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COVID 19: Payment card allowing local authorities to distribute emergency food aid and helicopter money to support economic recovery.

Resumen

Tipo:
Oferta Tecnológica
Referencia:
TOBE20200527001
Publicado:
03/07/2020
Caducidad:
04/07/2021
Resumen:
A Belgian SME offers a payment card dedicated to local authorities so they can support people to recover from the Covid-19 sanitary and economic crisis. It allows local authorities to distribute emergency food aid, distribute helicopter money and sustain economic recovery with public support. Thanks to a special partnership with Visa, the card is deployed quickly (2-4 weeks) and allows to restrict how the money is used. They are looking for commercial agreements with technical assistance.

Details

Tittle:
COVID 19 : Payment card allowing local authorities to distribute emergency food aid and helicopter money to support economic recovery.
Summary:
A Belgian SME offers a payment card dedicated to local authorities so they can support people to recover from the Covid-19 sanitary and economic crisis. It allows local authorities to distribute emergency food aid, distribute helicopter money and sustain economic recovery with public support. Thanks to a special partnership with Visa, the card is deployed quickly (2-4 weeks) and allows to restrict how the money is used. They are looking for commercial agreements with technical assistance
Description:
The Covid crisis is generating an unprecedent economic crisis. Many local authorities in Europe may offer subsidies to persons in need in order to help them to go through the economic and social crisis. At the same time, many shops have been closed for a long time and the local authorities would be keen to support them as well. However, distributing and monitoring these subsidies are very complex issues. It is difficult to make sure that the subsidies are spent within the local economy.

In order to tackle these issues, a Belgian SME, well-known in the Belgian payment industry has developed a specific card.

The card is aimed at helping people recover from the Covid 19 sanitary and economic crisis. This payment card allows to:
· Distribute emergency food aid
· Distribute "helicopter money" to help economic recovery


The card allows local authorities to do that efficiently, in a secure and customizable way. Local authorities can choose where the money available on the card is spent.

The development has been done in partnership with Visa so it can be used everywhere as long as the shops involved have a usual Visa terminal. It can be deployed very quickly (between 2 to 4 weeks).

It allows to restrict how the card is used so that 100% of the funds are used as wished by the public authority. The restriction can be customised by the local authority; it can be for instance restricted geographically, according to sectors, according to sustainability, social impact etc...

Please find below the card main characteristics :
¿ Single load / reloadable
¿ Co branded with Visa and city/municipality
¿ Non Nominal (anonymous) cards
¿ Closed loop (restricted usage)
¿ Semi Closed loop option for easy merchant acceptance
¿ Mag stripe / contact / dual factor / digitalized
¿ Visa network
¿ Individual QR code for direct access to card balance, expiry date and transaction history
¿ Card expiry to be defined by the Partner (ex. 12 months)
¿ Instant and express printing available
¿ Standard credit card (CR80) card format, with QR code and equipped with a magnetic stripe, printing CMYK color with glossy finishing, size 86x54mm

This offer is concieved to have a minimal impact on the total cost of ownership.

The company is offering this solution to local authorities. The type of partnership sought is commercial agreements with technical support. The company can deploy the solution for local authorities and offer support and customisation. The aim is to increase efficiency and to avoid workload.
Advantages and Innovations:
Please find below the card´s main advantages :
- support people in need
- quickly deployed
- controlled usage and validity period
- restricted to the shops that the local authorities want to support
- simple acceptance by merchants (Visa scheme)
- there is not transaction fee for the Municipality
- merchants paid directly by Visa
- easy to manage
- no risk of fraud (compared to paper vouchers)
- online monitoring and control
- different delivery and activation options
- the remaining funds of unused cards are paid back to the local authority

Stage of Development:
Available for demonstration
IPs:
Secret Know-how,Trade Marks,Copyright

Partner sought

Type and Role of Partner Sought:
The SME is seeking long term partnerships with local authorities in the form of commercial agreement with technical assistance.

Local authorities in charge of the social and economic recovery post Covid-19 are especially targeted.

Although local authorities are the main target, other types of public authorities are not excluded e.g. municipal, regional, national...


Client

Type and Size of Client:
Industry SME 50-249
Already Engaged in Trans-National Cooperation:
No
Languages Spoken:
Dutch
English
French
German
Portuguese

Keywords

Technology Keywords:
01003006 Computer Software
01003011 Electronic Commerce, Electronic Payment & Signature
11001 Modelos de desarrollo socioeconómico, aspectos económicos
11004 Tecnología, sociedad y empleo