M&T Bank launches Mservices for businesses

M&T Bank business customers can now bank securely and conveniently on their smartphones using the bank’s “Mobile Banking for Business” service. This lets business customers perform a range of banking transactions any time, allowing them to pay bills, view account histories and transaction details, check current balances and perform funds transfers. Customers can use the new platform on their mobile phones through the Mobile Text Banking, Mobile Web Banking, and the free iPhone app. Mobile Banking now is available to all of M&T Bank’s business customers who are enrolled in Web Banking for Business.

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Dollar Bank Installs NCR ATM With Teller Service

Dollar Bank is set to install the NCR “APTRA Interactive Teller” technology to revolutionize the delivery of personal banking services. The “APTRA Interactive Teller” allows consumers to conduct transactions with a live, remote teller via video conference at the ATM, or they can use the traditional ATM experience. This is designed to help reduce customer wait time during busy periods of the day and stay open for business longer. Dollar Bank will introduce both walk-up and drive-thru ATMs with remote teller services to selected branches late in the second quarter 2012. Dollar Bank is a new NCR customer.

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Merchant Warehouse Secures ETA Payment Professional Accreditation

Merchant Warehouse, the industry’s leading innovator in payment processing solutions and merchant account services, today announced that a significant percentage of individuals within the company have attained the designation of Certified Payment Professional ™ by the Electronic Transactions Association, providing sales agents and payments industry professionals with the distinction of having extensive industry knowledge and…

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Compass Plus Expands Latin America/Caribbean Office

Compass Plus electronic funds transfer (EFT) and payments technology to financial institutions expanded its Miami office by hiring Carlos Seer as a senior pre-sales consultant. Seer was brought on to increase region specific service for customers and prospects, in which capacity he will oversee relationships with prospective clients and partners through participation in industry events and software demonstrations and assists with solution design and training of the Compass Plus sales and marketing staff based on the needs of financial institutions in Latin America and the Caribbean. He brings more than 15 years experience in the financial services industry to his position.

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Archway Acquires Synq Solutions

Archway, a leader in marketing logistics and fulfillment services, announced that it has acquired Synq Solutions, Inc. Synq is a privately held provider of marketing fulfillment and print management services with operating facilities in the Atlanta and Las Vegas metropolitan areas. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. “Acquiring Synq is another significant step towards…

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Pierpoint commences interest rate swaps through SwapClear

LCH.Clearnet Limited, Pierpont Derivatives LLC (Pierpont Derivatives) and Nomura Securities International, Inc. (Nomura) today announced that Pierpont Derivatives is now actively clearing over-the-counter (OTC) interest rate swaps through LCH.Clearnet’s SwapClear service. Initial trades were executed and cleared by Nomura and affirmed by MarkitSERV, allowing Pierpont Derivatives to leverage MarkitSERV’s straight-through-processing affirmation process into its workflow.…

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Visa & Monitise Oversee mPayments Service

Movida m-payments joint with Visa and Monitise inked an agreement with HDFC Bank to introduce its mobile payment service, letting users pay bills, top up prepaid airtime and buy tickets from their mobile phone. Implementing menu-based USSD mobile technology (protocol to communicate mobile phones with service provider computers), cardholders can access the service over Movida’s secure connection. Its secure and encompasses various security measures to maintain account integrity, including a unique PIN number set up on the phone to access the account information. Only the user’s bank-registered phone can be connected to the service.

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NFC Brings Immediate ROI to Organizations

NFC implementation expert Think&Go NFC announces that first results for T&G NFC-Audit&Control implementation and reports that NFC can bring fast ROI for organizations of all sizes and in all market segments. Deployed in Retail, Manufacturing, and Healthcare/Wellness, companies who have implemented T&G NFC-Audit&Control have reached ROI within 5 to 12 months. Much of the focus…

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TouchStar Launches $400K mPayment Solution

TouchStar Solutions, LLC, has announced that one of its international customers, Amalgamated Pest Control of Australia (APC), has signed a 3-year contract with Mint Wireless Limited, valued at $400,000. Amalgamated Pest Control, Australia’s largest privately-owned pest control company, will roll-out 300 mobile handheld computer devices during 2012. This software technology will increase efficiency by offering…

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Ericsson unveils new m-commerce portfolio

Ahead of Mobile World Congress 2012, Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) unveils its new extended suite of m-commerce solutions and services, designed to accelerate access and interconnection between the emerging m-commerce eco-system and the financial world to fast track the next generation of mobile financial services. Ericsson is launching two new services within its m-commerce portfolio – Ericsson…

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