NCR announced Pilot Flying J selected its complete NCR POS solution. Upgrading from a legacy transaction solution to a NCR software suite, the omni-commerce software platform streamlines deploying and managing in-store, mobile commerce and online storefront systems, ensuring consistent and personalized shopping experiences across all customer touchpoints. It is offering customer assisted check-out in their storefronts as well as mobile POS, allowing store associates greater mobility and an opportunity to assist and serve customers anywhere on the property. The combined network of more than 650 Pilot Travel Centers and Flying J Travel Plazas across North America serves more than 1.3 million customers daily.
NICE Actimize, a NICE Systems (NICE) business and the largest and broadest provider of a single financial crime, risk and compliance software platform for the financial services industry, announced today the availability of the Actimizea Benchmark Monitoring Solution, a solution designed to assist in detecting and identifying rate-setting activities, processes and procedures within a single offering combining communications channel insight and incorporating alert, case management and reporting. The solution enables firms to have a better understanding of what is being discussed and traded within its trading floors from a single interface. Additionally, this provides internal compliance divisions the ability to respond rapidly to suspicious rate-rigging issues, thereby increasing chances at lowering potential regulatory risk by speeding resolutions.
Over 500 global stakeholders in the PCI are set to attend the annual PCI Security Standards Council (SSC) European Community Meeting. Ground Labs, the leaders in cardholder data discovery software for PCI compliance, is supporting this year’s event in Nice, France and will participate in the Vendor Showcase. The PCI SSC Community Meetings provide an opportunity for SSC members to learn from each other’s experiences implementing the PCI Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) and in particular, provide feedback on the latest draft standard PCI DSS v3.0. Participants also have opportunities to make suggestions for improvements to the Standard and learn about best practices for protecting cardholder data as they interact with other industry stakeholders. The Vendor Showcase will present an opportunity for participants to interact with a broad variety of vendors servicing the payment card industry and learn about their important work in the field of cardholder data security.
The 10 best EMV gateway services have been selected by topcreditcardprocessors.com for the month of October 2013. Each month the independent evaluation team spends time identifying and reporting the best credit card processing services around the world to assist businesses in selecting the best EMV compliance testing company to meet their specific needs. The 10 top EMV compliance validation services for October 2013 are NBS Technologies; Praxell; JCB International Credit Card Ltd.; Ceridian Stored Value Solutions; ArgosRisk; ACHWorks by T$$; Gemalto; ABnote North America; Capital One; and PNC Bank.
Monitise appointed Steve Chambers of Visa Europe to its Board, having spent most of his career in the payments sector. As Chief Information Officer at Visa Europe, Steve has been responsible for Visa Europe’s processing business which means regional data centres and business operations, enterprise architecture, technology and systems build, all change management and Visa Europe’s processing centre of excellence. Steve joined Visa in 2005 and managed the delivery of the Visa Europe authorisation service in 2006 as the first step in the creation of a European payments platform. At the same time he built the organisation and infrastructure needed to complete this journey and deliver best in class services to the Visa Europe world. Prior to joining Visa, Steve worked for ACI, First Data Merchant Services and EDS.
MasterCard announced that Sam Ahmed has been appointed to the role of group head, Marketing, Asia/Pacific, Middle East and Africa, where he will manage marketing teams and ensure brand positioning is executed effectively. He will also oversee the development of strategies and campaigns for MasterCard’s advertising, sponsorships, promotions, as well as digital and consumer marketing initiatives across APMEA. Ahmed most recently served as VP, Marketing & Category at Starbucks Coffee Asia Pacific. Before this he managed the Kraft regional beverage executive team and successfully led the growth in both market share and regional sales of various Asia Pacific beverage brands. Ahmed is a graduate of the Harvard Business School.
CardConnect partnered OnDeck for the underserved market to offer immediate, pre-authorized and transparent funding to the 50,000 U.S. businesses using CardConnect to accept billions of dollars in transactions each year. With OnDeck’s technology platform integrated into CardConnect’s underwriting process, CardConnect merchants have immediate access to both payment processing and small business loans. CardConnect merchants can secure fixed amounts of capital — ranging from $5,000 to $250,000 — for what is typically 50 percent less expensive than a merchant cash advance.
Credit Union ONE has selected the Fiserv DNA account processing platform from Fiserv to increase efficiency and implement its long-term growth strategy. Leaders at the $810 million asset credit union cited the DNA platform’s easy integration, highly configurable feature-set and innovative DNAcreator™ toolkit as key to its decision. Recognized by industry-leading analysts for its technology, user experience and breadth of functionality, DNA from Fiserv is the first open, person-centric core banking platform built for collaboration. DNA was completely rewritten using Microsoft’s leading .NET Framework for a state-of-the-art core platform that banks and credit unions can rely on for the long-term. With DNA, Credit Union ONE benefits from 24/7 real-time processing, robust retail, mortgage and commercial banking capabilities, and a 360 degree view of its retail and business relationships.
Clear2Pay next generation payment solutions announced its M/Chip Advance Test Solution has been analysed and validated by Fime, a renowned EMVCo and MasterCard accredited test laboratory. The Test Suite enables card vendors to save time and money when developing and validating the newest generation of MasterCard payment cards. M/Chip Advance is MasterCard’s latest EMV-based payment platform for traditional debit, credit and prepaid cards facilitating the deployment of contactless applications and enabling applications such as transit and loyalty. Prior to rolling out M/Chip Advance cards, vendors require certification by a MasterCard accredited test laboratory to ensure that their cards are compliant to MasterCard’s M/Chip Advance specifications.
Jack Henry & Associates for financial services organizations announced that its jhaCall Center system can be deployed through a variety of bank-defined outsourced services. jhaCall Center supports a variety of outsourced implementation options provided by U.S.-based call center associates who serve as seamless extensions of a bank’s staff. jhaCall Center Services – The jhaCall Center staff receives and resolves customer calls and inquiries during banks’ regular business hours. jhaCall Center Full Business Services Outsourced – This comprehensive service augments telephone support with jhaCall Center staff qualified to perform operational loan and/or deposit related tasks, ranging from new accounts, file maintenance, transaction processing, and exception handling.
Oberthur Technologies, one of the world’s largest providers of security and identification solutions and services based on smart card technologies, announced that MoreMagic, an Oberthur Technologies company, has joined the MasterCard Mobile Money Partnership Program (MMPP), a program designed to help more than 2.5 billion financially-underserved consumers around the world use their mobile phones to access mainstream financial services. Through its MoreMagic Mobile Money offer, Oberthur Technologies enables a full suite of banking, payment and commerce services in areas where there is a lack of banking infrastructure. Relying on the industry’s most comprehensive suite of applications, the solution connects a global mobile financial ecosystem that links mobile operators, financial services organizations, retail distributors, NGOs and other businesses.
[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] American Express reported 3Q net income of $1.4 billion, up 9% from the year ago period, while consolidated total revenues net of interest expense were up 6% to $8.3 billion, from $7.9 billion a year ago. The AmEx U.S. Card Services segment posted net income of $782 million, up 12% from…