Trellance & Augeo Join Forces, Loyalty Rewards to Add Value to CU’s Card Portfolios

TAMPA, Fl. (February 25, 2018) Trellance, the newly re-emerged CUSO, and Augeo, the largest independent engagement and loyalty platform company in the payments space, are joining forces to offer loyalty rewards to Trellance’s Optimize TM Portfolio Growth Solutions (PGS) clients. The announcement comes on the heels of several enhancements to the CUSO’s product and service offerings as it moves forward in fulfilling its commitment to provide credit unions with innovative, yet simple solutions to help them adapt and thrive.

This is the first partnership announcement from Trellance since the company announced its new brand and divestiture of its card processing business. “This will be a value-added benefit for our Optimize TM PGS clients. The option of adding a rewards component to their credit and debit card portfolios with reduced aggregated costs, fast implementation and expert staff to manage all levels of the PGS program for them will be a beneficial solution for credit unions,” says Bill Lehman, SVP of managed services at Trellance.

“Offering loyalty rewards help to increase transaction activity on card programs and provide credit unions with differentiation and a unique competitive advantage,” continued Lehman. “Augeo has a tremendous reputation in the marketplace for loyalty programs that deliver results, so it was a natural fit for us to forge this partnership to benefit our credit union clients,” noted Lehman.

Mike Knoop, president of financial institution loyalty at Augeo says, “this partnership brings together the expertise of our two companies for the benefit of credit unions. With Trellance’s expertise and track record of providing an average 14% growth with their OptimizeTM managed services, this partnership is a winning combination providing credit unions with a path to card growth.”

About Trellance:
Born out of nearly 30 years of payments experience and a passion for the credit union movement, Trellance is committed to providing innovative yet simple solutions to help credit unions adapt and thrive in a complex and competitive landscape. Together we can build and implement strategies to seize the exciting future of our industry.
Learn more about us at Trellance.com, visit us at www.thepaymentsreview.com for industry insights and our perspective on the future, or follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter @Trellance.

About Augeo:
Privately held, Augeo is America’s leading engagement and loyalty platform company, delivering innovative technology and inventive programs to motivate customers, employees and members. Augeo’s platforms serve companies in a wide range of sectors including financial services, healthcare, retail, travel, food service, hospitality, consumer products, telecom and more. Headquartered in St. Paul, MN, Augeo has offices in New York, Boston, Chicago, Atlanta, Scottsdale and Nashville, delivering programs in over 55 countries. For more information visit augeomarketing.com.

CONTACT: Shelly-Ann Henry, PR & Communications Mgr., swilsonhenry@trellance.com