SOURCE: Smart Card Marketing Systems Inc.

October 31, 2006 08:30 ET

Smart Card Marketing Systems Inc. Announces IC WORLD Development Agreement

SAN ANTONIO, TX -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 31, 2006 -- Smart Card Marketing Systems Inc of San Antonio, Tx (PINKSHEETS: SMKG) (FRANKFURT: QYH), leading provider of prepaid cards, value smart storage cards and Optical management services, is pleased to announce a new co-brand agreement with IC WORLD Development.

IC WORLD Development was established in 2001 by its founder and President Mr. Jean Marc Paquin ( with the main goal to develop a global solution Business Matrix integrating loyalty and Customer Relation Management for retail franchises and authorized dealer merchants in the Travel industry.

As stated by Mr. Paquin that once implemented in existing and new participating merchants the prepaid cards give added value that would not traditionally be available through close loop cards that were restricted by financial network scale.

The agreement with IC WORLD Development is an initial 1000 co-brand cards with US Currency and an additional 1000 Canadian Currency debit cards. Furthermore IC WORLD will also incorporate the service module for payment gateway domestically as well as internationally and add value to the network of our existing merchant base.

As stated by Mr. Paul Continelli, "The continued growth of our platform with those of other aggregators in the loyalty business continues to strengthen the demand for our solutions as well as expand our reach and number of locations in the network giving us an advantage that many financial institutions cannot attain."

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