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Mobile Payments App Empowers Parents to Conveniently Manage School Lunch Expenses on the Go
PRINCETON, NJ -- (Marketwired) -- 06/03/13 -- Heartland School Solutions, a division of Heartland Payment Systems (NYSE: HPY), has launched a mobile payments application for parents of school-aged children to manage school meal expenses from smart phones and tablets.
As the first such app available on Apple iOS, Android and Windows Mobile, Heartland's new MyLunchMoney.com® app enables parents to use their smartphones or mobile devices to prepay for student meals, replenish their child's account using credit cards, debit cards or electronic checks, and view recent activity for their children while on the go. The first secure PCI-DSS and Visa CISP compliant online prepayment system for school payments, MyLunchMoney also allows parents to view current account balances and student meal purchases, arrange recurring payments when their account reaches a low balance threshold, and set daily or weekly spending limits.
"With parents being busier today than ever before, our mobile app helps increase flexibility, convenience and control for parents looking to pay for their child's school meals and school activity fees," says Michael A. Lawler, president, strategic markets group, Heartland Payment Systems. "For schools, our MyLunchMoney solution shortens lines, reduces cash handling, and tightens cash controls, allowing schools to serve more students in less time while reducing administrative costs. MyLunchMoney also provides robust reconciliation reports, seamless integration with our WebSmartt and WinSNAP school food management software, immediate availability of funds at the POS, and support from U.S.-based service representatives."
MyLunchMoney is utilized by some of the largest school districts in the country, including the New York City Department of Education; Palm Beach County School District of West Palm Beach, Fla.; Montgomery County Public Schools of Rockville, MD; Fairfax County Public Schools of Springfield, VA; D.C. Public Schools of Washington, D.C.; Denver Public Schools of Colorado; Austin Public Schools of Texas; and many more.
Heartland School Solutions is a leading provider of innovative child nutrition management and secure online payment solutions to more than 29,000 public and private schools throughout the United States. Schools can effectively manage point of sale, state and federal compliance, Free and Reduced Meal applications, menu planning, nutritional analysis, production records, ordering, inventory management, and online payments for meals, athletics, boosters, parent teacher organizations, tuition and more.
About Heartland Payment Systems
Heartland Payment Systems, Inc. (NYSE: HPY), the fifth largest payment processor in the United States, delivers credit/debit/prepaid card processing, mobile commerce, eCommerce, marketing solutions, security technology, payroll solutions, and related business solutions and services to more than 250,000 business and educational locations nationwide. A FORTUNE 1000 company, Heartland is the founding supporter of The Merchant Bill of Rights, a public advocacy initiative that educates merchants about fair credit and debit card processing practices. Heartland also established The Sales Professional Bill of Rights to advocate for the rights of sales professionals everywhere. More detailed information can be found at HeartlandPaymentSystems.com, HeartlandPaymentSystems.com/Careers, Heartlandpaymentsystems.com/Blog or following the company on Twitter @HeartlandHPY and Facebook at facebook.com/HeartlandHPY.
This press release contains statements of a forward-looking nature which represent our management's beliefs and assumptions concerning future events. Forward-looking statements involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions and are based on information currently available to us. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements due to many factors, including risks and additional factors that are described in the Company's Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including but not limited to the Company's annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012. We undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that may arise after the date of this release.
Michael J. LaCosta
Director of Public Relations
Heartland Payment Systems
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