Average credit card APRs were down slightly in August to 14.95% after jumping .03% in July to 14.96%. This follows a relatively lengthy period of APR stagnation through the winter and well into the spring. Typically, card rates drop off from January to February, as was the case last year when the monthly average dropped…
VeriFone Systems announced its “Way2ride” mobile app that allows New York City taxi passengers to get in, tap, and get out the moment their ride is over. The “Way2ride” is available for iOS and Android smartphones, makes the taxi experience faster and easier for New Yorkers and business travelers by enabling riders to pre-load payment information and preferred tip amounts. Once inside the cab, passengers can pay at any time with a tap of their phone. At the end of the trip, riders can simply get out of the taxi and get on with their day. Digital receipts are stored in the app and accessible at Way2ride.com for easy tagging and expensing of business trips. After the New York launch, VeriFone will be expanding Way2ride acceptance throughout its network of more than 70,000 payment-enabled taxis worldwide. Way2ride uses VeriFone’s patented Zoosh sound-based technology to check passengers into their ride, allowing for secure transmission of payment information through the cloud.
The PCI Security Standards Council published PCI Data Security Standard and Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS) 3.0 Change Highlights as a preview of the new version of the standards coming in November 2013. The changes will help companies make PCI DSS part of their business-as-usual activities by introducing more flexibility, and an increased focus on education, awareness and security as a shared responsibility. The seven-page document is part of the Council’s commitment to provide as much information as possible during the development process and eliminate any perceived surprises for organizations in their PCI security planning. Specifically, the summary will help PCI Participating Organizations and the assessment community as they prepare to review and discuss draft versions of the standards at the 2013 Community Meetings in September and October.
Jack Henry & Associates payment processing services announced that Bank of the Sierra has selected its SilverLake System core processing platform to provide enterprise-wide automation. In addition to SilverLake, Bank of the Sierra will initially implement an array of Jack Henry Banking’s complementary solutions including ArgoKeys DepositKeys account opening and administration; Vertex Teller Automation System; Vertex Teller Capture; NetTellerOnline Banking; iPay Consumer Online Bill Pay; the iPay Biz 2.0 small business online bill payment suite; goDough mobile banking; OurCashFlow online financial management (OFM); Opening Act online deposit and loan account opening; Electronic Statements’Interactive; DirectLine Wires; DirectLine International; Remote Deposit Capture, Remote Deposit Anywhere (RDA) mobile and flatbed remote deposit capture; Cognos 10business intelligence and enterprise reporting; Smart GL general ledger reconciliation and compliance; Relationship Profitability Management (RPM); and components of the Synergy Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solution; components of the Yellow Hammer fraud detection and prevention suite; the Gladiator security services suite; Centurion Business disaster preparedness and recovery services; jhaCall Center; and more.
Capital Bank has partnered with Diebold, Incorporated (DBD) to standardize its ATMs and support services. Diebold installed 170 Opteva ATMs, 100 of which feature deposit automation capabilities along with comprehensive integrated services to manage the fleet. Through multiple acquisitions over the past two years, the bank’s network included ATMs from several manufacturers that were supported by various vendors. Capital Bank recognized it would be best served by a single source for the delivery and management of its ATM fleet. Through its ATM Endpoint Protection by Symantec™ and software deployment service Diebold will maintain up-to-date anti-virus and operating system software, as well as security patches and provides 24/7 ATM status monitoring, notification, remote diagnostics and failure resolution to keep Capital Bank’s ATMs up and running.
Sage Pay multichannel payment processor made available its omni-channel payment integration feature. Allowing retailers to view reports for all transaction data in one portal, this will include payments made in-store, online and over the phone, providing retailers with a single view of customer transactions and helping them better understand sales trends. The solution is available now to all size businesses and combines the data from different payment options. Results can be viewed together or broken down by transaction type and can be exported directly from the online area, into Excel or CSV format to aid the reconciliation process.