Fiserv & Earthport To Offer Global ACH Payments

Fiserv financial services technology solutions partnered Earthport cross-border payments services to provide a solution for international payments processed through the automated clearing house (ACH). This partnership will enable Fiserv clients to seamlessly process low value, cross-border payments through “PEP+” online, real-time solution for originating and receiving ACH payments. This will allow Fiserv clients that process low value, cross-border payments to improve efficiency, enhance customer satisfaction, lower costs to serve customers and increase growth and reach by creating one solution for both domestic and international cross-border payments processing.

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NRF Says Debit Swipe Fees Must Come Down

Numbers released by the Federal Reserve show debit card swipe fees collected by the nation’s largest banks have dropped an average of 24 cents in 4Q/11 since reform regulations took effect last fall. The National Retail Federation, however, expressed disappointment that the fees did not fall further. Swipe fees having fallen from an average 43 cents in 2009, NRF and other merchant groups filed a lawsuit against the Fed in federal court in November arguing that the agency set the cap nearly twice as high as what was allowed under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010. Under Dodd-Frank guidelines, the Fed initially determined that it costs banks an average 4 cents to process a debit transaction, and proposed that the fees be capped at between 7 and 12 cents per transaction. After intense lobbying by banks and the card industry, however, final regulations adopted in July 2011 set the cap at more than five times the actual cost – 21 cents plus 0.05 percent of the transaction and, in most cases, an additional 1 cent for fraud prevention.

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4Creative Launches Free Mobile App for iPhone

4Creative is excited to announce their revised and massively enhanced mobile application GoDutch™. GoDutch is a free mobile event publishing application that gives consumers the ability to publish events and happenings to their friends and community through the touch of a few buttons on an iPhone or Android Phone. GoDutch™ provides instant massive publishing power…

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Wright Express Posts 1Q/12 l Revenue up 17% Y/Y

Wright Express Corporation, a leading provider of value-based business payment processing and information management solutions, today reported financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2012. First Quarter Financial Results Total revenue for the first quarter of 2012 increased 17% to $140.1 million from $120.1 million for the first quarter of 2011. Net income…

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Catbird Partners With VMware to Provide Secure Virtual Desktop Infrastructure With VMware View™ 5.1

Catbird®, a Gartner Cool Vendor in Infrastructure Protection, today announced that Catbird vSecurity® protection and continuous compliance supports automated security for static and dynamically provisioned virtual desktops. This integration gives Catbird vSecurity customers best-in-class network security at a greatly reduced cost. Catbird vSecurity enforces virtual desktop segmentation, auditing, and control. Catbird vSecurity includes Catbird vCompliance™…

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Co-op Financial Partners Diebold, Pilots Video ATMs

CO-OP Financial Services is partnering with Diebold, Incorporated, to provide greater personalized service and convenience to credit union members by testing two-way video member service on CO-OP Network at Diebold automated teller machines (ATMs). “As ATMs continue to provide more capabilities to the user, two-way video support is the next step in ensuring the member…

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Nice Launches Customer Interaction Tool

Nice announced that it has introduced an integrated Customer Interaction Management offering, which enhances its current offering with the integration of capabilities from the recent acquisitions of Fizzback and Merced. Focusing on shaping interactions as they occur, this offering has a unique approach to impact every stage of the interaction lifecycle, helping the organization to…

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Telehouse Data Centres Meet PCI DSS 2.0 Compliance

Telehouse Europe global data centers and managed ICT services announced its UK sites have attained the PCI DSS 2.0 compliance. This makes it one of the first data centre providers to achieve the standard, following its successful audit by The Logic Group. Telehouse offers global data centre facilities and connectivity, providing a secure and resilient platform for mission-critical IT systems. Established in 1988, Telehouse became Europe’s first purpose-built neutral colocation provider. Today, the company serves over 1,000 major corporations worldwide, from small start-ups to multinationals across a wide range of industries.

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