Borsa Italiana appoints new board

The Shareholder Meeting of Borsa Italiana has appointed the new Board of Directors for the period 2011-2014 which is composed of Nicolas Bertrand, Gian Luca Bolengo, Janet Cohen, Alessandro Decio, Alessandro Di Michele, Carmine Di Noia, Raffaele Jerusalmi, Marina Forquet Famiglietti, Massimo Mocio, Pietro Sella, Antoine Shagoury, Massimo Tononi. The Shareholder Meeting of Borsa Italiana has also appointed the Board of Auditors composed of Roberto Ruozi (Chairman), Giuseppe Levi and Mauro Coazzoli (Active Statutory Auditors), Arturo Sanguinetti and Nicola Frangi (Substitute Statutory Auditors). Later the Board of Directors of Borsa Italiana appointed Massimo Tononi1 Chairman of the Company and confirmed Janet Cohen Vice President and Raffele Jerusalmi CEO. The Board of Directors of Borsa Italiana has appointed a new Nomination Committee, composed of Janet Cohen, Pietro Sella e Massimo Tononi. And a new Consultation Committee composed of Giorgio Basile, Giampio Bracchi, Fabio Galli, Lucrezia Geraci, Gianluca Gugliotta, Giovanni Sabatini.

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Javelin Awards Top Identity Fraud-Preventing Card Issuers

In the wake of the Citi card breach-wherein about 3,400 accounts were accessed and $2.7 million was stolen- there are some revealing new findings out on the top 23 card issuers. Ranking these card issuers on its “Prevention, Detection and Resolution” fraud model, Javelin made available its “Seventh Annual Card Issuer’s Safety Scorecard,” identifying such…

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AmEx Offers Facebook Ads for Membership Rewards Points

American Express is now allowing Cardmembers to pay for Facebook Ads using Membership Rewards points, marking the first time any company has connected a rewards program to advertising spend in this way. American Express’ industry-leading Membership Rewards program is a featured benefit used by millions of American Express small business and consumer Cardmembers. Facebook is the most popular social media site for small business owners,1 and Facebook’s advertising platform reaches more than 500 million people globally. With the addition of Membership Rewards points as a payment option, business owners now have a powerful new way to build their businesses through the rapidly growing area of social media advertising.

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Inside Secure and ZTE Deploy mobile NFC

Inside Secure semiconductor solutions for secure transactions has expanded its partnership with ZTE Corporation to integrate Inside’s NFC technology into ZTE’s GSM and next-generation TD-SCDMA smartphone platform, which is based on the Android OS. The NFC solution INSIDE and ZTE is based on the INSIDE “MicroRead” NFC controller and the companion “Open NFC” protocol stack. It will enable consumers in China and elsewhere to use ZTE 3G smartphones for a broad range of secure NFC applications, including payments, transportation, loyalty, ticketing and access control.

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Global Blue Deploys Hypercom Payment Solutions

Hypercom partnered to market Global Blue’s “OneInterface” payment integration tool and Hypercom’s payment systems to retailers around the world. The Global Blue “OneInterface” systems integration tool streamlines and simplifies the way in which retail POS business systems connect to payment devices, such as those offered by Hypercom. It ultimately relieves POS business system of payment-related responsibilities such as device and estate management, processor and gateway communication, and most importantly PCI scope. Devices such as the Hypercom Optimum T4220 receive smart commands from the “OneInterface” app and send authorization and settlement messages directly to the processor or bank.

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gotoBilling Joins Secure Vault Payments Network

gotoBilling announced they will join the Secure Vault Payments network and offer Secure Vault Payments through their resale partners to businesses throughout the United States in July. Secure Vault Payments is a safe, secure and private online payment network developed by NACHA ” The Electronic Payments Association® and eWise, a payments and online financial management solutions provider. The Secure Vault Payments (SVP) network links consumers, financial institutions, merchants and billers, providing value to all stakeholders in the payment chain. It gives financial institutions the only online payment option that provides real-time authorization of funds and guaranteed payments for ACH transactions at costs typically lower than traditional and other alternative payment methods.

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Jack Henry ships tablet deposit scanner

Jack Henry & Associates computer systems and electronic payment solutions primarily for financial services organizations, introduced Remote Deposit Anywhere, a mobile, tablet device, and flatbed scanner remote deposit capture solution provided by its ProfitStars division as part of its Enterprise Payment Solutions platform. This ASP solution enables financial institutions to offer retail and small business customers the option to deposit checks from a compatible smartphone, camera-enabled tablet device, or flatbed scanner. Remote Deposit Anywhere will help banks and credit unions retain and attract new customers and members by expanding the available deposit channels.

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PayCommerce Announces Processor-Agnostic Gateway Services

PayCommerce announced a processor-agnostic gateway platform that empowers ISOs to deliver cloud-based, integrated payment services to existing and future customers without having to change existing processors and with which they can add on multiple new processors using a single point of integration. The PayCommerce PCI DSS Level 1 – validated payments platform provides a single source for all customer billing and payment activity and access to multiple processors and payment types, fraud management, Level 3 data, and mobile payment solutions. Processors currently supported or being integrated within the next 60 days include: Chase Paymentech, TSYS, Elavon, Global Payments, WorldPay, and First Data.

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Regions to Offer Western Union Global Money Transfer and Payment Services

Regions Bank and Western Union payment services forged out agreement to offer the Western Union global money transfer service and the Western Union expedited bill pay service across 1,700 Regions Bank locations in the U.S. Through the bank’s agreement with Western Union, Regions Bank accountholders and walk-in consumers will have the ability to send and receive domestic or international money transfers and make same-day payments conveniently and quickly to members of Western Union’s growing Biller network. The services will be available later this year at Regions Bank branches in the 16 states the bank serves. Plans also include offering Western Union online services to Regions Bank online customers.

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JCB International Appoints Chairman, CEO

JCB International appointed Takao Kawanishi Chairman and CEO at its recent shareholders’ meeting. Having served as VP, JCBI, since June 2010, Kawanishi, has also served as President and CEO of JCB since June 2010, joined JCB in an advisory capacity in May 2010. He has in-depth expertise and broad experience gained in his 39 years in the banking industry, starting with the Sanwa Bank, Limited, followed by UFJ Holdings, Inc., UFJ Bank, Ltd., and the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd. Before joining JCB, Mr. Kawanishi held a number of senior management roles at the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd., including Managing Director, Senior Managing Director and Deputy President.

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Oberthur Receives ACT Canada International Innovation Awards

Oberthur Technologies secure technologies, received two International Innovation Awards from ACT Canada, presented at its annual Cardware 2011 conference. Oberthur Technologies was a gold award recipient in the hardware category for CityGo USB™, a versatile contactless device that allows travelers to securely download transit tickets from the Internet and use them to avoid long lines at the station. In the software category, meanwhile, Oberthur Technologies was a silver award recipient for system-One™, a turnkey issuance and post issuance system for all electronic or traditional identification documents, including passports, national identity cards, driving licenses, voting cards, military cards, secure access badges and health cards. At ACT Canada’s 2009 event Oberthur Technologies received second place in the Banking/Finance category for “FlyBuy Sticker,” a contactless payment device that can be attached to any surface including a mobile phone, PDA, MP3 player or key ring.

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