NetSpend and ACE Cash Express Announce Availability of Mobile Donation Capability to the March of Dimes
NetSpend Corporation, one of the leading providers of prepaid solutions in the United States, and ACE Cash Express, Inc., a leading retailer of financial services, have announced that cardholders now have the ability to donate to the March of Dimes through their online account center at NetSpend.com or via text message through their mobile devices.
With a simple command on their mobile phones, NetSpend cardholders can help the March of Dimes achieve their mission of improving the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.
"This new mobile donation functionality is further evidence of NetSpend's commitment to our communities," said Dan Henry, CEO at NetSpend. "We've long been a champion of providing products and services to the underserved. By empowering our cardholders to donate easily to the March of Dimes, we continue that mission."
"ACE is proud to partner with NetSpend to provide this opportunity for giving to our customers," said ACE Cash Express CEO Jay Shipowitz. "We are committed to giving back to the communities where we do business and though our Community Fund we are honored to support a worthy organization like the March of Dimes. These programs complement ACE's 'Give A Little' fundraising campaign currently in all ACE stores nationwide. We hope our customers will take this opportunity to make a donation in support of healthy babies."
The mobile donation functionality follows the March 2008 launch of the March of Dimes prepaid card at all ACE Cash Express stores. This new March of Dimes card is sold exclusively at ACE Cash Express and is the only prepaid reloadable debit card that automatically donates a portion of every dollar spent using the card to the March of Dimes. To date, ACE has donated more than $18,000 to the March of Dimes through this special card program.
About NetSpend Corporation
NetSpend Corporation is one of the premier providers of innovative, accessible prepaid debit cards that enable financial freedom for under-banked consumers. Grounded by a mission of financial empowerment, NetSpend is committed to meeting its customers' financial services needs on their terms while offering the convenience, security and acceptance of conventional financial services. NetSpend's proprietary processing platform allows it to support prepaid card programs end-to-end from customer acquisition and card fulfillment to customer service and risk management. The NetSpend(R) Prepaid Card Network includes leading consumer brands and companies serving the un-banked and under-banked markets, and its strategic relationships include card issuers, EFT networks and payment card associations. For more information, visit www.netspend.com.
About ACE Cash Express, Inc.
ACE Cash Express, Inc. is a leading retailer of financial services, including short-term consumer loans, check cashing, bill payment and prepaid debit card services. ACE is the largest owner and operator of check cashing stores in the United States and the second largest owner and operator of short-term consumer loan stores in the United States. As of March 30, 2009, ACE had a network of 1,787 stores in 38 states and the District of Columbia, consisting of 1,703 company-owned stores and 84 franchised stores. ACE focuses on serving consumers, many of whom seek alternatives to traditional banking relationships in order to gain convenient and immediate access to financial services. For more information about ACE Cash Express, visit www.acecashexpress.com.
About the ACE Community Fund
Established in 2003, the ACE Cash Express Community Fund is the corporate giving program supporting organizations that help children, support education and promote financial literacy, and is focused on giving back to communities where ACE has stores. Each year, ACE sets aside one percent of the previous year's net profit to support these worthwhile causes through the ACE Community Fund. Since its inception, the ACE Community Fund has donated more than $3 million to charitable organizations throughout the nation. Of this, more than $2 million has been donated to March of Dimes in support of their mission - healthy babies.
About March of Dimes
The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. With chapters nationwide and its premier event, March for Babies, the March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. For the latest resources and information, visit www.marchofdimes.com or www.nacersano.org.