Meta continues support of Gallup HOPE Index

In support of our mission to promote financial inclusion for everyone, Meta has made another donation to the Gallup-Operation HOPE Financial Literacy Index. Meta is a founding member of the organization and has already committed over $250,000 to launch this powerful resource for financial education.

The survey will poll more than 30 million American students to identify wellbeing, engagement, hope and economic energy. The results will help educators factor in the voices of students when tailoring education curriculum and determining schooling interventions.

"Operation HOPE has always worked to empower the underserved," said John Hope Bryant, HOPE Founder, Chairman and CEO. "The creation of the Gallup-HOPE Index demonstrates HOPE's commitment towards cutting edge solutions, the Index will help America to stay ahead of the curve and overcome challenges."

For more information about the Gallup-Operation HOPE Financial Literacy Index, visit


Meta's President, Brad Hanson featured in Paybefore article

The fall 2011 issue of Paybefore magazine published an exclusive interview with Meta’s president, Brad Hanson, titled “Meta Bouncing Back: Drawing on Past Challenges to Forge a Robust Future.” Marilyn Bochicchio, CEO of Paybefore, interviewed Brad about recent regulatory events that have influenced the way Meta, and the prepaid industry as a whole, do business.

The article gave a candid, in-depth view into Meta’s evolved business practices and relationships in response to increased regulatory oversight. Brad stated, “If anyone asked in October 2010, when all of this occurred, if we would have grown the business as we have and continued to be profitable in the way we have – to thrive in the face of all of this – very few would have believed it.”

As a result of this new perspective, Meta has made a point of choosing our business relationships carefully. Brad said, “Our goal, you could say, is to work with fewer but more qualified partners and to go deep with them – rather than broad with many.”

Brad also addressed Meta’s philosophy as a payment solutions company. He explained, “If it’s done right, these products provide an invaluable opportunity for the vulnerable, overlooked consumers to benefit from the kinds of mainstream financial services the rest of us take for granted. That’s what our mission to promote financial inclusion for everyone is all about.”


Meta hosted ACH event

Meta hosted the Accredited ACH Professional Testing Review sponsored by the Upper Midwest ACH Association (UMACHA) September 20-21. Thirteen individuals from the Midwest attended the review. Mary Gervais and Matt Johnson of Meta’s EFT team attended and represented Meta at the event.


MetaBank wins prestigious honor

Meta is recognized by the ICBA as one of the 400 best and highest earning community banks out of over 10,000. We were ranked #10 in return on equity in our asset size-over 500 million.

MetaBank has been recognized as a top performer by the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA). MetaBank was named to the "ICBA 400" list, based on 2010 year-end earnings. The ICBA recognizes top performers across the community banking industry in the June issue of its magazine, ICBA Independent Banker.

To view the full list, visit


Meta's Senior Vice President of Agent Products, Mick Conlin featured in Paybefore article

Meta’s Agent Bank prepaid program was featured in the top story of the April 2011 Paybefore Update. The article, titled "FIs Look to GPR Cards in Changing Market", explores the current research and strategy of how financial institutions of all sizes are offering prepaid products to their customers. Mick Conlin, Meta’s Senior Vice President of Agent Products, is interviewed and states, "When positioned as part of an overall product strategy, prepaid can help drive customer acquisition and retention strategies, reducing costs and providing more value over the life of the customer relationship."


Meta ACH

The National Automated Clearing House Association (NACHA) listed Meta among the top 50 Originators and Receivers Financial Institutions in 2010. The volumes are based on a combination of MetaBank and Meta Payment Systems transactions. A total team effort!

Visit for more information about NACHA.


Meta donates to HOPE

In the spirit of our mission to promote financial inclusion for everyone, Prepaid Expo attendees had the opportunity to partner with Meta in supporting the Gallup-Operation HOPE Financial Literacy Index. Gifts from Expo attendees combined with Meta’s contribution brought the total donation to $5,591.95.

For more information about the Gallup-Operation HOPE Financial Literacy Index, visit


Meta Payment Systems Launches New Website!

Meta Payment Systems is proud to announce the launch of the new website! The new website has new features for Program Managers, Financial Institutions and ATM ISOs.

Check out the leadership team, our payment solutions or contact us.


Make a difference for HOPE

Attendees of the 2011 Prepaid Expo will have the opportunity to join Meta is supporting the Gallup-Operation HOPE Financial Literacy Index for at-risk youth.

Visit us at Booth 401 during the Expo and donate your Prepaid Expo Gift Card to Gallup — Operation HOPE Financial Literacy Index and we’ll match it.

Hope is a beautiful thing. And it starts with you.

Thank you for making a difference.

Operation HOPE is America’s leading nonprofit provider of economic tools and services to benefit those living in underserved communities. For more information, please visit and


Meta Payment Systems is a Gold Sponsor at the 2011 Prepaid Expo

Meta Payment Systems is proud to be a Gold Sponsor at the 2011 Prepaid Expo. The Expo will take place March 6-11, 2011 in Orlando Florida.

Come meet us at Booth 401 or at our speaking events:

Mick Conlin, Senior Vice President of Agent Products
Monday, March 7, 8:00 – 11:15 AM
Strategy Session Workshop: Panelist – "Putting It All Together"

John Hagy, Chief Counsel
Monday, March 7, 3:15 PM
Panelist – "Fighting for Prepaid State by State"

Wednesday, March 9, 8:00 – 8:55 AM
Panelist – "What’s on the Regulatory Horizon: How to Best Protect Your Business over the Next Year"