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TSYS has ankled Patricia A. Watson, a 17-year veteran of the financial services industry, as senior executive vice president and chief information officer (CIO) effective September 14.
Nautilus Hyosung America (Hyosung), the #1 provider of ATMs in the United States and market leader in Branch Transformation solutions, has teamed with Elan Financial Services (Elan) to provide banks and their customers with a consumer-focused, innovative ATM experience.
The Panini Board of Directors is pleased to announce Michael Pratt has been appointed Chief Executive Officer for Panini and will lead the company’s global operations and continued growth. Michael is an accomplished and widely recognized industry executive with extensive market experience and an impressive career track record of superior results. Michael joined Panini in July 2007 as Director of Marketing for Panini North America. He was promoted to global Chief Marketing Officer in March 2009, playing a strategic and central role in the expansion and diversification of the company. Prior to joining Panini, Michael served in successful senior executive roles with Standard Register, AT&T, and NCR. He earned a B.S. in Marketing from the University of Dayton and an MBA from Miami University.
Elan Financial Services (Elan) agent card issuer has partnered with Dayton Firefighters Federal Credit Union to offer its 4,000 members a credit card program. Now Dayton Firefighters Credit Union cardholders benefit from a variety of credit card products with rewards options, such as a full one percent cash back, merchandise, gift certificates, as well as great travel selections. Elan Financial Services is dedicated to serving financial institutions with best in class credit card products and rewards that meet the unique needs of every customer.
Jeff Weikert has joined RewardsNOW turnkey loyalty programsmanagement team as Vice President of Sales, bringing to the role over 30 years’ experience in the financial services industry in a variety of executive roles. He was most recently Executive VP, Business Development at Verient. He also served as Senior VP and GM of the bill payment business unit at CheckFree, responsible for managing the business unit’s overall efforts, including sales, account management, product management, marketing and business policy serving top financial institutions in the US. He holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Dayton (Ohio) and a Masters in Business Administration from Georgia State University.
Tim Munto has joined TSYS Acquiring Solutions as Group Executive, Sales and Client Relations. Bringing with him more than two decades of experience in the payments industry, Munto served as Bank of America Merchant Servicesâ Sales Executive and gained extensive sales experience in the financial services industry with National Processing Company (NPC), eFunds Corporation and Bank One. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Wright State University and masterâs in business administration from the University of Dayton. TSYS outsourced payment services provides issuer- and acquirer-processing technologies that support consumer-finance, credit, debit, healthcare, loyalty and prepaid services for financial institutions and retail companies.
NCR is moving its headquarters from Ohio to Georgia to establish a single innovation hub and the expansion of manufacturing facilities. Approximately 1,250 additional jobs will be created at NCR’s existing facility in Duluth, GA and 870 jobs will be created at a new Columbus, GA site. The Duluth facility will centralize business strategy, technology development and support functions into a single U.S. campus from several offices, including NCR’s current OH worldwide headquarters. NCR’s operations in Dayton, OH will continue to include its data center and support for local customers. The new Columbus site will be used to manufacture advanced ATMs. NCR is to begin recruiting immediately for its manufacturing plant. The City of Columbus will use stimulus funding, provided by the Economic Development Authority, to purchase the building for the plant, which will be leased back by NCR. The headquarters centralization will begin in July.
NCR is moving its headquarters from Ohio to Georgia to establish a single innovation hub and the expansion of manufacturing facilities.
Approximately 1,250 additional jobs will be created at NCRâs existing
facility in Duluth, GA and 870 jobs will be created at a new Columbus, GA site. The Duluth facility will centralize business strategy, technology development and support functions into a single U.S. campus from several offices, including NCRâs current OH worldwide headquarters.
NCRâs operations in Dayton, OH will continue to include its data center and support for local customers. The new Columbus site will be used to manufacture advanced ATMs. NCR is to begin recruiting immediately for its manufacturing plant. The City of Columbus will use stimulus funding, provided by the Economic Development Authority, to purchase the building for the plant, which will be leased back by NCR. The headquarters centralization will begin in July.
NCR has completed the market building phase of the the 2ST thermal print
technology IP licensing program.
Companies that enter into a 2ST printer IP
license by December 1, 2009 will receive more favorable terms. After
2ST printer IP licenses will be offered on significantly higher terms,
if they are offered at all. New 2009 2ST printer installations
are on track to more than double the current installed base. In
addition, new products and applications are being developed for
two-sided thermal printing including 2ST label printers, which allow
businesses to maximize the real estate on their shipping labels and
reduce the number of shipping documents that need to be printed.
One of New Zealand’s largest financial
institutions, BNZ will deploy NCR
SelfServ ATMs equipped with combined dual-roll two-sided thermal
printing technology. 2ST is patented NCR technology that enables
businesses to print on both
sides of a thermal paper receipt, reducing paper consumption by as much
as 45 percent. With the increased printing space available on 2ST
receipts, BNZ will be
able to improve its one-to-one customer marketing, communicating with
existing and prospective customers with additional offerings from the
bank. The NCR SelfServ family offers
bill payments and no-envelope intelligent cash and check deposits,
PCI-compliant encrypting PIN pads and unique malware
protection from Solidcore for APTRAÃ¢ÂÂ¢. NCR SelfServ also is the only ATM
family to feature protected USB technology, which allows financial
institutions to add new features to the ATMs quickly without
compromising the security of the ATM. NCR SelfServ ATMs feature
“self-healing” capabilities that automatically
recover from soft failures without intervention, reducing recovery time
from three to four hours to just ten to 15 minutes. BNZ will deploy 2ST
on more than three dozen NCR SelfServ ATMs,
including the SelfServ 22, SelfServ 25 and SelfServ 34.
NCR’s “Aptra Passport” is now integrated with Mitek’s
“ImageNet Mobile Deposit” software for check deposits with data-enabled mobile phones.
The new “NCR APTRA Mobile Passport” solution compliments the APTRA
Commercial Passport, remote deposit capture software that allows
deposits using check scanners from their businesses directly to the
financial institution or via online banking web site.
The software enables customers to deposit checks by using
their mobile phone’s camera as a scanner, capturing an image of both
sides of the check and transmitting those images to their financial
institution for deposit.
In addition to integrating mobile deposit functionality to APTRA
Commercial Passport, NCR will also offer ImageNet Mobile Deposit as a
Software as a Service (SaaS) within the APTRA Passport Validation