SelectCore Launches Iridium MasterCard; Canada's First Reloadable Prepaid Card Sold at Retail
The Iridium Card is sold for only $3.99 and can be used instantly. There is no credit check or bank account required and the card can be reloaded over and over again up to a $5,000 balance. The Iridium MasterCard is accepted at over 28.5 million locations worldwide and online. Cardholders have complete control of their funds with online account access, text message alerts, bill pay, money transfers, ATM access and more. Customers can even have their paycheck deposited directly to their card on payday.
"The Iridium Card is a bank for the un-banked" said Keith McKenzie, CEO of SelectCore "from direct deposit to bill payments, ATM access and more, its just like having a checking account".
The program will be rolled out to over 4,000 retail partner locations across Canada this year, creating the nation's largest reload network for prepaid cards. SelectCore's proprietary processing platform and POS terminals deployed at these locations allow the cards to be activated and reloaded in real-time.
"Iridium MasterCard is the perfect solution for millions of un-banked and credit-challenged Canadian's who are looking for financial freedom. It's also a great alternative and budget tool for consumers that are paying high interest charges on traditional credit cards." commented Ryan Deslippe, President of SelectCore.
"SelectCore is now diversifying and expanding into the high-margin prepaid financial services industry, opening the door for many new opportunities" said Keith McKenzie, CEO of SelectCore.
To learn more, or get your own Iridium MasterCard visit www.iridiumcard.ca.
SelectCore (TSX VENTURE:SCG) is in the business of providing prepaid telecom, prepaid financial and transaction-based POSA (point of sale activation) solutions utilizing its own network infrastructure and proprietary technology. SelectCore connects everyone with prepaid products and services through its nation-wide distribution channel of thousands of retail convenience and grocery store locations. Profit 100 ranked SelectCore one of Canada's fastest-growing companies in 2006 and again in 2007. SelectCore is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol SCG.
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