ACI Worldwide launched its “Money Transfer System 5.0” wholesale banking solution, designed to give financial institutions flexibility in defining and managing their payment processing flows. This was developed as the result of a large scale collaborative effort between ACI and a number of its customers whose design input and suggestions were included in the final version. Money Transfer System is one of many ACI products in the company’s broader payments platform to deliver on this approach. It also provides Repair Reporting to explain to customers how to correctly format transactions in order to reduce expensive repair activity; SWIFT Network Validation Kit validation on messages received through a back-end interface; and Expanded Global Clearing Channels, expanding the suite of global clearing channels available.
[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Total payroll employment was up 155,000 in December as the unemployment rate remained relatively unmoved at 7.8% as the number of unemployed crept up to 12.2 million. Those jobless 27 weeks or more was little changed at 4.8 million in December, accounting for 39.1% of the unemployed. Meanwhile, 2.6 million persons…
Trust One Payment Services has been purchased by Charge Payment. Trust One provides credit and debit card processing services to small- and mid-sized business merchants, primarily in the southeastern United States. The Company currently processes over $700 million in annual charge volume for approximately 2,800 merchants, and its merchant portfolio is diversified across a range of business sectors, with an emphasis on outsourced receivables management and e-commerce. Trust One will continue to operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of Charge Payment.
NCR Corporation has purchased uGenius Technology video banking software to help it continue to grow its APTRA Interactive Teller solution. This lets consumers conduct remote, assisted-teller transactions over an ATM – speaking with a live teller who has control of the machine, which NCR will pilot for APTRA Interactive Teller throughout 1H/13. NCR and uGenius collaborated to build the first ATM that lets consumers talk and bank with a live, remote teller, which will let banks deliver a face-to-face banking experience for longer hours and offer more services to their customers. NCR also anticipates leveraging other uGenius technologies such as SmartOffice and Online Video Banking to expand the delivery of video banking to multi-channel solutions across NCR Financial Services and other industry verticals. Consumers can now connect and interact with a remote teller in a highly personalized, two-way audio/video experience.
Bremer Bank has implemented Fiserv Mobiliti as its mobile banking, payments and alerting engine, allowing customers to securely access their financial information via their choice of SMS (text messaging), mobile browser and downloadable applications for Android and iPhone. This will allows checking balances, locating ATMs, receiving alerts, paying bills and transferring funds. Mobiliti will seamlessly integrate with Bremer’s existing online banking and bill pay systems, Corillian Online and CheckFree RXP from Fiserv. It also allows consumers to more closely manage their finances by signing up for alerts that notify them of important account-related activity such as low balances or large withdrawals.
The National ATM Council appointed Bonnie Dalrymple of EFX Financial Services and Steve Mieczkowski of ATM Partner/Matrix ATM to the NAC Board of Directors. The addition of these new NAC Board members was ratified by the NAC Board at its recent NAC 2012 Year End Leadership Meeting in Chicago, IL.
[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] The Conference Board Leading Economic Index for the U.S. dropped 0.2% in November to 95.8. This 2 straight months of positive performance, with a 0.3% increase in October and a 0.4% increase in September. This is thanks to increasing risks of slowing economic activity in the near term, as growth will…
TSYS announced has completed its acquisition of ProPay. ProPay previously operated as a privately-held company, and offers simple, secure and affordable payment solutions for organizations ranging from small, home-based entrepreneurs to multi-billion dollar enterprises. Financial Technology Partners LP and FTP Securities acted as exclusive financial and strategic advisors to ProPay and its Board of Directors in this transaction. ProPay has provided simple, secure, and affordable payment solutions for organizations ranging from the small, home-based entrepreneur to multi-billion-dollar enterprises.
Retailers with data security problems face regulatory penalties, negative publicity, customer wrath and lost revenue, which NCR is addressing with its “System Integrity for Retail.” Through an agreement with McAfee, NCR System Integrity for Retail protects an entire store from the point-of-sale to back-office systems. The NCR “System Integrity” stops unapproved POS software or systems changes, reducing the risk of inadvertent or malicious installation of viruses or malware, reducing the risk of costly system shut-downs, exposure to data loss and costly regulatory fines and penalties.
Universal Business Payment Solutions Acquisition Corporation completed its acquisitions of the JetPay card processor and the A D Computer Corporation companies. A D Computer has its own innovative technology platform, designed with optimum flexibility to accommodate payrolls of all sizes – from small family businesses to large corporations with 10,000 or more employees. JetPay offers real time credit card and ACH processing and is a merchant account provider that process all front end authorizations as well as all back end clearing and settlement functions in-house from end-to-end for both card-present as well as card-not-present transactions. It expects to process more than $30 billion in sales volume with over 150 million transactions for merchants as well as independent sales organizations.
Charge Payment, LLC has purchased Trust One Payment Services for undisclosed terms. Providing credit and debit card processing services to small- and mid-sized business merchants, Trust One Payment Services currently processes over $700 million in annual charge volume for approximately 2,800 merchants, and its merchant portfolio is diversified across a range of business sectors, with an emphasis on outsourced receivables management and e-commerce. The Trust One Payment Services team will continue to operate Trust One as a wholly owned subsidiary of Charge Payment.
Discover Financial Services launched its Discover “it” no annual fee credit card. Giving cardmembers rewards and special features, “it” combines special benefits and an enhanced customer experience. With their name and card number on the back of the card, cardmembers can expect the best of what Discover offers with no annual fee, no overlimit fee, no pay-by-phone fee, no foreign transaction fee and no fee for your first late payment. Discover’s $0 Fraud Liability Guarantee means cardmembers are never responsible for unauthorized charges on their account and can earn 5% Cashback Bonus in relevant categories that change throughout the year, up to a quarterly maximum, when they sign up for each 5% program. Cardmembers also earn 5-20% Cashback Bonus through the company’s online shopping portal, ShopDiscover, and can use the new Cashback Concierge, a free service that guides customers through a one-on-one online tour that helps them get the most from their rewards based on how they use their cards.