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PRESS RELEASE | MINT PAYMENTS

PRESS RELEASE | MINT PAYMENTS

PRESS RELEASE

RELEASE DATE: 
28 April 2022

The National Lotteries and Newsagent Association (NLNA) is excited to announce the signing of an exclusive 5-year agreement with Mint Payments as the preferred payment partner for NLNA members. The partnership includes plans to develop a comprehensive end-to-end payments ecosystem across the Australian Newsagency network within the next 12 months and is set to include solutions for in-store, online and B2B payments.

As Australia’s peak industry body formed with one clear purpose: to improve income, reduce costs and increase foot traffic for newsagents across Australia, the partnership will provide an opportunity for over 4,500 newsagencies across Australia to review their current payment relationships and fee structures and consider an alternative that reduces costs and provides the support they need.

Mint’s exclusive agreement with NLNA will provide the Newsagency retail category, who process close A$1 Billion in total transaction volume, with a customized fee structure, streamlined onboarding process and dedicated support services. 

AUSTRALIA’S FIRST END-TO-END PAYMENT SOLUTION FOR THE NEWSAGENCY RETAIL CATEGORY

The first product to launch to NLNA members under the new partnership (May 2022) will be Mint’s card-present payment terminal, in place of existing solutions used daily by business owners to process their customers’ payments in-store. Mint’s exclusive NLNA fee structure provides business owners with the option to absorb, split or pass on fees to customers as they choose and as their business needs evolve.

It is anticipated that by the end of Q4 2022, Mint will deliver a full spectrum of payment options including card payment (both in-person and online payments) and B2B supplier payments to the NLNA and associated member network.

MintEFT will enable newsagency owners to make secure, real time B2B payments to their supplier network through a single integrated portal, providing easy reconciliation and real time tracking of payments to and from suppliers. This innovation allows safer and easier payment method for both business owners and suppliers that improves cash flow and protects owners from fraudulent activity and mismanaged payment processes.

The partnership also benefits newsagency owners through integration with major point-of-sale software systems and provides a turnkey solution to owners looking to reduce their overheads by benefiting from:

  • Payment process efficiencies through automation of their daily reconciliation process
  • Enhanced protection from fraudulent activity via MintEFT’s admin/agent payment structure
  • Providing future alternative payment options in line with their customers preferred payment methods
  • Cost savings through aggregated volume benefits
  • Access to the Qantas Business Rewards program with the opportunity to earn Qantas Points across Mint’s product offering.

A PARTNERSHIP THAT PUTS BUSINESS OWNERS FIRST

NLNA CEO Brendan Tohill said “The NLNA is proud to partner with Mint Payments, they are such an innovative and customer focused business. They understand the challenges of running a small business. Our main driver going to tender was cost savings to Australian newsagents and Mint Payments deliver that in spades. This is so vitally important to all newsagents right across Australia.”

Mint Payment’s CEO, Alex Teoh, added “We are very excited to be partnering with NLNA as their preferred payment partner as they plan for the future of newsagency retail. We are confident that Mint’s suite of payment solutions and focus on customer experience are in close alignment with the NLNA’s stated purpose of improving income and reducing costs to their members. Our Qantas Rewards program will also give business owners the chance to reward themselves through simply transacting, which is at the core of what Mint does – we believe every transaction your business makes should add value to businesses and their customer.”

ABOUT MINT PAYMENTS

Mint Payments helps companies of all sizes transact in more rewarding ways – whenever, wherever and however the world wants to pay. Mint Payments offers a seamless, omni channel payment suite that helps customers unlock profits, launch pioneering payment products and enjoy more rewarding experiences online, in-store, in-app and beyond.

Sign in today to access Mint’s exclusive NLNA member free structure.

PRESS RELEASE END

The differences between the Delta and Omicron COVID-19 variants

The differences between the Delta and Omicron COVID-19 variants

What are the symptoms of omicron?

Omicron appears to be continuing the trend set by delta. It’s causing symptoms that are much more like a regular cold, particularly in people who’ve been vaccinated, and fewer general systemic symptoms, such as nausea, muscle pains, diarrhoea and skin rashes.

How bad is omicron?

This new variant is much more infectious than previous variants, causing a surge in cases across the UK and in other countries. And although it’s not yet clear whether we will be facing an overwhelming wave of hospitalisations from the disease, it’s important to remember that while omicron and delta may feel like a cold to many of us, it can still kill or cause long-term symptoms that disrupt daily life, especially for people who have not been vaccinated or are immunocompromised.

For More details Visit: The Conversation

NLNA Member Update: New NSW rules, testing and isolation requirements

NLNA Member Update: New NSW rules, testing and isolation requirements

Dear Members,

Most people no longer need a PCR test (nose and throat swab) and can take a rapid antigen test to confirm they have COVID-19. Read about new testing requirements.

From 9 January 2022, some critical workers may leave self-isolation if they have no symptoms. Read the critical workers guidance.

Read the new rules for business, which include no singing or dancing in most public places.

Find information visit nsw.gov.au

Yours sincerely,

Brendan Tohill | Chief Executive Officer
NLNA – National Lotteries and Newsagents Association

 

NLNA Member Update: NSW update to roadmap for further easing of restrictions

NLNA Member Update: NSW update to roadmap for further easing of restrictions

Dear Members,

The NSW Government has updated the roadmap for easing restrictions after the State reaches the 95 percent double dose vaccination target, or 15 December, whichever comes first.

Adjustments to previous settings scheduled for this milestone include:

  • Masks will only be required on public transport and planes, at airports, and for indoors front-of-house hospitality staff who are not fully vaccinated (previously all indoors front-of-house hospitality staff regardless of vaccination status). Masks will be strongly encouraged in settings where you cannot social distance;
  • No density limits (previously one person per 2sqm);
  • COVID safety plans will be optional for businesses and will be supported by SafeWork NSW;
  • QR check-ins will only be required at high-risk venues including hospitals, aged and disability care facilities, gyms, places of worship, funerals or memorial services, personal services (e.g. hairdressers and beauty salons), limited hospitality settings (including pubs, small bars, registered clubs and nightclubs), and for indoor music festivals with more than 1,000 people; and
  • Proof of vaccination will no longer be required by Public Health Order for most activities (businesses can still require proof at their own discretion). Proof of vaccination will still be required for indoor music festivals with more than 1,000 people.

View the media release here

Find information about the next stage of easing of restrictions on nsw.gov.au

Yours sincerely,

Brendan Tohill | Chief Executive Officer
NLNA – National Lotteries Newsagents Association