TransCard Joins Watch2Pay, Offers Consumers Easy Way to Pay

TransCard partnered Watch2Pay U.S., offering the MasterCard PayPass watch for contactless (NFC) payments. Watch2Pay will be marketed in the U.S. through financial institutions offering TransCard prepaid programs. If no NFC reader is available, just use your companion prepaid card, which is tied to the same account. It’s that easy and that fun.

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Breadcrumb Launches POS Hardware Protection

Breadcrumb announced AirLift comprehensive overnight emergency parts replacement service and extended warranty plan for restaurants and bars that use the iPad POS system. AirLift protects businesses for a period of two years by getting them back up and running again with hassle-free part replacement for accidental damage and hardware defects. For an extra fee of approximately $100 per terminal purchased from the Breadbox store, AirLift provides a low-cost option for businesses to protect their mission-critical equipment. Breadcrumb already provides one year of free coverage on basic manufacturing defects.

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TAS Group to Participate in EMV Migration Forum

TAS will now participate in the EMV Migration Forum cooperative body established by the Smart Card Alliance . The forum is focused on enabling effective, timely and successful migration from magnetic stripe to EMV. The EMV Migration Forum has been created to address issues that require broad cooperation and coordination across many constituents in the payments space, reaching 100 members from the entire payments sector. As member of the Forum TAS will have the opportunity to share our experience and know how in supporting the smooth and efficient migration to EMV in the U.S., ensuring the adoption of the innovative payments technologies that we have successfully deployed in other parts of the world.

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ScanSource Posts 2Q/12 Fiscal Results

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] ScanSource announced complete financial results for its quarter ended December 31, 2012. Net sales decreased 4.5% to $747.7 million, compared with $782.7 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2011. Excluding the translation impact of foreign currencies, net sales decreased 3.1% year-over-year. Operating income decreased to $24.4 million from $32.1 million…

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Vipera Wins Italian mBanking Contract

Vipera mobile financial services has won a mobile banking contract to provide its “Motif” platform through a cooperation agreement between Vipera and the Italy office of a leading multinational professional services firm. The “Motif” solution offers a flexible and extensive mobile banking platform, which will allow the bank to offer its customers full access to their bank account details enabling them to make credit card and utility bill payments and to instantly transfer funds anywhere in the world. The project plan calls for a rapid roll-out with implementation in the early part of 2013 and offers the bank a path to further functionality available within the Motif suite.

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Bradesco Implements Oberthur EMV Card Personalization

Oberthur Technologies smart card technology announced Banco Bradesco selected its EMV card personalisation and fulfilment services. Bradesco’s EMV card personalisation and fulfilment will take place at Oberthur Technologies’ São Paulo, Brazil manufacturing facility and service center, using the company’s proprietary Common Personalisation System (CPS), developed over the past ten years and deployed across Oberthur Technologies’ global network of over 35 service centers across the globe.

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MasterCard qualifies Acquirer Systems Card Personalization

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] MasterCard Worldwide has qualified the Acquirer Systems’ “Pivot” Personalisation Validation Toolkit for their “Version 5.5” card personalization requirements. PIVOT is maintained against the latest network standards to help card developers, issuers and bureaux ensure that their MasterCard payment products are personalized correctly for EMV and contactless and mobile MasterCard PayPass cards…

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Saks Fifth Avenue Launches New Card

Saks Fifth Avenue announced enhancements to its SaksFirst loyalty program. With this, Saks cardholders will be granted automatic and free membership in SaksFirst, with no minimum spending requirement, will earn points toward a SaksFirst Gift Card with their very first purchase while ‘SaksFirst’ will be expanded to include purchases made at the Company’s Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH outlet stores. Also, ‘All Saks’ cardholders will now receive free shipping from Saks stores and granted access to even more special events and private benefits. To celebrate and kick off the launch of the enhanced SaksFirst program, Saks Fifth Avenue’s New York City flagship store will offer “5 Days of Firsts,” January 28 through February 1. From 1/28-2/1, all customers who sign up for a NEW SaksFirst card will receive a $25 gift card, on 1/28, the first 500 customers who show their Saks card will receive a $100 gift card and on 1/29, all customers who claim the offer on Facebook at Saks will receive a free yogurt on the 5th floor in SnAKS.

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Broadway Bank expands Fiserv deal

Fiserv announced that Broadway Bank extended and expanded its relationship, which chose an integrated technology suite consisting of solutions for payments, processing services, risk and compliance, business intelligence and customer and channel management. In addition to Signature, which offers a complete end-to-end solution for account processing, the Fiserv suite for Broadway Bank includes ATM and Credit Processing, the ACCEL/Exchange(R) Network, InformEnt(R), EnAct(TM), Nautilus(R), Aperio(TM), PEP+(R), Financial Crime Risk Management, Mobile Source Capture(TM), Branch Source Capture(TM), Decision Optimization Solutions and Bank Intelligence, as well as solutions for risk and compliance and item processing. The bank also utilizes Sageworks(R) for loan portfolio and credit risk management via a technology partnership with Fiserv.

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DoubleBeam Completes m-payment IBM Integration

DoubleBeam completed its cloud-based mobile payment solution integration with the IBM ACE POS System. Offering mobile solutions to help retailers improve their customer experience, this integration will help supermarkets and other chain retailers to increase their marketing ROI through personalized promotions; to create a highly engaged shopping experience for today’s tech-savvy shopper; to reduce their customer’s time at checkout; to save dramatically compared to traditional credit and debit transactions through mobile-based eChecking.

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OKI Delivers Travelex Currency Exchanger

OKI deployed its “RG7 Currency Exchanger” to Travelex Japan. The currency exchange machine, capable of simultaneously recycling deposits and withdrawals between Japanese yen and multiple foreign currencies, is projected for sales of more than 100 units to Travelex Japan over the next three years. The “RG7 Currency Exchanger” introduction to Travelex Japan, OKI is automating exchange tasks that used to be handled manually. This enhances customer service and accelerates the pace of foreign currency exchange transactions.

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