Wynn Las Vegas Picks GPN VIP LightSpeed

Wynn Las Vegas has selected Global Payments’ Gaming Division’s “VIP LightSpeed” suite of products for check cashing transactions. Global Payments will provide patron check cashing and electronic check cashing services and establish VIP Preferred card accounts with the highest guarantee limits in the industry. Global Payments offers a comprehensive line of processing solutions worldwide.

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NCR’s ATM Revenues Climb 8% Year-On-Year

NCR reported that first quarter revenue for its ATM business was $272 million, up 8% from the year-ago period. The Retail Store Automation unit generated $175 million of revenue, up 6% from the first quarter of 2004. Overall, NCR reported first quarter net income of $30 million. For the fourth quarter, NCR reported that its ATM segment produced record revenue of $451 million, a 15% gain from the year-ago period. For the full year 2004, ATM revenues hit $1.3 billion, a 19% gain over 2003. For complete details on NCR’s current and past performance, visit CardData ([www.carddata.com][1])

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Valley Foods Selects NCR’s POS Solutions

Montana-based Valley Foods has selected NCR to provide “RealPOS 80c” terminals with the “DynaKey” operator interface, as well as its “Advanced Checkout Solution”. ACS offers enhanced promotional tools and added features to accommodate high-volume checkouts needs of retailers. NCR Corporation provides ATMs, retail systems, Teradata data warehouses and IT services globally.

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Fair Isaac’s First Quarter Revenues Up 13%

Fair Isaac reported first quarter revenues of $196.0 million versus $173.2 million for 1Q/04. Net income for the quarter totaled $34.3 million, compared with net income of $30.8 million in the same quarter last year. Revenues increased across each of the company’s four operating segments. Strategy Machine Solutions revenues increased to $111.3 million in the quarter from $103.6 million in 1Q/04. Scoring Solutions revenues increased to $39.3 million by 17% in the first quarter, primarily due to an increase in revenues derived from risk scoring services at the credit reporting agencies. Professional Services revenues increased to $33.6 million in the quarter from $24.6 million in the prior year quarter. Analytic Software Tools revenues increased to $11.8 million by 4% in the quarter. For complete details on Fair Isaac’s current and past performance, visit CardData ([www.carddata.com][1])

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VigilantMinds is MasterCard SDP Compliant

VigilantMinds Inc. has completed the MasterCard “Site Data Protection” compliance testing process. VigilantMinds helps online merchants evaluate the security of their web sites that store MasterCard account data, achieve compliance with the MasterCard SDP program that is in accordance with the PCI standard and helps merchants meet the June 30,2005 deadline for PCI requirements.

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Authorize.Net’s Q1 Revenues Climb 20%

MA-based Lightbridge reported first quarter revenue of $30.6 million versus $29.6 million for 1Q/04. Authorize.Net’s revenue for the first quarter were $10.1 million, an increase of 20% over the first quarter of 2004. The Company added 13,000 new merchants during the quarter. Transaction volumes increased to 55.9 million, a 25% growth over the comparable quarter last year. Processing volume was $5.2 billion in the first quarter, up 38% year over year. Lightbridge posted a net loss of $700,000 for the first quarter, versus the same net loss one-year ago. For complete details on Lightbridge’s current and past performance, visit CardData ([www.carddata.com][1])

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Cap One Finds Business Dreams are Underfunded

A new Capital One survey has found that 55% of Americans said that the biggest obstacle to launching a new business is finding the cash to fund the business. Information about small business lending is available from the Small Business section of Capital One’s web site. The site also includes links to the Better Business Bureaus BBBTips for small businesses, which provides practical tips and information. Capital One’s subsidiaries collectively had 49.1 million accounts and $81.6 billion in managed loans outstanding as of March 31, 2005.

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Axalto Posts a 17% Gain in 1Q/05 Revenue

Axalto posted a 17% gain in first-quarter revenue, to $ 237.3 million. The Cards segment revenue amounted to $216.5 million, a 13% increase over 1Q/04. During the period, Axalto delivered more than 93 million microprocessor cards, an increase of 28%. In financial cards, Axalto’s revenue fell 10% over the quarter to $44.5 million, a 14% drop at constant exchange rates. Axalto says the decline should be seen against the background of a very high basis of comparison in the first quarter of 2004, which marked the peak of the massive roll-out of EMV cards in the United Kingdom. For the same reason, the volume of microprocessor cards delivered fell 17% to 15.4 million. Point-of-sale terminals segment revenue jumped 78% to $20.8 million. For complete details on Axalto’s first quarter performance, visit CardData (www.carddata.com).

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Discover Employees Test Pay By Touch

Employees at the Discover Financial Services headquarters in Riverwoods, IL can now use Pay By Touch in the employee cafeteria. After a one-time enrollment, Discover employees can use a simple finger scan to make cafeteria purchases. Discover’s implementation of Pay By Touch is an extension of the two companies’ strategic marketing alliance announced in August 2004. Pay By Touch is a payment service free to consumers that allows shoppers to pay for purchases or cash checks using a finger scan. Discover Financial Services, a business unit of Morgan Stanley, operates the Discover Card with more than 50 million Cardmembers.

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ADS Buys Blair Credit Card Portfolio

Dallas-based Alliance Data Systems and Blair Corporation have inked a purchase and sale deal wherein ADS’ industrial bank subsidiary will purchase Blair’s private label credit portfolio and will, under a 10-year agreement, provide a fully integrated private label credit program for Blair’s catalog and Web brands including Blair and Irvine Park. Blair’s credit portfolio currently consists of over 800,000 accounts and generates in excess of $200 million in annual credit sales. Blair Corporation has annual sales of approximately $500 million. Alliance Data Systems provides transaction services, credit services and marketing services, managing over 105 million consumer relationships.

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ceWireless Payment Service Introduced

Cygnus eTransactions Group has launched a new mobile ticketing system, marketed under the brand name “ceWireless”. Ticket reservations and credit card transactions are processed in real-time, with connectivity to Cygnus’ data center provided by WiFi, Bluetooth or GPRS. Consumers can collect their tickets immediately at one of 12 conveniently located ticketing kiosks marketed under the brand name ceOsk. Cygnus processes sales and payments for its customers’ wholesale and retail channels.

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Transaction Systems Q1 Down Slightly

Transaction Systems Architects reported revenues of $75.6 million, operating income of $16.0 million, and net income of $11.2 million. During the quarter, ACI Worldwide signed seven new customers and Insession Technologies added six. Customer highlights included ACI Worldwide signing its first BASE24-es solution in the Asia-Pacific region, and two new BASE24 customers in Africa and the Middle East. Three new ACI Proactive Risk Manager customers were added in Canada, the Netherlands and Italy, which brings the Company’s PRM customer count to over eighty-five. ACI Worldwide licensed nineteen capacity upgrades. Insession Technologies, through its distributor relationship with GoldenGate, signed two new customers to its data movement and replication solution. IntraNet Worldwide signed two key services contracts and licensed one capacity upgrade during the quarter. For complete details on TSAI’s first quarter performance, visit CardData ([www.carddata.com][1]).

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