WorldPay Offers mPayments on CellPoint Mobile

WorldPay has kicked off its m-payment reseller program on CellPoint Mobile “mPoint” mobile payment platform. With this, WorldPay can now process any type of mobile payment, such as remote mobile payments, proximity, online and POS transactions. Also, “mPoint” allows WorldPay to tailor the payment solution for seamless mobile payment services for the retail and transport industries. The company’s portfolio will now include CellPoint Mobile’s “mPoint” mobile payment solution, the “mTicket” transport solution and “mRetail” product suite to provide the optimum mobile payment service for consumers and passengers.

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Paymetric Announces Annual Customer Innovation Awards

Paymetric integrated and secure enterprise payment acceptance solutions announced the finalists of the 2011 Paymetric Customer Innovation Awards, honoring its clients’ exceptional and innovative achievements. The award for the Most Innovative Use of Tokenization goes to McKesson, xpedex, and Sage North America; the Best Use of Technology category recognizes MBS Textbook Exchange Inc., LTD Commodities, Victoriknox Swiss Army, Boston Apparel Group, LEGO Systems Inc., and Burton Snowboards; the Best Global Use of Technology: LEGO Systems Inc., Lenovo Group LTD, Nobel Biocare, Procter & Gamble, and Whirlpool Corporation; the Best Use of Data Intercept Technology goes to LEGO Systems and Whirlpool Corporation; Product Innovation recognizes J.Crew, LTD Commodities, J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc.®, MBS Textbook Exchange Inc., NetVentures Corporation, Lenovo Group LTD, and Boston Apparel Group; and the Client Services Collaboration goes to Whirlpool Corporation, Lennox International, LEGO Systems Inc., J. J. Keller & Associates, and Movado Group; while Solution Extensibility goes to J. J. Keller & Associates and McKesson.

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Open Solutions Launches On-Demand Services

Open Solutions has made available its package of on-demand services through its “Global Operations Center (GOC)” to its on-demand clients. With this, users have access to advanced technology and expertise; cost savings and efficiency; enhanced flexibility; reduced operational risk; and freedom to focus on core competencies. The Open Solutions’ “GOC” modern computing facility provides single-source processing for an institution’s core system as well as ancillary solutions, such as item processing, loan origination, relationship management, financial accounting, Internet banking and more. This allows on-demand clients to reduce costs, address complex regulatory requirements, access scalable computing resources, and focus on their primary business rather than their IT infrastructure. This was made possible through the Open Solution partnership with HEIT cloud-delivered managed services for community financial institutions, which will provide server, desktop, printer and internal network performance monitoring and management services to ensure the function and efficiency of clients’ mission-critical resources.

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Kmart Launches Western Union Walk-in Payments Service

Kmart is now offering Western Union’s enhanced Payments Service with its expanded biller network and a fast transaction completion. Through the more than 1,200 participating new locations, the Western Union Payments Service will let Kmart shoppers pay their bills and conduct remittance. The improved payments service no longer requires forms after the first transaction and enables consumers to find and identify billers more easily (no “code cities”), while offering consumers flexible payment delivery speeds in addition to web-based and text payment options. The expanded network provides consumers the ability to make walk-in bill payments to most billers nation-wide.

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Bluepoint Inks Georgia United FCU

Bluepoint Solutions, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and provider of remote deposit capture, item processing and enterprise content management solutions for financial institutions, has forged processing agreements with Georgia United Credit Union. With this, Bluepoint Solutions will furnish its comprehensive content management and check capture and processing solution, which the credit union selected based on its content management suite. This includes the Bluepoint “Receipt Manager” and “Transaction Manager” for enhanced transaction balancing and research. Bluepoint will also provide its end-to-end item processing suite including “ImagePoint Foundation” multi-endpoint image exchange engine, and teller, home, and mobile capture points.

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Dollar Financial to Present at JMP Conference

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Dollar Financial, a leading international diversified financial services company serving primarily unbanked and under-banked consumers for over 30 years, announced that Jeff Weiss, Chairman and CEO, and Randy Underwood, Executive Vice President and CFO, will present at the Tenth Annual JMP Securities Research Conference on Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at 10:30…

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Bank of America Announces Tornado Relief Support

Bank of America announced a $500,000 commitment to the American Red Cross to aid victims of the tornadoes that swept across the Southern and Eastern United States. This includes a $400,000 grant to support efforts in North Carolina and a $100,000 grant to help with immediate and long-term recovery efforts in Oklahoma, Virginia, Mississippi and Alabama. Some of the hardest hit areas are still inaccessible, and officials are still assessing damage throughout the state. Bank of America has been in contact with the Governor’s office, which is leading the response and has declared a state of emergency.

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Elavon Certifies Precidia Transnet

Precidia Technologies Internet Protocol (IP) payment and networking products announced its “POSLynx220” with “TransNet” integrated payment solution has achieved Level 2 certification from leading global payments provider Elavon. This advanced certification means that merchants using Precidia’s “TransNet” payment application can cost effectively and securely process mail order/telephone order (MOTO) and e-commerce transactions, and can transmit CVV card data. The TransNet payment engine application, housed on Precidia’s secure POSLynx220 payment router, integrates seamlessly with ECRs, POS systems and other retail payment systems. Pre-certified with most credit, debit, gift and loyalty card processors, the complete solution is PCI PA-DSS validated, and features SSL encryption for additional peace of mind. For enhanced reliability, the POSLynx220 features automatic dial back-up in case of network failure.

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Yodlee Partners to Expand Boursorama Banking Platform

Yodlee online personal financial management (PFM) and revenue-generating payments solutions partnered with Boursorama to launch secure, comprehensive personal financial management. Within Boursorama’s Money Center personal financial management, Yodlee is powering the “Money Center” free of charge to Boursorama Bank customers. With this, users can track and analyze spending by category; manage scheduled transactions; and review historical data. Also users can automatically import accounts from any major French bank with only a few clicks to receive a comprehensive and actionable overview of finances and transactions.

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Elavon Certifies Precidia Transnet

Precidia Technologies Internet Protocol (IP) payment and networking products announced its “POSLynx220” with “TransNet” integrated payment solution has achieved Level 2 certification from leading global payments provider Elavon. This advanced certification means that merchants using Precidia’s “TransNet” payment application can cost effectively and securely process mail order/telephone order (MOTO) and e-commerce transactions, and can transmit CVV card data. The TransNet payment engine application, housed on Precidia’s secure POSLynx220 payment router, integrates seamlessly with ECRs, POS systems and other retail payment systems. Pre-certified with most credit, debit, gift and loyalty card processors, the complete solution is PCI PA-DSS validated, and features SSL encryption for additional peace of mind. For enhanced reliability, the POSLynx220 features automatic dial back-up in case of network failure.

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SERVERSIDE GROUP OFFERS PCI DSS-COMPLIANT ZERO INTEGRATION

The Serverside Group is now offering issuers a low cost, hassle-free way to run card customization programs on the PCI DSS-compliant solution from Datapipe managed service provider. Allowing Serverside Group to capture and securely host cardholder data itself, this offers issuers a zero integration system with less cost to implement a card customization program. The Serverside Groupʼs “AllAboutMe” card customization technology focuses on boosting card usage levels, increase average balances and improve both acquisition and retention rates. Datapipe offers a single provider solution for managing and securing mission-critical IT services, including cloud computing, infrastructure as a service, platform as a service, colocation and data centers.

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GlobalPlatform issues trusted service specs for NFC

GlobalPlatform released a standard language which uses web services to facilitate secure and interoperable communication between trusted service managers (TSMs) and the rest of the mobile near field communication (NFC) ecosystem. Free to download from the GlobalPlatform website, two new specifications released by the organization address the communication needs of TSMs, which are independent and trusted third parties that facilitate the provisioning and secure management of mobile contactless services. TSMs must be capable of interacting with all mobile network operators and service providers in an interoperable and secure manner. This will ensure that all parties deploying and managing mobile NFC applications can transport messages efficiently using web services.

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