Emergency Relief for Haiti: Members of Electronic Payments Coalition Pledge to Help

Jan 14, 2010, 19:45 ET from Electronic Payments Coalition

WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The sixty member companies of the Electronic Payments Coalition share the sorrow and shock of the worldwide community over the devastating earthquake in Haiti. Our thoughts are with the victims, their families, and the thousands of aid workers who have traveled to Haiti to help with recovery.

All of the members of the EPC are making efforts to provide assistance to the relief effort, from waiving the cost of online donations made with debit and credit cards, to making cash donations to the Red Cross and other charitable organizations, to matching employee donations.

We hope that these efforts help to bring immediate aid to the groups that can use them most effectively, as they work to provide some measure of relief to the victims and their families.

About Electronic Payments Coalition

The Electronic Payments Coalition is dedicated to protecting consumer value, choice, and competition in electronic payments systems. The coalition is a broad-based group of payment card networks, financial services companies, and financial services trade associations whose primary goal is to educate policy-makers, consumers, and the media about the value of electronic payments systems — including economic growth, convenience, speed, reliability, and security — and to ensure the continued growth of global commerce by promoting consumer choice and the stability of the vast payment networks that connect millions of consumers with millions of retailers each and every day.

SOURCE Electronic Payments Coalition