Foothill Ranch, CA (PRWEB) January 24, 2013
ATMSafe Global, a leading worldwide provider of unique insurance products in the money transfer and remittance segment, has reached an agreement through its distributor, Cross Marketing USA, with Cardplatforms LLC, whereby Cardplatforms will embed its ATMSafe program into the Cardplatforms CrewCash Card Maritime payroll card program. With ATMSafe coverage, if a CrewCash cardholder suffers a financial loss while using an ATM or a similar device, ATMSafe replaces the lost or stolen cash. Coverage follows the insured, providing global protection twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Cardplatforms and its CrewCash Card program will be the exclusive distributors of ATMSafe through payroll card programs in the Maritime industry. Only CrewCash Cards will have the official ATMSafe “bug” printed on cards, signifying that the cardholder is protected by ATMSafe.
ATMSafe is a division of GBG (Global Benefits Group), a leading provider of employee benefits for expatriates, third-country nationals and high-net worth local nationals. With offices or representation in more than twenty-five locations around the world, GBG has been the market leader for more than thirty years in answering the ever-changing needs of the international workplace in offering high quality health, life, disability, and travel products that come with unparalleled customer service.
“Our partnership with Cardplatforms and Cross Marketing is consistent with our mission to provide financial security worldwide,” said Patrick Merkley, President of ATMSafe Global. “We look forward to providing ATMSafe coverage to the CrewCash Card merchant mariners at Cardplatforms.”
Jeff Foster, CEO of Cardplatforms commented, “We are pleased that ATMSafe will be part of our CrewCash™ Card payroll program. ATMSafe will provide peace of mind to our CrewCash cardholders when using their cards for ATM cash withdrawals and similar transactions around the globe.”
According to James Fridl, President of Cross Marketing USA, “ATMSafe and its companion CashGuardPlus™ program provides owners of any payroll card, credit card, or mobile device using any technology, payment application, or service the safety and security of an enhancement program that replaces cash stolen from a mobile smartphone, prepaid card, or during an ATM robbery.”
About ATMSafe Global
A division of Global Benefits Group (GBG) and GBG Insurance Limited, ATMSafe Global develops unique products in the domestic and international ATM, mobile payment, remittance card, and money-transfer markets.
Founded in 1981, privately held Global Benefits Group serves the insurance and financial service needs of expatriates, third-country nationals and local nationals. GBG offers a multitude of insurance products – including health, life, income replacement, and special risks – to individuals or groups of any size around the world. GBG has full-service administrative offices in Southern California (Corporate Headquarters); Belgrade, Serbia; Hyderabad, India; London, England; Manila, Philippines; Beijing, China; Shanghai, China; Singapore; and Vienna, Austria. In addition, GBG has local field representation in Brazil, Dubai, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Philippines, South Korea, Thailand, The Netherlands, United Kingdom and Venezuela.
About Cross Marketing USA
Cross Marketing provides Cardplatforms benefits, insurance, discount services and lifestyle products in the US and internationally. The company designs solutions for cardholder needs in different markets, resulting in strategic products such as CashGuardPlus powered by ATMSafe for specific card program demographics, which add value to cardholder experience and increase program revenue. For over twenty-five years Cross Marketing USA has assisted associations, banks, and insurance companies in creating unique, high-value-added services that differentiate the marketers’ core products and coincide with customers’ needs.
About Cardplatforms, LLC
Cardplatforms is a Boca Raton, Florida-based firm that provides design, launch, marketing, and retention support tools to the prepaid financial industry. Cardplatforms manages the issuance of MasterCard® and Visa® prepaid cards globally, providing support to prepaid card programs, whether operated by Cardplatforms or other program managers. Cardplatforms delivers services for expanding and enhancing the cardholder experience through CARDPOINT™, a proprietary issuing, services, and retention platform featuring mobile, customer service, marketing, and media expertise in a one-stop setting.