Payment Data Systems Announces Record Transaction Growth for October 2013

SAN ANTONIO, Nov. 12, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Payment Data Systems (OTCBB:PYDS), an integrated electronic payments solutions provider announced today that it is experiencing high growth in transactions processed.

October 2013's electronic check transaction volumes were up 376% and returned check transactions were up 862% as compared to September 2013.

Total dollars processed for October set a new record for the company exceeding $125,000,000 and breaking the previous record that was achieved in September 2013.

As of yesterday, the company's transaction totals have continued the trend of high growth. With still more than half of the fourth quarter of 2013 remaining, the quarter's electronic check transaction volumes were already up 194% and returned check transactions were up 1072% as compared to third quarter of 2013.

Michael Long, CEO, said, "We are excited about the strong growth we are experiencing in the current quarter that is attributed to new customer acquisition. We believe this is a positive trend and look forward to the resulting positive growth in our all of our financial metrics for the fourth quarter of 2013."

Our quarterly earnings are anticipated being released in our 10Q on or about November 14, 2013.

About Payment Data Systems, Inc.

Payment Data Systems is an integrated payment solutions provider to merchants and billers. The organization provides an extensive set of products to deliver world-class payment acceptance. Payment Data has solutions for merchants, billers, banks, service bureaus and card issuers. The strength of the company is its ability to offer specifically tailored solutions for card issuance, payment acceptance and bill payments.

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CONTACT: Michael Long 210.249.4040 ir@paymentdata.comSource:Payment Data Systems, Inc.