BankAtlantic Launches On Demand Text Message Banking

BankAtlantic’s free “Text Message Banking” service combines a secure banking medium and the ease of sending and receiving a text message, allowing users to check account balances, view latest transactions, receive low balance alerts, and make fund transfers to their primary account, using text messages from anywhere, at any time. BankAtlantic’s Text Message Banking functionality offers free 24 hour, 7 day a week Text Message Banking; Text Message Low Balance Alert notifications; and fund transfer. It provides customers a banking medium that can be securely accessed by anyone with the ability to send and receive a text message.

ControlScan Executives Lead PCI Merchant Course

Although Level 4 merchants make up a majority of the businesses in the United States, they fly under the radar for many ISOs, acquirers and other service providers and are common hacker targets. More breaches occur at the small merchant level than any other. Targeting this segment, ControlScan is offering its “PCI Fundamentals for the Small Merchant” course, discussing Level 4 merchants and their unique risk profile; the basic understanding of PCI DSS and card brand requirements; acquirer responsibilities in driving compliance among small merchants; how Level 4 merchants become compliant and the tools that aid the process; and how to develop a comprehensive PCI compliance plan for Level 4 merchants.

Acclaim Telecom Services Receives PCI Certification

Acclaim Telecom Services IVR application development and IVR hosting solutions company has received certification of PCI-DSS for Service Providers. This certification is part of an ongoing enhancement process to the Acclaim IVR/Telecom hosted solutions and cloud computing offerings. Acclaim Telecom Services is one of a select number of full-service IVR/Speech hosting providers to achieve PCI Compliance Certification.

Samaritan Fundraising Launches Fundraising Card

Samaritan Fundraising has introduced the Samaritan Card. Once a card is purchased, the owner receives access to countless online discounts, coupons, and savings that can be used either in-store or online at over 100,000 national and local merchants. Samaritan Fundraising is a national fundraising company dedicated to providing churches, schools, youth groups, and non-profit organizations with innovative fundraising products to help them reach their fundraising goal. For more information, visit

Monster Offers Reports Newspapers Find New Advertising Revenue

Local consumers hungry for Daily Deals are breathing new life into the newspaper industry with new sources of revenue, according to tracking reports from Monster Offers, a leading mobile banking solutions provider and Daily Deal aggregator. Monster Offers industry tracking finds that daily deals were purchased by more than 250,000 customers in March alone. Paid subscribers to local newspapers offering Daily Deal programs are estimated to include an audience greater than 18 million households. Top-performing newspaper programs can generate hundreds of thousands of Daily Deal revenue on a monthly basis.

BHMI Announces New Video for its Financial Software

Baldwin Hackett & Meeks (BHMI) high-volume transaction processing solutions released its video and web site for the Concourse Financial Software Suite for back office processing for electronic payment transactions such as credit, debit, ATM, point of sale, and prepaid. The video and web site describe the four primary business services that comprise the Concourse Financial Software Suite, which can be implemented as stand-alone products or as an integrated solution. Concourse continuously loads transactions from a wide range of data sources and begins processing the data as soon as it arrives, alleviating the end-of-day pressures associated with traditional batch systems while the Concourse business rules allow companies to invoke custom methods of transaction processing with no code changes or software outages.

AmEx & Chase Targeted Junk Mail Volume Scrutinized

ForestEthics and supporters sent a direct message to Chase and American Express at today’s annual ‘Card Forum and Expo’ at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach hotel: your junk mail hurts forests. An airplane flew the banner message “CREDIT CARD JUNK MAIL BY AMEX & CHASE HURTS FORESTS” back and forth repeatedly in plain view of the conference during its opening day. This is due in part to credit card companies having mailed 1.4 billion solicitations in 4Q/10, equating to about four credit card offers for every man, woman and child in the U.S. throughout the three month period, for which Chase, American Express and Citigroup were responsible for more than half.

Evans Resource Group joins PCI Security Standards Council

Evans Resource Group software solution and consulting company that specializes in testing and assessment of “message oriented middleware” (MOM) applications has joined the PCI Security Standards Council as a new participating organization. As a Participating Organization, Evans Resource Group will work with the Council to evolve the PCI Data Security Standard (DSS) and other payment card data protection standards. As a Participating Organization, Evans Resource Group will now have access to the latest payment card security standards from the Council, be able to provide feedback on the standards and become part of a growing community that now includes more than 600 organizations.

Carrier Billing Available for Protext Mobility AmberWatch

Protext Mobility innovative messaging applications and solutions for the mobile communications market introduced a new payment option via carrier billing for the purchase of the Company’s AmberWatch SafeText parental management solution. AmberWatch SafeText customers can now choose to subscribe to the service by entering their mobile phone number and charging the payment directly to their mobile phone bill.

Green Dot Announces Investor Conference Presentations

Green Dot Corporation announced Steve Streit, chairman and chief executive officer, and John Keatley, chief financial officer, will be presenting at the Morgan Stanley IT Services Summit at the New York Palace Hotel in New York, NY. Also the Company will present at the J.P. Morgan 39th Annual Technology, Media and Telecom Conference at the Westin Copley Place in Boston, MA. Green Dot is a prepaid financial services company providing simple, low-cost and convenient money management solutions to a broad base of U.S. consumers. Green Dot also owns and operates the Green Dot Network, a leading prepaid card reloading network in the United States.