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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: QLD COVID-19

NLNA Member Update: QLD COVID-19

Dear Members,

Please note these updates from the QLD government. 

  • Close contacts who meet updated requirements for critically essential workers can leave quarantine to go to their workplace.
  • Testing requirements for hotspot travellers have changed.

Find information about the QLD COVID-19 update here

Yours sincerely,

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

 

NLNA Member Update: QLD Border restrictions update

NLNA Member Update: QLD Border restrictions update

Dear Members, 

Border restrictions update – 70% double vaccination

Queensland has reached 70% double-dose vaccination. Eligible domestic travellers may now enter Queensland from a hotspot and quarantine at home.

Easing of Queensland restrictions

From 11 November 2021, the 11 local government areas in South East Queensland are no longer considered impacted areas. This means that all of Queensland has the same restrictions:

Find information about QLD COVID-19 update here

Yours sincerely,

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

 

NLNA Member Update: QLD COVID-19

Current business restrictions for coronavirus (COVID-19) in Queensland

Dear Members,

Queensland is set to ease restrictions for entry to Queensland on 17 December 2021. This is when we expect at least 80% of Queenslanders, 16 years and older, to be double vaccinated. Restrictions may ease if Queensland is 80% double vaccinated before this date.

Some businesses will be required to restrict entry to unvaccinated people from this date. This includes yourself as a business owner and your employees if not fully vaccinated.

Vaccinated people will be able to visit or attend (with no capacity restrictions):

  • hospitality venues (e.g. hotels, pubs, clubs, taverns, bars, restaurants, cafes)
  • indoor entertainment venues (e.g. nightclubs, live music venues, karaoke bars, concerts, theatres, cinemas)
  • outdoor entertainment activities (e.g. sporting stadiums, theme parks)
  • indoor and outdoor festivals (e.g. musical festivals, folk festivals, arts festivals)
  • Queensland Government-owned galleries, museums, or libraries
  • weddings.

Unvaccinated people will be able to visit essential services (e.g. grocery stores, pharmacies, post offices, newsagents, clothing stores, limited retail stores, gyms) and attend funerals. Weddings are restricted to a maximum of 20 people if anyone attending is unvaccinated.

Read more here

Yours sincerely,

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