AT&T Deploys Fiserv Walk-in Bill Payment

Fiserv announced AT&T has extended its partnership agreements, signing a multi-year, sole provider agreement for its “CheckFreePay” walk-in bill payment service. This expands the walk-in bill payment capabilities for Wireline customers into 13 additional states, offering walk-in bill payment capabilities for their Wireline phone bills. AT&T also renewed the contract for its Long Distance, Mobility and U-verse(R) customers, so that customers in 48 states can continue paying their bills through walk-in bill payment locations. AT&T customers will have the option to pay their Wireline, Long Distance, Mobility and U-verse bills in person using cash, checks or money orders at any local CheckFreePay agent. A receipt is provided as proof of payment.

Unemployment Rate Down, Spending Up

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] With the total outstanding revolving US consumer credit having dropped 6.7% in July since the year ago figure, it was up in August 5.9% just as the national unemployment witnessed its largest change since February 2012, dropping to 7.8%. After sitting at just above the 8% mark for 8 months, the…

Open Solutions Implements Virtustream

Virtustream enterprise cloud solutions provider announced Open Solutions collaborative enterprise technology to community-based financial institutions worldwide will build and deploy its development environment on xStream, Virtustream’s enterprise class cloud solution. Open Solutions’ decision to move its existing virtualized systems to the cloud will provide the increased flexibility and agility needed to enhance the performance of its software solutions so that it can better serve the financial services community with its radically different technological innovations. For Open Solutions, the flexibility, agility and cost-savings Virtustream offers distinguished the company from other cloud solutions providers. xStream can easily support dozens of copies of the same systems running simultaneously, enabling developers to work separately on the new systems without interference.

Servebase Launches e-Commerce Plug-in

Servebase global payments provider has launched a Magento eCommerce Plug-In, allowing Magento users easy access to global, painless, feature rich eCommerce payments. The Servebase Payment Gateway allows online retailers and merchants to make money straight away with Global Acquirer links, Multi-Currency Support and Dynamic Currency Conversion. Tokenization and industry standard functionality of, Address Verification System and 3D Secure checking ensures security compliance and risk is of no concern and pre-authorisations, sales and online refunds mean all transaction types are supported.

Blackhawk Network Offers mGift Cards Through mFoundry

Blackhawk Network prepaid and financial payments products partnered mFoundry allowing it to offer digital and physical gift cards from hundreds of brand name merchants to smartphone users through Fin.X from mFoundry. Fin.X is the next generation mobile banking platform from mFoundry, North America’s leading provider of mobile banking and mobile payments. Smartphone users whose financial institution has deployed Fin.X and offers this option can browse and buy gift cards electronically from entertainment, fashion, dining, and home improvement brands that have a relationship with Blackhawk Network. The purchased gift cards are accessible via the consumer’s smartphone and can be redeemed electronically at participating merchants.

Dwolla To Offer Affordable P2P Payments Service

Banks and credit unions can now generate additional top-line revenue by offering a low-cost money transfer service to their mobile banking customers through a partnership announced today by Dwolla and mFoundry. Dwolla, a groundbreaking online and mobile digital cash network that allows mobile banking consumers to move money to other financial institutions right from their smartphones, will now be available to banks or credit unions that have deployed Fin.X from mFoundry. Fin.X is the next-generation mobile banking platform from mFoundry, North America’s leading provider of mobile banking and mobile payments.

Bluepoint Expands Check Fraud Prevention

Bluepoint Solutions expanded its automated fraud prevention tools for its RDC capture apps such as mobile deposit, ATM, merchant and home capture points. Checks from all deposit channels, now including Bluepoint’s award-winning QwikDeposit ToGo mobile capture, ImagePoint ATM, QwikDeposit Pro merchant capture and QwikDeposit Home products, are combined centrally in the company’s ImagePoint Hub for validation against multiple third-party services. The solution is designed to identify multiple types of exceptions, including checks drawn on accounts with a high incidence of return, low balance, new accounts, closed accounts, accounts with a known history of counterfeits and more.

TransCard Launches Gift Card Package

TransCard is offering its financial institution partners a complete Gift Card offering with its “Premier Gift Card” collection. Including a custom Gift Card design highlighted by a platinum underlay and an assortment of custom Gift Card packets, Financial Institutions participating in the premiere of the “Premier Gift Card” collection be provided custom display racks for each of their branches, as well as a selection of specially created promotional materials for display and distribution. The TransCard Premier Gift Card program is the latest in a series of new product, marketing and technology innovations from TransCard.

Symantec and Wincor Nixdorf Partner

Symantec and Wincor Nixdorf partnered to secure self-service banking solutions from different vendors all over the globe. The “ProTect” security program from Wincor Nixdorf now offers version 2.0 of its PC/E Terminal Security – Intrusion Protection- with key core components of Symantec Critical System Protection software, a proven and comprehensive security solution. The solution protects systems from digital sabotage and unauthorized attacks from outside. Wincor Nixdorf’s Intrusion Protection 2.0 protects self-service systems and networks from attacks by worms and viruses, thereby guaranteeing protection from unauthorized changes such as manipulation of the configuration.

Logomotion Launches microSD-based NFC Payment

Logomotion mobile payment solution allowing banks to offer m-contactless payment through the customers’ existing handsets, with the insertion of its NFC microSD memory card. Logomotion’s LGM Card provides a secure channel for banks to offer mobile contactless payment services to the mass market by unlocking the latent potential of billions of handsets with memory card slots currently being used by customers around the world. The LGM Card is capable of supporting all open payment schemes, such as MasterCard PayPassTM. This enables issuing banks to easily transfer their existing personalised card products to the mobile contactless environment and ensures mobile contactless payments made with LGM Card will be accepted at standard contactless point of sale (POS) terminals anywhere in the world.

Outstanding Consumer Debt Up Once Again

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] With the total outstanding revolving US consumer credit having dropped 6.7% in July since the year ago figure, it was up in August 5.9%, according to the Federal Reserve. Up from the July figure of $850.7 billion to $854.9 billion, outstanding revolving US consumer credit compares to the year ago figure…

GPC Migrates to TranzWare from Compass Plus

Compass Plus retail banking software and electronic payments systems has migrated Global Processing Centre (GPC) to TranzWare from Compass Plus in just over three months. GPC chose TranzWare to help expand its business from issuing prepaid cards to offering PCI DSS certified comprehensive issuing and acquiring services to the region with full compliance to the EMV standard. GPC customers in the Latin American and Caribbean region will now benefit from these additional processing services along with newly implemented remote banking services.