VeriFone Partners Isracard for International Sail Distribution

VeriFone Systems announced the international expansion of its “Sail” m-payments platform with Isracard card issuer and acquirer. With this, “Sail” encrypted card readers for iOS and Android devices and to bring smartphone based mobile payments to merchants. The Isracard will market a customized SAIL solution to a market targeting tens of thousands of small businesses that currently do not accept credit cards, including its own credit card holders, with over 45% market share. SAIL makes the solution compatible with tablets and smartphones, which is an open platform that enables VeriFone partners to build their own payment or marketing solutions on top of VeriFone’s secure infrastructure.

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Orange Implements Ingenico Contactless Top-Up

Ingenico payment solutions partnered Orange, allowing customers through Ingenico Prepaid Services. Orange will implement Ingenico Prepaid Services’ expertise and payment terminals (IP or GPRS iCT250 or wireless iWL280) with NFC embedded technology to test a direct, contactless top-up system for its prepaid customers. The payment terminal instantly identifies the customer number and forwards the top-up request to Orange, which adds the amount of credit corresponding to this number to the customer’s account in real time.

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HyperWallet & Valitor Partner on Prepaid Card

hyperWallet Systems global payment solutions and Valitor international issuing and acquiring partnered to issue prepaid cards across Europe. hyperWALLET provides integrated payment services, including prepaid cards, for many corporations making regular payments to recipients globally. Valitor’s issuing services, originally developed for the Icelandic market, have enjoyed much attention from the European market. The cross-border payments sector is growing rapidly with some providers scrambling to meet increasing customer expectations. hyperWALLET Systems and Valitor will bring new and competitive payment offerings to customers.

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Dwolla To Offer Affordable P2P Payments Service

Banks and credit unions can now generate additional top-line revenue by offering a low-cost money transfer service to their mobile banking customers through a partnership announced today by Dwolla and mFoundry. Dwolla, a groundbreaking online and mobile digital cash network that allows mobile banking consumers to move money to other financial institutions right from their smartphones, will now be available to banks or credit unions that have deployed Fin.X from mFoundry. Fin.X is the next-generation mobile banking platform from mFoundry, North America’s leading provider of mobile banking and mobile payments.

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Bluepoint Expands Check Fraud Prevention

Bluepoint Solutions expanded its automated fraud prevention tools for its RDC capture apps such as mobile deposit, ATM, merchant and home capture points. Checks from all deposit channels, now including Bluepoint’s award-winning QwikDeposit ToGo mobile capture, ImagePoint ATM, QwikDeposit Pro merchant capture and QwikDeposit Home products, are combined centrally in the company’s ImagePoint Hub for validation against multiple third-party services. The solution is designed to identify multiple types of exceptions, including checks drawn on accounts with a high incidence of return, low balance, new accounts, closed accounts, accounts with a known history of counterfeits and more.

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TransCard Launches Gift Card Package

TransCard is offering its financial institution partners a complete Gift Card offering with its “Premier Gift Card” collection. Including a custom Gift Card design highlighted by a platinum underlay and an assortment of custom Gift Card packets, Financial Institutions participating in the premiere of the “Premier Gift Card” collection be provided custom display racks for each of their branches, as well as a selection of specially created promotional materials for display and distribution. The TransCard Premier Gift Card program is the latest in a series of new product, marketing and technology innovations from TransCard.

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Symantec and Wincor Nixdorf Partner

Symantec and Wincor Nixdorf partnered to secure self-service banking solutions from different vendors all over the globe. The “ProTect” security program from Wincor Nixdorf now offers version 2.0 of its PC/E Terminal Security – Intrusion Protection- with key core components of Symantec Critical System Protection software, a proven and comprehensive security solution. The solution protects systems from digital sabotage and unauthorized attacks from outside. Wincor Nixdorf’s Intrusion Protection 2.0 protects self-service systems and networks from attacks by worms and viruses, thereby guaranteeing protection from unauthorized changes such as manipulation of the configuration.

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Logomotion Launches microSD-based NFC Payment

Logomotion mobile payment solution allowing banks to offer m-contactless payment through the customers’ existing handsets, with the insertion of its NFC microSD memory card. Logomotion’s LGM Card provides a secure channel for banks to offer mobile contactless payment services to the mass market by unlocking the latent potential of billions of handsets with memory card slots currently being used by customers around the world. The LGM Card is capable of supporting all open payment schemes, such as MasterCard PayPassTM. This enables issuing banks to easily transfer their existing personalised card products to the mobile contactless environment and ensures mobile contactless payments made with LGM Card will be accepted at standard contactless point of sale (POS) terminals anywhere in the world.

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Outstanding Consumer Debt Up Once Again

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] With the total outstanding revolving US consumer credit having dropped 6.7% in July since the year ago figure, it was up in August 5.9%, according to the Federal Reserve. Up from the July figure of $850.7 billion to $854.9 billion, outstanding revolving US consumer credit compares to the year ago figure…

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GPC Migrates to TranzWare from Compass Plus

Compass Plus retail banking software and electronic payments systems has migrated Global Processing Centre (GPC) to TranzWare from Compass Plus in just over three months. GPC chose TranzWare to help expand its business from issuing prepaid cards to offering PCI DSS certified comprehensive issuing and acquiring services to the region with full compliance to the EMV standard. GPC customers in the Latin American and Caribbean region will now benefit from these additional processing services along with newly implemented remote banking services.

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AmEx Partners Cvent to Launch Integrated Meetings Sourcing Solution

American Express Meetings & Events full-service global meetings and events management provider partnered Cvent meetings technology company to offer an integrated service and technology solution for the management of meetings and events. This extends the companies’ existing relationship, under which American Express Meetings & Events’ global team is now using Cvent’s Supplier Network, to one where Cvent is also developing a set of customized tools and capabilities that can help American Express Meetings & Events clients more effectively and easily manage their meetings and events investments.

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GiftCard.com Partners Susan G Komen Foundation

GiftCard.com gift cards and incentive cards added the Support Pink Card to their selection of customizable gift cards on GiftCard.com and customizable incentive cards on IncentiveCardLab.com. The Limited Edition Support Pink Gift Card will only be available for purchase until Race Day on October 20th. The $5.95 per card price for every Support Pink Card purchased will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. The Susan G. Komen Foundation operates the largest series of 5K runs/fitness walks in the world. The race grew from 800 runners in Dallas, Texas in 1983 to over 1.3 million participants in more than 100 races around the United States and other countries in 2000. It raises funds and awareness for the fight against breast cancer, celebrates cancer survivors, and honors those who have lost their life to the disease.

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