First Farmers Bank Partners Elan to Launch Credit Card

First Farmers Bank and Trust partnered Elan Financial Services agent credit card issuer to provide credit card products and services to its nearly 40,000 customers in North Central Indiana. This relationship includes the purchase of the existing portfolio, and Elan will offer a full suite of Visa credit cards to all other bank customers. Elan Financial Services offers credit card products and rewards that meet the unique needs of every customer. Elan’s end-to-end solution also includes card servicing and marketing as well as branch support and sales incentives.

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Phoenix NAP Completes PCI DSS v2 Assessment

Phoenix NAP premier infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider and primary network access point (NAP), announced that it successfully completed a Service Organization Controls (SOC) 2, Type 2 audit. Service Organization Control (SOC) audits replace the former Statement of Auditing Standards (SAS) 70 audit, the previous standard for Reporting on Controls at a Service Organization, as the new authoritative guidance in such matters. Additionally, Phoenix NAP has retained its status as a PCI DSS Validated Services Provider after Coalfire Systems QSA completed its independent audit.

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Popular Community Bank Launches m-Check Deposit

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Popular Community Bank announced the availability of its new Popular Mobile Check Deposits service that enables easy 3 Step, anytime/anywhere deposits of checks up to $1,500 using iPhone or Android.* To deposit a check a customer with the Mobile app only has to: 1) Access the app and start a new…

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Zynga Unveils New Platform for Play

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Zynga, the world’s leading provider of social game services, announced the Zynga Platform, a new platform designed to bring players what they’ve asked for: new ways to play and more people to play with. As part of the initial roll out, Zynga will debut the beta release of Zynga.com, the company’s…

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VRL Launches New Cards & Payments Datatool

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Top financial and professional services information provider, VRL Financial News, has announced the availability of a new data service providing original, up-to-the minute intelligence on the global cards and payments industry. Created in association with VRL’s leading financial publications, Cards International and Electronic Payments International, the Cards & Payments Datatool is…

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American Express/Concur Expands Alliance

American Express’ Global Corporate Payments business and Concur on-demand employee spend management services have expanded their global alliance with a new partnership in Japan to promote each others’ solutions to corporate clients in that market. American Express Global Corporate Payments and Concur have been working together since 2008 to help clients in more than 15 markets optimize their expense management programs. Companies that integrate American Express payment data with Concur expense systems benefit from higher quality and more robust data, which ultimately helps control spending and drive savings to the bottom line. AmEx offers Maximum Visibility with reports on both American Express card data and non-card data; more robust data to help companies improve compliance with policies and reduces risk of unauthorized spending and nnegotiating leverage with suppliers for greater cost savings.

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WorldPay UnionPay Online Acquirer Bridges Consumer Gap

WorldPay payment processing and China UnionPay card issuer partnered, making WorldPay an acquirer for eCommerce UnionPay transactions. WorldPay will be the first UnionPay Online Payment acquirer allowing merchants to sell directly to consumers in China, as well as UnionPay cardholders outside of China. China UnionPay has grown at an extraordinary rate and now rivals some of the world’s largest card issuers. According to an investigation by A.C. Nelson, an international authoritative investigation institution, up to 100% of Chinese domestics are familiar with the China UnionPay brand, significantly higher than any other bankcard brand in China.

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Compass Plus Partners Genia Tecnologia

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Compass Plus, an international provider of retail banking software and electronic payments systems to financial institutions, announced its strategic alliance with Genia Tecnologia, a Brazilian-based provider of consulting solutions for the card market. Compass Plus developed the alliance in order to provide country-specific support in the local language for its Brazilian…

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RSA and Todo1 form anti-fraud partnership

TODO1 Solution as a Service (SaaS+) provider and RSA, The Security Division of EMC, forged a partnership to create and offer a suite of security services that deliver world-class anti-fraud protection to banks and banking customers online. The new collaboration in the region aims to deliver a secure online banking platform with availability and reliability at service levels well above those offered by competing solutions found in Latin America. TODO1, a leading online banking and e-services company headquartered in Miami, Florida, currently services a consortium of independent banks in countries including Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, Venezuela and the United States. TODO1 core services include online and mobile banking, liquidity management, trading and payments and collections solutions. TODO1 also offers authentication and anti-fraud security solutions for self-service channels, relationship management and collaboration solutions, and Business Intelligence services – all focused on the financial services industry.

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Xendpay launches money transfer site

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Xendpay.com, the world’s most revolutionary and truly global Online Money Transfer brand, is the first website of-its-kind to facilitate payments to and from the Czech Republic and Slovakia in local languages by launching its pioneering and FSA-authorised website in both Czech and Slovak versions. With some banks in the Czech Republic…

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NCR Introduces its Smallest SelfServ ATM

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] NCR Corporation launched its smallest-ever “SelfServ” ATM, in partnership with Cardtronics retail ATMs. The “SelfServ 14” will offer a cash dispenser with high availability while taking up just 0.27 square meters of floor space. Cardtronics is set to deploy the NCR “SelfServ 14″ ATMs in various locations, which can run APTRA…

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