MoneyGram International to Participate at Investor Events

MoneyGram International global money transfer company will participate in the J.P. Morgan Technology, Media and Telecom conference on May 17 and the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Services One-on-One Conference on May 25. During the 39th Annual J.P. Morgan Technology, Media and Telecom Conference in Boston on May 17, MoneyGram will be represented by Pamela Patsley, chairman and CEO, Alex Holmes, senior vice president of investor relations and corporate strategy, and Ian Dunhill, vice president finance.

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Western Union Launches App For M-Remittance

Western Union global payment services has introduced a new app that will allow anyone in the U.S. to send a Western Union money transfer directly from a mobile phone. Now available for iPhone, iPad and iTouch, the app can be downloaded via the Apple App Store and will be made available for BlackBerry and Android devices eventually. It allows consumers to send a Western Union Money Transfer transaction directly from their mobile phones using a credit or debit card. The funds are available for pickup generally within minutes at more than 400,000 Western Union Agent locations in 200 countries and territories, including within the United States.

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Prepaid Card Holdings Changes Name

Prepaid Card Holdings, a provider of financial services in the prepaid debit card industry, has changed its name to PrepaYd, Inc. and notified FINRA of the corporate action. FINRA subsequently notified the company’s name change took effect on May 12th. The purpose of the name change is to match the Company’s new brand, “PrepaYd”, and to reflect the expansion of the Company’s business plan to provide additional prepaid products besides prepaid debit cards. PrepaYd offers prepaid debit cards to America’s estimated 60 million underbanked citizens.

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Misys upgrades Sophis Value

Misys application software and services company, announces the launch of Misys Sophis Value 4.2. The latest version of its award-winning investment management solution significantly improves risk management capabilities, broadens asset class coverage and enhances operational efficiency for buy-side firms. Investment managers will benefit from the new enhancements in the solution which have been developed as a result of market changes and customer feedback. VALUE 4.2 brings buy-side customers complete cross-asset class coverage through a single integrated investment platform. The new solution allows users to make more informed decisions about their portfolio and trades, allowing firms to enhance overall performance.

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Groupement des Cartes Bancaires joins GlobalPlatform

Groupement des Cartes Bancaires French Economic Interest Group (EIG) which manages CB interbank, payment and cash withdrawal systems, has joined GlobalPlatform. This allows Groupement de Cartes Bancaires to keep abreast of key technical specifications from GlobalPlatform that support emerging payment trends. Standardizing the management of applications on secure chip technology, GlobalPlatform also welcomes member debates on the future direction and development of the association’s technology advancements.

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Travelex deploys Alaric’s payments fraud detection

Alaric international fraud prevention and payments software provider announced Travelex foreign exchange company has deployed Alaric’s ‘Fractals’ payments fraud detection platform in Sydney. Travelex’s Dynamic Currency Conversion (DCC) service permits international cardholders to be charged in their local currency when purchasing goods and services. An essential part of its merchant service offering is the ability to accurately detect potentially fraudulent activity in real-time on the merchant network. Travelex turned to Alaric to deliver its ‘Fractals’ fraud detection platform to monitor all merchant traffic and raise instant alerts on suspicious activity.

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South Indian Bank Opens 500th ATM

South Indian Bank unveiled its 500th ATM. The bank has plans to open 100 ATM Centers during the current fiscal and also 61 CBS branches to take the total to 700. With the up-gradation of technology , SIB has been offering a host of hi-tech products which enables the customers bank from anywhere. For this the Bank has launched various value-added products and services like Global Debit-cum-ATM card, Internet Banking, Mobile Banking etc. South Indian Bank’s Global ATM-Cum-Debit Cards are now acceptable in the International Network Systems of VISA and Master Card. SIB customers can access 1.7 million ATM outlets of VISA around the world, shop at various Visa authorized merchant outlets and avail all the benefits of Visa Debit-Cards. South Indian Bank’s Global ATM-Cum-Debit Cards can be also used in 8,30,000 ATMs & 7 million POS terminals.

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Delays On Swipe Fee Regulation Pointless

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Regulations that would reduce swipe fees by about 70% are scheduled to take effect July 21, but the banking industry is pushing for a bill to delay reform by two years and further study. To this, Bernanke has responded against calls for delay, indicating the Fed would not have final regulations…

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ViVOtech Now wants in on Hypercom U.S. Assets

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] But the ink’s dry! The deal’s done! Verifone bought out Hypercom, right? Not so fast… After making announcements to sell U.S. assets to France’s Ingenico SA for $54 million in cash, ViVOtech NFC software and systems now wants in, for which it has approached Verifone more than once. Following its first…

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Radiant Systems Launches Retailer mPlatform

Radiant Systems unveiled CPMobile new mobile software platform for retailers. Fully-integrated with Radiant Retail’s POS, inventory management and e-mail marketing technology, CPMobile’s initial component is a mobile POS checkout and customer service application that will run on the Apple iPod Touch and iPhone platforms. It will be widely available this summer. CPMobile will integrate with a retailer’s existing CounterPoint system to facilitate intuitive, user-friendly and secure mobile checkout capabilities for businesses of all sizes. The application can send receipts through e-mail, helping retailers build loyalty by collecting customer data for future e-mail marketing campaigns.

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VeriFone And Hypercom Comment DOJ Civil Complaint

VeriFone Systems and Hypercom Corporation commented on the civil antitrust lawsuit filed by the United States Department of Justice (“DOJ”) against VeriFone and Hypercom. In an effort to resolve potential antitrust issues with the merger, Hypercom announced on April 4, 2011, that it had entered into an agreement to sell its U.S. point-of-sale terminal business to Ingenico S.A. To better understand the DOJ concerns and assess various options for the planned divestiture of Hypercom’s U.S. business, including the possibility of a divestiture to an alternative buyer, the companies will work with the department to clarify intentions, upon which the companies hope for completed merger in 2H/11.

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