Earthport Enhances Cross-Border Infrastructure

Earthport is adding a new local payment route to enhance its cross-border payments infrastructure in Latin America. Built on Earthport’s existing payout capabilities, the route will enable the company to enhance its international reach. Earthport’s clients operating in the Latin American market will benefit from the ability to offer more competitive payment services to their customers by enhancing existing payment products or launching payment products into new territories. The payment route will enable Earthport’s clients to start efficiently routing payroll, pension, accounts payable, consumer payments and remittances to Brazil and speed up the time-to-market for launching new services in the LATAM region.

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O2 to introduce mCard Payment Solution

O2 launched its mPOS in conjunction with Visa Europe and Global Payments, which allows retailers to accept credit and debit card payments simply via mobile technology. mPOS makes accepting card payments a breeze for retailers and customers. A low cost chip & PIN Pad accessory is connected to the retailer’s existing Smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth. A free eMerit app downloaded on the mobile or tablet manages the card payment transaction, and then sends the customer a receipt via email and/or SMS if required.

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Payleven Opens Registration for chip and PIN mPayment

payleven m-payments announced merchants can register for the introduction of payleven’s new and innovative Chip & PIN m-payment technology. As the first pan-European mobile payments company, payleven offers merchants the ability to accept all major debit and credit cards using a smartphone or tablet – anytime, anywhere. In payleven is also lowering the cost per transaction to 2.75%. Merchants can pre-register for the Chip & PIN device at payleven.com/chipandpin. The compact, supplementary device connects via Bluetooth to a smartphone or tablet and allows customers to enter a personal PIN on a small keypad, making mobile payments as secure as standard card terminals.

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Ingenico Launches Touchscreen POS

Ingenico payment solutions introduced the “iPP H-Touch 480” new hybrid & touchscreen multilane POS. The “iPP H-Touch 480” is a next generation payment device designed for the highly demanding retail industry. Its unique set of innovations and advanced features include a large touchscreen for enhanced user experience, multimedia decoder to play promotional videos, many connectivity capabilities and a hybrid reader to speed up check-out with a single-slot for both magstripe & chip cards. It also offers all payment options including signature capture and NFC contactless. The interactive solution allows retailers to put together a unique set of business apps such as brand promotion, consumer enrolment, consumer surveys, lane item display, online one-click purchase, loyalty applications or contract signature. With iPP H-Touch 480, retailers will provide a unique shopping experience that sets them apart from the competition.

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Euronet Posts 3Q/12 Revenue Up 6% Y/Y

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Euronet Worldwide electronic payments provider posted 3Q/12 revenues of $316.4 million, a 6% increase from $299.5 million and operating income of $24.2 million, a 20% increase from $20.1 million. Net income was $14.6 million compared with net loss of $3.2 million while transactions totaled 587 million, a 12% increase from 524…

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Wright Express Changes Name

Wright Express changed its name to WEX, reflecting its transformation and growth strategies which are focused on physical, digital and virtual corporate card payment solutions for businesses internationally. Since its beginnings as a fleet card provider in 1983, through a successful initial public offering in 2005, WEX Inc. has grown exponentially to become an international company with 2011 revenues of approximately $553 million.

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Fiserv Earns 13th Annual SWIFTReady Reconciliation Accreditation

Fiserv announced its Accurate Reconciliation solution for transaction matching, reconciliation and exception management has received the “SWIFTReady” Reconciliation Label for 2012. This renewal demonstrates Accurate Reconciliation solution meets stringent SWIFT criteria linked to the support of messaging standards, services and connectivity requirements, which are re-evaluated every year to ensure alignment with market changes. Complementing the SWIFTReady accreditation, the Accurate Reconciliation solution also introduced support for ISO 20022 XML messages, supporting clients in their integration of SWIFT MX message content and implementation of SEPA compliant controls.

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G&D Launches mWallet NFC Solution

Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) is introducing SmartTrust Portigo mobile wallet solution for NFC services and beyond which brings all the functions of an electronic wallet onto a common platform. Portigo is a framework that allows the deployment of various services. These services put not only various payment media, such as debit and credit cards, but also ID cards, loyalty cards, public transport tickets, and access keys for buildings and vehicles in the electronic wallet. Customers can use the applications for these services securely and conveniently from their smartphones. This creates brand new business opportunities for mobile network operators and suppliers of the abovementioned services, for instance banks. SmartTrust Portigo from Giesecke & Devrient will replace traditional wallets.

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Dynamics Launches New Payments Solution

UMB Bank in alliance with Dynamics launched the “ePlate” credit card to allow brands, retailers, non-profit organizations or entertainers the opportunity to offer consumers a unique reward, or experience, they can only earn by using an ePlate credit card. When a company becomes an “ePlate Experience” Provider, they expose consumers to a “rewards offer” that goes above and beyond what any other company is doing. Currently, companies and organizations with traditional rewards cards offer consumers the opportunity to earn “things.” But with ePlate, they can reward consumers with unique experiences which create a better way for brands to build loyalty and a priceless connection with the consumer.

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O2 Launches Chip and PIN mPOS Service

O2 announced a new mPOS in conjunction with Visa Europe and Global Payments, allowing retailers to accept credit and debit card payments simply via mobile technology. The new mPOS includes a low cost chip & PIN Pad accessory connected to the retailer’s existing Smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth. A free eMerit app downloaded on the mobile or tablet manages the card payment transaction, and then sends the customer a receipt via email and/or SMS if required.

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Vodafone Implements Gemalto Global NFC mPayment

Gemalto has been selected by Vodafone Group mobile communications service providers to provide and operate its global Trusted Service Management (TSM) platform and deploy NFC services solutions. This multi-year global contract will provide the foundation for secure and convenient ‘wave and pay’ contactless transactions via mobile phone, as well as for numerous new services that demand the highest levels of security and integrity. Key elements of the end-to-end solution that is being integrated by Gemalto include the Allynis TSM service platform and the company’s UpTeq NFC high-end card product. Gemalto’s solution will allow both Vodafone subsidiaries and third party service providers such as banks, transport operators and retailers to seamlessly plug into a secure and reliable NFC ecosystem.

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