CardWeb’s CardExecs database today features June Lee Felix, President of Europe and member of VeriFone’s Management Committee. VeriFone is one of the largest payments service providers in the UK.
FreedomPay Commerce Platform PCI-Validated P2PE mWallet EMV solution will be implemented is to be implemented with Apple Pay. FreedomPay Commerce Platform is broadly integrated with POS systems and technologies that allow individual merchants and enterprises a single platform to accept all traditional and emerging payment technologies, including via mobile, EMV and card not present.
CA-based Blackhawk Nation has closed on its transaction to acquire TX-based CardLab. CardLab.com is among the largest online stores focused solely on prepaid incentive cards. CardLab currently supports over 9,000 corporate clients.
ArrivaPay Plus, utilized by three of the nation’s top five banks, has been beefed-up with new features. The enhancements include: sophisticated analytics capabilities to brands; enhanced reporting features to merchants via an online web companion porta; iPhone 6/iOS8 compatibility; and compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations.
Discover Financial Services has issed D-PAS certification to Oberthur Technologies’ Cosmo RSA v5, for use throughout the Discover Global Network, which includes Discover, Diners Club International, PULSE and global network relationships.
Apriva end-to-end wireless transactions, gateway services, and secure information solutions, expanded features within AprivaPay Plus POS software. AprivaPay Plus now delivers highly sophisticated analytics capabilities to brands, enhanced reporting features to merchants via an online web companion portal, iPhone 6/iOS8 compatibility and compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations. M-commerce will be the dominant business model, with $516 billion in sales driving more than 70 percent of all mobile internet revenue by 2017. As the industry grows, enhanced analytics, functionality, broader language support, and robust reporting for both merchants and brands are becoming more critical. Brands using AprivaPay Plus as a white-labeled application will now be able to access detailed anonymized analytics on their brand’s user base including demographics, geo-location, user engagement statistics, device information and marketing data, allowing them to identify their precise user-base, tailor their application accordingly and drive future business via key performance indicators.
VA-based Transaction Network Services has introduced managed POS encryption which includes support for the VeriShield Protect end-to-end encryption solution from VeriFone and Trustwave’s hardware-agnostic point-to-point encryption. The point-to-point encryption solutions will help merchants protect sensitive cardholder data.
Panasonic Avionics Corporation (Panasonic) is introducing EMV-compliant Near-Field Communication (NFC) technology in its in-flight entertainment (IFE) systems. Industry observers had recently predicted on-board NFC applications were years away, but Panasonic will be launching the technology with airlines in the summer of 2015. Passengers and crew will be able to use NFC-enabled smart phones and cards in-flight for high value transactions and purchases; synchronization of personal data to create just-for-me experiences; recognition of a passenger’s Frequent Flyer status via NFC card or phone, giving access to benefits or promotions, such as free Wi-Fi for Gold members; and pairing of NFC-enabled devices with the embedded IFEC system, allowing airlines to push information to passengers during their flight.
AppFrontier’s Chargent Payment Processing has teamed with USAePay allows merchants to have complete control of their payments since it is directly incorporated in Salesforce, where the merchant’s customer data is already stored.
PreSonus, a major designer and manufacturer of audio-recording and live-sound technology, has opened an online store using BlueSnap’s hosted checkout pages and APIs. The new checkout page will allow PreSonus to sell in 29 languages, 60 currencies and 180 countries with 110 payment options.
Planet Payment payment processing and transaction services, and Columbus Data ServicesATM processors launched the “Bank In Your Currency” ATM network. Bank in Your Currency is now available to all CDS Market Partners and their more than 85,000 ATMs nationwide.
Wells Fargo’s text banking service is now available in Spanish, giving Spanish-speaking customers a safe and easy way to manage their personal and small business finances. The Wells Fargo Mobile Text Banking service is safe. Customer accounts are referred to only by nicknames, therefore account numbers, passwords or other personal information are not needed.