Radius debuts fuel cards for US fleet market

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European fuel card provider Radius Payment Solutions is continuing its expansion in the US market by partnering with WEX to launch a new fuel card for business motorists.

Radius has partnered with WEX to launch the fuel card for US fleets

The move, which follows the opening of one of its new North American offices in Boston last year as a strategic location to promote its Kinesis telematics product, sees Radius work with WEX to specifically target SMEs in the USA.

The partnership between Radius and WEX was established in 2013 as the two businesses jointly acquired the Esso Card portfolio from ExxonMobil in Europe, forming WEX Europe Services (WES).

Radius’ Boston office has already launched Kinesis telematics, an innovation developed in-house to provide live updates on vehicle location and performance. The system also monitors driver behaviour, providing real time reports to fleet managers via desktop, iOS and Android apps to facilitate more efficient fuel use and driving style.

Bill Holmes, CEO at Radius Payment Solutions, said: “The opening of our first US office in Boston last year signalled our ambitions to enter new territories to offer our award-winning products to new customers.

“Our new range of fuel cards will build on our success in Europe and strengthen our offering in the US as part of our international growth strategy. We look forward to the rollout of additional fleet services in North America and expect to grow our client portfolio significantly over the next few years.”

“We’re excited to see our partnership with Radius expand into the United States,” said Jay Collins, WEX Senior Vice President and General Manager for Small Fleet. “Innovative go-to-market solutions, execution and service have made it a great relationship. So it was only natural to extend this success to accelerate delivery of best-in-class card programs to US-based small- and medium-sized businesses.”

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Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.