NCR Deploys Multivendor ATM Software Fast

NCR Corporation deployed its APTRA software featuring Advanced Deposit on multi-vendor ATMs in Alaska USA Federal Credit Union’s ATM network roughly eight times faster than the norm. This is thanks to the continually increasing experience of its professional services team as well as improvements to its APTRA software. APTRA software can help mid-sized and community banks and credit unions take advantage of the cost efficiencies of multi-vendor applications – especially as financial institutions deploy more sophisticated functions at the ATM, such as ADA voice guidance, advanced deposit, personalization, targeted marketing and integration with other channels. According to NCR data, only one percent of U.S. financial institutions with less than $50 billion in assets have installed multivendor software applications, despite 75 percent of the 20 largest banks doing so.

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Starmount Debuts m-Selling Assistant

Starmount software solution provider announced an update to its “Starmount Engage” mobile-selling assistant, adding to its mobile POS solution and allowing the merchant to deliver a more personalized in-store experience. The “Starmount Engage 2.0” allows associates to use a mobile device to extend and leverage valuable web content with a wide assortment of mobile-selling tools at sales associates’ fingertips. Features include the ability to search and browse items; scan an item in the store to go to detailed product information; check cross-channel availability to save a sale; access influential customer input via ratings and reviews; and offer side-by-side product comparisons to help associates drive a buying decision with shoppers. Since these resources are available on a mobile device, sales associates are free to interact with shoppers at the point-of-decision, anywhere on the store floor.

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Century Payments Offers Merchants Trustwave PCI Compliance

Century Payments selected Trustwave to provide its Level 4 merchants PCI DSS compliance validation solutions. Century engaged Trustwave to provide its merchants access to its “TrustKeeper” security and compliance web portal. Supporting merchants’ compliance efforts, including moving merchants through the complex compliance process with greater ease and efficiency by making the tasks achievable by non-technical users, “TrustKeeper” helps facilitate PCI DSS compliance validation for merchants or acquirers, ISOs and processors with large merchant populations. The “TrustKeeper” also helps merchants complete required vulnerability scans and receive their PCI DSS compliance certificate.

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Wells Fargo Increases Credit Counseling Commitment 35%

Wells Fargo is set to increase its commitment to credit counseling nonprofits by $5.4 million to a total of $12.4 million in 2011 for a 35% increase over the $9.2 million in 2010 to national and local credit counseling agencies. The company has taken this extra measure in an effort to sustain vital services provided by non-profit agencies who work with customers with financial challenges that extend beyond their home payments. On April 14, federal government officials agreed to discontinue $88 million of U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) grants to housing counselors. This money enabled counseling agencies to offer their services free of charge or for a small fee.

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AmEx Execs Gear-up for Investor Conferences

American Express is set to participate in a number of investor conferences. With this, Group President Dan Schulman will participate in the Goldman Sachs Financial Technology Conference on Tuesday, September 13, 2011. Meanwhile, Chief Financial Officer Dan Henry will participate in the Barclays Capital Global Financial Services Conference on Wednesday, September 14, fielding a question and answer session relating to the Company’s recent results and strategies.

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Payvment Launches Social Commerce System

Payvment Facebook ecommerce launched its social commerce solution that includes an array of new features designed to meet the needs of larger retailers, brands and agencies. Payvment is integrating these new features into two new enhanced paid versions that will be available in late September: Payvment Premium and Payvment Platinum. Payvment’s award-winning free Facebook store will continue to be offered alongside these new versions, making it easy for anyone to get started with social commerce.Since launching in 2009, Payvment has developed an infrastructure for social discovery and promotion that includes Facebook’s most popular ecommerce application as well as Facebook’s only Shopping Mall.

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Merchant Warehouse Conference Equips ISOs for Success

Merchant Warehouse secure payment processing solutions and merchant account services is set to host its second annual agent conference to provide its independent sales agents with knowledge and practical skill at the Lenox Hotel in Boston on Sept. 12-13. To feature panels, motivational speakers, updates on regulations and security standards from the perspective of industry professionals, Merchant Warehouse co-CEOs Henry Helgeson and Scott Zdanis will also address the conference prior to the start of each day’s session. The past year witnessed many regulations and issues that will have a dramatic effect on the payment industry. Independent agents who are better equipped with the correct information on these regulations will be better suited to service their merchants who are impacted by these decisions. The Durbin Amendment and its effect on credit and debit cards, and the on-going changes to PCI-DSS standards are just two topics that will garner plenty of conversation at the conference.

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IT Governance PCI Offers Discount on PCI Training

IT Governance PCI and information security is allowing delegates to save GBP100 if they book onto the next PCI Foundation Training Course taking place on September 15. Information Security Managers and other staff responsible for, or involved in, their organisation’s PCI DSS compliance activities need to attend specialist training in order to ensure that they are familiar with the requirements of the PCI DSS Standard. The PCI Foundation Training Course provides comprehensive and practical coverage of all aspects of implementing the PCI DSS, advocating efficient, cost-effective plans to meet the standard.

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