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Published on : Thursday, July 30, 2015
U.S. Bank is entering into a strategic alliance with global travel management services provider Adelman Travel, through which Adelman will offer U.S. Bank’s suite of corporate payment products, including its virtual payment technology, to corporate payment clients. Under the agreement, U.S. Bank’s industry-leading global payment tools will be integrated with Adelman’s booking and back-office solutions. This will enable mutual clients to leverage Adelman’s managed travel solutions and U.S. Bank’s payment products, including corporate cards, purchasing cards, central billing accounts, e-payables and single-use virtual cards.
“Now Adelman’s customers have one complete global corporate payment solution, backed by one of the world’s leading financial institutions,” said Steve Cline, president and chief operating officer of Adelman Travel. “This allows our corporate clients to gain a clear picture of their entire spend and maximize their rebate earnings, while reducing their travel management program fees. Integrating travel, expense, and now credit card data meets our company’s mission to successfully manage the complete data cycle and help organizations promote tighter enforcement of travel policies.”
As part of the agreement, U.S. Bank’s virtual payment solution will be made available to joint clients with no additional fees. Additionally, the U.S. Bank virtual card spend will be uniquely incorporated into a company’s entire card program spend, resulting in increased rebate earnings.
“Adelman’s highly regarded travel management solutions are a perfect fit with U.S. Bank’s suite of innovative and efficient global payment technologies,” said Bradley Matthews, head of Middle Market Product & Marketing for U.S. Bank Corporate Payment Systems. “This integration offers significant advantages to business travelers and travel program managers alike, while greatly simplifying booking, payment and reconciliation.”
The Adelman Travel agreement was one of two announced at GBTA as part of U.S. Bank’s strategic initiative to forge alliances that add value to its client relationships. The second announcement was a strategic agreement with Chrome River Technologies.