Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 169,000 in August, and the unemployment rate edged down to 7.3% from the July figure of 7.4%. This in conjunction with the total outstanding revolving US consumer credit up 4.5% in June from last year to an adjusted $850B, which continued to erase all positive momentum seen in 2013.…
MoneyGram senior vice president and treasurer is set to present at the Deutsche Bank 21st Annual Leveraged Finance Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona on Wednesday, October 2, 2013. MoneyGram International, a leading money transfer company, enables consumers who are not fully served by traditional financial institutions to meet their financial needs. MoneyGram offers money transfer services worldwide through a global network of 327,000 agent locations — including retailers, international post offices and financial institutions — in nearly 200 countries and territories.
Corporate treasurers spending more time on the road now have an enhanced new tool for making their offices even more mobile: RBS Citizens Treasury Solutions announced the launch of its second-generation corporate mobile banking application, accessMOBILE. With accessMOBILE, RBS Citizens is one of the first commercial banks in the U.S. to offer a corporate mobile banking app that allows users to deposit a check remotely through a system that is integrated with their other cash management systems, initiate wire transfers from templates, and decision positive pay items and use other new functionality. In addition to iPhone, today’s launch also includes apps for iPad and for Android devices and a new mobile-optimized website delivering full accessMOBILE functionality to web-enabled mobile devices such as Blackberry and Windows Phone.
The Board of Directors of VeriFone Systems announced that it has appointed Paul Galant Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Board of Directors. Galant served as the CEO of Citigroup Inc.’s Enterprise Payments business since 2010. Galant developed innovative digital payments services for Citi’s institutional and government clients, enabling them to expand into growth markets and helping them to meet their consumers’ current and future needs for secure mobile payments and commerce. Before that, from 2009, Galant served as CEO of Citi Cards, heading Citigroup’s North American and International Consumer Credit Cards business during a period of dramatic change in the industry and positioned it for growth. From 2007, he was CEO of Citi Transaction Services, establishing the business as a core growth engine for Citi and expanding it into new product lines and markets serving Citi’s largest institutional and government clients.
This week, at the RDC Summit in Orlando, Florida, Panini will feature mI:Deal™, the latest breakthrough solution from their continuous innovation portfolio. The mobility enabled Panini mI:Deal™ provides financial institutions and merchants with a simple, efficient and cost-effective solution for capturing checks in a wide variety of deployment environments, including RDC and POS. The Panini mI:Deal™ architecture combines innovation and ease-of-use with “plug & play” connectivity to maximize functionality and ROI. On-board intelligence that provides internal processing power for PC independent compression of MICR codeline and captured images allows for fast and easy integration with existing capture solutions. Wired and wireless connectivity options provide complete mobility without compromising Check 21 compliance or security.
“The Cashless Journey” a new global report from MasterCard, positions Kingdom of Saudi Arabia among those economies that have begun accelerating their move towards becoming a cashless society. The report, produced by MasterCard Advisors, explores the evolution of consumer payment patterns in 33 countries from five regions, representing more than 85% of global GDP, taking in both developed and developing nations, using a single methodology.
Jusp all-in-one chip-and-pin mPOS solution for smartphones and tablets now connects directly into a smartphone or tablet audio jack. With JUSP, merchants have a device that is all one piece, easy to operate and works with the highly secure credit and debit cards in use in all countries except for the US. The JUSP solution is expected to be widely used in Europe and other regions where the chip-and-pin mPOS market is rapidly expanding. Given the technical superiority of the JUSP product, the company is also well positioned to enter the U.S. market in 2015, when chip-and-pin solutions have been mandated by large credit card companies. The JUSP reader allows merchants to make payment transactions over their mobile devices anywhere by plugging the device directly into their iPhone or Android smartphone or tablet audio jacks, with no Bluetooth pairing required.