CSI Launches eBanking PFM Solution

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Computer Services, a provider of end-to-end technology solutions that empower financial institutions to remain competitive, compliant and profitable, released its new Personal Financial Management (PFM) service for its Internet banking customers. The PFM service delivers consumers a one-stop online location to manage all of their personal finances and accounts within their…

XYPRO to Distribute Voltage Encryption

XYPRO Technology Corporation HP NonStop server security, audit, compliance, and FIPS-validated encryption solutions is set to resell the Voltage SecureData solution suite, to complement its existing NonStop security products. Voltage SecureData is a comprehensive data-centric security solution, uniting end-to-end encryption, tokenization and data masking for the protection — end-to-end – of sensitive information, including data subject to compliance, such as PCI DSS, and without impacting business process, work flow and applications. Leveraging patented technology and solution innovations, including Voltage Identity-Based Encryption™ (Voltage IBE™) and Voltage Format-Preserving Encryption™ (Voltage FPE™), Voltage SecureData is the most comprehensive data protection platform, securing data as it is captured, processed and stored across the variety of devices, operating systems, databases and applications. It is used by corporate enterprises, financial institutions, healthcare organizations, government agencies, utilities, retailers and service providers.

TowerGroup and Axway to Host Financial Services Webinar

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Axway, the Business Interaction Networks company, announced it will host a webinar entitled “Visibility and Operational Risk in Financial Services – If You Can’t See It, You Can’t Manage It” on Tuesday, June 12, 2012. The webinar will be hosted by former TowerGroup analyst Susan Feinberg, who is now director, financial…

Datacard Group to Present at ACT Canada Cardware Conference

Datacard Group announced that Mike Vaselenak, director, instant issuance in Canada for Datacard Group will be speaking at the Cardware 2012: Payment Insights conference in Ontario, Canada. The session, titled “A Roadmap for Instant Issuance” will be held at the Marriott Gateway on the Falls, in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada on Tuesday, June 19th. Part of the Technology track, the presentation will outline how card issuers can benefit from instantly issuing EMV®-compliant financial cards. The presentation will also provide real business cases for instant issuance as experienced by other financial issuers. In addition, Vaselenak will discuss industry best practices and the current and upcoming technology options that are available to instant card issuers.

Amidst Strong Performance, Mastercard ReElects Exec Team

Having held its Annual Meeting of Stockholders, MasterCard announced directors were re-elected with a term to expire in 2013. They include Ajay Banga, President and Chief Executive Officer, MasterCard Incorporated; David R. Carlucci, Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, IMS Health Incorporated; Steven J. Freiberg, Chief Executive Officer, E*TRADE Financial Corporation; Richard Haythornthwaite, Chairman of the Board, MasterCard Incorporated, Non-Executive Chairman, Network Rail; Marc Olivié, President and Chief Executive Officer, W.C. Bradley Co.; Rima Qureshi, Senior Vice President and Business Unit Head, CDMA Mobile Systems, Ericsson; Mark Schwartz, Chairman, MissionPoint Capital Partners, LLC; Jackson P. Tai, Former Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, DBS Group and DBS Bank, Ltd.;

Braintree Announces International Payment Service Expansion

Braintree payments platform for online and mobile commerce is expanding its payments platform internationally to help digital companies in every part of the globe launch, support, and scale successful online and mobile businesses. Merchants of all sizes in thirty countries will soon be able to access the same Braintree infrastructure and payment gateway as their U.S. counterparts, realizing benefits including fast integration and time to market, white glove customer service, and proven scalability. Braintree will offer access to its international payment services in private beta over the next few months, with a full launch planned for third quarter of this year. Braintree currently processes more than $4 billion in credit card transactions each year, including nearly $1 billion in mobile payments.

Fiserv Announces White Paper on mBanking Adoption

Fiserv financial services technology solutions announced its white paper on how financial institutions can boost mobile banking adoption among consumers. entitled, “Breaking the Mobile Banking Glass Ceiling: Five Factors Will Drive Consumer Adoption,” the paper addresses the question of how to encourage consumer adoption and usage has come to the forefront. When a new technology such as mobile banking is introduced, there is typically a group of early adopters who are eager to begin using the service. According to actual adoption figures from Fiserv, a financial institution can expect about 20 percent of eligible users to begin using mobile banking within 18 months of launching the service. After the 20 percent milestone is reached, adoption typically slows. The challenge lies in breaking this glass ceiling and gaining wider adoption across the entire customer base. It encourages administrators to establish mobile banking as useful; providing access to mobile banking through all devices; help consumers overcome security concerns; foster familiarity for a natural transition across channels; and make mobile banking easy to use.

American Express Expands Savings Program for Mid-Size Companies

American Express expanded its Savings at Work program to include three new partners that will offer select rebates and discounts for mid-size companies, allowing Corporate Card clients to take advantage of special deals from top brands, including Box, Dunkin’ Donuts and Sprint. American Express also announced expansions of current Savings at Work partnerships with Choice Hotels, FedEx, and several of Hilton Worldwide’s brands, including Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton™ and Embassy Suites by Hilton™. The Savings at Work program is an exclusive benefit of being an American Express Corporate Card client and gives mid-size companies seamless access to pre-negotiated discounts and savings on everyday business spending, including travel, dining, shipping and conferencing services. The program was created in 2002 to help mid-size companies, who often seek but can’t secure the lower rates usually reserved for large corporations, as well as suppliers, who are often looking for ways to better promote their products and services to the middle market.

LevelUp & Sovereign Bank Launch mWallet Promo

Sovereign Bank partnered LevelUp to launch its mobile wallet promotion. LevelUp’s “First in Mobile Wallet” promotion rewards customers who link their Sovereign Debit MasterCard® to their LevelUp account. LevelUp’s promotion allows Sovereign to directly incentivize consumers to use their Sovereign Debit MasterCard®. LevelUp enables users to pay with their phones, helping them save time and money. Users simply download the free LevelUp app onto their iPhone or Android, link their favorite credit or debit card, then scan their unique LevelUp Code at a business to pay. Businesses on LevelUp can invite new customers to give them a try with a first-time customer bonus and motivate them to become regular customers with loyalty rewards.

Tyfone Expands Mobile Services Offering

Security Service Federal Credit Union (SSFCU) implemented Tyfone to serve its members’ mobile needs. With this, the credit union will bring mobile banking, layered mobile security, iCasheTM mobile wallet and ultimately in-store payments within the next few quarters. Tyfone’s multi-mode next generation mobile banking service offers an efficient and intuitive user experience. In addition to standard mobile banking features such as checking balance, account history review, fund transfers, branch and ATM location lookup, customizable alerts, and bill pay, Tyfone’s next generation mobile banking offers the ability to enroll and customize mobile banking via a mobile device (with no computer or online banking account necessary), send and receive digital gift cards for a broad network of retailers, as well as other mobile wallet capabilities.

PayAnywhere API Available on Droid

PayAnywhere mPOS added Android software developer kits (SDKs) to its developer library, allowing developers to easily embed credit card point of sale functionality into apps that can run on any Android device. Once enabled by PayAnywhere APIs, mobile apps can accept swiped credit card transactions using PayAnywhere’s award-winning credit card reader and payment processing service for smartphones and tablets, or accept keyed-in, “card not present” transactions. Swiped credit card transactions made using apps that incorporate PayAnywhere APIs are assessed only a 2.69 percent transaction fee, with no other fees applied. The developer’s app handles the transaction amount and itemization then passes that information to the PayAnywhere API, which then calls on the PayAnywhere app to complete the transaction. The Basic Android SDK requires little effort to implement the PayAnywhere API into an existing app letting that app access the PayAnywhere mobile point of sale solution.

MEDIAmobz Debuts MicroSite Builder

MEDIAmobz its set to debut its “MOBZxpress” microsite builder at the upcoming Book Expo America to take place at New York’s Javits Convention Center, 4 thru 7 June 2012. MEDIAmobz will commemorate the launch of MOBZxpress and their first time at BEA, by offering to BEA attendees a complimentary video production through a drawing they can enter by collecting a QR code at BEA 2012 Booth DZ2237. The “MOBZxpress” solution automatically adjusts to all screens and connects to Google “Analytics.”