Posted by Quang Nguyen
Many colleges have tightened rules on credit-card marketing on campus in order to discourage students from racking up huge amounts of debt. Now another kind of card is being pushed on campus -- with its own set of issues.
This fall, financial-services companies are focusing more of their campus marketing on "prepaid debit cards," which work like standard debit cards except that they aren't linked to a traditional checking account. Among the issuers aggressively marketing their cards this year: U.S. Bancorp and Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
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