Bluepoint Expands Check Fraud Prevention

Bluepoint Solutions expanded its automated fraud prevention tools for its RDC capture apps such as mobile deposit, ATM, merchant and home capture points. Checks from all deposit channels, now including Bluepoint’s award-winning QwikDeposit ToGo mobile capture, ImagePoint ATM, QwikDeposit Pro merchant capture and QwikDeposit Home products, are combined centrally in the company’s ImagePoint Hub for validation against multiple third-party services. The solution is designed to identify multiple types of exceptions, including checks drawn on accounts with a high incidence of return, low balance, new accounts, closed accounts, accounts with a known history of counterfeits and more.

TransCard Launches Gift Card Package

TransCard is offering its financial institution partners a complete Gift Card offering with its “Premier Gift Card” collection. Including a custom Gift Card design highlighted by a platinum underlay and an assortment of custom Gift Card packets, Financial Institutions participating in the premiere of the “Premier Gift Card” collection be provided custom display racks for each of their branches, as well as a selection of specially created promotional materials for display and distribution. The TransCard Premier Gift Card program is the latest in a series of new product, marketing and technology innovations from TransCard.

Symantec and Wincor Nixdorf Partner

Symantec and Wincor Nixdorf partnered to secure self-service banking solutions from different vendors all over the globe. The “ProTect” security program from Wincor Nixdorf now offers version 2.0 of its PC/E Terminal Security – Intrusion Protection- with key core components of Symantec Critical System Protection software, a proven and comprehensive security solution. The solution protects systems from digital sabotage and unauthorized attacks from outside. Wincor Nixdorf’s Intrusion Protection 2.0 protects self-service systems and networks from attacks by worms and viruses, thereby guaranteeing protection from unauthorized changes such as manipulation of the configuration.

Logomotion Launches microSD-based NFC Payment

Logomotion mobile payment solution allowing banks to offer m-contactless payment through the customers’ existing handsets, with the insertion of its NFC microSD memory card. Logomotion’s LGM Card provides a secure channel for banks to offer mobile contactless payment services to the mass market by unlocking the latent potential of billions of handsets with memory card slots currently being used by customers around the world. The LGM Card is capable of supporting all open payment schemes, such as MasterCard PayPassTM. This enables issuing banks to easily transfer their existing personalised card products to the mobile contactless environment and ensures mobile contactless payments made with LGM Card will be accepted at standard contactless point of sale (POS) terminals anywhere in the world.

USA Technologies Demonstrates m-Interactive Coupon

USA Technologies wireless, cashless payment and M2M (machine-to-machine) telemetry solutions for small-ticket, self-serve retailing industries, will be demonstrating new mobile-based loyalty and couponing services at CTIA MobileCON 2012, October 9-11.The mobile application enables consumers to receive product and brand information, manage and redeem loyalty points for coupons and cash to use at participating unattended and traditional retail locations, search for participating retailers based on where the consumer is in real time, and verify that their favorite item is in stock at the machine in their area. Consumers can redeem coupons at unattended terminals using their NFC phones with digital wallet, credit card or debit cards, or a prepaid account.

SunTrust Implements NCR RDC to Offer mDeposits

NCR Corporation has built on its relationship with SunTrust Banks, deploying NCR APTRATM Passport to roll out remote deposit services using multiple channels. With APTRA Passport, SunTrust can deliver a consistent cross-channel remote deposit capture (RDC) experience and more convenience to commercial and retail customers. The NCR APTRATM Passport solution provides SunTrust a multichannel RDC hub, allowing the bank to capture and consolidate business and consumer check deposits made from remote locations – which can include branches, ATMs, businesses (commercial), homes (consumer), and mobile phones – directly into back-office processing. The APTRA Passport solution meets the growing demand for RDC and delivers incremental benefits from having all RDC solutions running on the same platform for unified fraud detection, auditing and reporting, as well as processing cost savings.

Outstanding Consumer Debt Up Once Again

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] With the total outstanding revolving US consumer credit having dropped 6.7% in July since the year ago figure, it was up in August 5.9%, according to the Federal Reserve. Up from the July figure of $850.7 billion to $854.9 billion, outstanding revolving US consumer credit compares to the year ago figure…

GPC Migrates to TranzWare from Compass Plus

Compass Plus retail banking software and electronic payments systems has migrated Global Processing Centre (GPC) to TranzWare from Compass Plus in just over three months. GPC chose TranzWare to help expand its business from issuing prepaid cards to offering PCI DSS certified comprehensive issuing and acquiring services to the region with full compliance to the EMV standard. GPC customers in the Latin American and Caribbean region will now benefit from these additional processing services along with newly implemented remote banking services.

AmEx Partners Cvent to Launch Integrated Meetings Sourcing Solution

American Express Meetings & Events full-service global meetings and events management provider partnered Cvent meetings technology company to offer an integrated service and technology solution for the management of meetings and events. This extends the companies’ existing relationship, under which American Express Meetings & Events’ global team is now using Cvent’s Supplier Network, to one where Cvent is also developing a set of customized tools and capabilities that can help American Express Meetings & Events clients more effectively and easily manage their meetings and events investments.

GiftCard.com Partners Susan G Komen Foundation

GiftCard.com gift cards and incentive cards added the Support Pink Card to their selection of customizable gift cards on GiftCard.com and customizable incentive cards on IncentiveCardLab.com. The Limited Edition Support Pink Gift Card will only be available for purchase until Race Day on October 20th. The $5.95 per card price for every Support Pink Card purchased will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. The Susan G. Komen Foundation operates the largest series of 5K runs/fitness walks in the world. The race grew from 800 runners in Dallas, Texas in 1983 to over 1.3 million participants in more than 100 races around the United States and other countries in 2000. It raises funds and awareness for the fight against breast cancer, celebrates cancer survivors, and honors those who have lost their life to the disease.

Oberthur Technologies Acquires Cupola Plastic Cards

Oberthur Technologies smart card technologies acquired Cupola Plastic Cards. Oberthur Technologies and Cupola Plastic Cards will become the regional leader in the Middle East and secure a strong presence in a number of African markets. Oberthur Technologies is able to offer customers a very diverse portfolio of payment cards, including EMV cards such as SDA, DDA, CPA and Dual Interface cards for contactless payments, enabling customers to benefit from the experience of thousands of successful EMV migrations. The company also offers solutions such as the Smart PIN, where the customer receives his banking card PIN via SMS, which is particularly interesting in the Middle East as most private addresses are P.O. Boxes.

First Data Releases Payment Card Spending Analysis

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] First Data payment processing released its SpendTrend, tracking same-store consumer spending by credit, signature debit, PIN debit, EBT, closed-loop prepaid cards and checks at U.S. merchant locations for September 2012 compared to September 2011. Overall dollar volume growth was 5.8%, down from August’s 7.2% growth, thanks in great part to to…