Read what policymakers say about the financial service center industry:

“There is an ongoing need for what you do. If there wasn’t a need for your services, you could not go on doing what you do….It is important what you say to the people who criticize the products you offer, like payday loans. They say ‘no, no, that’s wrong’ but they never offer an alternative. People in the communities you serve need the leverage and opportunity for access to credit that you provide. Since we know that banks are not going to do it and these are services Americans are crying out for, what you do is important.”
Kweisi Mfume, Former President and Chief Executive Officer, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)

“NetSpend’s platform is an idea whose time has come.  It allows underserved Americans to participate in the mainstream economy.” 
Former U.S. Senator Bill Bradley (D-New Jersey), regarding the FiSCA/NetSpend National Savings Program

“You have an industry people choose to use. They choose it over banks and they are satisfied with the service they receive. That is our free enterprise system.”
U.S. Rep. Spencer Bachus (R-Alabama)

“I love the work you do and I love how you do it. In the rush to create huge national and international conglomerates, the needs of the smaller, hard working, not yet rich, struggling American, often an immigrant like my mother and father, are either ignored or met indifferently by both private industry and government. You serve those communities well and I congratulate you.”
Mario M. Cuomo, Former Governor, New York State