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Meta Financial Group, Inc.® (MFG) is the holding company for MetaBank®, a federally chartered savings bank. MFG shares are traded on the NASDAQ Global Market® under the symbol “CASH.” Headquartered in Sioux Falls, S.D., MetaBank operates three distinct businesses: MetaBank, its traditional retail banking operation, Meta Payment Systems®, its electronic payments division, and AFS/IBEX, its insurance premium financing division. The synergies among the three provide a unique business model for the company.
The traditional bank operates 10 retail branches in four market areas: Central Iowa; Northwest Iowa; Brookings, S.D.; and Sioux Empire, S.D. MetaBank offers traditional banking services designed to serve the needs of individual, agricultural and business depositors and borrowers.
Meta Payment Systems is recognized as a national leader in the electronic payment systems industry. It manages four primary product lines: prepaid cards, credit products, automated teller machine (ATM) sponsorship and electronic funds transfer (EFT) business. MPS provides financial options to underserved customers who do not qualify or choose not to use traditional banking services.
AFS/IBEX is committed to taking care of its agents’, brokers’ and customers’ needs by investing in the latest technologies in the premium financing industry and offering a high level of service with superior underwriting capabilities. It’s headquartered in Dallas, Texas, with a regional office in Newport Beach, Calif.
MetaBank’s vision is to promote financial inclusion for everyone™. In 2014, MetaBank was recognized as one of the top 100 performing banks in the United States compared to other banks its size (ABA Banking Journal, 2014; Bank Director, 2014). Meta Payment Systems consistently ranks as one of the top two prepaid card issuers in the United States and has the largest “white label” ATM network in the nation.
J. Tyler Haahr is the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Meta Financial Group and MetaBank. Meta Financial Group and its affiliates have employed Mr. Haahr since March 1997. Previously, Mr. Haahr was a partner with the law firm of Lewis and Roca LLP in Phoenix, Ariz. He serves on the Board of Directors and as Treasurer of the Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce, and he is a director of the South Dakota Technology Center. Mr. Haahr also serves as the Treasurer and as a member of the Board of Directors of South Dakota Achieve. Mr. Haahr serves as a director and is also past Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Sioux Falls YMCA.
He received his B.S. degree with honors from the University of South Dakota in Vermillion, S.D. Mr. Haahr graduated with honors from the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. He chairs the Executive Committee and serves on other committees.
Brad Hanson is the President of Meta Payment Systems and President of MetaBank and Meta Financial Group, Inc. Meta Financial Group and its affiliates have employed Mr. Hanson since May 2004. Previously Mr. Hanson was Senior Vice President at Bankfirst in Sioux Falls, S.D. He has more than 20 years of experience in financial services, including numerous banking, card industry and technology-related capacities, and has played a significant role in the development of the prepaid card industry. Mr. Hanson has been recognized as a Paybefore Industry Achievement Award Winner and was a founding member of the Network Branded Prepaid Card Association, where he still serves as a board member. He also serves on the board of directors for Operation HOPE and the Sioux Falls YMCA, and he is on the Advisory Board for the Gallup-HOPE Index, which studies and promotes financial literacy in our nation’s schools.
Mr. Hanson graduated from the University of South Dakota in Vermillion, S.D. He is a member of the Executive Committee and serves on other committees.
Troy Moore is the Executive Vice President Sales and Operations and member of the Board of Directors of Meta Financial Group and MetaBank. Meta Financial Group and its affiliates have employed Mr. Moore since March 1997. Mr. Moore previously served as President of the bank’s Central Iowa market in Des Moines.
Mr. Moore received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Iowa State University and graduated from the University of Wisconsin Graduate School of Banking. He is a member of the Executive Committee and serves on other committees.