Diebold Announces New Board Members

Shareholders of Diebold elected its board of directors at its annual meeting and declared the second-quarter cash dividend and re-elected company officers. Newly elected directors include Roberto Artavia, chairman of the board, Viva Trust, (Nassau, Bahamas and San Jose, Costa Rica) and Robert S. Prather, Jr., president and chief operating officer, Gray Television, Inc. (Atlanta, Georgia). Re-elected to the board of directors were Patrick W. Allender, retired executive vice president, chief financial officer and secretary, Danaher Corporation, Washington, D.C.; Bruce L. Byrnes, retired vice chairman of the board, Procter & Gamble, Inc., Cincinnati, Ohio Phillip R. Cox, president and chief executive officer, Cox Financial Corporation, Cincinnati, Ohio; Richard L. Crandall, managing partner, Aspen Venture LLC, Aspen, Colorado; Gale S. Fitzgerald, retired president and director, TranSpend, Inc., Bernardsville, New Jersey; Rajesh K. Soin, chairman of the board and chief executive officer, Soin International LLC, Beavercreek, Ohio; Henry D.G. Wallace, executive chairman of the board, Diebold, Incorporated; and Alan J. Weber, chief executive officer, Weber Group LLC, Greenwich, Connecticut.

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Access Softek integrates mBanking with Geezeo PFM tools

Access Softek and Geezeo technology innovators announced their partnership, Integrating Access Softek’s mobile banking with Geezeo’s personal finance manager (PFM). Focused on the next generation of mobile banking, this partnership will have a single mobile product that combines complete day-today financial operations with planning and goal management. Access Softek’s Mobile Finance Manager offers extensive functionality including true real-time deposit capture, bill pay, P2P transfers, and more. Incorporating Geezeo PFM capabilities like account aggregation, auto-categorization, and spending alerts gives users ultimate convenience.

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Euronet Announces Pan-European Prepaid Card Issuing

Euronet 360 Finance Ltd., a subsidiary of Euronet Worldwide, launched of end-to-end prepaid card issuing, processing and BIN sponsorship solutions in Europe. Euronet 360 Finance Ltd., under the supervision of the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), is now providing electronic money and payment services through card issuing, BIN sponsorship and payment card acquiring. By passporting the e-money license across the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) territory (except Monaco), Euronet 360 Finance Ltd. is able to issue cards and process transactions across the entire European Economic Area (EEA). Euronet’s complete prepaid card solution provides non-FCA licensed organizations with the ability to quickly, easily and cost effectively enter the prepaid card arena. Euronet’s prepaid card solution include the support of physical and virtual cards, for one-time, gift card or reloadable use with contactless functionality through MasterCard Paypass.

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Sterling Payment Deploys Ingenico EMV-ready devices

Ingenico payment solutions announced Sterling Payment Technologies added the Ingenico “Telium2” series payment devices for its merchants countrywide. Sterling will begin rolling out Ingenico’s iCT220 and iCT250 bankcard countertop terminals, and iPP220 and iPP320 PIN pads to address EMV chip-based smartcard technology as playing a key role in helping all types and sizes of U.S. merchants mitigate fraud risk during card present transactions. Expanding its current portfolio of POS products with a new line of EMV-ready payment devices that would enable merchants to securely accept all forms of payment, including chip card transactions, became mission critical for Sterling.

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Identive Wins Contract to Issue 4mm NFC Tags

Identive Group solutions and services for the identification, security and RFID industries, received orders for four million near field communication (NFC) tags to support two large new customer projects. Three million NFC Type 2 tags will be used for a mobile retail application in France and one million NFC TOM™ (Tag on Metal) phone stickers will enable a banking and payment program in Africa. 800,000 of the NFC tags and all of the NFC phone stickers are scheduled to ship during the current quarter. Also the Company’s “Tagtrail” mobile services delivery platform is currently deployed by a leading European mobile network operator (MNO) to drive mobile marketing campaigns in Germany. Tagtrail allows customers to tap their phones to Identive’s NFC tags and receive information about loyalty program benefits, new service offerings and where to find participating merchants and retailers.

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Entrepreneurs Gravitate Toward Entrepreneurs

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] The American Express OPEN “Small Business Monitor” shows 70% of entrepreneurs purchase and source goods and services from other small businesses while 96% support their local communities. This support includes donating to local causes (70%) and participating in community projects (49%) while 83% shop at independently-owned businesses in their neighborhoods. Meanwhile,…

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MasterCard Among Top Companies for Diversity

MasterCard has been recognized as a top corporate leader for diversity by DiversityInc, having jumped 10 spots to fifth place of top 50 companies. MasterCard puts a premium on nurturing an inclusive culture where employees with wide-ranging backgrounds and qualities are highly motivated, engaged and connected. The company’s culture is built on the fundamental belief that by bringing together people with a variety of strengths, skills and experiences, it will be best able to meet the unique payment needs of those they serve. The survey in its 14th year ranks based on CEO Commitment; Human Capital; Corporate and Organizational Communications; and Supplier Diversity.

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Oberthur Appoints New CEO

The Board of Directors of Oberthur Technologies appointed Didier Lamouche CEO. Well-known in the industry, Lamouche brings to the role more than 25 years’ experience gained across multiple industries like Semiconductor, Information Technology and Wireless communications. He replaces Xavier Drilhon and is determined to support and accelerate the growth ambition of the company, across all its strategic segments and enforce its leadership on a worldwide basis.

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Accenture Shows Growing Consumer mPayment Use

Financial incentives and mobile-based financial-management tools could increase consumers’ use of smartphones as payment devices, according to an Accenture survey of 4,000 smartphone users. More than half of respondents who currently use their smartphones to make payments said they were highly likely to pay by phone more often if they could use their phone to track receipts (cited by 60 percent of respondents), manage their personal finances (56 percent), or show proof of insurance (56 percent) or of a valid driver’s license (54 percent). In addition, more than half of those who currently make mobile payments also said they were highly likely to pay by phone more often if they were offered: instant coupons from retailers when buying by phone (cited by 60 percent of respondents); reward points stored on their phone for future purchases at the store (51 percent); coupons that could be automatically stored on their phone (50 percent); or preferential treatment, such as priority customer service (50 percent).

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TSYS Merchant Solutions Intros Multi-Currency Solutions

TSYS Merchant Solutions merchant acquirer launched its TSYS “Pay in Your Currency” and “Shop in Your Currency” multi-currency solutions, powered by Planet Paymentinternational and multi-currency payment processor, to TSYS Merchant Solutions’ merchants. The “Pay in Your Currency” solution gives eligible international customers the choice of paying in their home currency at the point of sale, offering significant benefits to TSYS merchants and their customers. Customers are handed a receipt, or pointed to an electronic terminal which displays the transaction amounts in U.S. dollars and their home currency, with the daily exchange rate and other service details. The customer chooses their currency on the receipt or device. Meanwhile, “Shop in Your Currency” allows e-commerce merchants to more effectively target foreign markets and more sales from international customers.

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WorldPay Certifies VeriFone Countertop POS

VeriFone Systems announced WorldPay electronic payment processing solutions completed its compatibility certification for VeriFone’s “VX 520” countertop payment system. WorldPay will also offer a secure audio card-reader version of VeriFone’s PAYware Mobile for small merchant mobile payments using smartphones, tablets and other smart devices. The “VX 520” of the VX Evolution family offers an advanced countertop payment device and supports VeriShield Total Protect for end-to-end encryption and tokenization. WorldPay is also in process of certifying compatibility of the VX 805 and VX 820 PIN pads and wireless VX 680, which like the VX 520 offer contactless and smart card payment acceptance capabilities that are crucial to emerging NFC wallet technology and EMV compliance. The portable VX 680 is available with WiFi and Bluetooth or GPRS communications for merchants on the move.

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