NASA Federal Credit Union is officially taking off with a suite of new Star Trek-branded credit cards. The four new cards, under license by CBS Consumer Products, provide unique benefits of Star Trek merchandise and experiences, as well as the outstanding value of the current NASA Federal Credit Union Platinum Advantage Rewards credit card.
Even as real-time payments systems are proliferating around the globe, real time can mean many different things with vastly different implications to users of the system. The paper provides clarity on what a real-time payment is by exploring what real time means, outlining the challenges to implementing real time, and identifying major use cases and user impact.
The use of facial recognition technology to help combat card fraud in stores is being explored in the payments industry. “PED Cam” (Pin Entry Device Camera) uses an upward-facing camera, embedded into a standard card terminal to take a picture of the card-user whenever they enter their PIN.
Harbortouch is offering a free NFC and EMV capable PIN pad with its Echo POS systems for eligible merchants. Harbortouch Echo is a built-for-purpose POS system that combines the performance and functionality of a traditional system with the simplicity and sleek design of a tablet, without any up-front costs to merchants.
AutoManager has integrated with TSYS’ ProPay to deliver fully integrated electronic auto loan payments for auto dealers. DeskManager, AutoManager’s DMS software, will now allow borrowers to pay auto loans by debit card, credit card or bank account.
Boston-based Flywire, f/k/a peerTransfer, has acquired UK tuition processor Uni-Pay. Uni-Pay offers tuition payment services to students attending 60 educational institutions in the UK, the second leading destination for foreign students studying abroad.