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SAN ANTONIO, May 08, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Payment Data Systems (NASDAQ: PYDS), an integrated electronic payment solutions provider, today announced transaction processing results for the first quarter of 2019.
First Quarter 2019 Processing Results
|Q1 FY 19 v Q1 FY 18|
|Credit Card Dollars Processed||+ 7%|
|Credit Card Transactions Processed||- 4%|
Dollars processed were the highest in the history of the company. The increase was attributable primarily to growth in the Company’s PayFac business line. Card processing revenues have traditionally been more closely correlated with processing volumes than transactions processed.
|Electronic check transaction volumes||+ 20%|
|Returned check transactions processed||+ 16%|
Total dollars processed for the first quarter of 2019 exceeded $856 million.
Louis Hoch, President and CEO, said, “The new year is off to a great start, with continued increases in all of the metrics that are key to our growth. Indicative of the progress being achieved across the entire organization, volumes were ahead in all of our business lines, card processing, prepaid and ACH.”
About Payment Data Systems, Inc.
Payment Data Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: PYDS), a leading integrated payment solutions provider, offers a wide range of payment solutions to merchants, billers, banks, service bureaus, and card issuers. The Company operates credit, debit/prepaid, and ACH payment processing platforms to deliver convenient, world-class payment solutions and services to their clients. The strength of the Company lies in its ability to provide tailored solutions for card issuance, payment acceptance, and bill payments as well as its unique technology in the prepaid sector. Payment Data Systems is headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, and has offices in Franklin, Tennessee, just outside of Nashville.
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