As more consumers transact and manage their money digitally, and as loyalty programs continue to be one of the fundamental drivers of commerce, it’s our mission to make the world’s loyalty currencies as relevant and accessible as possible.
TORONTO (PRWEB) August 18, 2015
Christopher Barnard, president and co-founder of Points (TSX:PTS) (Nasdaq:PCOM) a global leader in loyalty currency management, has been named to the Hot Topics FinTech100, which recognizes the 100 most influential leaders in the financial technology space globally. The list, which includes leaders at companies such as Shopify, Bank of America and Square, identifies executives who have led their organizations to make a significant impact on the ways consumers interact with money through digital platforms. Barnard is one of two executives leading a Canada-based company to make the list.
“Being named to this list is a great honor personally but really more reflective of the impact Points is making in the FinTech space,” said Barnard. “As more consumers transact and manage their money digitally, and as loyalty programs continue to be one of the fundamental drivers of commerce, it’s our mission to make the world’s loyalty currencies as relevant and accessible as possible. We believe that this leads to both increased value and engagement for everyone.”
Points’ Loyalty Commerce Platform is a world leading open e-commerce platform that offers transaction-level opportunities to power products and services that allow loyalty programs to drive increased revenue and member engagement. Along with powering a range of private label products for individual loyalty programs, the newly launched Points Loyalty Wallet offers developers from any size organization the ability to integrate sanctioned transaction-level access into dozens of loyalty programs representing hundreds of millions of consumers.
Points, publicly traded as Points International Ltd. (TSX:PTS) (Nasdaq:PCOM), is the global leader in loyalty currency management. Via a state-of-the-art loyalty commerce platform, Points provides loyalty eCommerce and technology solutions to the world's top brands to enhance their consumer offerings and streamline their back-end operations.
Points' solutions enhance the management and monetization of loyalty currencies ranging from frequent flyer miles and hotel points to retailer and credit card rewards, for more than 50 partners worldwide. Points also manages Points.com, where more than 4 million consumers use the only industry sanctioned loyalty wallet to not only track all of their loyalty programs but also trade, exchange and redeem their miles and points. In addition to these services, Points' unique SaaS products allow merchants and businesses to reward their customers with points and miles from the world's largest loyalty brands.
In 2014, Points acquired PointsHound, a hotel booking engine and loyalty currency aggregator built specifically for frequent travelers. PointsHound enables loyalty program members to earn loyalty points for staying in their favorite hotels and also to earn bonus rewards in the form of airline miles. Members of the free-to-use site have access to over 150,000 hotels worldwide, including boutique and non-chain properties.
Points has been widely recognized among the loyalty and technology communities alike. The Company was named the 7th largest Canadian software company and the 30th largest Canadian technology company by the 2015 Branham300 list. For more information on Points, please visit http://www.Points.com, follow us on Twitter (@PointsBiz) or read the Points company blog. For more information on PointsHound, please visit http://www.PointsHound.com.