CINCINNATI, March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As critics continue to knock the prepaid debit card industry and its perceived high fees, today users of The Prepaid Visa® RushCard are speaking out on the contrary. In its Money Management Pages Survey commissioned earlier this month, RushCard members reveal that using their prepaid debit cards and its money management tools and features is helping them save a substantial amount of money each year.
More notably, the results from the survey continue to show that members are saving by using their RushCard. Of those surveyed, 75 percent report they are saving between $300-$900 a year by using the money management pages, where members set their spending levels in 14 categories - including auto, dining, health and fitness, and utilities. There, they can review their recent spending data regularly in each category, track their spending and monitor their deposit and balance trends to achieve their financial goals.
Fifty-two percent strongly agree the pages have helped them save money, up from 41% in 2009. Also, since 2009, more members are using the money management pages; in fact 75% of RushCard members use their free money management tools with 41% using them weekly or more often.
"The results from this survey reinforce the value we bring to customers who are leaving traditional banks and those who are locked out because they cannot afford to maintain costly checking accounts," said Russell Simmons, RushCard's Founder.
When it comes to sticking to their budget, 54% of survey respondents strongly agree that RushCard's money management pages have helped them stick to their budget; up from 44% in 2009.
"Our members continue to rely on their RushCard to manage all of their finances, and that habit is allowing them to save money at a time when the price of gasoline, food and other necessities is ever-rising," said Ram Palaniappan, president of RushCard. "We do extensive research to understand our members and to provide services that allow them financial freedom."
For information about the RushCard, please visit www.rushcard.com, or call our toll-free member services line at 1 (866) RUSHCARD.
About UniRush LLC
Headquartered in Cincinnati, UniRush LLC was created to offer the over 60 million Americans without access to a traditional banking relationship an array of basic financial services via the Prepaid Visa RushCard. Benefits of the program include direct deposit, the ability to withdraw funds at over 850,000 ATMs globally, the ability to use the card wherever Visa debit cards are accepted and free 24/7 customer service. For more information about UniRush and RushCard visit www.rushcard.com.
SOURCE UniRush LLC