The LoyaltyShare Clearinghouse aims to bring security and integrity to the loyalty industry as a whole. Its goal is to apply the patented technology to receive, process and validate every loyalty transaction. The information system assures that merchants, consumers, charities, and loyalty programs each receive their appropriate transactions. The security provided by the LoyaltyShare Clearinghouse protects all networked users against fraud, duplication and improper payment. LoyaltyShare provides this unique role in the loyalty industry, creating records of loyalty transactions, directing rewards to the proper program, and settling funds on behalf of the appropriate entities and clients through an official clearing bank.