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Buzz Points tapped for FinovateFall presentation

July 30, 2015

AUSTIN, Texas (7/30/15)--Buzz Points, a CUNA Strategic Services strategic alliance provider, has been selected to present its mobile application and merchant portal at FinovateFall 2015.

Buzz Points is a merchant-funded rewards platform that works with community financial institutions and local businesses to engage mutual patrons. Credit union members can earn points by using their debit cards whenever they shop, but they earn more points for shopping locally and the most points for shopping with local businesses enrolled in the program.

Taking place Sept. 16-17 in New York City, FinovateFall 2015 showcases the best and most innovative new financial and banking technologies to a global audience of senior financial and banking executives, venture capitalists, press, fintech analysts, bloggers, regulators and entrepreneurs.

The opportunity to present at Finovate is among the most coveted distinctions for innovative companies serving the financial services industry.

"As a premier event for the banking and financial services community, there is no better forum for us to demonstrate two key innovations from our unique 'bank local, shop local' platform, which empowers consumers with rewards for choosing local businesses over national chains," said Dwayne Spradlin, Buzz Points CEO.

Mike Hall, Buzz Points director of account management, will be presenting a demo showcasing two new products: a mobile app, which enables users to purchase, manage and redeem local points and offers from their mobile devices; and a merchant portal, which provides local businesses with data insights, customer segmentation tools and other technologies.