ACE Cash Express reported Monday that its payday loan business through Goleta National Bank is its fastest growing business segment. The Company says it anticipates the number of GNB loan transactions in which participations are purchased, which was 989,000 in the last two quarters to reach approximately 460,000 in the current quarter. ACE’s total revenue for the quarter ending 12/31/01, increased 21%, to $54.7 million from $45.1 million. Net income for the quarter was $2.0 million. Check cashing fees increased 12% to $25.7 million and loan fees/interest increased 56% to $20.2 million. ACE also noted yesterday that it now has 171 self-service check-cashing machines deployed in 28 states throughout the country. For complete details on ACE Cash Express’ current and past performance visit CardData ([www.carddata.com]).