Will the new Walmart American Express Bluebird card offer “check-writing” options?

I picked up on this interesting mention about the new Walmart American Express Bluebird prepaid card, disclosing plans to add “check-writing capabilities” in 2013-Q1.

Prepaid cards also are not subject to the same consumer-protection requirements that other bank-issued debit cards are, though many prepaid-card providers, including American Express, say they proactively offer those protections to customers. Most prepaid cards also do not come with checking accounts, though American Express and Wal-Mart executives said they are planning to add check-writing capabilities and additional deposit options potentially in the first quarter of next year.

Read more: http://www.foxbusiness.com/news/2012/10/08/american-express-and-wal-mart-team-up-for-prepaid-card