National Money Mart introduces the Nextwave TITANIUM+ Visa(R) prepaid card

TORONTO, Feb. 9 /CNW/ - National Money Mart Company today announced the launch of the Nextwave TITANIUM+ Visa prepaid card. TITANIUM+ Visa prepaid cards can be used to shop securely online, over the phone and in person at any merchant that accepts Visa - in Canada or abroad. TITANIUM+ Visa prepaid cards access funds that have been set aside in advance, providing cardholders with the convenience and security of a payment card without the need to connect to a bank account or access a line of credit. Customers can load money onto their card at any Money Mart branch across Canada.

Other advantages to using the Nextwave TITANIUM+ Visa prepaid card include:

-  Cardholders can buy what they want, when they want, without worrying
       about having enough cash on hand.
    -  The spending limit is set by how much money is pre-loaded to the card.
    -  Cardholders can benefit from security features, such as Visa's Zero
       Liability policy*, in the event of loss or theft

Purchasing a Nextwave TITANIUM+ Visa prepaid card is easy. Interested customers with a valid address, two pieces of ID (one government-issued and one photo) and who are at least 16 years of age can go to any of Money Mart's nearly 500 branches in Canada for instant approval (there is no credit check and personal bank account and deposit information is not required). The prepaid card is loaded on the spot allowing cardholders to use their cards immediately.

Current TITANIUM+ customers can easily convert their existing cards to the Nextwave TITANIUM+ Visa prepaid card at any Money Mart location quickly and with no usage interruption.

"We are extremely pleased to be able to provide the TITANIUM+ Visa prepaid card to our customers," said Larry Taylor, President, National Money Mart. "In addition to the obvious benefits of using a prepaid card, the fact that we are offering it in association with Visa means our customers can and should have every confidence in this product. We look forward to growing our relationship with Visa with the goal of offering further enhancements for TITANIUM+ Visa Prepaid Cardholders."

"We are very pleased to be collaborating with National Money Mart in expanding access to the benefits of electronic payments for consumers in Canada," commented Brian Triplett, Head of Global Prepaid Products at Visa Inc. "The TITANIUM+ Visa prepaid card offers consumers a convenient and secure alternative to cash that they can use to make everyday purchases, pay bills, and transact online with peace of mind that their funds are protected against loss or theft, a benefit not provided by cash."

National Money Mart and Visa have worked very closely with Peoples Trust Company, Galileo Processing and InComm over the last year to make this new card offering available to all Money Mart customers.

About National Money Mart

Owned by Dollar Financial Corp. (NASDAQ: DLLR) National Money Mart Company is Canada's largest convenience-based retail financial services provider. A pioneer and leader in cheque cashing and payday loan services, Money Mart has served millions of Canadians since 1982 and continues to provide instant financial solutions in over 460 locations across Canada. Additional Money Mart services include Western Union money transfers, prepaid products, tax preparation, bill payments, gold purchase, and currency exchange. For more information visit www.moneymart.ca and www.dfg.com.

About Visa

Visa is a global payments technology company that connects consumers, businesses, financial institutions and governments in more than 200 countries and territories to fast, secure and reliable digital currency. Underpinning digital currency is one of the world's most advanced processing networks-VisaNet-that is capable of handling more than 10,000 transactions a second, with fraud protection for consumers and guaranteed payment for merchants. Visa is not a bank, and does not issue cards, extend credit or set rates and fees for consumers. Visa's innovations, however, enable its financial institution customers to offer consumers more choices: Pay now with debit, ahead of time with prepaid or later with credit products. For more information, visit www.corporate.visa.com.

* Visa cardholders must establish that the transaction is not their responsibility in accordance with the cardholder agreement of their issuing financial institution.

For further information: Media Contact: Deirdre Brough, National Money Mart, (647) 260-3109, deirdre.brough@moneymart.ca; Sarah Van Lange, Fleishman-Hillard, (416) 645-8173, Sarah.VanLange@fleishman.ca