Misys software has been awarded the SWIFT Certified Application labels for trade, supply chain finance and corporate supply chain finance. Having won the recognition for the seventh consecutive year, Misys was namely awarded for its FusionBanking Trade Innovation and FusionBanking Corporate Channels, FusionBanking Trade Innovation and FusionBanking Corporate Channels – Supply Chain Finance and FusionBanking Corporate Channels – Corporates-Trade Supply Chain Finance. Misys’ dedication to SWIFT best practices over the years has ensured the firm’s trade services platforms are compliant with the latest standards in trade finance. In upcoming releases this will include support for the SWIFT FATF 16 changes, due in 2015 as part of SWIFT’s roadmap to address financial crime in payments and trade finance.
Minneapolis-based APG Cash Drawer is introducing new cash recycling technology along with purpose built European products. Feature rich and purpose built for retail, the new technology will effectively serve restaurants, quick serve, supermarkets, c-stores and more.
Businesses can now pay their vendors through a collaboration announced today by Behalf, Comdata and MasterCard. The initiative helps improve cash flow for SMBs by providing alternative payment terms for their payments to merchants that accept MasterCard and are approved for participation by Behalf. Behalf will pay an SMB’s vendor invoice of up to $10,000 per purchase, and the SMB then pays Behalf back over up to 120 days. SMBs receive favorable rates and terms while their vendors benefit from more rapid cash flow, lower risk of fraud, fewer credit losses and increased sales. The offering extends Behalf’s product benefit by adding the ability to use a unique, secure virtual card for both point of sale and online purchases while receiving convenient payment terms.
[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Regulation and legislation have again effected every portfolio revenue variable: including total revenue, interest income/fee income split, thus seeing issuers respond by assessing new fees and repricing existing fees, where permissible. However, R.K. Hammer’s annual state-of-the-industry report notes the CFPB still has yet to fully catch its stride, so even more…
Europe is now the world’s third largest region by B2C E-Commerce sales, following North America and Asia. While non-cash payment methods, especially credit cards, dominate in the Western sub-region, cash on delivery and various alternative methods are most used in Eastern European countries but, the potential for mobile payments growth is real..
While the annual rate of increase in U.S. revolving credit has been slowing during all of 2014, there was a slight uptick in November. Consumer revolving credit expanded by $500 million in November, representing a 7.5% annual increase.
The decline in the U.S. bank credit card charge-off ratio will likely bottom in the fourth quarter, dipping below the 3.00% mark for the first time since the first quarter 1995, but then heading higher throughout 2015. On a weighted basis charge-offs should come in around 3.01%, while the unweighted ratio should slide to 2.96% for the fourth quarter.
2C2P payment services provider and Myanmar Citizens Bank launched the Citizen Card, a reloadable prepaid card accepted by MasterCard merchants globally. Supply of the Citizen’s Card will be limited to 5,000 units. Citizen Card can be obtained at any MCB branch in Myanmar. It is also available via the MCB website by filling out an online form. Cardholders will enjoy special benefits with merchant partners, in addition to waived sign-up fees. Existing cardholders can add value to their Citizen Card at any MCB outlet, with more top up options rolling out in 2015. According to McKinsey & Co, Myanmar is expected to quadruple the size of its economy from US$45 billion to over US$200 billion by 2030, with per capita GDP rising from US$1,300 in 2010 to $5,100 by 2030.
Alipay has signed Hangzhou-based China Jo-Jo Drugstores to launch an online payment service. Through Alipay’ s popular services such as Alipay and Alipay Wallet, Chinese consumers can now make e-payment for China Jo-Jo’s products, in both retail and online pharmacies, through mobile devices such as smartphones.
GoHenry banking tools for young people announced new features to help children and teens to easily budget and save. The feature has been introduced to kick off the New Year, when many of us set new goals for our financial lives. It’s been designed to encourage and motivate young people to plan and spend their pocket money and allowances wisely and stay within their means. Children and teens using goHenry now have the option to create multiple Savings Goals so they can save for the things they need and want. goHenry then suggests how much a user should save each week to reach their goal and automatically sets aside a recommended amount on a weekly basis to hit that target. Parents and relatives have the option to contribute towards Savings Goals if they wish. Users set the amount they need and set the date for when they want to reach their Savings Goal. Then goHenry suggests how much the child/teen needs to save each week to reach their goal and automatically pulls the amount they need each week from their pocket money payments into their Savings Goal.
Shift4 confirms it is working with Ingenico and Verifone to provide EMV-capable devices that also provide true security against breaches, simplify PCI compliance efforts, and ensure retailers are ready for EMV well in advance of the October liability shift date.
Comprion test solutions for cell phones, extends its involvement in EMVCo activities. Testing for mobile payment is now required by the mobile operator association GSMA through their NFC Handset Test Book. Comprion joins EMVCo as a Technical Associate. The company offers its experience and expertise in detecting communication problems of the contactless interface used for mobile payment. Paying by cell phone is certainly a convenient way of purchasing everyday commodities; however, it is also a sensitive topic as the user’s private banking data are involved. A high degree of reliability of the deployed technology relying on comprehensive testing is the key success factor. Without testing, technology problems might lead to a lack of user acceptance. Therefore, the GSMA TS.27 NFC Handset Test Book demands that handsets to be used for mobile payment have to run through the EMVCo test plan.