AUSTIN, Texas -- (Business Wire)
Prepaid card provider Netspend,
a TSYS Company (NYSE: TSS), announced today an agreement to extend its
contract with Liberty Tax, Inc. (NASDAQ:TAX) through 2021. The two
companies have partnered to offer prepaid cards to Liberty Tax customers
The new agreement gives Liberty Tax and SiempreTax+ customers the
continued option of having their tax refund loaded onto the Netspend®
Liberty Tax® Prepaid MasterCard® and the Netspend SiempreTax+ Prepaid
Visa® Card. Liberty Tax customers are able to enjoy the added benefits
of Netspend’s powerful card solution to manage not only their tax
refund, but their everyday finances.
“We have always focused on long-term relationships with our customers
and our partners, so we are thrilled to extend our relationship with
Liberty Tax,” said Netspend President Kelley Knutson. “Our partnership
with Liberty Tax helps us reach customers at a critical point in their
financial lives during tax season.”
“Serving our customers has always been our top priority,” said Liberty
Tax CEO Ed Brunot. “Our relationship with Netspend helps us provide
services, such as direct deposit of tax refunds, that our customers want
and need, and that they’ve come to expect.”
The Netspend® SiempreTax+ Visa® Prepaid Card is issued by Republic Bank
& Trust Company, pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A. Inc. The
Netspend Liberty Tax Prepaid Mastercard® is issued by Republic Bank &
Trust Company, pursuant to a license by Mastercard International
Incorporated. Republic Bank & Trust Company; Member FDIC. Netspend, a
TSYS® Company, is a registered agent of Republic Bank & Trust Company.
The Netspend SiempreTax+ Visa Prepaid Card may be used everywhere Visa
debit cards are accepted. The Netspend Liberty Tax Prepaid Mastercard
may be used everywhere Debit Mastercard is accepted. Certain products
and services may be licensed under U.S. Patent Nos. 6,000,608 and
6,189,787. Use of the Card Account is subject to activation, ID
verification, and funds availability. Transaction fees, terms, and
conditions apply to the use and reloading of the Card Account. See the
Cardholder Agreement for details.
Mastercard is a registered trademark, and the circles design is a
trademark of Mastercard International Incorporated.
About Liberty Tax, Inc.
Founded in 1997, Liberty Tax, Inc. (NASDAQ:TAX) is the parent company of
Liberty Tax Service. In the U.S. and Canada, last year, Liberty Tax
prepared over two million individual income tax returns in more than
4,000 offices and online. Liberty Tax's online services are available
through eSmart Tax, Liberty Online and DIY Tax, and are all backed by
the tax professionals at Liberty Tax locations and its nationwide
network of seasonal tax preparers. Liberty Tax also supports local
communities with fundraising endeavors and contributes as a national
sponsor to many charitable causes. For a more in-depth look, visit
Liberty Tax Service and interact with Liberty Tax on Twitter and
About Netspend, a TSYS Company
Netspend is the prepaid provider of choice to self-banked consumers and
the brands that serve them. With a mission to empower consumers with the
convenience, security and freedom to be self-banked, Netspend’s products
have helped over 10 million consumers spend, budget and pay bills since
1999. Consumers can reload and find Netspend Prepaid Cards at convenient
locations nationwide through Netspend’s extensive network of 130,000
reload points and over 115,000 distributing locations and employers,
including check cashers, convenience stores, grocers, pharmacies,
insurance providers and tax preparers. Headquartered in Austin, Texas,
Netspend is a wholly owned subsidiary of TSYS (NYSE: TSS). For more
information, please visit www.netspend.com.
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