24th January 2017
The Gold Coast Bulletin this week published 100-81 of the Gold Coast’s most influential people, movers and shakers of business, tourism, sport and real estate who are shaping the city.
5th December 2016
Bartercard’s Gold Coast offices are looking for salvageable shoes to support charity Soles4Souls Australia.
29th November 2016
BPS, which owns Bartercard, the world’s largest trade exchange, will concentrate on bedding down acquisitions after rapid growth and streamlining its digital offering, shareholders at the company’s annual meeting in Southport heard yesterday.
22nd November 2016
BARTERCARD has launched a business development grant to get a piece of the startup action.
The Gold Coast-based trade exchange's Small Business Incubator Grant has a pool of $250,000 up for grabs, funded through its trade dollar currency.
14th October 2016
The chairman of Gold Coast-based BPS Technology, board member of countless companies, bizoid and rugby tragic has devoted almost 40 years to the Australian franchising industry.
27th September 2016
Technology platform provider BPS Technology continues to push into the US, signing six new franchises in a month.
BPS, which owns Bartercard, the world’s largest trade exchange, said the signings represent a record-breaking month for the group.
16th September 2016
BPS today wins the keys to Entertainment Publications, having bought it from Kiwi founder-owner Ben Johnson for $22.5m and 2.65 million BPS shares. BPS has been better known for Bartercard, a means for SMEs to swap excess inventory for another member's goods or services.
9th September 2016
ASX-listed financial payments company BPS Technology has added a new business stream to its rapidly expanding offering by giving its network of 36,000 small business customers access to business growth finance via a new partnership deal with financier GetCapital.
9th September 2016
GOLD Coast-based global trade exchange business BPS Technology has finalised a $100 million agreement with a major small business finance provider.
26th August 2016
Gold Coast-based trade-currency business Bartercard has expanded its involvement in the property sector, lifting the value of listings worldwide from $100 million in 2015 to $145 million.
20th August 2016
GOLD Coast-based global trade exchange business BPS Technology is looking to new acquisitions to fuel growth after posting a net profit of $7.34 million.
18th August 2016
HIGHER costs took some shine off BPS Technology's (ASX:BPS) record year of sales, but the company is forecasting a revenue surge in the current year following a 'transformative' acquisition this month.
13th August 2016
THINGS just got entertaining for Gold Coast-based global trade exchange business BPS Technology, the parent company of Bartercard.
5th August 2016
Bartercard has launched Statement Feeds where every cashless transaction is automatically sent to MYOB at the end of each month.
4th August 2016
Gold Coast-based global trade exchange BPS Technology has expanded further into the North American market – launching new franchises in three states.
04 July 2016
Never let it be said that the Gold Coast lacks heart. The final tally from the Vinnies CEO Sleepout is in and the 142 registered participants have raised a staggering $447,704.
27 June 2016
Bartercard Australia’s CEO Clive van Deventer reached the Gold Coast’s Highest Fundraiser of the Year in last night’s 2016 Vinnies CEO Sleepout.
13 June 2016
IT remains a business that many don't understand, but Bartercard is proving it is a force to be reckoned with, celebrating 25 years of cashless transactions.
6 June 2016
Maries Pizza has launched a partnership with bucqi, a mobile payment app, as a strategy to reach out to a wider database of pizza lovers.
27 May 2016
BPS Technology (ASX: BPS) has expanded the reach of its Bartercard trade exchange business in the US through the sale of three new franchises
19 May 2016
Gold Coast-based global trade exchange BPS Technology has stitched up a deal with a major listed online billing provider to promote and sell products in China via e-commerce giant Alibaba.
BPS said the master merchant agreement would give both companies access to China’s huge, rapidly growing e-commerce sector – worth about $US670 billion last year.
18 May 2016
BPS Technology Limited (“BPS”) (ASX: BPS) is pleased to announce that it has today executed a Master Merchant Agreement with SmartTrans (ASX: SMA) to promote and sell products in China via Alibaba’s e-Commerce platform 1688.com.
11 April 2016
TOURISM operators across Australia are using the Bartercard trade system to boost bookings during low seasons and enable fellow business owners to benefit from discounted holiday packages, the company says.
18 March 2016
The search for the 2016 Bartercard Ball Bike Kid came to an end yesterday when the winner was selected from a shortlist of four fierce Titans fans.
10 March 2016
In response to the wide-spread destruction impacting Fiji, the Bartercard Charity Foundation has raised almost $66,000 for the Fiji Cyclone Response Appeal in under 6 days.
26 February 2016
Bartercard South West has been awarded for its strong market performance last year, off the back of its role in the renovation of the Equinox at the Busselton foreshore.
5 February 2016
WHO would have guessed a little trade exchange business called Bartercard would become a global business about to celebrate its 25th birthday.
2 February 2016
GOLD Coast-based BPS Technology is expanding into the UK and US. BPS, owner of Bartercard, the world's largest retail trade exchange, has accelerated its European expansion plans with the sale of the master franchise rights for the UK.
23 January 2016
A SPIKE in Bartercard membership among tourism operators in the Tweed and southern Gold Coast region has fuelled business from holiday makers.
05 January 2016
PROPERTY trading under the Bartercard system is going viral with the Gold Coast-based trade exchange revealing it has broken the $100 million mark in real estate listings globally.
21 December 2015
Enjoying Christmas without cash
The spirit of giving is strong among Bartercard members this festive season as business owners find creative ways to fill Christmas stockings without blowing the budget.
16 December 2015
Gold Coast-based global trade business BPS Technology Limited has finalised the issue and placement of convertible notes at $1.175 a share conversion ratio and raised $5 million.
14 December 2015
BPS Technology Limited (“BPS”) (ASX: BPS) is pleased to announce it has finalised the issue and placement of Convertible Notes at $1.175 per share conversion ratio and raising a total of $5 million on terms favourable to the Company.
30 November 2015
A SPIKE in Bartercard membership among tourism operators in the Tweed and southern Gold Coast region has fuelled increased business from holidaymakers.
19 November 2015
BPS Technology (ASX:BPS), the company that owns Bartercard, sees itself as the 'gorilla in the room' in a trade exchange industry worth $20 billion globally.
19 November 2015
BPS, which owns the world’s largest global trade exchange, Bartercard, is eyeing a larger slice of the $20 billion global trade exchange market.
24 October 2015
GOLD Coast trade exchange group Bartercard capped a big first year of trading on the Australian Stock Exchange by sharing its good fortune with shareholders.
19 October 2015
A GOLD Coast bride found a novel way to beat the blowout price tag of a wedding with all the frills by using Bartercard to pay for her special day.
23 September 2015
BPS Technology Limited (ASX: BPS), the business that owns Bartercard, takes a strident view of its potential to become the Microsoft of the global trade exchange industry.
17 September 2015
BPS Technology Limited (ASX: BPS) today confirmed that its new Licensee in China, One World Express (HK) Limited, is looking to commence operations in the city of Shenzhen – a major city in the south of Guangdong Province. Guangdong Provence has a population in excess of 104 million people
12 September 2015
According to Independent Investment Research (IIR) there were 65 lies as of June 30, with a collective market capitalisation of $27.4 billion (up almost 10 per cent on the year).
31 August 2015
BPS Technology, the operator of the Bartercard system, has licensed Bartercard operators in China, India and South Africa since listing on the Australian Securities Exchange in September last year, taking the business into eight countries.
29 August 2015
NEWLY listed Gold Coast-based global trade exchange business BPS Technology beat expectations in its maiden full-year profit and has set its sights on global expansion.
28 August 2015
Pieces of Busselton's jetty will feature in the renovated Equinox cafe, with work beginning on the project this week.
28 August 2015
BPS Technology Limited (ASX: BPS) which operates the Bartercard system is pleased to announce its FY15 results for the year ended 30 June 2015 (FY15) which saw the company deliver a Net Profit After Tax (NPAT) of $7.9m, exceeding its Prospectus forecast of $6.5m.
03 August 2015
The international Bartercard community will converge on the Gold Coast today for its annual conference in the city on which the company was founded.
23 July 2015
Bartercard South Gold Coast’s Andrew Federowsky recently appeared in Gold Coast Business News to set the record straight on Bartercard, tackle misperceptions facing the brand and talk leadership.
06 July 2015
BPS Technology featured in Saturday's Bulletin reporting it will hit or beat key prospectus forecasts in its first full-year results.
03 July 2015
Bartercard is preparing to maximise the 2014-2015 Federal Budget's tax benefits for a host of its member businesses.
18 June 2015
Bartercard is investing in Tasmania to ease the cash flow burden and raise confidence for local small business as it relaunches across the region.
17 June 2015
BPS Technology’s () latest Bartercard licensee Bartercard Johannesburg in South Africa has successful signed up 12 new strategic business members in its first eight weeks of operations.
20 May 2015
After carving a niche easing the lumpy cash-flow burden of small businesses for more than 20 years, Bartercard is now taking a growing bite of the recovering property market.
13 May 2015
Bartercard members can have their cake and eat it too under the Government’s small business boost.
24 March 2015
Where in the world is the cheapest place to buy a car, get a smart phone or book a weekend away? The answer isn’t Australia, which has been named by Deutsche Bank as the most expensive country in the world for goods and services.
18 April 2015
Almost left high and dry by tough times, the owners of Gold Coast Canal Cruises joined Bartercard and soon found themselves sailing into clear waters.
23 March 2015
The grass is greener for businesses joining Bartercard, with the world’s largest trade exchange abolishing joining fees.
13 March 2015
BPS Technology Limited (ASX:BPS) has appointed a new boss for Bartercard Australia as the company ramps up plans to double its membership base to 100,000 by the end of next year.
12 March 2015
What do the Queen, Gordon Ramsay and Angelina Jolie have in common? They’ve all inspired the quirky chin characters created by Gold Coast hair, makeup and SFX artist Suzi Dent.
9 March 2015
Liam Talbot will get a taste of onfield NRL action this season – and he is only 11.
The Coombabah boy has beaten dozens of young football fanatics to be the club’s 2015 Bartercard Ball Bike Kid.
23 February 2015
"Owning a business isn’t for the faint hearted, and it is a hugely individualistic endeavour..."
16 February 2015
THE building, plumbing and contractors sector was the biggest growth area last year for Bartercard South Gold Coast, which expects the trend to continue this year.
19 February 2015
Bartercard Sunshine Coast has raised a toast to a colossal achievement - $10.5 million worth of transactions last year which has placed them as the highest performing franchise in the country, and third in the world.
06 February 2015
Shares in BPS Technology Limited (ASX:BPS) jumped almost 13 per cent after exceeding its prospectus forecast.
The board of BPS Technology (left to right, starting back) CFO Tony Weise, Managing Director Brian Hall, Non Executive Director Tony Lally, CEO Trevor Dietz, Chairman Murray d’Almeida and Non-Executive Officer Andrew Pipolo.
30 January 2015
BPS Technology, which operates the Bartercard business, has signed a licensing agreement to introduce Bartercard in China. Australian Capital Express, which is owned by a group of Chinese businessmen, will pay A$3.2 million for the right to offer Bartercard in 21 Chinese provinces. Bartercard is a closed proprietary reciprocal trading system...
BPS Technology has announced the sale of an exclusive Bartercard licence in the People’s Republic of China, which will see a roll out across twenty one identified provinces.
28 January 2015
Bond University student Tani Stubbs has been named Gold Coast Young Citizen of the Year, after raising over $1 million to fund schools and help rebuild a hospital in Tonga - all before her 18th birthday. The Gold Coast student was the recipient of this year's Bartercard Scholarship to Bond University and has just commenced a double degree in business and journalism.
08 January 2015
A YEAR is a long time in business and for staff at Bartercard South West it has been long enough for them to become established as one of the best branches in the world. After opening in January last year, regional manager Darryl Toreaux and his team set about establishing the unique business’ individual trading system and reputation.
09 December 2014
A major upgrade to River Resort Villas has boosted conference and leisure tourism bookings by approximately 60%, and has captured more holiday makers looking to escape the daily grind. Renovations to the South Yunderup resort include a brand new conference facility for 70 delegates fitted with new AV, a refreshed exterior, renovated club house, and...
04 December 2014
There are countless styles, varieties, and ways for people to drink coffee. Now a local Gold Coast establishment is serving a pet-friendly alternative to the caffeinated drink. Coolangatta’s Black Sheep Espresso Baa is dishing out ‘puppuccinos’ to dogs - a variation of the cappuccino trending amongst pet...
04 December 2014
BPS Technology has announced a strong after-tax profit, the first sale of its technology platform to India, and the establishment of Bartercard in Johannesburg at its first annual meeting since the company listed on the ASX in...
29 November 2014
Global trade exchange business BPS Technology has stitched up a deal with young rich-lister and former Gold Coast Young Entrepreneur of the Year Randall Deer to roll out its loyalty app through his travel rewards company. Southport-based BPS revealed the deal at its first annual meeting after listing on the stock exchange in...
Normally recognised for its community involvement on the sporting field, Bartercard moved its focus underwater recently to help raise awareness of issues affecting the Great Barrier Reef...
10 September 2014
Gold Coast-based global trade exchange business BPS Technology rang the bell on its entry to the stock exchange yesterday and unrolled the first plank of an aggressive expansion plan. The newly listed company, which owns the world’s largest global trade exchange, Bartercard, plans to add 20 new regions each in the US and Britain within five years...
09 September 2014
Global technology trading and payment platform provider BPS Technology Limited (“BPS” or “the Company”) today made its debut on the Australian Securities Exchange, commencing its life as listed company. The IPO closed fully subscribed on 28 August. BPS Technology owns the world’s largest global Trade Exchange, Bartercard. Its trading platform, TESS...
Restaurateur Manu Fillaudeau and his wife Jazz will pocket 25 per cent of the cash cost of their second investment property on Bartercard. Fillaudeau’s is an award-winning French restaurant on the fringe of Perth. For the last few weeks...
The IRTA (International Reciprocal Trade Association, or, the association for the commercial barter industry worldwide) recently released an announcement about a contingent contract with Bartercard parent company BPS Technology...
When Confident Health Care dental practice owner Parisa Javady joined Bartercard in 2011, she had no set strategy in mind as to how she might make use of it. The business was doing well and not in dire need of additional...
Bartercard member and networking queen Terri Cooper runs a successful networking event business in Brisbane and on the Gold Coast, organising high profile business speakers and planning every aspect of the regular business breakfasts...
Gloria Gattuso recently purchased a home and land package using Bartercard trade dollars for a deposit. She’s exceptionally happy with the purchase price, the home, the inclusions and the location...
Michael Dunne has been a Bartercard member for over a decade. As franchisee of two Godfreys stores in Townsville and Cairns, president of a franchisee group that sometimes meets in Melbourne, and father of four...
Scala Institute’s Steve Wiggers and Phil Hickey recently shared with Bartercard how they’ve used the B2B marketplace to help fund, implement and nurture significant expansion of their business for...
In August and September last year Xennox Diamonds ran a special promotion through Bartercard offering a free holiday accommodation package to purchasers of rings valued at $3,500 or...
Bartercard is presenting a viable alternative to a bank loan for small and medium-sized business owners that shows to be a growing choice for members within restaurants and...
Manu said that with him and his Perth-born wife both growing up in regional areas where food was sourced from the land rather than the supermarket, it was important for both of them to support local...
Coming from a small village in the west famous for its wine, Manu said he grew up on the farm learning traditional culinary techniques, confecting delicacies and cooking with flavours that had been passed down for...
French-born chef Manu Fillaudeau and his Perth born wife Jasmin started their restaurant, Fillaudeau’s, situated in a rustic wine estate fringing Perth, in 2012. Serving up a selection of French provincial cuisine, Fillaudeau’s has won five awards in just two short years since opening...
Community radio station YYY 87.6 FM is holding a family fun day-Bike, Cars and Guitars-to raise money for Assistance Dogs Australia (ADA) on Saturday. The event sponsored by Bartercard Brisbane North, will be held at George Willmore Park...
04 August 2014
GOLD Coast-based Bartercard is presenting an alternative to a bank loan for small and mid-sized businesses, making available a $10,000 interest-free line of credit to...
18 June 2014
The Cairns Franchise team Steve Davidson and Leanne Murdoch will work with local business owners to help them take advantage of the many benefits...
25 July 2014
RUGBY LEAGUE Gold Coast Titans co-captain and Maroons stalwart Nate Myles will be back to school next month. Myles is the prize in the “Get the Titans to Your School” colouring contest and will visit the school with...
Volume 12 - #3
Bartercard was established with a vision of becoming the world’s largest trade exchange to be a recognised business-to-business brand. The company has achieved this, with Bartercard accommodating 55,000...
03 August 2014
A GOLD Coast technology firm hopes to raise $28 million to help its payment platform become standard fare across global barter exchanges. BPS Technology, whose prospectus was lodged with the Australian Stock Exchange last...
29 July 2014
Trading and payment platform provider BPS Technology is looking to raise $28 million in capital, when it launches its initial public offering on Thursday. The company will join the recent string of IPOs in Australia, as it issues 28 million shares...
28 July 2014
Queensland-based BPS Technology, the global payments provider that owns Bartercard and customer payment app bucqi, is set to list on the stock exchange in a deal that values...
28 July 2014
Australian provider of trading and payment platform technology, BPS Technology, has announced an initial public offering, valuing the company at around $58.5 million, as it hunts for acquisitions. The offer is set to raise $28m for the Queensland-based firm through the issue of 28 million shares at $1 per share...
28 July 2014
THE ranks of Gold Coast listed companies have just been given a boost following a $58.5 million public float launched by Bartercard today. The trade-exchange operator, which has been in private hands for more than 20 years, is offering 28 million shares at...
Media outlet: Gold Coast bulletin
7 July 2014
BARTER-exchange business Bartercard Australia and Maries Pizza have reached a milestone with the pizzeria selling over one million pizzas on Bartercard. Businesses using Bartercard earn trade dollars for the goods and services they sell and this value is recorded electronically in their...
Source: The Daily Telegraph (Web)
27 May 2014
All businesses want to save money to maximise profit – fortunately, even small cost savings can make a big difference to your bottom line Look at the sales ledger and review every item of spend, line by line, to see where money could be saved, or improved terms with suppliers could...
23 May 2014
Bartercard is quite extraordinary in their approach to business. It helps fund, implement and nurture significant expansion to its members businesses. We caught up with Andrew Barker, General Manager of Sales and Marketing recently to find out what makes him tick, and to find out exactly...
23 May 2014
Expansion is has been a key focus of Profile fashion accessories and now with 5 stores, saving on cost of expansion and transportation of stock has been very important to their bottom line.12 years ago they made the decision to join Bartercard and at first, didn’t fully...
8 January 2014
Baker Walter De Maria makes his living selling pizzas and bread, but like thousands of WA companies he’s now using a different type of ‘dough’ to do business. La Pagnotta Bakery was one of more than 2500 firms in WA complete cashless transactions totaling almost $25 million in 2013 through Bartercard..
4 December 2013
The Bartercard Foundation has been recognised as a finalist for this year's Gold Coast Chambers of Commerce Business Award - Non Profit / Community Organisations
1 November 2013
Bartercard Founder Andrew Federowsky's fun interview with Juice FM about mobile app award.
25 October 2013
Bartercard won the FCA's Franchise Innovation Award 2013, for the Bartercard mobile phone application.
17 October 2013
Cricket Victoria is proud to announce Bartercard as the major partner of Victorian Premier Cricket for the next three seasons.
15 October 2013
Central Coast Mariners are pleased to announce that Bartercard, Australia’s leading goods and services trading company, have joined forces with the defending Hyundai A-League Champions for season nine of the competition.
1 July 2013
The Bartercard Charity Foundation has committed help to the Buy A Bale Campaign, which will see farmers hit by flood and drought get extra help and Gold Coast holidays.
24 May 2013
Kate Bryan and her husband Rod have never regretted their decision to purchase the Bartercard franchise for the South Coast and Southern Highlands in 2000, identifying the region as a prime market for the Bartercard Trading program.
19 June 2013
Bartercard is very excited to announce our first Franchise in the United States and we welcome Alejandro Cortes as Franchisee. The office will be situated in Charleston, South Carolina.
18 July 2013
New Bartercard tropical North Queensland managers Wayne and Robyn Thomson are using the strength of the brand to promote the destination both nationally and overseas. While Bartercard was a small to medium business trading scheme, Mr Thomson said it could be used to promote the Far North as well.