NCR Helps Smaller Banks Expand Offerings

NCR launched an expanded suite of digital signage, kiosk and managed services that have been tailored to the community banks and credit union market. The solutions are being made available via NCR solution partners who are part of the NCR Interact Global Partner Program in select geographies. Smaller, regional banks now have an opportunity to increase their affinity with consumers by improving the security and availability of their self-service network, namely with the NCR “Netkey” digital signage and touchscreen kiosk solution that enables banks to promote their latest products and services using high impact video and infographics and for consumers to check-in for appointments and complete application forms quickly. Additional offering from NCR include Incident Management, which automates the self-service ATM or touchscreen kiosk repair process; Software Patch Management, which ensures that critical software patches are deployed to ATMs; and Integrity Management, which provides day-zero protection against all known and unknown malware by preventing unauthorized code updates and execution.

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NCR Announces Innovation Award Winners

NCR Corporation announced the winners of the NCR Interact Global Partner Innovation Awards 2012, honoring the most innovative assisted- and self-service solutions that have been created and deployed by NCR’s solution partner community over the last year. They include the contactless travelcard top-up solution, designed by the Printec Group to run on NCR SelfServ ATMs in Romania; NCR SelfServ Checkouts with banknote recycling and take-away belts, deployed by North County Business Products (NCBP) at an independent grocery chain in the state of Illinois, U.S. ; the boutique bank branch with a self-service zone to make it easier for consumers to manage their money, help banks reduce wait times and free up staff to deal with complex enquiries, which wasdeveloped by SCI Tanzania for a major retail bank in Africa. The new branches feature NCR SelfServ 34 ATMs, giving consumers quick access to their cash; Teller Cash Recyclers, making it easier for consumers to deposit and withdraw cash over the counter; and the easy bill payment solution, designed by ADEXUS, which enables consumers in Chile to keep tight control over their household budgets by quickly transferring funds from their current account to pay any type of utility or mobile phone bill using an NCR SelfServ 60 touchscreen kiosk.

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Wells Fargo Encourages Paperless for Tree Recovery Campaigns

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] In support of Earth Day, Wells Fargo announced the start of the Online Statements Sweepstakes to encourage customers to switch to paperless statements for eligible accounts. Customers have the chance to win $25,000 or one of 20 $1,000 prizes. In addition to the sweepstakes, Wells Fargo, in partnership with the Arbor…

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Nice opens dedicated Dod-Frank practice

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Nice announced has established a practice dedicated to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank), and is working with a number of leading financial institutions in the United States as part of their preparation to be compliant with the new recordkeeping and risk management requirements. The focus of…

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Farmers & Merchants Bank Launches Image Service for eCheck Processing

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Businesses and nonprofit organizations now have the ability to process large quantities of checks electronically with Farmers & Merchants Bank’s (F&M) Image Cash Letter Service. The software application, commonly known as x9.37, reduces the time, cost and risk associated with transporting paper checks to the bank by allowing customers to scan…

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ToshibaTEC Buys IBM Retail Store Solutions

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Earlier this week the retail POS industry had the most significant announcement in the last 10 years, as ToshibaTEC announced the purchase of IBM’s Retail Store Solutions (RSS) Business. Following is an analyst commentary from Greg Buzek of retail research and advisory firm IHL Group, which has tracked the retail POS…

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Fico and Outbox Continue Intl Expansion

Fico analytics and decision management technology and Outbox CRM solutions partnered to bring analytics and decision management technology to Polish banks. Announced at the 8th Annual CEE Credit Risk Management conference, the partnership will focus on helping Polish businesses use FICO’s industry-leading solutions and tools to improve and optimize the entire credit lifecycle: marketing, origination, customer management, fraud and collections/recovery. Outbox will help lenders succeed with industry-leading solutions such as FICO Falcon Fraud Manager, which protects 2+ billion card accounts worldwide, FICO Debt Manager for collections, and FICO Blaze Advisorbusiness rules management system.

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Boubyan Bank Deploys Paragon ATM Management Software

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Boubyan Bank, a leading Islamic bank in Kuwait, has licensed Paragon’s ATM configuration management software ConfigBuilder through Paragon’s partner in the Middle East, International Turnkey Systems. Boubyan Bank required a solution to enable them to edit and manage their ATM configuration load files and to test the ATM configuration flows from…

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Ingenico Posts Strong 1Q/12 Revenue

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Ingenico announced today its first‐quarter revenue statement for the quarter ended March 31, 2012. 548 views 0 comments +17.0% on a reported basis +11.5% on a comparable basis Q1’12 Revenue : € 239.8 million Strong performance in Europe and Latin America Recovery confirmed in the USA 2012 targets confirmed for higher…

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AmEx Card Services 1Q/12 Net Income Up 35% Y/Y

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] American Express reported posted its 1Q/12 net income of $1.3 billion, up 7% from the year ago figure of $1.2 billion while total revenues were up 8% to $7.6 billion from the year ago figure of $7 billion. Among the components are U.S. Card Services, with a 1Q/12 net income of…

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Advanced Payment Solutions appoints Non-Executive Director

Advanced Payment Solutions (APS) Appointed Simon Knight as Non-Executive Director, to also serve as Non-Executive Director for AFL, regulated by the FSA as an Electronic Money Issuer and wholly own subsidiary of APS. Bringing with him 25 years experience in the consumer financial services industry in both the United Kingdom and internationally, Simon first became a Managing Director (of Private Label Mortgage Services Limited) in 1990. His career since includes CEO of GMAC-RFC Limited, a top ten UK residential mortgage lender, and of GMAC Rescap lending businesses in Latin America, Australia, and Europe. Prior to this, he held Board level positions in a range of businesses in both the UK and USA.

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Dynamics Launches Adaptive Payment Device

Dynamics next-generation payment devices launched its “ePlate” payment device that gives consumers the ability to change the experience they earn with each purchase by pressing different buttons on the device. The company also unveiled a large and growing experience™ application ecosystem with a developer toolkit that allows developers, such as charities, brands, retailers, and gaming companies, to create unique, branded experiences for ePlate™ consumers. The “ePlate” device itself has two buttons – each button associated with a different experience. If the consumer presses the “Experience 1” button to select one Experience Provider application and presses the “Experience 2” button to select a different experience. At any time, a user can use the Experience Manager™ software, available via a user’s phone or online banking website, to change the experiences associated with each button. The “ePlate” m-payment device is a paper-thin, flexible computing platform in a payment card form factor that includes the Electronic Stripe, which can be read at any existing POS magnetic stripe reader.

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