PAYEASE/CYBERSOURCE SOLUTIONS

eCommerce solutions are met with an impasse when attempting penetration
to the growing Chinese market given, rather than credit cards, most
consumers have Chinese debit cards provided through over 20 different
key banks across the country and is with what eCommerce brands and
merchant solutions need be integrated. Posing an issue for the consumers
and merchants alike, CyberSource and PayEase have collaborated to
address these challenges with cost-effective access to online payment
vehicles, support for the Chinese credit/debit cards and assistance to
foreign companies in navigating regulatory/licensing requirements. The
partnership also provides merchants with tax calculation for Chinese
value-added tax, recognition of the Chinese language character set and
the automation of acceptance/rejection of orders. CyberSource
Professional Services provides 228,000 businesses with its electronic
payment and risk management solutions while PayEase payment & loyalty
marketing
service provider supports over 65 different types of debit cards and 4
international credit cards.

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IDD-PAYPASS ELAN AWARD

ID Data Group plc (IDD) has been awarded the Elan Award for technical
achievement by the International Card Manufactures Association in
recognition for its development of MasterCard Paypass “Touch and Go”
payment technology. The Paypass technology was designed for use by other
MasterCard issuers contactless payment implementations for transactions
of less than GBP10. Furthermore, this is the 2nd Elan Award awarded to
ID Data over the past 3 years.

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VISA & CGI

Visa launched its first corporate responsibility program at the Clinton Global Initiative mid-year meeting. Visa says it is committed to working with leading humanitarian aid organizations that have the expertise and ability to help individuals in vulnerable communities around the world, including in cases involving disaster relief efforts. An integral part of this commitment is Visa’s new partnership with Oxfam America, an international humanitarian relief and development organization that is a highly-respected leader in advancing humanitarian aid, economic development, and poverty alleviation. Visa is making an initial three-year funding commitment to support Oxfam’s work on both humanitarian aid and targeted programs devoted to combating poverty.

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Javelin Direct Hires a New VP

Marketing agency Javelin Direct has hired Mia McNiece, previously with R/GA, as VP of Client Services. McNiece was Account Director at R/GA in New York where she contributed to building its financial services strengths by leading the pitch to win the Discover Card business, a first in the credit card category for R/GA. She also launched the online marketing campaign to promote Discover’s Motiva Card, a revolutionary credit card product. McNiece has extensive experience in interactive, direct, and general marketing. In addition to her previous work at global advertising agencies, she has served as a founding member of three start-up businesses.

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A CARD FOR YOU

Ceska Sporitelna Bank of the the Czech Republic has implemented the
Serverside Group card customization technology, now available to its
customers, as part of the bank’s “A Card for You” campaign. Available to
Ceska Sporitelna’s 3 million Visa, Maestro and MasterCard debit
cardholders, the new solution is marketed through online banner ads,
direct client emails and presentations to journalists and allows users
to upload their own photos or to select from a gallery of provided
images. Requiring no software downloads and charging cardholders EUR 7.5
per card design, the “A Card for You” campaign is designed to engage
customers for the encouragement of brand loyalty. Serverside digital
card design provides software and personalization solutions for 65 card
issuers in 21 countries through its more than 350 card programs.

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Affinion Group Q1 Revenues Rise 6%

Affinion Group reported net revenues for the first quarter of $339.2 million as compared to $320.5 million for the first quarter of 2007. Membership products revenue for the first quarter increased $2.1 million, due to the impact of purchase accounting. The increase in net revenues was due to growth in both the International and North American regions. The increase in North American revenue was primarily attributable to double digit revenue growth in Loyalty and a slight increase in Membership revenue. Net revenue, adjusted EBITDA GraphNet revenues excluding the impact of the transactions increased $15.0 million. Net revenues benefited from $3.7 million in the quarter as compared to the first quarter in 2007 due to a reduced impact of the non-cash reduction in purchase accounting as part of the transactions. For complete details on Affinion Group’s latest performance visit CardData ([www.carddata.com][1]).

AFFINION REVENUES
1Q/07: $320.5 million
2Q/07: $333.3 million
3Q/07: $330.6 million
4Q/07: $336.4 million
1Q/08: $339.2 million
Source: CardData (www.carddata.com)

[1]: http://www.carddata.com

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PAYPASS, GLOBAL PAYMENTS & PIONEER

Pioneer Petroleums has deployed Global Payment Solutions to allow its
acceptance of the Masertcard “PayPass” payment option. Allowing users to
conduct payment transactions for purchases of less than $50 with a tap
of their payment card, MasterCard “PayPass” is now accepted at 140
Pioneer locations across Ontario. Pioneer Petroleums provides fuel, car
washes, ATM bank machines and retail goods to consumers across Ontario
while MasterCard Worldwide processes over 18 billion transactions
annually for consumers and businesses in over 210 countries and territories.

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Visa Launches a Corp Responsibility Program

Visa launched its first corporate responsibility program at the Clinton Global Initiative mid-year meeting. Visa says it is committed to working with leading humanitarian aid organizations that have the expertise and ability to help individuals in vulnerable communities around the world, including in cases involving disaster relief efforts. An integral part of this commitment is Visa’s new partnership with Oxfam America, an international humanitarian relief and development organization that is a highly-respected leader in advancing humanitarian aid, economic development, and poverty alleviation. Visa is making an initial three-year funding commitment to support Oxfam’s work on both humanitarian aid and targeted programs devoted to combating poverty.

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SCM & PDS

SmartCard Marketing Systems has signed a private label bill payment
agreement with TX-based Payment Data Systems for its prepaid cards,
stored value cards and transaction processing services. With these
agreements, Payment Data will add its payment services to the
VelocityMoney.com financial platform, providing VelocityMoney.com
account holders the ability to pay bills online with over 3,200 billers
across the country. VelocityMoney.com provides Money Service for payment
gateways to merchants and consumers with processing of funds,
remittances, credit cards and PIN debit
card processing over the Internet while Payment Data Systems provides
merchants, billers banks, service bureaus and card issuers with
integrated payment solutions .

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MULTOS MULTI APPLICATION

ID Data Group has won the contract to provide its Multos
multi-application smart cards to Buypass security and payment services
solutions. This contract is worth $5 million, will be fully deployed
during the financial year ending March 2009 and is expected to provide
one of the largest global implementations of Multos technology in the
history of the organization. ID Data has been a Multos issuing partner
for 3 years and provides companies around the world with smart cards and
smart card solutions.

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Alta Vista CU to Offer Special NCR ATMS

CA-based Alta Vista Credit Union is offering its 13,000 members NCR’s “self-healing” ATMS which offer envelope-free deposits. The NCR SelfServ family offers “Intelligent Deposit” and self-healing technology that allows the ATM to quickly recover from soft failures with no need for service intervention. The AVCU order includes NCR “SelfServ 30 Series” ATMs, which offer the most comprehensive capabilities, NCR’s “APTRA” software and a three-year second-line services agreement.

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