BPC SmartVista earns HP AllianceONE certification

BPC Banking Technologies, provider of Open System e-payment solutions for the global financial industry, with its award winning “SmartVista” e-payments solution earned the HP AllianceONE ‘Converged Infrastructure Ready’ certification. The ‘Converged Infrastructure Ready’ with NonStop verification process followed the successful porting of SmartVista to HP Integrity NonStop platform, helping ensure its e-payment business delivers continuous application availability. From simple credit and debit cards to sophisticated loyalty programs and multi application smart cards, SmartVista supports all aspects of card management.

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CenPOS Illustrates the Benefits of Invoicing Platform

CenPOS payment processing technology provider published its online infographic, “Who Killed the Paper Bill.” Illustrating the benefits that CenPOS “EBPP” provides its clients and their customers, “Who Killed the Paper Bill” touches on how it allows merchants to send invoices electronically via email allowing consumers to pay instantly through their computer or mobile device. Through the “Pay now” option found within the email consumers are redirected to a payment portal unique to that invoice. Because consumers can pay instantly, CenPOS “EBPP” reduces invoice aging and improves your cash flow. CenPOS provides customers and partners an intelligent payment-processing network that streamlines the payment experience for businesses and consumers.

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Green Dot Granted Fed Approval to Acquire Bonneville

Green Dot prepaid financial services company announced its application to acquire Bonneville Bancorp (“Bonneville”) and thereby become a bank holding company under the Bank Holding Company Act of 1956 has been approved by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. Subject to the terms and conditions of Green Dot’s merger agreement with Bonneville, Green Dot expects to close the merger with Bonneville promptly upon expiration of the statutory 15-day waiting period following the Federal Reserve Board’s approval.

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ANZ Dumps m-payments venture

Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited (ANZ) announced that it has sold its Cambodian mobile payments company “WING” to Inter Logistics for undisclosed terms. The “WING” mpayment solution has operated in Cambodia since it was launched by ANZ in January 2009. WING is Cambodia’s most comprehensive mobile payments company offering transactions in both USD and KHR and accessible through a nationwide service across six mobile network operators.

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Network International launches instant credit card issuance

Network International (NI) independent payment solutions launched instant credit card issuance services in the region and forged a partnership agreement with The Group to provide third-party processing of credit card products to The Group and its clients. The Group has more than 20 years experience in financial activities and its annual transaction volume exceeds 62 billion Qatari Riyals. NI will also provide The Group with an instant card issuing solution, allowing The Group to approve and issue credit cards instantly for its high net worth individual clients in less than five minutes. NI’s state-of-the-art instant credit card issuance solution is integrated with The Group’s front end system and the instant issuance can be performed with the highest standards of security.

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Standard Chartered Bank Deploys Wincor Nixdorf ATMs

Standard Chartered Bank Hong Kong is relying exclusively on Wincor Nixdorf ATM technology to provide transactional banking services at offsite locations and branches in Hong Kong. This latest deployment of 37 ATMs replaced another vendor’s systems making Wincor Nixdorf the only ATM technology provider to the bank in Hong Kong. All self-service systems are now linked to the bank’s data center via Wincor Nixdorf’s online monitoring software ProView, which is designed to ensure systems operate 24/7.

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Collective POS Named Among Best Regional Employers

Collective Point of Sale Solutions has been named to the 2012 Aon Hewitt / Queen’s School of Business list of the Best Employers in the Greater Toronto Area. Collective POS supports employee engagement through promoting exceptional structures for its workers and encourages a hands-on interaction and a dynamic working environment at every level of the organization.

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Pivotal Payments expands Canadian Call Center

Pivotal Payments payment processing expanded its contact centre in Saint John, New Brunswick to provide current and new clients specialized services on an inbound and outbound basis. Business solutions and information pertaining to merchant services, with an emphasis on the acceptance of debit and credit card payments at the point of sale and online will all be offered through this location. Pivotal Payments held the grand opening on Thursday, November 17.

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HDFC Bank partners Vodafone, Launches m-banking

HDFC Bank and Vodafone India launched HDFC Bank MobileBank Account with Vodafone “m-paisa” nationally from the tehsil of Chomu. HDFC Bank has appointed a Vodafone India subsidiary company as a Corporate Business Correspondent, thereby allowing the telco’s select retailers to represent the bank as sub-agents. By providing banking transactions at such sub-agents, this HDFC Bank-Vodafone India partnership effectively delivers last mile access to remote areas and open HDFC Bank “MobileBank Account” with Vodafone “m-paisa.” This allows customers to perform basic banking transactions on the mobile phone and even deposit and withdraw cash.

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Redha Al-Ansari Exchange Partners Luup

Redha Al-Ansari Exchange ex-change house network offering remittance and foreign exchange services implemented Luup’s universal mobile payment platform. This lets Redha Al-Ansari Exchange offer its services through the mobile handset for quicker, secure and more convenient services. The partnership traverses continental divisions between Norway and the UAE and is part of Luup partnerships in the Middle East and South East Asia to expand the mobile remittance infrastructure.

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Clearstream CEO to Step Down

Andreas Wolf, CEO of Clearstream Banking AG, Frankfurt, and member of the Executive Board of Clearstream International S.A., Luxembourg, will step down from both boards and leave Deutsche Börse Group, on December 31 to pursue new activities. She joined Clearstream in 2000 and occupied various management positions, including Chief Operating Officer (2007 to 2010) and Head of Product Management and Business Strategy (since summer 2010). Andreas Wolf was appointed to the Executive Board of Clearstream Banking AG in 2003 and became CEO in 2007. He has been a member of several Executive Board committees within the Clearstream Group. He also serves as Vice-Chairman of the European Central Securities Depositories Association (ECSDA).

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VocaLink, Clear2Pay partner to offer immediate payments

VocaLink has signed a partnership agreement with payment services provider Clear2Pay, wherein the two companies will enable banks to provide their customers with an inter-bank real-time payments service, with the inclusion of multi-channel service options such as mobile. VocaLink and Clear2Pay are now partnering to provide a service that supports real-time payment processing from the central switch thorough to a bank’s back office. The new offering allows financial institutions to integrate their systems with the Immediate Payments service to facilitate the global adoption of new payment channels, such as p2p (peer-to-peer) payments via the mobile.

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