I-design Reignites Cardtronics Marketing Agreements

I-design ATM and self-service marketing solutions forged a second multi-year contract with Cardtronics ATM deployer, which operates over 37,000 ATMs globally, wherein Cardtronics has acquired a license to incorporate i-design’s ‘joono’ marketing software to its own offering. The i-design next generation targeted marketing software allows financial institutions, retailers and advertisers to communicate with their customers through ATMs and advanced functionality financial kiosks. The “joono” improves on its counterpart “atmAd” with new functionality and broader capability. This after initial advertising agreements signed in May 2010 for the deployment of I-design on Cardtronics ATMs.

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Trevica payment processor implements OpenWay card platform

TREVICA payment processing company has launched its “WAY4” multi-institution card issuing and acquiring platform from OpenWay. With “WAY4,” TREVICA plans to become a strong rival to well-known card processing players in providing both traditional payment processing services and advanced value-added services, such as 3-D Secure Internet payment processing and real-time risk management.

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Japan LEI Down .4% in May

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index for Japan decreased 0.4% in May after two consecutive monthly declines to now stand at 94.2 (2004=100). The six-month growth rate of productivity, new orders for machinery and construction, and stock prices continued to decrease this month. With the decline in May, the six-month change in the leading economic index continued to fall – to -0.9 percent (a -1.9 percent annual rate) between November 2010 and May 2011. Meanwhile, the Conference Board CEI for Japan, a measure of current economic activity, increased in May following two consecutive declines as industrial production rebounded sharply while the six-month change in the coincident economic index remained negative – at -0.4 percent (a -0.8 percent annual rate) in the period through May 2011, slightly up from the 1.0 percent decline (a -2.0 percent annual rate) for the previous six months.

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Card Delinquency Up, Still Below 15-year 3.96% Average

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Credit delinquencies hit in five of eleven loan categories drifted into unfavorable territory throughout 2Q/11. Bank card delinquencies were up 12 basis points to 3.40% of all accounts from 1Q/11 of 3.28%, well below the 15-year average of (3.95%) and the year ago figure of 3.88%. This comes at a time…

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Issuers to Look Hard at Non-Prime Credit Card Segments

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] With card issuers seeking news ways to grow responsibly, most still continue to favor prime-plus consumers as they continue to recover from the recession. They are, however, increasingly focusing on the non-prime consumer market. These findings, according to the Mercator Advisory Group, indicate credit standards are ultimately beginning to loosen as…

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Moviegoers Get Incentives With MasterCard Prepaid Card

MasterCard launched its “Get Loot” entertainment-based program, giving U.S. consumers and avid movie fans the opportunity to experience the movies with friends and family like never before by using a MasterCard Prepaid card. With this, from July 1-October 31, when consumers purchase a MasterCard Prepaid card online or in-store from Western Union from NetSpend, they will receive two free movie tickets while supplies last. Every time they use the card between July 1 and December 31, cardholders will be automatically entered for a chance to win a VIP all-expenses paid trip to a 2012 movie premiere. Throughout the campaign, avid moviegoers will have the opportunity to win additional “loot” via surprise in-theater promotions at select theaters across the country.

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Discover Tour Winners Awarded Summer Vacation

Discover is sending a Southern California family with a passion for roller coasters on the ultimate all-American summer vacation: a coast-to-coast road trip to visit five Six Flags theme parks across the country. The Discover Coaster to Coaster Tour builds upon the second year of the partnership between Discover and Six Flags that provides cardmembers with valuable savings and exclusive benefits at Six Flags theme parks across the United States. Roller coaster enthusiast and longtime Discover cardmember Kurt Dahlin, of Santa Clarita Valley in California, his wife Michelle, and their sons Kyle (age 15) and Aaron (age 12) will begin the tour July 8 at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, California. For three weeks the Dahlin family will visit Six Flag parks in Atlanta, Dallas and New Jersey, and complete the tour at Six Flags Great America in Chicago. Discover cardmembers enjoy exclusive perks and benefits at Six Flags parks, including an instant five percent discount on purchases around the parks and online when they use their Discover Card.

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The SSL Store Achieves PCI Compliance

The SSL Store Platinum Partner of major brand SSL Certificate Authorities bolstered its credibility by withstanding the rigorous tests of Trustwave TrustKeeper. theSSLstore.com views PCI Compliance (aka PCI-DSS Compliance) as a major forward step for any organization to prove its security standing on a global scale and wanted to prove its own compliance as a statement for those considering the same. The SSL Store has additionally decided to sell the product at a discounted rate as an enhancement of its security portfolio, since determining PCI Compliance has become so crucial to all companies handling credit card numbers and other sensitive financial information.

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Ceridian Wins Patent Case

Ceridian Stored Value Solutions (SVS) won its patent case against Card Activation Technologies, indicating 33 of the 36 claims of Card Activation Technologies, Inc.’s U.S. Patent No. 6,032,859 are invalid. Card Activation Technologies stipulated the remaining three claims are also invalid. SVS filed this lawsuit seeking to invalidate all of the claims of U.S. Patent No. 6,032,859 because Card Activation Technologies, Inc. had previously sued a number of SVS’s customers asserting that SVS’s card products infringed the patent.

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Gemalto Division Recognized by Connected World

Aerotel Medical Systems, a leading global supplier of advanced remote monitoring solutions for telehealth and telecare, and its partner Cinterion, the global leader in cellular machine-to-machine (M2M) communication and a Gemalto company, announce winning the Connected World Magazine’s prestigious gold Value Chain Award in the home health category for Aerotel’s e-CliniQ™ system and the Connect-CELL™ telehealth homecare hub. Connected World Magazine’s Value Chain Awards honor the most successful corporate adopters of M2M technology and the solution providers that make their success possible. The Aerotel Connect-CELL hub automatically collects data from Bluetooth-enabled medical sensing devices as well as wired devices and uses a Cinterion M2M module to securely send data over cellular networks to a health monitoring center.

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C-Sam and Multicard Deploy mobile payment solution

C-SAM and Multicard have finalized a partnership to provide C-SAM’s Mobile Transaction Platform (MTP) and related M-Commerce and M-Payments services to Multicard’s customers. C-SAM is a pioneer in secure mobile transactions offering a range of mobile phone based financial and non-financial services for consumers to securely conduct transactions in the real and virtual environments using their existing smart and feature mobile phones and networks. The Company’s patented MTP enables carriers, banks, and service providers to deliver secure mobile phone based transaction services for finance, retail, healthcare and government applications.

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RWE, INSYS icom and Cinterion Win 2011 Connected Award

RWE Effizienz GmbH, a leading European provider for intelligent system solutions for electric vehicle charging facilities, INSYS icom, a leading industrial data communications specialist, and Cinterion, the global leader in M2M communications modules and a Gemalto company, announced winning the Connected World Magazine’s prestigious Value Chain Award for the RWE Smart-Station eCar charging infrastructure. The Value Chain Award honors the most successful corporate adopters of M2M technology and the solution providers that make their success possible. RWE’s Smart-Station provides convenient charging for electric vehicles at six times the speed of traditional electric outlets, and three times faster than competing charging stations. The INSYS icom M2M controller powered by Cinterion’s award-winning TC63i M2M module automatically facilitates all refueling tasks and data communications including vehicle authentication and authorization, charging activation, meter reading, billing and consumer communications. RWE Smart-Stations are currently being deployed throughout Europe in public spaces, parking lots and at customers’ homes and businesses.

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