FDC & EXPERIAN

First Data will be providing Experian with card, loan and collection
services for UK clients under a recently signed contract. The services
will be managed using First Data’s “VisionPLUS” software, which
currently manages a portfolio of nearly 8 million credit card accounts
and 3 million consumer loan accounts. Additionally, 150 of Experian’s
Management Systems staff will transfer employment to First Data.
First Data Serves over 5 million merchant locations, 1,900 card issuers
and their customers providing merchant transaction processing services,
fraud protection and authentication solutions. The company’s STAR
Network offers PIN-secured debit acceptance at 2 million ATM and
retail locations. Experian employs nearly 15,500 people in 36 countries
supporting clients in more than 65 with annual sales of over $3.8 billion.

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GEMALTO SERVICE CENTER

Gemalto has opened a personalization service center in Barueri,
Brazil for its finance and public markets. With nearly 280 million
debit and credit cards, plus 116 million retail store credit cards, the
Brazil market has great demand for the secure microprocessor chip,
of which 20 million have already been upgraded. With debit card
growth averaging 21% annually, and credit cards with an average
annual growth of 15%, projections look promising in this market
segment. Gemalto provides digital security with 2006 annual revenues
of EUR 1.7 billion, operations in about 100 countries and over 10,000
employees including 1,500 R&D engineers.

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AFRICARD VISA

PSPP Holdings has begun testing its Africard Prepaid Visa Card which
is designed for payroll and general use to be re-loadable at BIB Bank and
Western Union locations. The card is available in French dialect and
accepted as a debit card at retail terminals and ATMs. PSPP is a financial
services company that is establishing an international banking network to
facilitate electronic remittance, Mobile Banking, e-benefits, stored value
and pre-paid card solutions.

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CITIBANK REMITTANCE

Citibank has introduced a remittance service specifically designed for
money transfers between the UAE and Pakistan. With the “Citibank Rupee
Current Account” available in the UAE and the “Rupee Savings Ultimate
Account” in Pakistan, Citi has designed a “Twin Account” relationship for
the expatriate Pakistani segment who need to send or receive money
in the UAE. The “Twin Account” design utilizes multiple access channels
to Pakistan with custom foreign exchange rates and allows transfers from
the
UAE 24-hours a day by phone, through ATMs, at a Citibank branch or
Online. Account holders will receive term deposit rates of up to 5% p.a. at
Citibank UAE, a check book and a Citibank Debit Card. Citi has nearly
200 million customers in more than 100 countries.

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CITI & EURIGIRO

Citi Markets & Banking has partnered with Eurogiro with the intention
of expanding their payments networks and combining connections in over
150 countries. This development, subsequently, will grant clients of both entities access to each other’s network and products. Eurigiro network consists of financial institutions for the development of effective solutions and a platform for co-operation on cross border payments. Citi Markets & Banking is a corporation, financial institution, institutional investor and
government agency financial partner with operations in over 100 countries.

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AP TECHNOLOGY & CRONTO

AP Technology has announced its partnership with Cronto Ltd for the
integration of the Cronto “Visual Signing” solution into the AP
“Keystone Authentication”. Cronto’s solution provides user authentication
and transaction verification while “Keystone Authentication” provides
Website Mutual Authentication, ATM Network Validation, and Email
Validation. The integration of these solutions provides for an elimination
of phishing, identity theft, spyware and and trojan attacks. AP Technology
has partnerships with 9 of the 10 leading U.S. commercial banks.

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AFFILIATE SPEEDPAY

Affiliate SpeedPay has introduced a payment platform for affiliate
programs around the world to manage payments. The new solution
provides instant payment processing, a VISA debit card, is managed
by European Bank and requires no integration. Country of origin and
payment destination is insignificant, allowing payments in most
currencies, and payouts can be made as often as needed.
Furthermore, with the VISA debit card, affiliates have access at 30
million retailers and ATM’s worldwide.

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EON BANK MATTA CARD

In response to the popularity of the Malaysian Association of Travel
and Tour Agents (MATTA), EON Bank and Visa International have
introduced MATTA travel prepaid cards and MATTA travel credit
cards. The card offers personal accident insurance, medical insurance,
concierge service and airport lounge access at KL International and
Changi Airport. Application and services are available at all 150 EON
Bank branches, which is hoping to register 100,000 cardholders in the
next year.

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DIEBOLD EXEC

Diebold has opened a new office in Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK to be
the company’s UK business center in conjunction with the appointment
of a new software sales manager. Mark Burn will hold the new position
and will be overseeing the new Agilis EmPower ATM application
software. Burn’s experience with open system software and ATM
technology is extensive, including his senior EMEA-wide sales positions
with Level Four and Diebold-owned Nexus Software ATM application
software manufacturers over the past 6 years. Prior to this, Burns spent
12 years in senior sales, IT and marketing roles at Philips.

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INNOVA CARD

Innova Card & Gangshun Technology have announced their technological
and business partnership to develop new tax control solutions. The
partnership
will be implementing the USIP Professional Platform, a secure EMV and PCI
PED compliant System on Chip (SoC), for China Golden Tax Engineering to
integrate functionalities required to design new generations of low-cost
POS
terminals. The chip embeds a 32-bit 100MHz RISC processor, internal
memories, a full panel of controllers, and analog/digital interfaces.
With this
development, Gangshun Technology will become a representative and an
extension of Innova Card in China. In doing so, Gangshun will implement its
technical support team to provide technical assistance to Innova Card’s
local
customers.

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AMBANK AWARD

AmBank Berhad has recently been awarded the “Best Domestic Provider
of Foreign Exchange Services in Malaysia as voted by Corporates” by
AsiaMoney. The award was determined based on results from
AsiaMoney’s 17th annual 2007 FX Poll of 1,180 senior treasury execs,
financial execs, SMEs, bank employees and fund management firm
employees from 1,085 different companies in the region. AmBank deals
foreign currencies under the Exchange Control Act and offers remittances
for imports, exports, investments, and risk management/hedging to all
customer segments. AmBank is major auto financier, credit card provider,
mortgage loan provider and personal financer and has recently partnered
with ANZ banking group.

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AMBIRONTRUSTWAVE & ONE-SEC

AmbironTrustWave has announced the acquisition of of One-SEC under
confidential terms. Subsequently, The operations of the separate
companies will
merge as one and organizations in EMEA will have access to
AmbironTrustWave’s
compliance management solutions, managed security services and SSL
certificates. One-SEC provides Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard
(PCI DSS) compliance solutions for businesses and organizations in EMEA
and works with payment card processing entities including card
associations,
acquiring banks, payment service providers, merchants and hosting
providers.
AmbironTrustWave is a leading certificate authority and serves over 30,000
organizations around the world required to validate compliance with
industry
best practices to protect information endorsed by American Express,
Discover,
MasterCard Worldwide, Visa International and Visa USA.

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