updated 1/27/2011 11:16:06 AM ET 2011-01-27T16:16:06

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 27, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The U.S. Fund for UNICEF selected BankServ's Mobilescape® mobile payment devices to process transactions at a variety of events over the past year, enabling donors to quickly, safely and easily make a donation using a credit or debit card. With a quick signature on the device's screen, a receipt is provided to donors and the record of the donation is immediately accessible to accounting staff through Mobilescape's web portal.

The U.S. Fund for UNICEF supports child survival, protection and development worldwide through education, advocacy and fundraising. The U.S. Fund for UNICEF first introduced the Mobilescape solution in December 2009 at its annual Snowflake Ball, and noted an immediate improvement in the ease of collecting and accounting for donations made at the events. The organization has since utilized the solution in fundraising events for its Haiti reconstruction program, hurricane disaster relief fund, and a number of other events throughout 2010.

"The Mobilescape solution has significantly simplified the contribution process at our fundraising events," said Roberta Wallis, managing director of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF. "The ability to easily and securely process credit cards at these events makes a tremendous difference in our ability to focus on fundraising activities rather than on filling out and managing donation paperwork. And, we've found that our donors appreciate the ease of the transaction and the fact that their credit card information is not written down on paper forms."

Wallis also estimated that the Mobilescape solution has helped save the organization several thousand dollars in transaction fees from lower swiped processing rates rather than the higher card-not-present fees for dialled in or key-entered transactions.

"The Mobilescape team at BankServ is proud to help the U.S. Fund for UNICEF improve their collection process at fundraising events," said Richard Howell, vice president of mobile payments for BankServ, Mobilescape's parent company. "For charities and non-profit organizations that rely on event fundraising, the customizable, easy-to-use Mobilescape solution increases donations by giving donors the option of an on-the-spot bankcard transaction that is safe, secure and costs less."

About BankServ

BankServ is a leading provider of banking and payment technology for financial institutions and businesses. The company's unique Mobilescape solution is the market's only mobile payments device that offers both credit card processing and electronic check conversion in one unit. Designed and manufactured in the U.S., the Mobilescape solution includes hardware, software, wireless service, transaction processing, and 24-7 support and maintenance. With its SaaS delivery model, BankServ offers world-class service bureau products for Fedwire processing, Swift messaging, remote deposit capture, and mobile and online payment acceptance. Founded in 1996, BankServ is a privately held company headquartered in Las Vegas, NV. More information on BankServ can be found at www.bankserv.com .

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