Third Consecutive Year for PLS Financial Services on Crain's "Fast 50" List

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Crain’s Chicago Business has named PLS Financial Services, Inc. to the publication’s annual “Fast 50” list for the third year in a row. The list, published in the June 7 edition, ranks the fastest-growing public and private companies in the Chicago area based on five-year revenue growth. PLS is ranked #17 on the 2010 list, up eleven spots from last year’s #28 ranking.

(This is) a testament to the growing demand for our products and services.

Crain’s Chicago Business has named PLS Financial Services, Inc. to the publication’s annual “Fast 50” list for the third year in a row. The list, published in the June 7 edition, ranks the fastest-growing public and private companies in the Chicago area based on five-year revenue growth. PLS is ranked #17 on the 2010 list, up eleven spots from last year’s #28 ranking.

Chicago-based PLS manages more than 300 financial service centers—including PLS Check Cashers, PLS Loan Store and PLS Motor Vehicle Services—in nine states.

“On behalf of our more than 3,100 team members, I want to say that we’re very pleased to make the ‘Fast 50’ list for the third year in a row,” said Bob Wolfberg, President, PLS. “It’s a testament to the growing demand for our products and services.”

“The commitment and dedication of our people makes this recognition possible,” added Dan Wolfberg, President, PLS. “Our team members are focused each and every day on delivering exactly what PLS stands for: ‘People—Location—Service.’”

About PLS: People. Location. Service.
Chicago-based PLS Financial Services, Inc., manages more than 350 financial service centers in Alabama, Arizona, California, Illinois, Indiana, Mississippi, New York, Texas and Wisconsin, with more than 3,100 employees. PLS is one of the largest, fastest growing and most distinguished organizations in the check cashing industry, and is a Western Union money transfer network.

PLS is listed on Inc. magazine’s “5000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America,” and has been named one of Chicago’s “101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For” by the National Association of Business Resources. For the past three years, PLS was named one of Chicago’s Largest Privately Held Companies by Crain’s Chicago Business®, and was a member of Crain’s “Fast 50” (Fastest Growing Companies). Bob and Dan Wolfberg, PLS Presidents, have been named finalists for Ernst & Young’s 2010 Entrepreneur of the Year Award. The company has also been honored with the Activa Award from the Financial Service Centers of American (FiSCA) in recognition of its charitable efforts.

The PLS brands include PLS Check Cashers, which offers check cashing, money transfer services, money orders and bill payments; PLS Loan Store, which provides consumer micro-loans and tax-preparation services; and PLS Motor Vehicle Services.

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