In today’s CardFlash News Que: SYNCHRONY (Board); ACI (rankings); INGENICO (TrustCommerce); and OINK (Android).
The future has arrived as Visa introduced a new specification to use biometrics with chip card transactions. The specification can enable palm, voice, iris, or facial biometrics. This first-of-its-kind technology framework is designed to work with the EMV (Europay, MasterCard, Visa) chip industry standard to help ensure open, globally interoperable solutions.
A new survey finds one in five Americans said sticking to a budget is their biggest challenge and another one in five report planning for retirement is their focus. Paying for higher education is the biggest financial challenge for Californians while planning for retirement concerns New Yorkers the most.
MBNA is getting ready to kick butt with a new “comparison table-busting” credit card with a long-term low rate and no fees for using it in the UK or abroad. The MBNA Everyday Plus American Express Credit Card is here.
Brussels-based GSMA commends the European Commission’s recent announcement that the adoption of key implementing acts of the Electronic-identification and trust service (eIDAS) Regulation is now complete. The European Union is the first and only region in the world that now has a workable and balanced legal framework for cross-border use of electronic identification (eID) and trust services, enabling consumers and businesses to safely access services and undertake transactions online.
Fiserv has introduced the introduction of AML Risk Manager for Casinos. This is the newest solution in the Compliance and Fraud Management portfolio from Fiserv and provides risk monitoring and anti-money laundering (AML) compliance intended for the casino industry.
Belfast-based PiggyPot is expanding rapidly following a successful trial earlier this year. The company, who are on a mission to make it easier and more rewarding to set aside funds for the future, is looking to grow it’s team with four new full-time positions ranging from iOS and Backend Developers to Designers.
CellPoint Mobile is rolling out a passenger-centric, off-the-shelf mobile wallet solution for airlines whose passengers are increasingly managing their travel-related purchases, transactions and records from smartphones and mobile devices.
Shift4 is delivering EMV functionality to Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) and connecting them to numerous U.S. processors. EMV capability for ISVs through Shift4 comes in advance of the October U.S. EMV liability shift, and saves ISVs significant time and money in pursuing their own direct certifications with processors.
Cubic Transportation Systems has developed the Urbanomics Mobility Project, a new data analysis platform to fuel smarter, more inclusive cities. Built in collaboration with MasterCard, the tool will help urban planners and commercial developers better understand the relationship between how people travel and what they buy to inform growth strategies and improve the quality of life for citizens of the world’s premier cities.
Bank of America announced a series of improvements to mobile and online banking to better meet customers’ changing needs and make it easier for users to manage their finances digitally.
TSYS’ ProPay says Actionstep has integrated with ProPay to deliver a fully integrated client bill-pay solution for law firms. Clients can now pay their legal bills by debit card, credit card or bank account. Invoices can be paid in-office, over the phone, by Web, email, and even text message. There is no mobile app to download and no online payment portal required.