Gift cards ranked as the third most desirable category on consumers' wishlist
11/01/05 - According to a recent holiday spending survey from the National Retail Federation (NRF), gift cards ranked as the third most desirable category on consumers' wishlist after CDs/DVDs and clothing. (CNNMoney)
Unused gift cards deliver $43 million to Home Depot
06/10/05 - The huge profitability of gift cards to American retailers became clearer than ever June 2, when The Home Depot Inc. said it has taken in $43 million in income from gift cards that are unlikely to be redeemed. (Atlanta Business Journal)
Prepaid cards: How are they regulated?
06/02/04 - Presentation from Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. (PDF file)
Businesses poised to lose billions in unclaimed property audits
02/24/04 - Unclaimed property is the unwanted stepchild of the tax arena if for no other reason than it's not a tax at all. It is an area, however, that falls into the laps of tax departments because of its tax-like compliance nature. With states seeking new avenues of revenue, unclaimed property audits are on the rise.