Jackie Robinson
Jackie Robinson

CMG Worldwide and CARD.com Introduce a New James Dean Banking Experience: Making Shopping Cool Again With an Iconic VISA Prepaid Debit Card
10/11/13

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Indianapolis, Indiana and Santa Monica, California, USA - October 11, 2013 - CMG Worldwide, licensor of the James Dean brand, today announced a strategic partnership with the prepaid debit card provider CARD.com to bring a very special line of Visa debit cards to the U.S. market-all featuring the soulful rebel without a cause. Users can sign up for a James Dean card online here: http://bit.ly/1e49D6S

CARD.com believes that everyone should have a fair, fun and fashionable online alternative to traditional banks. CARD.com prepaid debit cards can be used everywhere Visa or MasterCard is accepted. The growing trend in prepaid cards is increasingly embraced by leading financial institutions such as Chase and American Express, and retailers such as Wal-Mart, 7-Eleven and Walgreens. These are not gift cards, but rather bank-issued, fraud-protected, FDIC-insured debit cards with a user-friendly online banking experience. CARD.com Prepaid Cards include 55,000 in-network ATMs, free direct deposit, and free check deposit via the company's highly intuitive mobile app.

“Consumers make purchasing choices every day, from what to buy, to their method of payment, and Card.com provides an opportunity to personalize the experience with a wide variety of prepaid debit card designs,” said Clare Neumann, IP Licensing Executive & Legal Counsel at CMG. “We are excited to open this option to the James Dean fans, and this partnership gives consumers more options-not just in terms of what kind of card they’re using at the register, but also the artistic image on the card and the financial institution sponsoring that card.”

“This partnership gives James Dean fans an entirely new way to pay, said CEO and co-founder of Card.com, Ben Katz. “People are looking for a new way to bank, free of the traditional banking system. We’re here to give them what they want.” Katz continues, “Our goal is to provide an easy-to-use, affordable banking experience that reflects the individual passions of consumers.”

The James Dean debit card can be used everywhere Visa is accepted, it is 100% FDIC insured and offers a fully featured online banking experience, just like traditional branch banking-but without any overdraft or late fees.

About CMG Worldwide
CMG is recognized as the predominant firm in the protection and marketing of the greatest entertainment, sports, music and historical personalities of the 20th century and today. Included among these are the estates of James Dean, Bettie Page, Amelia Earhart, Neil Armstrong, and Jackie Robinson, as well as living celebrities such as Chuck Berry and Bill Elliott. For more information visit: CMGWorldwide.com.

About CARD.com
CARD.com is on a mission to make prepaid cards simple and fun. We’re revamping personal finance with the aim of creating financial products that speak to the passions of consumers while providing a banking alternative that fits seamlessly into today’s mobile lifestyles. CARD Corporation's Board of Advisors include QED Investors' Nigel Morris (co-founder of Capital One), Sandy Grushow (past Chairman of Fox Television), and Raja Doddala (New Business Ventures at 7-Eleven).

MEDIA CONTACTS:

For more information about CMG Worldwide and their clients, please contact:
Cara McMains
cara@cmgworldwide.com
317-570-5000x48

For more information about licensing opportunities regarding James Dean, please contact:
Clare Neumann, Esq.
clare@cmgworldwide.com
317-570-5000x12

For more information about CARD.com and its banking products, please contact:
Zuzana Korda
zuzana@card.com
310-593-4696