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Payment Data Systems Announces Transaction Processing Volumes for the Third Quarter of 2016

SAN ANTONIO, Oct. 28, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Payment Data Systems (NASDAQ:PYDS), an integrated electronic payments solutions provider, announced today transaction processing volumes for the third quarter of 2016.

Third quarter 2016 credit card processing volumes decreased 2% compared to the same time period in 2015. Credit card dollars processed during the third quarter of 2016 decreased 9% compared to the same time period in 2015.

Electronic check transaction (ACH) volumes during third quarter of 2016 were down 15% over the same time period in 2015, but increased 8% compared to the second quarter of 2016. Returned check transactions processed during the third quarter of 2016 were down 24% over the same time period in 2015, but increased 22% compared to the prior quarter.

Total dollars processed for the third quarter of 2016 exceeded $759.3 million, representing the highest quarterly total dollars processed to date for 2016.

“The sequential increases for ACH and returned check transactions reflect our recent efforts to resume the explosive growth that we experienced in 2014 and 2015,” said Louis Hoch, President and CEO. “We have increased overall transaction volumes and dollars processed in the third quarter compared to the previous quarter, which is a positive trend that we expect to continue into the fourth quarter of 2016 and in 2017. We are actively engaged in promoting new revenue generating services with our existing customers and continue to market to prospective clients. We have completed the integration of our payment gateway directly with debit networks, enabling our existing ACH customers to perform real-time debits, and providing near real-time credit transactions to most bank accounts in the U.S. We expect this will drive increased transaction volumes and associated revenue over the coming quarters.”

About Payment Data Systems, Inc.

Payment Data Systems (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 its 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 is headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, and has offices in New York, New York; and Long Beach, California.

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Investor Contacts: Kristen Papke Elizabeth Brossy Financial Profiles, Inc. ir@paymentdata.com

Source:Payment Data Systems, Inc.