Clear2Pay eVoucher Introduced to Belgian Market

Clear2Pay next generation payment solutions for financial institutions and Edenred (previously Accor Services) prepaid service vouchers have collaborated to the launch a card-based luncheon voucher to the Belgian market. Designed to replace paper-based employee benefit program, the Card will be used for the payment of food expenses at retail stores and restaurants and will be issued by Edenred on behalf of its enterprise customers and technically supported by Clear2Pay with Integri test tools. Edenred and Clear2Pay have been working on this new means of payment offering several advantages over the paper-based luncheon vouchers, including the ecological benefits, reduced administrative work and faster payments, all the while providing consumers improved convenience and security.

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GE Capital Launches Dick’s Credit Card Program

GE Capital Retail Consumer Finance has forged a 7-year deal to provide consumer credit card programs for Dick’s Sporting Goods throughout their over 400 US stores. The credit card program includes the private label credit card and the co-branded Dick’s MasterCard program, providing cardholders with security and convenience, as well as special financing promotions on larger purchase exercise equipment and sporting systems. The credit card program also offers $0 fraud liability and the opportunity to earn Scorecard points faster when using the credit card, earning rewards sooner. GE Capital Retail Consumer Finance has more than $30 billion in assets and over 40 million account holders.

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VeriFone Enhances End-to-End Encryption With Acquisition

VeriFone has acquired Semtek encryption, allowing it to integrate the development, sales, implementation and support of end-to-end encryption solutions into the existing VeriFone organization to better fulfill customer needs, increase revenue and enhance support. VeriFone is offering royalty-free software licenses to device manufacturers and payment processors to further spur market adoption and better deliver encryption. VeriFone’s initial investment in Semtek was announced in October 2007 and in April 2008 introduced “VeriShield Protect” end-to-end encryption for payments, which incorporated Semtek technology. VeriShield Protect has since been implemented across VeriFone’s product line, encrypting card holder information at the exact instant of acceptance, inside a secure, trusted device, and keeps that data encrypted throughout an enterprise, to ensure protection of information even in the event of a security breach.

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Direct Deposit Promotes Saving

With only 19% of US employees implementing ‘split’ Direct Deposit, those whom do so save an average of 30% more than those who save manually. Moreover,
73% of those whom implement ‘split’ Direct Deposit use it to save. This, according to the National Payroll Week “PayItGreen Survey 2010” also found
employees are opting to split their Direct Deposit into more than two accounts, among which 74% put funds into two accounts; 21% divide them up into three
accounts; 5% deposit money into three or more accounts; and 69% find the ability to split their pay over multiple accounts somewhat motivating in choosing
Direct Deposit.

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Verifone Supports RFinity Merchant Acceptance

RFinity has introduced its POS capability to support its mobile payment and traditional credit card transactions on the VeriFone “PAYware Connect Gateway” and the VeriFone “VX” line of payment solutions. VeriFone will certify the RFinity application for use on the “VX” platform, which has successfully concluded a pilot program using the VeriFone “MX 800 Series” at Brigham Young University-Idaho (BYU-I), where students and employees continue to use the technology for purchases and has expanded to include residents, local merchants and a community bank as well. RFinity technology attaches a one-time-use encrypted code to each transaction, activated by consumers tapping their phone and entering a personal authorization code, which is protected and the RFinity technology may be deactivated remotely in the event of theft or loss.

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FreedomPay Enhances Card Data Security Offering

FreedomPay has formally released its “Encrypted Magnetic Stripe Reader” (eMSR) and “CardSafe” products to help retailers fight credit card hackers and data thieves. The “eMSR” solution is a secure set of hardware and services that encrypts cardholder information at the POS, allowing no visable data through components, networks nor interfaces required to settle a credit card transaction. Meanwhile, “CardSafe” tokenization of cardholder information enables the secure storage of credit card information for enterprises that have members, subscribers, and repeat customers to support “account on file” storage of cardholder data for easy retrieval.

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BPC to Install Card Issuing for EFX

BPC Banking Technologies Open System e-payment solutions is set to install a complete card issuing and merchant management solution for debit and proprietary cards for the EFX Corporation. EFX Corp third party processor has offices in Clearwater and Davie, FL; Atlanta, GA; and Philadelphia, PA. As part of the company’s ambitious expansion plans, it wished to enter the card issuing processor market, supporting Proprietary and Pre-paid cards on a new “in-house” system. BPC is Open Systems e-payment solutions for the global financial industry provides SmartVista integrated solution for transaction processing and card management.

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FNDS3000 Prepaid Load Volume Up 140% Q/Q

Having closed 2Q/10 with approximately 23,700 prepaid cards issued and activated, FL-based FNDS3000 Corp international prepaid processing company is seeing positive emerging trends in the volume of cash loaded onto its prepaid payment processing system by its customers. Up nearly 56% over the 15,200 cards issued and activated in the previous quarter, the number of cards being issued and activated on a subsequent quarterly basis is also on the up. Additionally, the volume of cash loaded onto its system was up 140% quarter-over-quarter. FNDS3000 is focused on building and servicing a growing customer base of South African companies for which it actively manages prepaid payroll card and prepaid microfinance card programs on its proprietary processing platform.

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Verifone Supports RFinity Merchant Acceptance

RFinity has introduced its POS capability to support its mobile payment and traditional credit card transactions on the VeriFone “PAYware Connect Gateway” and the VeriFone “VX” line of payment solutions. VeriFone will certify the RFinity application for use on the “VX” platform, which has successfully concluded a pilot program using the VeriFone “MX 800 Series” at Brigham Young University-Idaho (BYU-I), where students and employees continue to use the technology for purchases and has expanded to include residents, local merchants and a community bank as well. RFinity technology attaches a one-time-use encrypted code to each transaction, activated by consumers tapping their phone and entering a personal authorization code, which is protected and the RFinity technology may be deactivated remotely in the event of theft or loss.

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Hypercom’s L5300 and L5400 Achieve PCI Approval

The Hypercom “L5300” and “L5400” multilane payment terminals are now PCI approved. The “L5000” represents the industry’s most comprehensive line of high performance, multilane terminals that will connect to any POS register system via numerous communications formats. Features include an integrated ADA compliant keyboard, a side-lit keypad, Braille characters and a headphone jack to assist the visually disabled. It also features a full VGA color display and hardened glass capacitive touch screen providing the industry’s brightest and most legible interface for interactive multimedia advertising and a cradled, cordless Wi-Fi or Bluetooth(R) hand-over device that lets clerks at jewelry, cosmetic and other high value counters bring the payment device to the customer.

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Fiserv Renames Loan Servicing Platform

Fiserv financial services technology has renamed its “Loan Servicing Platform” “LoanServ.” The single-platform, real-time solution combines mortgage loans, consumer loans, indirect financing, home equity loans and lines-of-credit and distressed-loan functionality into one core system so that all of a borrower’s retail loan relationships can be supported on one platform, creating efficiencies and convenience for financial institutions. The “LoanServ” platform is designed to support any size or type of institution and can be deployed at a range of financial organizations, from entrepreneurial loan servicing operations to the largest financial institutions.

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XIPWIRE Launches mBill-Pay Program

XIPWIRE mpayment service and Campus Technologies have introduced a m-bill-pay program that will enable over 3,000 students living in Campus Apartments’ University City properties to pay their monthly ‘Phillynet’ invoice via text message. To pay their ‘Phillynet’ bill, a customer must first fund a XIPWIRE account by connecting it to a bank account, credit or debit card. Then text “xip phillynet ” to 56624. A text of “xip phillynet 100,” for example, would result in an instant $100 payment to Phillynet. XIPWIRE universal mobile payment service allows users to securely send and receive money using a simple text message.

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