SOURCE: SourceMedia

October 14, 2008 16:01 ET

SourceMedia Launches PaymentsSource.com -- New Business Intelligence Tool Providing Comprehensive Coverage of Rapidly Evolving Payments Industry

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - October 14, 2008) - SourceMedia, publishers of Cards&Payments, American Banker and The Bond Buyer, announced today the launch of PaymentsSource.com, a new online service that provides payments professionals with an essential resource for conducting competitive research, data mining, prospecting, and monitoring industry developments with ease.

The service includes the industry's largest collection of payments-focused news from leading global publications augmented with an extensive collection of data drawn from the company's Card Industry Directory plus a host of other sources.

PaymentsSource.com also offers expanded industry data, along with powerful customization tools that allow subscribers to get updates on demand to news, rankings, statistics and more that are of interest to them.

"With PaymentsSource, we're bringing coverage of our industry to a whole new level. We believe professionals will find its breadth of content -- and extended depth of payments-specific data -- unmatched in the industry," says Andrew Rowe, SourceMedia group publisher. "And we're extremely excited about the service's ability to provide subscribers with a single resource that not only helps them monitor developments easily but gives them the customization and collaboration tools they need to do their jobs better and smarter."

Specific features of PaymentsSource.com include:

-- The industry's most comprehensive collection of payments news, much of it available exclusively on PaymentsSource.com before it's published anywhere else, updated throughout the day by our own editorial team. Information comes from SourceMedia publications such as American Banker, U.S. Banker, CardLine and more plus leading business sources.

-- An expanded collection of industry data, including proprietary rankings and statistics on credit cards, debit cards and other payments products. Data is collected and published daily from a variety of sources, including government and industry sources plus extensive research surveys.

-- Graphical renderings of key data from respected third party sources such as Mintel and the Federal Reserve to name just two.

-- Market share data that can be custom tailored for comparisons and research.

-- In-depth information on sectors such as credit and debit cards plus information on key growth areas like mobile and contactless payments.

-- Profiles of more than 7,000 payments organizations plus thousands of hard-to-find, in-depth executive profiles.

PaymentsSource.com is available as an enterprise solution and to individual subscribers. Discover Financial Services has already signed on as the exclusive charter advertiser. To learn more or take a complete tour of its key features, visit www.paymentssource.com. Interested individuals can also register for a free trial by calling PaymentsSource at 800-535-8403 or by visiting www.paymentssource.com.

About SourceMedia

SourceMedia is the leading provider of information, data and software for professionals in the banking, financial services and related technology markets. Our network of 2.5 million subscribers, attendees, exhibitors and advertisers count on our people and our products for authoritative and timely industry information, analysis and insight.

SourceMedia's portfolio of brands includes some of the oldest and most respected titles in business publishing, including American Banker, the banking industry's 173-year-old daily "newspaper of record," The Bond Buyer, the only daily newspaper focused on municipal finance; and Investment Dealers' Digest, the "must-have" information source for investment banking professionals. Learn more at www.sourcemedia.com.

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