O2 arena contactless with Barclaycard

The O2 Arena is implementing contactless technology across more than 250 card payment terminals in partnership with Barclaycard and Visa Europe. Now consumers can pay for goods under the value of GBP15 by simply holding a contactless-enabled card or mobile phone over a reader to make payment. On show nights 75% of electronic transactions processed in the arena’s concessions are under GBP15 therefore the technology’s speed will help reduce queues, enabling fun-seekers to spend more time enjoying themselves and less time waiting in line. Barclays, Barclaycard and Visa Europe have issued over 15 million contactless debit and credit cards and put contactless terminals in more than 56,000 retail outlets.

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CreditCall Introduces Mobile Payment Acceptance

CreditCall is launching “CardEase Mobile” mobile payment app, allowing businesses on the move to accept Chip and PIN credit and debit card payments on a BlackBerry or Android device. The “CardEase Mobile” secure app has been fully tested by UK banks, is EMV (Europay, MasterCard, Visa) certified, and is approved by Visa, MasterCard and American Express. It incorporates bank-grade end-to-end encryption, ensuring data cannot be compromised at any time during a transaction and turns a BlackBerry or Android smartphone or tablet.

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Euronet Attains Payment Acquirer Status

Euronet Worldwide through its “Euronet Payments & Card Services (EPCS) subsidiary has been authorized by the Financial Service Authority (FSA) in the United Kingdom (UK) to provide payment services. This authorizes ATM and POS transaction acquiring and allows the Company to apply for direct membership with the major card schemes. Subsequently, Euronet already applied for and received membership with Visa and MasterCard for ATM transaction acquiring. The combination of the authorization by the FSA and membership with the major card schemes allows Euronet to directly process ATM debit and credit card transactions throughout most of Europe, without the requirement of a sponsor bank. Now EPCS is authorized to issue e-money products and provide payment services in the European Economic Area and payment and acquiring services in 29 European countries.

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YourCash to Continue Supplying Casino ATMs

YourCash UK payment technology business offering ATMs and cash management solutions to retail and corporate clients in the UK and Europe secured the contract to continue supplying ATMs to the prestigious London Club International (LCI) casinos. London Clubs International, part of Caesars Entertainment, offers a diverse portfolio of entertainment, gaming, restaurants and bars at locations throughout the United Kingdom, South Africa and Egypt.

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Fiserv Card Services Names GM, Processing Solutions

Bruce Hopkins has been named GM, Processing Solutions with Fiserv Card Services to support debit, credit and risk products and services, and manage the service delivery and payment processing functions. Hopkins joins Fiserv from FIS where he previously served as senior vice president for the Merchant Solutions division within the Retail Payments Solutions business, where he served in a variety of management roles leading payments business lines, including ATM acquiring, gateway processing, payments fraud management, biller direct payments, government payments, merchant solutions and the closed loop gift card business. He holds a master’s degree in business administration from Marquette University and a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Management Computer Systems from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

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Payvment Touts Seller Black Friday Deals

Payvment Facebook e-commerce platform is set to launch a special Black Friday deals section of its ‘Shopping Mall’ on Facebook. With this, it will offer shoppers search for, discover and get holiday deals from its boutique sellers. Shoppers can visit the Payvment Shopping Mall to get up to 80 percent off of items. This after having seen a 30% rise in shopper traffic since the beginning of November and a 25% rise in social discussion and sharing with products in the Shopping Mall.

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First Data Merchant Solutions signs Volusion

First Data Merchant Solutions has been selected by Volusion e-commerce shopping cart software and services for online merchants to provide additional payment processing options. This will see First Data Merchant Solutions support Volusion’s community of small and medium-sized businesses in accepting online credit and debit card payments. Volusion allows entrepreneurs and small business owners to quickly and easily set up all the elements required to sell products and services online, including website design, merchandising, multi-level marketing as well as debit and credit card processing. Now they will have the option to open a merchant account using a one click referral process, allowing them to accept and settle online card payments as a customer of First Data Merchant Solutions.

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NetSecure Intros Non-Profit Credit Card Terminals

NetSecure Payments secure payment solutions launched its “Kudos” credit card acceptance kit for eligible non-profits and charities, offering added donation method in the hope of encouraging extra giving this holiday season. It is an ideal solution for charities seeking donations via credit card with a plug-in swipe terminal for smartphones and connected tablets allows an individual to take payments from anywhere with ease and convenience. The “Kudos” solution works with Android, iOS, and BlackBerry devices using end-to-end encryption for complete security.

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OnPoint Community FCU Deploys Tyfone mWallet

Tyfone with OnPoint Community Credit Union launched the “iCashé” Mobile Wallet program. The “iCashé” Mobile Wallet allows OnPoint members to purchase gift cards on their mobile phones and send to anyone instantly by text message or email. Gift card recipients can use their cards in-store or online via their smart phone or with a printed copy of the confirmation email. More than 50 national retailers and restaurants are now offering the mobile gift cards for purchase, with local retail options expected to be added in the future.

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Merchant Data Systems and Karma Snack Form JV

Merchant Data Systems payment processing company and Internet Marketing Company Karma Snack are announcing a joint venture designed to help merchant and re-seller clients of Merchant Data Systems increase their sales. This will provide both traditional and e-commerce businesses with products and services including business-enhancing search engine optimization (SEO) to complement wholesale merchant processing. Included in the JV is the ability to generate qualified leads for Sales Agents, which will offer merchants a suite of Financial Services products including working capital, merchant cash advances, equipment financing as well as Gift & Loyalty programs, Payroll Services and merchant-friendly PCI-DSS solutions. MDSSEO will deploy a consultative approach with business owners in order to assure their business is equipped with the financial products and services they need while keeping costs very low.

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Retail Realm Signs More Presenters for Retail Conference

Retail Realm global software development and distribution added additional solution providers to participate in their 2nd annual “Microsoft Dynamics Retail” Reseller and User Conference in Las Vegas. These providers include nChannel; Avalara; Payment Processing, Inc; New West Technologies (www.newestech.com); OpSuite; Merchants Technology Designs; Dinerware; and Robust System. This Microsoft-sponsored event will showcase leading software and hardware providers, allowing attendees to see and experience firsthand premier retail, POS, and business management solutions.

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