nCircle Updates PCI Scan Service

nCircle security and compliance auditing solutions has updated its Certified PCI Scan Service to be compliant with the latest PCI DSS requirements for vulnerability scanning. The new version of the nCircle Certified PCI Scan Service includes several new features and updates that make it fully compliant with the new requirements. nCircle has worked directly with the PCI Security Standards Council to drive the PCI Data Security Standard for over four years. The nCircle Certified PCI Scan Service is an automated, self-service solution allowing scanning for Internet-facing payment networks with PCI compliance. Based on technology from nCircle’s award-winning vulnerability management product IP360, the Certified PCI Scan Service provides a highly accurate platform to scan merchant networks for PCI compliance.

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BankServ to Acquire NetDeposit From Zions

BankServ and NetDeposit remote deposit capture and electronic payment technologies have inked partnership agreements. With this, BankServ will acquire substantially all of the assets of NetDeposit from Zions Bancorporation, which include the the products and services of NetDeposit and all related customer contracts and agreements. This acquisition will more than double the the BankServ end user client base, creating the largest privately held, bank-independent processor of remote deposit capture transactions in the nation. The offering will serve more than 100,000 business locations and more than 500 financial institutions with market-leading products in Internet payments, Fedwire, SWIFT, mobile credit card payments, image cash letter processing, and all forms of check image capture.

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SafetyPay Issues Bank Revenue White Paper

SafetyPay secure payment facilitator and clearinghouse for online shoppers, online merchants and banks has made available its “Banking on Online Banking” white papaer. Focusing on expanding and monetizing online banking channel and innovative payment methods, the white paper looks at the benefits of new innovative payment methods and their ability to serve as an additional revenue generator for banks. The credit card has been the predominant online payment method, however, credit cards were not invented with the Internet in mind. As ecommerce has grown, their inherent deficiencies have become more apparent – increased risk of fraud and high costs for merchants to process.

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FNBO Direct Debit Card Rewards Encourages Savings

FNBO Direct of First National Bank of Omaha has teamed with Cardlytics to launch its “My Deals” debit card rewards program, providing money-saving offers across a network of popular merchants. The service is complimentary for FNBO Direct’s “Online BillPay” checkless checking account and “Extra Earnings” Visa Credit Card account. Cardlytics powers the system that displays relevant offers to FNBO Direct account holders based on how they use their cards and provides new offers at log in. Customers take advantage of the offer by using their card for the transaction at the merchant POS and FNBO Direct credits the customers account for the redemption of each offer at the end of the month. FNBO Direct Internet bank offers consumers online banking products in now 35 states.

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Smart Card Alliance to Hold MTA Council Meeting

Open standards payment for public transportation will be the focus of the Smart Card Alliance Transportation Council two-day meeting hosted by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority / New York City Transit in New York City on September 22nd and 23rd. In addition to roundtable discussions and presentations, the meeting will be highlighted by a tour of the New York/New Jersey Contactless Fare Payment Trial. The meeting is open to all Smart Card Alliance members, Transportation Council members, and non-member transportation agencies. The agenda and registration information is available at http://guest.cvent.com/EVENTS/Info/Summary.aspx?i=a386d1d2-341f-4038-b707-4b37c22eaee0. The New York/New Jersey Contactless Fare Payment Trial involves the Metropolitan Transportation Authority / New York City Transit, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and New Jersey Transit.

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Kane Partners With GE Money to Launch Store Cards

Kane’s Furniture selected GE Money as its consumer financing partner for the “Furniture Card” and the “Savon Furniture” Card. With the new financing program, customers at all 17 Kane’s and Savon stores can apply for credit and get fast responses, often within seconds. The Business Center is GE Money’s password protected website that provides a suite of marketing tools to their retail partners. By leveraging the Business Center Kane’s and Savon stores can track credit sales by location, provide sales training and a lot more. GE Money pioneered consumer financing more than 75 years ago and today provides financing services to more than one million businesses.

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Comdata Corporation Receives Collaboration Award

Comdata payment innovation has been awarded the “Supplier Excellence Award for Excellence in Collaboration” from Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE). Commending Comdata’s customer-focused approach in listening and delivering solutions that meet its business needs, the “Supplier Excellence Awards” recognizes the Company as a top-rated supplier. Comdata has collaborated with CCE on a single-card solution to create companywide synergies throughout its fuel supply chains and the Comdata fuel card management program to provide CCE fuel savings. Comdata also consulted with CCE’s Audit and Compliance department to establish defined business rules that help protect the integrity of the CCE brand, as well as drive compliance and savings.

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AmEx Presents Fashion’s Night Out For Cardmembers

American Express is presenting its “Cardmember-Only Viewing Event” and “Designer Discussion” for Fashion’s Night Out: The Show, runway public fashion show. The event will take place at Alice Tully Hall on September 7 starting at 6 PM and provide style savvy Cardmembers with another way to experience this memorable evening and be part of the excitement at Lincoln Center. Featuring over 150 looks, the exclusive viewing event will offer Cardmembers a spectacular vantage point to view the entire runway production on an entirely new level. To learn more about American Express’ special access to the world of fashion and other exciting entertainment offers, follow @americanexpress on Twitter, become a fan of American Express on Facebook and visit www.americanexpress.com/entertainment

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FSV Payment Appoints New CEO

Richard Savard has been appointed President and CEO with FSV prepaid debit processing and program management services. Having been a member of FSV’s Board of Directors since mid-2009, he previously served as CEO of NetSpend Corporation TX-based prepaid debit company. He also held senior positions in marketing and financial services for Macy’s, Inc. in both New York City and in Cincinnati, Ohio. TX-based FSV Payment Systems specializes in the delivery of prepaid debit management and processing services, with programs for payroll, rebates, loyalty and promotions and general-purpose reloadable cards for retail, gift and healthcare.

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AmEx Announces Winners to Share $1 Million

American Express and TakePart “Members Project” online initiative for volunteer opportunities to earn “Membership Rewards” bonus points has announced its 5 selected beneficiary organizations. Chosen by the public through online voting, the five organizations will collectively receive $1 million in funding from American Express to advance their missions of serving communities around the world. The five charitable organizations that will each receive $200,000 in funding from American Express are Arts & Culture: StoryCorps; Community Development:Grameen Foundation; Education:Jumpstart for Young Children; Environment & Wildlife: National Audubon Society; Health & Wellness: American Cancer Society.

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Veritec Partnership Launches Co-Branded Visa Debit

Van Tran, CEO of Veritec, a pioneer of proprietary two-dimensional matrix technology and mobile banking debit card solutions, announced the signing of a partnership agreement with Veterans Healthcare USA. Veritec’s mobile banking software platform processes debit, pre-paid and gift card solutions to debit card issuers and sponsoring organizations. Veritec’s technology can be deployed on both a closed or open loop processing platform. Using Veritec’s Unique Mobile Banking Technologies, the card will allow cardholders to send funds to family members instantly anywhere in the world, receive notification on card usages, and turn a card on or off via phone or Internet.

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