Western Union Expands Ad Cash Payment Option

Western Union announced the number of countries has increased where the Western Union cash payment option is available for Google “AdSense” publishers to more than 60 in only 12 short months. The “AdSense” program for online publishers allows them to earn revenue by displaying relevant ads on a wide variety of content including website content, site search results, feeds and mobile websites. The Western Union payment option delivers cash payments quickly and conveniently to site owners and publishers who use AdSense. Check collection and clearing processes can be lengthy, especially when funds are sent internationally. With the publisher’s consent, Google communicates the name of the publisher, the amount to pay and country information to Western Union, which in turn processes a money transfer, and generates a money transfer confirmation number (MTCN) and makes the funds available at a participating Western Union Agent location in the destination country over the Google “AdSense” web system. The publisher goes to the location, presents their identification and picks up the funds.

ScanWriter Awarded Gold Certification by Intuit

ScanWriter data entry automation technology designed to revolutionize the accounting industry, has been Certified Gold by Intuit. Personable released ScanWriter last fall and has gained notable praise from Accountants, Bookkeepers and Businesses internationally because of its technically savvy and inventive approach to data management. ScanWriter offers Data Entry Automation features which allow users the ease of converting financial documents into QuickBooks entries and supports over 30 QuickBooks transaction types including but not limited to: Bills, Checks, Credit Card Charges/Credits, etc. It automatically enters Account Coding, Customer/Vendor Name, Date, Memo Notes and much more into Quickbooks — allowing an increase of more efficient accountancy by 90%.

First Credit Union Converts to Jack Henry Core Processing

First Credit Union is converting to a more efficient new “Symitar Episys” core processing system over the Independence Day Holiday weekend. Online account access will not be available during the conversion. Specifically, online bill pay, online banking, mobile banking and telephone banking will not be available starting close of business June 30 until the conversion is completed. Conversion communication to members included information on the First Credit Union website, printed and online Conversion Guide, member newsletter articles, in-branch posters and banners, direct mail, email messages, statement messages and t-shirts worn by employees.

NEC Strengthens Retail and Service Solutions

NEC Corporation announced the global launch of its new “TWINPOS G Series” in addition to its “TWINPOS Series” POS terminal products to reduce total cost of ownership for customers through its exceptional serviceability, reliability and power conservation. The “TWINPOS G5″ touch screen POS terminal and the “TWINPOS G7″ compact POS console begin today throughout markets worldwide, including China, Southeast Asia, India, the Middle East, Central and North America and Europe. Shipment of the “TWINPOS G7″ and the “TWINPOS G5″ are scheduled to begin in July 2011 and October 2011 respectively. The “G Series” lineup of products is designed to meet an ever expanding range of market needs. The “TWINPOS G Series” that contribute to reducing TCO reduce maintenance costs through serviceability, high quality and high reliability.

IronKey Trusted Access for Banking Meets FFIEC Guidelines

IronKey’s Trusted Access for Banking secure browsing solution meets the new online banking security guidelines from the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC), the company announced. The FFIEC member agencies have directed examiners to formally assess financial institutions under the authentication supplement beginning in January 2012. The IronKey Trusted Access for Banking approach delivers the capabilities bank examiners will now look for, requires no changes to bank systems, and stops hackers where they are attacking— at the online banking customer’s PC — even if it is infected with the worst possible crimeware such as ZeuS, SpyEye, Sunspot, and OddJob. IronKey Trusted Access for Banking is an intelligent security software and Internet security service that is also easy to use.

Apigee Launches PCI-Compliant API Management

Apigee API products and services announced Apigee Enterprise Cloud PCI, a new offering that enables organizations to deliver powerful transactional application programming interfaces (APIs) that can be quickly and securely deployed on a public cloud. Apigee Enterprise Cloud PCI is the only cloud-based API management tool on the market that supports full compliance with the PCI-DSS. With Apigee, businesses can, for the first time, easily tap the vast, affordable compute resources of “the cloud” to support their transactional API traffic with the confidence that all sensitive customer data remains protected. Apigee provides an enterprise API management platform to help companies of all sizes open their data and services via APIs and fuel their mobile, multi-channel and innovation strategies. The new Apigee Enterprise Cloud PCI solution is deployed in PCI-compliant data centers, where cardholder information is protected according to PCI DSS.

Monster Offers, ZalaPayDaily & Deal Media Sponsor Conference

Monster Offers mobile banking solutions company and Daily Deal aggregator in conjunction with ZalaPay announced their Gold and Platinum sponsorships of the Daily Deal Media Conference. ZalaPay provides financial products designed to address unmet needs in the Daily Deal industry. The Daily Deal Media Conference is a two-day industry conference featuring the leading experts in Social Commerce and hundreds of companies involved in the Daily Deal industry.

gotoBilling Joins Secure Vault Payments Network

gotoBilling announced they will join the Secure Vault Payments network and offer Secure Vault Payments through their resale partners to businesses throughout the United States in July. Secure Vault Payments is a safe, secure and private online payment network developed by NACHA ” The Electronic Payments Association® and eWise, a payments and online financial management solutions provider. The Secure Vault Payments (SVP) network links consumers, financial institutions, merchants and billers, providing value to all stakeholders in the payment chain. It gives financial institutions the only online payment option that provides real-time authorization of funds and guaranteed payments for ACH transactions at costs typically lower than traditional and other alternative payment methods.

Jack Henry ships tablet deposit scanner

Jack Henry & Associates computer systems and electronic payment solutions primarily for financial services organizations, introduced Remote Deposit Anywhere, a mobile, tablet device, and flatbed scanner remote deposit capture solution provided by its ProfitStars division as part of its Enterprise Payment Solutions platform. This ASP solution enables financial institutions to offer retail and small business customers the option to deposit checks from a compatible smartphone, camera-enabled tablet device, or flatbed scanner. Remote Deposit Anywhere will help banks and credit unions retain and attract new customers and members by expanding the available deposit channels.

PayCommerce Announces Processor-Agnostic Gateway Services

PayCommerce announced a processor-agnostic gateway platform that empowers ISOs to deliver cloud-based, integrated payment services to existing and future customers without having to change existing processors and with which they can add on multiple new processors using a single point of integration. The PayCommerce PCI DSS Level 1 – validated payments platform provides a single source for all customer billing and payment activity and access to multiple processors and payment types, fraud management, Level 3 data, and mobile payment solutions. Processors currently supported or being integrated within the next 60 days include: Chase Paymentech, TSYS, Elavon, Global Payments, WorldPay, and First Data.

Regions to Offer Western Union Global Money Transfer and Payment Services

Regions Bank and Western Union payment services forged out agreement to offer the Western Union global money transfer service and the Western Union expedited bill pay service across 1,700 Regions Bank locations in the U.S. Through the bank’s agreement with Western Union, Regions Bank accountholders and walk-in consumers will have the ability to send and receive domestic or international money transfers and make same-day payments conveniently and quickly to members of Western Union’s growing Biller network. The services will be available later this year at Regions Bank branches in the 16 states the bank serves. Plans also include offering Western Union online services to Regions Bank online customers.