Paybefore Awards: AccountNow® and MoneyGram® Named

Named Winner

SAN RAMON, CA, February 03, 2010 – Paybefore has chosen MoneyGram AccountNow Prepaid Visa Debit Card as a Paybefore Awards winner in the Best Third-Party Prepaid Product Retail Program. Paybefore Awards, now in their fourth year, are the most prestigious recognition of excellence in the worldwide prepaid and stored value card industry. They are presented annually by Prepaid Media, whose Paybefore publications are the leading source of industry information for the global prepaid community.

"AccountNow is proud to have built this product with a great partner with a great brand. We look forward to continuing to work with MoneyGram to provide additional innovative services to prepaid customers." said James G. Jones, Chief Executive Officer of AccountNow.

"We're pleased to be selected for this award that recognizes our enhanced product offering for retailers," said Tim Summers, general manager of consumer products – Americas. "We've been in the marketplace about six months and hundreds of agents are offering the cards. While these cards are available at select locations, they can be reloaded across our network of 40,000 U.S. agent locations."

MoneyGram AccountNow Prepaid Visa Debit Card was selected by a panel of five industry experts who served as judges for this year's competition. A record number of entries from around the world were received.

"Paybefore applauds the leaders in our industry who are applying the flexibility and appeal of prepaid to innovate on behalf of consumers, governments and businesses," said Marilyn Bochicchio, Paybefore CEO and chair of the judging panel.

"AccountNow and MoneyGram has distinguished itself in a tough field of competition," she continued. "We are proud to recognize its contributions to advancing the use of prepaid products."

The MoneyGram AccountNow Prepaid Visa Debit Card Program was launched in August 2009 to provide a new MoneyGram, AccountNow and Visa-branded prepaid card at select MoneyGram agent locations, replacing their previous prepaid card program. As the program manager and a leader in the prepaid market, AccountNow brings to the partnership expertise in best practices for customer service, customer retention and marketing of prepaid cards. AccountNow's prepaid offering is the perfect addition to MoneyGram's extensive suite of products serving underbanked consumers with a low-cost and convenient way to complete financial transactions such as bill payment and money transfer.

MoneyGram AccountNow Prepaid Visa Debit Card now will vie for best-in-category distinction, which will be announced during the Paybefore Awards ceremony on Feb. 22 at the Prepaid Expo USA (www.prepaidexpousa.com).

About AccountNow, Inc.
AccountNow, headquartered in San Ramon, California, is a leading provider of financial solutions for the 40 million US consumers who do not have established credit or traditional banking relationships. AccountNow's money saving offers give consumers an alternative to traditional checking accounts by providing access to financial products and payment systems, including MasterCard and Visa prepaid cards, Pay Anyone Bill Payment, and FDIC-insured deposits. AccountNow's prepaid MasterCard cards are issued by MetaBank: (NASDAQ NM: CASH) and AccountNow's Prepaid Visa Cards are issued by Palm Desert National Bank. Visit AccountNow online at www.accountnow.com or www.accountnowvisa.com. For investor relations, 925.498.1827

About MoneyGram International:
MoneyGram International offers more control and more choices for people separated from friends and family by distance or those with limited bank relationships to meet their financial needs. A leading global provider of money transfer services, MoneyGram International helps consumers to safely send money around the world with funds arriving at available agent locations in as little as 10 minutes. Its global network is comprised of 186,000 agent locations in more than 190 countries and territories. MoneyGram's convenient and reliable network includes retailers, international post offices and financial institutions. To learn more about money transfer at an agent location, please visit www.moneygram.com or follow us on Facebook.

About MetaBank®:
MetaBank is a federally-chartered savings bank regulated by the Office of Thrift Supervision. Meta Financial Group, Inc.® is the holding company for MetaBank, Meta Payment Systems®, and Meta Trust Company®. For more information visit www.bankmeta.com.

About Paybefore:
Paybefore is the leading information provider to prepaid and stored value industry professionals, offering the latest news, commentary and analysis. Paybefore's family of industry publications include: Paybefore.comTM, a searchable online information portal; Paybefore NewsTM, daily news briefs delivered electronically; Paybefore News InternationalTM, a weekly compilation of prepaid news and events from outside the United States; Paybefore UpdateTM, a downloadable enewsletter delivered 20 times a year; Paybefore LegalTM, a downloadable enewsletter covering the legislative, regulatory and judicial developments in prepaid, as well as feature articles by leading attorneys in the field; Paybefore MagazineTM, a biannual print publication highlighting the best of Paybefore; and Paybefore Buyer's GuideTM, available online and in print. Visit us at www.paybefore.com.

Follow Us:

AccountNow Facebook

AccountNow Twitter



""
-

No Credit Check
$15 Direct Deposit Bonus§






Visa Logo- AccountNow Prepaid Visa
Verisign
AccountNow, Inc. is a BBB Accredited Financial Service in San Ramon, CA


© 2017 Green Dot Corporation. New cards are provided by Green Dot Corporation, a member service provider for Green Dot Bank, and issued by Green Dot Bank, Member FDIC, pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A. Inc. Green Dot is a registered trademark of Green Dot Corporation.  Green Dot Bank operates under the following registered trade names: GoBank, Green Dot Bank and Bonneville Bank. All of these registered trade names are used by, and refer to, a single FDIC-insured bank, Green Dot Bank. Deposits under any of these trade names are deposits with Green Dot Bank and are aggregated for deposit insurance coverage. For existing card accounts, please see back of card or log in to your account to see the card issuer.

*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, social security number 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. Approval is subject to identity verification, as well as and other fraud prevention measures.

**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 www.visa.com/security.

§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 in qualifying deposits per month via recurring direct deposit in two or more consecutive months. Bonus must be redeemed by phone at 877-553-3767 within 30 days of meeting qualifications. Please see help for eligibility and redemption requirements.

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

This is not a credit card. Subject to ID verification.

Ingo Money is a service provided by First Century Bank, N.A. and Ingo Money, Inc., subject to the First Century Bank and Ingo Money Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy. Approval usually takes 3 to 5 minutes but can take up to one hour. All checks are subject to approval for funding in Ingo Money’s sole discretion. Fees apply for approved Money in Minutes transactions funded to your card or account. Unapproved checks will not be funded to your card or account. Ingo Money reserves the right to recover losses resulting from illegal or fraudulent use of the Ingo Money Service. Your wireless carrier may charge a fee for data usage. Additional transaction fees, costs, terms and conditions may be associated with the funding and use of your card or account. See your Cardholder or Account Agreement for details. Apple, the Apple logo, and iPhone are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc. Google, Android and Google Play are trademarks of Google Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.