United Visa Cardholders Can Earn Miles at More Retailers

The United “Mileage Plus” has made available to its frequent flyers added ways to earn award miles with more than 500 retailers. With this, “Mileage Plus” members can register a credit or debit card to automatically earn miles with purchases online or on-site at participating retail stores and catalogs, along with exclusive offers and discounts for purchases. United “Mileage Plus Visa” credit card holders will also automatically earn award miles anytime the card is used to pay at participating retail stores and catalogs. The “Mileage Plus Shopping” is made available through the United partnership with Vesdia Corporation.

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Over 40 CUs Deploy IMM Teller Item Capture

More than 40 credit unions have selected the Integrated Media Management (IMM) “Teller Item Capture (TIC)” solution. Credit are leveraging IMM’s innovative technology and seamless integration with their core systems. The IMM “Teller Item Capture” provides significant benefits to CFE FCU and its 116,000 members and eliminates the need for the teller to manually enter the check data into the core processor. The checks are encrypted and appended to the receipt transaction and a 128-bit encrypted indexed PDF is created for storage. The credit union wanted to invest in technology that would allow it to streamline operations, combat check fraud and improve the environment by eliminating paper.

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INGENICO & SAGE

Ingenico payment solutions and Sage Payment Solutions have partnered to offer the US market a new integrated payments offering for small and mid-sized businesses. This will allow Sage customers to use Ingenico’s credit card terminals with Sage Exchange connectivity to securely process payments. The Ingenico terminals will seamlessly integrate with the “Sage Exchange” PA-DSS payment platform. Ingenico will also integrate “Incendo Online” terminal application with “Sage Exchange” to give businesses centralized control of their Ingenico payment devices. The “Sage Exchange” accepts credit and debit cards, gift/loyalty cards, electronic bank accounts (ACH), and paper and e-checks including electronic check conversion.

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BARCLAYS & EGG

British sources have disclosed Egg online savings and credit card provider is in line for acquisition by Barclays. This second round of bidding comes after the Company changed hands to Prudential in 2007 for £575 million and then to Citi, which is liquidating assets in its lingering financial hangover. Barclays is projected to acquire Egg for between GBP400 million and GBP500 million and will most likely merge with the Barclaycard division. Egg currently has 2 million customers across the United Kingdom.

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WIRECARD SCP

The “Travel Republic” British online travel portal is set to implement the Wirecard AG “Supplier and Commission Payments” (SCP) solution to facilitate its payouts to its more than 60,000 client hotels around the world. The Wirecard “SCP” virtual credit card is based on the automated issuance of virtual credit cards by Wirecard Bank and simplifies global settlement of payments in the B2B segment. In the course of the technical integration, enterprises have a choice: either virtual cards are created manually and loaded with the amount of the payout using a graphical user interface (GUI) or instead on an automated basis by means of an XML system interface.

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TSM NFC

Bell ID card and application lifecycle management and ViVOtech NFC m-payments, loyalty and marketing applications/readers have partnered to provide integrated Trusted Service Manager (TSM) mobile solutions for NFC handsets. This allows end users such as mobile network operators, financial institutions and third party processors a range of alternatives to implement NFC TSM solutions to provide NFC/TSM mobile solutions to their customers. This is made possible with Bell ID’s market proven high volume card, application lifecycle and key management systems and ViVOtech’s award winning mobile wallet software, patented over-the-air (OTA) provisioning solution, and coupon issuance/redemption software, to provide a feature rich and complete TSM software offering for NFC handsets. Consumers can download merchants’ loyalty, gift and prepaid cards and enrich these cards to automatically redeem loyalty points and take advantage of discounts or request electronic coupons and discount offers, store them in their mobile wallets, and electronically redeem them at POS.

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Gasboy Gains PCI PA-DSS Compliance

The PCI SSC has validated the Gasboy’s CFN III site controller / POS system Version 3.6 as compliant with the PA-DSS. The system will soon be included on the PCI SSC’s List of Validated Payment Applications. The list identifies payment applications that have been audited by an independent assessor, found to be compliant with the industry’s most stringent set of comprehensive standards designed to protect consumer card and PIN data, then approved by the PCI SSC. These applications prevent storage of sensitive data, such as full magnetic stripe, CVV2 or PIN data, use designated data encryption methods, require strong passwords, and other protections.

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TRANSNET

The Precidia Technologies IP payment and networking payment engine application, “Transnet,” has been integrated with the Crystal Point restaurant POS system from Prime Dine Systems. The “TransNet” applications lets restaurants offer full featured payments with customizable monitoring and management tools. The “TransNet” payment engine software integrates with POS systems like Crystal Point for secure, PCI PA-DSS validated payment processing. Precidia’s payment system features a unique router-based model, with the TransNet hardware housed on the secure, SSL encrypted and firewalled POSLynx220 payment router.

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TPSECURE

The SafenSoft security solutions’ “TPSecure” ATM security solution was named one of the most innovative ideas in antimalware and antispam in the past ten years by delegates at the prestigious VB 2010 Conference. Held annually, the VB conference is organized by specialist publication and testing organization Virus Bulletin and attracts delegates from around the world focused on security issues in both the vendor and corporate communities. SafenSoft’s solutions for ATMs, corporate networks, and home computers are all built around the company’s patent-pending VIPO (Valid Inside Permitted Operations) technology, which effectively prevents any unknown or ill-intentioned application from executing, preserving system integrity throughout the device lifecycle.

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Bank of the West to Offer MasterCard Budgeting

Bank of the West will offer its commercial customers MasterCard “Purchase Control,” powered by the MasterCard “inControl” platform. This offers corporations a suite of services to help increase corporate payment card transaction security and program efficiencies, while enabling greater overall budget control. Purchase Control will be available to Bank of the West’s corporate purchasing card clients in early 2011. The “Purchase Control” solution lets users set authorization controls that enable managers to define specific spending parameters for their employees while allowing flexibility for emergencies; establish pre-purchase compliance with corporate spending policies at the front-end in combination with optimized MIS reporting on the back-end; and gain efficiencies by simplifying the reconciliation process through the use of Virtual Numbers and Limited Use Numbers to uniquely identify each transaction.

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TRUESUITE

AuthenTec security, identity management and touch control solutions has introduced its “TrueSuite Mobile” mobile identity management software to enhance the features and functions of the AuthenTec smart sensors in mobile phones. The “TrueSuite Mobile” software leverages customer and user feedback from over 12 million AuthenTec-enabled phones to deliver an optimized, highly intuitive and convenient user experience. Among the many benefits offered by TrueSuite Mobile are simple and secure management of personal data, an intuitive user interface that enables quick and easy setup of the AuthenTec smart sensor, and customizable user settings to enable one-touch phone lock and unlock.

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