Updated: June 09, 2022 12:11
Chris Burns, CEO of Powertranz (Photograph provided)
Bermuda-based payment platform provider Powertranz and Atlanta-based payment security firm Bluefin are teaming up to support Jamaica’s JETS Multilink debit card.
The companies introduced the Caribbean’s first self-integrated contactless kiosk last year with NRT Kiosks.
Bluefin, Powertranz and NRT partnered with Scotiabank to develop a solution for C&W Communications, a Caribbean telecommunications and entertainment provider, which included payment application development, device integration into kiosk software and device certification with Fiserv for Mastercard, VISA, Discover and AMEX. C&W Communications operates over 100 NRT-Opal bill payment kiosks in 14 Caribbean countries.
The solution now supports the JETS MultiLink debit card in Jamaica, a vital part of the financial landscape.
JETS Limited is an electronic banking services company operating Jamaica’s national debit card network with the registered service mark “MultiLink”.
All JETS member institutions, as issuers, offer their customers access to cash from their own accounts via the MultiLink network, whether at ATMs or point-of-sale terminals. MultiLink supports over one million users who use it to attract over $85 billion annually.
“We are delighted to support Jamaica’s MultiLink debit card,” said Chris Burns, Managing Director of Powertranz. “This is a popular card in Jamaica and it was particularly important for C&W to have a chip and PIN solution to accept all card payments including the JETS Multilink debit card at the kiosks. .”
C&W and its partners are rolling out 50 self-service kiosks across Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago, and will continue to roll out additional self-service kiosks in their respective Caribbean markets.
The solution will also support Trinidad and Tobago LINX debit cards later this month. InfoLink Services, the LINX debit card switching operator, is a joint venture between the four major financial institutions in Trinidad and Tobago and was created to provide local debit card switching infrastructure. The LINX Debit Smart Card is a co-branded LINX/Visa debit card.