27th June, 2016
Bartercard reaches #1 spot in Vinnies CEO Sleepout
Bartercard Australia’s CEO Clive van Deventer reached the Gold Coast’s Highest Fundraiser of the Year in 2016 Vinnies CEO Sleepout.
It landed the Gold Coast-based CEO 4th spot in Australia behind Bank SA, The Australian and Crown Australian Resorts CEOs.
Clive said that Bartercard members and staff rallied together to raise the support and was thrilled to see the outcome.
“Bartercard members and staff who supported the CEO Sleepout raised over $67,000 for Vinnies which has put the Gold Coast front and centre of fundraising efforts Australia-wide,” he said.
Clive said Bartercard, which is part of ASX-listed company BPS Technology Ltd (ASX: BPS), looks forward to continuing to assist St Vincent de Paul in its fundraising efforts. Building on the success of last night’s CEO Sleepout, BPS’ sustainable role in supporting St Vincent will come through its technology platform bucqi, a new rewards app which is creating additional revenue streams for non-profits.
“It was comforting to see so many CEOs and volunteers get behind last night’s Sleepout, even though there wasn’t much sleep to be had,” Clive said.
“There was definitely a buzz at Cbus knowing we were part of such a big cause supporting the homeless and disadvantaged - I spent most of the night in the ‘insomniac corner’ talking to the other CEOs.”
Caption: Bartercard Australia CEO Clive van Deventer and the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games mascot Borobi at the Vinnies CEO Sleepout.
Founded on the Gold Coast in 1991, Bartercard operates the word’s largest trade exchange where small to medium-sized businesses to conduct cashless transactions. There are currently 50,000+ card holders in Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, United States of America, Thailand, Cyprus and UAE and South Africa. Bartercard transactions can be conducted online, via its mobile app, across more than 7,000 bank EFTPOS terminals and on bucqi terminals. Bartercard’s parent company BPS Technology, which listed on the ASX in September 2014, also owns the cloud-based software service TESS and rewards app bucqi.
About BPS Technology Limited (ASX: BPS):
BPS Technology Limited is a leading provider of technology platforms and management systems in the digital payments space for small to medium businesses (SMBs) in eight countries. Its technology platforms and systems help to drive customers to its SMB merchants. More than 24,000 SMBs make in excess of 1.8 million transactions per annum worth more than $600 million using its various technology platforms. BPS earns fees on all transactions over the platforms via its subsidiaries Bartercard, TESS and bucqi.
bucqi is a disruptive technology based around a loyalty platform designed for SMBs combined with a robust and innovative mobile payment app for both merchants and consumers. The payments platform has been two years in the making and has a number of patents pending. It allows consumers to easily pay for goods and services without taking out their wallet or swiping their credit card and they earn and redeem reward points via a wide range of participating suppliers. It has been launched in three regional cities in Queensland, Australia, and in Wellington, New Zealand.