Early research is showing this holiday season could be an excellent one for retail spending. More than eight out of ten employed Americans report that their jobs are more than or just as stable as one year ago, up significantly from 69% in 2011.
CardWeb’s CardExecs database today spotlights Peter Fredell, Chief Executive Officer of Sweden-based Seamless. The Company has two main product lines: the proprietary transaction switch ERS 360˚ for top-ups to mobile operators and distributors, and SEQR for mobile payments in stores, on-line and in-app.
Dallas-based Onyx Payments has acquired Norway-based Net Trans Services. The combination of companies will now serve well over 200,000 hotels and 200,000 travel distributors in nearly 200 countries.
Dallas-based Anovia and San Francisco-based Womply have partnered to provide Anovia Payments merchants with Anovia Insights, the market merchant analytics platform. Anovia Insights will provide merchants with instant access to rich, relevant and actionable data about their businesses. Anovia Insights offers merchants a 360-degree view of their business performance by combining their revenue, online reputation and social media information into an online dashboard.
NY-based Finovera has introduced an iPhone and Android app that automatically gathers PDF eBills every month from the nation’s leading service providers and delivers them to consumer’s smart phones. The bill management service organizes personal bills, statements and documents all in one secure place.
Albuquerque-based Lavu wants to expand its iPad POS system for restaurants in Europe. The Company has recently signed deals with Scottish company ResDiary, Spectu and SilverStar Analytics.
PA-based USA Technologies unveiled a mobile payments, offers and loyalty program with Softcard designed for the multi-billion dollar commercial laundry market. Under the program, consumers using Setomatic Systems’ new SpyderWash Elite laundry machines enabled with NFC and SmartTap®mobile commerce technology will receive a 25% discount on purchases made with the Softcard app.
Elavon will rely on Ingenico’s EMV-ready payment solutions to power two key Elavon initiatives in the U.S. In addition, it has chosen Ingenico Group to run Fanfare, Elavon’s omni-channel marketing and customer loyalty program for small-to-medium size U.S. customers.
Farmers Insurance Group Federal Credit Union (FIGFCU) has selected Fiserv’s DNA account processing platform and a host of complementary Fiserv solutions as technology cornerstones for its future growth. Developed using contemporary, standards-based components, DNA provides FIGFCU with 24/7 real-time processing, scalability and robust retail, mortgage and commercial banking capabilities.
Small-business customers who have both a credit card and merchant processing relationship with U.S. Bank can “double dip” on rewards. The new rewards program, Encore, offers small-business customers extra rewards when they pair a U.S. Bank Business Edge Rewards Credit Card with a U.S. Bank Payment Solutions merchant account.
Citibank has launched a global initiative to inspire technology developers to reimagine mobile banking and payments and to stimulate digital progress in the industry. Citi Mobile Challenge will provide developers with a suite of tools they can use to build solutions to benefit consumers either through mobile applications or the Internet of Things. Selected participants will present their concepts at demonstration events in Miami, New York and Silicon Valley and finalists will have the chance to take their technologies into production with the support of Citi.
Bank of America has expanded it Preferred Rewards program to Michigan, Illinois, Tennessee, North Carolina, Georgia and Florida. This is part of a four-wave national rollout of the program that began in June and will be completed by the end of September.