US Dept of the Treasury Direct Express Debit Mastercard Card

Posted by newsinfusion on Jul. 21, 2009

For more info visit www.newsinfusion.comWashington, D.C. (July 21, 2009) – One year after introducing a low-cost prepaid debit card option for Social Security check recipients, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Financial Management Service (FMS) reports that more than half a million Americans have signed up for the Direct Express® Debit MasterCard®. According to a new survey of cardholders, 95 percent say they are satisfied with the card and 86 percent say they would recommend it to family members or friends who receive a federal benefit payment.“Millions of senior citizens, people with disabilities and other Americans who lack access to traditional banking services now have a safer, more convenient way to receive their federal benefit payments than paper checks,” says FMS Commissioner David Lebryk. “In its first year, the Direct Express® card has helped to bring hundreds of thousands of Americans into the financial mainstream. With this card, people now have a lower-cost alternative to visiting ...

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