Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. (NYSE: FIS), the worldwide leader in processing and technology solutions for financial institutions, announced today that Australia's St.George Bank Limited (St.George) has completed its credit card platform upgrade to FIS' BASE 2000 software.
St.George's transition to the new credit card system is part of its long- term plan to provide enhanced services and choices to its customers. When faced with the option of continuing with the existing system or upgrading to a new platform, St.George chose to partner with FIS.
"Upgrading the credit card platform is an essential part of our ongoing strategy to provide market-leading products and services to our customers and to grow the bank's market share in credit cards," said Ed Box, head of consumer lending for St.George. "We needed a system flexible enough to allow the launch of product and service ideas without the traditionally long lead times associated with major software changes. Moving to BASE 2000 - a system that is used by banks around the world - means St.George will be able to offer world-class credit card products and services to its customers. As a result, St.George's customers will be among the first in the country to benefit from any new developments in the credit card products and services arena."
"We are happy to be entering into this long-term relationship with St.George," said Richard Palmer, FIS' managing director in Australia. "This relationship with St.George is indicative of FIS' continued growth in the region and its commitment to be the provider of choice among the region's banks and other providers of financial services."