The 20th annual SESAMES Awards, which rewards the best innovations in the fields of secure payment solutions, identification and mobility. During this year’s CARTES SECURE CONNEXIONS event, 11 winners have been awarded.
Great Indian (GI) Retail Group, one of India’s and South East Asia’s leading electronic payment and retail-assisted e-commerce groups, has been acquired Germany’s Wirecard.
CardWeb.com’s CardExecs database of payments industry movers and shakers today features Rodrigo Vaca vice president of marketing at Zoho.
Zoho has teamed with Forte Payment Systems to offer electronic payments directly with Zoho Finance apps. Using Forte’s RESTful architecture and Web Services, Zoho was able to integrate the additional options for payment acceptance seamlessly and easily into their already comprehensive software solution.
India’s Financial Software and Systems has inked a deal with Entrust Datacard for instant, in-branch card issuance solutions to support various social security and financial inclusion initiatives.
Entrust Datacard launched the first integrated instant issuance kiosk solution in South Asia with State Bank of India (SBI). This is also the first instant EMV chip card personalization application in Asia – which follows the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) regulation.
NCR Corporation announced it will be moving to a new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility. The new facility, which is more than double the size of the company’s existing facility, is built over an 117,000 square-foot area, and is under a new single roof design structure that will allow NCR to improve operational efficiency. This facility is strategically located and is in close proximity to suppliers, customers as well as robust transportation like ports and airports that will help to improve operational efficiency and enable faster delivery of innovative products to the market. NCR will continue to manufacture financial solutions such as ATMs, while also expanding to manufacture innovative consumer transaction technologies for the retail and hospitality industries. The new facility is expected to participate in lean manufacturing practices and comply with NCR global standards related to Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS), and quality. In addition, the facility is expected to participate in IGBC (LEED) Silver certification for building sustainability and Tier 1 certification on Resilient IT Infrastructure.
State Bank of India (SBI), the nation’s largest bank, has launched six digital branches across the country, as part of a pioneering program to offer next generation banking solutions to India’s growing mobile phone and internet-savvy customer base. SBI aims to transform the customer experience by delivering world-class service through all of its customer channels. Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with more than 293,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries.
Polaris Financial Technology announced Mashreq deployed its revolutionary Intellect Global Transaction Banking (GTB) platform. The integrated cash management platform through portal and backend modules allows the Bank to offer its customers’ transaction banking services on a single platform in multiple countries in the Region. With Polaris’ multi-country and multi-currency enabled Intellect GTB solution, Mashreq can offer new products such as liquidity and trade via a unified portal. The solution facilitates a global transaction banking implementation on a single instance of the application, improving the Bank’s ability to scale up transaction banking operations by three times their current capacity. Through this portal, the Bank offers a single window to their corporate clients for services related to accounts, payments, liquidity, collections and trade.
Financial Software & Systems key Payment Systems Integrator announced a landmark technology upgrade for the bank, having implemented and integrated ACI’s BASE24 transaction switch application ver 6.10. The bank also upgraded the software to run on the high-end HP NonStop NB54000c Blade System which will help SBI increase its ATM network from 30,000+ to over 60,000+ ATMs in the next two to three years. SBI’s ATM expansion plans will actively support Government of India / Ministry of Finance ambitious mission to increase ATM penetration in the country of which SBI has the largest contribution. FSS has furnished SBI with multiple upgrades to the transaction switch to scale and handle several thousand ATMs and have upgraded their debit card management and reconciliation systems from FSS to process the card lifecycle for over 100 million+ cards.
Prizm Payments, a leading Electronic Financial Transaction Services (EFT Services) provider has been recognized as the winner in “venture capital-backed IT company category award 2012” by VCCircle in its debut edition held in New Delhi. The venture capital (VC)-backed company of the year award is given to a player that has not only shown tremendous…
Jet Airways’ JetPrivilege announced four new opportunities to earn JPMiles for its members with the addition of four new brand partners in the ever expanding retail, hotel and telecom categories. In the Retail category, Jet Airways has announced a partnership with The Bombay Store, a contemporary lifestyle store specialises in Indian artifacts & gifts and home products. It has also partnered with Helios – The Watch Store while in the Hotel category it partnered with Lemon Tree Hotels. Jet Airways’ “JetPrivilege” fourth telecom partner is Clay Telecom, a market leader in mobile communications, providing premier wireless services, International Postpaid & Prepaid SIM cards, Data Services & Global E-mail Services to travelers.