Amscot Financial Contributes $1,500 to Pinellas County Urban League

Jun 16, 2010, 10:30 ET from Amscot Financial

TAMPA, Fla., June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Amscot Financial, a leading provider of convenient, consumer-oriented financial services, has made a major contribution of $1,500 to the Pinellas County Urban League.

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Founded in 1976, the Pinellas County Urban League, Inc. (PCUL), is the premier social service and civil rights organization in Pinellas County. We are one of the National Urban League's network of nonprofit, community-based affiliates located throughout the United States. The PCUL has a proud and impressive history.

The mission of the Pinellas County Urban League is to assist African Americans and others in need in the achievement of social and economic equality. The League implements its mission through advocacy, bridge building, program services and research.

Founded in 1989, Amscot Financial employs more than 2,000 associates who work at the company's 174 retail branches and at the company's corporate headquarters in Tampa. The company currently operates retail locations in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Hernando, Polk, Hardee, Highlands, Manatee, Sarasota, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Lake, Volusia and Brevard counties.

Amscot Financial is The Money Superstore™, offering an array of convenience-oriented financial services, including the cashing of personal checks, out-of-state checks and government checks; cash advances; Western Union wire transfers, notary services, pre-paid debit cards, free money orders and income tax preparation. Amscot Financial also allows customers to make bill payments to more than 200 different utilities, municipal governments, cable and telephone companies.

About Amscot Financial

Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., Amscot Financial is a leading provider of income tax preparation and electronic filing services, refund anticipation loans, prepaid debit cards, check cashing services, cash advance services, bill payment services, money transfer services and money orders through its wholly owned division, Amscot International Money Order Company.  Amscot also offers the Amscot Card, a pre-paid debit card that allows owners to make purchases from any location that accepts MasterCard™. Amscot Financial currently operates 174 tax preparation offices and 174 retail financial service centers throughout Florida and employs more than 2,000 people. Amscot Financial has been recognized by the Tampa Bay Business Journal as one of Tampa Bay's Best Places to Work for four consecutive years. For additional information, please visit the company's Web site at www.amscot.com.

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