June 19 -Linkable Networks, a leader in card-linked offer technology reaching more than 200 million US consumers each month, today announced a partnership with Chicago-area based Inland Bank and Trust, a unit of Inland Bancorp, Inc. The partnership provides Inland Bank's business clients a seamless way to deliver coupons to consumers on any digital device - mobile phone, tablet or pc, as well as traditional media such as print, TV and radio. Consumers can redeem offers by “linking” them to their Inland Bank Visa debit and credit cards with one click, eliminating the hassle of carrying paper coupons and presenting them at checkout. Inland will be the first bank in the Chicago market to offer this technology to their clients.
Inland Bank and Linkable Networks now enable consumers to link offers from Chicago-area businesses directly to their Inland Bank Visa cards. Once an Inland Bank Visa card is registered with Linkable Networks, consumers are able to link their card linked offers, called Linkables, to their Inland Bank Visa card with a simple click. Once the offer is purchased, the savings appear directly on the individual’s bank statement, eliminating the hassle at checkout, mail-in rebates form, the need to carry paper coupons or pre-pay for coupon savings. Merchants are charged in a “pay-for-performance model”, this zero-risk approach results in costs to the merchant only when sales occur.
"Our customers are using their mobile phones for commerce in ways unimaginable a few years ago," said Howard A. Jaffe, Chief Executive Officer of Inland Bank & Trust. "It gives us great pleasure to provide our customers a new way to save that will impact how people in our communities purchase products and services. Through this partnership we have developed a consumer-friendly way to provide coupons on mobile devices, just by linking an offer to their Inland Bank Visa card. At the same time we are helping our business customers by offering the capability of further engaging their current and prospective customers," said Jaffe.
“Digital coupon use is growing rapidly and we are excited to offer consumers the opportunity to join the growing number of customers that benefit from Linkables. Merchants love this due to its easy implementation, control of promotional spend and offer measurement and improvement abilities.” said Tom Burgess, CEO of Linkable Networks. “Card-linked offers are the future of coupons and we are pleased to provide Chicago area residents a secure and hassle-free way to save.”
About Inland Bank and Trust, Inc.
Inland Bank is a community bank serving the Chicagoland area. Headquartered in Oak Brook, Illinois with total assets of $1.3 billion, Inland Bank has ten full service banking locations throughout the Chicagoland area with access to over 37,000 free ATM’s. Inland Bank provides a wide range of capabilities to businesses and consumers including commercial, retail, mortgage and cash management services. The Inland Home Mortgage Company is a subsidiary of Inland Bank and Trust. For more information, please visit www.inlandbank.com.
About Linkable Networks
Linkable Networks, based in Boston, Mass., is the only card-linked offer company with the ability to provide coupons and offers at the individual product or SKU-level. The company’s card-linked offers, also known as “Linkables,” enable any form of advertisement – TV, radio, print, banner, text, video or mobile ads – to become linkable and are supported by 99% of all credit/debit cards. Linkables is transforming the way consumers take advantage of great savings from the brands they love, while delivering pinpoint targeting and attribution for advertisers. Linkable Networks’ technology allows consumers to link SKU-level, store-level and manufacturer-level offers directly to their credit or debit card of choice, with no need to clip coupons, print coupons or load to a store’s loyalty card – and the discounts appear directly on the consumer’s bank statement. Consumers can register through their bank, retail ads or at www.mylinkables.com. Linkable Networks is bridging the gap between advertisers, brands, consumers and financial institutions, leading the way in the transformation of the modern savings model. For more information, about Linkable Networks, follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook and @Linkables on Twitter.