Fintech to Manage Dane County FCU eBanking

Dane County Credit Union selected FinTech’s “Geezeo” online financial management (OFM) tools, personal financial management (PFM), social networking and web-based marketing platforms. Dane County Credit Union’s Marketing VP indicated a personal financial management tool to our online services will enhance our members’ financial situations and simplify their busy lives. The Credit Union sees PFM as a key component in their efforts to build a strong product line for their members and potential new members.

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Citi Named Best Global Transaction Banking House

Citi was named Best Global Emerging Markets Bank and Best Global Transaction Banking House by Euromoney magazine as part of its Euromoney Awards for Excellence 2011. Euromoney is one of the world’s leading monthly financial publications focusing on the banking industry. Their Awards for Excellence is currently in their 20th year. The global awards were presented on July 7th at a dinner in London, and the full list of awards winners will appear in Euromoney’s August issue.

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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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Issuers to Look Hard at Non-Prime Credit Card Segments

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 card issuers continue to…

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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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