This new technology allows consumers to purchase a ReadyCARD Prepaid MasterCard that is activated and ready to use immediately. The prepaid card can be purchased in less than one minute, according to Ready Credit.

The ReadySTATION kiosk will also allow consumers to reload personalized ReadyCARDs and check their card balances for free.

Ready Credit has started deploying ReadySTATIONs in Minnesota and Texas and said that it anticipates a nationwide deployment beginning in the fourth quarter of 2006.

Our many years of experience in the prepaid card market have made us aware of the need and demand for a powerful and easy to use self service technology solution, said Jim Tingey, senior vice president of Palm Desert National Bank. As the issuing bank for the ReadyCARD Prepaid MasterCard, we are pleased to be working with Ready Credit Corporation and MasterCard in bringing this innovative product solution to consumers.