INSIDE Secure and SecureKey Simplify mAuthentication, Payments

INSIDE Secure and SecureKey Technologies are collaborating to make mobile, online payments and other authentication transactions more secure. Going beyond using an NFC-enabled smartphone to make payments at local merchants, the combined INSIDE Secure and SecureKey solution enables a smartphone, tablet, laptop or other device to act as a secure terminal to read chip-based contactless cards for point-of-sale and other authentication applications. This integrates SecureKey technology into the INSIDE “SecuRead” NFC solution, available in a SecuRead version upgrade. These devices can support strong two-factor authentication using a contactless credential on a smartphone or contactless card.

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Fiserv launches retirement planning tool

Fiserv solutions launched its “Retirement Illustrator” interactive and collaborative retirement income planning tool. The “Retirement Illustrator” from Fiserv helps advisors present retirement spending requirements and distribution alternatives, overlaying risk events such as withdrawal, longevity, survivor needs and healthcare risks to ensure their clients’ greatest concerns are addressed throughout their planning and retirement phases. It provides financial professionals with the ability to forecast varying market conditions and the impact financial products can have on an investor’s retirement outlook.

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Gemalto to Issue 15mm eHealth Cards

Gemalto digital security will issue 15 million second-generation eHealth cards to AOK (Allgemeine Ortskrankenkasse, German Health Insurance Fund) in 2012. Gemalto is responsible for the entire card production process for Germany’s largest health insurance company. With the secure authentication function of the operating system, users are further protected from fraud. Additional personal information can be stored on the card, including emergency data such as allergies or drug intolerance. When using the services and added-value applications offered, insurees benefit from the card certified by the BSI1 and Gematik2.

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Callatay & Wouters & Wincor Nixdorf Partner, Deploy Bank Software

Callataÿ & Wouters core banking software and services integrated Wincor Nixdorf to implement the Thaler software platform for Polish retail banking group Bank Polskiej Spółdzielczości (BPS). The has a network of about 80 branches that serve consumers, small- to medium-sized businesses as well as corporate clients, with the bulk of its offices located in Southeastern Poland. In 2011, BPS decided to modernize its IT and software infrastructure.

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Payfirma Launches Android mPayment App

Payfirma mobile point of sale apps launched its Android Mobile Payment App. Available on the iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Blackberry, anyone with a Payfirma merchant account can now accept all major credit cards and VISA Debit on their Android mobile and tablet devices. The Android app has all the updated features from the recent mobile payment re-vamp released in January of this year. Payfirma is also working on NFC support for all its mobile payment applications, enabling users to simply wave or tap their NFC enabled credit or debit card to Payfirma’s point-of-sale system to accept payments.

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MasterCard and Right To Play Collaborate on Financial Literacy

MasterCard Worldwide and Right To Play International announced a JV to develop and implement a Financial Fitness program. Building on Right To Play’s innovative financial education program that uses sport and play as a means of encouraging life skills development and sustainable behavior change, the Financial Fitness program is an opportunity for both Right To Play and MasterCard Worldwide to work with youth in both countries. Young adults between the ages of 11 and 17 will benefit from this partnership and receive comprehensive training sessions aimed at improving their leadership skills and financial literacy.

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Bank of Baru Implements BPC SmartVista

BPC Banking Technologies Open System e-payment solutions for the global financial industry, announces that Bank of Baku has completed the implementation of SmartVista. The Bank is now in a position to bring new products to market faster, deliver outstanding service to its customers and dramatically lower TCO. SmartVista gives the Bank total control of its entire payment business, from developing new card products, delivering additional features to its credit card holders and managing its ATM network. The Bank also has aggressive plans to enlarge its branch, ATM and 24/7 kiosk networks and will use one of the SmartVista suite of products, SmartATM for its ATM network management.

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TNS Introduces Mobile Payment Gateway

Transaction Network Services is unveiling “TNSPay” Mobile payment gateway and terminal management solution. The “TNSPay” Mobile solution represents the next generation of simplified wireless POS payment and management tools from TNS, and it is based on TNS’ PCI DSS certified wireless payment gateway platform, previously branded as Synapse. The “TNSPay” Mobile provides processors and ISOs with a solution to meet the needs of a growing market segment of merchants who are looking for flexible solutions for m-payments acceptance. It provides robust device management, reporting and integration capabilities, all delivered through a powerful new web module that allows processors and ISOs to efficiently manage their wireless terminal estates.

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INSIDE Secure and SecureKey Technologies Simplify m-Authentication

INSIDE Secure and SecureKey Technologies announced they are working together to make mobile and online payments and other authentication transactions more convenient and secure. Going beyond using an NFC-enabled smartphone to make payments at local merchants, the combined INSIDE Secure and SecureKey solution enables a smartphone, tablet, laptop or other device to act as a secure terminal to read chip-based contactless cards for point-of-sale and other authentication applications. It will be available to device OEMs as an integral part of INSIDE Secure’s award-winning SecuRead® solution.

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TSYS Named to Ethisphere Ethical Companies List

TSYS global payments was recognized by the Ethisphere Institute as one of the 2012 World’s Most Ethical Companies. This is the first time that TSYS has been honored by Ethisphere for implementing and maintaining progressive and conscientious business practices. The methodology for the World’s Most Ethical ranking includes reviewing codes of ethics, litigation and regulatory infraction histories; evaluating the investment in innovation and sustainable business practices; looking at activities designed to improve corporate citizenship; and studying nominations from senior executives, industry peers, suppliers and customers.

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