SOURCE: Trycera Financial, Inc.

September 12, 2005 12:08 ET

Trycera Financial Launches the Turbo Charged Finium Prepaid MasterCard® Card

NEWPORT BEACH, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 12, 2005 -- Trycera Financial, Inc. today announced the launch of the Finium Prepaid MasterCard® Card. The card is issued through a relationship with the Meta Payment Systems division of MetaBank and supported by the processing platform of Galileo Processing, Inc.

The Finium Prepaid MasterCard enables a cardholder to store or pre-fund money on the card for shopping at millions of merchant locations worldwide where MasterCard Debit is accepted, and for withdrawing cash via the MasterCard global ATM network. Cardholders can easily reload the card through over 46,000 Western Union Money Transfer Agent locations, direct payroll deposit, bank transfer or at thousands of participating retail locations nationwide. The card program also features Click N Pay™ integrated bill payment allowing its cardholders to conveniently pay bills via the Internet and phone.

"The Finium Prepaid MasterCard Program provides a convenient instrument for effective personal money management. While the Finium Prepaid MasterCard is ideal for consumers that may not participate in traditional retail banking, credit card or debit card relationships, Finium is also fitting for students, travelers and online shoppers," said Matt Kerper, CEO of Trycera Financial.

Alex McClure, Director of Product Development for Trycera Financial, added, "Trycera's innovative Finium cardholder program combined with Galileo's next-generation technology offers a fresh approach and design to traditional debit cards with functionality and flexibility that cardholders want and need."

The Finium Prepaid MasterCard is available online at and through various retail locations and direct affiliate programs.

About Trycera Financial, Inc.

Trycera Financial is a publicly reporting financial services company specializing in customized and turnkey prepaid programs and partnerships that serve the needs of self-banked consumers. For more information, visit the company's Web site at

About Meta Payment Systems

Meta Payment Systems offers card issuing and program support to banks, processors, and third-party distributors seeking to develop, market and manage stored-value cards. Meta Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CASH) is the holding company for MetaBank. For more information, call 605.275.8052, or visit

"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: With the exception of historical information, the statements set forth above include forward-looking statements that involve risk and uncertainties. The company wishes to caution readers that a number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Those factors include but are not limited to the risk factors noted in the company's filings with the Securities & Exchange Commission, such as the changes in federal, state or municipal laws governing the distribution and performance of financial services; a general economic downturn; our startup phase of operations; reliance on third-party processors and product suppliers; the inability to locate suitable acquisition targets; and other risks and uncertainties. Should any of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described in this report as anticipated, estimated or expected.

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