Money Mart Financial Services is a leading provider of financial services in North America. For 40 years we've been committed to providing financial solutions that meet the evolving needs of consumers and business owners.

Backed by a retail network of over 700 locations and robust digital and mobile platforms, we provide access to cash and related products to help our customers achieve their goals. Our highly skilled workforce puts customers first in everything we do.

Our customers are typically in the subprime part of the credit spectrum. Many have impaired credit histories and may not qualify for traditional credit products. We are proud to say, "yes," when others won't.

Our services include long, medium, and short-term loans, check cashing services, money transfers, and prepaid debit card services. Wherever customers are on their financial journey, Money Mart Financial Services provides solutions.

What We Stand For

VISION

We will be the preferred provider of funding solutions to address customers’ immediate financial needs

MISSION

We serve our customers with straightforward, relevant products that meet their evolving financial needs

VALUES

  • We are Principled

  • We communicate in a Candid manner

  • We hold ourselves and each other Accountable

  • We work in a Collaborative manner

  • We value Diverse teams

  • We are Respectful to ourselves, each other, and our environment

  • We hold ourselves to High Standards

  • We are Consistent in our actions

  • We are Courageous and speak up for what we believe in

  • We are Responsive to the needs of our customers

  • We create Reliable access to financial solutions

  • We are Unpretentious in our approach to service

OUR STORY

Founded in 1979 as Dollar Financial Group, Inc., Money Mart Financial Services has been providing accessible, convenient financial solutions to credit challenged and underserved consumers for four decades.

Today, we serve 2 million people annually with diverse and innovative financial products such as loans, check cashing, money transfer and prepaid cards. Through this ever-evolving suite of services, we empower customers to manage their finances and improve their lives.

We are a regulated company that embraces compliance as a means of better serving our customers. Everything we do starts with a foundation of fairness and adherence to all applicable laws, regulations, and our own guiding principles.

We believe in giving back to the communities where we live and work. With the generous support of our customers and staff, we proudly contribute approximately $500,000 annually to charities and non-profit organizations.

OUR PEOPLE

Our People. Our Strength

Glen Wakeman

Chief Executive Officer

Glen Wakeman is a global consumer financial services executive with twenty years' experience as a leader in complex global financial organizations.

Glen became the CEO of Money Mart Financial Services in January of 2017, assuming responsibility for enterprise transformation and growth. By focusing on data analytics, six sigma efficiency, and embedding compliance in our day-to-day routines, he has modernized the organization to facilitate continued evolution and growth.

Prior to joining Money Mart Financial Services, during his 20-year career at GE Capital, Glen had roles of increasing responsibility in operations, technology, business development, P&L leadership, country leadership and regional leadership. In a 5-year period, he built the GE Money Latin America Region from a start up to a 9-country region with 17,000 employees, 1000 branches, and a wide range of lending and fee products that serviced over 5 million customers.

Glen's experience is diverse. He has lived in 6 countries and worked in 33. He has served as CEO of a regional bank, co-founder of a software start-up, writer, board member, strategic advisor and CEO coach. He received his formative training at GE Capital and the University of Chicago.

Jim Odell

General Counsel

Jim Odell is Money Mart Financial Services’ EVP and General Counsel. He brings over 30 years of international experience in the financial services and banking industries in both in-house general counsel roles and private practice.

Prior to joining Money Mart Financial Services in April 2017, Jim served in general counsel roles at UBS and the Corporate and Investment Bank at Citigroup, where he advised on many of the industry’s most significant transactions and regulatory matters, most notably during the financial crisis and its aftermath. He was a partner and the head of the financial services and capital markets teams at several prominent NY-based law firms. In private practice, Jim concentrated on M&A, finance, and financial services, banking and securities regulation.

Jim's experience extends to a wide range of businesses within the financial services industry, including commercial and investment banking, consumer and private banking, brokerage, asset management, fintechs, non-bank lending and financial services, payment services, settlement and clearing. He has an established record of leading large, complex legal and compliance teams, as well as liaising with federal and state banking and commercial regulatory authorities, including the Federal Reserve, the US Treasury, the CFPB, federal and state business, securities and banking regulators, and law enforcement.

Scott Cohen

EVP, Chief Financial Officer

Scott Cohen is a financial services industry leader with over 25 years of diverse leadership experience across the finance discipline. From funding fintechs, to navigating the internet bubble, to rebuilding after the 2008 mortgage crisis, Scott has led a dynamic career helping companies navigate challenges and leverage opportunities to position for success.

Scott became the Chief Financial Officer of Money Mart Financial Services in February 2020 after serving as the company’s Chief Accounting Officer for four years. As CFO, his mandate is to improve enterprise value and customer loyalty through automated, reliable, data-driven guidance. He focuses on data analytics, six sigma efficiency, and responsible practices.

Prior to joining Money Mart Financial Services, Scott spent 10 years at Ally Financial (formerly GMAC), helping restructure and manage through the 2008 economic downturn. Scott was instrumental in the rebuilding of the company’s mortgage business and the divestiture of its European operations.

Prior to Ally, Scott held leadership roles within JPMorgan Chase and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Notably, his experience includes developing and structuring innovative finance products and leading teams engaged in over fifty acquisitions and accelerated transition projects.

Scott received his formative training at the University of California (Berkley) and Columbia Business School and has studied extensively at Cornell’s Change Management and Leadership Programs. He is also a Certified Public Accountant and valuation analyst.

Melinda (Welsh) Marchesi

EVP, Chief Operating Officer

Melinda (Welsh) Marchesi leads all consumer-facing functions for Money Mart Financial Services, including revenue growth strategy, products and services, retail operations, digital transformation, marketing, information technology, and customer relationship management. Her vision is to deliver exponential growth and modernize the customer experience using data analytics and technology.

Melinda is an accomplished leader with more than 20 years of experience and repeated success in the financial services industry. She describes herself as an “executive obsessed with transformational marketing, product innovation, and growth,” and believes that having a comprehensive omnichannel view of customers and products – being where customers are − is the key to success.

Among Melinda’s career accomplishments are the successful launch of multiple new consumer platforms, digital transformation across a range of products, leading marketing, and customer communications, and building high-preforming teams.

Melinda holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and Journalism from the University of Richmond and a Master of Arts in Professional Communication at La Salle University. In addition, Melinda is a Board Member of the Philadelphia Education Fund and is active in the professional group for women executives, Chief.

Rob Cornish

EVP, Chief Human Resources Officer

Rob Cornish joined Money Mart Financial Services in 2019. As Chief HR Officer, he leads the organization’s overall people strategy: talent acquisition, leadership development, diversity and inclusion, organizational design, employee engagement, and culture. Rob’s mandate is to support the company’s business goals by helping each Money Mart Financial Services employee succeed.

Rob’s HR career spans 30 years of varied human resources leadership. He previously led HR and Employee Relation teams as VP, Human Resources at OneMain Financial. He also has experience providing strategic HR guidance to a diverse array of businesses in a private HR consulting practice.

Rob holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Iona College.

Amit Jain

EVP, Chief Risk and Analytics Officer

Amit Jain is Money Mart Financial Services’ Chief Risk and Analytics Officer. He leads our enterprise risk management, enterprise analytics, artificial intelligence & machine learning, and credit strategy, and oversees the company’s data strategy. He is an accomplished financial services leader with over 20 years’ experience in consumer finance and specialty lending environments.

Amit is a passionate, versatile, and results-oriented leader who is committed to driving transformational change and sound profitable growth. He is known for his passion to solve complex business problems by leveraging innovation, creative solutions, and strategic thinking. Throughout his career, Amit has created a culture of innovation, collaboration, respect, discipline and responsible conduct within the various teams and organizations he has led.

Amit holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Master of Arts in Economics from Punjab University and he completed his MBA in Finance at Cleveland State University. In addition, Amit is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Financial Risk Manager (FRM), and has completed certificate programs in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning from MIT and Stanford University respectively.

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Money Mart Financial Services Products

With two million customers and 3,000 customer-focused employees, Money Mart Financial Services is one of the largest providers of alternative financial solutions North America. We offer a variety of products both online and through our 700 retail locations in the United States and Canada. We provide convenient access to cash in a fair, compliant and customer-centric way.
  • Canada
  • US
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA
Salt Lake City, UT, USA

Canada

We operate approximately 500 retail stores in Canada under the Money Mart® and Insta Cheques® (Quebec) brands. Our Canadian locations offer unsecured short, medium, and long-term consumer loans, cheque cashing, Western Union® money transfers, reloadable Mastercard® prepaid debit cards, and other ancillary products. Many services are available online at www.moneymart.ca and www.instacheques.ca.

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USA

Through our approximately 200 Money Mart® and The Check Cashing Store® locations in the United States, we offer consumer loans, check cashing, Western Union®, reloadable Mastercard® prepaid debit cards, and other ancillary products. Many services are also available online at www.moneymart.com or www.thecheckcashingstore.com.

*Product availability may vary by state

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