NCR and Vantiv to Grow ATM Software Availability

Multivendor software Vantiv-certifies NCR Corporation’s multivendor ATM software on its network. Vantiv is a leading provider of payment processing services and related technology solutions for merchants and financial institutions and drives more than 12,000 ATMs for financial institutions across the U.S., many of whom operate mixed-vendor fleets comprised of ATMs from NCR and other manufacturers. While Vantiv has supported NCR APTRA Edge software for several years, certification of APTRA Edge for multivendor environments will help financial institutions of all sizes reap the benefits of a single software platform. Only one percent of U.S. financial institutions with less than $50 billion in assets have installed multivendor software applications. Vantiv’s customers now will be able to take advantage of this growing trend.

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Datacard Group to Present at ATM, Debit and Prepaid Forum

Datacard Group secure ID and card personalization is set to present at the 20th annual ATM, Debit and Prepaid Forum October 22-25. Titled “Maximizing Card Program Performance While Minimizing Costs,” there will be a co-presentation given by Alyssa Arredondo, senior marketing manager for Datacard Group; and Donna McVea, card issuance coordinator for First National Bank of Omaha. Datacard Group will also be exhibiting at the show its patented “CardWizard” issuance software and associated hardware.

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Ingenico Terminal MasterCard PayPass Certified

Ingenico provider of payment solutions has received certification for the MasterCard PayPass 3.0 terminal specification for its countertop iCT250 terminal. Ingenico offers each market segment a comprehensive range of PayPass 3.0 leading-edge approved terminals for the latest terminal specification from MasterCard, suporting contactless card acceptance as well as other PayPass enabled form factors such as mobile phones, stickers, and wristwatches. Ingenico has certified the full specification which enables the terminal to accept payments where the cardholder can authenticate the transaction by entering their PIN on the mobile phone handset, and then tapping their handset on the terminal.

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Renesas Implements Micropross NFC Test Tools

Micropross partnered Renesas Electronics Corporation semiconductor solutions, for the supply of test equipment, to perform qualification of Renesas’ future NFC products. Tools that will be supplied include ISO 10373-6, EMVCo and NFC Forum analog test benches, manipulation robots (Microbot) as well as protocol analysers (MP300 ACL1). Micropross has always been able to propose tools that meet the needs of this very technologically advanced market.

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Axxess Payments Launches Mobile Payment Solution

Axxess Payments, the merchant services provider with immeasurable technological experience in payment gateway integrations. With an expected 250% increase in mobile payment processing by 2014, Axxess Payments knew jumping onboard with low pricing technology that spans across Blackberry, iTunes and Android networks would certainly increase their already large customer base. Axxess Payments has launched mobile payments using current cellular technologies and partnerships with major cellular networks to propagate the quickest way for businesses to get paid while on the go. In conjunction, they’re offering competitive rates on each transaction. Currently the credit card processing company is offering their card reader free of charge once customers enroll into their payment processing program.

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Cardtronics Solution Help Consumers Save on ATM Fees

Cardtronics retail ATM owner launched its “FeeAlert,” allowing financial institutions to help their customers save money by steering them toward nearby in-network ATMs and away from ATM fees. With FeeAlert from Cardtronics, banks and credit unions can actively support their customers’ efforts to avoid ATM fees by raising account holder awareness of their in-network ATM options, in a personalized way. Upon analyzing an individual’s real-world ATM usage behavior, FeeAlert enables financial institutions to deliver a highly relevant list of nearby surcharge-free ATMs”including surcharge-free network ATMs. In effect, FeeAlert remembers to check for nearby in-network ATMs even when a customer forgets to use their financial institution’s ATM locator, thereby positioning banks and credit unions as delivering helpful, potentially cost-saving reminders to their customers.

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USA Technologies Integrates for Cashless & Vending Management

USA Technologies wireless, cashless payment and M2M telemetry solutions for small-ticket, self-serve retailing industries completed its broadest, integrated deployment of ePort telemetry of data with vending management solution provider and USAT DEX Partner, VendSys, for USAT customer, Rawls Distributing. The combined solution is designed to broaden the anticipated benefits of each technology, for even greater return on an operator’s investment. Rawls is an operator of more than 1,200 vending machines and utilized USAT and VendSys for its internet-based vending management systems.

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Debit Market Set to Double by 2016, Valued at BRL 493B

The debit market in Brazil is set to double in size by 2016 and will be worth up to 493 billion BRL, according to the “Debit Card in Brazil” study by MasterCard Advisors. Debit cards have been the fastest-growing payment method over the past five years, rising 25% annually, ahead of private consumption in Brazil, which grew 12% annually during the same period. Cardless transactions, such as payments using cash, checks and bank transfers, have risen 9%. Of the many payment methods available, debit cards are still consumers’ second choice but the gap between debit and cash, which is in the top spot, is shrinking. The survey reveals that between 2005 and 2012, consumer preference has risen from 26% to 34%. The preference for cash fell from 60% to 48% over the same period. The study also reveals that the main debit benefit reported by consumers was security, cited by 67% of users, followed by convenience (37%) and control, attracting 31% of the responses.

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Western Union Expands With Banco Ahorro Famsa

Western Union global payment services and Banco Ahorro Famsa expanded agreements to offer the Western Union global money transfer service across 300 Banco Ahorro Famsa locations. Banco Ahorro Famsa also will offer consumers Vigo and Orlandi Valuta services. Western Union, VigoSM and Orlandi Valuta® services are offered in Mexico through a strategically combined Agent network that include banks, national retail chains and independent locations. The Western Union Company, through its Western Union, Orlandi Valuta and Vigo branded services, connects consumers in Mexico to more than 510,000 Agent locations across 200 countries and territories.

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