Fiserv Launches mPayment Solution

Fiserv financial services technology introduced its “SpotPay”mobile card reader solution for financial institutions to offer to their small business customers. This allows merchants to accept card and check payments anywhere, anytime, swiping payment cards with their mobile device to. It offers merchants the ability to deposit checks using the mobile remote deposit capture feature from Fiserv that allows users to securely take a picture of the front and back of a check and deposit the item electronically. Now available to financial institutions that are part of the ACCEL/Exchange® payments network, they can offer “SpotPay” to their small business and merchant customers as a way to provide them with a secure, convenient and low-cost solution to collect credit and debit card payments as well as to remotely deposit checks. The solution has strong fraud prevention tools and makes card transactions easy to accept with security designed to decline counterfeit cards.

Visa Launches Targeted NFL Fan Offers Program

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] In conjunction with the 2012-2013 NFL season opener, Visa launched its “NFL Fan Offers” program. Using real-time communications to give enrolled Visa cardholders a chance to win exclusive NFL-related experiences as well as receive valuable merchant offers, the program is a central component to Visa’s “Make it Epic” NFL sponsorship, which…

Users Feel Secure Using Visa and PayPal mWallets

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Visa and PayPal top the list of consumers’ preferred mobile wallet providers at 15% and 13%, respectively, while mobile network operators Verizon and AT&T (with the Isis wallet), and Apple are close runner-ups. Consumer reference is based on trust, innovation, and privacy, all of which PayPal and Visa have demonstrated high…

Kony Launches Improved Mobile Retail App

Kony Solutions mobile and multi-channel application platform provider introduced a new version of its “Kony Mobile Retail” packaged mobile solution. At the Shop.org show, where the solution was introduced, Kony’s Chief Mobile Officer will partake in a “Masters of Mobile” panel discussion on the connection between retailers and consumers. Kony Mobile Retail was designed for both online and brick-and-mortar retailers. New features allow customers to browse entire product catalogs, use store locators, shopping carts, gift registries, and loyalty cards. It is also configurable with web-based interface lets marketers and developers create personalized and individually-branded mobile experiences, modify look-and-feel, enable and disable features, and re-organize menus – all without any coding and extended to support business-specific applications and requirements, such as third-party solutions or a retailer’s own custom-built modules.

G&D Bringing EMV Migration Initiatives in the U.S.

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Giesecke & Devrient mobile security is supporting the U.S. banking industry with the migration from magnetic stripe to EMV technology, launching new EMV products for the U.S. market and expanding U.S. production capabilities. G&D is the first to join the EMV Migration Forum, a new industry collaboration effort to promote interoperability…

NCR Acquires Cash Cost Optimization Software Company

NCR Corporation acquired Transoft International cash cost optimization software and will integrate its software and SaaS-based product suite into its Financial Services line of business for undisclosed terms. This will strengthen NCR’s existing cash management offering, bringing financial institutions and retailers an integrated cash management solution. Transoft manages cash for hundreds of thousands of ATMs, branches, vaults and retailers around the world. NCR believes that cash management represents a $1 billion segment for integrated technology hardware, software and services solutions.

Heartland Execs to Host Investor Day at NYSE

Heartland Payment Systems payments processor will be hosting an Investor Day on October 8 at the New York Stock Exchange. Scheduled speakers include Robert Carr, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer; Robert Baldwin, Vice Chairman; Maria Rueda, Chief Financial Officer; Michael Lawler, President – Strategic Markets; David Gilbert, President – Hospitality; and Ian Drysdale, President – Network Solutions.

Citi Launches Campaign for Card Customers

Citi unveiled its “Private Pass” entertainment access program, with access to thousands of events each year including presales, preferred seating and VIP experiences. Citi credit or debit card customers can purchase tickets through www.citiprivatepass.com and some events are complimentary. The “MORE” campaign shows the special access for Citi credit and debit card customers, by highlighting musicians, athletes, chefs and more. Each of the celebrities featured in the campaign has been or will be part of a Citi Private Pass event, including: Alicia Keys, Rickie Fowler, David Ortiz, Cal Ripken Jr., the Fresh Beat Band, Gladys Knight, Santana, Daniel Boulud and Giada De Laurentiis. The Citi Private Pass campaign is brought to life in a breadth of channels, including television, print, digital, events and advertisements at New York City’s Bryant Park, The Grove in Los Angeles and Ogilvy Station in Chicago. Citi customers with a Citi Amex, MasterCard or Visa credit or debit card have access to Citi Private Pass.

Chase Community Giving Launches 2012 Program

Chase implemented the voting period for the 2012 Chase Community Giving program from now until September 19 to determine the allocation of $5 million in Chase grants to 196 charities selected by Facebook users and Chase online customers. Open to the public at Facebook.com/ChaseCommunityGiving and for Chase customers at Chase.com/ChaseGiving, this will determine the 196 charities who receive the most votes, with $250,000 to the charity receiving the most votes; $100,000 to each of the next ten runner-up charities; $50,000 to each of the next thirty-five runner-up charities; $20,000 to each of the next fifty runner-up charities; and $10,000 to each of the next one hundred runner-up charities. Nominated charities must be a registered 501(c)(3) public charity with annual operating expenses below $10 million and meet other requirements as described in the program’s rules.

CorFire Delivers mPayment for Dunkin’ Donuts’ Mobile App

CorFire mobile commerce business of SK C&C USA is providing virtual mobile payment capabilities to Dunkin’ Donuts. The technology supports Dunkin’ Donuts’ recently-launched mobile app which eliminates the need for physical cards and enables consumers to gift via SMS, email, and social networks. The Dunkin’ App is technology agnostic and works without the need to wait on NFC, enhancing the consumers’ shopping experience by providing convenient and easy-to-use mobile payment options. The solution, which works on most smartphones, also delivers Dunkin’ Donuts franchisees with payment and gifting solutions that drive customer loyalty while providing cost savings.

CARTES Asia and E-commerce Asia Promote eCommerce

CARTES Asia has brought together market leaders from card manufacturing, payment, security, identification and mobility to present their latest and innovative solutions. The co-located E-COMMERCE Asia event will extend the offer to products and solutions in digital and mobile marketing, e-commerce and m-commerce platforms, fulfillment and delivery. A joint sector will be dedicated to e-commerce and m-commerce payment solutions. Launching the event in Hong Kong was due to infrastructure offered to international exhibitors and visitors and location.