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Verifone Systems, Inc. (NYSE: PAY), today announced it has been awarded a two-year contract to provide managed services for as many as 100,000 POS payment devices operated by ChinaPnR, a leader in China's electronic payment industry. Under the agreement, ChinaPnR is outsourcing the management of increasingly complex payment devices to Verifone so it can better focus on its core business.
Verifone is providing installation, training, and maintenance services for all existing payment devices and new installations over the course of the agreement. The agreement builds on Verifone’s previous relationship providing operation and maintenance services for ChinaPnR’s air travel business units in 2012. China PNR provides payment services to customers in the air-ticketing, commercial distribution, digital entertainment and other markets, with an annual settlement amount exceeding hundreds of billions Yuan.
“Verifone is providing managed services that shield China PnR and other customers from the complexity of payments technology so they can focus on core business issues,” said Zvi Mitlanski, president, Verifone ASPAC. “Verifone’s track record in establishing service coverage across China, has proven our ability to meet the growing demands of Chinese customers for customized products, value-added services and complete solutions.”
China's payment market has experienced rapid growth as banks and third-party service providers compete to offer conventional and innovative payment services to their customers. Between 2006 and the end of 2012, POS devices installed in China have grown 7.1 million, a 43 percent compound annual growth rate, and 3.5 billion bank cards are now in circulation, according to the Peoples Bank of China.
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As a leading financial payment company in China, ChinaPNR provides a comprehensive range of payment services, including online, POS and mobile payment, with a focus on offering customized integrated payment solutions to its customers. The company's payment transaction volume exceeded 600 billion yuan (approx. US$96.7 billion) in 2012, up 100 percent compared to just over 300 billion yuan (approx. US$48.3 billion) a year earlier. Currently, ChinaPNR has established strategic relationships with 48 fund firms, all of China's airlines, 360buy.com and Suning.com, among other companies, and has become a pioneer in financial payment.
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Verifone Systems, Inc. (“Verifone”) (NYSE: PAY) is the global leader in secure electronic payment solutions. Verifone provides expertise, solutions and services that add value to the point of sale with merchant-operated, consumer-facing and self-service payment systems for the financial, retail, hospitality, petroleum, government and healthcare vertical markets. Verifone solutions are designed to meet the needs of merchants, processors and acquirers in developed and emerging economies worldwide.