Electronic Clearing House has signed a contract with Moneris Solutions to provide the VISA “POS Check Service” to Moneris customers. ECHO is one of only two third-party processors and one of five acquiring processors authorized for Visa’s POS Check Service. Under the agreement, Moneris will have an exclusive right to sell the Visa POS check product to its U.S.-based merchants, which constitute a portion of its total North American merchant base. Moneris Solutions ([www.monerisusa.com]) has a 30-year history as one of North America’s largest electronic transaction processors, delivering advanced payment card processing capabilities through point-of-sale hardware, payment processing software, e-commerce solutions and a gift and loyalty program. ECHO ([www.echo-inc.com]) provides a complete solution to the payment processing needs of merchants, banks and collection agencies.