Businesses, government entities and non-profit organizations can now offer consumers complete flexibility in how they wish to receive funds, whether by virtual or physical prepaid card, ACH bank transfer, check or push payment.

SAN ANTONIO, September 12, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Usio, Inc.: (Nasdaq: USIO), a leading provider of FinTech integrated payment solutions, today announced its groundbreaking funds disbursement solution, Consumer Choice. For the first time, organizations can easily offer their customers the ability to choose how they want to be paid, whether through a virtual or physical prepaid card, direct bank transfer, paper check or even a push payment to a debit card – all without the hassle of integrating technology or assuming the risks of scams and electronic payment processing.

“Managing direct-to-consumer payments is a recognized problem for businesses, governments, and nonprofits, whether it involves refunds, rebates, incentives, escheats, disbursements, or any other type of payment,” said Louis Hoch, President and CEO of Usio. . “Managing funds disbursements is a significant risk for organizations, one that is rarely strategic to their core mission, but consumers are demanding ever-increasing speed and flexibility in how these payments are handled.”

Consumer Choice increases the efficiency, reducing the time and expense, of managing direct payments through a single platform, while giving consumers the choice of multiple payment options. Additionally, Usio manages all personally identifiable information (PII) and absorbs electronic funds disbursement risk, including managing the escheat process for unclaimed funds, so organizations can be confident that their direct payment programs are fully compliant with all regulations.

“Usio is unique in offering all elements of this integrated solution in-house, enabling an unparalleled level of integration that streamlines disbursements,” continued Louis Hoch. “Consumer Choice builds on Usio’s leadership in ACH payments, physical and virtual prepaid card management, push payments, and print and mail refunds, medical expense reimbursements and more.”

With the Usio solution, consumers receive an SMS or email with the details of a pending payment. Consumers can then choose from these options to receive the money:

  • Push Payments – send funds in real time to recipient’s existing debit card

  • Card management – send virtual or physical branded prepaid Mastercard to any mobile number email address. Virtual cards can easily be provisioned to Apple, Google or Samsung wallets

  • ACH transfers funds directly to a bank account

  • Printed checks leverage Usio’s ability to handle bulk printing and mailing of checks, invoices, and other documents

For businesses and other organizations, the Usio Consumer Choice solution expedites funds disbursement needs for businesses while reducing costs, mitigating fraud, improving overall manageability, and promoting loyalty and retention.

About Usio, Inc.

Usio, Inc. (Nasdaq: USIO), a leading provider of integrated, cloud-based FinTech electronic payment solutions, offers a wide range of payment solutions to merchants, billers, banks, offices services, crypto exchanges and card issuers. The company operates credit, debit/prepaid and ACH payment processing platforms to provide its customers with convenient, world-class payment solutions and services. The Company, through its Usio Output Solutions division, offers services related to electronic invoice presentment, document composition, document breakdown, and printing and mailing services. The Company’s strength lies in its ability to provide tailor-made solutions for card issuance, payment acceptance and bill payment as well as its unique technology in the prepaid sector. Usio is headquartered in San Antonio, TX, with offices in Austin, TX and Franklin, TN, just outside of Nashville.

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