UNITED STATES
                             WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549


                                    FORM 8-K

                                 CURRENT REPORT

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

       Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): January 28, 2005


                           Meta Financial Group, Inc.
             (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


         Delaware                        0-22140                 42-1406262
(State or other jurisdiction of     (Commission File)        (IRS Employer
incorporation or organization)           Number              Identification No.)
                   121 East Fifth Street, Storm Lake, IA 50588
               (Address of principal executive offices)(Zip Code)

       Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (712) 732-4117


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Section 5 - Corporate Governance and Management

Item 5.03. Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal

               On Friday, January 28, 2005, the Registrant filed an amendment to
               its Articles of Incorporation with the State of Delaware,
               changing its name to Meta Financial Group, Inc. from First
               Midwest Financial, Inc. The amendment was approved by the Board
               of Directors, subject to shareholder approval, and announced in
               June 2004. On Monday, January 24, 2004, the amendment was
               approved by shareholders at the Company's annual meeting. The
               amendment became effective as of the close of business on January
               28, 2005. There were no other amendments to the Articles of


     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.

                                        META FINANCIAL GROUP, INC.              
                                 By: /s/ Ronald J. Walters  
                                     Ronald J. Walters,
                                     Senior Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer
                                     and Chief Financial Officer

Dated: February 3, 2005