Morgan Hill, California and Santa Monica, California, USA (PRWEB) January 15, 2014
The Thomas Kinkade Company, publisher of the Thomas Kinkade artwork collection, today announced a strategic partnership with the prepaid debit card provider CARD.com to bring a new line of branded Visa® debit cards to the U.S. market—all featuring the quaint and majestic scenery made famous by the brilliant painter. Users can sign up for a Thomas Kinkade prepaid card online here: http://card.cm/1l5CYlX.
CARD.com believes that everyone should have a fair, fun and fashionable online alternative to traditional banks. CARD.com prepaid debit cards can be used everywhere Visa or MasterCard is accepted. The growing trend in prepaid cards is increasingly embraced by leading financial institutions such as Chase and American Express, and retailers such as Wal-Mart, 7-Eleven and Walgreens. These are not gift cards, but rather bank-issued, fraud-protected, FDIC-insured debit cards with a user-friendly online banking experience. CARD.com Prepaid Cards include 55,000 in-network ATMs, free direct deposit, and free check deposit via the company’s highly intuitive mobile app.
“Consumers make purchasing choices every day, from what to buy, to their method of payment, and Card.com provides an opportunity to personalize the experience with 16 different Thomas Kinkade images on prepaid debit cards,” said Kristen Barthelman, Director of Licensing at The Thomas Kinkade Company. “We are excited to open this opportunity to Thomas Kinkade collectors, and this partnership gives consumers the option to now have a portrait on their card that represents their artistic passion.”
“This alliance gives Thomas Kinkade enthusiasts an entirely new way to pay," said CEO and co-founder of Card.com, Ben Katz. “People are looking for a new way to bank, free of the traditional banking system. We’re here to give them what they want.” Katz continues, “Our goal is to provide an easy-to-use, affordable banking experience that reflects the individual affinities of consumers.”
The Thomas Kinkade debit card can be used everywhere Visa is accepted, it is 100% FDIC insured and offers a fully featured online banking experience, just like traditional branch banking—but without any overdraft or late fees.
About The Thomas Kinkade Company
The Thomas Kinkade Company publishes the work of Thomas Kinkade and distributes his art and related collectibles through independently owned galleries worldwide, an extensive network of branded and licensed dealers, and strategic marketing relationships with more than 70 licensees. The company's primary products are canvas and paper reproductions that feature Mr. Kinkade's artistic unique use of light and his peaceful and inspiring themes. Mr. Kinkade, known as the "Painter of Light™," is the most successful and most collected artist in U.S. history. For more information, please visit the Company's website at http://www.ThomasKinkade.com.
CARD.com is on a mission to make prepaid cards simple and fun. We’re revamping personal finance with the aim of creating financial products that speak to the passions of consumers while providing a banking alternative that fits seamlessly into today’s mobile lifestyles. CARD Corporation's Board of Advisors include QED Investors' Nigel Morris (co-founder of Capital One), Sandy Grushow (past Chairman of Fox Television), and Raja Doddala (New Business Ventures at 7-Eleven). For more information visit: CARD.com