Interac Flash™ - the Newest Fresh Ingredient at Pizza Nova®

Interac Flash contactless debit technology to be accepted at all Pizza Nova locations

TORONTO, Sept. 12, 2012 /CNW/ - Interac Association is pleased to announce that Pizza Nova Take Out Ltd. will soon accept Interac Flash at all of its locations across Southern Ontario, making it even easier for Pizza Nova customers to enjoy the wide variety of menu items it offers. Interac Flash, which is an enhancement of Interac® Debit, is Canada's first contactless debit technology.

"There is an increasing demand among consumers for cashless transactions using contactless solutions such as Interac Flash," said Mark O'Connell, President and CEO, Interac Association and Acxsys Corporation. "We are very pleased that Pizza Nova has joined the growing number of merchants who are providing their customers the opportunity to conduct faster, more convenient debit transactions."

"We take pride in giving our customers products and service that exceed their expectations," said Domenic Primucci, President, Pizza Nova. "By offering the convenience and speed of Interac Flash, backed by the security of chip debit technology, we're continuing to provide our customers with simply the best customer experience when they visit our restaurants."

Pizza Nova began accepting Interac Flash in August 2012 and will complete rollout in October 2012.

About Interac Flash

Interac Flash gives cardholders the choice to pay for smaller value items faster than ever before by simply holding their card at a contactless point-of-sale reader that supports Interac Flash.

Interac Flash uses the existing chip debit infrastructure, which protects it from fraud tactics such as copying and "electronic pick-pocketing". It offers strong consumer protections and unique security features, including the fact that the card never leaves the user's hand. Leveraging the trusted Interac brand, cardholders are also protected from unauthorized transactions under the Interac Zero Liability Policy* and merchants continue to receive the benefits of secure and non-refutable transactions associated with PIN-based Interac Debit.

Interac Flash enabled debit cards are already being issued by Scotiabank, RBC Royal Bank and TD Canada Trust and an increasing number of merchants are signing up to provide the service to their customers.

Visit www.interacflash.ca for more information.

About Interac Association

A recognized world leader in debit card services, Interac Association is responsible for the development and operations of the Interac network, a national payment network that allows Canadians to access their money through Interac Cash at 60,000 Automated Banking Machines and Interac Debit at 766,000 point-of-sale terminals across Canada. Interac Flash, a secure contactless enhancement of Interac Debit allows Canadians to pay for items instantly with their Interac chip debit card at a reader that supports Interac Flash.

Interac Association was founded in 1984 and is comprised of a diverse membership that includes banks, trust companies, credit unions, caisses populaires, merchants, and technology and payment related companies.

Other related services offered by Acxsys Corporation, whose shareholders are the architects of the Interac network, include: Interac Online, for secure online payments made directly from a bank account; Interac e-TransferTM, for the transfer of money from one person's bank account to another person's bank account using an email address or mobile phone number**; and international services, which provide Canadian cardholders with point-of-sale access at nearly 2 million U.S. retailers, and PULSE, Discover, Diners Club International and UnionPay cardholders access to ABMs in Canada.

About Pizza Nova

Founded in 1963, Toronto-based Pizza Nova is a family-operated business with over 125 locations in Southern Ontario offering online ordering at pizzanova.com. Specializing in fresh, gourmet toppings, Pizza Nova serves over 4 million pizzas annually and offers a wide range of menu items including Fresh Salads, Lasagna, Panzerotti, Ciabatta Sandwiches, Focaccia Barese™, Chicken Wings and their Famous Back Ribs. Pizza Nova locations offer delivery, pickup and some sit-down service. They are also the 2012 winner of the Canadian Franchise Association's highest honour, the CFA Award of Excellence. Visit pizzanova.com.

Interac, Interac Flash and Interac e-Transfer are trade-marks of Interac Inc. Used under license.

* All Interac cardholders are protected from losses resulting from circumstances beyond their control under the Interac Zero Liability Policy.  See your financial institution for details.

**The Interac e-Transfer service, for secure person-to-person payments, is currently available to customers of over 90 banks and credit unions including BMO Bank of Montreal, CIBC, President's Choice Financial, National Bank, RBC Royal Bank, Scotiabank and TD Canada Trust among others. Central 1, through participating credit unions, offers the option of using mobile phone numbers, in addition to email, to notify Interac e-Transfer recipients. Money never travels by email or text message. More information about the Interac e- Transfer service and a complete list of participating banks and credit unions can be found at www.interac.ca.

SOURCE: Interac Association

For further information:

Media contact:
Teri Murphy
Interac Association / Acxsys Corporation
tmurphy@interac.ca
416-869-7171


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