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MetaBank Commits to Sponsorship of Critical Legislative Alerts

Monday, May 20, 2019

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by ATM Industry Association

SIOUX FALLS, SD, May 2019.  ATMIA (the ATM Industry Association) is pleased to announce that MetaBank has agreed to sponsor legislative and regulatory alert services for all ATMIA members, for the second consecutive year.  Over 200 U.S. members have signed up for these services, which provide detailed information about proposed legislation that could have an impact on ATM operators and acquirers.

“The inner workings of our industry are not well-understood by legislators or the general public,” says ATMIA U.S. executive director, David Tente.  “Requirements that might seem quite innocuous on the surface can have a very detrimental impact on the business operating local ATMs.  It is critical to know about such proposals as early as possible, in order to provide input during the legislative process.”

Email alerts provide notifications that a bill has been introduced in one of a state’s legislative bodies.  As bills move through the legislative process (committee consideration, public hearings, etc.) additional alerts are sent.  Alerts include bill sponsors, a summary of what the bill proposes, a link to the text of the current version, the bill’s status (e.g. “Introduced; referred to Senate Banks Committee”), projected outlook, and the local political climate.

LeRoy Huntimer, Director of ATM Sponsorship for MetaBank commented, “MetaBank is very pleased to be able to support this important program for ATM ISOs and IADs.  As one of the industry’s largest sponsor banks, it directly benefits our clients as well as the great advocacy work that ATMIA is involved in.”

ATMIA members also have free access to ATM Compliance Profiles for all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.  Compliance Profiles are updated annually and represent current law with regard to ATM compliance.   For more information about ATMIA advocacy efforts contact  David Tente.  For information on joining ATMIA please contact membership@atmia.com


About ATMIA www.atmia.com
ATMIA is the leading non-profit trade association representing the entire global ATM industry.  ATMIA serves more than 12,000 members from over 690 participating companies in 70 countries spanning the whole ATM ecosphere, including financial institutions, independent ATM deployers, equipment manufacturers, processors and a plethora of ATM service and value-added solution providers.  ATMIA provides educationadvocacy and connections to help its members keep abreast of industry news and developments; increase knowledge and professionalism; improve operational efficiencies; understand and influence regulatory processes; participate in the local, regional and global ATM community; and forge new relationships to advance their businesses.


About MetaBank www.metabank.com
Meta Financial Group, Inc. ® (Nasdaq: CASH) is the holding company for the financial services company MetaBank® (“Meta”). Founded in 1954, Meta has grown to operate in several different financial sectors: payments, commercial finance, tax services, community banking and consumer lending. Meta works with high-value niche industries, strategic-growth companies and technology adopters to grow their businesses and build more profitable customer relationships. Meta tailors solutions for bank and non-bank businesses, and provides a focused collaborative approach. The organization is helping to shape the evolving financial services landscape by directly investing in innovation and complementary businesses that strategically expand its suite of services. Meta has a national presence and over 1,200 employees, with corporate headquarters in Sioux Falls, S.D. For more information, visit the Meta Financial Group website or LinkedIn.


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