Perka beacon

SMBs (small to medium-sized businesses) are now receiving a device that brings the future of retail technology right into their stores: the Perka beacon. First Data has enhanced the Perka mobile loyalty solution with a small, low-powered device that communicates wirelessly with the Perka app, enabling increased customer engagement and a faster, more personalized retail experience.

Donna Bland

CardWeb.com’s CardExecs da tabase of card industry movers and shakers today features Donna Bland, Chief Executive Officer and President of The Golden 1 Credit Union. Golden 1 Credit Union is California’s leading financial cooperative, and the sixth largest credit union in the U.S. with more than $8 billion in assets and over 600,000 members.

Deluxe + Wausau

This week Deluxe acquired Wausau Financial Systems in an all cash transaction for $90 million, net of cash acquired. Wausau provides software-based solutions for receivables management, lockbox processing, remote deposit capture and paperless in-branch solutions to a broad list of financial institutions, utilities, government agencies and telecommunications companies.