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25 September 2023 Pathward’s transformation from local bank to trusted national bank partner Pathward’s Will Sowell and Phil Ricci spoke with the team at to discuss our purpose, the company’s transformation from a local bank to an industry supplier, and how our role in the Banking as a Service environment is driving financial inclusion. News
Natonya Harbison
19 September 2023
Pathward’s Natonya Harbison Garners National Recognition as DEI Outstanding Leader by American Bankers Association Harbison, Pathward’s Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Community Impact, is among the winners of the inaugural American Bankers Association DEI Awards Press Releases
22 August 2023
Digital Transactions shares sponsor bank insights from Pathward SVP Phil Ricci At the 2023 Midwest Acquirers Association conference, industry experts shared insights on the evolving challenges faced by sponsor banks. Insights
17 August 2023
Pathward Financial Inc. Builds on Recent Momentum, Progress Toward Enhancing Financial Inclusion Pathward Financial, Inc. (“Pathward Financial” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: CASH), a U.S.-based financial holding company driven by its purpose to power financial inclusion, today commemorates the conclusion of a transformative 12-months, which has been marked by a series of pivotal business developments. News Press Releases
04 August 2023
Breaking Down Financial Inclusion on the Bankadelic Podcast Pathward’s Anthony Sharett spoke with Lou Carlozo, host of the Bankadelic podcast, to discuss our renewed purpose, rebranding and our bank’s historical evolution, and how we approach partnership and differentiation in the Banking as a Service environment. Insights News Anthony Sharett
Dash Solutions Extend Partnership
02 August 2023
Pathward, Dash Solutions Extend Partnership and Take on Untapped Disbursements Market with Real-Time Payment Solutions The extended partnership will enable real-time disbursements to end-consumers through SpendIT SendIT, the cutting-edge solution that allows consumers to use or transfer disbursed funds to their personal accounts. News Press Releases
24 July 2023
Pathward Publishes 2022 Environmental, Social and Governance Report 2022 report reaffirms commitment and outlines progress toward key ESG objectives, including efforts to achieve company’s long-standing purpose of advancing "Financial Inclusion for All™" News Press Releases
Fintech company Clair raises $175 million
06 July 2023
Fintech company Clair raises $175 million to launch first free, on-demand pay solution powered by FDIC-insured bank, to help front-line workers get paid same day Powered by national banking partner Pathward®, N.A., Clair enables companies to offer unique employee benefits, improving financial health amid worker shortage Insights News
27 June 2023
Pathward and Avolta partnership brings two renewable natural gas projects at Arizona dairy farms to realization In 2022, renewable natural gas (RNG) developer, Avolta, sought a funding partner to build facilities at two dairy farms in Arizona that would turn cow manure into RNG. News Commercial Finance
Pathward partners with Propel
20 June 2023
Pathward partners with Propel to launch new line of credit for consumers overlooked by traditional banks Pathward®, N.A., a national bank driven by its purpose to power financial inclusion, is adding a new line of credit to open access for credit challenged consumers.
15 May 2023
Pathward Provides Counsel on BaaS Success Community banks and financial institutions (FIs) can increase revenue, deposits, and customers by offering banking as a service (BaaS) relationships. Insights News
Finix is a Payments Processor
02 May 2023
Finix Is Now A Payments Processor: Simplifying The Payments Stack for More Seamless Operations Finix announced its launch as a payments processor. As a processor, Finix is directly connected to all major U.S. card networks—American Express, Discover, Mastercard, and Visa. News Press Releases
Pathward President Anthony Sharett
17 April 2023
Pathward President Anthony Sharett among Phoenix Metro’s Most Admired Leaders Pathward®, N.A. is pleased to announce its president, Anthony Sharett, has earned recognition from the Phoenix Business Journal as one of the 2023 Most Admired Leaders in the Phoenix Metro area. News Press Releases Anthony Sharett
Volunteer of the Year Scott Elkins
16 April 2023
Scott Elkins Named Volunteer of the Year Pathward has selected Scott Elkins, Vice President of our Financial Intelligence Unit, as its 2022 Volunteer of the Year. News
13 April 2023
Pathward President Shares Our Advantage in Banking Transformation Article President Anthony Sharett is quoted in an article by CCG Catalyst that promotes the urgent need for financial institutions to transform for the future. News Anthony Sharett
Great Place to Work Certification
05 April 2023
Pathward Earns 2023 Great Place to Work Certification™ Pathward®, N.A. is proud to be Certified™ by Great Place to Work® for the first time. The prestigious award is based entirely on what current employees say about their experience working at Pathward. News Press Releases
21 March 2023
Pathward’s Sharmen Hall-Lengel and Stacy Sant earn national recognition as leading Women in Secured Finance Secured Finance Network profiled women in the industry who stand out from the crowd in this month’s issue of the association’s magazine, The Secured Lender. News
06 March 2023
CEO Brett Pharr discusses brand, purpose and more with Tearsheet Pathward CEO Brett Pharr spoke with Tearsheet Founder and Editor-in-Chief Zack Miller, who hosts a podcast where he interviews top thought leaders, executives, entrepreneurs and technologists actively making the future of finance a reality -- today. News Brett Pharr
CEO Action Pledge
01 March 2023
Pathward Joins more than 2,400 CEOs in Signing Commitment to Advancing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace In line with its purpose, Pathward’s DEI program aims to support diverse perspectives across the organization to promote financial inclusion. News Press Releases Brett Pharr
09 February 2023
President Anthony Sharett talks with Innovative Payments Association on podcast Pathward President Anthony Sharett spoke with Innovative Payments Association’s Chief Operations Officer Ben Jackson, who hosts a podcast published on the association’s website. News Anthony Sharett
08 February 2023
Forbes: “A Key To Fintech Company Success Is Being Purpose Driven” VizyPay CEO and Founder Austin Mac Nab recently published an article on to highlight the role of purpose for fintechs. In the article, Mac Nab even provides guidance for companies that want to make purpose a part of their DNA. News
08 February 2023
USDA Recognizes Pathward as Top Lender for Rural Development Programs The U.S. Department of Agriculture recognized Pathward, formerly known as Crestmark, as the No. 1 national lender for rural development projects for Fiscal Year 2021. News
Augustana University
26 January 2023
Augustana University to Launch First Financial Technology Program of its Kind in the Region Augustana is excited to announce that the university will launch a new academic program, Augustana University Fintech Program by Pathward™, beginning in Fall 2023. News Press Releases
National Women’s Small Business Month
20 December 2022
National Women’s Small Business Month Spotlight: IncentiveAmerica Pathward recognized October as National Women’s Small Business Month, which celebrates women-owned businesses and their lasting impact on the economy. News
06 December 2022
The Financial Brand on What Banks Can Learn from Pathward’s Rebrand Pathward President Anthony Sharett recently spoke with Bryan Yurcan, who writes for The Financial Brand. News
Celebration Week
28 November 2022
We are Pathward Employees celebrated becoming Pathward as the company launched its new brand identity and website. News
Native American Heritage Month - Corporate Image Group
14 November 2022
Native American Heritage Month Spotlight: Corporate Image Group Pathward recognizes November as Native American Heritage Month, during which we celebrate the rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories and acknowledge the important contributions of Native people. News
The Role of Purpose in the Fintech Industry
24 October 2022
White Paper: The Role of Purpose in the Fintech Industry Building a purpose driven organization is being put to the test. Almost all senior executives surveyed reported difficulty focusing on their company’s official purpose while reacting to macroeconomic factors like inflation, supply chain issues, labor shortages, and a potential economic downturn. Insights
Survey: The Role of Purpose in the Fintech Industry
24 October 2022
Survey: The Role of Purpose in the Fintech Industry Survey: The Role of Purpose in the Fintech Industry Insights
role of purpose for fintech companies
24 October 2022
New research from Pathward illustrates the role of purpose for fintech companies Survey: A majority of senior fintech executives report difficulty focusing on their company’s official purpose while reacting to macroeconomic factors like inflation, supply chain issues, labor shortages, and a potential economic downturn. News Press Releases
17 October 2022
Propel Signs Five-Year Agreement to Become Pathward’s Primary Lending as a Service Partner Powered by Propel’s industry-leading, proprietary fintech platform, Pathward will provide credit solutions through this LaaS capability through its partners. In line with Propel and Pathward’s shared mission of financial inclusion, these credit products will be offered through a seamless online integration into the Propel platform. News Press Releases
12 October 2022
Pathward Earns National Award for Employee Volunteerism The American Bankers Association Foundation named Pathward™, N.A., formerly known as MetaBank®, N.A., a winner of its 2022 Community Commitment Award. News Press Releases
Anthony Sharett
06 October 2022
Pathward’s President Discusses Life and Career with Phoenix Business Journal Anthony Sharett, President of Pathward, N.A., was featured in the Phoenix Business Journal. In the article, he shared his views on the company’s big brand changes. News Anthony Sharett
05 October 2022
Pathward Reveals New Brand Identity, Following Name Change from MetaBank New corporate brand underscores company’s commitment to paving paths to financial inclusion for all. News Press Releases
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03 October 2022
Nancy Schempp Named to AB List of Influential Women Senior Vice President of Partner Services and Delivery, Nancy Schempp, has been named to American Banker's 2022 list of The Most Influential Women in Payments. News Press Releases
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08 September 2022
The Five Cs of Credit Before you apply for a loan, there are five factors traditional banks take into consideration before issuing one to you. Learn about the five c's of credit and Pathward's unique inclusive approach. Insights
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08 September 2022
Fair Market Value vs. $1 Buyout Lease There are two types of equipment leases factoring receivable companies your business can use to buy equipment: those that use fair market value and those that have dollar buyout leases. Learn everything you need to know to make the best decision for your company. Insights
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08 September 2022
Asset-Based Lending vs. Factoring Asset based lending and factoring provide the same service for financing but in different ways. Learn more about Pathward's factoring lending solutions.   Insights
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08 September 2022
Pathward President on Bloomberg Black Business Beat Pathward President Anthony Sharett was interviewed by Bloomberg Black Business Beat about the company’s brand transition. News Anthony Sharett
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08 September 2022
Equipment Loan vs. Equipment Lease: What Makes Sense? Equipment leasing and equipment loans are the most used resources in the finance business equipment industry. Learn about the best fit for your business from Pathward. Insights Commercial Finance

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