Global Economics Group Shows Big Impact from Durbin Fee Caps

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Economists at Global Economics Group released a new study examining the impact of the Durbin Amendment on consumers, retailers, and banks showing consumers will lose more than $22 billion as a result of the price caps on the interchange fees banks receive when consumers pay with a debit card. It also…

PrivatBank Launches Contactless Android ATM

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] PrivatBank has launched its Android contactless ATM that runs on Android. Letting users withdraw cash through their mobile phone, the new ATM solution does not have the usual display with buttons and is equipped with NFC- reader. Inside the ” black box” there is a first-class protection safe and the necessary…

InComm Launches API POS App

InComm launched its “Cashtie” Cloud Match Service, allowing loyalty program, mobile wallet and digital coupon providers to offer their capabilities to InComm’s retail network without lengthy integration or new hardware to install at a retailer’s POS. The “Cashtie” Cloud Match Service lets providers and retailers to seamlessly manage and process mobile barcode transactions without any changes to the POS system, leveraging the established host-to-host connectivity between InComm and the retailer and InComm’s barcode activation. The cloud match service uses the transaction details to match, in the cloud, the transaction at a specific cash register within a particular retail location and the provider that is associated with the barcode. Cashtie then shares this information with the provider, who matches it to a specific consumer and responds with the transaction details for making a payment, receiving a discount or gaining loyalty points. Cashtie then sends the details for the transaction back to the POS either via InComm’s proprietary switching technology, as part of InComm’s Enhanced Payment Platform or to any third party switching solution used by the retailer.

Conference Board Employment Trends Index Up in September

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] The Conference Board Employment Trends Index (ETI) increased in September to 114.78, up from 113.98 in August and is 6.3 percent higher than a year ago. September’s improvement in the ETI was driven by positive contributions from seven of its eight components. The increasing indicators ” from the largest positive contributor…

Piraeus Bank Achieves PCI DSS Certification

Piraeus Bank has been certified once more, according to the international PCI DSS, which lies on security of online transactions using credit and debit cards. This certification is a well-known standard and compliance obligation for all parties involved in card data management, such as merchants, credit institutions, organizations, companies, etc. It is noted that Piraeus Bank is the only bank in Greece and the broader geographic region that is PCI DSS certified, demonstrating in practice our dedication to online transactions in which the Bank has significantly invested.

Fiserv Announces Latest LoanServ Client

Fiserv announced that Cole Taylor Mortgage, a division of Chicago-based Cole Taylor Bank, has deployed its LoanServ platform to support its expanding loan servicing portfolio and further develop its full-service mortgage banking capabilities. Cole Taylor Mortgage is also rolling out LoanLink™, a consumer-facing self-service website for its borrowers provided by Fiserv. LoanServ automates all loan servicing processes, including integrated default management and collections, cashiering, escrow, and investor accounting for both closed-end and revolving loans. With the LoanServ solution, data transactions are available online in real-time to ease compliance risk and eliminate the limitations associated with an end-of-day batch processing cycle.

Diebold Settles Patent Suit

Diebold settled a lawsuit it filed in February 2013 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio against NuSource Financial for undisclosed terms. In its complaint, Diebold alleged, amongst other claims, that NuSource infringed Diebold’s U.S. Patent No. 6,672,505, as well as various Diebold copyrights, by selling refurbished Diebold automated teller machines (ATMs) installed with unauthorized copies of Diebold ATM software. NuSource denied Diebold’s allegations and any liability to Diebold.

NCR Revenue Up 5% Y/Y

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] NCR posted 3Q/13 revenue of $1.51 billion, up 5% from the third quarter of 2012. Third-quarter revenue includes an unfavorable impact of 2% as a result of foreign currency translation. NCR reported third quarter income from continuing operations (attributable to NCR) of $98 million, or $0.58 per diluted share, compared to…

Virtual Piggy Intros Hackathon Concept

Virtual Piggy (VPIG) will run the first hackathon designed for youth 19 years old and under in the Los Angeles area on Dec 7, 2013. The prizes include over $25,000 in scholarships towards higher education, internship programs at Virtual Piggy, brand new high tech devices including laptops, and a Virtual Piggy prize pack from sponsors. A panel of successful business people will preside over the Hackathon, including Virtual Piggy advisory board member, John Paul DeJoria. The Virtual Piggy Hackathon will be held on December 7, 2013 just before Computer Science Education Week.

RewardsNOW Partners to Expand Local Merchant Funded Program

RewardsNOW loyalty programs for financial institutions partnered It’s My Michigan, a merchant discount program that offers Michigan residents discounts at thousands of Michigan-based merchants. The partnership with It’s My Michigan will enable RewardsNOW to expand the reach of its Shop Main Street local merchant funded shopping program beyond the metropolitan Detroit area into greater Michigan and is just one of many initiatives planned for the expansion of the Shop Main Street program. RewardsNOW’s innovative local merchant funded rewards program offers participating Shop Main Street merchants access to an easy-to-use online marketing tool where they can create customized, relevant offers designed to meet their own unique business needs and objectives, to attract new customers, and to reward loyal ones. And, unlike daily deals and coupons, Shop Main Street merchants have access to extensive data on customers’ transactions enabling them to analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of their offers.

Payveris Announces Industry Vets to Exec Team

Payveris online and mobile payments company expanded its executive leadership team with the addition of industry veterans Rich Pelikan and Mickey Goldwasser. As vice president of sales, Pelikan will be responsible for leading all of Payveris’ sales, account management and business development efforts. As vice president of marketing, Goldwasser will be responsible for the planning, managing and execution of all aspects of the company’s marketing, communication and public relations activities. Pelikan joins Payveris from COCC financial institution core data processing and ancillary services provider as head of sales and has held prior business development leadership roles with Fiserv, eFunds Corporation, BISYS Document Solutions and Deluxe Corporation. Goldwasser joins Payveris from Q2 electronic banking solutions for banks and credit unions and has held previous marketing leadership roles with Continuity Control, Eclipsys and Open Solutions Inc. (now Fiserv).

Lilitab & VeriFone Developing iPad Payment Solution

Lilitab partnered VeriFone Systems to develop the Apple MFi-certified self-service payment kiosk, the Lilitab Pro-V. The co-branded payment kiosk incorporates VeriFone’s industry leading payment technology for secure transactions with Lilitab’s patented Lilitab Pro tablet enclosure. Through the use of the fully integrated card reader, merchants can now give their customers rich content while simultaneously reducing their PCI scope with VeriFone’s end-to-end encryption solution, VeriShield Total Protect, Secured by RSA. The integrated and modular design of the Lilitab Pro-V enables convenient self-service payment stations on any wall, surface or floor, reducing security concerns about device tampering and card data fraud. The Lilitab Pro-V payment kiosks can be used for assisted selling and as line-busting mobile payment terminals.