SOURCE: Smart Card Marketing Systems Inc.

May 22, 2006 16:05 ET

Smart Card Marketing Systems Inc. Enters Into Agreement With Atlantic Payment Systems, LLC

SAN ANTONIO, TX -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 22, 2006 -- Smart Card Marketing Systems Inc. (PINKSHEETS: SMKG), a leading provider of prepaid cards, value smart storage cards and payment transaction management services, announced today that they have entered into a joint marketing and service agreement with Atlantic Payment Systems, LLC of Niskayuna, New York. From its New York headquarters and satellite offices in Minnesota, Florida, and Maryland, Atlantic Payment Systems provides commercial payment services to North American and European-based companies.

Atlantic Payment Systems will market Smart Card's prepaid debit card as a payroll solution for its corporate clients. The company's president, Daniel Alcorn, stated, "The VISA™ branded payroll card gives our corporate customers the benefit of 100% electronic payroll delivery. All employees are eligible, even if they do not have an individual bank account." The payroll card from Smart Card benefits employees because it is safer than carrying cash, it eliminates expensive check cashing fees and it allows employees to inexpensively remit money via companion cards to family members living anywhere in the world. Bruce Baillio, President of Smart Card, said, "We are pleased to be able to add our payroll card to Atlantic's outstanding existing corporate payment and funding services. We believe that this agreement will be very beneficial for both companies."

Atlantic Payment Systems will also use Smart Card's Canadian Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) facility on its VelocityMoney™ Internet platform to service its payment collection and money transfer customers in Canada. Smart Card is one of the few companies in Canada that provides EFT services to its clients.

About Atlantic Payment Systems, LLC

Atlantic Payment Systems specializes in payment solutions for small to medium-sized businesses with services including e-commerce merchant credit card processing, secure gateways for e-commerce, international multi-currency payment services, ACH debit and check drafting services, international bank transfer and direct debit services. Atlantic also provides funding programs like equipment leasing and advance funding and factoring arrangements. For more information, visit Atlantic Payment's website at:

About Smartcard Marketing Systems, Inc.

Smart Card Marketing Systems, Inc. was established in 2003 and is a leading provider of prepaid cards, value smart storage cards, loyalty programs and payment processing services. Smart Card offers a powerful sales organization and merchant reseller marketing program that incorporates cutting-edge technology and delivers a viable cost-effective solution. Smart Card is looking to revolutionize the prepaid and loyalty card market by presenting their proprietary solution offering, the GoSmartCard platform. To learn more about Smart Card Marketing, go to

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