CardFlash News Briefs: FRESHBOOKS (Reader); MOBEEWAVE (Award); VANCO (exec); and APS (V-Tech).
FRESHBOOKS – Toronto-based FreshBooks, the #1 cloud-based accounting software designed exclusively for service-based small business owners, today revealed plans to release the FreshBooks Card Reader to help small business owners get paid on-the-spot using their mobile device while also combatting credit card fraud. Scheduled for release in the spring of 2016, the pocket-sized device plugs into an iPhone’s audio jack and lets users accept credit cards anywhere.
MOBEEWAVE – Mobeewave and partner Oberthur Technologies won “Best Mobile Security Solution” at Cartes Secure Connexions’ SESAMES Awards in Paris, France, beating all other finalists in the category. This ground-breaking solution allows any user of a smart mobile device to receive cashless payment from any contactless card or mobile wallet, in an open, but highly secure environment. Leveraging mobile devices’ near field communication (NFC) capability, Mobeewave’s widely patented technology enables and secures the transaction within the device, making it a matchless solution for transforming a mobile wallet into a “true wallet,” and power adoption by consumers.
VANCO – Vanco Payment Solutions has hired veteran sales leader Jim Kreller as the company’s Executive Vice President of Sales. Kreller will lead the Minneapolis office and direct all sales functions. He will work with the Vanco management and sales teams to continue the company’s growth in customer acquisition and expand sales in multiple channels, including direct sales, existing clients, and strategic partners.
APS – American Payment Solutions has formed a strategic collaboration with V-Technologies. V-Technologies customers understand the value of automating business processes in favor of getting the best shipping rate. Credit card processing is no different, by collaborating with American Payment Solutions through a series of webinar events, V-Technologies, LLC will educate customers how to get PCI-DSS compliant at no additional cost, lower AMEX fees, how next day funding is possible and available, how to access Level III gateways for lower interchange rates and how to get seamless ERP software integration.