Gary Dachis of Unbank Named Check Casher of the Year by Financial Service Centers of America and Cheklist Magazine

(Washington, D.C., October 24, 2002) - Gary A. Dachis, president of Unbank Company, was named Check Casher of the Year by the Financial Service Centers of America (FiSCA) and Cheklist magazine. The Check Casher of the Year Award was presented to Dachis at FiSCA’s National Conference and Exposition held earlier this month in Washington, D.C.

“Gary Dachis is a leader in our industry. Gary gives freely of his time to support the industry as FiSCA’s treasurer and as an executive committee member. Moreover, Unbank is highly innovative and very involved in the communities that it serves,” said William Siegel, chairman of FiSCA. “He truly deserves this tribute because he sets a standard by which the rest of the industry can measure itself.”

Dachis has been in the financial services industry since 1975. His background includes a wide range of experience, from real estate finance, secondary financing, casino financing and check cashing operations. He founded Unbank in 1983. The company, based in Minneapolis, has 10 locations. Unbank was recognized by FiSCA in 2001 for its community service programs with an Activa Award.

The Check Casher of the Year Award was presented to Dachis by Brian Burkart, publisher of Cheklist magazine, during a luncheon at the 14th annual FiSCA National Conference and Exposition.

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About FiSCA

FiSCA is a national association whose members provide local communities with check cashing; access to money orders; money wire transfers; automatic teller machine access; the ability to make bank withdrawals and balance inquiries; cash advances; Social Security benefit payments; public assistance benefits; electronic bill payment services; deferred deposit services and more. FiSCA, founded in 1986, is the leading voice on legislative, regulatory and business issues that effect its members and the rights of consumers to access basic financial services. More information about the organization is available at www.fisca.org.