Global Payments Inc.

NationalCard/HealthCard News Releases

2010 / 2009 / 2008 / 2007 / 2006 / 2005 / 2004 / 2003 / 2002

Rochelle Park, NJ, November, 2005 -NationalCard Processing Systems announced today that they have signed a credit card processing agreement with Central Jersey Bank, N.A.

The agreement calls for NationalCard to provide direct sales and marketing support for Central Jersey Bank, N.A.'s ongoing effort to introduce credit card processing to all existing and prospective DDA (Demand Deposit Accounts) of the bank, as well as, provide cash advance capabilities to all branches.

“The recent merger of Allaire Community Bank and Monmouth Community Bank, N.A. has established a major banking entity at the Jersey Shore, which is a key geographic area of our home state. We are delighted to participate in Central Jersey Bank, N.A.'s growth by providing state-of-the-art credit card processing for their commercial DDA portfolio of merchants,” said Robert J. Abate, Executive Vice President of NationalCard's Agent Bank Group.

“NationalCard has proven to be both responsive and thorough in accommodating our merchant base under the Allaire and Monmouth Community Bank names. We are confident that their experience will greatly enhance our current efforts of positioning Central Jersey Bank, N.A. as the preeminent financial institution of Central New Jersey,” said James S. Vaccaro, President and Chief Executive Officer, Central Jersey Bank, N.A.

Headquartered in New Jersey, NationalCard provides a full range of credit and debit card processing services for financial institutions, government agencies, non-profit organizations and retailers throughout the country. NationalCard offers a comprehensive line of processing solutions that include all major credit and debit cards, business to business purchasing cards, check verification and guarantee as well as electronic check conversion and gift/loyalty cards. The company also provides for a full range of point-of-sale terminals and industry focused software/hardware interfaces.

Rochelle Park, NJ, September 29, 2005 -NationalCard Processing Systems announced today that they have signed a multi-year credit card processing agreement with Columbia Bank of New Jersey.

The agreement calls for NationalCard to convert all existing bank merchants and bank branches statewide to NationalCard's processing platform. Additionally, NationalCard will provide direct sales and marketing support in an ongoing effort to introduce Columbia's new credit card merchant service provider to their existing DDA (Demand Deposit Accounts) throughout the state.

We have selected NationalCard to perform this vital service for our existing and prospective commercial DDA portfolio of clients based on their extensive experience in the credit card industry and their unique understanding of Columbia Bank's intrinsic needs and long term goals, said John Challener, Executive Vice President of Operations.

With nearly four billion dollars in assets and forty branches throughout our home state, Columbia Bank represents a significant opportunity to rapidly expand our merchant base while concomitantly providing state-of-the-art processing services that will further ensure Columbia Bank's ongoing growth, said NationalCard President Richard Spigai Sr.

Headquartered in New Jersey, NationalCard provides a full range of credit and debit card processing services for financial institutions, government agencies, non-profit organizations and retailers throughout the country. NationalCard offers a comprehensive line of processing solutions that include all major credit and debit cards, business to business purchasing cards, check verification and guarantee as well as electronic check conversion and gift/loyalty cards. The company also provides for a full range of point-of-sale terminals and industry focused software/hardware interfaces.

Rochelle Park, NJ, September, 2005 -Twenty Five years ago the Quinlan family's lives were turned upside down when Karen Ann Quinlan, a vibrant, energetic 21 year old, fell into a coma. Her mother, Julia and her husband Joe eventually found themselves in a highly publicized quest to win the right to let their daughter die with dignity. The case made headlines and TV newscasts nationwide an abroad.

In 1980, the Quinlans opened the doors to the Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice in Newton, New Jersey. The hospice program helps terminally ill patients and their families and is a non-profit center providing in-home medical services and additional aid.

Rochelle Park, NJ, August, 2005 -HealthCard Systems, LLC extends its long-term relationship with Global Payments Inc. by signing a new, multi-year agreement.

Global Payments, a worldwide provider of electronic transaction processing services, will continue to provide HealthCard Systems with comprehensive front and back-end transaction processing services including terminal-based and Web-based authorization for all major credit and debit cards, as well as settlement accounting, risk management and technical support.

“HealthCard Systems is providing important value-added solutions and business expertise to customers throughout one of today's most demanding and fast-growing merchant processing segments,” said Paul R. Garcia, Global Payments' chairman, president and CEO. “We are thrilled that our technology, services and people are an integral part of their continued success.”

“Our relationship with Global Payments has far exceeded our expectations. Global provides us with the ongoing support and technical expertise we require within our business model,” said HealthCard Systems' President, Dick Spigai.

Deemed the preferred credit and debit card processing company for the health, wellness and personal care industries, HealthCard is committed to providing customized and cost-effective card processing solutions to meet the intrinsic needs of these industries. The company services their providers' facilities and associations throughout the country.

Global Payments Inc. (NYSE:GPN) is a leading provider of electronic transaction processing services for consumers, merchants, Independent Sales Organizations (ISOs), financial institutions, government agencies and multi-national corporations located throughout the United States, Canada, Latin America and Europe.

Columbus, OH, July, 2005 -The International Guild of Hair Removal Specialists (IGHRS), a non-profit international organization dedicated to providing the latest information about permanent and long-term hair removal, has endorsed HealthCard Systems as its transaction processing partner of choice for itself and its international membership.

For more than 26 years, the IGHRS has served to inform, unify and support the hair removal industry through networking events, legislative and professional advocacy and education. Simultaneously, the IGHRS has increased consumer awareness about the industry and assisted them with locating qualified specialists throughout the world.

The high cost of credit and debit card processing has been a barrier to entry for those IGHRS members not accepting credit cards and continues to be more costly for those who do. With this in mind, the IGHRS sought to partner with a credit and debit card processor that would to bring value, state-of-the-art technology and, most importantly, cost savings to its membership. HealthCard Systems, selected after diligent review, is unlike other processors in that they cater exclusively to the personal care and healthcare industries.

“HealthCard Systems is a time-tested company that understands and anticipates the needs of our industry and offers sophisticated processing solutions, flexibility and unparalleled support,” stated IGHRS President Vickie L. Mickey, C.T.

Mickey went on to state, “HealthCard's proprietary processing system has been developed to address our industry concerns. It provides cost-effective transaction processing programs that streamline services, integrate with existing facility software, eliminate confusion, reduce operating costs and minimize staff involvement.”

Servicing leading spas, personal care and healthcare facilities throughout the country, HealthCard Systems has set a new credit and debit card processing standard within the industry. “We are bringing about an important change that will have meaningful financial and operational impact for everyone. We're excited about this new partnership with the IGHRS and look forward to serving their membership,” said HealthCard Systems Chief Executive Officer David H. Schwartz.

# # #

The International Guild of Hair Removal Specialists (IGHRS) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing the latest information about permanent and long-term hair removal to the consumer. Established in 1979, IGHRS is dedicated to public awareness through education and believes that an educated consumer creates a professional awareness translating into the highest quality of skill and service. IGHRS has active member hair removal specialists in all 50 states and 11 foreign countries.

HealthCard Systems is the preferred credit and debit card processing company for the healthcare and personal care industries. With corporate offices in Rochelle Park, New Jersey, HealthCard was established with the single focus of exclusively serving these industries and is committed to providing customized and cost-effective card processing solutions to meet the industry's unique demands.

North Brunswick, NJ, May, 2005 -The New Jersey Dental Association (NJDA), the official body of organized dentistry in New Jersey, has signed a new three-year agreement with endorsed credit and debit card processor HealthCard Systems.

Selected in 2003 as the organization's first officially-endorsed credit and debit card processor for itself and its membership of 4,700 dentists, HealthCard Systems has proven to provide meaningful operational and financial benefits to the NJDA and its members. These benefits combined with HealthCard Systems' unique dental industry focus, state-of-the-art technology and unparalleled customer support has warranted a relationship extension.

“NJDA membership feedback has been extremely positive and we have seen so many changes in the way our members are able to conduct business as a result of our endorsement of HealthCard Systems,” said NJDA President Frank J. Graham, DMD. “As the profession continues to move aggressively toward new electronic data interchange technologies, it is important to have a credit card processing partner that can bring valuable technological resources to the table for our members.” explained Dr. Graham.

HealthCard Systems focuses exclusively on the unique and ever-changing transaction processing needs of the healthcare industry and has developed the systems to address the growing pricing confusion and escalating costs prevalent within the industry.

“HealthCard is excited about continuing such a positive relationship and we thank the NJDA for their support. We have worked hard to play an integral and beneficial role in the NJDA members' processing environment,” said HealthCard Systems President Richard J. Spigai. “We are committed to making a difference by not only offering preferred pricing and superior customer service, but by developing and successfully integrating proprietary processing technology that will afford members greater EDI compliance and standardization,” said Spigai.

In addition to the traditional table-top credit card processing terminals, HealthCard offers a web-based credit and debit card processing module that is easily downloadable and gives providers the ability to process credit and debit cards from a desktop icon and card magnetic swipe reader attached to the PC.

The New Jersey Dental Association (NJDA) is the premiere membership organization for dentists in New Jersey. Founded in 1870, the NJDA is headquartered in North Brunswick and serves and supports its 4,700 members and fosters the advancement of quality, ethical oral healthcare for the public. NJDA's web address is www.njda.org.

Rochelle Park, NJ, May, 2005 -NationalCard Processing Systems, a proven industry leader in customized credit card processing solutions, announced that they have signed a long term processing agreement with the Russian Nobility Association of America.

The Association was formed in America in 1938 and is one of many of the society's branches that exist throughout the world to actively promote philanthropic efforts that provide direct aid to orphanages, the indigent, seminaries and other worthy causes world wide

NationalCard is widely known for its support of philanthropic organizations throughout the country and accordingly lends itself to those fundraising efforts by providing charitable organizations the ability to accept credit and debit cards in the most effective and efficient manner possible.

Rochelle Park, NJ, May, 2005 -NationalCard announced today that Robert J. Abate, Executive Vice President of Bank Affiliation has been selected to serve as a member of the New Jersey Bankers Retail Lending Committee.

Mr. Abate is responsible for all NationalCard's Agent Bank business and has extensive experience in all facets of bank operations.

Through his input, the Retail Lending committee will provide the New Jersey Bankers management and staff with valuable legislative and regulatory initiatives and positions.

NationalCard currently processes debit and credit card transactions for a wide variety of Agent Banks throughout the northeast representing thousands of individual merchants of various size and product offerings.

Rochelle Park, NJ, May, 2005 -HealthCard Systems announced the continued market acceptance and industry recognition of the company with its most recent addition to its client portfolio.

The New Jersey Academy of General Dentistry, widely acclaimed for the value of the academia and prestige received by its graduates, has selected HealthCard Systems for its credit and debit card processing of member benefits and services.

“We are extremely pleased that the New Jersey Academy of General Dentistry has joined the ever growing family of dental associations and providers that have chosen our system” said Richard J. Spigai, President of HealthCard Systems.

HealthCard's industry specific focus is to efficiently and effectively process debit and credit card transactions exclusively for the healthcare, personal care and wellness communities. HealthCard Systems processes for thousands of clients throughout the country that include a wide variety of hospitals, industry associations, medical centers, vision centers, medical spas, physicians, dentists and other health and well being modalities.

Rochelle Park, NJ, April, 2005 -HealthCard Systems announces key expansion for credit card acceptance at The Valley Hospital of New Jersey.

“Healthcard's unique approach in solving our day to day operational concerns has greatly benefited our overall operation. We now have the ability to accept credit and debit cards throughout the entire hospital's endpoints in the most efficient manner” said Mark Mercurio, Director, Fiscal Support Services, The Valley Hospital, Ridgewood, New Jersey.

“Our differentiation is truly unique within the credit card industry, we take a consultative approach with each and every hospital we process for which gives us the ability and insight necessary to streamline credit card procedures while maximizing their usage throughout the hospital.” said Robert Abate, Executive Vice President, HealthCard Systems.

HealthCard's industry-specific, multi-tier processing programs are nationally recognized and highly acclaimed. Their prestigious client portfolio within proximity of their New Jersey Corporate office includes: Hackensack University Medical Center, Pascack Valley Hospital, Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, Holy Name Hospital, Chilton Memorial Hospital and St. Joseph's Hospital Wayne, while leading medical centers throughout the country benefit from their menu of services and products.

Questions or comments?
Terms of Use / Privacy Statement / Site Map / Worldwide Sites    © 2012 Global Payments Inc. All rights reserved.