Razvojna banka Banja Luka has become Euronet’s tenth bank customer for EFT outsourcing services. The deal came through EuroPlanet, Euronet’s joint venture in Serbia with Komercijalna banka, and Arius. EuroPlanet has contracts in place with seven banks in Serbia and Montenegro and three in Bosnia Hercegovina. As of July, 50 ATMs, 76,000 debit cards and 312 POS terminals are being operated from EuroPlanet’s processing center in Belgrade. EuroPlanet estimates that it now services approximately 40% of all ATMs in the Serbian market and approximately 30% of all cards in the Serbia and Montenegro market.


VeriFone has signed four European channel partners including EL-ME Ag in
Germany, Necomplus in Spain, Smartel SpA in Italy, and VIDRA info in
Yugoslavia.VeriFone has more than 30 existing partners that make up the
company’s extensive channel to market in the Europe, Middle East and Africa
region. EL-ME Ag specializes in the development, production and
distribution of electronic systems for the German market. SMARTEL SpA is
dedicated to the design and deployment of card, payment and loyalty systems
as well as the support and management of POS-terminal networks and has more
than 280,000 terminals installed throughout the country. Necomplus has
nearly 10 years of experience in serving the merchant and acquirer
community in Spai offering software solutions for electronic payment
including multi-application capability at the Point-of-Sale, remote
diagnostics and management tools, and innovative loyalty systems. VIDRA
Info, a wholly owned subsidiary of Arius, is an IBM Business Partner
serving more than ten of Yugoslavia’s leading banks and some of the largest
public organizations in the country, and has recently formed a joint
venture with Komercijalna Banka and Euronet to set up and run a national
processing centre for POS and ATM transactions.


Belgrade-based VIDRA Info, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Arius Group
has signed a deal to become VeriFone’s channel partner in Yugoslavia. The
first contract from the partnership resulted in the first shipment of 1,000
“Omni 3750” terminals to the Komercijalna Bank of Yugoslavia. The “Omni
3750” has proved to be the fastest selling model in VeriFone’s history
reaching a milestone of 70,000 terminals shipped in the eight months since
its launch in January of this year. VIDRA info’s parent company, Arius
designs and produces software for the implementation of specific
information systems and has recently formed a joint venture with
Komercijalna Banka and Euronet to set up and run a processing center for
POS and ATM transactions in Yugoslavia. Komercijalna banka is a Europay
principal member, a VISA associate member, an exclusive American Express
agent and YUBA card issuer.