NCR is the World’s Leader in ATMs for the Past 22 Years

NCR Corporation hits yet another milestone as the world’s leader in
self-service ATMs for the 22nd consecutive year. Retail Banking Research’s “Global ATM Market and Forecasts to 2013” report confirms NCR as
the largest ATM manufacturer globally with an installed base market
share of 30.1 percent. RBR also indicates NCR holds a leadership
position in China, with an installed base market share of 32 percent,
and in the North American market with an installed base market share of
26.4 percent. In the recently released ESP Payments Practice report, “The
Future of ATMs: 8th Annual Market Tracking Study,” NCR is named the
market leader in ATM shipments to the financial industry in the United
States. Based on ESP’s market research, in 2007 NCR shipped more ATMs to
U.S. banks, credit unions and other financial institutions than any
other ATM provider worldwide.

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TSYS Third Quarter Revenues Rise 9% Y/Y

TSYS reported third quarter revenues of $500.4 million, an increase of 9% year-on-year. However, net income for the quarter deceased 1% to $64.1 million. During the quarter, Merchant Services POS transaction volumes rose by 2%, while North American Services revenues increased by 7%, compared to 3Q/07. Global Services revenues gained 32% year-on-year. During the quarter TSYS signed a multi-year commercial and consumer credit card processing agreement with First Citizens Bank of North; signed a multi-year agreement with Banco Wal-Mart de México
Adelante to launch its consumer credit card; inked an agreement with Metrofinanciera for the launch of a new credit card program in Mexico; and formed a partnership with Paragon Benefits in the roll-out of
the My Care Card to provide an “off-the-shelf” card product for
flexible benefit payment processing. For complete details on TSYS’s third quarter performance visit CardData ([www.carddata.com](http://www.carddata.com)).

TSYS REVENUE
3Q/07: $458 million
4Q/07: $458 million
1Q/08: $462 million
2Q/08: $483 million
3Q/08: $500 million
Source: CardData (www.carddata.com)

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LIBERCARD

Libercard, ViVOtech and Inteligensa have collaborated to develop the first combination contactless payment card now in use in Fortaleza. Libercard has enabled tens of thousands of transit
riders with dual-purpose prepaid contactless cards to ride transit, pay
for purchases and perform top-ups at several hundred retail stores that use ViVOtech contactless payment devices implemented with
Inteligensa integration expertise.Libercard is the new innovating concept from the Guanabara Group, a
large Brazilian corporation dedicated to the mass transportation of
passengers than more that 50 years. The group also has a successful
performance in the fields of tourism, hotels, banking activities and
commerce of vehicles. The Libercard Company was created by the Guanabara group to design and deliver new product concepts
that bridge credit cards, employee benefit management, transportation
and more using advanced technology solutions. The Inteligensa Group is one of the top payment card
manufacturers in the world and market leader in Latin America, with
extensive experience in both contact and contactless chip cards.
ViVOtech is the market leader in NFC mobile payments, promotions,
Over-The-Air provisioning infrastructure software, transaction
management software, NFC smart posters and contactless terminals.

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First Data has Hired Robert DeRodes as CTO

First Data has hired Robert DeRodes, previously with Home Depot, as its new CTO. As executive vice president and chief information
officer for The Home Depot, DeRodes was responsible for leading the
company’s technology transformation over the last seven years. He
also served as chief executive officer for Delta Technology, Inc. and
chief information officer for Delta Air Lines, Inc. In these roles, he
was responsible for all aspects of global technology and communications
for the airline’s operations. Prior to Delta, DeRodes was chief technology officer for Citibank N.Y.
Global Card Products Group, where he was responsible for the development
and implementation of a global cards technology platform. He earned a BS in business administration from
St. Louis University and an MBA
from the University of Texas in Austin.

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Chase & WaMu Customers Have 14,000 Fee Free ATMs

Chase and WaMu customers will now have fee-free access to 14,000 Chase or WaMu ATMs in the United States. Chase and WaMu customers can now make withdrawals and balance inquiries with no fee at any Chase or WaMu ATM. Those same customers will eventually be able to make deposits at the combined network of ATMs and have access to a network of more than 5,400 branches as computer systems are converted. Chase and WaMu have ATMs in 27 states.

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Virgin America Visa Signature Card

Virgin America and Barclaycard US,have launched the co-branded “Virgin America Visa Signature Card”. The Virgin America ‘Absurdly Simple’ Visa Signature Card rewards
cardholders with triple Elevate points on all Virgin America purchases,
enabling them to quickly earn free travel on the airline. As a special bonus, customers who apply by Nov. 30, 2008 will have an
opportunity to earn a free one-way ticket*. Once guests are approved and
use their card they can earn bonus Elevate points after their first
purchase and bonus points for balance transfers. Members can use their card
to earn three points for every $1 spent on Virgin America flights and on
all purchases, such as films, snacks, and cocktails on the airline’s RED
in-flight entertainment system. Members will also rack up points for all
other purchases at the rate of one point for every dollar spent. Consumers can pre-register for the card on the Virgin
America Web site. Cardholders can
start earning points on Virgin America’s first-of-its-kind no black-out
date loyalty program, Elevate, beginning Oct. 23.

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HOSTED DATA & ECOM

Hosted Data Transaction Solutions has entered into a five year agreement with ECOM
EcomCard Canada to market,
sell, and distribute prepaid “eCOM Gift Card MasterCard” and reloadable “eCOM
Prepaid MasterCard” cards. “eCOM Prepaid MasterCard” reloadable cardholders can use their card to make purchases or cash withdrawals at an ATM. Purchases and cash withdrawals are
deducted from the account balance and as the balance is spent, the cardholder can reload additional funds onto their card and are ideal for internet or telephone purchases as they offer cardholders the added security of knowing that there is no link to a credit card with a high amount of available credit,nor links to any consumer banking information. Cardholders can also activate
new cards and review their purchase history and card balance on-line.
HDX manages merchant transactions with consumers and facilitates payment. ECOM is a developer and marketer of prepaid gift,
payroll, travel, rebate, and incentive cards under the MasterCard brand.

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BadCreditOffers.com Offers a Comparison of Credit Card Offers

BadCreditOffers.com is offering a comparison of credit card offers for consumers with bad credit to explore options for cards. The site also features comparisons of home loans, auto loans, and
personal loans for people with bad credit, along with resources and
tools such as credit reports and debt help.
Current interest rates for the cards featured start as low as 7.9% and
go as high as 19.92%, with many offering applicants a credit decision in
less than a minute of application.

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Jack Henry’s Gladiator Enterprise Security Monitoring is Availabile

Data processing platform provider Jack Henry & Associates has announced the availability of the “Gladiator Enterprise Security Monitoring” solution that includes Jack Henry & Associates’ core banking applications. This new service establishes Gladiator ESM
as the only security monitoring solution that is fully automated,
integrated with the core system, and supported with a 24/7/365
monitoring service. Gladiator ESM is expected to generate tangible
benefits for diverse financial institutions by proactively protecting
them from costly security threats that could interrupt business
operations, enabling immediate responses to the latest security-related
issues and trends, and supporting compliance with the related regulatory
mandates with real-time monitoring, immediate notification, and
comprehensive reporting on key events occurring in their core software
systems.

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Fiserv has Signed Four Credit Unions on as Clients

Fiserv has signed four credit unions on as clients and three existing clients will transition to a different Fiserv core system.
The division’s newest core system signings include MI-based Menominee Area Credit Union which will convert
to the “OnCU” system, along with the productivity-enhancing Wisdom GL
and 5300 Call Report Assistant; TX-based NCI Community Development Credit Union has also chosen the “OnCU” system for its ease of use, low
cost of ownership, and ability to operate in remote locations through
secure VPN connections. The credit union is complementing its core
system with several value-added solutions including “Fiserv EFT” for
online debit card transactions and “Paytraxx” bill payment. TX-based Bluebonnet Credit Union and OH-based Millstream Area Credit Union have also signed on. In addition to these new client relationships, three existing credit
union clients chose to implement a new core processing solution from
within the Fiserv family of products. LA-based First Castle Federal Credit Union will transition from
its current Fiserv core platform to the Premier core solution. this
month. TX-based United Energy Credit Union will soon move to Fiserv’s Galaxy system, along with a host of best-of-breed solutions including
Netbranch home banking, e-statements and e-notifications, and the MR
Plus Call Center and CA-based Pasadena Service Federal Credit Union will move from
Fiserv’s in-house “CUSA” core system to the “Premier” service bureau
solution.

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TNS & PICTUREHOUSE

Transaction Network Services has been selected by Picturehouse Cinemas and Newman Online to provider credit card processing Picturehouse Cinemas and Newman Online will utilise TNS’ SmartCCard Lite
solution, a Chip and PIN application for POS terminals, and TNS’ Payment
Gateway. TNS will also assist with membership transactions, such as telephone ticket sales, and an e-commerce system for web bookings and will utilise TNS’ SmartCCard Lite solution, a Chip and PIN application for POS terminals, and TNS’ Payment
Gateway. TNS will also assist with membership transactions, such as telephone ticket sales, and an e-commerce system for web bookings.
TNS will provide a multi-faceted solution that will begin as a front end
application with Newman Online and ultimately support various end users located at point of sale terminals in the 18 Picturehouse cinemas and nine other cinemas across the UK that use the Newman system.

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