Businesses across Vancouver to Receive Suite of Payment Processing Services as Member Benefit
VANCOUVER, June 18, 2012 – First Data Corporation, a global leader in electronic commerce and payment processing, today announced an agreement with The Vancouver Board of Trade in which First Data will offer The Vancouver Board of Trade’s thousands of members merchant processing services.
As part of this agreement, Vancouver Board of Trade merchant members will receive exclusive rates on electronic payment processing services, including credit, debit, eCommerce, mCommerce, cheque guarantee and gift cards.
“Payment card acceptance is mission critical to most businesses,” said Brian Green, general manager, First Data in Canada. ”Selecting the right provider in this complex market is no easy task for time-starved business operators. First Data’s program offers the value, functionality and respect that the Board’s members demand.”
“Our top priority at The Vancouver Board of Trade is to help our members succeed and prosper, both here in B.C. and across the globe,” said Vancouver Board of Trade president and CEO, Iain Black. “This agreement with First Data will save our members a significant amount of money on payment processing services, which in turn gives them a competitive advantage in the marketplace. This agreement fits perfectly with our mandate, and is a welcome addition to our ever-growing list of member benefits.”
Vancouver Board of Trade members can sign up for First Data’s merchant processing services at www.firstdatacanada.ca/vancouverbot or 1-888-680-8265.
First Data is a global leader in payment processing serving more than five million merchants. First Data has operated in Canada for more than 20 years and serves a broad range of merchants from the largest retailers to the corner store.
About The Vancouver Board of Trade
For 125 years, The Vancouver Board of Trade has helped businesses of all sizes to grow and prosper. Its mission is to work in the enlightened interest of its members to promote, enhance and facilitate the development of the region as a Pacific centre for trade, commerce and travel. The Board strives to enable and empower its members to succeed, grow and prosper in the global economy.
About First Data
Around the world, every second of every day, First Data makes payment transactions secure, fast and easy for merchants, financial institutions and their customers. First Data leverages its vast product portfolio and expertise to drive customer revenue and profitability. Whether the choice of payment is by debit or credit card, gift card, check or mobile phone, online or at the checkout counter, First Data takes every opportunity to go beyond the transaction.
Austin Nairn, Vancouver Board of Trade
Cara Crifasi, First Data