IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 16, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- General Payment Systems, Inc. (OTC:GPSI) (the "Company") - a payment processing technology company that specializes in the $500 billion government payment space, is pleased to announce that the Company's transactional volume for the third quarter of 2013 is once again a record number, maintaining a trend of transactional growth. For the third quarter, the Company reported 177,794 transactions, the highest recorded total for any quarter in the Company's history.

Through the 177,794 transactions, the Company processed over $12.7 million in payments made to government entities. Depending upon the type of payment involved, the Company charged either a fixed-rate or percentage-based processing fee.

Historical transactional volume, in number of transactions is as follows:

2010: 238,339 transactions

2011: 399,261 transactions

2012: 526,366 transactions

Q1 2013: 172,262 transactions

Q2 2013: 176,117 transactions

Q3 2013: 177,794 transactions

"The Company is pleased to report another quarter over quarter improvement in our transactional volume," stated Ron Hodge, CEO, General Payment Systems. "We look forward to a bright 2014, armed with a pattern of success in the marketplace and an increasingly diverse suite of services we can provide to businesses and municipalities looking for more efficient and secure technology systems."

About General Payment Systems

General Payment Systems Inc. (dba EZ Card and Kiosk) is a technology company that provides government agencies with proprietary hardware (Kiosks) and cloud based software systems that automate the process of collecting payments from the general public (Cash, Debit and Credit). These systems deliver payment acceptance, real-time accounting and payment risk-mitigation services. The company distributes these technologies through direct sales, channel partners, and various licensed entities.

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