ATMequipment.com and ATMIA Establish Donation Agreement

ATMequipment.com forged agreements to contribute to the U.S. Defense Fund for every ATM machine ordered using the promotion code “ATMIA2012”. The U.S. Defense Fund helps ATMIA continue to employ the right professional resources that actively work with lawmakers and regulators for the protection and longevity of the ATM industry. ATMequipment.com is a leading wholesale supplier of retail ATM machines, parts, supplies and repair service in the United States, and has been an active member and sponsor of the ATMIA and the U.S. Defense Fund for several years.

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Discover Expands Rewards Redemption Options

Discover has partnered RewardsPay consumer payment service to provide cardmembers Cashback Bonus to make online purchases for Apple iTunes®, Facebook codes® and at Disney’s Club Penguin. Discover also kicked off the hot days of summer with a new set of rotating quarterly 5% categories. From July 1 – September 30, 2012, Discover cardmembers can earn 5% Cashback Bonus on up to $1,500 in gas, movie theatres and theme parks by simply enrolling online through the Discover Account Center. Once they reach the 5% spending limit, cardmembers still automatically receive up to 1% Cashback Bonus on all other purchases. A complete list of merchants offering between 5% – 20% Cashback Bonus can be found at ShopDiscover.com.

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Fiserv Forum to Host Business and Technology Strategy

Fiserv announced speaker and agenda details for its annual credit union client conference Sep. 10-13 in Las Vegas. Fiserv Forum – Fall 2012 is the largest annual technology-focused event for credit unions, and is expected to attract more than 2,000 credit union and financial technology professionals. Strategic decision-making, growing credit union membership, expanding digital channels, managing risk and payment portfolio opportunities are among key areas that will be addressed. The conference will feature a 35,000 square-foot Technology Showcase, where clients can interact directly with the latest financial services solutions. Attendees will have many opportunities to network with their peers and exchange best practices for serving members. A preliminary agenda is available at http://bit.ly/forum_agenda.

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Frost Bank Expands ATM Offering with Cardtronics

Frost Bank and Cardtronics announced a significant expansion of ATM locations available for Frost customers, who will have access free of charge to all 615 ATMs at Valero Corner Stores in Texas by August 15. Cardtronics retail ATM owner is an exclusive provider of ATM services for Valero Corner Stores. This will double the number of free ATMs for Frost customers and add to the 469 ATMs operated by Frost.

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VantageScore Solutions Addresses How Credit Scores Are Impacted

VantageScore made available its consumer-facing white paper to explain how and why credit scores change often, how certain common credit-related activities impact credit scores, and how to improve one’s credit score. The “Assume the Role of Managing Your Credit Prudently and Watch Your Credit Score Improve” white paper includes easy-to-follow graphics demonstrating the impact on a credit score from such things as missed payments, a credit inquiry and closing a credit account. It also includes sample consumer profiles ranging from consumers with high credit scores, those with low credit scores and those in between, as well as ways each type of consumer can improve one’s scores both in the short- and long-term. VantageScore Solutions created these profiles so that consumers can have a directional guide that easily explains how certain activities might impact their own credit scores.

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mopay Expands mPayments Portfolio Internationally

mopay payment solutions for online merchants deployed its large-scale network extension initiative in the Middle East & North African (MENA) region. The company’s approach is backed by superior online growth numbers, the absence of alternative payment methods and a lack of customer confidence in conventional payment methods. mopay’s MENA coverage includes Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and Yemen. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar are the leading MENA countries in terms of online users and online penetration.

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Wincor Nixdorf Posts 2Q/12 Nets Sales Down 2%

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Wincor Nixdorf AG recorded capped off the first nine months of the 2011/2012 fiscal year with a 2% fall in net sales and a 42% fall in operating profit (EBITA), compared with the same period in the previous year. The consolidated net sales of the IT company, which specializes in solutions…

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Wal-Mart Rejects $6B Visa-MasterCard Settlement

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Wal-Mart is urging retailers to reject a proposed $6 billion settlement that Visa, MasterCard and major banks have agreed to pay retailers for alleged fee fixing. The settlement had been considered a victory for retailers, settling a lawsuit alleging that card issuers conspired to fix merchants’ fees for accepting credit cards.…

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Chase Launches Disney’s Visa Debit Card

Chase launched the latest Disney Visa Debit Card, offering access to special Cardmember perks when visiting Walt Disney World® and the Disneyland® Resorts and when shopping at DisneyStore.com and Disney Store locations. With no annual fee, Disney’s Visa Debit offers Cardmembers 10% off on select merchandise purchases of $50 or more at DisneyStore.com and Disney Store locations and at select locations at Walt Disney World® and the Disneyland® Resorts; access to a private Cardmember location at Walt Disney World® and the Disneyland® Resorts; 10% off select dining locations at Walt Disney World® and Disneyland® Resorts; 20% off the non-discounted price of select guided tours; $50 onboard credit when Cardmembers pay for their Disney Cruise Line® vacation in full with their Disney’s Visa® Card and mention this offer; and access to a dedicated toll-free customer service phone number.

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Capital Payments Merges with Bluefin Payment Systems

Capital Payments has merged with Bluefin Payment Systems in an effort to stay ahead of a growing demand for secure gateway solutions in the payment industry. Capital Payments will begin offering payment acceptance technology solutions leveraging Bluefin’s processing platform, which specializes in secure payment processing solutions, including tokenization, end-to-end encryption, transparent redirection, and mobile payments. Bluefin Payment Systems was founded in 2002 by Ruston Miles to provide the market with a suite of advanced payment acceptance solutions as well as services that help take merchants out of PCI compliance scope.

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U.S. Bank Acquires TransCard’s Heavy Truck Fuel Card Network

U.S. Bank fuel card services for Class 1-6 cars and light trucks, is entering the large commercial truck market with the acquisition of TransCard’s Class 7-8 fuel card network, including the product technology and its nationwide acceptance network. The platform was developed by TransCard in partnership with U.S. Xpress, the nation’s second-largest privately owned truckload carrier, which will become the premier client of the new dual-function U.S. Bank Over The Road Card program, scheduled to launch in September. The MasterCard prepaid account allows direct deposit of payroll or other funds onto the card, which can be used wherever Debit MasterCard is accepted.

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