TNS Launches Enhanced Payment Gateway

TNS had achieved PA DSS validation for the POS payment client, a component of the TNSPay gateway solution for multi-channel retailers. Pre-accredited by UK and Irish acquirers as well as PCI DSS certified, its “TNSPay” lets merchants process EMV Chip and PIN, eCommerce, mail and telephone order transactions. The fully managed service simplifies complex payments challenges and allows merchants to reduce the amount of card data in their environment, helping them greatly in their efforts to achieve PCI DSS compliance. It also supports contactless transactions at the point-of-sale, at a time when this form of payment is poised to expand rapidly in the UK and Ireland. Major retailers, including The Co-Operative Food, have recently announced plans to allow customers to make payments of up to GBP15 by “tapping” their cards against readers. This removes the need for cardholders to enter PINs, reduces queue times and potentially helps retailers increase sales.

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MoneyGram Partners to Offer mTop-Up

MoneyGram International and Iris Wireless have partnered to provide global prepaid mobile top-up services for Filipinos living in the United States. With this, MoneyGram will provide load service for U.S. consumers who want to re-load the cell phone minutes of individuals in the Philippines who use Iris Wireless’ partner Globe Telecom as their service provider. MoneyGram is a leader in the payment services industry, and Iris Wireless is a leading provider of messaging services that is connected to more than 850 network operators in 200 countries. International mobile top-up, a complementary service to MoneyGram’s global money transfer business, gives U.S. consumers another way to support those living or traveling abroad by purchasing airtime credits on their behalf.

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OKI Data Americas Awarded by BERTL

OKI Data Americas has received the BERTL’s “4-Star, Highly Recommended” award for the MC361 and MC561 Single Pass Color digital LED multifunction printers. The award follows extensive testing and technical evaluation of OKI Data Americas products by BERTL, an independent testing laboratory whose purpose is to provide objective, independent product evaluation reports and comparative analysis on imaging devices and software workflow solutions. BERTL has identified the MC361 and MC561 models as a good return on investment (ROI) for buyers. Some of the key highlights in the BERTL reports include:

HD Color printing technology for outstanding print and copy quality
Standard 50-sheet reversing automatic document feeder (RADF)
Multi-tasking functionality standard, enabling two tasks to be performed at once
Full-featured fax with dual access functionality and 4MB fax memory
Multiple scan to locations: PC, network, FTP, e-mail or USB memory stick
Banner printing capability on sheets up to 52″ in length
Separate CMYK toner cartridges for lower cost of operation
Compact design to fit in the smallest environments
ENERGY STAR® compliant

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Fiserv Delivers to Borrowers Self-Service Loan Management

Fiserv has made available to its client lenders two high-demand self-service channels with its “LoanServ” solution. Enhancing borrower relationships, “LoanServ: LoanLink” from Fiserv gives users access to update their loan information in real-time on the Internet or iPhone/iPad app. The “LoanLink” service provides lenders a self-service channel to reduce the volume on other channels and allows them to customize the module to address the specific needs. These include account cross referencing; loan payments; payoff requests; payment histories; address and contact information updates; customer financial information; and information about loan modification and alternate options.

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Bank of America Amends Results for FIA Card Services

Bank of America has amended previously filed call reports for 2009 and 2010 for its FIA Card Services subsidiary thanks to changes to processes covering legal entities implemented in 2010. The amendment covers all eight quarterly periods from 2009 and 2010 and is in call reports filed with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the FDIC, is thanks to a deteriorating credit quality and the adverse impact from The CARD Act on Bank of America’s credit card operations in 2009. It involves a non-cash, non-tax deductible charge related to a $20.3 billion goodwill impairment at FIA, which has now been recorded for that legal entity for the first half of 2009. Included in the amended call reports was the reversal of a $10.4 billion writedown of goodwill taken at FIA during 2010. Bank of America recorded a $10.4 billion impairment in the carrying value of the goodwill of Global Card Services in the third quarter of 2010 as previously reported.

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Fiserv Delivers Discover E-Bills

Discover Financial Services is now offering electronic bills through the more than 3,000 banks and credit unions in the Fiserv bill payment network. Cardmembers who pay their Discover bill online at their financial institution website will see an icon notifying them that a paperless, electronic version of their bill is now available at that site, and will be able to sign up for the service immediately. According to the 2010 Fiserv Billing Household Survey, e-bill recipients are more satisfied with, and loyal to, both the company that sends the bill and the financial institution where it is received. Thirty-seven percent of those who received e-bills at a financial institution website stated that e-bills improved their relationship with the company from which they received the bill, and 33 percent indicated paperless billing made them less likely to switch to a competitor.

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Ceridian Corporation Makes List of Top Outsourcers

Ceridian Corporation managed human resource, payroll outsourcing, workforce management, and employee benefits administration has been named to the
International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP) 2011 Global Outsourcing 100 list for the sixth consecutive year. Offering an essential references for companies seeking new and expanded relationships with the best companies in the industry, the list includes companies from around the world that provide the full spectrum of outsourcing services – not just information technology and business process outsourcing, but also facility services, real estate and capital asset management, manufacturing and logistics.

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AVE INVESTMENTS Launches $999 Integrated PC Tablet POS

AVE INVESTMENTS has made available its “iRegister,” combining the pcCashdrawer tablet and POS peripherals. Boasting small size, low cost and green technology, the POS system combines PC Windows pcCashdrawer Tablet and POS peripherals for both a stationary and a mobile POS system, as it can be un-docked and used for portable customer service and store manager applications. With a price tag of $999, the “iRegister” liberates merchants to conduct consumer retail transactions, inventory management, order taking, or sales floor customer service applications anywhere they go.

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Gemalto Provides Authentication Solution for Hospital Network Data

The Seattle Children’s Hospital has implemented Gemalto’s “Protiva” security solutions with its Strong Authentication Server for two factor authentication devices and technical support services. Offering the hospital access to its servers, networks and VPNs, Gemalto will equip 4,500 clinicians and IT administrators with Gemalto’s convenient portable multifactor authentication capability on the “Protiva .NET” solution to leverage the intrinsic “plug and play” capabilities of their existing Microsoft infrastructure. This includes the flexibility to deploy three types of .NET devices provisioned and managed through Protiva Strong Authentication Server – the .NET USB key, the .NET Dual token, and the Easy OTP token, effectively replacing all legacy tokens.

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Solvport expands services to NCR and Diebold ATMs

Solvport outsourced, off-premises ATM and kiosk services is now providing support for NCR and Diebold ATMs, to which it has expanded its field service, technical call center and replacement parts. The new service offering includes first- and second-line two, four, eight and 12-hour response times for field service. Solvport also will provide 24/7 call center support to meet almost any service level requirement. Customers also have real-time access through the company’s Solview 3.0 website and Solview mobile smart phone application. This service provides updates for call dispatch and completion times, visibility of the number of ATMs currently under contract, customer invoices, service call response and repair times.

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Moneycorp Launches Global Payment Service

Moneycorp has introduced its “PayCollect” global online payment request service. The service is aimed at business associations, auction houses & estate agents to overseas property developers and golf clubs, who need to request and collect money from clients based overseas. The secure service that enables corporate entities and individuals to access commercial rates of exchange and significantly lower transaction fees than those offered by the majority of alternative systems. An individual or company completing an overseas payment through a bank could face a transaction fee of up to GBP40 in addition to poor rates of foreign exchange. However, the Moneycorp PayCollect service limits any charges and provides competitive foreign exchange rates. The service enables the payer (requesting payment) to make an online payment using a credit or debit card which not only allows them to settle their invoices instantly but save them money.

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INTELIGENSA USA Launches Secure Smart Card

INTELIGENSA USA has launched its “i-Pin” smart card that calculates dynamic PIN keys to protect against identity theft in online banking and payment transactions. On a high security token in a credit card format, the “i-Pin” helps prevent fraud which impacted 75% of U.S. banks in 2010. It is available with Time-based; Event-based; Time-based with PIN protection; and Event-based with PIN protection variations. It also may contain a magnetic stripe, EMV chip, Mifare chip, etc.

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