Payment Data Systems Launches Kind Hand Solutions Platform for Churches and Charitable Organizations

SAN ANTONIO, May 03, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Payment Data Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:PYDS) today announced its launch of Kind Hand, a giving and registration management solution for churches and charitable organizations built on Spark Development Network’s Rock RMS open source system.

“We are excited to introduce Kind Hand, which is the first of our vertical solutions for church communities and non-profits that is built on the Rock RMS platform,” said Louis Hoch, president and chief operating officer of Payment Data Systems. “Churches and charitable organizations have always represented a key market for us, and through Kind Hand, we provide a secure, cloud-based environment specifically for this vertical that removes compliance risk so the merchant can focus on running their ministry or organization.”

Commenting on the partnership agreement announced in late February, Hoch added, “We are proud to be a premier payments and hosting partner to Rock RMS, who we believe is well-positioned to become the industry leader in church management system technology.”

Jon Edmiston, Executive Director of Rock RMS, stated, “We are thrilled to have Payment Data Systems as a premiere payment processing and now hosting partner through Kind Hand, a hosted Rock RMS platform. We are excited about Payment Data’s commitment to the ministry industry and to our joint partnerships.”

Kind Hand offers multiple donation processing solutions for church member communities and charitable giving organizations with competitive credit, ACH, debit, check and credit card processing rates. The platform also offers full-featured online event registration and website content management as well as hosting services for users that are not PCI compliant. Learn more by visiting

About Payment Data Systems, Inc.
Payment Data Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:PYDS), a leading integrated payment solutions provider, offers a wide range of payment solutions to merchants, billers, banks, service bureaus and card issuers. The Company operates credit, debit/prepaid and ACH payment processing platforms to deliver convenient, world-class payment solutions and service to their clients. The strength of the Company lies in its ability to provide tailored solutions for card issuance, payment acceptance, and bill payments as well as its unique technology in the prepaid sector. Payment Data Systems is headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, and has offices in New York, New York; and Long Beach, California.

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About Rock RMS
Rock RMS is a project of the Spark Development Network, an official 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that promotes collaboration, innovation and openness for church technology. For more information, visit and

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