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OKY App & Prepay Nation Launch a Global Strategic Partnership to Support Financial Inclusion and the Digital Lifestyle

Prepay Nation and OKY App have entered into a strategic partnership to provide top-up for OKY app’s customers across the U.S.

Berwyn, PA – USA | January 06, 2022 — Prepay Nation, a global leader in mobile/Data top-up and recharge for prepaid solutions and OKY App an innovative and one-of-a-kind U.S.-based fintech platform designed by and for immigrants with the purpose of bridging digital and geographic divides and promoting financial inclusion for underserved communities, helping them to connect, thrive, and achieve prosperity have entered into a strategic partnership to provide top-up for OKY app’s customers across the U.S.

“This new partnership is a pivotal expansion of our prepaid productized remittances for cross-border e-gift cards, education, food, health, construction, and agriculture, to millions of customers across Latin America and beyond,” Says A.J. Hanna, CEO of Prepay Nation.

“We are transforming the way that people support their families back home, providing new options, better choices, convenience, and instant gratification, while helping them save time and money” continued Hanna.

“This partnership opens new channels for OKY users to top-up their account with cash, allowing them to participate in a digital ecosystem,” said Victor Unda, CEO of OKY.

“OKY understands the importance of ensuring immigrants can remain connected to their friends and families back home and has designed a platform that empowers them to remain a part of their lives enabling its consumers to buy from its one-of-a-kind marketplace by digitalizing cash at thousands of points of sale across all the United States.” continued Unda.

OKY provides its users with the ability to participate in e-commerce without the need for a bank account, credit, or debit card, which are factors that often keep the immigrant community from achieving their goals more efficiently by leveraging the digital economy.

Prepay Nation is a global leader in the new digital lifestyle enabling millions of people around the world to stay connected at home and away.

The partnership benefits OKY App and its customers by leveraging the extensive Prepay Nation global network of brick and mortar and digital channels.

Prepay Nation helps in connecting brands like OKY App to distributors and resellers by enabling the Latin American and other Diasporas in the U.S., Canada, Europe, and the Middle East to prepay for productized remittances by topping up their OKY App account.

About Prepay Nation (PPN):

Prepay Nation (PPN) is a global leader in domestic and cross-border airtime/data top-up and recharge, digital gift cards, bill payments, and productized remittances. Prepay Nation utilizes its innovative B2B and B2B2C Value Top-Up Marketplace and Technology Hub to enable over 4 Billion consumers around the world to stay connected to their friends and families and participate in the new digital lifestyle. With connections to over 500 Mobile Network Operators in 150 countries, consumers can simply charge and recharge their prepaid mobile, IoT, Amazon Cash, and now OKY App accounts anytime and from anywhere. Prepay Nation offers a diverse network of partnerships with over 275,000 locations across N.America, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East and a variety of online and digital applications globally. Prepay Nation enables its partners to generate increased foot traffic, higher site visits, more transactions, incremental revenue, and stronger customer loyalty.

For more information, visit https://www.prepaynation.com

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CHANTILLY, VA, March 15, 2016 — /EPR NETWORK/ — Direct Connect today announced that it has acquired another payment processing sales portfolio, Merchant Processing Solutions (MPS) in Fort Lauderdale, FLA.

This transaction is part of Direct Connect’s commitment to growth through acquisition and is the company’s sixth acquisition since being recapitalized by The Beekman Group in 2015.

MPS provides merchant services to more than 500 restaurants and retail businesses across the United States, with more than $100 million in annual processing volume.

Owned jointly by Yamilet Strauss, Claudia Mosley and Diana Lizarazo, the independent sales organization (ISO) is a perfect fit for the Direct Connect business model: it is an active retail ISO acquiring merchants on the First Data platform, but it needed the financial and technological infrastructure and support to compete in today’s rapidly-changing payments infrastructure.

“MPS has grown successfully because of their people, and their top-down commitment to providing service and support to customers,” said Matt Clyne, Direct Connect’s CEO. “Direct Connect adds financial strength and stability, state-of-the-art technology and highly experienced human resources to the mix, making for an unbeatable combination and assured growth for MPS.”

Clyne said Direct Connect purchased five companies in 2015 and has already laid the groundwork for three more acquisitions in the first half of 2016. Direct Connect continues to actively seek out sales offices with low attrition and a commitment to the highest levels of service and support.

ISOs interested in investment capital or acquisitions opportunities are invited to visit www.directconnectps.com or contact the company at 800.747.6273.

“We intend to be a very active buyer in the marketplace,” Clyne said.

About Direct Connect
Based in the Dulles Corridor of Northern Virginia, Direct Connect provides innovative technology and payment processing services to businesses across the United States and Canada, including retail, restaurant, government contractors and service industries. Through a robust partner program, Direct Connect works with financial institutions, non-profit organizations, associations and software developers to incorporate payment solutions and enhance customer service. With a 20+-year history and more than 25,000 merchants in its portfolio, Direct Connect was recapitalized in 2015 by The Beekman Group, a New York City-based private equity firm positioning us well to meet the ever-changing demands of the industry.

Nancy Drexler, Acquired Marketing

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Ace Live Casino Integrate 3D Secure Payment Processing into Cashier

If the sheer number of exciting, cutting edge games which are available at the Ace Live Casino site weren’t enough of an incentive to pay this brand new gaming website a visit, Ace Live Casino have also introduced a 3D Secure payment programme to help new gamers to make swift and safe payments into their gaming accounts.

Victoria, Seychelles, February 17, 2012 – 3D Secure payment protocol allows a gamer to make fast and secure payments into their accounts via their credit or debit cards and ensures peace of mind as well as a very quick adding or removal of funds from your Ace Live Casino account. 3D Secure has been in operation at a huge variety of websites for many years and is known commonly as either ‘Verified by VISA’ or ‘Verified by MasterCard SecureCode’.

These systems provide a user with PIN protection, a tool which limits the chance of fraudulent use. Whether you prefer to make payments by debit or credit card, as long as your card supports 3D secure, by simply inputting your pin number and verifying that you are indeed the rightful owner of said card, you too can make very swift and secure payments and withdrawals at Ace Live Casino meaning it takes less time to jump in and start playing live casino games for real money.

So, how exactly can 3D Secure payment processing actually help gamers to keep their details safe? Well, with such programmes, the risk of fraud is so low that many sites, not just casino or gaming websites, are looking to implement such a system and the feedback from websites who do use 3D secure payment schemes have received plenty of positive feedback. At Ace Live Casino, we understand that the enjoyment and the peace of mind of our gamers is the most important aspect and this is why we have taken to implementing such a scheme in a bid to ensure that our fine array of games are enjoyed in the safest possible environment.

If you happen to own a Visa card, then making payments via this beloved item might be a very wise move as the Visa card concept allows for not only very swift deposits from your gaming account, but also allows for a quick and painless withdrawal of your winnings too. With 3D Secure payment processing, a Visa card can be used in a wholly secure fashion and this means that neither the cash you put into your accounts, nor the cash you withdraw will be affected negatively.

Ace Live Casino have the security of their gamers in mind when implementing any new scheme or programme and if you are seeking a safe and reliable website, the Ace Live Casino site which works in partnership with Visionary iGaming has these all important bases covered.

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