Gemalto and Sony Implement NFC agreement

Gemalto Digital Security and Sony established an agreement to provide FeliCa / NFC solutions globally. Gemalto will incorporate FeliCa software technology into its UpTeq NFC SIM product lineup starting in 2012, offering mobile operators and service providers a more comprehensive range of mobile NFC services globally. The addition of FeliCa makes Gemalto’s UpTeq NFC SIM the secure element that can embed the world’s broadest set of applications, and with the highest level of privacy. Gemalto will expand its UICC solutions with FeliCa technology to complement its existing NFC applications portfolio. UpTeq NFC SIM enables mobile operators to securely install additional applications from new service providers over time, even after issuance to end users.

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B+S Card Dispatches VeriFone to Manage Payment System

VeriFone Systems and B+S Card Service GmbH announced that B+S has implemented PAYware TCS, a solution component of VeriFone’s PAYMEDIA Universal Acceptance Platform (UAP), which enables central management of applications on payment acceptance systems at merchant locations. PAYware TCS enables network service providers to remotely manage payment functions at merchant locations equipped with VeriFone’s Artema Hybrid and H5000 payment acceptance solutions, for an efficient process to deploy new applications and update existing applications. PAYware TCS allows multinational retailers to harmonize their payment solution in multiple countries in Europe and to be SEPA ready. PAYware TCS is generally available in Germany as a managed service from VeriFone.

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MoneyGram Adds Near East Bank to Money Transfer Network

MoneyGram forged agreements with Near East Bank, adding to its network 10 branch locations. This gives consumers 32 convenient regional MoneyGram locations from which to send or receive money. Cyprus sends approximately $2 billion USD annually in remittances to countries such as Pakistan and Bulgaria, which ranks it among the top 25 countries for sending funds as a percentage of its GDP. Near East Bank is a respected financial institution in North Cyprus.

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Western Union and Roshan Partner for mMoney Transfer

Western Union global payment services and Roshan total communications partnered to kickoff the Western Union Mobile Money Transfer regionally. This will add international remittances to the “M-Paisa” service, part of the Vodafone mobile money family. This lets customers receive their salaries, pay bills, receive and repay microfinance loans, send and receive money and purchase airtime directly from their mobile phones. With the introduction of the new service, M-Paisa customers will be able to receive Western Union Money Transfer transactions from around the world directly in their mobile wallet accounts.

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Cinterion Launches Compact Plug and Play M2M Terminal

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Cinterion, the global leader in cellular machine-to-machine (M2M) communication modules and a Gemalto (Euronext NL 0000400653 GTO) company, today introduced BGS2-Terminal, a simple and reliable plug-and-play M2M communication terminal to quickly connect any type of industrial applications and remote assets using cellular technology. It requires minimal integration and approval efforts, allowing…

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OmniPay Awarded 2x at European Payments Awards

OmniPay payments processor has won two of the leading awards at the 2012 Merchant Payments Ecosystem (MPE) gala awards ceremony. These are the principal awards for the European payments industry and the event was attended by all of Europe’s leading payment institutions, merchants and acquiring banks. OmniPay won the headlining ‘Best Processor’ award as recognition for its pioneering processing solutions which are making a huge difference to the European and global payments industry. It also won the ‘Acquirer Personality of the Year’ which was presented to Hubert O’Donoghue, CEO and co-founder of OmniPay. Hubert was nominated by PayPal for his outstanding contribution to the European payments industry.

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Western Union and Millicom Partner on Cross-Border mMoney Transfer

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Western Union, a leader in global payment services, and Millicom International Cellular S.A. (Stockholmsbörsen: MIC), a leading mobile operator in 13 markets across Latin America and Africa operating under the Tigo brand, announced at the Mobile World Congress the signing of an agreement to introduce cross-border mobile money transfers in Latin…

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CitiDirect BE Mobile Processes over $1 Billion of Transactions

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Citi announced that its CitiDirect® BE Mobile service developed by the Global Transaction Services unit, has reached a significant milestone, processing over $1 billion in total transactions value. Since commercializing the browser-based mobile application in August, Citi has made the solution available to an additional 56 countries across Europe, Middle East…

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2011 Agent Card Issuer Performance

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Agent card issuers are those who sponsor typically smaller financial institutions into the card business, paying per account bounties for each activated new card account – ranging from as little as $30 to over $100 each for accounts generated and activated by the agent in their branch distribution network; often paying…

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Visa Service Provides OTA mPayment Provisioning

Visa announced a new service that provides financial institutions and mobile network operators with a one-stop solution to securely download payment account information to smartphones enabled with NFC technology. The new service was developed in collaboration with Oberthur Technologies, a leading Trusted Service Management (TSM) company whose software and platforms are used to manage the provisioning and activation of payment accounts on cards and mobile devices. The new offering by Visa brings together the necessary parties in the mobile payments ecosystem and lays the foundation for financial services providers and mobile network operators to securely and efficiently link Visa payment accounts to smartphones, while also offering a solution to manage those accounts post activation. For consumers the service will include support for Visa and non-Visa payment, loyalty or mass transit applications on their smartphone.

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G&D to secure Intel mobile device platform

Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) security technology was selected to deliver lifecycle management of the embedded Secure Elements within Intel’s Smartphone Reference Device. G&D will manage the partitioning and key management of the embedded Secure Elements Over-the-Air. Embedded Secure Elements provide an additional protected area for security-sensitive applications such as payments and ticketing using NFC technology. Intel has included an embedded Secure Element in its recently announced Smartphone Reference Device, in addition to the conventional SIM card slot. G&D will act as Trusted Service Manager (TSM) for the Secure Element Issuer (SEI-TSM) providing the lifecycle management of the embedded Secure Elements.

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American Express Sponsors Live NBA Events & Digital Offers

American Express will make it easy for its Cardmembers and all fans in Orlando for NBA All-Star 2012 to get closer to the action of one of the most sought-after events in sports. From live viewing parties for fans to special foursquare offers on NBA merchandise and access to private events with former NBA players and NBA legends for Cardmembers, American Express will connect with its Cardmembers, merchant partners and all NBA fans to create unforgettable moments during NBA All-Star. American Express will host NBA fans at Universal Orlando CityWalk for the American Express NBA All-Star Viewing Parties.

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