Unbanked Turn to RushCard for Faster, More Convenient Paperless Tax Refunds.
Company offers secure, cost-effective and quick direct deposit
alternatives and a chance to win Visa[R] Prepaid 2013 Tax Sweepstakes
for Refund Load
CINCINNATI — As the
encourages tax filers to go paperless this
year, Prepaid Visa[R] RushCard, a prepaid card pioneered by
in 2003, offers consumers a convenient direct deposit
alternative for receiving their income tax refund. With direct deposit
to a RushCard, tax filers can now receive their refunds faster, safer,
and more conveniently this tax season.
As an added incentive for using RushCard to receive tax refunds, the
company will participate in the Visa Prepaid 2013 Tax Sweepstakes for
Refund Load, where those who enter the sweepstakes or load their refunds
onto eligible Visa Prepaid cards are automatically entered to win free
family groceries for a year*.
“Without access to direct deposit services, a huge percentage
of the population has been forced to endure long wait times and
exorbitant check-cashing fees just to receive their tax refunds,”
said Rob Rosenblatt, RushCard
. “RushCard is the secure,
cost-effective and speedy alternative that allows these consumers to
have their tax refunds deposited electronically, rather than waiting for
a paper check to arrive in the mail.”
According to an internal company survey of RushCard users who
directly deposited their 2011 tax refund onto their card, 73% cited
faster refunds as the number one reason they chose to directly deposit.
In addition, nearly half (49%) said they directly deposited their refund
to their RushCard to avoid paying fees to a check casher.
According to the same company survey, RushCard users agree that
setting up a tax refund directly to their card is easy and effective.
Before getting a RushCard, more than a third received their check
through the mail (36%) but now, nearly all (90%) of RushCard users who
chose direct deposit to receive their tax refund last year plan to do it
again this year.
When receiving a refund on a RushCard, customers can take advantage
of the card’s great features including:
* Rush Text** & Email Alerts – Be notified as soon as the refund
is available for use.
* RushGoals – Set aside $500 or more of your refund in your RushGoal
account and earn a rebate up to $2 every month you maintain it.
* Free online Bill Pay -Pay rent, utilities or other bills
electronically or by check (for vendors who do not accept electronic
* Free customer service – Have questions about RushCard? 24/7
customer service is available in English and Spanish.
* Free card-to-card transfers between RushCards on the same account,
and $.99 to send money to friends and family who have a RushCard
*For official rules, please visit visa.com/mytaxrefund ** Standard
text rates apply.
The Prepaid Visa RushCard card is issued by The Bancorp Bank, a
of The Bancorp, Inc. (
: TBBK), pursuant to
a license from Visa U.S.A. Inc. The Bancorp Bank; Member
See Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).
. This card
can be used everywhere Visa debit cards are accepted.
Co-Founded in 2003 by entrepreneur and philanthropist Russell
Simmons, UniRush, LLC, revolutionized the payments industry when it
launched one of the first prepaid Visa debit cards. The creation of
RushCard provided instant financial access to millions of Americans who
could not previously establish traditional banking relationships and/or
could not gain access to the mainstream banking system. The RushCard is
accepted everywhere Visa debit cards are accepted. For more information
about UniRush and RushCard visit www.rushcard.com,
www.espanol.rushcard.com, or find us at Facebook.com/Rushcard or on