In Other News: I2C (TIS); ADS (agreement); SHIFT4 (Multidev); and WEDI (principles).
I2C -i2c will co-host a seminar with its strategic partner, TIS Inc., in Tokyo, Japan on September 13, 2016. i2c and TIS will speak to an audience of Japanese card issuers, program managers, fintech providers, and the press about emerging trends, innovation, and how i2c’s Agile Processing solution helps financial institutions navigate the changing payments landscape. Agile Processing is a next-generation payment processing model that helps payment issuers take control of their business and execute their product roadmap vision.
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 signed a new multi-year agreement to provide private label and co-brand credit card services for Williams-Sonoma.
SHIFT4 – Payment gateway provider Shift4 and Multidev Technologies, an industry leader in developing omnichannel software for retailers, announced the successful installation of EMV at Opening Ceremony retail locations in New York and Los Angeles. The installation uses EMV-ready, smart terminals from Ingenico Group, the global leader in seamless payment. Using Shift4’s payment gateway, Multidev’s omnichannel solution and Ingenico Group’s smart terminals, Opening Ceremony now offers its customers a more secure and engaging point-of-purchase experience.
WEDI – WEDI has released a wide-ranging set of industry best practices, entitled Electronic Payments: Guiding Principles. Developed by a multi-stakeholder ePayments Taskforce that included representatives from the health plan, provider, clearinghouse, banking and government sectors, the guidance addresses concerns raised by respondents of WEDI’s ERA/EFT survey in early Spring 2016.