American Legion & USAA Launch Credit Card

USAA and The American Legion (TAL) are partnering to introduce their credit card that will help fund Legion programs. This positions the USAA as the preferred provider of financial services to Legionnaires, including insurance, banking, investments and financial guidance. The co-branded credit card allows TAL’s more than 2.4 million Legionnaires and nearly 1.4 million members of the Sons of The American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary access to The American Legion USAA Rewards World MasterCard, which will help support the organization’s activities and programs.

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Cynergy Deploys Voltage to Secure Email

Cynergy Data payment services provider has selected Voltage SecureMail payment card data protection to protect its emails flowing to its payment processing customer base of over 100,000 merchants. Cynergy, a leading payment service provider for ISO’s (Independent Sales Organizations), selected Voltage with the goal of protecting its customer base as emails with credit card information, bank account information and other sensitive data are exchanged. Cynergy Data employs over 150 employees and manages over 100,000 merchants processing in excess of $10 billion annually.

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Oberthur Takeover Offer Rejected, Walks Away

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Oberthur has walked away from its bid to acquire UK banknote printer De La Rue after the company’s board refused to recommend it to shareholders. Oberthur had initiatives in place to take the company private after having upped its final offer from 905 to 935 pence per share- for a total…

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HarborOne FCU Branches Implement Datacard Software

HarborOne Credit Union is now implementing the Datacard “CardWizard” secure ID and card personalization software. With this, the Credit Union can instantly issue immediately-activated Visa debit cards on demand at the branch level, at all of its 15 United States branch locations around New England. The “CardWizard” softwar is PCI PA-DSS compliant because of its ability to interface with their core banking technology, enabling easy implementation for automated instant issue, PIN selection, rePIN and instant activation. HarborOne is also utilizing the “Datacard” FCP 20/20 card printer, which offers security features that meet established specifications for the instant issuance of Visa debit cards. The FCP 20/20 card printer delivers brilliant, high-definition, full-color retransfer printing with over-the-edge coverage.

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BillMyParents Launches Social Media Video Campaign

BillMyParents teen payment solutions released its latest video promo featuring champion motocross racer and rally car driver Travis Pastrana to educate on the reloadable BillMyParents Prepaid MasterCard card. The video is a key component for a social media video sharing campaign where Facebook and Twitter users can enter to win prizes from BillMyParents and popular action sports brands. The video sharing contest will be promoted heavily on the BillMyParents Facebook fan page and their Down4BMP Twitter profile, as well as through the company’s athlete endorsers’ Facebook fan pages and Twitter profiles. The Campaign also features an additional promo video showcasing pro skateboarder Ryan Sheckler.

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Leading Economic Index Down .3%

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index (LEI) for France declined 0.3 percent in November to 111.0 (2004 = 100), following a 0.2 percent increase in October, and a 0.7 percent increase in September. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index (CEI) for France, a measure of current economic activity, increased 0.3 percent in November to 104.3 (2004 = 100), following no change in October, and a 0.1 percent increase in September.

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RoyalBank Implement Compass Plus Processing

RoyalBank has implemented the Compass Plus “TranzWare” solutions to launch its own transaction processing center. The launch of the RoyalBank “RoyalCard” in-house processing center lets the bank expand its card business, reducing transaction operation costs and cut card time-to-market. The processing system includes “TranzWare” Fraud Analyzer that monitors and prevents fraudulent transactions, ensuring the security of its operations. The TranzWare processing system manages multiple remote service channels, such as enabling customers to settle payments and manage their finances using the Internet and mobile devices. The highly flexible architecture and single-integration structure of TranzWare products enable effective use of applications in a broad spectrum of business environments and are PCI DSS and PA DSS compliant.

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Tesco Phone Shop offers GBP 150 Gift Card

Tesco Phone Shop is offering a free BlackBerry Gemini 8520 for just GBP25.54 per month on Vodafone, with a GBP150 Tesco Gift Card and 1000 Clubcard points.The BlackBerry Gemini 8520 is available on a 24-month Pay Monthly Vodafone contract for just GBP25.54 per month. For this you get 500 minutes, unlimited texts and 500 Mb internet browsing per month. Customers also get a free gift of a GBP150 Tesco Gift Card to spend in any Tesco store up and down the country. Clubcard members get a bonus of 1000 Clubcard points too.

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Toolking.com Integrates eBillme

eBillme has been added to ToolKing.com using the new eBillme plug-in option that’s now part of the Magento eCommerce platform. Magento’s network of over 80,000 merchants will now have access to the benefits of offering consumers a secure cash option at checkout. ToolKing.com, named to the 2011 Internet Retailer Hot 100 list, is the first retailer to integrate eBillme on the Magento network. The Magento eBillme module, typically a $250 set-up fee, is currently available at no cost to merchants for a limited-time only.

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MotherFund Expands for Merchant Cash Advance

TX-based MotherFund creative financial solutions for businesses has expanded its call center staff to serve the increasing demand for non-traditional working-capital programs, like its popular Merchant Cash Advance. The Company’s products such as these are based on accounts receivable financing or factoring. This form of financing puts a company’s financial assets to work immediately. MotherFund also offers trade receivable, credit card processing, and custom financial services.

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PhoneFactor Announces Card Fraud Prevention

PhoneFactor phone-based multi-factor authentication now supports the ISO 8583 protocol financial institutions follow to process credit and debit card transactions. Both MasterCard and Visa base their authorization communications on the ISO 8583 standard as do most ATMs. By supporting the ISO standard, PhoneFactor can authenticate card transactions in any channel, including point-of-sale, ATM, and online transactions, through a single technology implementation.By adding PhoneFactor to the transaction path using the ISO 8583 protocol, card issuers can authenticate transactions with a phone call or text message.

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