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The INTERAC Financially Fit contest launches on Facebook: Are you Financially Fit?

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February 18, 2011 @ 02:00PM

Toronto, ON – Social network enthusiasts are now able to connect with INTERAC by following its dedicated Twitter handle and Facebook page.

How financially savvy are you? Our new Facebook contest, which runs until March 2, tests your personal finance know-how with a fun, simple quiz. Whether you’re a financial fitness flunky or a money management maven, you could win a cash prize to help brighten your 2011 outlook.

Some financial food for thought based on our latest Financially Fit news release:

* More than three-quarters of Canadians (77%) report that they will achieve financial health in 2011.
* Nearly 2 out of 3 Canadians have a positive view of their current financial health. But we’re still cautious as nearly 70% worry about money matters.
* 72% of Canadians say they’ll stick to a budget in 2011, yet only 44% used a budget in 2010.

Through our Facebook and Twitter pages, we want to listen and talk with Canadians about money management and other topics that matter to them, as well as create a platform for discussion around INTERAC product and services.

INTERAC is one of Canada’s leading payment brands and Canada’s only domestically run, coast-to-coast debit payment network. INTERAC Debit and INTERAC Cash enable Canadians to access funds withdrawn directly from their bank account through Automated Banking Machines and point-of-sale terminals across Canada. INTERAC branded services also include INTERAC Online, for secure online payments directly from a bank account and INTERAC e-Transfer™, for secure money transfers, including from your mobile phone. Interac Association members and business partners ensure that INTERAC services remain among the most secure in the world through comprehensive fraud prevention and detection solutions.

About Interac Association
A recognized world leader in debit card services, Interac Association is responsible for the development and operations of the Interac network, a national payment network that allows Canadians to access their money through Automated Banking Machines and point-of-sale terminals across Canada.

Interac Association was founded in 1984 and is comprised of a diverse membership that includes banks, trust companies, credit unions, caisses populaires, merchants, and technology and payment related companies.

Other related services offered by Acxsys Corporation, whose shareholders are the architects of the Interac network, include: Interac Online, for secure online payments directly from a bank account; Interac e-Transfer, for the transfer of money from a bank account to anyone with an email address; and international services, which provides Canadian cardholders with point-of-sale access at nearly 2 million U.S. retailers, and PULSE, Discover, Diners Club International and UnionPay cardholders access to ABMs in Canada.

®, TM: Interac, the Interac logo, and Interac e-Transfer are trade-marks of Interac Inc. Used under license.

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