Unity Bancorp Declares 20% Increase in Cash Dividend

CLINTON, N.J., April 28, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Unity Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNTY), parent company of Unity Bank, announced that its Board of Directors has declared a 20% increase it its cash dividend from $0.05 per common share to $0.06 per common share.  Such dividend is payable on June 29, 2017, to shareholders of record as of June 15, 2017. 

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Oritani Financial Corp. Reports Earnings and Dividend

TOWNSHIP OF WASHINGTON, N.J., April 28, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Oritani Financial Corp. (the “Company” or “Oritani”) (NASDAQ:ORIT), the holding company for Oritani Bank (the “Bank”), reported net income of $24.3 million, or $0.56 per basic (and $0.54 diluted) common share, for the three months ended March 31, 2017, and $46.3 million, or $1.07 per basic (and $1.04 diluted) common share, for the nine months ended March 31, 2017.  This compares to net income of $12.2 million, or $0.29 per basic (and $0.28 diluted) common share for three months ended March 31, 2016 and net income of $41.2 million, or $0.99 per basic (and $0.96 diluted) common share for the nine month period ended March 31, 2016.

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Marlin Business Services Corp. Reports Record Origination Volume for First Quarter 2017 and Declares a Cash Dividend of $0.14 Per Share

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MBT Financial Corp. Announces First Quarter 2017 Earnings and Dividend

MONROE, Mich., April 27, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MBT Financial Corp., (Nasdaq:MBTF), the parent company of Monroe Bank & Trust, reported a preliminary net profit of $3,180,000 ($0.14 per share, basic and diluted), in the first quarter of 2017, compared to a profit of $2,997,000 ($0.13 per share, basic and diluted), in the first quarter of 2016. This represents a 6.1% increase in net income compared to last year.

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Quaint Oak Bancorp, Inc. Announces First Quarter Earnings

Southampton, PA, April 27, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Quaint Oak Bancorp, Inc. (the “Company”) (OTCQX: QNTO), the holding company for Quaint Oak Bank (the “Bank”), announced today that net income for the quarter ended March 31, 2017 was $171,000, or $0.09 per basic and diluted share, compared to $239,000, or $0.14 per basic and $0.12 per diluted share for the same period in 2016.

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First Business Announces Quarterly Dividend of $0.13

MADISON, Wis., April 27, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- First Business Financial Services, Inc. (“First Business”) (NASDAQ:FBIZ) announced its board of directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend on its common stock of $0.13 per share which is equivalent to a dividend yield of 1.85% based on Wednesday’s market close price of $28.16. The quarterly dividend is the same as the quarterly dividend declared in January 2017.  On an annualized basis, the 2017 dividend amount is $0.52 per share, or a payout ratio of 33% based on first quarter 2017 earnings. This regular cash dividend is payable on May 25, 2017 to shareholders of record at the close of business on May 11, 2017.

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WSFS Reports 1Q 2017 EPS of $0.59, a 13% Increase Over 1Q 2016; Net Revenue Improves 18% Over 1Q 2016 Driven by Strong Organic and Acquisition Growth in Loans, Deposits, and Fee Income

WILMINGTON, Del., April 27, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- WSFS Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WSFS), the parent company of WSFS Bank, reported net income of $18.9 million, or $0.59 per diluted common share for 1Q 2017 compared to net income of $15.8 million, or $0.52 per share for 1Q 2016 and net income of $18.1 million, or $0.56 per share for 4Q 2016.

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Old National Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend

EVANSVILLE, Ind., April 27, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Board of Directors of Old National Bancorp (the “Company” or “Old National”) (NASDAQ:ONB) today declared the Company’s quarterly cash dividend of $0.13 per share on the Company’s outstanding shares of common stock. The dividend is payable June 15, 2017, to shareholders of record on June 1, 2017. For purposes of broker trading, the ex-date of the cash dividend is May 30, 2017.  Based on Old National’s closing price of $17.20 on April 26, 2017, the quarterly dividend represents an annualized dividend yield of 3.0%.

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Flywire CEO to Speak at Seamless Payments Conference in Dubai

BOSTON, April 27, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Flywire CEO Mike Massaro will be a featured speaker at the 2017 Seamless Payments Conference taking place May 1 - 2 in Dubai, UAE. Massaro will be part of a panel discussion on taking the friction out of cross-border payments to address changing consumer attitudes and demands. He’ll be joined on the panel by executives from Citi, TransferWise and ACI Worldwide.

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Federal Home Loan Bank of Indianapolis Declares Dividends, Reports Earnings

INDIANAPOLIS, April 27, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today the Board of Directors of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Indianapolis ("FHLBI" or "Bank") declared dividends on Class B-1 and Class B-2 capital stock at annualized rates of 4.25% and 3.40%, respectively. The dividends will be paid in cash on April 28, 2017.

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Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania – Univest Bank and Trust Co. - Reports First Quarter Results

SOUDERTON, Pa., April 26, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania (“Univest” or “Corporation”) (NASDAQ:UVSP), parent company of Univest Bank and Trust Co. ("Bank") and its insurance, investments and equipment financing subsidiaries, today announced financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2017. Univest reported net income of $10.9 million or $0.41 diluted earnings per share for the three months ended March 31, 2017, compared to net income of $7.3 million or $0.37 diluted earnings per share for the three months ended March 31, 2016. The financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2016 included $220 thousand of acquisition and integration costs related to the Fox Chase acquisition, or $0.01 of diluted earnings per share, net of tax. There were no acquisition and integration costs during the three months ended March 31, 2017.

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MKS Instruments Reports First Quarter 2017 Financial Results

ANDOVER, Mass., April 26, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI), a global provider of technologies that enable advanced processes and improve productivity, today reported first quarter 2017 financial results.

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First Hawaiian Bank Unveils Masterpass Digital Wallet for Android Devices

HONOLULU, April 26, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- First Hawaiian Bank customers using Android mobile devices now have a digital wallet solution for their personal credit or debit Mastercard cards.  The First Hawaiian Bank Masterpass digital wallet is a secure, contactless and online payments solution that provides secure and convenient check out when shopping in-store, in-app or online at participating merchants, according to an announcement by Gregg Hirano, senior vice president and Card Services Division manager.

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Traffic Ticket App, TIKD, Announces First Payment Plan Option

MIAMI, April 26, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Just 2 months into the app’s launch, TIKD, the South Florida based tech startup is transforming how people get rid of their traffic tickets. Drivers can take care of their traffic ticket right from their phone, in two minutes or less. TIKD also has a no points or your money back guarantee; plus people get at least 20% off their fine amount when they use TIKD. On May 3rd, TIKD will launch BetterPay by TIKD, an alternative payment method that will give customers the option to pay their ticket fine over the course of two months.

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Solera National Bancorp Announces First Quarter 2017 Financial Results

LAKEWOOD, Colo., April 26, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Solera National Bancorp, Inc. (OTC:SLRK) (“Company”), the holding company for Solera National Bank (“Bank”), a business-focused bank primarily serving the Denver metropolitan area, today reported financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2017. 

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Coupa Achieves 'Built for NetSuite' Certification - Again

SAN MATEO, Calif., April 26, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Coupa Software (NASDAQ:COUP), a leader in cloud-based spend management, today announced that it has been re-certified as 'Built for NetSuite' against the latest NetSuite release 2017.1. The company’s re-certification by NetSuite means that Coupa is able to connect to NetSuite quickly (often within one day) using pre-built NetSuite connectors. This allows customers to spend less time building and maintaining technical integrations, and more time focusing on getting fast value from their spend management initiative.

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Nasdaq Announces 19% Increase in Quarterly Dividend to $0.38 Per Share

NEW YORK, April 26, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Board of Directors of Nasdaq, Inc (Nasdaq:NDAQ) has declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.38 per share on the company's outstanding common stock, an increase of 19% from the prior $0.32 per share quarterly dividend.  

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First Horizon Declares Quarterly Dividends

MEMPHIS, Tenn., April 25, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- First Horizon National Corp.'s (NYSE:FHN) board of directors has approved payment of a quarterly cash dividend on its common stock of $.09 per share. The dividend is payable July 3 to the common shareholders of record on June 9. 

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Meridian Bancorp, Inc. Reports Record First Quarter Net Income

BOSTON, April 25, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Meridian Bancorp, Inc. (the “Company” or “Meridian”) (NASDAQ:EBSB), the holding company for East Boston Savings Bank (the “Bank”) announced net income of $9.2 million, or $0.18 per diluted share, for the quarter ended March 31, 2017, compared to $11.3 million, or $0.22 per diluted share, for the quarter ended December 31, 2016 and $7.5 million, or $0.14 per diluted share, for the quarter ended March 31, 2016. The Company’s return on average assets was 0.82% for the quarter ended March 31, 2017, compared to 1.05% for the quarter ended December 31, 2016 and 0.83% for the quarter ended March 31, 2016. The Company’s return on average equity was 6.03% for the quarter ended March 31, 2017, compared to 7.51% for the quarter ended December 31, 2016 and 5.11% for the quarter ended March 31, 2016.

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Planet Payment® to Announce Q1 Results on May 9, 2017

LONG BEACH, N.Y., April 25, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Planet Payment, Inc. (NASDAQ:PLPM), a leading provider of international payment and transaction processing and multi-currency processing services, today announced that it will host a conference call to discuss its first quarter 2017 results on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 5:00pm, New York time. Hosting the call will be CEO Carl Williams, President & COO Robert Cox and CFO Raymond D’Aponte. A press release with first quarter 2017 financial results will be issued after the NASDAQ market closes that same day.

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Push Payments & The Clearing House Expand the Reach of Real-Time Payments

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 25, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The first real-time payments system, available to all financial institutions nationwide, will soon become a reality. Push Payments, a real-time payment API gateway, will expand the reach of TCH’s new real-time payment system. 

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Patriot Bank Enters into Definitive Agreement to Join National Commerce Corporation

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. and TRINITY, Fla., April 24, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- National Commerce Corporation (Nasdaq:NCOM) (“NCC”), the parent company of National Bank of Commerce (“NBC”), headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, and Patriot Bank, headquartered in Trinity, Florida, today jointly announced the signing of a definitive agreement providing for the merger of Patriot Bank with and into NBC.  The transaction is expected to result in a combined institution with approximately $2.6 billion in assets. 

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SOUTHERN MISSOURI BANCORP REPORTS PRELIMINARY RESULTS FOR THIRD QUARTER OF FISCAL 2017; DECLARES QUARTERLY DIVIDEND OF $0.10 PER COMMON SHARE; Schedules Conference Call to Discuss Results for Tuesday, April 25, at 3:30pm Central Time

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ACI Worldwide to Connect U.S. Banks to Real-Time Payments Scheme

NAPLES, FLA., April 24, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

ACI Worldwide (NASDAQ: ACIW), a leading global provider of real-time electronic payment and banking solutions, today announced that it will offer its UP Immediate Payments solution via a hosted cloud, enabling financial institutions and credit unions of all sizes to access real-time payments in the U.S. Multiple institutions seeking the same solution will be able to share connectivity to The Clearing House (TCH) and Zelle networks, reducing the costs of real-time payment operations and time to market.

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Kentucky First Federal Bancorp Announces Payment of Quarterly Dividend

HAZARD, Ky., FRANKFORT, Ky., DANVILLE, Ky. and LANCASTER, Ky., April 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kentucky First Federal Bancorp (Nasdaq:KFFB) the holding company for First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Hazard, Kentucky and First Federal Savings Bank of Kentucky, Frankfort, Kentucky, announced that the Company’s Board of Directors declared a cash dividend of $0.10 per share payable on May 15, 2017, to shareholders of record on May 1, 2017.  Tony Whitaker, Chairman of the Company, stated that the Board of Directors determined that the payment of the dividend was appropriate in light of the Company’s capital position and financial condition.

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Westamerica Bancorporation Reports First Quarter 2017 Financial Results

SAN RAFAEL, Calif., April 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Westamerica Bancorporation (Nasdaq:WABC), parent company of Westamerica Bank, generated net income for the first quarter 2017 of $15.0 million and diluted earnings per common share ("EPS") of $0.57. First quarter 2017 results reflect the Company’s prospective adoption of a new accounting standard related to the recognition of tax benefits derived from share based compensation; first quarter 2017 EPS measured $0.02 higher than would have been measured under accounting standards applied in 2016. First quarter 2017 results compare to fourth quarter 2016 net income of $14.5 million and EPS of $0.56, and first quarter 2016 net income of $14.2 million and EPS of $0.56.

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Private Bancorp of America, Inc. Announces 20% Increase in Quarterly Earnings and Closing of $17 Million Private Placement of Common Stock

LA JOLLA, Calif., April 19, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Private Bancorp of America, Inc. (OTCQB:PBAM)

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Datawatch Announces Second Quarter Fiscal 2017 Financial Results

BEDFORD, Mass., April 19, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Datawatch Corporation (NASDAQ-CM: DWCH), a leading global provider of self-service data preparation and fast data analytics solutions, today announced that total revenue for its second quarter of fiscal 2017 ended March 31, 2017 was $8.76 million, an increase of 18% from total revenue of $7.42 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2016. License revenue for the second quarter of fiscal 2017 was $4.89 million, a 34% increase from the $3.64 million recorded in the same quarter a year ago.  Deferred revenue as of March 31, 2017 was $10.10 million, a 16% increase compared to $8.70 million as of March 31, 2016, and near the highest level ever attained by the company.  Total bookings for the second quarter of fiscal 2017 were $10.03 million, a 24% increase from the $8.13 million of bookings recorded in the same quarter a year ago.

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Union Bankshares Announces First Quarter Ended March 31, 2017 Earnings and Quarterly Dividend Payment

MORRISVILLE, Vt., April 19, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Union Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNB) today announced results for the three months ended March 31, 2017. Consolidated net income for the first quarter of 2017 was $1.9 million, or $0.43 per share, compared to $1.8 million, or $0.39 per share, for the same period in 2016.

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Billtrust and CardConnect Announce Partnership to Simplify and Secure Invoice Payments

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., April 19, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CardConnect® (NASDAQ:CCN), a leader in payment processing and technology solutions, and Billtrust, the leader in payment cycle management, today announced a strategic partnership that will improve efficiency and secure the invoice-to-cash process for its shared customers.  

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Colony Bankcorp, Inc. Announces First Quarter Results

FITZGERALD, Ga., April 19, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Colony Bankcorp, Inc. (Nasdaq:CBAN), today reported net income available to shareholders of $1,906,000, or $0.22 per diluted share for the first quarter of 2017 compared to $1,656,000, or $0.20 per diluted share for the comparable 2016 period.  This increase of 15.10 percent in net income for the comparable three month period was primarily driven by an increase in noninterest income and a reduction in preferred stock dividends.  “We are pleased to report that we redeemed the remaining outstanding preferred stock of $9,360,000.  This will be immediately accretive to earnings per share as we will eliminate the current quarterly dividend payment of $210,600.  Also of significance during the quarter was total loan growth of $6.0 million and a reduction in substandard assets of $1.22 million,” said Ed Loomis, President and Chief Executive Officer.  “In addition to this progress, our financial performance allowed the Company to reinstate a modest dividend payment of $0.025 per share payable to shareholders of record on March 1, 2017.” 

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ACI Worldwide and Alipay Enable Merchants Across Europe to Transform In-Store Experience for Chinese Shoppers

London, UK, April 19, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ACI Worldwide (NASDAQ: ACIW), a leading global provider of real-time electronic payment and banking solutions, today announced that it has expanded its relationship with Alipay, China's largest mobile payment provider operated by Ant Financial Services Group, to enable merchants across Europe, the Middle East and Africa to accept Alipay payments from Chinese shoppers.

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CardConnect Appoints Amanda Abrams as General Counsel

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., April 18, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CardConnect Corp. (NASDAQ:CCN) (the “Company”) today announced the appointment of Amanda Abrams as General Counsel and as a member of the Company’s senior management team.

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Texas Tech University System Elevates System-Wide Procurement Efforts with JAGGAER Source-to-Pay Suite

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., April 18, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- JAGGAER, Inc., producers of the world's most comprehensive Source to Pay (S2P) solutions suite, today announced that Texas Tech University System, a top public university system based in Lubbock, Texas, has enhanced its use of JAGGAER solutions to manage its essential procurement functions. Texas Tech University System has more than 51,415 students.

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HPE Completes Acquisition of Nimble Storage

PALO ALTO, Calif., April 17, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE:HPE) today announced that it has completed its acquisition of Nimble Storage, Inc., the San Jose, Calif.-based provider of predictive all-flash and hybrid-flash storage solutions. HPE paid $12.50 per share in cash representing a net cash purchase price at closing of $1.0 billion. In addition to the purchase price, HPE assumed or paid out Nimble’s unvested equity awards, with a value of approximately $200 million at closing.

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StrikeForce Technologies Reports on the State of the Union

EDISON, N.J., April 17, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- StrikeForce Technologies, Inc. (OTC PINK:SFOR),

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Filing an Extension? Don’t Forget to Pay IRS

KANSAS CITY, Mo., April 17, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The 40 million taxpayers who still have not filed a tax return need to file either a return or an extension by the April 18 deadline. And while the monthly penalty for not filing is higher than it is for not paying, H&R Block (NYSE:HRB) also advises taxpayers to pay at least 90 percent of their 2016 tax bill by the April 18 deadline to avoid penalties.

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HPE Successfully Completes Tender Offer to Acquire Nimble Storage

PALO ALTO, Calif., April 14, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE:HPE) today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary has successfully completed its previously announced tender offer for all of the outstanding shares of common stock of Nimble Storage, Inc. (“Nimble Storage”) at a price of $12.50 per share, net to the seller in cash, without interest and less any applicable withholding taxes (the “Offer”).

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ACI Worldwide, Inc. To Release First Quarter 2017 Financial Results

NAPLES, FLA, April 13, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ACI Worldwide (NASDAQ: ACIW), a leading global provider of real-time electronic payment and banking solutions, announced today that it will report its financial results for the first quarter 2017 on May 4, 2017.  Management will host a conference call at 8:30 am EST to discuss these results.  Interested persons may access a real-time audio broadcast of the teleconference at http://investor.aciworldwide.com/ or use the following numbers for dial-in participation: US/Canada: (866) 914-7436, International/Local: +1 (817) 385-9117.  Please provide your name, the conference name ACI Worldwide, Inc. and conference ID code 7764496.

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ACI Worldwide Spotlights the Future of Real-time Payments at NACHA PAYMENTS 2017

NAPLES, FLA, April 13, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ACI Worldwide (NASDAQ: ACIW), a leading global provider of real-time electronic payment and banking solutions, will showcase its UP Immediate Payments solution at NACHA PAYMENTS 2017 (booth #411), taking place April 23-26 in Austin, Texas.

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