Additionally, Green Dot Corporation (NYSE:GDOT)’s operating revenue comes mainly from its prepaid financial services sold through retail partners, with a whopping 62% from Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT), and another 20% from the next three largest partners. Green Dot Corporation (NYSE:GDOT)’s GoBank is a new segment for the company, and one that it can experiment with while funding it from its positive free cash flow traditional prepaid business.
Worth a shot
Launching a new financial service means enticing customers to switch over, and using a pay-what-you-want model could be very enticing even if it seems like a gimmick. It seems this model is best paired with a charitable cause, and being online instead of face-to-face with social pressure may even further hurt GoBank’s monthly fee take, but for a new start-up, it’s probably worth the risk.
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