Treasury Accounts Drive Financial Inclusion?

A recent report issued by The Brookings Institution caught our eye, due to its discussion of the US Department of...
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Brookings: Can Treasury Accounts Drive Financial Inclusion?

Financial Capability Month and the Direct Express® Financial Education Center

Did you know that 40% of American adults cannot afford a $400 emergency expense? For those consumers not prepared for...
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Financial Capability Month and the Direct Express® Financial Education Center

Focus on…MYMONEY.GOV (Financial Capability Month)

As we enter Financial Literacy Month, we are taking a look at the mymoney.gov financial capability website. The US Government’s...
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Focus on…MYMONEY.GOV (Financial Capability Month)

Direct Express® Fact Sheet (NEW)

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Direct Express® Fact Sheet (NEW)

New Financial Education Modules – Managing Finances Through Difficult Times

The Direct Express® Financial Education Center empowers beneficiaries with education, helping to  improve  the financial futures of cardholders and their...
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New Financial Education Modules – Managing Finances Through Difficult Times

Direct Express® Brings Biometric Access to Smartphone App

It is estimated that more than 80 percent of Direct Express® beneficiaries own a smartphone.  These Direct Express® cardholders  now...
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Direct Express® Brings Biometric Access to Smartphone App

UPCOMING WEBINAR: How Direct Express® Impacts the Lives of Millions of Unbanked Americans

SAVE THE DATE: February 8, 2022 at 1 pm ET. REGISTER HERE The Direct Express® Debit Mastercard has been helping...
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UPCOMING WEBINAR: How Direct Express® Impacts the Lives of Millions of Unbanked Americans

Financial Education for Direct Express® Card Holders

Providing millions of Americans with convenient and safe access to their federal benefits is a mission of the Direct Express®...
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Financial Education for Direct Express® Card Holders

Honoring Our Veterans

Every year we are reminded that large numbers of Military Veterans receive their benefits payments from both Veterans Affairs and...
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Honoring Our Veterans

Building an Inclusive Financial System (Aspen Institute)

A recent paper from the Aspen Institute caught the eye of the Direct Express® team due to its focus on...
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Building an Inclusive Financial System (Aspen Institute)

The Card Works Like a Dream [VIDEO]

We're revisiting some of the videos we made of cardholders talking about their Direct Express® card, how they use it...
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The Card Works Like a Dream [VIDEO]

Understanding the Schedule for Social Security Benefit Payments

Every year the Social Security Administration issues a publication laying out the Schedule of Social Security payments for the year....
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Understanding the Schedule for Social Security Benefit Payments

Stories

THESE STORIES FEATURE REAL DIRECT EXPRESS® CARDHOLDERS WHO HAVE GRANTED THEIR PERMISSION FOR THEIR PICTURES, QUOTES AND STORY TO APPEAR ON THIS SITE. THE DIRECT EXPRESS® TEAM NEVER SHARES PERSONAL INFORMATION WITHOUT EXPLICIT PERMISSION OF THE CARDHOLDER.

Cardholder Story #2 Garry, Florida [VIDEO]

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“I’m a Navy and Vietnam veteran. I’ve received the card for about six years now. The card saves time. It’s more convenient – I don’t carry cash because I’ve gotten used to carrying the Direct Express® card – so I really don’t need [cash]” A Better Budgeting Tool

Cardholder Story #3 Elizabeth, Florida [VIDEO]

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“I’m retired and have a disability and a supplemental insurance payment that comes [on the Direct Express® card]. This card helps me a lot. It makes so many times in the month when I don’t have to worry about having cash, or getting cash where it needs to be on time.” Confidence, Comfort & Convenience

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Direct Express® Glossary of Terms
Direct Express® Fact Sheet (2022)
FDIC Unbanked Survey 2017
US Financial Health Pulse 2019 Trends Report
“Using my Direct Express® card helps me to budget my money and keep track of it more efficiently”

Rosalind, Pennsylvania
Cardholder
“The card saves time. It’s more convenient – I don’t carry cash because I’ve gotten used to carrying the Direct Express® card”

Garry, Florida
Cardholder
“I don’t have to worry about having cash, or getting cash where it needs to be on time”

Elizabeth, Florida
Cardholder

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