As the IRS encourages tax filers to go paperless this year, Prepaid
a prepaid card pioneered by Russell Simmons 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 CEO. “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
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
Free online Bill Pay - Pay rent, utilities or other
bills electronically or by check (for vendors who do not accept
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
wholly owned subsidiary of The Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: TBBK), pursuant to
a license from Visa U.S.A. Inc. The Bancorp Bank; Member FDIC. This card
can be used everywhere Visa debit cards are accepted.
About UniRush, LLC
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,
or find us at Facebook.com/Rushcard or
on Twitter @RushCard.