An overwhelming majority of consumers are willing to pay a fee to use stored value cards, according to a study by Carmody & Bloom Inc., Ridgewood, N.J.

Of 400 adults interviewed, 90% were receptive to fees for prepaid cards, which can be loaded with value and debited on each transaction. Current uses include train fares and phone calls, and many banks are exploring ways to offer the cards for promotional purposes or as an electronic alternative to cash.

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