Merchant Focus Processing and Inner Fence Acquire AppNinjas

E-commerce solution provider Merchant Focus Processing and Inner Fence
have acquired CA-based AppNinjas, creator of Swipe Credit Card Terminal
for iPhone (formerly iSwipe).
This acquisition increases their commitment to the mobile credit card
processing space, where Inner Fence and Merchant Focus Processing have
had an exclusive working relationship in iPhone credit card processing
since 2008. AppNinjas is the developer of Swipe Credit Card Terminal for
iPhone. Swipe transforms a merchant’s iPhone into a safe and secure
credit card terminal, allowing merchants to accept credit card payments
with ease at any time. Swipe is available for purchase on the App Store.

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Aldelo Makes Available POS Upgrade

Aldelo Systems hospitality POS and management software has made available upgrades for the Aldelo “EDC PPI Edition.” Available with Aldelo “EDC 6.2.2,” the upgrades include functionality with “PPI PayMove.” Features of the upgrade include free dial back-up with no need for the merchant to purchase hardware or get dial ISP service; free gift card program with no processing fees; support for pin debit transactions; support for encrypted swipe, ensuring that card holder data is secured at the reader; and the optional “PayPros PCI Compliance Program for Businesses” featuring the PayPros PCI Breach Reimbursement Guarantee. Aldelo Systems develops software solutions for the hospitality industry and is a leading provider of POS and management systems for independent and chain establishments in 15 countries and manages a worldwide distribution network of more than 400 dealers. Payment Processing, Inc. has been partnering with software developers and their customers since 1995.

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Chase Offers Small Business Customers Discounts

Providing automatic savings every time they conduct transactions at over 30,000 U.S. merchant locations, Chase MasterCard Business Cardmembers now have
access to the small business automatic savings and discounts offered by the MasterCard “Easy Savings Program.” These merchants include airlines, hotels,
restaurants and other retailers for everyday purchases. Savings can range from 1-20% off and are automatically applied to cardmembers’ monthly statements
when they use their Chase MasterCard Business Cards at participating merchant locations. The rebates will be applied in addition to merchant discounts and
any existing card rewards program. The MasterCard Easy Savings Program provides MasterCard small business cardholders from small business card issuers with
rebates, applied to their statements, at business-relevant merchants.

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Travelocity AmEx Offers Flexible Rewards

The new Travelocity Rewards American Express Card, issued by Barclaycard US will offer Cardmembers flexibility in reward redemption. The Travelocity Rewards American Express Card, which carries an annual fee of $39, allows cardmembers to earn 5 points for every $1 spent at Travelocity; either restaurant, groceries or gas to earn an additional 2 points for every $1 spent within their selected category; and 1 point for every $1 spent on all other purchases. The card makes it easier to cash in for reward travel with no restrictions and offers industry leading value; has no blackout dates or travel restrictions; and can be redeemed on Travelocity online for travel on any airline, hotel, car rental company, or combined flight + hotel package available at any time. Promoting the card, Travelocity will give away 5 million bonus points, and new Cardmembers will receive up to 2,500 bonus points upon approval, until the 5 million points have been given away.

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PNC Bank Rolls Out New UC Bearcat Card/ID

University of Cincinnati (UC) students, faculty and staff users of the Bearcat Card/ID will have the option of linking it
to an already existing or new PNC account, adding the ability to access
ATMs and to make PIN-based purchases at any retail location on the STAR
or PLUS® networks. Starting in June 2010, the reach and convenience of the card’s existing
functions will be expanded thanks to a new banking relationship between
PNC Bank and UC. This would include grocery stores and chains, area
malls and more. The UC Bearcat Card/ID is not a credit card, nor will it
become one with the new arrangement. No credit card marketing will be
part of the new relationship. Currently, the UC Bearcat Card/ID is accepted by 79 off-campus businesses.

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ParTech Launches LP POS at NRA Conference

ParTech will unveil its new PAR EverServ 6000 LP (Low Profile) POS terminal at the National Restaurant Association Show, May 22 through May 25 at McCormick Place in Chicago. The “PAR EverServ 6000 LP” system packages the durability, flexibility, scalability and performance of ParTech’s “EverServ POS” hardware line for image-conscious restaurant operators. In addition to introducing its new POS, PAR will be demonstrating its complete portfolio of PAR EverServ solutions, which include PAR EverServ Hardware (EverServ 2000 economical POS terminal, the EverServ 6000 rugged POS terminal and the EverServ Kiosk 6000 self-service kiosk); PAR EverServ POS Software (Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) POS software, Table service restaurant POS software, and Mobile POS ordering module of EverServ POS TSR and PAR EverServ(integration services, implementation services, hardware maintenance services, professional services and help desk services).

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VeriFone Holdings Renamed As VeriFone Systems

E-payment provider VeriFone Holdings has announced it has formally
changed its corporate name to VeriFone Systems. Henceforth all
corporate information will be issued in the name of VeriFone Systems.
The name change does not otherwise affect the company’s outstanding
stock certificates, and the company’s common shares will continue to
trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the stock symbol “PAY”. The
company’s core business entity will continue to operate as VeriFone.

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NCR To Provide APTRA Online Banking to Old National Bank

NCR Corporation is set to extend its e-commerce partnership with IN-based Old National
Bank. The partnership enables Old National Bank to leverage NCR’s Web
Hosting Services and “APTRA Online Banking” solution.
APTRA Online Banking enables Old National Bank’s customers to access
their accounts online and perform financial transactions such as paying
bills, checking balances and receiving notifications. Over the past 11
years, this scalable software solution has supported Old National Bank’s
sustained customer growth, from 20,000 in 1999 to more than 144,000
today. That total is expected to double in the next 12 months.
This includes using NCR APTRA
eMarketing multichannel offer management software to deliver targeted,
personalized promotions to consumers across multiple branch, call
centre, mobile, online and ATM banking channels.

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NYSRA Deploys Mocapay Mobile Marketing

The New York State Restaurant Association has selected Mocapay as its official mobile marketing provider. NYSRA will leverage the embedded marketing engine within Mocapay’s mobile platform to generate and distribute targeted mobile marketing campaigns for the New York City Chapter. This will inform members of pertinent legislative issues, industry news, seminar and event updates and additional relevant information. Mocapay will provide NYSRA detailed campaign analytics including full customization of campaigns and promotions through an organization specific dashboard. The dashboard platform provides tools that allow NYSRA to build targeted campaigns and monitor real-time feedback to help track the effectiveness of specific campaigns.

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Wells Fargo Marks 15 Years of Online Banking

Wells Fargo is commemorating its 15-year anniversary of online banking with enhancements to its website and more customer-friendly features. On May 18, 1995, Wells Fargo offered customers free Internet access to current balances in their checking, savings, line of credit and credit card accounts. The service showed customers’ transaction histories for checking and savings accounts. In recognition of this Wells Fargo has enhanced its “Smarter Credit Center” online resource, offering information and guidance to help customers be smarter about credit and has reduced time to complete a credit card application by 67 percent. In the early days of online banking, customers primarily used online account access to check balances and transfer money between accounts. Today, customers can pay mortgage, credit card, and other bills, to apply for student loans, to manage their budgets, and to do many other activities.

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itelligence and Paymetric Secure ePayments

SAP channel partner itelligence has
selected Paymetric to help midmarket companies
affordably integrate and secure electronic payments within their ERP
systems. Through the agreement, Paymetric’s XiPay On-Demand and XiSecure
On-Demand solutions will be pre-integrated with itelligence’s SAP
Business All-in-One solutions. In addition, itelligence will resell
Paymetric’s XiPay On-Demand and XiSecure On-Demand Solutions and provide
Level 1 support for customers. itelligence’s pre-integrated solutions and Paymetric’s Software as a
Service (SaaS) model makes it considerably more affordable for midmarket
enterprises to drastically reduce their implementation costs.
XiSecure On-Demand, Paymetric’s tokenization solution, removes
credit/debit cardholder data from a merchant’s payments systems and
replaces it with a surrogate number, known as a “token.” This token can
be passed throughout the enterprise to meet the demands of customer
interactions and to support customer analytics, all without disruption
to the business or risk of data exposure. XiSecure On-Demand affords
companies the opportunity to eliminate the transmission and storage of
sensitive cardholder data, radically improving data security and
reducing the cost and scope of compliance with PCI DSS.

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