MUFG Americas Holdings, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, has ankled Donna Dellosso as the Chief Risk Officer for the Americas for MUFG Americas and its U.S. banking subsidiary, MUFG Union Bank.
CardWeb.com’s CardData database of Company Profiles today features COGNICAL a/k/a Zibby
CardWeb.com’s CardData database of Company Profiles today features TransFirst.
CardWeb.com’s CardExecs database of payments industry movers and shakers today features James Nevels a new member of the First Data Board of Directors.
James E. Nevels has joined the First Data Board of Directors. He is the Chairman of The Swarthmore Group, an investment advisory firm, as well as Chairman of The Hershey Company Board of Directors.
CardWeb.com’s CardExecs database of card industy movers and shakers today features Paul Galant, Chief Executive Officer of VeriFone. The company has 5,600 employees worldwide and delivers payment solutions in 150 countries and across vertical markets.
CardWeb.com’s CardExecs database today features Christine Larsen, Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer of First Data.
Christopher Augustin, a financial services technology innovator whose experience spans nearly three decades at some of the world’s top firms, has joined First Data, the global leader in payment technology and services solutions, as chief information officer (CIO). In his new role, Augustin will lead the company’s software development work, engineering processes and software and application development strategy across the company.
The Board of Directors of VeriFone Systems announced that it has appointed Paul Galant Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Board of Directors. Galant served as the CEO of Citigroup Inc.’s Enterprise Payments business since 2010. Galant developed innovative digital payments services for Citi’s institutional and government clients, enabling them to expand into growth markets and helping them to meet their consumers’ current and future needs for secure mobile payments and commerce. Before that, from 2009, Galant served as CEO of Citi Cards, heading Citigroup’s North American and International Consumer Credit Cards business during a period of dramatic change in the industry and positioned it for growth. From 2007, he was CEO of Citi Transaction Services, establishing the business as a core growth engine for Citi and expanding it into new product lines and markets serving Citi’s largest institutional and government clients.
The Board of Directors of First Data Corporation announced that Frank Bisignano has been named chief executive officer (CEO) and the board of directors. Previously, Bisignano most recently served as Co-Chief Operating Officer of JP Morgan Chase &Co. (“JPMorgan Chase”), one of the largest providers of banking, lending, treasury, wealth management and investment services that serves 50 million customers, including consumers, small businesses, mid-size companies, corporations, financial institutions, nonprofits and governments. Bisignano also was the chief executive officer for Citigroup’s Global Transactions Services business and a member of Citigroup’s Management Committee and was the Chief Administrative Officer for Citigroup’s Corporate and Investment Bank, a senior executive vice president and Citigroup’s firm-wide deputy head of technology and operations.
Acculynk’s “PayLeap” payment gateway and payments processing solution has introduced a comprehensive suite of developer tools and SDKs to provide simple integration of the service into mobile merchant applications and e-commerce sites. PayLeap now provides a full complement of API developer tools, such as SDK’s for Python, Java, Ruby, .Net and PHP, paired with Java-based wrappers, taking PayLeap’s gateway and service products to the next level in terms of integration simplicity. PayLeap is the only payments processing platform that enables Internet PIN debit, which provides merchants an extra layer of security for debit card transactions, helping reduce fraud and chargebacks for merchants, while offering opportunities for sales lift by enabling the millions of consumers with PIN-only debit cards.
American Express and Morgan Stanley launched two new co-branded Cards: The Morgan Stanley Credit Card from American Express and The Platinum Card® from American Express exclusively for Morgan Stanley. The new Cards offer exclusive benefits for Morgan Stanley Smith Barney clients with eligible brokerage accounts and access to American Express’ award-winning customer service and Membership Rewards program. The Morgan Stanley Credit Card from American Express rewards members 10,000 Membership Rewards points after spending $1,000 within 3 months of opening a Card account; offers Additional Cards at no annual fee; 1X Membership Rewards point for all eligible purchases; $0 Introductory offer for first year, then $95 annual fee. Meanwhile, The Platinum Card from American Express Exclusively for Morgan Stanley rewards 50,000 Membership Rewards points after spending $1,000 within 3 months of opening; One Additional Card at no annual fee; 1X Membership Rewards point for all eligible purchases; Access to Airport Clubs, $200 Airline Credit, no foreign exchange fees and access to Platinum Card® Concierge; and annual fee of $450.