Dumfries and Galloway Council Launch Online School Top Ups With sQuid

By Squidcard, PRNE
Tuesday, January 11, 2011

DUMFRIES, Scotland, January 12, 2011 - sQuid, the electronic payments network and Dumfries and Galloway Council,
today announced the launch of online top ups at Moffat Academy for secondary
school pupils.

Dumfries and Galloway Council have pioneered the use of their National
Entitlement Card (NEC) at local schools to enable sQuid electronic money to
be used to top up school cashless catering accounts so that children can pay
for food and drink in the school canteen, without the need to take cash to

sQuid on the NEC launched in Dumfries and Galloway early last year.
Moffat Academy has launched sQuid online payments on the NEC, enabling
parents to top up the sQuid purse on their child's NEC card online, and is
another good example of how sQuid can be used to facilitate small value

Keith Percival, Modernising Government Programme Manager at Dumfries and
Galloway Council said, "Enabling parents to top up their child's cashless
catering account online through a sQuid account is another great application
of the NEC and we hope to see this service roll out to other schools
throughout this coming year."

John Gallacher, Regional Manager in Scotland for sQuid said, "Allowing
parents to top up their child's sQuid account online demonstrates another
progressive use of the NEC in Dumfries and Galloway. This completely removes
the need for children to take cash to school in order to access catering

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    Bede Feltham, Marketing Director, sQuidcard
    T: +44(0)20-8339-2111
    E pr@squidcard.com

Contact: Bede Feltham, Marketing Director, sQuidcard, squidcard.com/education , T: +44(0)20-8339-2111, E pr at squidcard.com

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