Powertranz and Bluefin team up to support Jamaican debit card
Bermuda based payment platform provider Powertranz and Atlanta payment security firm Bluefin are partnering to support the Jamaican J.E.T.S. Multilink debit card.
The companies introduced the first self-integrated contactless kiosk for the Caribbean last year with NRT kiosks.
Bluefin, Powertranz and NRT teamed with Scotiabank to develop a solution for C&W Communications, a telecommunications and entertainment provider in the Caribbean, which included developing the payment application, integrating the device in the kiosk software, and certifying the device with Fiserv for Mastercard, VISA, Discover and AMEX. C&W Communications operates more than 100 NRT-Opal bill payment kiosks in 14 countries in the Caribbean.
Now the solution supports the J.E.T.S. MultiLink debit card in Jamaica, a critical part of the financial landscape.
J.E.T.S. Limited is an electronic banking service company operating Jamaica’s national debit card network whose registered service brand is “MultiLink”.
All J.E.T.S. member institutions, as issuers, offer their customers access to cash from their own accounts through the MultiLink Network whether at automated banking machines or at point of sale terminals. MultiLink supports over a million users who use it to draw more than $85 billion per year.
“We are thrilled to support the Jamaican MultiLink debit card,” Powertranz chief executive officer Chris Burns said. “This is a popular card in Jamaica and it was especially important for C&W to have a chip and pin solution to accept all card payments including the J.E.T.S. Multilink debit card at the kiosks.”
C&W and its partners are deploying 50 self service kiosks across Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago, and will continue to deploy additional self-service kiosks across their respective Caribbean markets.
The solution will also support Trinidad and Tobago LINX debit cards later this month. InfoLink Services, the LINX debit card switch operator, is a joint venture between the four major financial institutions in Trinidad and Tobago, and was created to provide a local debit card switching infrastructure. The LINX debit chip card is a co-branded LINX/Visa debit card.