Visa secures e-wallet domain

The .ME Registry and Visa have secured www.v.me as the online destination for “V.me” by Visa, Visa’s digital wallet and global acceptance mark. This will offer a simple and secure way to pay online as well as in person, with PC, tablet, and mobile devices using Visa and non-Visa accounts. www.v.me is the destination for consumers, merchants and developers who wish to participate in Visa’s digital wallet.

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Acculynk Intros Internet PIN Acceptance Consortium

Acculynk has introduced its International Internet PIN Acceptance Consortium, allowing secure internet payments across international borders by establishing Acculynk’s PaySecure as the standard for processing internet PIN-debit transactions internationally. The Consortium’s mission is to enable internet PIN debit as a secure payment method for e-commerce merchants, financial institutions and online consumers across international borders. The purpose of the Consortium is to collaborate with networks and financial institutions in target markets to prioritize the integration of PaySecure, as well as to develop solutions necessary to ensure full compatibility across the array of processes adopted by individual markets.

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MasterCard Introduces New Shopping Experience to Cardholders

MasterCard is now allowing cardholders who are traveling or shopping to pause and enjoy the moment through an array of experiences by simply presenting their MasterCard card as part of its “Priceless New York” campaign. The new MasterCard section at JFK Airport terminal 8 offers domestic and international travelers a relaxing environment while they wait for their flight. Cardholders can enjoy many convenient benefits all in one place such as free WiFi, access to iPads, charging stations, and a luggage corner for carry-on items. Interactive touch screens can be found for cardholders to search for information on specific cities; check weather and flight information or find restaurant information. A component of the section highlights family fun and entertainment for all to enjoy. This exclusive section will be available to MasterCard cardholders all year around. The brand new MasterCard Holiday Star Lounge officially opened on “Black Friday,” Nov. 25 on the 2nd floor of Time Warner Center.

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Eastern Bank Deploys Elan Credit Card Program

Eastern Bank has partnered Elan Financial Services (Elan) card issuer to offer a full suite of Eastern Bank Visa credit cards to customers in its more than 90 branches. The Visa credit cards offer reward options, such as a full one percent cash back, merchandise, gift certificates, as well as great travel selections, for both consumers and businesses. Elan Financial Services is dedicated to serving financial institutions with best in class credit card products and rewards that meet the unique needs of every customer. Elan’s end-to-end solution also includes card servicing and marketing as well as branch support and sales incentives.

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Fiserv Adjusts to Fed Bankruptcy Procedure Changes

In conjunction with the changes to the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure (FRBP), Fiserv announced that its LoanServ solution offers the capabilities designed to help ensure mortgage servicers are able to stay compliant amidst evolving regulations. The rules change the procedures and policies for servicing loans in bankruptcy and aim to enhance transparency in the process. The FRBP changes govern the filing of proofs of claim and notice issues related to payment changes, post-petition fees and other accuracy checks to actions and data of the servicer.

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Discover Honored for IT Innovation

Discover has been recognized as America’s most innovative users of business technology on the 2011 InformationWeek 500 list for the sixth consecutive year. This recognizes Discover for exhibiting a pattern of technological innovation including the rollout of its Rapid Development Data Sourcing methodology. InformationWeek identifies and honors the nation’s most innovative users of information technology with its annual 500 listing and also tracks the technology, strategies, investments and administrative practices of America’s best-known companies.

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iPayment to Present at the Bank of America Conference

iPayment will be presenting at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Leveraged Finance Conference at 9:30 a.m. EST on December 2. Discussions will be led by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of iPayment and the Company’s Chief Financial Officer, offering an overview of the Company, its business and growth strategies and recent financial results. iPayment provides credit and debit card payment processing services to small merchants across the United States, allowing merchants to accept credit cards from VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and Diners Club, as well as other forms of payment, including debit cards, checks, gift cards and loyalty programs.

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GlobalPlatform Appoints New Board Members

GlobalPlatform, the organization which standardizes the management of applications on secure chip technology, has announced its Board of Directors for fiscal year 2011-12, following annual elections for five of the eleven Board seats. Marc Kekicheff, Senior Business Leader of Chip Innovation within the Technology Office at Visa Inc. retains his position as Chairman of the organization for the second year. Uwe Wittig, Group Vice-President within the Payment Division of the Cards and Services Business Unit at Giesecke & Devrient also continues as Vice-Chair. For the fifth consecutive year Yves Moulart, Director of Development and Innovation within STMicroelectronics’ Secure MCUs Division, Secure Software Solutions will serve as GlobalPlatform’s Secretary / Treasurer.

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ACOM Solutions Launches Payment Automation & ePayment

ACOM Solutions has launched its “EZPaySuite” scalable and feature-packed Payment Automation Solutions. The addition of EZPaySuite to ACOM’s solution line-up expands their market reach to now include enterprise customers of every size. EZPaySuite sets a new standard of success for ACOM in the Document Management and Process Automation marketplace by building upon the company’s strategic focus in developing affordable, intuitive easy-to-use solutions for managing their documents and information. EZPaySuite extends this strategic focus by giving users the ability to manage and automate secure payment processing, multi-level distribution and settlement activities from multiple systems and technology platforms with one unified solution.

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ControlScan Enhances Merchant PCI Compliance Reporting

ControlScan PCI compliance and security solutions designed for small merchants and the ISOs and acquirers that serve them, has enhanced the company’s compliance tracking and reporting tool PCI Dashboard with SmartSync, an interface that feeds detailed merchant PCI compliance information into acquirers’ business systems. ControlScan’s PCI Dashboard enables ISOs and acquirers to easily access the compliance status of their entire merchant portfolios in real-time as well as to pinpoint detailed merchant-level activity, such as the frequency and content of merchant support interactions with ControlScan support agents. The SmartSync solution lets acquirers incorporate PCI compliance information directly into their merchant management systems; customize specific PCI compliance data and reporting criteria; facilitate merchant billing; and Manage internal PCI compliance programs.

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PCSi Partners Bluepoint for RDC & Processing Solutions

PCSi item processing and Bluepoint Solutions remote deposit capture, item processing and enterprise content management solutions for financial institutions partnered to enhance PCSi’s remote deposit capture and processing offerings. PCSi processes approximately 15 million items per month. The CUSO will host Bluepoint’s item processing solution, ImagePoint Hub, to aggregate checks, create cash letters and transmit them for settlement to any endpoint. PCSi will also offer its member credit unions Bluepoint’s complete suite of Check 21 capture applications including branch, teller, mobile, home and merchant.

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CoreFirst Bank & Trust Deploys FIS’ Card Processing

CoreFirst Bank & Trust has deployed FIS’ debit card processing and card personalization services. FIS’ card processing services supports debit, credit and prepaid card-based transactions, providing the necessary messaging and integration with payments industry compliance schemes. Based on flexible technology, FIS’ card processing services are built on modern, open architecture to ensure long-term scalability, availability and performance and support more than 3,500 card issuers and acquirers.

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