DataCash signs airline Volotea

Global payment services provider, DataCash, has added to its portfolio of international airline customers with Volotea, a European airline specialising in connecting small and mid-sized European cities with non-stop direct flights at competitive prices. Implementing DataCash will help it manage its international payment processing which will allow customers from any geographical location to book flights to any of Volotea’s 52 European destinations. For this, DataCash has deployed its “Global Payments Gateway” which will provide Volotea multi-currency bank card processing and online transaction security technology, 3-D Secure, with more services to follow.

Parrot Expands PCI Wholesale Distribution Footprint with Teletouch

Teletouch Communications, a leading U.S. wireless services, cellular, consumer electronics and public safety equipment distributor, announced that Parrot, Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Parrot S.A., and a global leader in wireless devices for mobile phones, recently signed a new distribution agreement appointing Teletouch’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Progressive Concepts,PCI Wholesale as the sole preferred regional distributor for the states of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas & Louisiana. PCIW now carries a full line of Parrot Bluetooth hands-free products for sale to approved dealers in the contracted territory.

Finish Line to Present at Citi 2012 Global Consumer Conference

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] The Finish Line announced that Glenn Lyon, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and Ed Wilhelm, Chief Financial Officer, will make a presentation at the Citi 2012 Global Consumer Conference in New York City on Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at 4:40 p.m. EDT. A webcast of the live Finish Line presentation will…

Distra Appoints New Strategic Sales Executive

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Distra, a software provider transforming payments globally, has appointed payments visionary George Dishman into the role of Strategic Sales Executive North America. Distra enables rapid innovation for real-time payments, from point-of-sale, Internet and ATM transactions, and increasingly mobile and social media channels. With its Universal Payments Platform (UPP), Distra empowers issuers,…

24/7 Card Launches Prepaid Visa® Debit + Remit Card

24/7 Card financial services company is now offering the Hispanic market the prepaid Visa debit and remittance card, designed for immigrants living in the United States. The combination of “Debit + Remit” is available through the card, offering the convenience of a prepaid debit card and the ability to send money overseas directly and securely from the card account ” 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Meanwhile, adding cash to 24/7® Card is secure, while direct deposit and bank transfers are offered free of charge. Cash can also be loaded to 24/7® Cards at over 100,000 convenient retail locations throughout the United States, including most Walmart, 7-11, CVS, Rite-Aid, Safeway, and other locations. 24/7® Cards can also be loaded at Western Union and Moneygram locations.

ViVOtech Wins 2012 Frost & Sullivan Product Line Strategy Award

ViVOtech NFC software and systems has been honored with the 2012 Frost & Sullivan Product Line Strategy Award in Contactless Mobile Payment for its superior product line and overall market strategy. According to the report, ViVOtech delivers “the key building blocks of the NFC ecosystem,” including smart applications for enhancing the customer experience, trusted service manager (TSM) software, interactive marketing platform and point-of-sale systems, allowing consumers to enjoy an interactive and informed shopping experience in physical stores so that they can purchase the right product at the right price, while consumers are empowered with a full control of opt-in. On the other side, ViVOtech’s solution provides a powerful and personalized marketing channel to merchants, card issuers, consumer product group (CPG) marketers and other advertisers to influence their respective customers through sending coupons, offers, and rewards to consumers based on who they are, where they are, and what their interests are when they opt-in through a simple touch of their NFC phone on touch points like at the entrance of a store for check-in or at a shelf-tag to get more information on a specific product. In result, the most relevant and contextual information and marketing messaging are provided to consumers, resulting in high traction and redemption rate for an efficient marketing channel.

nCircle PCI Scan Service Recertified

nCircle information risk and security performance management solutions been recertified as an Approved Scan Vendor (ASV) by the PCI Security Standards Council with PCI Data Security Standard (DSS). nCircle delivers security and compliance solutions to two of the largest credit card brands driving the PCI Data Security Standard and has been a PCI ASV since 2007. The PCI Security Standards Council requires quarterly vulnerability scans and completed security self-assessment questionnaires for every merchant and service provider that accepts or stores card holder data. The nCircle Certified PCI Scan Service allows merchants to schedule an automated network scan that verifies PCI DSS compliance and provides all required executive and technical reports. The nCircle PCI Scan Service automates many steps that are manual with other services, such as determining which systems are part of the cardholder data environment, or are “in scope.

Vizibility Introduces mBusiness Card

Vizibility online identity management platform for professionals and the enterprise announced its NFC Mobile Wallet Card as a standard feature for premium subscriptions. Vizibility helps businesses and professionals control, share and track their professional online presence on the Web or on the go. Vizibility mobile business card users can now use NFC in addition to QR codes to wirelessly exchange contact information, share hand-picked profiles, video bios and other curated online content, view connections they have in common on LinkedIn and Facebook, download vCards, and track when and where their business cards are scanned. Through Vizibility’s patented “Find Me in Google” feature, users can even pick and rank the Google search results they want to show first and find out who is Googling them. Vizibility’s mobile business card is an HTML5 Web app and “just works” in the mobile browser with most QR code scanning apps and NFC-enabled smartphones on iOS, Android, BlackBerry and Windows Mobile. Vizibility is the first company to leverage the potential of NFC for mobile personal branding.

Vitel Wireless Introduces Virtual Debit Card Processing

Vitel Wireless (Vitel) has officially launched a virtual bank account/debit card program with its latest partnership in the Network Marketing and Direct Selling Industry. Vitel’s business owners will now be able to market and promote the advantages of their pre-paid debit card program. Vitel’s new program allows business owners to distribute and sell virtual bank accounts and earn income off of everyday usage from the card swipes that take place from account holders debit cards. This is the initial step for a full suite of virtual banking products that will allow its business owners to take advantage of an array of virtual payment services.

Network Branded Prepaid Card Association to Attend Hearing on Prepaid Cards

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] The Network Branded Prepaid Card Association (NBPCA) will attend the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s field hearing on prepaid cards in Durham, N.C., May 23, 2012. As the nation’s leading voice on prepaid debit cards, NBPCA will provide research and information to consumers, stakeholders and lawmakers about how prepaid cards work and…

Discover Financial Services to Present at Deutsche Bank Conference

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Mark Graf, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Discover, will present at the Deutsche Bank Global Financial Services Investor Conference in New York City on Monday, May 21, at 4:40 p.m. Eastern time. A link to the listen-only live audio webcast will be posted on the day of the…

PaySpan Launches Portal, Reduces Administrative and Operational Costs

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] PaySpan, formerly Payformance, a leading provider of healthcare payment and reimbursement automation, announced the release of its fifth generation provider portal. The enhanced provider solution includes comprehensive electronic funds transfer, electronic remittance advice and other features that reduce administrative and operational costs. “The latest version of the PaySpan provider portal underscores…