sQuid, the Electronic Money Provider, Wins Tender for Nottinghamshire County Council's new Cashless System for the County's Schools

By Squidcard, PRNE
Monday, August 2, 2010

LONDON, August 3, 2010 - sQuid's eMoney cashless payments service is to be made available to
28,000 Secondary School children and potentially 117,000 Primary School
children across Nottinghamshire and Nottingham City.

The contract has been awarded to sQuid working in partnership with
Cunninghams and CRB, the provider of Impact till systems for schools and is
the first eMoney service to be adopted across a whole County School network.

Lisa Griffiths, Operations Manager at Nottinghamshire County Council said
"We chose the sQuid solution because it gives the Council significant
efficiencies and operating cost savings. sQuid eMoney is already proven with
Cunninghams Impact system, and together we can embrace a new way of working
with parents, pupils and schools for the benefit of everybody. In particular
we now have a centrally managed system for school meals across the Region.

We really like the fact that the payment system is specific to each
transaction, meaning much reduced administration time and cost as we don't
need to manage the parent pupil account. We believe parents will appreciate
that too."

Parents of children at Nottinghamshire schools will have sQuid accounts
enabling them to top up with money online, view their child's transactions
and see what they have paid for and when. This helps support the Council's
agenda for providing healthy meals to school children by giving parents
online visibility too.

Paying with sQuid is quick, simple and secure. sQuid accounts are topped
up online with money and then children pay for small value items, without the
need to carry loose change or bring cash to school.

Commenting on the announcement, John McGlashan, sQuid's Sales Director
said, "our service is the most advanced electronic payments technology
developed for small value transactions, and we have worked over the last two
years to tailor this to the requirements of schools and the education sector
in general, working closely with partners like Cunninghams and CRB. We are
delighted to have been selected by such a progressive Council as
Nottinghamshire, and we believe others will soon follow their lead. With
sQuid, the payments service equips Councils with so much more than just a
cashless catering service as it provides the platform for use with other
future services for small value payments, such as for bus travel too".

The initial rollout will be delivered for the new school year in
September 2010.

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

    Download a copy of this press release at squidcard.com/news

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

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