SESAR JU to Attend World ATM Congress 2013

The Single European Sky ATM Research Joint Undertaking (SESAR JU) will attend World ATM Congress in 2013 to develop a modernised air traffic management system for Europe. The participation of SESAR is representative of the quality of the participants already lined up for World ATM Congress 2013. In addition to SESAR, other world-class organizations have made exclusive commitments to exhibit at World ATM Congress including AENA, The Boeing Company, Eurocontrol, ENAV S.p.A., Harris Corporation, Indra, Lockheed Martin, Metron Aviation, NATS UK, Saab-Sensis, and Thales.

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Siberia Implements Solar-Powered ATMs

The Siberian region of Tuva recently welcomed its first solar ATM, powered by 16 solar batteries affixed to the top. The ATM will provide banking services to members of a major archaeological expedition working on-site in Tuva, and will travel with the expedition along its planned path. Solar energy has been used in Tuva for years, due to high electricity costs and a decentralized power supply that affects about 30 percent of the territory.

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VKB-Bank Deploys Gemalto Online Banking Services

VKB-Bank in Austria is deploying Gemalto’s “Ezio Edge Optic” strong authentication solution to secure its eBanking services. Gemalto’s optical smart card reader offers VKB’s online customers security and requires no software to install. The “Ezio” solution leverages the security of smart debit cards to authorize eBanking transactions and is compliant with the latest banking standards and allows users to take it with them wherever they go. The device is simply placed in front of the screen and the securely encoded transaction data needed for verification and transaction signature generation that are displayed on the screen are instantly read.

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Merchants Settle with Visa, Mastercard & Issuing Banks

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Berger & Montague announced an historic $7.25 billion settlement on behalf of a class of approximately seven million merchants in the United States with payment card networks Visa and MasterCard and with JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, Citibank, Wells Fargo and Capital One card-issuing banks. Berger & Montague, P.C. was appointed…

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MasterCard Business Provides Network Purchasing Power

Business owners can now visit a single website to streamline business operations and enhance productivity with the MasterCard Business Network. The MasterCard Business Network is powered by Rearden Commerce’s Deem commerce platform to furnish a personalized and highly-relevant purchasing experience to enable small and middle-market business owners to better manage their cash flow and expenses. It features integrated modules that expand purchasing power to save money on business supplies, simplify and improve T&E planning and streamline expense management to give these business owners a competitive edge. The modules focus on Purchase; Travel and Dining; and Expense.

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Heartland Appoints President, Network Solutions

Heartland Payment Systems appointed Ian M. Drysdale president, network solutions to oversee Heartland’s growth in retail, petroleum and ecommerce markets. He was most recently with WorldPay over the preceding five years as senior VP, product and industry relations. Prior to that, Mr. Drysdale held several executive positions of increasing responsibility during 12 years with First Data Corporation. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in political studies with a minor in business administration from Bishop’s University (Canada) and a Master of Business Administration from Florida Atlantic University.

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Clear2Pay and Fime partner on US EMV Migration

Clear2Pay next generation payment solutions and FIME consulting and market integration testing services for smart devices and secure chip-based applications extended their partnership to support US financial institutions and processors with a swift and reliable migration to the EMV standard. Globally, a significant number of countries have already adopted the technology and many more are in different stages of their migration. With the recent American Express, Discover, MasterCard and Visa EMV mandates and timelines, the United States’ EMV migration project now looks certain.

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NCR Launches SMB Solution

The Small & Medium Business (SMB) segment is increasingly gaining prominence among tech companies such as NCR Corporation. As numerous SMBs are still using back-dated and time-consuming systems for payment, sales tracking and inventory management, records maintenance and key data review, NCR was quick to target this opportunity with its NCR Silver product. As a point-of-sale (POS) software platform, Silver provides easy-to-use and cost-effective cloud-based solutions that enable small business owners and entrepreneurs to manage their payments effectively and helps them to better manage their POS solution. The business platform runs with equal ease on the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch.

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Discover Card Accepted at Neiman Marcus

Discover announced its cards are now accepted at Neiman Marcus luxury retailer and Bergdorf Goodman stores in Manhattan, giving cardmembers Cashback Bonus on all purchases made at these stores. Neiman Marcus became a Discover Cashback Bonus partner allowing Discover cardmembers to redeem their cash rewards for Neiman Marcus gift cards that could be used in-store, at NeimanMarcus.com, Last Call, Bergdorf Goodman, Cusp and Horchow.

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Fifth Third Appoints As Head of Retail Banking

Chad Borton has been appointed senior VP, head of Retail Banking for the Company with Fifth Third. Borton comes to Fifth Third from JP Morgan Chase where he held a number of senior management positions including Consumer Bank CFO, head of the Retail Distribution Network responsible for expanding Chase’s branch and ATM network nationally and Retail Market Manager for Chase’s branch network in several Ohio markets. Most recently he served as head of Branch Administration where he was responsible for managing more than 1,000 employees in the delivery of branch operational support for 5,500 retail branches. Borton will report directly to Steven Alonso.

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VantageScore Named “Preferred Partner” by the NAFCU

VantageScore Solutions credit scoring model has been named a “Preferred Partner” by the National Association of Federal Credit Unions (NAFCU) Services Corporation, making it the only credit score developer to receive such a distinction. It has been designated a key provider of services to credit unions to help support their growth and productivity and will be providing NAFCU members and other credit unions with critical resources including research-driven white papers, and will offer a wide variety of educational content related to credit scoring through webinars, webcasts, podcasts and other channels via a landing page on NAFCU’s website.

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MerchantAccountReviews.biz Unveils New Review Site

MerchantAccountReviews.biz reviews most of the well-known iPhone payment apps, such as the Square reader. These free devices that attach to a user’s smartphone are especially convenient for both buyers and sellers. Craftspeople, outdoor vendors, nightclub owners and artisans can now accept fast, secure credit card payments in lieu of cash. Non-profit groups can also benefit from accepting online credit card payments, because online merchant accounts allow for accurate recordkeeping.

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