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A survey of 840 adults who suffer in chronic pain by the National Pain Report shows that a stunning 63% are unable to secure credit. This has far-reaching consequences for pain sufferers.
According to experts, the most common issues people without credit experience include:
- High interest on credit cards and loans (if they can even be secured)
- Challenges getting approved for renting an apartment
- Challenges getting cell phone contracts
- Difficulty getting a job
- Inability to get utilities, like electricity, gas or propane
- Getting insurance (car, or life)
“The inability to secure credit brings a long list of challenges, particularly for those who also suffer with medical conditions, like pain,” said Jim Shanahan, President and CEO of Prepaidian, Inc. “You may be unable to get a checking account, or pay exorbitant fees on those accounts, in addition to trying to manage medical bills,” he added.
“National Pain Report partnered with Prepaidian, Inc. to develop a financial product that will help our readers who face financial troubles,” said Geoff Sims, Vice President of National Pain Report. “The National Pain Report Fight the Pain Visa® Prepaid Debit Card is intended to help those who are unable to secure credit while simultaneously raising awareness about pain,” Sims added.
The National Pain Report Fight the Pain Visa Prepaid Debit Card is issued by MetaBank® Member FDIC, pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A. Inc.