Intuit Gives GoPayment New Look

Intuit unveiled a fresh look and feel to its GoPayment mobile payment app. The new GoPayment comes with new tools and features that small businesses can use on their smartphones or tablets – helping them to compete with bigger companies, increase sales and grow their business. GoPayment syncs data with best-selling QuickBooks financial software, and integrates with QuickBooks Point of Sale to provide one of the only robust mobile point-of-sale solutions specifically designed to help the nation’s 2.8 million small retailers manage and grow their businesses. Improvements allow users to personalize transactions to meet their specific needs and tastes, track cash payments, apply discounts and better manage employees.

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National ATM Council joins EMV Migration Forum

The National ATM Council, dedicated to representing the interests of Independent ATM providers across the U.S., has joined the EMV Migration Forum. The Forum was founded by the Smart Card Alliance to facilitate discussion and collaboration among various industry participants in the proposed U.S. migration to EMV chip card technology. NAC has formed its own internal EMV Working Group to address the challenges posed for ATM providers by the proposed implementation of EMV technology in the U.S.

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mopay Deploys Customer Relationship Management

mopay announced its mobile loyalty management suite, which includes customer relationship management, loyalty and gamification tools and now allows mopay clients to add an opt-in feature that enables consumers to sign up for a mobile loyalty program. Online merchants can now immediately communicate with users to enhance customer relationship management, build loyalty and improve customer satisfaction. This gives online merchants a way to bill users who do not have a credit card or do not want to use their credit card in an online environment while giving consumers a convenient, secure and fast way to pay for goods.

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Raiffeisen Alto Adige Implements TAS for MyBank switch

Raiffeisen Alto Adige will join the EBA Clearing MyBank circuit, relying on TAS Group to deliver a solution with high added value and fully consistent with the new pan-European model for e-payments and e-mandates. TAS Group has actively participated in the MyBank initiative by working with EBA Clearing since the early stage of specifications assessment and will support Raiffeisen Alto Adige in all phases of the project, from Pilot Testing through to the Official Launch, scheduled for March 2013. Merchants will gain a competitive advantage in the international e-commerce scenario which is becoming increasingly integrated and growing strongly.

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TSYS Celebrates 15-year Partnership in Africa

TSYS announced its milestone 15-year partnership with Kenya’s Commercial Bank of Africa (CBA). CBA became a TSYS client in 1997 when it began using the PRIME card management solution to manage issuing, acquiring, collections and rewards for its suite of Visa™ products. It has also deployed TSYS’ fraud and ATM network management solutions, as well as PRIME’s Instalments module in order to be the first financial institution to deliver instalment programmes to the Kenyan market.

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Unemployment Rate Teeters, Down .2% M/M

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Total payroll employment was up 146,000 in November as the unemployment rate surrendered 0.2% since last month, dropping to 7.7% while the number of unemployed stuck around 12.0 million. Those jobless 27 weeks or more was little changed at 4.8 million in November, accounting for 40.1% of the unemployed. Those employed…

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Viableware RAIL Certifies to Leading Payment Processors

Viableware RAIL payment platform processing technology has been certified to the security standards of 11 of the leading payment processors that represent more than $1.6 trillion in combined credit, debit and prepaid card transactions annually in the United States. The RAIL payment platform seamlessly integrates with leading restaurant POS systems from MICROS, NCR Aloha, and Dinerware to securely accept payments at the table. The platform utilizes a fleet of handheld devices designed to replicate the look and feel of the traditional bill presentation folder used at most full-service restaurants – but unlike the original, the RAIL devices enable guests to self-swipe credit or debit cards, auto-calculate the tip, split the bill multiple ways, pay-by-item, and direct-email receipts.

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Optimal Payments and Vantiv Ink processing Deal

Optimal Payments online payments provider has entered into an agreement with Vantiv payment processing services and related technology solutions for merchants and financial institutions. This allows Optimal to offer its global merchants a sophisticated online payments solution in the U.S. market, enabling these merchants to process online payments via a wide range of payment methods, including Visa and MasterCard. This relationship combines Optimal’s expertise in providing international ecommerce and risk management solutions with Vantiv’s processing scale, renowned service, and reputation in the U.S. market.

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FIS Introduces DOLLAR$TOP Limited-surcharge Program

Consumers will be able to access cash for just $1 from thousands of ATMs as FIS introduces the DOLLAR$TOP limited-surcharge program through the NYCE Payments Network. DOLLAR$TOP also benefits financial institutions and non-financial institution ATM deployers, offering a “no-surprise” convenience fee of just $1 to their cardholders, without the royalty fees often associated with surcharge-free programs or the escalating costs of proprietary surcharge-rebate policies. Participating banks and credit unions will not be required to make their ATMs part of the DOLLAR$TOP program, retaining 100 percent of proprietary ATM surcharge fee revenue.

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PULSE Extends ATM Agreement with Busey Bank

PULSE debit/ATM network and Busey Bank, a premier provider of financial services, have extended their affiliation through a long-term agreement that includes PIN POS debit and ATM services. This expanded agreement with PULSE ensures that Busey customers will continue to enjoy the convenience of paying at retail POS terminals across the U.S. through PULSE PAY, and have access to a nationwide network of more than 380,000 ATMs.

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MasterCard and Optimal Payments Partner

Optimal Payments online payment provider signed a five year deal with MasterCard International Incorporated to drive prepaid market growth, focused around the Net+ Prepaid MasterCard program. This after Optimal Payments Limited was to become an issuer of prepaid cards including, which will allow Optimal Payments to more quickly grow the Net+ program and actively pursue additional commercial opportunities. The Net+ card offers cardholders a powerful tool to transfer money and spend anywhere MasterCard is accepted.

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MasterCard Names New VP, Acceptance Development

MasterCard Worldwide has appointed Glen Mahatlani VP, Acceptance Development for South Africa. He will be responsible for growing acceptance of MasterCard products, enabling acceptance at point of sale and ATMs. He is also tasked with driving the adoption and acceptance of new technologies and payment innovations such as mobile and contactless payment platforms. Additional responsibilities include developing alliances with acquiring banks, nurturing relationships with merchants and industry bodies and driving merchant education initiatives within the South African market. Mahatlani holds an Honours degree in Accounting Science from the University of South Africa and a Bachelor of Commerce from University of Limpopo.

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