AccountNow® Upgrades First California Bank Issued

nFinanSe Prepaid Cards to READYdebit® Gold Visa®

Prepaid Cards

Only cards issued by First California Bank are affected

SAN RAMON, CA, August 16, 2013 – AccountNow, Inc. CEO Jim Jones today announced that effective October 1, 2013 prepaid cards originally issued by First California Bank will become inoperable. To ease the customer’s transition to new upgraded products, customers with nFinanSe branded cards have been offered a new replacement READYdebit Gold Visa Prepaid Card sponsored by MetaBankTM.

"First California Bank issued prepaid cards will become inoperable October first, so we want to make it as seamless as possible for our customers to transition to their new cards," said Jim Jones. "We mailed all active customers an upgraded READYdebit Gold Visa card and instructions on what they need to do to continue to enjoy the benefits of our prepaid products," he said.

Attention nFinanSe Visa Prepaid Card Customers (See back of card. Only cards issued by First California Bank are affected.):

For uninterrupted service, activate and use the card you received in the mail. If you did not receive a card, please call 1-866-493-4483 immediately to get a new card, or go to any participating retail store for a new READYdebit Gold Visa card. You can also visit to find a location near you. If you are currently enrolled in direct deposit loads such as payroll, tax refunds, or benefits proceeds, or have recurring payments, please transfer these to your new card account before October 1, 2013 as the existing account will be closed. Use your remaining balance before October 1, 2013. Value loads cannot be made to your existing nFinanSe card through nFinanSe "Top Up" Pack or Money Gram® after September 2, 2013.

"Customers should be treated well, that's our most important job," said Jim Jones. "We regret any inconvenience this change may cause and will do our utmost to make sure every customer is pleased with their new card," he said.

About AccountNow,Inc.
AccountNow, Inc.,, headquartered in San Ramon, California, is a leading provider of financial solutions for consumers who choose not to have a traditional banking relationship. AccountNow gives consumers an alternative to traditional checking accounts and access to the financial and payments systems, including Visa® and MasterCard® prepaid cards, and Pay Anyone Bill Payment. Funds are FDIC insured through the issuing bank. For more information, please visit For media inquiries, please contact

About MetaBankTM
MetaBankTM is a federally-chartered savings bank headquartered in Storm Lake, Iowa. Meta Financial Group, Inc.® is the holding company for MetaBank and its Meta Payment Systems (MPS) division, based in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. MPS is a recognized leader in the prepaid card industry and provides innovative payment solutions delivered nationally in collaboration with market-leading partners. MPS focuses on offering specific product solutions in the following areas: prepaid cards, credit products, ATM sponsorship and ACH origination. Meta Financial Group is traded on the NASDAQ Global Market®: CASH. For more information visit

The READYdebit Gold Visa Prepaid Card is issued by MetaBank, Member FDIC, pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A. Inc. and can be used everywhere Visa debit cards are accepted.

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AccountNow Gold Visa Prepaid Cards and AccountNow Prepaid Visa Cards are issued by The Bancorp Bank or MetaBankTM pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A. Inc. and can be used everywhere Visa debit cards are accepted.

The AccountNow Prepaid MasterCard (Classic) is issued by MetaBank pursuant to license from MasterCard International Incorporated and may be used everywhere Debit MasterCard is accepted. MasterCard and the MasterCard Brand Mark are registered trademarks of MasterCard International Incorporated.

Funds are FDIC insured through the Issuer to at least $250,000. Please see the back of your card for its issuing bank. The Bancorp Bank and MetaBank, Members FDIC.

*IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT PROCEDURES FOR OPENING A NEW CARD ACCOUNT: To help the government fight the funding of terrorism and money laundering activities, federal law requires all financial institutions to obtain, verify, and record information that identifies each person who opens a Card Account. What this means for you: When you open a Card Account, we will ask for your name, address, date of birth, and other information that will allow us to identify you. We may also ask to see a copy of your driver’s license or other identifying documents.

**The Visa Zero Liability policy covers U.S. issued cards only and does not apply to ATM transactions, PIN transactions not processed by Visa, or other certain commercial card transactions. Cardholder must notify issuer promptly of any unauthorized use. Consult issuer for additional details or visit

***Conditions and exceptions apply – see Cardholder Agreement.

§ This offer is available to all AccountNow Gold Visa Prepaid Card customers. To qualify for the $15 direct deposit bonus, within 6 months after being approved to receive a card, you must deposit at least $500 per month via recurring direct deposit in two or more consecutive months. See for additional direct deposit and bonus eligibility requirements.

There is no additional charge for this feature. Fees apply to your use of the prepaid card. See your Cardholder Agreement for fees, terms and conditions.

Applies to customers with prepaid cards issued by The Bancorp Bank with recurring direct deposits, and will be effective after the second direct deposit is received. Faster access to funds is based on comparison of traditional banking policies versus eligible electronic direct deposit. Direct deposit and early deposit capability is subject to payer’s support of the feature and timing of payer’s funding. MetaBank is not associated in any way with this offer and does not endorse or sponsor this offer.

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