DATE: October 19, 2008
FiSCA Names Jay Shipowitz, CEO and Chairman of ACE Cash
Express, Its Financial Service Provider
of the Year
Las Vegas, NV – The Financial
Service Centers of America (FiSCA) today recognized Jay Shipowitz, CEO
and Chairman of ACE Cash Express, as its 2008 William Siegel Financial
Service Provider of the Year. The award was presented during
FiSCA’s 20th Annual Conference and Exposition in Las Vegas,
NV. This is the 18th year FiSCA has presented this award to a
leader in the financial service center industry.
“Through the leadership of Jay Shipowitz, ACE
Cash Express epitomizes our industry’s cutting edge,” said
Joe Coleman, FiSCA Chairman. “From the quality of the stores the
company operates to the innovative products and services offered there,
ACE has set the gold standard for how businesses should treat their
customers. Jay and ACE epitomize how good customer service is also good
for the bottom line.”
In addition to being a leader in innovation, under
Shipowitz’s leadership ACE also has deepened their engrained sense
of community and has demonstrated the importance of building strong
local ties. ACE is a frequent winner of FiSCA’s Activa Awards.
Every year, ACE generously donates money and employee time to a wide
array of initiatives throughout their service area. As a result, the
company enjoys a sterling reputation in communities across America.
“In addition to his day job, Jay is a key
leader within FiSCA, constantly demonstrating his commitment to
providing positive direction and guidance in shaping the future of our
industry,” continued Coleman. “For many years he has been a
dynamic force for positive change which I expect to continue for many
years to come.”
The award was renamed in honor of former FiSCA
Chairman William Siegel who passed away earlier this year.
About Ace Cash Express, Inc.
ACE Cash Express, Inc. is a leading retailer of financial
services, including short-term consumer loans, check cashing, and bill
payment and prepaid debit card services, and the largest owner and
operator of check cashing stores in the United States and the second
largest owner and operator of short-term consumer loan stores in the
United States. As of May 1, 2008, ACE had a network of 1,792 stores in
38 states and the District of Columbia, consisting of 1694 company-owned
stores and 98 franchised stores. ACE focuses on serving consumers,
many of whom seek alternatives to traditional banking relationships in
order to gain convenient and immediate access to financial services. For
more information, visit www.acecashexpress.com.
FiSCA, founded in 1987, is the national trade association for more than
7,000 individual financial service centers across the United States.
FiSCA members provide a wide variety of financial services and products
to their communities, including check cashing, money orders, money
transfers, and electronic bill payment services, automatic teller
machine access, government benefit and payroll payments, small dollar
short-term loans, electronic tax preparation, prepaid debit cards,
deposit acceptance services, public transportation fare and token sales,
motor vehicle license plate and title distribution, postage stamp sales
and numerous other services. For more information, please visit www.fisca.org.