MoneyGram Launches “Cricket For Peace” Album

MoneyGram remittance concluded ICC Cricket World Cup 2011, launched a unique music album, “CRICKET FOR PEACE.” The “CRICKET FOR PEACE” album a popular Indian film music singer is the culmination of a three-month-long program from February – April 2011 during the ICC World Cup 2011. MoneyGram’s Cricket For Peace was a multi-country, multi-lingual initiative conducted in Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka and attracted compositions from more than 100 bands. Cricket For Peace was a theme-based music contest that linked cricket with world peace.

Advanzia Bank Renews TSYS Agreements

Advanzia Bank credit card issuer has renewed its agreement with TSYS to process its consumer credit card portfolio for undisclosed terms. As part of the new agreement, Advanzia will convert its portfolio from TSYS’ Prime platform to its “TS2” processing platform. Advanzia issues more than 1.5 million MasterCard credit cards to consumers in both Luxembourg and Germany, transacting all of its business online with no physical bank branches. Advanzia was established in 2005 and has been a client of Card Tech Limited, now TSYS Card Tech, since that time.

Oberthur Director Chairman of EURICPA Communicate

Patrice Rullier, Managing Director Oberthur Cash Protection, subsidiary of Oberthur Technologies, was re-elected Chairman of EURICPA -European Intelligent Cash Protection Association. Based in Brussels, EURICPA was created in 2005 on Oberthur Cash Protection, Gehrer, Spinnaker, SQS and Villiger’s initiative. The association regroups the leading European manufacturers of intelligent solutions for secure cash transportation and storage. Patrice Rullier has been re-elected Chairman of EURICPA to promote cash-in-transit technologies and increase awareness of the Public Authorities, professionals and the Media to the benefits of these technologies.

Cryptera Consolidates Unattended Payment

Cryptera secure payment solutions launched its “UPT 7000” outdoor payment terminal focused on providing a more cost-effective unattended payment option for manufacturers of transaction kiosks, drive thru applications and ticketing machines. The Cryptera “UPT 7000” rugged POS terminal is designed for outdoor use and ultimate security and payment processing efficiency. The integrated device allows customers to insert their card, view a secure display message and securely input their PIN numbers all on a single unit. The Cryptera “UPT 7000” helps solve many of those security and cost issues by providing a solution that combines End-to-end Encryption and the necessary components of an unattended payment system into one solid unit designed for high traffic and usage in an outdoor setting.

ValidSoft’s Anti-Fraud Solutions Highlighted by CDTV.net

ValidSoft has announced that CEO Patrick Carroll was interviewed by CDTV.net, a financial news service based in New York. ValidSoft is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Elephant Talk Communications, an international provider of business software to the telecommunications and the financial services industry. The interview is available at http://www.cdtv.net/users/content/stock-market-investing-preventing-credit-card-fraud-pat-carroll-validsoft. In the interview, Carroll said that ValidSoft plans to expand its advanced, comprehensive fraud solutions technology to customers around the globe in 2011. Key to ValidSoft’s technology is its wholly telecom-based security solutions, Carroll noted. The company’s partnership with Elephant Talk has enabled ValidSoft to leverage Elephant Talk’s highly sophisticated mobile technology.

Travelport to Showcase Value-Added Solutions

Travelport is set to exhibit at Arabian Travel Market 2011, where it will showcase its latest travel technology offering to travel agencies, airlines and corporations in the Middle East. Taking place from 2-5 May at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, Travelport will demonstrate the diverse functionality of its Galileo and Worldspan global distribution systems (GDS), highlighting innovative solutions and rich content that can help its travel partners in the region achieve success. Travelport will be conducting daily workshops for the travel trade on its land & sea offering, including online portal Travelport Leisure, whilst airlines will be able to learn more about Travelport’s Sponsored Flights advertising programme and other Partner Marketing opportunities during dedicated sessions. Travelport is a broad-based business services company and provider of critical transaction processing solutions to companies operating in the global travel industry.

Arabian Travel Market to Kickoff Consumer Day

Arabian Travel Market’s Consumer Day, held on Thursday 5 May 2011 at the Dubai International Exhibition and Convention Centre, provides leisure travelers with unrivalled opportunities to experience, learn, win and most of all have fun. A number of competitions and prize draws will be running throughout ATM Consumer Day, in fact all pre-registered visitors will go into a draw for a fabulous new Apple iPad. In addition all-inclusive travel and luxury accommodation packages in Dubai and Oman are also up for grabs at the event. Visitors can win a weekend break for two, inclusive of breakfast and dinner at the luxury Sofitel Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai. Pre-registered guests can also win a luxury weekend for two in Muscat, Oman, staying in a five-star hotel with return flights included.

Emirates NBD enhances security of online card transactions

Emirates NBD has launched its “DoubleSecure” service designed to enhance the security of existing Emirates NBD Credit and Debit Cards. The service, which has been launched in partnership with Visa and MasterCard, lets Emirates NBD Cardholders to use a personal password to further protect online transactions by adding an extra layer of security. The “DoubleSecure” service is available through ‘Verified by Visa’ and MasterCard “SecureCode” global anti-fraud systems of Visa and MasterCard, and is available only on merchant sites supported by these systems. It requires customers to confirm their identity as the authorised cardholder and ensures that the purchase can be completed only with password identification.

UAE Exchange Opens Branch, enhances Remittance

Enhancement of customer convenience has always been a priority for UAE Exchange, the leading global remittance and foreign exchange brand. As a step towards this goal, the remittance major has opened its seventh branch in Ramli Mall, A’ali, Kingdom of Bahrain on 14th April, 2011. UAE Exchange has a strong presence in the Middle East region, offering services encompassing remittances – bank transfers & instant money transfers, foreign exchange, and various value-added allied products & services. UAE Exchange was the first exchange house in Bahrain to receive the prestigious ISO 9001:2008 certification. The global remittance leader, present in 22 countries across five continents, has more than 500 direct offices offering wide range of popular products and services.

Workers’ Equity Partners with Al-Bader for Salary Disbursement

Workers’ Equity Holding (WEH) payroll processor currently handling around 100,000 cards in the region, inked a partnership with Al-Bader Exchange, the leading exchange house in the country, to launch a unique payroll service targeting the UAE’s sizable migrant worker population. The solution enables migrant workers to receive their salaries on special ATM cards, issued by Al-Bader Exchange, and access their cash through a ‘private network’ of ATM machines installed by Workers’ Equity at Al-Bader Exchange Houses across the country. The initial phase allows for cash withdrawals and account balance statements and reports. Over the next few months, more services will be rolled out including automated remittance solutions and mobile top ups.