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.Details
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 PLUSÂ® networks. Starting in June 2010, the reach and convenience of the cardâs 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.
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).Details
Innovative Card Technologies announced a 39% year-over-year improvement in 1Q/10 revenue, compared with $534,223 in 2009. Throughout the quarter, Innovative Card Technologies took in $741,079, posting positive gross margins for the fourth consecutive quarter. The InCard “DisplayCard” is a mass-produced display-bearing electronic credit card features the UL consumer safety mark and is used by banks, traders, and online vendors to authenticate customer identity during online transactions. Innovative Card Technologies was founded in 1993 to add advanced features to payment cards with its InCard “DisplayCard” and “ICard” products with dual-factor authentication in a credit card form-factor. The cards can be configured to offer RFID physical access or payment capabilities, and generate one-time passwords to verify the presence of the card during online and data systems login. www.incard.com.Details
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 companyâs outstanding
stock certificates, and the companyâs common shares will continue to
trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the stock symbol âPAYâ. The
companyâs core business entity will continue to operate as VeriFone.
NCR Corporation is set to extend its e-commerce partnership with IN-based Old National
Bank. The partnership enables Old National Bank to leverage NCRâs Web
Hosting Services and “APTRA Online Banking” solution.
APTRA Online Banking enables Old National Bankâs 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 Bankâs
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.
The New York State Restaurant Association has selected Mocapay as its official mobile marketing provider. NYSRA will leverage the embedded marketing engine within Mocapayâs 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.Details
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.Details
SAP channel partner itelligence has
selected Paymetric to help midmarket companies
affordably integrate and secure electronic payments within their ERP
systems. Through the agreement, Paymetricâs XiPay On-Demand and XiSecure
On-Demand solutions will be pre-integrated with itelligenceâs SAP
Business All-in-One solutions. In addition, itelligence will resell
Paymetricâs XiPay On-Demand and XiSecure On-Demand Solutions and provide
Level 1 support for customers. itelligenceâs pre-integrated solutions and Paymetricâs Software as a
Service (SaaS) model makes it considerably more affordable for midmarket
enterprises to drastically reduce their implementation costs.
XiSecure On-Demand, Paymetricâs tokenization solution, removes
credit/debit cardholder data from a merchantâs payments systems and
replaces it with a surrogate number, known as a âtoken.â 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.
American Express Business Travel received
Delphiâs 2010 Pinnacle Award for Supplier Excellence. This award
recognizes Delphiâs top suppliers for their
contribution to Delphiâs Excellence culture and provides
annual recognition to Delphi suppliers for their
commitment to “Quality, Value, and Cost” performance.
Pinnacle Award winners have met or exceeded Delphiâs quality, delivery,
service, and competitive costs expectations. Specific criteria are:
Supplier for at least three (3) years with greater than US $5 million Annual Purchase Value;
Green 12 month average quality score on the Delphi Supplier Scorecard;
Zero Major Disruptions, Zero Repeat Problems and single digit PPM and Zero Customer Impacts for quality;Zero parts on Controlled Shipping;
Green indicator for ISO/TS16949 certification on the compliance section
of the Delphi Supplier Scorecard; registered for the Problem Solver system and have an active supplier
receiver; meets category savings objectives; no commercial issues; meets requirements as identified in the Delphi customer specific
requirements; upports Delphi position on social responsibility; acceptable warranty performance; acceptable delivery performance and no ship threats
and current quality / contract issues.
American Express Incentive Services is now InteliSpend Prepaid
Solutions and will offer the same American Express-branded prepaid
products and services it always has. These include its patented
“DirectSpend” product suite, which has seen 200% growth year over
year for the past five years.
The rebranding effort blended extensive qualitative and quantitive
market research with client prospects, channel partners, and employees.
Over the next several months, the organization will roll out its new
brand identity online, at select trade events, among customers and
internal audiences, and through all marketing communications materials.
The first advertisement breaks this week and is featured on the company
website. InteliSpend remains an independent issuer of prepaid products on the
American ExpressÂ® network and also an authorized seller of American
Express-branded prepaid products. The name change comes roughly three months after Maritz
Holdings, Inc. purchased American Express Company’s minority interest in
SmartCard Marketing Systems has launched its “Velocitymoney.com” product lineup. Included in the line up are Prepaid Debit Cards âtop upâ product offering for the under-banked and Immigrant base of customers in the prepaid calling segment. Teaming with Telco companies looking for products to âtop upâ their customers, “Velocitymoney.com” seeks to increase revenue streams and lock in customers for greater periods of time on a month to month or pay as you go concept. The Company also hopes to offer customer retention and payment options for the Telco companies improving the opportunity.Details