CardWeb.com’s CardExecs database of payments industry movers and shakers today features Angela Brown, President and Chief Executive Officer of Moneris Solutions.
Sweden’s Trig Social Media AB has formed Trig Pay. Trig Pay will be integrated into its Trig Money application and its direct payment application with its Trig Direct user-base.
CardWeb.com’s CardExecs database of payments industry movers and shakers today features Angela Brown, Chief Executive Officer, Moneris Solutions.
payLo by Virgin Mobile will offer customers an affordable choice for domestic unlimited voice or unlimited texting at just $20 per month exclusively at Walmart. With affordable devices and value-driven monthly plans, payLo offers customers two exclusive $20/month offers. payLo provides a reliable and affordable wireless phone that helps them to be responsible wireless consumers”without breaking the bank and without a contract. Walmart customers can also choose the existing $30 Talk & Text plan or the $40 Unlimited Talk & Text plan. Additional minutes, messages and data will be available at existing rates of $0.10/min, $0.15 for text messages, $0.25 for picture messages and $1.50/MB for web access.
Moneris Solutions and UnionPay International entered into an agreement regarding Moneris’ acceptance of UnionPay cards beginning later this year. The number of merchants accepting UnionPay cards in the global market has shown a tremendous increase, giving UnionPay cardholders at home and abroad a network of convenient card use. Moneris and UPI will significantly expand this network in Canada with Moneris’ enablement of UnionPay card acceptance. Moneris is expected to launch UnionPay card acceptance as part of its service offerings to merchants in fall 2014.
Thanks to MyBank, the customers of Zurich Connect in Italy can now pay their insurance premiums via online and mobile banking safely and simply through their bank.
MyBank will allow to all the holders of a current account opened within many banks now enabled to acquirer via online their insurance premiums on Zurich Connect site with just a couple of clicks. By offering MyBank on its website, the online insurer provides its customers in Italy with a convenient and secure payment method based on the online banking environment they know and trust. The cooperation between Banca Sella, that offers MyBank payment option throughout GestPay Payment Gateway, and the Italian online company Zuritel, owner of Zurich Connect brand, (http://www.zurich-connect.it/), has made possible for the largest insurance company in Italy to offer payments via MyBank.
NCR Corporation announced Queensland Frozen Food Services (QFFS) has deployed its “Power Mobile” B2B) customer relationship management software solution. This allows QFFS customers and sales representatives to place orders easily and quickly using their tablets and smartphones. NCR Power Mobile helps QFFS deliver an intuitive and attractive solution with improved visibility through every stage of the ordering process. This includes real-time status updates on product data, events, promotions, new item lines and the ability to track order status from point of entry through delivery and payment. Power Mobile’s value to QFFS is enhanced further by being tightly integrated with the targeted functionality of the NCR Power Enterprise suite, an integrated portfolio of enterprise and supply chain management software solutions. NCR Power Mobile is an innovative solution for distributors and their customers that delivers a superior customer experience through both tablets and smartphones running iOS, Android or Windows 8*.
Element Payment Services PCI compliant payment processing released its “CardSense” PCI DSS compliant payment technology available for both merchants and software providers. Allowing merchants to identify a customer’s payment card type prior to processing a transaction resulting in risk mitigations, lower transaction fees and proper handling at the point of sale, “CardSense receives an identifier that allows the merchant to distinguish between a PIN debit, prepaid debit and healthcare cards. All merchants do is swipe or manually key a customer’s card as normal to determine how they want to proceed with the transaction. This is designed to help users make informed decisions about how they accept payments and ultimately more effectively manage processing expenses.
ProPay Merchant Services, End-to-End Payment Security, credit card processing, and electronic payment services introduced its “Zumogo” social mobile payment (m-payment) platform. Facilitating payments and bi-directional communication between merchants and consumers, “Zumogo” markets to new and existing customers, allowing them to communicate with and make payments to businesses through their Smartphone. With this, no sensitive payment data is stored on the customer’s Smartphone or in the merchants’ systems and users can leave their payment cards at home because businesses can expedite the payment and checkout processes.
U.S. Bank has awarded customers $36,000 in
prizes as part of the U.S. Bank Get Ahead in 2010 promotion.
Small business and consumer U.S. Bank Visa credit and check cardholders
had a chance to win up to $10,000 every time they used their eligible
card during the promotion, which ran from Jan. 15, 2010 through Feb. 28,
2010. Two customers won a $10,000 grand prize. Two other customers won a
$5,000 Get Ahead in 2010 prize by using social media to encourage votes
on their story telling on how this prize would help them get ahead in
2010. Twelve customers won a $500 prize in the weekly drawing.
Cardholders registered their eligible card by visiting the promotion
website, allowing for chances to win a randomly-drawn $10,000 prize or a
$500 weekly prize. Then every time they used their card, they earned an
entry into the sweepstakes. Two sets of prizes were awarded â one for
small business and one for consumer cardholders. Cardholders also had the opportunity to earn $5,000 by submitting a
story on how they would use $5,000 to Get Ahead in 2010. They went on to
share their story with friends via Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter or email
and encouraged them to visit the promotion website to vote for their
story. The two stories with the most eligible votes at the end of the
contest period won the $5,000 Get Ahead in 2010 prizes.
Visa has launched a major marketing campaign for the Vancouver 2010 “Olympic Winter Games” built on its “Go World” theme. Visa has already aired the “Get Closer” spot, the first in the series and will be adding the “Anthem” spot later this month. The special “Go World” campaign will also include an extensive Web site containing exclusive merchant offers, behind the scenes “Team Visa” â Vancouver training videos, downloadable photos of athletes in action, and athlete training playlists with songs available for purchase. Additional campaign elements include out-of-home advertising, host market merchant activation programs and usage promotions. When U.S. cardholders use their Visa card through December 31st, they will be automatically entered for a chance to win a trip for four to the Vancouver 2010 “Olympic Winter Games.” The latest promotion follows the recent extension of Visaâs “Olympic Games” sponsorship through 2020.
MA-based Mutual FSB and Bay State Savings Bank have signed contracts
with Fifth Third Processing Solutions for electronic funds transfer
Fifth Third will also provide gateway access, ATM and debit card
processing and ATM terminal driving. There are nine Mutual Bank
locations and 10 ATMs in Southeastern Massachusetts,
Bay State Savings Bank holds $300 million in assets, has eight offices
and 7 ATMs.