SOURCE: International Monetary Systems, Ltd.

March 10, 2010 11:50 ET

Credit Lines Continue to Be Available Through International Monetary Systems

NEW BERLIN, WI--(Marketwire - March 10, 2010) - International Monetary Systems, Ltd. (OTCBB: ITNM), a worldwide leader in business-to-business barter services, today announced that it continues to make credit available to its members. IMS member businesses know that if they can't get credit at the bank, they have an alternative payment system which still offers them lines of credit.

"The fundamentals of barter state that in a slow economy, business owners look to alternative means to stabilize cash flow and to keep new business coming in," says Don Mardak, CEO of IMS. "However, we have been somewhat surprised by the strong increase in requests for credit that we have seen recently."

Currently, the barter company has issued credit lines totaling more than $48 million. The top members in the IMS network have seen their lines increased by more than $2 million. Mardak continued, "If we as a country have learned anything from this current economic crisis, it is that any currency system must be operated prudently and responsibly, especially when issuing credit. IMS has a 24-year history of managing a healthy barter network. The opportunity to issue credit where credit is due is what we're all about."

"Because we base our credit on the products and services that the member businesses have to offer, not on their cash accounts, such as receivables or future sales or how they look on paper," says Mardak. "So, while the bank might not be able to issue credit, our alternative currency system enables us to go about it differently and offer an alternative form of business financing."

About International Monetary Systems

Founded in 1985, International Monetary Systems (IMS) serves 16,500 businesses representing 23,000 cardholders in 50 North American markets. Based in New Berlin, Wisconsin, and managed by seasoned industry veterans, IMS is one of the largest publicly traded barter companies in the world. The company's proprietary transaction clearing software enables businesses and individuals to trade goods and services online using an electronic currency known as trade dollars. The IMS network allows companies to create cost savings and connect to new customers by incorporating barter opportunities in their business models. Further information can be obtained at the company's Web site at:

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