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AccountNow(R) Gold Visa(R) Prepaid Card Launched at Winn Dixie and BI-LO Chains

SAN RAMON, Calif., July 9, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- For the first time, consumers can now purchase the popular AccountNow Gold Visa Prepaid Card conveniently while shopping for their groceries at BI-LO and Winn-Dixie Stores. Previously the AccountNow Gold Visa Prepaid Card was available only online or by invitation. AccountNow, Inc. CEO Jim Jones announced the launch of the new AccountNow Gold Visa Prepaid Card, its first AccountNow branded prepaid card sold through a retailer.

"Consumers are increasingly embracing the benefits of prepaid cards as a convenient alternative to checking accounts because they no longer have to worry about bank credit checks, overdrafts and ever rising fees," said Jones. "We are especially pleased that millions of Winn Dixie and BiLo customers can now purchase the AccountNow Gold Visa Prepaid Card while they shop for groceries,to cost-effectively manage their finances," he said.

AccountNow customers regularly shop at Winn Dixie and BiLo stores, so AccountNow's retail presence is expected to drive incremental sales in these supermarket groups' 680 stores while providing AccountNow easier access to these retailers' customer base.

This initiative complements AccountNow's already significant retail distribution of the nFinanSe™ branded Prepaid Cards at more than 15,000 retail merchants, and other value load locations, through nFinanSe Network™

About AccountNow, Inc.

AccountNow, Inc., headquartered in San Ramon, California, is a leading provider of payment solutions for consumers who choose alternatives to traditional banking services. AccountNow's innovative, money saving prepaid card gives consumers an alternative to traditional checking accounts, access to the financial and payments systems and FDIC insured deposits. AccountNow Gold Visa Prepaid Card is issued by MetaBank™ , Member FDIC, pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A. and can be used everywhere Visa debit cards are accepted. For more information, please visit www.accountnow.com.

About BI-LO Holdings

BI-LO Holdings is the ninth-largest traditional supermarket chain in the United States. Under the banner names of BI-LO and Winn-Dixie, the company employs nearly 60,000 associates who serve customers in 686 grocery stores and 482 in-store pharmacies throughout the eight southeastern states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. BI-LO and Winn-Dixie are well-known and well-respected regional brands with deep heritages, strong neighborhood ties, proud histories of giving back, talented and loyal associates, and strong commitments to providing the best possible quality and value to customers. For more information, please visit www.bi-lo.com and www.winn-dixie.com.

To find the closest Winn-Dixie store, visit www.winndixie.com/Store_Locations/Search.asp.

About Meta®

Meta Payment Systems®, based in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, is a leading provider of prepaid, credit, debit and emerging payments solutions as well as the largest sponsor of ATMs in the United States. Meta Payment Systems, a division of MetaBank™, delivers innovative financial products that change the way people use, borrow and manage money. Meta Payment Systems brings money to LIFE. Meta Financial Group, Inc.® (NASDAQ Global Market®: CASH) is the holding company for federally-chartered savings bank MetaBank. For more information visit www.metapay.com.

CONTACT: Media Contact: Gary Douglas (949) 464-9301 media@accountnowinc.comSource:AccountNow, Inc.