Agilysys Partners With Adyen Extending Global Hospitality Payment Acceptance

Business Wire | September 18, 2020

Agilysys, Inc. A leading global provider of next-generation hospitality software solutions and services, and Adyen, the global payments platform of choice for many of the world’s leading companies, today announced a new partnership to extend Agilysys customers’ access to frictionless global payments. Adyen is a unified payments platform that enables merchants to consolidate their payments across stores, markets, and channels into one system. Adyen connects directly to Visa, Mastercard, and all key payment methods globally, enabling businesses to accept payments across online, in-app, and in store across regions. Using leading technology that adapts to any channel, industry, or shopper journey, merchants enjoy a range of tech-first features with a single integration.

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Curator Hotel & Resort Collection Selects Aireus and Silverware as Preferred Partners to Provide Quality Point-of-Sale Solutions

Curator Hotel | December 16, 2021

Curator Hotel & Resort Collection announced preferred partnerships with Aireus and Silverware to provide member hotels access to best-in-class bar and restaurant point-of-sale (“POS”) technologies. With Aireus’ forward-thinking, lightweight and flexible iPad-based POS offerings and Silverware’s time-tested and robust digital solutions, including mobile ordering capabilities, Curator member hotels can now offer guests modern, efficient, and memorable dining experiences while also adding contactless solutions to keep guests and staff safe. As on-property food and beverage demand rebounds, Curator remains a forward-thinking industry leader, continuing to seek out partnerships that provide member hotels with innovative and cost-effective solutions across all areas of hotel operations. Partnering with Aireus and Silverware gives our members access to state-of-the-art POS solutions that will benefit both guests and staff while increasing Curator member hotel bottom lines.As restaurants gear up for an influx in demand, guest expectations are shifting, and our hotel restaurants are seeking innovative solutions that allow guests to order meals themselves and pay at their table on their own devices and allow our hotels to operate more efficiently with less staff.” Austin Segal, Curator’s Vice President Aireus Aireus specializes in rapid custom feature ideation, design, and development, combining Apple innovation with these POS software platforms. Through Aireus, Curator member hotels can now offer guests a selection of features, from Apple TV in-room dining to ordering while enjoying their cabana or relaxing poolside. Silverware Trusted by leading hotel brands and venues across the globe, Silverware will provide Curator member hotels with fully integrated solutions including fixed and mobile POS technologies, contactless digital ordering and payment options, CRM loyalty, inventory management, kitchen display systems, and reservation systems. About Curator Hotel & Resort Collection Curator Hotel & Resort Collection is a distinct collection of hand-selected small brands and independent lifestyle hotels and resorts worldwide, founded by Pebblebrook Hotel Trust and a group of industry-leading hotel operators. Curator provides lifestyle hotels the power to compete together while allowing its members the freedom to retain what makes their hotels unique. It offers the benefits of associating with other unique lifestyle hotels and brands while participating in best-in-class operating agreements, services, reporting and technology. In addition to Pebblebrook, the founding members of Curator include Davidson Hospitality Group, Noble House Hotels & Resorts, Provenance, Sage Hospitality Group, Springboard Hospitality, and Viceroy Hotels & Resorts. About Aireus Aireus partners with hospitality leaders to provide innovative point of sale (POS) apps and services through Apple iOS. A division of communications giant CaTech Systems Ltd., the innovative company rapidly develops creative and feasible solutions for restaurants, casinos, hotels and resorts. About Silverware Trusted by the most notable brands around the globe, we provide enterprise solutions for restaurants, large venue operations, hotels & resorts, and deploy systems to meet the specific needs of multi-revenue operations with restaurants, bars, lounges, room service, banquet and retail facilities. Our solutions are designed and delivered specifically for organizations who are fanatical about thrilling their guests. Our obsession is to drive efficiency and improve the profitability of our clients by relentlessly delivering the most innovative solutions on the market. We strive to enhance every aspect of the guest experience, from when the first guest walks in, until the last one walks out. We bring more to the table, so you can bring more to yours. About Pebblebrook Hotel Trust Pebblebrook Hotel Trust is a publicly traded real estate investment trust (“REIT”) and the largest owner of urban and resort lifestyle hotels and resorts in the United States. The Company owns 53 hotels and resorts, totaling approximately 13,200 guest rooms across 15 urban and resort markets.

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iCreditWorks Announces Suresh Nair's Acceptance into Forbes Technology Council

iCreditWorks | January 24, 2022

Suresh Nair of iCreditWorks, one of the fastest-growing FinTech platforms in the United States, has been accepted into Forbes Technology Council, an invitation-only community for world-class CIOs, CTOs, and technology executives. Nair was vetted and selected by a review committee based on the depth and diversity of his experience. Criteria for acceptance include a track record of successfully impacting business growth metrics, as well as personal and professional achievements and honors. "We are honored to welcome Suresh Nair into the community, Our mission with Forbes Councils is to bring together proven leaders from every industry, creating a curated, social capital-driven network that helps every member grow professionally and make an even greater impact on the business world." -Scott Gerber, founder of Forbes Councils, the collective that includes Forbes Technology Council. Nair has more than two decades of experience within the financial and technology sectors. Prior to iCreditWorks, Nair served as Managing Director, Head of Global Technology Transformation at Bank of America, where he led architecture design and delivery of a state-of-the-art service-oriented architecture and mobile solutions. As an accepted member of the Council, Nair has access to a variety of exclusive opportunities designed to help him reach peak professional influence. He will connect and collaborate with other respected local leaders in a private forum. Nair will also be invited to work with a professional editorial team to share his expert insights in original business articles on Forbes.com, and to contribute to published Q&A panels alongside other experts. Finally, Nair will benefit from exclusive access to vetted business service partners, membership-branded marketing collateral, and the high-touch support of the Forbes Councils member concierge team. ABOUT FORBES COUNCILS Forbes Councils is a collective of invitation-only communities created in partnership with Forbes and the expert community builders who founded Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC). In Forbes Councils, exceptional business owners and leaders come together with the people and resources that can help them thrive. About iCreditWorks iCreditWorks leverages innovative technology and mobility to deliver an omnichannel platform experience with a broad "Point-Of-Sale" (POS) financing product suite, empowering consumers to take control of their financing. The first-of-its-kind iCreditWorks native mobile App delivers a simple, seamless, and secure financing experience that redefines the consumer journey.

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Innovative Payment Solutions, Inc. Launches Second Phase of IPSIPay App with Approval for its VISA Debit Card

Innovative Payment Solutions | April 05, 2022

Innovative Payment Solutions, Inc. (“IPSI” or the “Company”), a fintech provider of digital payment solutions and services to businesses and consumers, including IPSIPay™, announces the second-phase launch of its IPSIPay App following approval from VISA® for use of its debit card services as part of IPSIPay. Following the initial launch of IPSIPay in December 2021, the availability of VISA debit card capability as part of IPSIPay enhances IPSIPay’s positioning as an attractive mobile banking solution for IPSI’s initial target market -- the large and growing unbanked, under banked and money remittance market. The new IPSIPay VISA debit cards may be obtained via the IPSIPay App, enabling users to conduct transactions anywhere VISA is accepted globally. The VISA debit card is loaded using the IPSIPay App, providing users the ability to withdraw cash with minimal fees from their digital wallet using the VISA debit card in ATM machines. The IPSIPay VISA debit card also gives customers access to their money from a large merchant network around the world, providing the ability to make everyday purchases anywhere that accepts VISA cards. Simultaneously, the cards provide users with a bank account via Metropolitan Bank, thereby enabling a path for users to potentially establish or enhance their credit. This second phase launch of the IPSIPay app also features increased functionality, including the ability for users to make cash deposits into their IPSIPay wallets at branches of Chase, Bank of America and Wells Fargo, which immediately becomes available for use in their digital wallet on the IPSIPay app. This increased functionality also supports all current IPSIPay features, such as wallet-to-wallet cashless transactions – including over borders (including from the U.S. to Mexico). “The approval of our new VISA debit card is a significant milestone and an important addition to the functionality of our IPSIPay App. Users may receive up to five companion cards, when they apply, which may be used by family members." William Corbett, IPSI’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer “This VISA debit card provides significant benefits to our IPSIPay App users, ultimately making it easier and cheaper to transfer money to and from anywhere around the world. The VISA debit card also provides users the ability to withdraw funds from their IPSIPay digital wallet, providing much more flexibility for users in accessing money that is on their IPSIPay App and giving users access to a large network of ATMs. “The VISA debit card also provides a means for those accustomed to relying on cash the ability to live in the cashless economy that has emerged, providing a convenient, efficient, and cost-effective way for the unbanked and underbanked to move money at rates significantly lower than traditional methods. Fees associated with accessing money through ATMs are minimal, and there is no cost for users to move funds from wallet to wallet or for shopping directly with their wallet, providing our users with flexibility in remitting money across borders. “We believe that while these benefits will be game-changing for our users and creates the potential to add millions of people and dollars into the cashless economy, it is just the beginning. We look forward to updating our shareholders on future promising developments for IPSI very soon,” concluded Mr. Corbett. About Innovative Payment Solutions, Inc. Innovative Payment Solutions, Inc. strives to offer cutting edge digital payment solutions for consumers and service providers, providing a cost effective and secure method to remit money globally. IPSI plans for its ecosystem of products and services to span multiple devices such as self-service kiosks, mobile applications and POS terminals, offering alternative payment methods to meet the needs of consumers and service providers. IPSI believes its digital payment facilitation platform and related apps will empower and enable IPSI’s core target users -- the large and growing unbanked and under-served communities – with access to comprehensive and easy to use payment solutions.

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Pinpoint Payments Launches Enhanced, Streamlined Point Of Sale System

Pinpoint Payments | April 07, 2022

Pinpoint Payments Inc.has launched Peak POS, an enhanced, streamlined point of sale system that enables retail businesses to be more efficient, improve customer service, and capture more revenue. Peak POS by Pinpoint Payments includes an array of modern terminals to process a full range of payment options including contactless payments. The system also allows for staff scheduling, inventory management, and data tracking. "We're excited to make this comprehensive system available to retail and service based businesses that want to upgrade their operations. The Peak Point of Sale system elevates a business and lets a business owner do more in terms of setting strategy, being efficient, taking care of employees, and making a real difference for customers that will keep them coming back. It clears the way for real growth." Pinpoint CEO Ben Grossman The cutting edge point of sale system was developed for local small service and retail businesses. It is especially designed to meet the specific needs of smoke and tobacco shops, quick serve restaurants, bar and lounges, pet supply and groomers, and funeral homes. "We wanted to support these business owners in being able to take advantage of the most advanced technology for scheduling, inventory control, following customer trends, and taking care of their customers," said Pinpoint Co-Founder and Chief Sales Officer Nico Ruggeri. PEAK POS includes a customizable Loyalty Rewards Program that allows businesses of all sizes to take advantage of customer retention opportunities. About Pinpoint Payments Pinpoint Payments is a four-time Inc. 5000 company and a global leader in payment processing solutions with an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. Since 2013, Pinpoint has helped thousands of merchants cut costs, boost profits and expand their business with solutions that are simple and secure.

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