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CBA Announces Strategic Partnership with Merchant e-Solutions

SACRAMENTO — The California Bankers Association (CBA), one of the largest state banking trade associations, and Merchant e-Solutions (MeS), a Cielo Company and full-service merchant processor and acquirer, have announced the launch of a new strategic partnership.

Headquartered in Redwood City, MeS enables merchants to easily and securely conduct business via multiple channels including online, mobile and in-person from one, cutting-edge payments processing platform. MeS processes more than $14 billion in annual transaction volume and supports 150 global currencies including all major credit cards, debit and alternative payment solutions.

Merchant e-Solutions can give banks a competitive edge by leveraging its transaction processing products and services for the bank’s business customers. MeS creates a program specific to the bank’s business goals, sales objectives and the needs of its business customer base.

“MeS has been thoroughly analyzed and evaluated by the CBA to ensure our member banks receive the highest quality merchant acquiring services and the best possible combination of service, technology and pricing to help them optimally grow their merchant portfolios,” said CBA President and CEO Rodney K. Brown.

“We are excited about our new partnership with the CBA and look forward to working with their members to provide innovative processing solutions that provide value,” said Marcelo Perez, interim CEO of Merchant e-Solutions. “Member banks can look forward to us providing a comprehensive solution suite to their bank’s merchants and will be in a position to use our customizable platform to help grow their business.” 

For more information about MeS, please contact Jennifer Howard, director of marketing at (650) 489-4424.

About the California Bankers Association (CBA)
Established more than 123 years ago, the California Bankers Association (CBA) is one of the largest state banking trade associations in the country. CBA leads the way in developing relevant educational and legislative solutions to some of California’s more pressing financial and banking issues, including adult financial empowerment, identity theft, financial privacy, and financial elder abuse. CBA’s membership includes the majority of California’s commercial, industrial and community banks and savings associations. For more information, visit www.calbankers.com.

About Merchant e-Solutions
Headquartered in the heart of Silicon Valley in Redwood City, California, Merchant e-Solutions enables merchants to securely do business in multiple channels including online, mobile and in-person. MeS is both a merchant acquirer and global processor, processing more than $14 billion in annual transaction volume and supporting 150 global currencies including all major credit cards, debit and alternative payment solutions. Merchant e-Solutions is owned by Cielo S.A., Latin America’s leader in electronic payment solutions. Headquartered in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Cielo S.A. is a publicly traded company serving more than 1.5 million active merchants and covers 99 percent of Brazilian territory.

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