SOURCE: Smart Card Marketing Systems Inc.

October 13, 2006 10:15 ET

Smart Card Marketing Systems Inc. (SMKG_OTC) Commences Deliveries of Prepaid Card Programs

SAN ANTONIO, TX -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 13, 2006 -- Smart Card Marketing Systems Inc. of (PINKSHEETS: SMKG) (FRANKFURT: QYH), leading provider of prepaid cards, value smart storage cards and Optical management services, is pleased to announce delivery of 3 merchant programs for co-brand Prepaid Cards.

CEO of Smart Card Marketing Massimo Barone is pleased to announce that we have commenced delivery on 3 additional co-brand programs (12,000 cards) in our prepaid Card segment (W5star, L'exar Consulting, InstacashAtm) bringing the number of delivered merchants to 8 programs. The revenue from these card programs will have a more substantial impact on Smart Card's financial statements in the 1st qtr of 2007 and as card programs are in place and marketed.

Smart Card Marketing has established through 2006 a solid book of co-brand merchant programs (14) and direct Retail programs that will allow the company to continue to grow as a premium operator of card programs strengthening its position and platform in the industry domestically as well as internationally.

The and platforms will have an important role in the success of the Prepaid Card programs as they are the initial activation, loading and reloading gateway for our merchants and their respective clients. The prepaid cards by industry standard will load 2 deposits monthly in average of $200.00 per load bringing the remittance portion of the business with 170,000 cards (active) in excess of $800,000,000.00 USD and 8 to 12 transactions monthly per card generating royalties from ongoing transactions.

It is industry standard that the Prepaid Cards can generate upto $70 USD yearly in ongoing commissions from transactions, Smart Card to date has contractually underwritten over 170,000 cards for delivery in 1st orders in North America. The primary market for Smart Card is the "Money remittance" segment to countries such as Mexico, Central America, Haiti, Israel, and Africa.

About is Smart Cards proprietary platform and gateway for consumer servicing. Consumers can load funds, do card to card transfers to other card members, verify balances, and manage their personal profiles.

About is Smart Card's merchant site for co-brand processing and fulfillment of prepaid cards and Smart Cards. The advantage for Merchants is the turnkey activation of cards by single entry or by batch as well as the load card function for activities such as payroll, commissions, gift cards, post-pay and much more.

Our ability to process funds domestically or Internationally and settle in 13 currencies establishes the Smart Card platform as 1st tier in addition with the capabilities of respecting the Patriot Act and International policies governing the Know Your Client regulations.

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