- Agreement expected to materially increase Company's annual gross transaction value -
VANCOUVER, March 12 /CNW/ - VersaPay Corporation (TSXV: VPY) ("VersaPay" or the "Company"), a provider of merchant credit, debit, gift and loyalty card payment processing solutions, today announced that it has signed a five-year, exclusive agreement (the "Agreement") with a major Canadian vacation package provider.
"With its more than $250 million in credit and debit card transactions last year, we expect this customer to increase our annual gross transaction value run rate by approximately 50%," said Michael Gokturk, CEO VersaPay. "This is our most significant customer win to date, validating our ability to serve large-scale merchants and provide competitive pricing. We continue to expand our presence in the vacation travel industry, a market that provides further growth opportunities."
Under the terms of the Agreement, VersaPay will be the exclusive provider of credit and debit card payment processing solutions to all of this customer's agency outlets. This will include integration with VersaPay's PCI-compliant (meets Payment Card Industry data security requirements) payment gateway for all transactions. VersaPay will generate revenue based on a percentage value of each transaction processed through its payment systems.
Mr. Gokturk added: "We pride ourselves on our competitive rates, industry-leading technology and excellent customer service. As such, we are extremely pleased that those attributes, in combination with our partnership with the Association of Canadian Travel Agencies, resulted in us being selected to provide electronic commerce and payment processing solutions to such a large player in the vacation travel industry."
VersaPay's (TSXV: VPY) proprietary technology enables businesses and consumers across Canada to accept and process credit, debit and gift card transactions. As a payment services and financial technology company serving over 3,000 Canadian businesses, VersaPay, in conjunction with its partners, provides the hardware, technology, infrastructure and support services that businesses of all types require to accept and process electronic payments from their consumers and clients.
While its core business is payment processing services, VersaPay also provides enhanced financial technology solutions such as VersaEFT - the Company's proprietary Electronic Bill Presentment and Payment solution - which enables merchants and consumers to easily transact with one another.
The Company was recognized by PROFIT Magazine as Canada's Top Emerging Growth Company and was ranked Number 1 in Canada on the 2009 HOT 50 List. VersaPay is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada and has operations in Toronto and Montreal. To learn more about VersaPay, visit http://www.versapay.com
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