Vancouver, British Columbia--(Newsfile Corp. - May 11, 2021) - Euro Asia Pay Holdings Inc. (CSE: EAP) ("EAP" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the launch of a new and enhanced SideKickTM product powered by Mastercard. The new product includes a variety of card features including an exclusive Budget Tool that allows parents to set spending budgets for their students.
Peter MacKay, EAP's Chief Executive Officer, commented: "The new SideKick Card brings the ability of monitoring and budgeting living expenses to parents of international students who wouldn't normally be able to do so using other alternatives. This provides a substantial benefit to customers who use our product and a unique selling point for agent partners who introduce the financial solution to their clients."
Following the launch of the new product, international students will have access to a physical SideKick Card issued by Mastercard that makes it easy and safe for them and their parents to monitor, budget and spend funds in Canada. Parents can decide how much money to deposit onto the student's SideKick Card and use the Budget Tool to control funds while students can keep track of their spending on the SideKick app.
International students in Canada can use their SideKick Card wherever a prepaid Mastercard is accepted - which is virtually everywhere, in-store and online. The new card also allows students to enjoy other functionalities that were not part of the previous version of SideKick, such as contactless payments (tap), secured payments with chip and pin, and ATM withdrawals.
"The additions of the Budget Tool and other card functionalities to the SideKick product are a game-changer for both existing and new customers," continued Mr. MacKay. "Until now, parents had no ability to monitor how the money was spent when sending their kids to study in Canada and usually had to send more money to cover non-essential expenses. With SideKick, parents have more control over their kids' spending and can have peace of mind that students won't mismanage their funds and spend large sums on unnecessary items."
According to The Globe and Mail, international students contribute an estimated $22 billion a year to the Canadian economy. "SideKick attends the demand for a better solution to help parents and students to manage these funds," declared Mr. MacKay.
About Euro Asia Pay Holdings Inc.
Euro Asia Pay Holdings Inc. is a developer of innovative financial solutions for the next generation of consumers. Its first product, SideKick™, enables parents to transfer, control and monitor payments to their children in a simple, intuitive manner. The product includes a student-facing mobile application, a prepaid student payment card and a parent portal, among other features.
To learn more about EAP's products and services, visit www.euroasiapay.com.
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