TROY, Mich., Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Point and Pay, a wholly-owned subsidiary of North American Bancard, today announced a partnership with Opal Data Technologies.  The agreement links Point & Pay, a leading provider of electronic payment processing for U.S. government agencies, with Opal, the largest provider of financial software and services to Rhode Island municipalities.

Point & Pay's new partnership enables full integration of the company's electronic payment solutions with Opal's tax administration, tax collection, permitting, utility billing and records management software.  Together, the systems enable Rhode Island citizens to pay local government taxes and fees online, over the phone, or in a government office by using a MasterCard┬« or VISA┬« credit or debit card.

As a result of Point & Pay's new partnership with Opal, 32 Rhode Island municipalities and fire districts, including Coventry, Westerly, West Warwick and Woonsocket, have signed agreements to participate in the Point & Pay program, with more scheduled to follow.

"Our relationship with Opal delivers fresh opportunities to provide our modern, elegant systems to more of Rhode Island's governmental agencies, as well as in the surrounding New England states," said Kevin Connell, president of Point & Pay. "The partnership is part of our strategy to expand Point & Pay's business by aligning our best-in-class payment processing systems with established software providers within local markets."

"By working together, Point & Pay and Opal streamline both the tax payment process for citizens and the tax accounting process for municipal employees," says Peter DiCicco, president of Opal Data Technologies.  "Our customers and clients find that our combined systems are efficient, accurate, convenient and secure."

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About Point & Pay

Point & Pay enables government agencies and utilities to accept electronic payments from consumers and businesses for taxes, registrations, licenses, utility bills and other services and fees using credit and debit cards or electronic checks - anytime, anywhere. Point and Pay is a wholly-owned subsidiary of North American Bancard, one of the electronic payment processing industry's leading solutions providers.  For more information, go to

About North American Bancard

Headquartered in Troy, Michigan, North American Bancard is a multi-faceted payment solutions provider dedicated to providing the latest technology as well as committing to the highest service levels.  As a registered MSP/ISO since 1992, North American Bancard provides its clients with a full suite of products and services including Credit, Debit, EBT, Check Conversion and Guarantee, ATM, Gift and Loyalty Cards and Online Payment Gateway solutions.  NAB processes more than $10 billion in electronic transactions annually for more than 100,000 merchants nationwide.  For more information, visit