SIOUX FALLS, S.D., April 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- MetaBank®, through its Meta Payment Systems® (MPS) division, recently entered into a multi-year agreement with Univision Communications Inc. ®, the leading media company serving Hispanic America, to be another issuer for its Univision MasterCard® Prepaid Card.
"Our vision of promoting financial inclusion for everyone fits well with the philosophy of Univision," MPS President Brad Hanson said. "Through Univision's vast channels and resources we can better affect positive change for a larger number of consumers of all backgrounds."
"We selected Meta because of its strong reputation in the prepaid business and because it has a solid infrastructure to support our future growth opportunities as we expand and meet the needs of the growing Hispanic community," said Bob Harada, Univision Vice President/Head of Prepaid Card Services.
The Univision MasterCard Prepaid Card offers consumers a culturally relevant, safe and cost-effective alternative to cash and low-balance checking accounts. The card reduces the inconvenience and costs related to cashing checks, prevents overdrafting and associated fees and enables consumers to better track and manage spending by providing them with the ability to monitor when and where they make purchases with their cards. The Univision MasterCard Prepaid Card can also be used anywhere Debit MasterCard is accepted, including online purchases and bill payment.
MetaBank, through its Meta Payment Systems® (MPS) division, delivers innovative financial products that change the way people use, borrow and manage money. Based in Sioux Falls, S.D., 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, electronic funds transfer and ATM sponsorship. Meta Financial Group, Inc.® (NASDAQ Global Market®: CASH), is the holding company for federally chartered savings bank MetaBank, Member FDIC. For more information, visit metapay.com.
About Univision Communications Inc.
Univision Communications Inc. (UCI), is the leading media company serving Hispanic America. The company, a leading content creator in the United States, includes Univision Network, one of the top five networks in the United States regardless of language and the most-watched Spanish-language broadcast television network in the country, reaching approximately 93 percent of U.S. Hispanic television households; UniMas, a leading Spanish-language broadcast television network reaching approximately 87 percent of U.S. Hispanic television households; Univision Cable Networks, including Galavision, the country's leading Spanish-language cable network, as well as Univision tlnovelas, a 24-hour cable network dedicated to novelas, Univision Deportes Network, a 24-hour cable network dedicated to sports, ForoTV, a 24-hour Spanish-language cable network dedicated to news, and an additional suite of cable offerings - De Pelicula, De Pelicula Clasico, Bandamax, Ritmoson and Telehit; Univision Television Group, which owns and/or operates 61 television stations in major U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico; Univision Radio, the leading Hispanic radio group, which owns and operates 67 radio stations in 16 of the top 25 U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico; an interactive network of online and mobile apps and products, including UVideos, a bilingual digital video network serving Hispanic America, Uforia, a music application featuring multimedia music content, including more than 65 radio stations, exclusive digital channels and a custom radio offering with more than 25 million songs, Univision.com, the No. 1 most-visited Spanish-language website among U.S. online Hispanics, and Univision Partner Group, a specialized advertising and publisher network. UCI's assets also include a minority stake in El Rey Network, a 24-hour English-language network founded by maverick filmmaker Robert Rodriguez, and a joint venture with Disney/ABC Television Network for Fusion, a news, pop culture and satire TV and digital network. Headquartered in New York City, UCI has television network operations in Miami and television and radio stations and sales offices in major cities throughout the United States. For more information, please visit Univision.net.
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