Seamless payment solution for mobile telephones, SEQR, is to be launched for both Windows 8 and Windows Phone, and will be integrated with Windows Phone Wallet. Seamless was founded in 2001 in Sweden, and now has a presence in around 30 countries. The launch of SEQR on Windows platforms is strategically important in order to consolidate the position of Seamless as the leader for mobile payments. SEQR will be implemented in Microsoft’s app-stores, Windows Store and Windows Phone Store in all Seamless markets in 2013.
PSI-Pay e-wallet and payment card issuer announced its contactless payments with its cards in conjunction with MasterCard’s PayPass functionality. PayPass allows PSI-Pay cardholders to make purchases for under $20.00 by tapping the MasterCard or Maestro-enabled card or device over a reader. MasterCard’s PayPass technology is integrated with layers of protection to help prevent unauthorised purchases and contactless payments can be made via cards, and enabled wristbands and watches. Contactless payments are made using a unique encrypted code to secure data and safeguards are also in place to bill only one in case a user taps their card or device more than once by mistake.
Commerce Bank is offering a Visa Signature Rewards credit card to alumni and friends of Southern Methodist University (SMU). The card offers high reward point values and unlimited earnings, as well as no annual fee. Cardholders are able to redeem points for cash, gift cards, merchandise, or travel. Additional Signature rewards and benefits include 24/7 concierge service, exclusive perks, such as special offers on travel, sports, and entertainment, and the Visa Zero Liability coverage. SMU has a current enrollment of more than 11,000 students and an alumni network of more than 100,000 graduates. The SMU Visa Signature card is accepted anywhere Visa cards are accepted.
Morpho (Safran), a leading supplier of high-tech solutions in security, mobility and payment, has just opened in Taubaté, São Paulo, Latin America’s first data center for Trusted Service Management (TSM) technology. The unit, which represents a part of the 3.5 million euros to be invested in Brazil, will provide the infrastructure for all businesses that need secure and convenient electronic mobile payment solutions via NFC, including banks, telecom operators and public transportation. Morpho’s Taubaté data center will enable these customers to streamline projects and releases with TSM technology and accelerate their implementation and operation. This will transform the user’s mobile phone into an electronic wallet with various payment and access features.
NCR Corporation partnered Sparkasse KölnBonn to deploy “SelfServ 26” advanced cash dispense ATMs. Featuring an integrated anti-skimming solution, backed by NCR Second Line Maintenance (SLM) and installation services, “SelfServ 26” ATMs offers a secure and reliable customer experience. With a self-healing technology allows the ATMs to automatically and quickly recover from “soft” failures with no need for service intervention, and a typical Second Line Maintenance response time of 4 hours ensures maximum uptime, thus increasing the return on investment of the ATM network. NCR can pre-install the systems in the central warehouse of the bank, connect each of them to the data center, test and then deliver the already operational NCR SelfServ systems and install them on site. The time required for the software installation of the self-service systems, which normally takes three and a half hours, is reduced to only ten minutes.