Talking Payments

2012-04-16

Europe’s first online payments community goes live April 16, 2012 – “Talking Payments”, a pioneering online community launches today, providing a source of news and insight for anyone involved in the European payments industry. The first initiative of its kind, Talking Payments, operates online through www.talkingpayments.com, and brings together banks, acquirers, merchants, vendors and industry bodies to share news, views and the latest industry advancements.

Talking Payments, facilitated by Fieldworks and sponsored by payments leaders, VeriFone and Point, aims to be an authoritative source on European payments management, reflecting the views of invited members through research, analysis, blogs, polls, case studies and opinion pieces. The website is run by an editorial board of industry experts from banks, acquirers, merchants, vendors and consultants, who monitor and advise on content.

Laura Peterzan, Commercial Manager at Barclaycard and a member of the editorial board, said, “I am excited to be involved with Talking Payments as I see this as a step forward for innovating the payments community. I think it will be great to have one central location where people can access the latest information, news, and opinion trends.”

Chris Field, editorial board chairman and director of community facilitator at Fieldworks, said, “There is no other resource like Talking Payments. We are confident we can attract anyone interested in payments who currently trawls the media and the Internet in the hope of finding what they want. By joining us, members will be able to decide what they want to see featured and over time, we will run seminars and workshops to really get under the skin of this fast-changing industry.”

If you would like to submit articles for possible inclusion, please forward them to Contact. We hope you find the community stimulating and would welcome feedback on future content. Please also feel free to recommend the site to your colleagues, clients and partners!

About Talking Payments www.talkingpayments.com

Talking Payments is a global community of organisations and individuals sharing news and views on the management of payments.

About VeriFone Systems, Inc. www.verifone.com

VeriFone Systems, Inc. ("VeriFone") (NYSE: PAY) is the global leader in secure electronic payment solutions. VeriFone provides expertise, solutions and services that add value to the point of sale with merchant-operated, consumer-facing and self-service payment systems for the financial, retail, hospitality, petroleum, government and healthcare vertical markets. VeriFone solutions are designed to meet the needs of merchants, processors and acquirers in developed and emerging economies worldwide.

About Point www.pointinternational.com

The Point Group is a leading supplier of electronic payment solutions. Point services customers in Scandinavia, the Baltic states, France and the UK, and offers streamlined sales of goods and services via innovative and secure payment solutions. Every day, Point’s solutions facilitate more than 10 million secure card transactions and support 630,000 payment terminals. Point has a wide range of customers from large retail chains to small businesses and online trading sites. The Point Group is represented in the UK, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, France and Sweden and has more than 800 employees.

About Fieldworks www.fieldworksmarketing.co.uk

Fieldworks Marketing is a provider of data, content and marketing services to companies that sell to retailers, brand owners and distributors. The company acts as advisors to both retailer and vendor boards, venture capital companies, banks and consultants. We operate our own network for retailers, brand owners and their suppliers (fieldworksconnections.com), and run regular events that enable senior directors and managers to talk about their industries and the impact of global and consumer trends.

For additional information about Talking Payments, contact:

Lena Eklund,
Brand Communications Manager, Point International
Tel. (Swe) +46 70 392 64 94
Contact

Alyssa Drysdale
Fieldworks Marketing
Tel. (UK) +44 (0)1892 786916
Contact