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Surrey Board of Trade Announces Partnership with Payfirma

May 9, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Vancouver, May 9, 2012 – Surrey Board of Trade, the main business organization representing Canada’s fastest growing city, announced that it has joined forces with Payfirma, the company that is making mobile credit card payment acceptance possible in Canada. All Surrey Board of Trade members will now qualify for preferred rates on accepting Visa, Mastercard & Interac cards at their place of business. Specifically, members will receive Interchange Pricing – the billing method recommended by the Canadian Minister of Finance and the Canadian credit card industry’s voluntary Code of Conduct, to which Payfirma embraces. This exclusive, more cost effective billing model eliminates all non-qualifying surcharges associated with credit cards offering high points to card users, fee inflation and a host of other unnecessary fees typically standard to the card processing industry. Payfirma first came to market as a technology start-up in 2011 but now is shaping to be an industry leader, revolutionizing payments by leveraging mobile and internet platforms. Payfirma’s full-range of in-store, ecommerce and mobile solutions are being rapidly adopted by businesses that typically have yet to accept credit cards, such as musicians, artists, plumbers, and service oriented companies. Payfirma was the first company in Canada to launch a mobile point of sale application and swiper for the iOS, Blackberry, and Android devices in early 2011 but offers a full-suite of payment processing solutions for merchants of all sizes in all industries. About Surrey Board of Trade The Surrey Board of Trade represents 3,600 member contacts, and over 30,000 employees, representing 1,800 businesses. The purpose of the organization is to advocate at all levels of government, facilitate networking opportunities, and provide cost-saving benefits and marketing opportunities. Surrey Board of Trade, CEO Anita Patil Huberman T: 604-634-0342 E; anita@businessinsurrey.com About Payfirma Payfirma is Canada’s leading developer and provider of payment acceptance hardware and software solutions being used by thousands of merchants across North America. To learn more about Payfirma, please visit www.payfirma.com, follow on Twitter @Payfirma or call anytime at 800-747-6883 to speak with a professional and dedicated Payment Advisor in your area.   For more information, please contact: Carmela Samonte Communications Director Payfirma Corporation T: (604) 668-5814 E: carmela.samonte@payfirma.com W: www.payfirma.com