MasterCard to Partake in Credit Suisse Conference

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] On Tuesday, March 13, Chris McWilton, president, U.S. Markets for MasterCard, will participate in the Credit Suisse Annual Global Services Conference in Scottsdale, AZ. The presentation will begin at 8:00 a.m. local time (11:00 a.m. Eastern Time) and last for approximately 30 minutes. There will be a listen-only live webcast of…

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MDT and Bluepoint Solutions Offer Home, Mobile Capture

Member Driven Technologies (MDT), a Michigan-based credit union-owned service organization (CUSO), and Bluepoint Solutions, a leading provider of remote deposit capture, item processing and enterprise content management solutions for financial institutions, announced a partnership that enhances MDT’s online banking and mobile banking offerings. QwikDeposit will be offered through both MDT’s online and mobile banking offerings, allowing credit union members to make check deposits from home using any TWAIN scanner or from their smartphone using the device’s camera. Members simply key in the deposit amount and then either scan or take photos of the front and back of each check deposited.

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American Express Exec to Participate in Citi Conference

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] American Express Vice Chairman, Edward Gilligan, will participate in the Citi Financial Services Conference in New York, on Wednesday, March 7, 2012, at 10:25 a.m. (EST). Mr. Gilligan will participate in a question and answer session relating to the Company’s recent results and strategies. A live audio webcast will be made…

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Orange adds sicap and Wincor Nixdorf

Orange Cote d’Ivoire, long term partner of solutions provider Sicap, has extended its Orange Money offer with the deployment of sicap and Wincor Nixdorf Easy Cash ATMs solution. The sicap Easy Cash ATMs improve the interface between virtual cash and real money, and provide a 24/7 self-service opportunity. Sicap and Wincor Nixdorf Easy Cash ATMs were unveiled and are in place at Five Orange shops. During the coming months, Orange will install more ATMs with the help of local product support from Wincor Nixdorf.

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Axis Bank deploys Fico Card/Loan BPM

Axis Bank has chosen FICO “Blaze Advisor” business rules management system to manage processing of all retail loans and for customer management on its credit card portfolio. Now Axis Bank can establish a common decision platform among different business units and credit lifecycle stages based on FICO’s decision management technology. The “Blaze Advisor” also lets the bank decrease its turnaround time for deploying new scorecards and decision strategies and improve consistency and scalability in its business processes across its different region with a common, central platform for managing analytics and strategies and enabling quick deployment of new strategies and analytic models. Moreover, because Blaze Advisor is designed to allow business users to create and modify rules without relying on IT support, it will accelerate time to market for business decisions.

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Experian buys 192business Ltd

Experian has completed the acquisition of 192business Limited online identity verification services. With this, 192business will form part of Experian’s Decision Analytics business line, enhancing the range of identity verification and fraud prevention services Experian is able to offer. It also provides a platform that Experian can use to deploy new services globally. The services 192business provides are used by many of its customers internationally and can be rapidly extended to new geographies. 192business furnishes information on personal data verification, fraud screening, online document verification and voice verification.

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Etisalat, Oberthur and MasterCard Celebrate the GSMA Award

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] The successful launch of Etisalat’s mobile money and NFC solutions across multiple affiliates in Asia, Africa and the Middle East reinforces its position as a true global player in the mobile payments arena and supports its global ambition to be an innovation and market leader. The decade long partnership with Oberthur…

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Consumer Confidence Continues Slow Assent

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index was up in February and now stands at 70.8 (1985=100), up from 61.5 in January. This was because consumers assessment of current conditions was more favorable in February, as those claiming business conditions are “good” increased slightly to 13.3% from 13.2%, while those claiming business…

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First Data launches

First Data launched its “Offerwise” open platform to simplify the offer redemption process for consumers and merchants as a part of First Data’s vision to deliver universal commerce. The First Data OfferWise solution allows offer publishers to electronically attach offers such as deals, eCoupons and loyalty programs to one or more of a consumer’s payment cards or mobile wallet to enable streamlined and automatic redemption of the offer at the point of sale (POS). First Data is currently piloting its OfferWise solution with dozens of merchants and it will be made available to its more than four million U.S. merchant locations.The OfferWise solution can link offers to any type of payment card including all major credit association brands, PIN or signature debit. Offers are redeemed in real time at the merchant’s POS with immediate feedback provided through the payment terminal or smartphone.

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Chase and Hyatt Launch EMV Chip Card

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Chase Card Services announced the Hyatt Credit Card with EMV chip and signature technology. With the addition of EMV chip technology, cardholders benefit from no foreign transaction fees while earning 3 Hyatt Gold Passport Points for every $1 spent at Hyatt destinations worldwide, among many other first-class features. The Hyatt Credit…

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MasterCard mPartnership Targets 1Billion User Expansion

MasterCard outlined its vision on how to reach the next billion consumers through mobile innovation and partnerships. MasterCard and mobile partners Comviva, Intel, iZettle, Santander and Turkcell intend to reach the next billion consumers through a mobile channel with collaboration and innovation in a collective effort. This comes on the heels of unveiling of “Wanda” joint venture with Telefónica to provide mobile payment solutions to over 87 million Movistar customers in its Latin American markets.

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