In Other News: ADS (deal); WISEKEY (BVLGARI); ICBA (CEO); and FIS (PAI).
ADS – Alliance Data Systems announced its Columbus, Ohio-based card services business, a premier provider of branded private label, co-brand and commercial credit programs, has inked a new long-term agreement to provide private label credit card services for Secaucus, N.J.-based The Children’s Place, the largest children’s pure-play specialty apparel retailer in North America, with 1,064 stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico as of April 30, 2016.
WISEKEY – Bulgari has licensed WISeKey, the world-leading Swiss eSecurity company, to develop and offer on the market the BVLGARI VAULT: a mobile app for secure storage of all kinds of personal data. Available from today, the application is a customized version of WISeKey’s top ranking application WISeID, featuring unique BVLGARI layout, colours and design, and can be downloaded from Google Store and the Apple App Store.
ICBA – ICBA Bancard, the payments-services subsidiary of the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA), named Chrystina Giorgio as president and CEO. She was appointed by unanimous decision of ICBA Bancard’s board of directors and succeeds Linda Echard, who served for 30 years as president and CEO and retired in June.
FIS – FIS Cardless Cash will expand across the United States thanks to a new partnership between FIS, and Payment Alliance International (PAI), the nation’s largest, privately-held provider of ATM processing and maintenance services, ATM equipment sales and support. The partnership connects FIS Cardless Cash with PAI and brings mobile access to ATMs located at many of the nation’s largest retailers, gas stations, convenience stores and more. The deal will ultimately expand to 70,000 ATMs in the PAI ATM network.