Companies Join Forces to Help Courts Streamline Disbursements to Citizens

January 16, 2018 – Canton, OH –– equivant, a leading supplier of justice information management technologies, has partnered with CourtFunds to bring prepaid debit cards as a payment disbursement option to our Court Case Management Systems.

This partnership will allow equivant’s court customers to quickly load and issue prepaid cards with 24/7 online tracking and built-in financial auditing and reports. The equivant and CourtFunds systems will securely share information to facilitate issuance and reconciliation of debit cards, in turn eliminating check writing, postage costs, trips to the bank, and uncashed checks while providing instant access to funds for constituents.

“Consumers are demanding faster options for accessing funds for payment due and services rendered,” says Daren Jackson CEO of Rapid Financial Solutions. “In today’s digital world, check issuing and cashing is becoming a thing of the past for municipalities and customers. CourtFund’s partnership with equivant is one step closer in helping local governments meet the demands for frictionless payments in the new instant access economy we’re all part of.”

“We are excited to partner with CourtFunds, enabling our Court Case Management customers with another option for financial distributions to the public for case refunds,” says Jeffrey Harmon, General Manager of equivant. “Whether bond reimbursement, restitution or any other payment option, the ability to offer immediate access to funds for these court activities streamlines the court payment process and increases the customer service experience by accelerating the speed of payments.”

About CourtFunds

CourtFunds, powered by Rapid Financial Solutions, was established in 2005 as a prepaid card program manager and card processor. CourtFunds works with businesses to provide complete end-to-end payment solutions. Rapid employs a team of dedicated prepaid professionals whose goal is to ensure core business objectives are met, expectations are exceeded, and the customers prepaid card experience reaches the highest levels of satisfaction. For more information visit

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