Western Union Renews Multi-Year Agreements

Western Union Company renews a multi-year agreement with Axcess Financial affiliate Check ‘n Go small-dollar lender. The 1,000-plus Check ‘n Go agent locations in the United States will continue to offer Western Union Money Transfer®, money order, and bill payment services. Also, Axcess Financial’s affiliate in the United Kingdom”Cheque Centre”will continue to offer money transfer services at its nearly 500 locations.

MoneyGram Launches Service Allowing PayPal Users to Withdraw Funds

MoneyGram announced that PayPal’s 55 million active U.S. account holders can now initiate a withdrawal from their accounts – online or via mobile – and pick up the funds at any MoneyGram location in the United States. Later this month, PayPal customers will also be able to load money into their accounts at select MoneyGram locations in Dallas, New York and San Francisco, with additional locations scheduled to be rolled out during 2013. The new service supports an essential need for PayPal’s U.S. customers – particularly those who do not have a bank account or credit card – to fund and maintain a PayPal account, as well as withdraw cash and send money to friends and family.

ACI 2Q/13 Revenue Up 30% Y/Y

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] ACI posted 2Q/13 revenue of $208 million, up 30% by $48 million from the year ago figure. Monthly recurring revenue grew to $148 million, up $43 million, and represented 72% of total revenue in the quarter. Q2 non-GAAP operating income was $17 million versus $9 million last year. Consolidated GAAP operating…

Exatouch Retail POS Software System Deploys TSYS Processing

Exatouch Retail POS software systems are now available with integrated TSYS, offering merchant services providers (MSPs) of having a POS software system to offer retail merchants, XTT LLC developed tightly integrated, easy to deploy POS systems especially for MSPs. With no merchant processing revenue sharing, Exatouch uniquely enables MSPs to realize the full potential of their business model, including revitalizing equipment leasing revenue. The Exatouch Atom™ and Atom Classic are now available with TSYS® payment processing.

Moneris Solutions Partners TouchBistro on Integrated Payments

Moneris Solutions and TouchBistro, a leader in providing innovative restaurant management solutions, announced that they have partnered to provide an iPad® payment solution with end-to-end encrypted processing for U.S. customers. Moneris will deliver a reliable payment processing system that integrates with TouchBistro’s point of sale and restaurant management tools. With this enhanced offering, TouchBistro customers can leverage the platform’s ability to increase operating efficiencies, integrating the payment solution with robust management tools that can be used table-side to run the entire restaurant operation.

Wells Fargo & Amex Ink Credit Card Issuing Partnership

Wells Fargo (WFC) and American Express (AXP) partnered, by which Wells Fargo will issue new credit cards accepted on the American Express network. Wells Fargo will make the cards available in the marketplace nationwide by mid-2014. As part of the card-issuing partnership, American Express is providing its Partner Advantage capabilities and services to support Wells Fargo in developing a suite of products that will offer a superior set of experiences, exclusive benefits and customized offers from the American Express network, both online and offline. Separately, LoyaltyEdge from American Express will assist in the design of a new Wells Fargo loyalty program by offering a broad range of merchandise and gift cards that Wells Fargo’s consumer credit customers will be able to redeem with their points.

Epson Thermal POS Receipt Printers iOS Compatible

Epson America POS solutions announced its TM-T88V and Mobilink P60II (both receipt and label versions), are now available in the company’s Made for iOS (MFi) series, with Bluetooth® connectivity for the iOS mobile operating system. The new MFi printers allow retail and hospitality customers to take advantage of wireless printing from all handheld iDevice peripherals, including Apple’s iPad®, iPod touch® and iPhone®, connecting via the Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR wireless networking standard. Bluetooth’s open standard wireless communications protocol creates a stable, reliable connection and is a cost effective option for short-range transactions of up to 30 feet. Epson’s new MFi products meet the skyrocketing customer demand for highly reliable, Bluetooth-based mobile printing from iDevices throughout retail stores and hospitality environments.

American Express Announces Engaging Travel Solution

American Express announced new technology capabilities to help make travel easier for today’s well-connected corporate traveler while also encouraging alignment with a company’s strategic travel and expense program. The capabilities announced today include a new platform that leverages social gaming mechanics to reward policy-adherent traveler behaviors; an integration with TripCase; a new capability that updates Corporate Card charges in near real-time so travelers can manage expenses on-the-go; and a new traveler-facing mobile interface for American Express’s duty of care solution, AX CONNECT.

American Express believes that incorporating gamification – an incentives-based approach using techniques from game design to motivate certain user behaviors – into travel management programs can prevent program leakage and therefore drive increased cost savings. Working with The Behavior Platform by Badgeville, a global leader in gamification and behavior management, American Express has created a pilot program that can be tailored to each company’s culture and travel program gaps. It uses social game mechanics to reward travelers for making decisions that fall within their company’s travel policy.

MasterCard and Justin Timberlake Announce Intimate Priceless Performance

GRAMMY and Emmy Award-winner Justin Timberlake and MasterCard announce a private, late night Priceless Miami performance to take place at The Fillmore Miami Beach on Friday, August 16th. The “aftershow” will occur following Timberlake’s final stop of his summer concert at nearby Sun Life Stadium. Accessible exclusively to MasterCard cardholders, tickets for the event are limited and will be available at www.priceless.com/justintimberlake. Doors will open at 11:30 PM Eastern with pre-performance entertainment. Consumers registered on Priceless Miami will be the first to know when tickets are available for the show. The partnership brings together MasterCard’s expertise in delivering Priceless experiences and driving commerce with Timberlake’s global influence in music and entertainment for the benefit of fans and cardholders.

Heartland Payment Posts 2Q/13 Net Income Up 2% Y/Y

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Heartland Payment announced a 2Q/13 Adjusted Net Income of $23.1 million compared to the year ago figure of $20.5 million. For the quarter, Heartland reported Record Small and Mid-Sized Enterprise (SME) quarterly transaction processing volume of $19.3 billion, up 4.2% from the second quarter of 2012; Record Quarterly Net Revenue of…

FIS 2Q/13 Revenue Up 3.8% Y/Y

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] FIS posted 2Q/13 revenue up 3.8% to $1.51 billion from $1.46 billion in 2Q/12. These results included debt refinancing costs and an adjustment related to the December 2010 acquisition of Capco, FIS’ global consulting business. Revenue was up 3.7% on an organic basis compared to the second quarter of 2012, which…