Aeriandi Enlists Adapt on PCI Compliance

Aeriandi differentiated financial solutions selected Adapt independent managed services to support its business growth. Adapt will deliver critical infrastructure to support Aeriandi’s flagship offering, PCI Circle, which helps organisations meet compliance obligations quickly, cost effectively and securely. Aeriandi creates innovative technology that delivers superior business results for organisations across a number of industries. PCI Circle is Aeriandi’s team of highly experienced engineers, developers, consultants and managers that share deep expertise in delivering successful, PCI-DSS compliant solutions across every industry from multi-channel retailers to utilities, major high street banks and financial institutions.

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Datacard Group Presenting at the ICMA 2013 Card Expo

Datacard secure ID and card personalization solutions, announced its senior marketing manager will be speaking at the International Card Manufacturers Association (ICMA) 2013 Expo taking place on June 4-7, 2013 in Washington, D.C. The 2013 ICMA EXPO will feature a variety of presentations from different perspectives and address management and technical matters, industry trends, personalization and production issues, as well as new applications and marketing tips. Arredondo will be giving a presentation on “EMV and Mobile: A Case Study Convergence” on Thursday, June 6th at 2:00 p.m. This session will outline a recent mobile payments beta with a large U.S. issuer and how implementing an EMV structure in the U.S. will help enable overall adoption of contactless mobile payments.

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VocaLink Payment Service Hits Five-Year Mark

VocaLink is celebrating the five year anniversary of its Faster Payments Service, with 2.5 billion transactions securely processed since its launch in 2008. Against a tough economic backdrop, the service has flourished and real time processing is now the standard time for phone or internet initiated domestic UK payments. The Faster Payments Service is the largest real time payment system in the world that operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, offering direct customer initiation and almost instantaneous transfer of value to the beneficiary. VocaLink processes payments on behalf of the Faster Payments Scheme Limited. The service supports businesses and consumers alike with the ability to make immediate bank transfers.

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MasterCard Names European Commercial Head

MasterCard appointed Andrew Buckley Head of Commercial Products for Europe to lead the commercial team in Europe and delivering advanced commercial payments solutions to small businesses and large corporations and their employees. Andrew previously served as VP, Global Corporate Card Product Management at American Express. In his role, he was responsible for launching news products, such as Corporate Centurion, and new markets such as Russia. He was also VP, Global Corporate Marketing with American Express, where he drove the shift to digital acquisition. He also held senior Sales and Technology roles with American Express, in both the UK and USA. Prior to this, he was a consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers, and before that held strategy, sales and marketing roles with major Telecoms and IT companies. This experience included the startup of Telco’s such as Cegetel in France and BT NIS in Japan.

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ANZ Deploys NCR Cash Recycling

NCR announced ANZ Bank New Zealand has embarked on Asia-Pacific’s biggest deployment of its next-generation teller cash recycler (TCR) to provide a friendlier, more engaging branch experience. The NCR Cash Recycler 11 quickly accepts and dispenses cash for teller staff, allowing them to focus their attention on the customer rather than counting bank notes. Also, by immediately securing all deposited notes in its safe, cash drawers and loose cash are eliminated from the teller counter, improving security. This has enabled ANZ to remove barriers within the branch, which have traditionally kept customers and staff on opposite sides of the counter. NCR’s next-generation recycler can cut these transaction times by up to 50 percent and allow tellers to focus on customer service and offering advice rather than bill counting.

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AnywhereCommerce Partners Paytoo and Mobilepaid

AnywhereCommerce global payments technology entered into a strategic alliance with PayToo and Mobilepaid to deliver a multifaceted mobile payment acceptance solution that can support a variety of payment presentation technologies. Available for download on all common smartphones and tablets, the new app relies on AnywhereCommerce’s patented audio-jack technology to transform any smartphone or tablet into a highly secure mPOS terminal. Through this technology, merchants can accept payments made through traditional magnetic stripe, EMV chip, and NFC platforms. AnywhereCommerce, PayToo, and Mobilepaid targets the over 25 million small retailers and more than three billion unbanked consumers worldwide.

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First Data Names New Vice Chairman

First Data electronic commerce and payment processing announced that Executive VP, Ed Labry, has been named its Vice Chairman. Now the senior-most advisor to the chief executive officer, Labry will lead the company’s engagement with its premier customers and driving new enterprise client engagement. Labry was previously president of First Data North America, a market that grew to contribute more than 85 percent of the company’s consolidated revenue under his leadership from 2010 through 2012. First Data’s U.S. operations deliver products and services to financial institutions and bank alliance partners, merchants and commercial customers, providing virtually all services in the payment continuum, from payment card issuing to acquiring transactions at the point of sale for processing and settlement. Previously Labry served as president of the company’s Retail and Alliance Services division.

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AIRTAG Facilitates Magento E-Commerce mWallets

AIRTAG Mobile Shopping Solutions announced AIRSHOP advanced ordering & payment solution has been fully integrated with Magento; the eBay owned open source e-commerce platform used by more than 150,000 retailers. This integration enables retailers currently using Magento for their e-commerce sites to easily transition to mobile commerce and offer consumers a multi-channel experience that includes mobile, web, and tablet applications. Forrester Research predicts that by 2017, half of all mobile internet users will be mobile retail buyers, meaning that retailers must start to develop a mobilized and multi-channel strategy. This offers a full retailer wallet for advanced ordering and payments with both in-store and delivery pick-up options and multiple payment scheme support, including PayPal, 1 Click, and Credit Card with integrated targeted marketing through mobile loyalty, geolocated couponing, geofencing, push notifications, location based marketing and product recommendations.

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Ink from Chase Refines Jot Mobile App

Ink from Chase announced a new receipt capture capability exclusively for JotSM, a free mobile application and online tool designed to meet the needs of small business owners who are often on the go. Jot saves small business owners time in the back office by enabling them to easily track, categorize and organize business expenses – including actual receipts – in real-time from their iPhone® and Android™ mobile devices. Jot sends small business owners a push alert within seconds of making a purchase with their Ink card. Customers can immediately tag these purchases to custom categories on a mobile device or online. With the receipt capture feature, customers simply take a photo of a receipt with their mobile device camera and attach it to purchases made with an Ink card. Customers can then sort transactions, download and print receipts online and create and download reports containing purchases and receipts into accounting software, including QuickBooks® and Excel®.

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