Sysnet to Provide Worldpay Merchant PCI DSS Compliance Validation

Sysnet Global Solutions payment card industry compliance services, specializing in PCI DSS compliance validation and merchant intelligence solutions, has entered into an agreement with WorldPay card payments to provide PCI DSS compliance validation services to its client merchants. Both WorldPay and Sysnet are committed to providing businesses with solutions to help achieve and maintain required PCI DSS compliance and reduce the risk of cardholder theft. Sysnet and WorldPay have worked closely together to develop a fully branded, customized solution that meets the specific needs of WorldPay’s merchant portfolio, which includes a tailored communication program designed to encourage merchant engagement and to assist business owners throughout the compliance journey.

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Citi Philippines and Planet Payment Ink Multi-Currency Processing Agreeement

Citi Philippines and Planet Payment international and multi-currency payment processor signed agreements to provide Planet Payment’s “Pay in Your Currency” service to Citi’s merchant partners in the country. Citi Philippines will also offer the MICROS Payment Gateway specifically to its hotel merchant partners. Pay in Your Currency(R) can offer significant value-added benefits to Citi merchant partners and their customers. With Pay in Your Currency, Citibank credit cardholders and other eligible customers are offered the convenience of paying in their home currency at the point-of-sale. Customers are presented with a receipt which displays the transaction amounts in both Philippine Pesos and their home currency, together with the exchange rate and other service details. The customer then chooses their currency on the receipt. With Pay in Your Currency, international consumers can enjoy a more comfortable shopping and lodging experience by knowing what they are paying in their home currency, while simultaneously providing the merchant with an opportunity to reduce the processing costs incurred on these transactions. Also The MICROS Payment Gateway has been integrated within Planet Payment’s data center and processing platform, providing any acquirer or processing customer utilizing Planet Payment’s global platform with access to this integrated MICROS solution.

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UAE Exchange Partners Cozmo Travel

UAE Exchange remittance and foreign exchange partnered Cozmo Travel to provide a new payment option for their online bookings. Customers can make their payments and confirm their online bookings at any UAE Exchange counter in the UAE. UAE Exchange offers a wide range of services, which meets most of the financial needs of its over 3.5 million customers, worldwide. The range includes Xpress Money, the instant money transfer service with over 135,000 agent locations in more than 125 countries; FLASHremit, the facility for real time account credit; Money2anywhere.com, the convenient online money transfer portal by which money can be sent to any corner of the world in just a few clicks; Smart Pay, the WPS-compliant leading payroll solution; and XPay, the online bill payment service using mobile phone. These popular services and other bill payment facilities have made UAE Exchange a true financial supermarket.

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American Express Provides HomePay Chip&PIN Accreditation

The innovative payments company Secure Electrans have announced completion of the formal accreditation of HomePay, their secure in-home EMV Chip &PIN payment solution, by American Express. This is another significant milestone for Secure Electrans and its plans for mass market deployment of the HomePay product suite. This accreditation will enable American Express cardholders to enjoy…

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KeyBS Payment Solutions Provider Plans Expansion

KeyBS, a newly-launched payment solutions technology company, has announced that it will be aggressively expanding into the lucrative GCC markets to capitalize on the region’s growing technology use and demand for automated solutions. The company will provide advanced mobile, kiosk and point of sale (POS) systems and services for remittance transactions and bill payments. The…

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NagraID to Showcase Payment and Identification Display Cards

NagraID Security and NagraID, subsidiaries of the Kudelski Group will showcase the world’s most advanced smartcard technology at Digital ID World and Cards & Payments Asia 2012 (booth #4G09), Suntec Singapore. The display card provides users a convenient all-in-one solution for Citizen ID’s, Secure ID’s like Corporate ID’s, e-Online loyalty cards, and Banking use applications.…

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Nigeria Implements Infosys Finacle

Wema Bank plc, Nigeria’s oldest surviving indigenous Bank and Infosys announced the successful implementation of Finacle core banking, retail e-banking and treasury solutions across Wema Bank’s 137 branches in Nigeria within a record time of eight months. Built on new generation technologies, open standards and service oriented architecture, the solutions currently support over 1.3 million…

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AmEx Cardmembers to Enjoy Offers at Tribeca Film Festival

American Express announced a line-up of offers and experiences to bring its film enthusiast Cardmembers the best of the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival, including advance ticket sales to a variety of independent film experiences and the full roster of Festival screenings at tribecafilm.com. American Express Cardmembers will also have access to special offers throughout the 12-day Festival. At the Tribeca Film Festival, film-loving Cardmembers who sync their eligible American Express Card with their Facebook, Twitter or Foursquare accounts at Sync.AmericanExpress.com can unlock exclusive savings and experiences to fuel their passion for film and entertainment. They can now “Tweet for Tickets;” have access to exclusive offers at select merchants in Lower Manhattan; and take advantage of offers available from Seamless and Redbox.

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Payfone Appoints VP, Engineering

Payfone remote payment processing service backed by American Express, Verizon, Rogers Communications and several leading venture capital firms appointed Paul Tocatlian to its management team as VP of Engineering. He will continue to fuel the on-going growth in remote payments. Tocatlian is Vice President of Engineering at Payfone, and responsible for leading the company’s engineering organization. His responsibilities include technology vision, planning, and execution. Paul’s focus is engineering process and productivity and ensuring that the Payfone platform is designed to be easily integrated into merchant acquirer, financial institution and mobile operator systems. Prior to Payfone, Paul was Vice President of Engineering and Customer Support at Minerva Networks, where he was responsible for product planning, design, development and delivery, as well as day-to-day management of engineering, quality assurance, technical publications and customer support.

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