Since 1955, H&R Block has been known as the go-to company for income tax advice and tax return preparation. What many consumers don’t know—but word is spreading fast—is that the company has been expanding its services significantly to become a “tax plus” company—preparing tax returns, plus offering year-round financial products and services.

H&R Block Bank offers the Emerald Suite of products, a line of financial products that includes a general-purpose reloadable prepaid card, a secured credit card, a small-dollar line of credit, and a savings account. While the company introduced the H&R Block Emerald Prepaid MasterCard® in late 2006, it has recently added new products and increased focus on its Emerald suite.

“These may be some of the best products you’ve never heard of,” said Aaron Caid, vice president of Financial Services and leader of the Emerald Card team. “Our year-round financial tools are core to H&R Block.”