SOURCE: Payment Data Systems, Inc.

February 14, 2006 06:00 ET

Payment Data Systems Continues to Experience Steady Growth

SAN ANTONIO, TX -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 14, 2006 -- Payment Data Systems, Inc. (OTC BB: PYDS), an integrated electronic payments solutions provider, today announced that credit card transactions processed in January were the Company's highest for any month to date.

Both the transaction and dollar value volumes for January were higher than those for December, our previous highest month. On an unaudited basis, January's volume was 175% higher than transactions processed and 121% higher than dollars processed in January 2005.

Michael Long, Chairman and CEO of Payment Data Systems, Inc., said, "We are pleased to see that 2006 has gotten off to a good start and that our volumes continue to increase. We look forward to working towards even more significant gains as the year unfolds."

About Payment Data Systems, Inc.

Payment Data Systems is an integrated payment solutions provider to merchants and billers. We provide an extensive set of tailored products to deliver world-class payment acceptance, processing, and risk/fraud management. Payment Data has solutions for merchants, billers, banks, service bureaus and card issuers. Whether you are in the market for card issuance, payment acceptance or bill payment solutions we have a solution for you.

Payment Data is the owner of the electronic bill payment portal,, which has the ability to transmit payments to thousands of national billers.

Payment Data is also the exclusive license holder of the rights to market the Carmen Electra gift and prepaid cards. To receive updates on the Carmen Electra card program. sign-up at

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