MacKechnie added: "Expanding to South Florida has been on our radar screen for many years and we are excited about the opportunity to bring the Amscot brand to Miami-Dade and Broward counties."
Amscot Financial is committed to responsible corporate citizenship and has a "Kids First" community contributions policy. Every August, the company conducts its annual Just-a-Dollar campaign. Customers are invited to contribute $1 as part of their local education foundation; Amscot collects and tracks donations and adds a corporate match of $10,000. In 2012, Amscot and its customers combined to raise a total of more than $171,000, which was distributed to local education foundations through the Florida Consortium of Education Foundations. Over seven years, the Just-a-Dollar campaign has raised more than $718,000 for education foundations.
In South Florida, Amscot recently partnered with the Kiwanis of Little Havana to sponsor the group's Annual Christmas Fair. The annual holiday event provides toys for thousands of underprivileged children in Miami-Dade County.
"Because we call Florida home, we believe it is important to be involved in the lives of our communities," MacKechnie said. "We look forward to all the opportunities that South Florida has to offer."About Amscot Financial Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., Amscot Financial is a leading provider of convenient, consumer-oriented financial services, including check cashing, bill payment, money transfers, cash advances and money orders through its business division, Amscot International Money Order Company. Amscot also offers the Amscot Prepaid MasterCard ®, a pre-paid debit card that enables owners to make purchases from any location that accepts MasterCard. Amscot Financial currently operates more than 200 retail financial service centers throughout Florida and employs more than 2,000 employees. Amscot Financial has been recognized by the Tampa Bay Business Journal as one of Tampa Bay's Best Places to Work for five years. For additional information, please visit the company's website at www.amscot.com. SOURCE Amscot Financial