Giesecke & Devrient Unveils Secure MicroSD Card

Giesecke & Devrient Secure Flash Solutions is launching its Mobile Security Card Premium, offering a secure microSD card with a “data safe” embedded in the card to protect confidential data. This card automatically encrypts all content that is stored in the microSD card’s flash memory. To unlock that secret content, owners must first enter the correct PIN. The Mobile Security Card Premium is ideal for all applications in industrial and consumer segments where sensitive data is stored on a microSD card. In combination with the smartcard, larger, more complex security applications can run solely within the microSD card environment and bolsters security for mobile applications.

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General Patent Corporation Settles Patent Infringement Giesecke & Devrient

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] General Patent Corporation (GPC), a leading patent licensing and enforcement firm, settled a patent infringement lawsuit filed on behalf of its subsidiary, Leighton Technologies LLC (Leighton), with Giesecke & Devrient America, Inc. of Dulles, Virginia. Leighton Technologies LLC v. Giesecke & Devrient America, Inc. (1:2011cv04803) was filed in U.S. District Court…

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Gemalto Set for Card Forum & Expo

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, will exhibit at the 24th Annual Card Forum & Expo on May 8 – 10. Join us in our booth #602 for discussions around the future of secure transactions: new payment challenges, opportunities and trends such as mobile payments, regulatory reform, security and fraud…

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Kount Provides maxiPago! Multi-Currency Fraud Protection

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] maxiPago!, the first gateway/payment services provider built for Latin America which provides local payments solutions with global processing standards, announced the selection of Kount, Inc. as its strategic partner in delivering world-class fraud detection and prevention services for its customers. Kount specializes in card-not-present (CNP) fraud prevention, protecting some of the…

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Visa Kicksoff Global Olympics Cheer Campaign

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Visa is inviting fans to use social media to “cheer” their favorite Team Visa Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls to victory at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The “global cheer” is at the core of Visa’s Olympic Games-themed integrated marketing campaign, Go World, the largest in Visa’s 25 year history…

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Western Union Launches Business Payments Wallet

The Western Union Company global payment services launched its new business payments wallet for clients of Western Union Business Solutions in the United States and Canada. The technology allows clients using Business Solutions’ Online FX platform to add and hold funds on balance for future use and enables them to make convenient email payments to international recipients. The wallet speed transaction processing via pre-funded USD and CAD holding balances. With the email delivery option, the sender needs only to provide the recipient’s email address.

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Chase and LivingSocial Launch Small Biz Grant Program

Chase and LivingSocial partnered to launch “Mission: Small Business” grant program, offering up to $3 million to small business owners nationwide. Chase and LivingSocial also obtained the support of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to help announce the program and drive small business engagement and participation. The program, which will award up to 12 individual grants of $250,000, was developed to provide small businesses with capital and innovative marketing resources needed to make a positive impact on their business.Chase and LivingSocial invite small business owners who have been in business for at least two years and have less than 100 employees to visit missionsmallbusiness.com to enter the program. Grant recipients will be selected by a panel of small business experts who have agreed to participate and announced in September.

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Compass Plus Introduces EMV Toolkit

Compass Plus retail banking software and electronic payments systems to financial institutions, announced the launch of its EMV Empowerment Toolkit in the United States. This after payment networks MasterCard, Visa and Discover established deadlines for the implementation of EMV in the United States with financial institutions and merchants expected to be in compliance within the next two to three years. Its “EMV Empowerment Toolkit” provides an inexpensive EMV compliance solution for issuers and acquirers to simplify implementation. The solution works together with the existing magstripe card management system ensuring the implementation requires either minimal changes to the existing system. There is no need to migrate the card and customer base already in place, helping users avoid costly integration and migration.

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Fiserv Expands Acumen Client Base

Fiserv financial services technology solutions announced that CFE Federal Credit Union has selected its “Acumen” account processing solution from with in-house delivery. CFE FCU also elected to implement Fiserv “WireXchange” for wire funds processing, “Prologue” Financial Accounting Services, “Nautilus” for document imaging and “Next” Multi-Channel Marketing to manage targeted product offers and service messages. Acumen processing features an open architecture, advanced functionality and superior ease of use, plus the ability to cost-effectively scale as credit unions grow.

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Webster Bank and Elan Financial Launch Card Program

Elan Financial Services (Elan) and Webster Bank have partnered to offer consumers and businesses a robust suite of Webster Bank Visa credit cards that will include reward options such as a full one percent cash back, merchandise, gift certificates or travel rewards. The new card program, with six consumer and six business credit card options, will allow Webster Bank to provide customers better rates, better rewards and more product choices. Elan end-to-end solution includes servicing and marketing as well as branch support and sales incentives.

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YuuPay and Virtual Piggy Partner to Provide mPayments

Virtual Piggy partnered to provide its e-commerce solution for under 18s to YuuPay provider of efficient online and mobile payments. YuuPay allows merchants to improve operating efficiencies by enabling electronic payments and automated reporting systems on a global scale. When making purchases through Virtual Piggy, children do not share any personal information making it completely COPPA compliant and TRUSTe certified.

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Bill.com Awarded Barlow Research Innovation Showcase

Bill.com bill payment, online invoicing and cash flow management solutions for businesses announced its receipt of the “Best in Show” award at the ninth annual Barlow Research Client Conference. Representatives from more than 40 financial institutions were present to vote Bill.com as the award winner. Bill.com brought home top honors by delivering an entertaining and informative demonstration of its new cash flow management platform, which for the first time enables banks to deliver powerful AP, AR and cash flow management capabilities to their business customers all in one easy-to-use solution. The Bill.com platform takes all the off-line activities of managing cash flow and moves it to the bank, allowing banks to monetize the full cash management process while solving a significant pain point for their business customers.

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