Minneapolis-based MoneyGram International reported that third quarter revenues grew 14% to $246.4 million while net income increased 21% to $29.5 million. For the Global Funds Transfer segment, which consists of money transfer (including urgent bill payment) and retail money orders, revenue increased 22% to $167.5 million and operating income increased 29% to $35.2 million in the third quarter. Money transfer transaction volume grew 39% and money transfer revenue grew 29% to $132.8 million compared to 3Q/04. The Payment Systems segment, which includes “PrimeLink/Official Check” outsourcing services, financial money orders and controlled disbursement processing services, posted flat revenues year-over year of $78.9 million. MoneyGram says that diluted earnings per share from continuing operations for the full year 2005 is expected to be in the range of $1.22 – $1.25, up from previous guidance of $1.11 – $1.15. As of September 30th, MoneyGram has approximately 84,000 money transfer agent locations worldwide. MoneyGram was spun off from Viad Corp in mid-2004. For complete details on MoneyGram’s third quarter performance, visit CardData ([www.carddata.com]).