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[June 11, 2014]

Financial Soccer Game Teaches Students Money Management Skills

SEATTLE --(Business Wire)--

Learning financial skills is as easy and fun as playing a video game. Just in time for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Visa, Inc. has released Financial Soccer, a new version of its fast-paced multiple-choice question game. The updated game, which features improved graphics and new questions, tests players' money management knowledge to advance down the field and try to score goals.

"Learning about budgeting, saving and responsible spending are vital skills all Americans should know," said Alejo Torres, Senior Outreach Manager for the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. "Financial Soccer is a wonderful way to get students interested in their personal finances."

Visa's Financial Soccer combines the world's most popular sport with a high-quality financial literacy curriculum to create an innovative approach for learning about money management, while tapping te passion for the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ in Brazil. The game is designed for middle school and high school students and includes lesson modules for teachers and parents.


"I wish this kind of educational video game existed when I was in school," said Chicago Fire forward Mike Magee at an event promoting the game's release. "Financial Soccer makes personal finance so fun and entertaining - you almost forget you're learning."

Member Access Pacific (MAP), the nation's only aggregator of the Visa® Debit Processing Service platform for credit unions, connects clients to resources like Financial Soccer, furthering its commitment to promoting financial literacy for all ages. Financial Soccer is part of Visa's free financial education program, Practical Money Skills, which offers educational resources for educators, parents and students including personal finance articles, games and lesson plans.

About Member Access Pacific (MAP)

Member Access Pacific (MAP) is the nation's only card processing aggregator of the Visa Debit Processing Service platform for credit unions. MAP's special role in the marketplace provides their client credit unions the unique opportunity to leverage the Technology, Security, and Service of Visa for their members. As a credit union service organization, MAP is committed to the credit union movement and they value their credit union clients first and foremost. Working directly with Visa, MAP offers customized, turn-key debit, credit, ATM, mobile, prepaid-reloadable, and gift solutions - all supported by five-star training, support and service. Learn more at www.mapacific.com.


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