eMazzanti Technologies Intros PCI DSS Compliance Center for Online Merchants

A new website and knowledge center from eMazzanti Technologies PCI DSS support specialist provides information and a free PCI DSS compliance network assessment. The PCI DSS website knowledge center provides online businesses with the information and resources they need to become compliant. Visitors can get a free network assessment for PCI compliance; access a live podcast entitled: “Ten Myths of PCI Compliance;” download two white papers: “Finding Value in a Turbulent Economy with PCI DSS” and “PCI Requirements Mapping”; and find IT and PCI experts to implement solutions across businesses of all sizes. eMazzanti Technologies provides a six-step PCI DSS Compliance strategy to help protect website customers from a data breach and online merchants from legal and financial repercussions.

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Discover Bank and BJ’s Kick-Off Gift Card Offer

Discover Bank and BJ’s Wholesale Club are offering BJ’s “Inner Circle” members a gift card for opening a Discover savings account. The $25 BJ’s Gift Card and Rewards members will receive a $75 BJ’s gift card when they open a qualifying online savings account, money market account or certificate of deposit account through Discover Bank. Current BJ’s members must open a Discover online savings account with an initial deposit of at least $1,500, or open a Discover CD or money market account with an initial deposit of at least $2,500. All minimum balances must remain in the account for 90 days after the funding date to receive the gift card.

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TransEngen & iStream Forge Strategic Partnership

TransEngen transaction processing technology for healthcare has formed a strategic relationship with iStream Financial Services, a fixture in the Remote Deposit Capture (RDC) and payments industry. In doing so, TransEngen certified iStream’s Remote Deposit Capture and ACH payments platform, their strategic relationship helps to equip their healthcare clients and other business associates with a combined, best-in-class patient payments management solution. The TransEngen “Revenue Maximizer” payments solution integrates multiple offerings on one processing platform, including credit/debit card, electronic check conversion/ACH, Remote Deposit Capture, and online payments via a Patient Payment Portal.

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FINANCIAL PLUS FCU SELECTS CO-OP CREDIT

Seeking both operational efficiency and cost-savings, Financial Plus FCU has selected CA-based CO-OP Credit for credit card transaction processing, in addition to the debit/ATM processing already provided by CO-OP Financial Services. CO-OP Financial Services offers clients the simplicity and lower processing costs of a bundled debit and credit solution. CO-OP Credit is an internal credit processing solution provided through a single connection to the host and delivered with the same CO-OP fraud, chargeback and credit union servicing processes used for debit and ATM program support.

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EFT Source Introduces Instant Card Issuance

EFT Source announced its “Card@Once” product for financial institutions to easily and more affordably issue cards instantly. It allows banks and credit unions to provide debit, prepaid or reloadable cards to customers on-site within seconds. EFT Source partnered with Evolis, worldwide manufacturer of card printers, to develop the proprietary equipment, and the first Card@Once machines were delivered last week and are in service. When a customer requests a card, the data is securely transferred from the branch location to EFT Source. The data is immediately processed and converted into a print file that is sent back to the branch electronically, which “Card@Once” encodes. THe card is then printed and issued and ready for use.

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Mortgagebot Announces Marketing Agreement With COCC

COCC will now recommend the integrated, multi-channel Mortgagebot “PowerSite” POS platform to its clients and prospects as a preferred solution. The Mortgagebot “PowerSite” platform for mortgage POS automation integrates a lender’s consumer-direct mortgage Web site with every other mortgage POS channel. The “PowerSite” platform is an integrated POS (IPOS) platform with award-winning, “smart” application technology that enables online consumers, branch staff, call-center representatives, and loan officers to complete error-free mortgage applications in as little as 20 minutes.

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CashTrans Upgrades Enmark ATM Fleet

Enmark Stations has partnered with CashTrans to upgrade its entire ATM fleet to ensure all Enmark stores have the latest and most advanced ATM equipment available to their customers. This also helps the retailer meet mandates for the enhanced capabilities for Americans with disabilities. Retailers across the U.S. have until March 15, 2012 to upgrade their ATM equipment to comply with the new ADA ATM regulations that include requirements for voice guidance, input controls, height, reach and signage.

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Agilent Technologies Upgrades Single Quadrupole Family

Agilent Technologies introduced a number of performance enhancements to its 6100B Series single quadrupole liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry (LC/MS) platform. At the entry level of the Agilent single quad LC/MS portfolio, the 6120B now has POS/NEG switching that is 10 times faster than the previous instrument. Switching speed up to 30 milliseconds provides more information from each injection, even with narrow LC peaks. Scan speed also increases substantially, from 2,500 u/sec to 5250 u/sec for higher confidence molecule identification and confirmation.

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NuWallet Application Makes M-Phone Shopping Easier

According to a recent survey by Adobe Scene7, “easy checkout” was singled out as the most important mobile-shopping feature among respondents. In response, NuWallet has developed an application that cuts the mobile checkout process from minutes to just a few seconds by auto-populating all of the user’s billing information to securely complete a transaction. The NuWallet app also eliminates the potential of billing input errors, which not only frustrates the customer, but also increases the likelihood of shopper abandonment resulting in lost revenue for merchants. NuWallet, Inc. was founded by a team of experienced veterans representing credit card processing; merchant services; banking and cash management and the Internet industry.

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RDM Corporation Certifies Its RDM Connect Scanner with FTNI

Financial Transmission Network remittance processing solutions (FTNI) has completed its certification to support the RDM “Connect” auto feed multi-feature check scanner with its “ETran” platform. Integrating RDM “Connect’s” multi-functional scanner to process checks, swipe credit and debit cards and capture ID cards facilitates the merchant’s desire to simplify payment acceptance. The “ETran” receivables platform lets merchants process Remote Deposit Capture, ACH and credit/debit cards, all from a single platform. FTNI’s PCI compliant solution satisfies the growing demand for payment diversity by accommodating mail-in, walk-in, call-in and web payments, while also providing posting files to allow the merchant to clear and post payments in a single pass.

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AIB Deploys Gemalto online banking security

Allied Irish Banks is deploying the Gemalto “Ezio” solution to provide added online banking services security. The “Ezio” solution includes strong authentication software, “Ezio Club EMV” card readers and consulting services. The driver behind the upgrade is to further develop AIB’s online offering with new and enhanced financial services for the benefit of customers. The “Ezio Club” reader is used to verify and sign transaction details, such as amount transferred and account credited, for a “sign-what-you-see” security measure ensures authenticity of the Internet Banking session while protecting the cardholder.

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ATM deployer Sees drop in ATM cash withdrawals

Spark ATM Systems’ Spark Cash Index reported a sharp drop in the average ATM cash withdrawal in May, with the average cash withdrawal in down from R423 (U.S. $62.32) in April to R406 (U.S. $59.82), according to the Spark Cash Index. Measuring cash withdrawals from 1,200 Spark ATMs deployed in South Africa, the Spark Cash Index concluded April 2011’s withdrawal figures were up 4.78% compared with April 2010, and May 2011’s withdrawal average was up only 1% on May 2010.

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