IT Governance launches PCI DSS e-learning for staff awareness

IT Governance PCI and information security are reminding organizations that staff awareness of their company’s information security policy is a compulsory requirement of the PCI DSS standard with its newly-designed PCI DSS Online Staff Awareness course which. To help organisations train their staff for as little as GBP45 per single user licence, with bulk discounts available for larger numbers of learners, the PCI DSS Online Staff Awareness course will increase employees’ awareness of the PCI DSS requirements, and will provide clear and simple explanations of what companies and individual employees must do to meet the requirements of the recently released version (v2.0) of the standard.

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App55 and WorldPay team on mobile payment-by-password

Online application provider App55 announced their new venture with WorldPay payment processing to offer retailers the “Card Hub” platform. This allows Retailers to offer their customers secure credit card purchases in-app and from any web-enabled device using just a password. M-commerce continues to establish itself as a major source of online revenue. By the end of 2012, Gartner predicts that 12% of all e-commerce transactions will be mobile. The flexibility of App55’s Card Hub lets retailers include payment-by-password from within their brand for current online business as well mobile and social commerce.

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Banco de Venezuela Wincor Nixdorf ATMs

Wincor Nixdorf received an order to install 145 multifunction ATMs with the Cash/Check Deposit Module (CCDM) at Banco de Venezuela. The Wincor intelligent deposit function allows the deposit of banknotes or checks in bundles and process savings account passbooks in self-service mode. An extensive still image and video monitoring solution documents every step of transactions and thus helps prevent manipulation. Banco de Venezuela decided on the Wincor Nixdorf for its stability and high availability of the pilot systems and the bank’s positive experiences with the Wincor Nixdorf systems it already has installed.

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Promoción y Operación migrates ACI Payment Processing

Promoción y Operación S.A. de C.V. (Prosa) has chosen to migrate the ACI Worldwide “Base24” payments processing system to ACI’s Base24-eps solution. Prosa provides card and payment processing services to 90 banks and financial institutions for transaction switching, processing and settlement across Mexico and Latin America and with the “BASE24-eps” integrated payment processing system can now seamlessly acquire, authenticate, switch and authorizes financial transactions. The “BASE24-eps” provides a full range of functionality to support traditional card, ATM, and bank branch transactions that institutions manage while Prosa has relied on ACI for more than 25 years to support transaction volumes of 1.2 billion per year and drive 37,000 ATMs.

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Citi Expands Global Availability of Virtual Card Accounts

Citigroup Global Transaction Services deployed its “Citi Virtual Card Accounts” (VCA) in South Africa and the United Arab Emirates, as well as the completion of essential enhancements to support clients’ growing use of the VCA solution for Accounts Payable spend and complex vendor payments globally. VCA is a global, electronic payment solution which offers unparalleled security, control, and efficiency using single-use commercial card account numbers. The Citi VCA solution is now available in nearly 60 countries, including 28 with local-currency offerings that span 17 different currencies – among the largest global footprints of any virtual card solution. In the last 12 months, Citi’s VCA global spend volume has tripled.

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FuzeBuy & Omnego Deliver m-Gift Card Solutions

Omnego, a provider of white label mobile wallet and marketing platform solutions, has been selected by FuzeBuy to enable the delivery and redemption of gift cards from consumers’ smartphones. FuzeBuy hosts online shopping carts, fulfills gift card orders and manages loyalty programs for top brands across the nation. FuzeBuy is the newest group within the family of Jet, a national provider of loyalty and gifting production.

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U.S. Bank & SkoreIt! Launch Co-Branded Prepaid Visa

U.S. Bank and SkoreIt! Internet penny auction have introduced their co-branded “SkoreIt! U.S. Bank Visa Gift Card” for SkoreIt website members. Serviced and fulfilled by U.S. Bank, the “SkoreIt! U.S. Bank Visa Gift Card” is welcomed everywhere Visa debit cards are accepted in the United States. Gift cards in denominations ranging from $25 to $500 are available for bidding and are personalized with either the bidder’s name or “A Gift for You” if the card is intended to be a gift. The dollar amount can also be embossed on the card.

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ACI Worldwide Intros financial crimes consultancy

ACI Worldwide payment systems officially launched its “ACI Financial Crime Consultancy Services” structured consultancy packages designed to improve the results achieved through the use of “ACI Proactive Risk Manager.” This gives financial institutions various programs of strategic, expert-services support from ACI’s technical, analytical and business consultants as part of their initiatives against fraud and financial crime. The consultancy packages offer a broad spectrum of services including setting up, staffing and operating a new fraud management practice; reviewing fraud operations; identifying areas for improvement; and optimizing the performance of automated fraud monitoring systems.

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CARDTRONICS BUYS LOCATORSEARCH, ENHANCES CONVENIENCE MARKETING

Cardtronics announced has acquired LocatorSearch location search technology, deployed by financial institutions to help customers and members find the nearest, most appropriate and convenient location. This development, under non-disclosed financial terms, brings in-house a technology deployed by Cardtronics and Allpoint Network since 2006 to power both their Web-based and smartphone app “ATM locators.” Included in its LocatorSearch transaction, Cardtronics has acquired more than 400 contractual relationships with banks, credit unions and financial services channel partners, as well as LocatorSearch’s proprietary location search technology, capable of delivering results across Web, mobile Web, smartphone app, and automated customer service platforms. A common deployment of LocatorSearch services aggregates location information for brick-and-mortar branch locations, as well as all the surcharge-free ATMs (regardless of ownership or network) that a bank or credit union makes available to its customers and members.

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