Brazilian processor Redecard is forming a
partnership with local credit card company Coopercred to process
its credit card and voucher transactions.

Coopercred, headquartered in the city of
Maringá, in the state of Paraná in the south of Brazil, has been
active in the payment cards market since 2004. It is present mainly
in the states of Paraná and Mato Grosso do Sul, also in the south.
The agreement is part of Redecard’s multibrand strategy which aims
to bring more value to the company‘s POS machines. The partnership
with Coopercred means Redecard now has a total of 19 brands in its

Coopercred issues vouchers for buying food,
drugstores, fuel and multi-benefit cards. The partnership will
start in the second half of 2010.

Earlier this year, Redecard announced it would
start accepting Visa card payments for the first time after an
exclusivity agreement between Visa and Cielo, Redecard’s main
rival, expired at the start of July.