WhichVoIP Launches Facebook-Visa Gift Card Promo

WhichVoIP, a leading resource for residential and business VoIP service provider comparison, has announced a Facebook sweepstake to highlight its new Facebook page, detailed provider reviews, VoIP tips and special deals. Entrants can “like” WhichVoIP on Facebook until October 23 and are automatically entered into a drawing to win a $200 Visa gift card. Visitors can participate with other consumers and WhichVoIP, where they can also learn more about VoIP providers, special deals, and how to save up to 80% on phone bills. VoIP adoption is growing in both residential and business spaces, necessitating an unbiased, impartial source to provide a place where consumers can compare service provider options and leave detailed feedback for others.

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Mercury Payment to Present at Retail Realm Conference

Retail Realm software development and distribution announced Mercury Payment Systems will be presenting and exhibiting at Retail Realm’s 2nd annual ‘Microsoft Dynamics Retail’ Reseller and User Conference Jan. 27 – 29 in Las Vegas. This event will address the future of retail software and technology. Retail Realm’s integration of Mercury’s innovative E2E and MToken technology to RMS System helps retailers comply with PCI card data security standards. Mercury Payment Systems is one of the fastest growing payment processing companies in North America. Retail Realm is a global company specializing in creating and managing a portfolio of vertical business software solutions that are marketed worldwide through a community of resellers.

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eMerchantPay Payment Processor now a Registered Payment Institution

eMerchantPay online payment processing solutions to merchants worldwide has been registered as a Payment Institution by the UK’s Financial Services Authority (FSA United Kingdom). eMerchantPay has been authorized to carry out payment services activities under the Payment Services Regulations 2009 (PSRs) by the Financial Services Authority of the UK. The license covers payment services for cash placement services on a payment account; executing payment transactions (no credit line); executing payment transactions (credit line); issuing instruments / acquiring transactions; and money remittance. The license also covers payment transactions that include direct debits including one-off direct debits, payment transactions executed through a payment card or a similar device, credit transfers including standing orders.

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YESpay Payment Gateway Sees 2 Years Uninterrupted Service

YESpay International announced its “EMBOSS” payment gateway has reached a new operational record of 2 years of uninterrupted service providing 100% availability of credit and debit card authorization processing. Offered as a SaaS (Software as a Service) model, the key to the success of YESpay’s fully EMV Chip & PIN, PCI-DSS (Level 1) and PA-DSS certified EMBOSS payment service is its unique ‘Cloud A2 computing architecture’, which delivers its reliability, security and service quality. YESpay is utilizing the cloud computing revolution to impart a fully resilient and “ready for future” payment services to its customers helping them adapt and excel in the ever changing card payment market scenario.

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International Bank to Deploy Earthport Pension Payment Remittance

Earthport global payments forged a contract with an international bank to offer enhanced cross-border payment services to its customers, for which it will facilitate thousands of payments monthly and furnish cross-border remittance services. The bank will also be leveraging Earthport’s unique international money movement platform to provide low cost and secure cross-border remittance services to its customers wanting to make person to person payments.

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Cassiopae Acquires Field Solutions Software

Cassiopae acquired 100% of the shares of Field Solutions, a UK-based supplier of software solutions and services for asset and credit finance. Field Solutions offers finance pricing, origination, and contract administration solutions to 150 customers in the banking and finance industries. The acquisition expands Cassiopae’s presence in the UK and Ireland and business opportunities within blue chip financial services companies in the region.

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Matrix Partners With VISA on Card Promo

Matrix Cellular international telecommunication services has partnered with VISA Travel Card Matrix to offer discounts to VISA Travel Card customers. Now all International travelers purchasing a VISA Travel Card can enjoy free talk time worth Rs. 700 on a Matrix mobile connection. VISA Travel Prepaid Card are the most convenient and safe way to pay for purchases abroad and can be used to make purchases at all merchants and is accepted at all the locations where VISA Debit or Credit card is accepted.

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India Post Partners MoneyGram, Offers Money Transfer

India Post distribution postal network and MoneyGram International money transfer partnered to offer convenient money transfer solutions. Shri Kapil Sibal, the Union Minister of Communications and Information Technology commenced the scheme by conducting a remittance transaction through the MoneyGram service and displayed the ease in the transaction through the new system. With this, 100 Post Offices in Delhi, Punjab and Tamil Nadu Circles will begin offering MoneyGram instant inward money transfer services, which will be extended to a total of 5,000 Post Offices by 2014. MoneyGram offers money transfer services worldwide through a global network of more than 244,000 agent locations in 192 countries.

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Hoeft & Wessel Deploys CreditCall NFC Ticketing

Hoeft & Wessel is set to provide NFC enabled contactless payment functionality across its ITSO ticketing equipment and terminals through the integration of Contactless. CreditCall’s Contactless Kernel allows Hoeft & Wessel ticketing, parking and mobile solutions to incorporate contactless payment technology into its solutions, greatly reducing their development and time to market cycle. Addressing stationary and mobile systems with ticket vending machines and parking machines and mobile terminals with a Contactless Kernel, Hoeft & Wessel can now accept Visa payWave and MasterCard PayPass enabled cards in an unattended environment.

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VietinBank to Start Issuing JCB Cards

Vietnam Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Industry and Trade (VietinBank) and JCB International (JCBI) launched the first JCB branded card in Vietnam, the VietinBank-JCB Cremium card. VietinBank has made substantial strides over the course in recent years in establishing a firm position as the leading bank and financial group in Vietnam, operating over 150 branches and 1,500 ATMs. JCB and JCBI entered into the Vietnam market to expand JCB card acceptance in 1991 and have been increasing convenience for over 69 million JCB card members largely based in Japan, China, Korea, Taiwan, and other Asian countries who travel to Vietnam. The new branded cards will be accepted at over 34,000 JCB merchants in Vietnam, as well as the worldwide acceptance of 18 million merchants globally through JCB’s merchant network located in 190 countries and territories.

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Experian New Credit Risk Tool Promotes Sound Lending

Experian global information services launched a new version of its credit marketing pre-screening tool allowing financial services organisations to more easily identify consumers under financial stress and market only to those most likely to be accepted for their products and services. These data include additional data indicating early signs of arrears as well as credit card behavioural data. Delphi for Marketing accesses a huge volume of addressable data and also allows the appending of behavioural insight from Experian’s consumer financial classification tool, Financial Strategy Segments, to ultimately promote responsible lending by marketing based on informed decisions.

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Credit Card Tracks Overall Positive Performance

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Demonstrating Fitch Ratings’ break-even stress scenarios for the largest credit card issuers, card portfolio performance is positive overall. Chargeoffs currently sit at 6.4, below the three month average of 6.7, while the 3-month excess spread is currently 11.1, compared to the 10.9 average, and 60+ day delinquencies are only 2.2, compared…

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