Heartland Payment Systems CEO Innovator of the Year

Bob Carr, Heartland Payment Systems CEO, has been named the 2013 Innovator of the Year by the Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce. Carr will be formally recognized at the Annual Business Leader Awards presentation and gala at the Tournament Players Club Jasna Polana on December 4, 2013. Carr was the driving force in helping Princeton merchants launch the OnePrinceton program last month. OnePrinceton is a secure payments system that allows merchants to easily donate one percent of each OnePrinceton purchase to the buyer’s participating nonprofit organization in the Princeton area when shopping at merchants that participate in the program. Consumers can participate in the OnePrinceton program by directly linking their checking or savings account through either a OnePrinceton card or a smartphone QR code, both of which require PINs for added security.

MoneyGram to Present at the Deutsche Bank Finance Conference

MoneyGram, a leading global money transfer and payment services company, announced that Larry Angelilli, senior vice president and treasurer at MoneyGram, will present at the Deutsche Bank 21st Annual Leveraged Finance Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona on Wednesday, October 2, 2013. The discussion will take place at approximately 7:10 p.m. Eastern Time / 6:10 p.m. Central Time at The Phonecian. The presentation will also be available via webcast at ir.moneygram.com. MoneyGram International, a leading money transfer company, enables consumers who are not fully served by traditional financial institutions to meet their financial needs.

USA Technologies Posts Revenue Up 24% Y/Y

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] USA Technologies announced a 3Q/13 24% increase in total revenues to $35.9 million and a 29% increase in license and transaction fee revenues to $30.0 million, representing 84% of total revenues for the 2013 fiscal year. Meanwhile, adjusted EBITDA of $5.8 million up from an Adjusted EBITDA loss of ($2.8) million;…

AFEX Announces CFO Appointment

AFEX non-bank provider of global payment and risk management solutions appointed Richard Verasamy CFO. The last 20 years in various senior finance positions within the financial services industry, Richard was most recently the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Risk Officer for Jameson Bank, a Canadian owned Schedule 1 Bank that specializes in commercial foreign exchange services. Prior to this, Richard held various roles with Travelex including CFO of the Americas and subsequently the Global Finance Director for Travelex’s Commercial FX Division.

FIS to Showcase Key Payment Innovations

FIS will bring a robust presence to this year’s Money2020 conference, the leading annual event for emerging payments and financial services. One of Forbes 100 Most Innovative Companies, FIS will demonstrate the success of its Mobile Wallet with Cardless Cash Access, which allows users to not only pay using their smart phones, but also withdraw money from an ATM. These include FIS Mobile Retail – An integrated mobile experience of payment, loyalty and Mobile Wallet, which will showcase a retail scenario at which a customer will pay using a mobile device, receive an offer to visit the retailer and make additional purchases while scoring points to move up to next loyalty tier; FIS Mobile Wallet with Cardless Cash Access – A City National Bank branded application and live, branded ATM at which users can withdraw cash via a mobile device; and FIS Mobile PayNet – A demo of how PayNet – FIS’ global, real-time, cross-network money movement solution – can be used to shop and deliver cash back.

eGlobal Renews & Expands BJ’s ATM Contract

eGlobal announced a contract renewal with BJ’s Wholesale Club, its sole provider of ATM services. Adding a long-term contract extension to a relationship started in 2009, eGlobal, a leading supplier of full-service ATM solutions, will continue to own and operate more than 200 ATMs located in BJ’s Clubs.This program will continue to offer an important service to BJ’s Members, and also create a compelling opportunity for banks and credit unions to participate in eGlobal’s ATM Branding Program. Utilizing this program, financial institutions experience increased brand awareness, market reach, and surcharge-free transactions for their account holders at BJ’s Club locations.

WorldPay Buysout Century Payments

The WorldPay Group announced WorldPay US has recently agreed to the purchase of Century Payments. WorldPay US will now strengthen its strategic partnership model and gain advanced sales tools and analytics. This transaction is the culmination of a long-standing relationship between WorldPay and Century Payments. Financial Technology Partners LP and FTP Securities LLC (together, “FT Partners”) served as exclusive financial and strategic advisor to Century Payments.

Employment Continues to Climb Along with Credit Spending

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 169,000 in August, and the unemployment rate edged down to 7.3% from the July figure of 7.4%. This in conjunction with the total outstanding revolving US consumer credit up 4.5% in June from last year to an adjusted $850B, which continued to erase all positive…

MoneyGram to Present at the Deutsche Bank Conference

MoneyGram senior vice president and treasurer is set to present at the Deutsche Bank 21st Annual Leveraged Finance Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona on Wednesday, October 2, 2013. MoneyGram International, a leading money transfer company, enables consumers who are not fully served by traditional financial institutions to meet their financial needs. MoneyGram offers money transfer services worldwide through a global network of 327,000 agent locations — including retailers, international post offices and financial institutions — in nearly 200 countries and territories.

RBS Citizens Enhances Banking App

Corporate treasurers spending more time on the road now have an enhanced new tool for making their offices even more mobile: RBS Citizens Treasury Solutions announced the launch of its second-generation corporate mobile banking application, accessMOBILE. With accessMOBILE, RBS Citizens is one of the first commercial banks in the U.S. to offer a corporate mobile banking app that allows users to deposit a check remotely through a system that is integrated with their other cash management systems, initiate wire transfers from templates, and decision positive pay items and use other new functionality. In addition to iPhone, today’s launch also includes apps for iPad and for Android devices and a new mobile-optimized website delivering full accessMOBILE functionality to web-enabled mobile devices such as Blackberry and Windows Phone.

VeriFone Appoints New CEO

The Board of Directors of VeriFone Systems announced that it has appointed Paul Galant Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Board of Directors. Galant served as the CEO of Citigroup Inc.’s Enterprise Payments business since 2010. Galant developed innovative digital payments services for Citi’s institutional and government clients, enabling them to expand into growth markets and helping them to meet their consumers’ current and future needs for secure mobile payments and commerce. Before that, from 2009, Galant served as CEO of Citi Cards, heading Citigroup’s North American and International Consumer Credit Cards business during a period of dramatic change in the industry and positioned it for growth. From 2007, he was CEO of Citi Transaction Services, establishing the business as a core growth engine for Citi and expanding it into new product lines and markets serving Citi’s largest institutional and government clients.

Panini Intros RDC Check Scanner

This week, at the RDC Summit in Orlando, Florida, Panini will feature mI:Deal™, the latest breakthrough solution from their continuous innovation portfolio. The mobility enabled Panini mI:Deal™ provides financial institutions and merchants with a simple, efficient and cost-effective solution for capturing checks in a wide variety of deployment environments, including RDC and POS. The Panini mI:Deal™ architecture combines innovation and ease-of-use with “plug & play” connectivity to maximize functionality and ROI. On-board intelligence that provides internal processing power for PC independent compression of MICR codeline and captured images allows for fast and easy integration with existing capture solutions. Wired and wireless connectivity options provide complete mobility without compromising Check 21 compliance or security.