First Data Awards Pogo Best MPOS Solution in Hong Kong

HONG KONG, April 7, 2014 First Data Merchant Solutions (FDMS), First Data’s direct-to-market merchant acquiring business, today accepted MasterCard’s award that named FDMS’s Pogo> as the Best Mobile Point of Sales (MPOS) Solution 2013 in Hong Kong.

The MasterCard award recognises the solution provider with the most compelling MPOS offeringthat also meets MasterCard’s best practices for MPOS acceptance.  These best practices aim to promote the integrity of payments by maintaining the confidentiality of cardholder credentials and building cardholder trust.

“We are delighted that MasterCard has recognised Pogo> as the best MPOS solution in Hong Kong,” said John Lee, Country Business Manager of First Data Merchant Solutions Hong Kong and Macau.  “The award is testament to First Data’s commitment to providing innovative payment solutions that cater to the mobile needs of merchants today.  As the global leader in payment technology and services solutions, First Data Merchant Solutions is well positioned to provide value-added payment services for enterprise clients and SMB merchants alike.”

Launched in November last year in conjunction with MasterCard and leading insurer Prudential Hong Kong Limited, Pogo> quickly and conveniently transforms merchants’ smart devices into POS terminals, enabling quality, secure, high speed and flexible payments on the go. Pogo> features the highest level of security certification – EMV Level 2 – and is Hong Kong’s first and only customisable MPOS user interface. Payments are processed in real time, delivering fast and efficient account funding for merchants.

“Pogo> is gaining support among merchants and consumers, particularly at large-scale events. The innovative payment solution was recently available to more than 3,500 exhibitors at the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) Hong Kong International Jewellery Show. Pogo> was also the chosen MPOS solution used by leading merchant Kukri Sports at the Hong Kong Sevens rugby tournament this year,” said Mr Lee.

“Pogo> has proven itself to be a cost-effective and reliable mobile payments solution and we expect it to help empower more businesses in the future,” he added.

For more information visit First Data Merchant Solutions’ new website: www.firstdatams.com.