[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Fiserv, a leading global provider of financial services technology solutions, announced that the 2012 Annual Meeting of Shareholders will be held at the company’s headquarters in Brookfield, Wis. on Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. CDT. The company will provide a live webcast of the event over the Internet. The…Details
[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] The Board of Directors of JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) today declared a quarterly dividend of 30 cents per share on the outstanding shares of the corporation’s common stock. The dividend is payable on July 31, 2012, to stockholders of record at the close of business on July 6, 2012. JPMorgan…Details
[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] ControlScan, an expert provider of Payment Card Industry (PCI) Compliance and Security solutions for small to mid-sized merchants and the acquirers that serve them, has published a free educational white paper, entitled “The Top 5 Security Best Practices for Small Merchants.” The white paper is designed to help small merchants become…Details
Gemalto announced Al Bilad Bank is deploying the Dexxis Instant Issuance solution for EMV payment cards in over 120 branches. Gemalto delivered its unique end-to-end solution encompassing EMV DDA* high-end security smart cards, on-the-spot card personalization and issuance solution as well as full services and support. Gemalto’s intuitive solution is customized in Arabic language and easy to use, allowing staff at Al Bilad branches to instantly issue new cards to any customer in less than three minutes. By eliminating the need for courier services, Al Bilad guarantees that all cards are delivered in person, while also optimizing costs. The Gemalto solution uses the Evolis Dualys card printer which encodes both chips and magnetic stripes and also embosses the card body with the holders’ personal data managed by Dexxis.Details
The Western Union Company global payment services has completed the acquisition of cross border payments leader Travelex Global Business Payments (TGBP). The acquisition of the French part of Travelex Global Business Payments was planned to close after Western Union’s global acquisition of TGBP due to regulatory and licensing requirements, which have now been completed. Businesses can make payments in more than 135 currencies, check real-time exchange rates and fees, and receive live customer support. Customers will also be able to utilize Western Union Business Solution’s online service platform, which enables clients to make and manage international payments 24 hours a day, seven days a week from their computers on a dedicated French website: business.westernunion.fr.Details
[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] The European Payments Council (EPC), representing the European banking industry in relation to payments, launched the annual public consultation on possible modifications to the SEPA Credit Transfer (SCT) and SEPA Direct Debit (SDD) Scheme Rulebooks. The EPC encourages all Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) stakeholders to provide feedback by 13 August…Details
[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] BME announced it will offer co-location services to all its Members, after expanding its communication infrastructure and IT systems in its Data Processing Centre, in Madrid. In addition, BME will provide high-tech facilities to house Member’s automatic trading systems. The goal of this service is to improve the speed of access…Details
[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] ACI Worldwide has launched its ‘fast-start’ solutions to offer faster time-to-market for high-value and SEPA payments processing, and global messaging services. ACI Money Transfer System is now available pre-configured and ready to deploy to ‘fast-start’ high-value payments processing in any banking environment. Banks can now benefit from pre-packaged solutions for different…Details
[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] The market for smart cards and secure ICs achieved double digit YoY growth for shipments in 2011, demonstrating increases of 16% and 15%, respectively. Volumes continued ramping up, driven by further mobile penetration, the ongoing development in the SIM card sector, and the number of countries migrating to EMV. The top…Details
Citi and American Airlines announced the small business-orientated “CitiBusiness / AAdvantage World MasterCard,” giving business owners two “AAdvantage” miles for every $1 in American Airlines purchases and a 5% “AAdvantage” mileage bonus on purchases made each cardmembership year. Users can earn two “AAdvantage” miles for every $1 of purchases on American Airlines and on business purchases at certain office supply, telecommunications, and car rental merchants; a 5% “AAdvantage” mileage bonus based on eligible purchases made with the “CitiBusiness / AAdvantage World MasterCard” during the cardmembership year, provided cardmembership is renewed. Also, the first checked bag is free for the primary cardmember and up to four companions traveling on the same domestic reservation for travel booked and ticketed on or after May 14, 2012. Additionally, cardholders earn an American Airlines Companion Certificate for domestic main cabin travel each year in which $30,000 in eligible purchases are made and when the card is renewed; have access to complimentary concierge service; and access to Citi “Private Pass” entertainment and events.Details
American Express deployed its mobile offer engine to recommend and rank relevant merchant offers to US Cardmembers based on their own spending history and location, or “spend graph.” The American Express “My Offers” feature on its iPhone App (http://aexp.co/QyW) is the same convenient and secure environment where millions of Cardmembers currently manage their Card accounts. During the pilot, recommended local offers be will be concentrated in Los Angeles and New York City with an overlay of offers available nationwide at merchants like Baskin-Robbins® and Dunkin’ Donuts. This expands on the American Express “Smart Offer” technology, which powers the company’s card sync programs with Facebook, Twitter and foursquare and leverages the company’s closed loop network to connect Cardmembers and merchants in order to deliver value to both. For Cardmembers, this new mobile offer engine is a one-stop-shop to easily find, add and track offers and savings from American Express and its merchant partners – including those available through the company’s Facebook, foursquare and Twitter programs.Details
Citi launched its national advertising and marketing campaign as an integrated U.S. sponsorship campaign. Featuring 13 Olympic and Paralympic qualifiers, hopefuls and alumni who are members of Team Citi, includes broadcast, print, out-of-home, digital, events, promotions and retail activation, the ads represent the first time Citi has sponsored the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Teams. Focal on “Every Step of the Way,” the centerpiece of the campaign, the ads compose a dynamic digital program that allows the American people to help allocate Citi’s $500,000 donation to the U.S. Olympic Committee – represented by 50 million ThankYou Points — among different Sport Programs that have inspired Team Citi’s 13 athletes.
Citi’s campaign will come to life acrossbroadcast, print, digital, out-of-home, events, promotions and retail activation outlets and will feature significant penetration in key markets through retail activation in Citibank branches and on Citibank ATM screens nationwide, as well as out-of-home executions in New York City’s Bryant Park, The Grove in Los Angeles and Ogilvy Station in Chicago.