Coinstar Sees Revenues Jump 42% From Q1/08

Coinstar reported that its first quarter revenues increase to $271.2 million or a 42.3% increase from the prior year period. The
EBITDA $ 42.1 million with Net Income attributable to Coinstar Inc. $ 2.0 million. The results reflect certain
non-recurring charges including employee transition
costs relating to the former CEO, net of tax, of $0.7 million or $0.02
per diluted share; expenses resulting from implementing new
standards, FAS 141(R) and FAS 160; specifically the deal costs and other
charges relating to the purchase of the non-controlling interest in
Redbox, net of tax, of $0.9 million, or $0.03 per diluted share; and
the write-off of acquisition costs in implementing new standard FAS
141(R), net of tax, of $0.6 million or $0.02 per diluted share. Earnings per share excluding these non-recurring charges for the quarter
ended March 31, 2009 was $0.14.

COINSTAR REVENUES
1Q/08: $190.5 million
2Q/08: $219.9 million
3Q/08: $240.5 million
4Q/08: $261.0 million
1Q/09: $271.2 million
Source: CardData (www.carddata.com).

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ABA Reports Reduction in Consumer Credit

The ABA has issued a formal statement regarding the 6.5% decrease in access to credit for the first quarter. The ABA statement acknowledges that “consumers are using cash,
rather than credit and even paying down loans and falling personal income combined with rising savings
rates translates rapidly into less demand for consumer credit”. Additionally, savings rates have increased from 0.5% to 4.2%
(year-over-year), which represents a shift from consumption to savings
of over $400 billion dollars annually. Retail sales also fell in March
by 9% (year-over-year), showing that the need to borrow to make
purchases is less than in previous quarters”.

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MC & HOCKEY

MasterCard Canada has rolled out “Little Fans in Big Seats”, a new
MasterCard program that will give kids the chance to experience the
thrill of watching pro and junior hockey games. The long-term goal of
the Little Fans in Big Seats program is to put
thousands of Canada’s youth in premium seats at MasterCard-sponsored
hockey games across the country. Little Fans in Big Seats is
distributing tickets with the support of Big
Brothers and Big Sisters of Canada (BBBSC).

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MARCH LEI

The Conference Board Leading Economic
Index (LEI) for Japan decreased 3.5% and The Conference Board
Coincident Economic Index (CEI) decreased 1.1% in March. The positive
contributors to the index include interest rate spread, stock
prices, the (inverted) business failures, and real money supply. The
negative contributors include real operating profits, the six-month
growth rate of labor productivity, the Tankan business conditions
survey, dwelling units started, the new orders for machinery and
construction component and the index of overtime worked. With March’s
decline, the leading economic index
has fallen by 26.4% (about a -45.9% annual rate) from
September 2008 to March 2009, the largest six-month decline in its
44-year history. Moreover, the weaknesses among the leading indicators
continued to be very widespread. The Conference Board LEI for Japan now
stands at 68.8 (2004=100)

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MoneyGram Q1 Transaction Volume Rises 4%

MoneyGram International reports that its money transfer and bill
payment transaction volume increased 4% year over year. Net income also
grew 18% to $11.8 million. First-quarter total revenue of $279.9 million
compares with total revenue of $17.1 million, which includes $307.3
million of net securities losses, in the first quarter of 2008. Total
revenue for the Global Funds Transfer segment increased to $259.7
million in the first quarter of 2009 from $219.0 million in the
comparable period last year. First quarter net revenue in the Payment
Systems segment of $17.9 million includes net investment revenue of $8.4
million. This compares with a net loss of $299.6 million in the first
quarter of 2008, which reflects $262.9 million in net securities losses
and a $57.0 million loss on swaps. During the quarter, MoneyGram
increased its presence in key markets with the signing of M. Lhuillier
in the Philippines, which added 1,200 agent locations in the country,
and through an important win with Bank of China in Beijing. Also, the
Company recently announced it will begin offering MoneyGram services
through two key agents in India, Punjab National Bank and Allahabad
Bank, which will add nearly 6,000 locations in this market. For complete
details on MoneyGram’s results visit CardData ([www.carddata.com](http://www.carddata.com)).

MONEYGRAM NET REVENUE HISTORICAL
1Q/08: $102.4 million
2Q/08: $143.7 million
3Q/08: $148.8 million
4Q/08: $193.6 million
1Q/09: $160.9 million
Source: CardData (www.carddata.com)

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Bankrate 1Q/09 Revenues Decline 10%

Bankrate says it will not be issuing guidance for 2009 as the
environment continues to provide limited visibility. Total revenue for
the first quarter was $38.3 million, down 10%. Online revenue for the
first quarter was $36.5 million, a decrease of 9%. Graphic advertising
and lead generation revenue was $25.4 million, a decrease of 4%.
Hyperlink revenue for the quarter was $11.0 million, a decrease
of 19%. Print publishing and licensing revenue for the first quarter was
down 23% to $1.9 million. However, page views for the first quarter were
199.5 million, a sequential increase of 21%. For complete details on
Bankrate’s latest results visit CardData ([www.carddata.com](http://www.carddata.com)).

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Merchants Implement Shift4 Technology

OR-based Bruce Carey Restaurants and Clamity Jae’s have elected to implement Shift4’s “MICROS” drivers to safeguard against data theft and to
alleviate issues associated with Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance.
Shift4’s enhanced drivers for “MICROS 3700”, “8700” and “9700” POS systems use
Tokenization technology to replace real CHD in the files and logs of the
POS with a random alphanumeric “Token.” If a Shift4 driver is installed
on an older, non-compliant legacy system, the Shift4 driver removes the
previously stored data and makes it secure, thus bringing it into
compliance. If the Shift4 driver is installed on a newer, compliant
version, the system will further enhance security by removing all usable
CHD and preventing new CHD from ever entering the system. In addition to
enhanced “MICROS” drivers, Shift4 has interfaces with over 300 leading
POS/PMS systems that support CIRT technology.

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PAYPASS WATCH

Emirates NBD and Levant have launched a wrist watch equipped
with MasterCard’s “PayPass” contactless technology. The new watch will enable consumers to make purchases under AED 100 without the need for a
signature or PIN at select merchants within the UAE. Purchases exceeding
AED 100 will, however require a signature. Emirates NBD and MasterCard developed this watch in collaboration with LAKS, a well-known Austrian watchmaker and Austria Card, the leading supplier of smart cards and personalization services in Central and Eastern Europe. This limited edition Emirates NBD MasterCard “PayPass Watch” is being issued as a supplementary device to MasterCard credit cards. Emirates NBD was the first MasterCard customer in the UAE to launch a MasterCard “PayPass” card program in 2007.

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Discover Card Tops Brand Keys Index

According to the “2009 Brand
Keys Customer Loyalty Engagement Index”, Discover® Card ranked No. 1
in customer
loyalty among leading credit card brands, Discover Card has won the
credit card category 12 years in a row. Brand Keys’ methodology identifies the most important drivers of
customer loyalty in a given product or service category. Drivers for the
credit card category include rates, fees and flexibility; rewards and
services; ease and speed of interactions; and protection and precision.
Researchers assemble a statistical combination of emotional values with
the rational rating of attributes that identify the bond between
consumers and a brand.

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Pipeline Data Names a New EVP/CFO

Pipeline Data has tapped Chris Anderson, previously with CheckFree, as its EVP/CFP. Anderson will be responsible
for all of the company’s financial and administrative operations,
including Finance, Accounting, Treasury, Tax, Human Resources, and
Investor Relations. While with CheckFree he was an integral part of
the Executive Management Team for the Software Division, during
which time the division experienced a period of unprecedented
international expansion, and revenue and margin growth. Before joining
CheckFree/Fiserv in 2005, Anderson served seven years as Chief Financial
Officer for London Bridge Group of North America, Inc., a global
software company which later was acquired by Fair Isaac Corporation.
Anderson is a Summa Cum Laude graduate in Managerial Economics
from the University of California and is a Certified Public Accountant.

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ACM Offers Free Online Bill Pay

ACM Payment Processing Solutions is offering free customized implementation of its “ONLINE BILL PAY”
product for a limited time and introducing its
new “no commitment” pricing with the lowest transaction fees
available today. With a zero investment users can have a customized template on their website enabling customers
to quickly and easily make payments at an extremely attractive
transaction rate. ACM also offers a broad range of additional payment services including: Check Guarantee, ACH Processing, ACH Processing and Guarantee(E-mmediate) and Credit Card Acceptance Program.

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Delego and Seven Principles Team

Canadian provider Delego Software and Germany-based Seven
Principles have teamed to create
global electronic payments solution for companies running SAP®
Software. The Delego solution has long been an international leader for
electronic payments in the SAP market and the addition of key
functionality enhancements from the GMAPay solution makes Delego the
best global choice for automating credit card transactions.

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