FIDANO Enables ISO’s, MSP’s, Credit Unions and Community Banks to Catch the Next Wave of Mobile Payments with the Launch of Flint+

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Swipe-free platform simplifies mobile payments, includes integrated marketing tools, telephone-based support, and low transaction fees

There is no external card reader, no waiting for days for a reader to turn up in the mail, no more frustration of swiping a card multiple times before it reads, or having to pay a higher rate because you had to enter the number manually.

At the Electronic Transactions Association Annual Meeting & Expo today, FIDANO (http://www.fidano.com) a subsidiary of NXGEN International, announced the launch of Flint+, supported by FIDANO, a next generation mobile payments platform for small mobile businesses that operate outside of typical storefronts. The Flint+ program allows merchant service providers (MSPs), referral sources, credit unions, and community banks to easily offer a leading edge mobile payments solution to their merchants and customers through a self-serve customizable channel registration portal. The Flint+ offering is an extension of Flint Mobile’s core application, which enables mobile businesses to accept credit cards by scanning the number instead of relying on additional external card reader hardware.

Organizations interested in becoming a reseller can sign-up for free at swipefreemobilepayments.com and start offering mobile payments to their customers in minutes via a customizable web page.

FIDANO’s CEO Thomas Nitopi described the unique benefits: “There is no external card reader, no waiting for days for a reader to turn up in the mail, no more frustration of swiping a card multiple times before it reads, or having to pay a higher rate because you had to enter the number manually. It’s all integrated and completely swipe-free.”

Flint+ Features and Benefits

  •     Ease of Use: no extra hardware required; simply scan the main card number using your iPhone's camera and enter card verification info; no data or image is saved on the phone.
  •     Customer Management: easily filter transaction data by a broad set of parameters, then download customer email addresses to use for marketing or reporting.
  •     Social Marketing: integrated tools that empower and engage customers to easily post reviews and recommendations to popular social media channels such as Facebook; generate more repeat business via customized loyalty offers in every receipt.
  •     Low Transaction Fees: 1.95% + $0.20 per transaction for debit cards and 2.95% + $0.20 per transaction for credit cards. Flint is the first in the mobile category to offer lower debit card fees.
  •     Frictionless Setup: no merchant account headaches or upfront costs and no waiting to get a card reader.
  •     Safety and Security: data is protected according to industry PCI DSS guidelines, and Flint has developed patent pending methods to protect consumer privacy.

“We are excited to team up with FIDANO to enable hundreds of local financial services providers to participate in the trend toward mobile payments,” said Greg Goldfarb, co-founder and CEO of Flint Mobile. “These channels have a history of providing trusted services to small businesses nationwide, and we’re committed to their success.”

About FIDANO
FIDANO is a software and business solutions provider for the payment processing industry. With over 60 years of combined payment processing experience talent, FIDANO provides development, sales, and consulting on a broad range of state of the art software tools for payment processing MSP and ISO companies. For more information, visit http://www.fidano.com.

About Flint Mobile, Inc.
Flint is the mobile payments company that is creating the easiest way for mobile, non-countertop businesses to accept credit cards and find new customers through integrated marketing. A registered Payment Service Provider, the company’s iPhone app enables users to accept credit card payments easily and securely using only their phone – without any additional hardware. Founded in 2011 and headquartered in Redwood City, California, Flint is backed by top-tier venture capital firms Storm Ventures and True Ventures. For more information, visit http://www.flint.com.

© 2013 Flint Mobile, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Flint and the Flint Mobile are trademarks of Flint Mobile, Inc. All third party logos and trademarks mentioned are the property of their respective owners.

Media Contact:                
James Dodkin
Locale LLC
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Company Contact:    
Tyler Nitopi
FIDANO, Inc
(206) 601 7999
tyler(at)fidano(dot)com

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