Avalara, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based software delivering compliance solutions related to sales tax, VAT and other transactional taxes, today announced SuiteRetail Inc., a leading provider of Point-of-Sale solutions for retailers on NetSuite, has joined Avalara’s community of certified solution partners. Avalara’s solution partners are software publishers that integrate Avalara’s software as a service…
The Payments Council (15 July 2014) announces the appointment of three new independent directors to its Board. Sarah Chambers, Christine Farnish CBE and Robert Lerwill bring a wide range of experience in consumer policy, financial services and regulation to the Board. They join Clare Spottiswoode CBE as one of the Board’s four independent directors. Sarah is an expert in regulation, competition and consumer policy. Christine has wide experience of financial services, public policy and regulation. Robert Lerwill is a chartered accountant. The Payments Council Board is made up of 15 voting directors, a voting independent chairman and an observer from the Bank of England. In addition to the independents, 11 directors are appointed by the industry to represent a cross section of the Payments Council membership.
JetPay Corporation appointed Diane (Vogt) Faro to its Board of Directors. With a career of over 30 years in the payments industry, Faro brings executive expertise in management, sales, and the merchant acquiring and Independent Sales Organization sides of the payment business. Faro is currently President of National Benefit Programs (“NBP”), a provider of discounted business services, as well as a private consultant to the payments industry. Previously, she served as President of Global Merchant Services at First Data Corporation, which processed over $30 billion in transaction volume resulting in over $100 million in annual revenues. Ms. Faro was the CEO of Chase Merchant Services, LLC-from 1997 to 2002. Chase Merchant Services, an alliance between First Data Corporation and J.P. Morgan Chase, was the largest merchant acquirer in the world at that time.
JetPay® Corporation is pleased to announce the appointment of Diane (Vogt) Faro to its Board of Directors. Ms. Faro was nominated to the board to replace an open board seat created by the departure of Arthur Ryan, who resigned in October 2013. With a career of over 30 years in the payments industry, Ms. Faro brings executive expertise in management, sales, and the merchant acquiring and Independent Sales Organization sides of the payment business.
Puut Technologies A/S, today announces the general availability of its Social Network Service to enable social shopping and crowdfunding, and to provide smart phone users, service providers and merchants with money and content sharing as an alternative to cash, credit cards, loyalty cards, ID cards, tickets and boarding pass. Puut is a feature-rich social utility that enables social shopping, crowdfunding as well as money and content sharing between smartphone users, service providers and merchants worldwide. Puut ticks all the technology boxes and allows users to simply get on with their life.
Experts across the retail, restaurant, payments and digital marketing industries will come together at CashStar’s 2013 Retailer Roundtable to discuss the near- and long-term impact mobile technology and the convergence of offers, payments, and loyalty will have on their businesses. More than 20 major brands will attend, along with CashStar partners, including Bridge2 Solutions, First Data Corporation, and RewardsNOW. Discussion will include the transformation of gift cards into mobile, reloadable payment cards that foster increased engagement and spending; the transformation of retailer apps into mobile wallets, driven by consumers’ desire for convenience and smartphone adoption; and the transformation of gift cards – as well as coupons, offers, and loyalty points – into different forms of Branded Currency, and the implications of their convergence on consumer purchase behavior.
Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ) has successfully gone live with Bolero’s multi-bank trade finance solution, following a rapid implementation of the technology. ANZ is now live with major corporate customers in Asia, Europe and in North America and has plans to support other known Bolero customers now that this first implementation is complete. The Bolero web-based trade finance solution enables the automation of the end-to-end lifecycle of Documentary Credits, Standby Letters of Credit, Guarantees, Bonds and other traditional trade instruments for both Importers and Exporters as a true multi-bank solution.
Frost Bank and Cardtronics announced a significant expansion of ATM locations available for Frost customers, who will have access free of charge to all 615 ATMs at Valero Corner Stores in Texas by August 15. Cardtronics retail ATM owner is an exclusive provider of ATM services for Valero Corner Stores. This will double the number of free ATMs for Frost customers and add to the 469 ATMs operated by Frost.
89 Degrees, a next-generation marketing solutions provider that uses advanced analytics to drive better results for data-intensive marketers, has named Tim Pounanov director of digital marketing technology. In this new position, Pounanov will lead 89 Degrees’ Digital Marketing Technology Services, managing a team of digital marketing application developers and engineers to offer integrated digital marketing…
Guaranty Bank is enhancing online security to protect customers from cyber thieves targeting online banking users of ACH and wire transfer services, offering commercial customers IronKey’s Trusted Access. This gives them secure access to the bank’s site at the point most vulnerable to malware attacks — the customer’s PC. The industry analyst firm Gartner estimates that cybercriminals have robbed banks, businesses and municipalities in the U.S. of more than $3 billion using financial malware. IronKey Trusted Access will be required for all cash management customers and offered to all business banking customers.
Lombard Risk Management integrated collateral management and liquidity, regulatory and MIS reporting solutions for the financial services industry, announces Ghana Bank International plc’s (GHIB) replacement of its legacy regulatory reporting system with Lombard Risk’s Reporterto meet regulatory demands. GHIB selected REPORTER, Lombard Risk’s regulatory compliance solution, to automate the firm’s regulatory reporting by interfacing to the bank’s Temenos T24 core banking system.
Crabtree & Evelyn implemented 89 Degrees to manage its Platinum Rewards loyalty program. The Platinum Rewards program allows Crabtree & Evelyn customers to save with Instant membership in-store and online from the date of sign-up. This gives them a $5 reward certificate for quarterly purchases of $25 – $44.99; a $10 reward certificate for quarterly purchases of $45 or more; 15% storewide savings to use during your birthday month; Subscription to Crabtree & Evelyn Email Exclusives and Access to members-only events, discounts and promotions.