Mint Payments has agreed to deliver its new MintEFT payment solution to agents under Flight Centre Travel Group’s (FCTG’s) independent division.
The FCTG division encompasses more than 300 independent agents across three brands: Flight Centre Independent, Travel Partners and Travel Associates at Home.
The partnership includes plans to have the product integrated with FCTG Independent’s mid-office system, and is an extension of the existing relationship, with Mint already providing the division’s credit card payments gateway.
MintEFT is a real-time bank transfer payment solution for agents to pay suppliers and will enable travel agents to make secure, bank transfer payments to travel suppliers and tour operators through a single integrated portal.
Lynda Bauermeister, financial controller of FCT’s independent division, said: “We are excited to extend our existing partnership with Mint to the MintEFT solution, in support of our network of independent agents across Australia.
“Mint have taken on board our feedback around the user interface to produce a simple, fast and rational solution to EFT supplier payments that meets our needs.
“Having already partnered with Mint for our credit card payments gateway, it was great to see Mint stepping up in the EFT payments space.”
Mint co-founder and director of Asia-Pacific operations, Andrew Teoh, said: “It is a privilege to have a partner in FCTG while we expand our product range, which will bring greater cost savings and operational efficiencies to the travel industry.
“FCTG is an ideal partner for Mint as they understand and share our vision to introduce more payment capabilities for their agents, from credit card and EFT to FX and other solutions in the future, which will assist when borders reopen once again.”
FCTG rivals Helloworld Travel and TravelManagers have also recently signed deals with Mint to use its EFT solution, following the impending shutdown of incumbent supplier eNett’s EFT system at the end of this month.
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