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MetaBank Background Information

MetaBank is one of the largest prepaid debit card issuers in the United States (more than 50% of the debit cards reviewed on GetDebit.com are issued by MetaBank). Through their premier Meta Payment Systems division, MetaBank services more than 500 prepaid card programs. MetaBank also serves as a traditional financial and lending institution providing a diverse product offering across several product lines including personal finance, commercial finance, mortgage services and agricultural services. MetaBank has 12 brick and mortar offices located in 4 distinct market areas. Offices include: Central and NW Iowa; Sioux Empire, South Dakota; and Brookings, South Dakota. Meta’s subsidiary Meta Payment Systems (MPS) manages four business segments including: ATM Sponsorship, ACH Origination, Prepaid Debit Cards and other various Credit Products. The unique “Super Community” philosophy on banking has enabled MetaBank to realize continued growth, while in the same breath, keep its community banking roots. Inherent benefits to this mentality are streamlined efforts and rapid decision making at the local level and a more enhanced service package to the customer.

MetaBank Electronic Payment Models

MetaBank’s “Money On The Move” platform is one of the many innovations created to enhance the customer experience. There are four payment systems platforms:

Gift Card Platform

  • Discover gift card purchase at bank
  • Electronic funds sent to Meta from bank
  • Gift card given to friend or family
  • Recipient spends at merchant
  • Discover pays merchant and electronically moves money from Meta

Rebate Card Platform

  • Product bought at merchant/rebate form filled out
  • Rebate processor electronically sends funds to MetaBank to hold
  • Meta sends Rebate MasterCard to customer in mail
  • Customer spends funds on card
  • MasterCard takes money from Meta to pay merchant

Travel Card Platform

  • Visa travel card purchased at bank
  • MetaBank holds funds until needed
  • Customer uses card for travel expenses
  • Merchants paid by Visa as funds taken from Meta

Reloadable Card Platform

  • Consumer buys card at retail merchant store
  • Consumer direct deposits employer paycheck on MetaBank card
  • Consumer buys groceries, clothing, gasoline and other goods and services on card
  • Visa pays merchants/service providers and transfers money to cover from MetaBank


About MetaBank
Stock Symbol: NASDAQ:CASH
Website: http://www.bankmeta.com
Corporate Headquarters: Storm Lake, Iowa
Address: 121 East 5th Street, Storm Lake, IA, 50588-2339




MetaBank Debit Cards


NetSpend Premier Fee Advantage Visa NetSpend Prepaid Visa Debit Card (Premier Fee Advantage Version – with Direct Deposit)

The NetSpend Visa prepaid debit card is offered by none other than NetSpend, one of the leading financial players in the prepaid arena. The NetSpend Prepaid Visa Premier Fee Advantage is a robust prepaid financial tool geared toward customers that get a lot of use out of their prepaid card. The NetSpend prepaid product line also comes in a “Pay as You Go” plan and a “Fee Advantage” plan. The Premier plan gives card holders extra benefits when using direct deposit.
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AccountNow Visa Prepaid Debit Card (direct deposit) AccountNow Visa Card (Direct Deposit)

Have you checked out the AccountNow Prepaid Visa Card yet? Find out why more people choose this prepaid debit card than any other. This version of the card is the card with direct deposit (you can also get the card without direct deposit, but it costs more). Read More

NetSpend Pay As You Go MasterCard NetSpend MasterCard Prepaid Card (Pay As You Go Version)

Millions of prepaid debit customers prefer NetSpend financial tools given the company’s size, product flexibility and security. The “Pay as You Go” NetSpend Prepaid MasterCard is a superior product for prepaid card holders that tend to only use it occasionally. Besides the Pay As You Go plan, NetSpend also provides the “Fee Advantage” plan, and the “Premier Fee Advantage” plan (direct deposit only) for those customers that have a desire to transact more frequently.
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UPside Visa Prepaid Debit Card - Access Plan UPside Visa Prepaid Card (Access Plan)

If you are looking for a great card with fantastic features and low fees, then take a gander at the UPside Visa prepaid card. This reloadable prepaid card requires no credit check, has free direct deposit, ample loading availability and an awesome check-writing program.
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UPside Visa Prepaid Card - Edge Plan UPside Visa prepaid card (Edge Plan)

The UPside Prepaid Visa debit card is loaded with great features, a very competitive fee structure and a one-of-a-kind personal check writing feature. With a ZERO Activation Fee, companion card availability, a low monthly fee and a great rewards program, the UPside Visa card demands a closer look.
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UPside Visa Prepaid Card (Life Plan)

The UpSide Visa card is pretty close to the perfect prepaid debit card. We love it because the fees are low (some of the lowest available), as well as the great features. They now have rolled out their newest feature — the ability to write and mail personal checks using the card! Read More


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