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 www.READYdebitgold.com 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.
AccountNow, Inc., www.accountnow.com, 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 www.accountnow.com. For media inquiries, please contact
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 www.metapay.com.
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.