Adyen Announces Availability of Chip & PIN mPOS

Adyen global payment announced the European availability of its “Shuttle” payment solution, allowing merchants to accept Chip & PIN payments from a mobile device at the point-of-sale (MPOS). It is fully EMV compliant to provide infrastructure for POS payments, with all three channels directly connected to the Adyen back office, requiring only a single point of administration. Shuttle is a standalone MPOS device that connects to iOS and Android smartphones or tablets wirelessly via a Bluetooth connection. To use, shoppers simply key their pin codes into the device and the transaction is verified offline or online. Shuttle has been developed to bring complete mobility to point-of-sale commerce, accommodating everything from small specialist stores to medium-to-large sized and international businesses, enabling merchants to safely accept Chip & PIN transactions on any credit or debit card.

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SIX Implements Clear2Pay Chargeback System

SIX Payment Services (SIX) has selected Clear2Pay’s CBK solution to support its chargeback business and processes on a single standardized platform. The CBK Chargeback system replaces two old systems and will evolve over time to encompass both acquiring and issuing chargebacks for credit and debit cards. The Clear2Pay’s CBK system has so far been implemented for users at two locations in Switzerland and Austria. The new platform will generate added value when it comes to managing and processing dispute resolution for financial institutions, merchants and cardholders.

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Ingenico Tests NFC Lunch Vouchers

Edenred, market leader and inventor of the Ticket Restaurant, together with the NFC & Mobile Payment Observatory of the Milan Polytechnic, promoted the testing of Ticket Restaurant Mobile, an application that offers users the chance to pay for meals by using a mobile phone, with no need for paper-based or electronic mediums. The key partners in the project are Research In Motion (RIM), Ingenico Italia electronic payment solutions and Reply, specialized in the design and implementation of solutions based on the new digital media and communication channels. The testing phase involves about 80 users from a renowned campus in Milan, equipped with BlackBerry® Curve™ 9380 smartphones, Over the next six months, they will be able to test the new application with a network of 60 affiliated merchants (cafeterias, restaurants, markets) near the University, fitted with POS Ingenico iCT250 with iST150 contactless reader. They can quickly pay their bill by bringing the handset near the contactless reader installed at the merchant and complete the transaction in less than three seconds.

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Better ATM Services Launches ATM-Dispensed Multibrand Prepaid Card

Better ATM Services has begun to issue its “myGIFT” card ATM-issued multibrand prepaid card. The “myGIFT” One Card Many Choices Discover Prepaid Card allows consumers to shop at premier, nationally recognized restaurant and retail stores including Macy’s, Lowe’s, Outback Steakhouse, and Bonefish Grill. Cards are redeemable to buy goods and services at specific merchants that accept Discover cards. The “myGIFT” cards will be available at walk-up Banner Federal Credit Union ATMs at eleven select Banner Health ATM locations. The new ATM-dispensed card is made of a thin, durable material allowing cards to easily pass through an ATMs’ cash mechanisms and works like any other prepaid card.

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Fiserv and the Money Management Institute Partner

Fiserv financial services technology solutions will be providing exclusive data on the managed investment solutions industry to the Money Management Institute (MMI) and Dover Financial Research. The release of this data represents an industry first and enables industry participants to track key trends within the Separately Managed Account (SMA) and Unified Managed Account (UMA) market segments. The data will help provide insight on product trends that will help wealth management firms better service their clients and grow their wealth advisory businesses. MMI will include the Fiserv data in the 4Q issue of Central, an MMI quarterly publication, and subsequent issues of Central. Through industry advocacy, educational initiatives, regulatory affairs, data reporting and professional networking, MMI supports and advances the growth of advisory solutions.

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Foursquare Implements Cirrus Insight Through Salesforce.com

Foursquare has deployed Cirrus Insight on its AppExchange business apps marketplace, a browser extension for Chrome and Firefox that instantly displays contextual Salesforce information alongside emails in Gmail. This allows Foursquare’s sales team to ultimately view Salesforce contacts, create new leads, and save emails to Salesforce from their Gmail app. Available now, Cirrus Insight enables Foursquare employees to more efficiently focus on their members and partners. Cirrus Insight brings together two leading cloud business apps, Salesforce and Gmail, to boost productivity and results.

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USA Technologies and Isis Expand mCommerce to Vending Machines

USA Technologies wireless, cashless payment and M2M telemetry solutions for small-ticket, self-serve retailing industries, announced it’s expanding mobile payment acceptance to 7,500 vending machines with its NFC-enabled “ePort” technology and “ePort” Connect service. The Isis Mobile Wallet is expected to simplify the shopping and paying experience as consumers make vending machine purchases with a simple tap of their phone. Vending operators just need to install USAT’s NFC-enabled technology and display the type of signage typical for other payment networks.

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American Express Expands Payment Gateway

American Express and Transaction Network Services announced American Express Payment Gateway is now be available in France. This allows businesses to quickly and easily set up online payment functionality through custom implementation and in-country solutions and help manage e-commerce and other card-not-present transactions. It supports all major card brands and payment types; allows payment acceptance globally with multi-currency enablement in over 120 global currencies and major local acquirer connectivity ; meets unique business needs through hosted solutions, standard or custom implementation and in-country solutions; delivers value-added services, such as cardholder authentication capabilities, and TNS’ tokenization solution; and provides product support by phone 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

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MasterCard Announces mShopping Application Awards

MasterCard launches a new competition recognizing the best available mobile shopping applications in nine countries in Central and Eastern Europe, Russia and Turkey. Participating countries include Czech Republic, Croatia, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Romania, Russia and Turkey. The MasterCard Mobile Shopping Application Awards will recognise the best mobile applications that allow users to browse and optionally purchase products or services. Applicants will be judged and selected by an independent, international jury of renowned technology experts from the participating countries.

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Gemalto NFC SIM Gains MasterCard, Visa and AmEx Approval

Gemalto digital security announced its UpTeq NFC high-end SIM has obtained certifications from American Express (AMEX), MasterCard and Visa. This supports contactless payment and other secure services via AMEX ExpressPay, MasterCard PayPass and Visa payWave, providing unmatched flexibility to service providers and end users. The UpTeq NFC secure service platform can be tailored to fit the needs of each individual NFC deployment and is now being deployed by Singapore’s three mobile operators. The high end SIM will also be customized for the local requirements of KDDI in Japan, Rogers in Canada and Orange in France, amongst others.

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PayAnywhere mApp and Card Reader Available from Amazon.com

PayAnywhere mPOS solutions announced Amazon.com online retailer will be selling both its mobile app and the award-winning PayAnywhere credit card reader. These will be fulfilled and shipped directly from Amazon while the PayAnywhere app is available for instant download from the Amazon Appstore. PayAnywhere is the payment industry’s only enterprise grade, mobile point of sale solution suited for any size business and is designed specifically to meet the mobile point of sale needs of real businesses, available for iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Android and BlackBerry devices. PayAnywhere includes a $10 rebate as reimbursement for a suggested retail price of $9.99. As a special offer for those who buy PayAnywhere from Amazon.com, PayAnywhere is offering $1,000 in free processing within the first 30-days of account activation.

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Global Payments and Casio Partner on ePos package

Global Payments and Casio Electronics have been working together on a new Electronic PoS package for small high-street retailers, whom have been traditionally challenged with sourcing the separate components of their PoS solution from a variety of suppliers with hardware, software, PoS installation and support. This partnership allows the smaller merchant to install the EPoS hardware and PIN Entry Devices (PED) all from one source, making installation and training much easier to deliver and monitor on the Casio Android platform VX-100 EPoS terminal. This provides the customer-facing PoS solution, complete with stock control, appointment booking and business management tools within the core software. The Casio VX-100 takes less space on the countertop; create a typical saving of 85% against traditional Windows based EPoS solutions; and provides a built-in easy loading printer, customer display and large 10.4″ touch-screen LCD for the operator.

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