Washington, D.C.  20549



Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): June 10, 2024


(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)(Commission File Number)(IRS Employer Identification No.)

5501 South Broadband Lane, Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57108
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (877) 497-7497
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each classTrading Symbol(s)Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, $.01 par valueCASHThe NASDAQ Stock Market LLC

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter). Emerging growth company

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.

Item 7.01    Regulation FD Disclosure.

Pathward Financial, Inc. has prepared an investor presentation concerning its business, operations, performance and other matters that it intends to post on its website, www.pathwardfinancial.com, as well as to use in connection with meetings with and presentations to current and potential investors and other interested parties commencing on June 12, 2024. A copy of the investor presentation is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 hereto and is incorporated herein by reference.

The information furnished in this Item 7.01, including Exhibit 99.1 hereto, shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filings under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.

The investor presentation contains forward-looking statements that involve certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by these statements. Please refer to the cautionary notes in the investor presentation regarding these forward-looking statements.

Item 9.01    Financial Statements and Exhibits.    
(d) Exhibits.
Exhibit NumberDescription of Exhibit
Investor Presentation dated June 10, 2024.
104Cover Page Interactive Data File (the cover page iXBRL tags are embedded within the Inline XBRL document).

    Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Date: June 10, 2024By:
/s/ Gregory A. Sigrist
Gregory A. Sigrist
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer


Pathward Financial, Inc. (Nasdaq: CASH) | June 2024 Investor Presentation2 FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS This investor update contains “forward-looking statements” which are made in good faith by Pathward Financial, Inc. (the “Company”) pursuant to the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. You can identify forward-looking statements by words such as “may,” “hope,” “will,” “should,” “expect,” “plan,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “believe,” “estimate,” “predict,” “potential,” “continue,” “could,” “future,” “target,” or the negative of those terms, or other words of similar meaning or similar expressions. You should carefully read statements that contain these words because they discuss our future expectations or state other “forward-looking” information. These forward-looking statements are based on information currently available to us and assumptions about future events, and include statements with respect to the Company’s beliefs, expectations, estimates, and intentions, which are subject to significant risks and uncertainties, and are subject to change based on various factors, some of which are beyond the Company’s control. Such risks, uncertainties and other factors may cause our actual growth, results of operations, financial condition, cash flows, performance and business prospects and opportunities to differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, these forward-looking statements. Such statements address, among others, the following subjects: future operating results including our earnings per share guidance, future effective tax rate, and related performance expectations; progress on key strategic initiatives; expected results of our partnerships; our goals regarding the addition of recurring revenue and related expected performance impacts; expected nonperforming loan resolutions and net charge-off rates; the performance of our securities portfolio; the impact of card balances related to government stimulus programs; customer retention; loan and other product demand; new products and services; credit quality; the level of net charge-offs and the adequacy of the allowance for credit losses; and technology. The following factors, among others, could cause the Company's financial performance and results of operations to differ materially from the expectations, estimates, and intentions expressed in such forward-looking statements: maintaining our executive management team; expected growth opportunities may not be realized or may take longer to realize than expected; the potential adverse effects of unusual and infrequently occurring events, including the impact on financial markets from geopolitical conflicts such as the military conflicts in Ukraine and the Middle East, weather-related disasters, or public health events, such as pandemics and any governmental or societal responses thereto; our ability to achieve brand recognition for the Bank equal to or greater than we enjoyed for MetaBank; our ability to successfully implement measures designed to reduce expenses and increase efficiencies; changes in trade, monetary, and fiscal policies and laws, including actual changes in interest rates and the Fed Funds rate, and their related impacts on macroeconomic conditions, customer behavior, funding costs and loan and securities portfolios; changes in tax laws; the strength of the United States' economy, and the local economies in which the Company operates; adverse developments in the financial services industry generally such as bank failures, responsive measures to mitigate and manage such developments, related supervisory and regulatory actions and costs, and related impacts on customer behavior; inflation, market, and monetary fluctuations; our liquidity and capital positions, including the sufficiency of our liquidity; the timely and efficient development of, new products and services offered by the Company or its strategic partners, as well as risks (including reputational and litigation) attendant thereto, and the perceived overall value and acceptance of these products and services by users; the ability of the Company’s subsidiary Pathward®, N.A. (“Pathward”) to maintain its Durbin Amendment exemption; the risks of dealing with or utilizing third parties, including, in connection with the Company’s prepaid card and tax refund advance businesses, the risk of reduced volume of refund advance loans as a result of reduced customer demand for or usage of the Company’s strategic partners’ refund advance products; our relationship with, and any actions which may be initiated by, our regulators; changes in financial services laws and regulations, including laws and regulations relating to the tax refund industry and the insurance premium finance industry; technological changes, including, but not limited to, the protection of our electronic systems and information; the impact of acquisitions and divestitures; litigation risk; the growth of the Company’s business, as well as expenses related thereto; continued maintenance by Pathward of its status as a well-capitalized institution, changes in consumer borrowing, spending and saving habits; losses from fraudulent or illegal activity, technological risks and developments and cyber threats, attacks or events; the success of the Company at maintaining its high quality asset level and managing and collecting assets of borrowers in default should problem assets increase; and the other factors described under the caption “Risk Factors” and in other sections of the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the Company's fiscal year ended September 30, 2023 and in other filings made by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). The foregoing list of factors is not exclusive. We caution you not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements included herein speak only as of the date of this investor update. The Company expressly disclaims any intent or obligation to update, revise or clarify any forward-looking statements, whether written or oral, that may be made from time to time by or on behalf of the Company or its subsidiaries, whether as a result of new information, changed circumstances or future events or for any other reason.

Since our founding, we have worked to advance financial inclusion. We seek out diverse partners, including fintechs, affinity groups, government agencies, and other banks and work with them to identify markets where people and businesses are underserved. Our national bank charter, coordination with regulators, and deep understanding of risk mitigation and compliance allow us to guide our partners and deliver financial products, services and funding to the people and businesses who need them the most. We are powering financial inclusion. AT PATHWARD®, LEADING THE WAY TO FINANCIAL ACCESS IS THE HEART OF OUR BUSINESS. 3 Pathward Financial, Inc. (Nasdaq: CASH) | June 2024 Investor Presentation

BUILDING A DIVERSIFIED COMPANY DEDICATED TO FINANCIAL EMPOWERMENT FOR INDIVIDUALS AND BUSINESSES 4 1993 Listed on Nasdaq: CASH 2015 / 2016 Entered Tax Services business by acquiring Refund Advantage, SCS, and EPS 2020 Completed sale of Retail Bank division to focus on national banking operations and BaaS Developed a governance structure that aligns with key ESG efforts Converted to National Bank Charter 2004 Created Prepaid Card Sponsorship business - now Banking as a Service (BaaS) 2014 Acquired AFS/IBEX, an insurance premium finance company 2018 Acquired Crestmark Bancorp, a commercial lending company Dramatic growth in deposits from Payments business heavily invested in securities, treasuries, and bond portfolio. 1954 Founded as a savings and loan bank 2021 Sold Meta trademarks and began rebranding initiative 2022 Completed rebranding as Pathward Financial 4 Pathward Financial, Inc. (Nasdaq: CASH) | June 2024 Investor Presentation

Stable funding via BaaS partner relationships Funding Earns consistent fees from the BaaS business Operates a collateralized lending platform that outperforms in down-cycles Income 5 RESILIENT BUSINESS MODEL IN ECONOMIC CYCLES Pathward Financial, Inc. (Nasdaq: CASH) | June 2024 Investor Presentation

COLLABORATE WITH PARTNERS TO PROVIDE INNOVATIVE BANKING AS A SERVICE (BAAS) SOLUTIONS 6 Payment Solutions Issuing Solutions Credit Solutions Tax Solutions Solutions for Financial Institutions Accepting and processing payments through highspeed banking rails A leading debit and prepaid card issuer holding funds for partner programs Enable partners’ lending solutions to serve diverse credit customer needs Partner with a network of tax preparers offering a variety of products Partner with financial institutions to offer additional financial services Pathward Financial, Inc. (Nasdaq: CASH) | June 2024 Investor Presentation

7 Commercial Finance Helps Businesses Access Needed Funds Through Various Solutions Working Capital Finance Equipment Finance Structured Finance Insurance Premium Finance Ready cash for liquidity needs to new or growing companies in cyclical or seasonal industries Providing access to equipment financing, through loans and leases, without sacrificing cash flows Assisting small and mid-sized businesses and rural borrowers with primarily SBA and USDA lending to fund growth, expansion and refinancing Short-term financing for purchase of property, casualty, and liability insurance premiums Pathward Financial, Inc. (Nasdaq: CASH) | June 2024 Investor Presentation


RECORD OF STRONG EARNINGS GROWTH 9 1 2 3 4 5 Earnings Per Common Share Earnings inclusive of extraordinary items In fiscal year 2022, the company sold its Meta names and trademarks and completed a Company rebrand. Adjustments to earnings in fiscal year 2022 include the revenue from the sale, expenses associated with rebranding, and additional one- time compensation expenses stemming from organizational restructuring. Fiscal year 2023 displays GAAP earnings as the net adjustments for the period are insignificant. See appendix for non-GAAP reconciliation. Net Income $ in millions $1.67 $2.49 $2.94 $4.38 $4.49 $5.99 FY ’18 FY ’19 FY ’20 FY ’21 FY ’22 FY ’23 $5.26+29% $51.6 $97.0 $104.7 $141.7 $131.4 $163.6 FY ’18 FY ’19 FY ’20 FY ’21 FY ’22 FY ’23 $156.4 +26%CAGR CAGR Pathward Financial, Inc. (Nasdaq: CASH) | June 2024 Investor Presentation

PROFITABILITY ABOVE BANKING INDUSTRY AVERAGES 10 1 2 3 4 5 • Peer data includes commercial insured banks with assets between $3-10 billion. Return on average assets and net interest margin information gathered from the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council database. • Fiscal Year 2022 return on average assets reflects GAAP net income, which includes impacts associated with rebranding and one-time compensation expenses from organizational restructuring. 1.45% 1.74% 2.20% 2.33% 0.97% 1.32% 1.25% 1.17% FY '20 FY '21 FY '22 FY '23 Pathward Peers Return on Average Assets 4.09% 3.83% 4.84% 6.04% 3.43% 3.17% 3.13% 3.33% FY '20 FY '21 FY '22 FY '23 Pathward Peers Net Interest Margin Pathward Financial, Inc. (Nasdaq: CASH) | June 2024 Investor Presentation

TRACK RECORD OF STRONG EARNINGS GROWTH AND RIGHT-SIZED BALANCE SHEET ENABLES ONGOING RETURN OF CAPITAL 11 1 2 3 4 5 $590.0M TOTAL SHARE REPURCHASES 2Q19 TO 2Q24 $33.3M TOTAL DIVIDENDS PAID 2Q19 TO 2Q24 Note: Repurchased common shares include shares withheld to cover income taxes owed by participants related to share-based incentive plans. Pathward Financial, Inc. (Nasdaq: CASH) | June 2024 Investor Presentation

LEADER IN FAST-GROWING BAAS SECTOR 12 1 2 3 4 5 ~$2.5 Billion Moved daily in ACH and wire services >$10 Billion Moved since start of MasterCard Send and Visa Direct programs in 2020 ~280,000 ATMs Sponsored nationwide Top 50 NACHA – Top 50 ACH Originator and Receiver (#18 and #27, April 2023) >11,000 Financial institution client locations >$23 Billion Tax refunds processed annually Pathward Financial, Inc. (Nasdaq: CASH) | June 2024 Investor Presentation

PATHWARD SERVES AS A HUB OF THE BAAS ECOSYSTEM 13 1 2 3 4 5 Fed / Settlement ATM Sponsorship 80+ ISOs Processor Acquiring 25+ Processor Issuing ~20 FinTech / Program Manager Partners 65+ Financial Institution Clients 1,100+ Debit/Credit Networks 14 End User Card Holder / Consumer End User Merchants Issuing/Acquiring/ Originating Bank Regulatory/Compliance Oversight OCC Primary Regulator Pathward Financial, Inc. (Nasdaq: CASH) | June 2024 Investor Presentation

Working Capital Finance • Provides working capital for companies to meet short-term operational requirements • Primarily variable rate loans with majority of floors at or above 6% • Bank typically has dominion of funds • Heavily collateral-managed • Historically excels during economic downturns Equipment Finance • Loan and lease financing to provide access to needed equipment • Focus on equipment critical to business operations • Borrowers are investment grade companies • Primarily fixed rate loans and leases • Flexibility to sell direct originations to secondary market Structured Finance • Funding small and midsized businesses, including rural borrowers • SBA, USDA, and conventional loans with fixed or variable interest rates • Debt refinance, leveraged acquisitions, and alternative energy project finance • SBA and USDA guarantees can be sold on the secondary market Insurance Premium Finance • Typically, short-term financing to facilitate the purchase of property, casualty, and liability insurance policies • Insurance premium loans have an average term of 10 months • Fixed rate loans • Usually collateralized by insurance premiums • Very low historical loss rate RESILIENT COMMERCIAL LOAN PORTFOLIO… 14 1 2 3 4 5 Pathward Financial, Inc. (Nasdaq: CASH) | June 2024 Investor Presentation

…PRODUCES STABLE ANNUAL NET CHARGE-OFF RATES 15 Fiscal Year End Commercial Finance Loan Balances ($ in millions) $126 $113 $92 $140 $158 $207 $324 $368 $414 $474 $591 $665 $858 $1,510 $1,916 $2,308 $2,725 $3,024 $3,723 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.5 0.6 0.7 0.8 0.9 1.0 0 500 1,000 1,500 2,000 2,500 3,000 3,500 4,000 2005 1.67% 2006 1.72% 2007 1.10% 2008 1.17% 2009 1.61% 2010 0.68% 2011 0.04% 2012 0.69% 2013 0.67% 2014 0.36% 2015 -0.01% 2016 0.33% 2017 0.67% 2018 0.78% 2019 0.50% 2020 0.67% 2021 0.56% 2022 0.66% 2023 0.49% Fiscal Year NCO% 1 2 3 4 5 Pathward Acquires Crestmark Pathward Financial, Inc. (Nasdaq: CASH) | June 2024 Investor Presentation

WELL-DEVELOPED RISK MITIGATION AND COMPLIANCE CAPABILITIES 16 1 2 3 4 5 Enterprise Risk Management Our Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) program applies corporate governance to risk-taking activities. The ERM program sets strategy across the enterprise and works closely with the lines of business to ensure that risks are appropriately identified and managed. Third-Party Risk Management Just as Pathward’s ERM program oversees our own actions, our Third- Party Risk Management program ensures that our third-party relationships are controlled and mitigated. Our policy and strategy encourage us to protect our company from risk, monitor third- party activities, and report risk events. Business Continuity Management Business Continuity Management (BCM) sets standards and testing to ensure our company remains resilient in case of disaster. Our standards comply with Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) and Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) guidance. Bank Secrecy Act / Anti- Money Laundering To protect our customers, partners and company from the risks of fraud, money laundering, terrorist financing and other illicit activity, Pathward’s compliance programs are designed to keep us compliant with all federal programs and sanctions. Pathward Financial, Inc. (Nasdaq: CASH) | June 2024 Investor Presentation

APPENDIX Pathward Financial, Inc. (Nasdaq: CASH) | June 2024 Investor Presentation

18 Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Earnings Per Share Fiscal Year ($ in thousands, except per share data) 2022 2023 Net income - GAAP 156,386 163,615 Less: Gain on sale of trademarks 50,000 10,000 Less: Loss on disposal of certain mobile generators - (1,993) Add: Accelerated depreciation on certain mobile generators - 4,822 Add: Rebranding Expenses 13,148 3,737 Add: Separation related expenses 5,109 11 Add: Impairment on venture capital investments - 3,249 Add: Income tax effect 8,936 (942) Adjusted Net Income 133,579 166,485 Less: Allocation of earnings to participating securities1 2,191 2,488 Adjusted net income attributable to common shareholders 131,388 163,997 Adjusted earnings per common share, diluted $4.49 $6.09 Average diluted shares 29,232,247 26,925,606 1 Amounts presented are used in the two-class earnings per common share calculation. NON-GAAP RECONCILIATION Pathward Financial, Inc. (Nasdaq: CASH) | June 2024 Investor Presentation

19 PATHWARD’S BALANCE SHEET BaaS deposits fund Pathward’s earning asset portfolio while delivering ample fee income Pathward’s commitment to maintain the size of its balance sheet enables the return of capital to shareholders Assets Liabilities Shareholders’ Equity Earning Assets Loans & Leases Securities Portfolio Cash & Equivalents Rental Equipment Other Assets BaaS Deposits Prepaid Cards Reloadable Cards Demand Deposit Accounts Other Products Other Deposits Other Liabilities Growth in the loan portfolio is offset with lower securities holdings, improving the asset yield mix • Commercial Finance • Warehouse Lending • Tax and other Credit Solutions Pathward Financial, Inc. (Nasdaq: CASH) | June 2024 Investor Presentation

Industry Terms 20 Types of Payment Cards Banking-as-a-Service (BaaS): Providing financial services and solutions to third parties to offer through their distribution channels. Push-to-debit: The ability to move money directly to an end user. At Pathward, our push-to-debit capabilities are called “Faster Payments”. Debit Card: A type of payment card typically tied to funds held in a deposit account. Credit Card: A type of payment card typically attached to a line of credit that a user can make purchases against. Prepaid Card: A type of payment card that holds a finite amount of funds and is not directly tied to a bank account or line of credit. Virtual Card: A digital counterpart to a payment card, generated with a unique card number to settle a particular transaction by an authorized user. These are often used for one-time, business-to-business payments. Payment Players Acquiring Bank: An acquiring bank provides merchant accounts that allow a business to accept card payments and works in conjunction with the acquirer processor. In some cases, the acquiring bank and acquirer processor are a single entity. Acquiring Processors: Acquiring processors connect directly with merchants, the network and the acquiring bank, or via a payment gateway, to facilitate payment acceptance at the merchant. They provide the technical capabilities to create the system of record to communicate with authorization and settlement entities. In some cases, the acquiring bank and acquirer processor are a single entity. Issuing Bank: The issuing bank enters a relationship with the cardholder, program manager, and enables cards on a given network. The issuing bank fills three primary roles in payment processing: it is a “network sponsor,” which means it can issue cards on a given payments network; it is a holder of funds (for example, for gift cards, deposit accounts and other non-credit cards); and it is a “settlement point,” managing a consumer’s account and paying out to the merchant’s account after a purchase. Issuing Processor: Connects directly with the networks and issuing bank to provide the system of record, authorize transactions and communicate with settlement entities. Fintech: Fintech refers to the integration of technology into offerings by financial services companies in order to improve use and delivery to consumers. Merchant: A merchant simply refers to any business that accepts card-based payments either via a physical swipe (at the point-of-sale) or virtually online. Program Manager: Businesses that manage various elements of a card program on behalf of the issuing bank. The Program Manager is responsible for defining the program, operating the program, and managing its profitability. The program manager typically is responsible for establishing relationships with processors, banks, payment networks, and distributors and for establishing account(s) at banks. DEFINITIONS Pathward Financial, Inc. (Nasdaq: CASH) | June 2024 Investor Presentation

21 Asset-Based Lending: Asset-Based Lending (ABL) refers to business loans that are secured based on assets as collateral, generally accounts receivable, inventory, equipment or other balance sheet assets. Accounts Receivable: Accounts Receivable (A/R) financing refers to financing based on the value of a company’s accounts receivable (their invoices for goods or services) to another company. It is a subset of asset- based lending and is also known as factoring. Equipment Financing: Equipment Financing refers to a loan used to purchase business equipment. The financing is provided through leases such as $1 Buyout, Fair Market Value (FMV), or through term loans. Leases may appear in Loans & Leases or Rental Equipment. Factoring: Factoring refers to financing based on the purchase of a company’s accounts receivables, their invoices for goods or services. It is a subset of asset-based lending and is also known as accounts receivable financing. Insurance Premium Finance: Insurance Premium Finance refers to short-term collateralized financing to facilitate the purchases of property, casualty, and liability insurance premiums for the commercial market. Government Guaranteed Lending: A government guaranteed loan is a loan guaranteed by a government agency and financed through a lending financial entity. Government guaranteed loans include SBA loans and USDA loans. SBA Loan: An SBA loan refers to financing that is guaranteed by the Small Business Administration (SBA) and provided by a lending financial institution. SBA loans, such as an SBA 7(a) loan, may be easier for a small business to obtain because of the reduced risk for the lender. Lenders must meet sufficient requirements to be eligible as a lending entity. Term Loan: A Term loan is a loan for a specific amount that has a specified interest rate and regular payment schedule to be repaid over a set period of time. USDA Loan: A USDA loan refers to financing guaranteed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) as part of the Rural Development program and provided by a lending financial institution. USDA business loans, such as the USDA Business & Industry (B & I) loan, may be easier for a business to obtain because of the reduced risk for the lender. Lenders must meet sufficient requirements to be eligible as a lending entity. Commercial Lending Terms Definitions, Continued Pathward Financial, Inc. (Nasdaq: CASH) | June 2024 Investor Presentation

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