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 CardExecs da tabase of card industry movers and shakers today features Donna Bland, Chief Executive Officer and President of The Golden 1 Credit Union. Golden 1 Credit Union is California’s leading financial cooperative, and the sixth largest credit union in the U.S. with more than $8 billion in assets and over 600,000 members.
Elan Financial Services added to the panel of credit union leaders who regularly meet to share with Elan their insights into the credit union industry. These include Donna Alley Myers, Vice President, Consumer & Indirect Lending at Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union based in Tennessee; Allan Stevens, Vice President of Lending at Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union based in Pennsylvania and Leslie Bumgarner, CEO at Telhio Credit Union based in Ohio. Elan Financial Services serves 300 credit unions with best-in-class credit card products and rewards that meet the unique needs of every customer. Elan’s end-to-end solution also includes card servicing and marketing as well as branch support.
MasterCard has been recognized as a top corporate leader for diversity by DiversityInc, having jumped 10 spots to fifth place of top 50 companies. MasterCard puts a premium on nurturing an inclusive culture where employees with wide-ranging backgrounds and qualities are highly motivated, engaged and connected. The company’s culture is built on the fundamental belief that by bringing together people with a variety of strengths, skills and experiences, it will be best able to meet the unique payment needs of those they serve. The survey in its 14th year ranks based on CEO Commitment; Human Capital; Corporate and Organizational Communications; and Supplier Diversity.
Payment Alliance International (PAI) electronic payment processing solutions announced Donna Embry, SVP, strategic development, was named the Most Influential Women in Payments by PaymentsSource. Having held executive product, marketing and operations positions with major industry players such as Citizens Fidelity Bank (now PNC Bank) and Vital Processing Services (now TSYS Acquiring Solutions), Embry has led the development, roll-out and enhancement of the entire suite of PAI products and services, and is a mentor to her staff and peers. In October of last year, Embry was elected president of the Midwest Acquirers Association (MWAA) and continues to foster changes throughout the entire industry as she serves in the top leadership role for the regional association.
Fiserv financial services technology solutions has integrated its “Popmoney” P2P payments service on the “Mobiliti” mbanking and payments platform. This allows P2P payments initiated directly from a user’s mobile banking account, enhancing the functionality of mobile banking by enabling consumers to pay people they know or owe using their email address or mobile phone number. Consumers can also manage incoming payments and review their transaction history. Popmoney is now readily available within the Mobiliti mobile banking user interface, making it easy for users to manage their mobile banking and payments activity from a central hub. With mobile banking adoption surging and consumers beginning to utilize the service in more sophisticated ways, it has become increasingly important for financial institutions to deliver a unified set of mobile banking and payments options. The Popmoney service is integrated into the CheckFree® RXP® electronic billing and payment solution and the Corillian Online® and Virtual Branch® online banking solutions from Fiserv and is available as a standalone service.
American Express launched its social commerce solution, implementing Twitter #hashtags as purchasing tools in a unique and seamless way. Now Cardmembers who sync their eligible Cards at sync.americanexpress.com/twitter and tweet special #hashtags can buy American Express Gift Cards and products from Amazon, Sony, Urban Zen and Xbox 360 through its own “Card Sync” technology. The “Card Sync” solution first launched on Twitter to deliver couponless savings to Cardmembers who tweet special offer #hashtags from merchants. The $25 American Express Gift Card can be purchased using a synced American Express Card for $15 by tweeting #BuyAmexGiftCard25 (quantities limited, offer expires 3/3/13, limit one per Cardmember). Meanwhile, Cardmembers can sync their eligible Cards with Twitter to purchase products and access content, offers and more.
Datacard Group secure ID and card personalization is set to present at the 20th annual ATM, Debit and Prepaid Forum October 22-25. Titled “Maximizing Card Program Performance While Minimizing Costs,” there will be a co-presentation given by Alyssa Arredondo, senior marketing manager for Datacard Group; and Donna McVea, card issuance coordinator for First National Bank of Omaha. Datacard Group will also be exhibiting at the show its patented “CardWizard” issuance software and associated hardware.
Datacard Group, secure ID and card personalization solutions will be presenting at the 20th annual ATM, Debit and Prepaid Forum taking place on October 22-25. Titled “Maximizing Card Program Performance While Minimizing Costs.” Here Datacard Group will also be exhibiting, showcasing its “CardWizard” issuance software and associated hardware.
OAISYS published its “Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI-DSS) Guide for Contact Center Managers,” in conjunction with DMG Consulting LLC. It offers an overview of PCI policies governing financial transactions using credit and debit cards around the world, how it applies to contact centers and the “dos” and “don’ts” of data storage. The white paper ultimately offers an introduction to PCI-DSS; its legal force and status; and standards for protecting cardholder data.
The HELPcard private credit card label has seen faster, more effective collection recovery after having deployed the debt collection solution from Latitude Software Interactive Intelligence. The HELPcard also has seen improvements from Latitude software suite’s online, real-time credit card payment and post-dated check interfaces.
American Express announced an exclusive roster of experiences available for Cardmembers during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week and MADE, providing access to a wide variety of runway collections and fashion events. With this, Cardmembers can visit americanexpress.com/entertainment and purchase VIP packages to experience the excitement of the Spring/Summer 2012 Collections. American Express is proud to partner this season with iconic fashion designer Donna Karan to debut the DKNY 2012 Resort Collection exclusively for American Express Cardmembers. American Express will contribute a portion of the proceeds to the Urban Zen Foundation. American Express Cardmembers also have the opportunity to purchase exclusive packages to preview select Spring/Summer 2012 collections showing downtown with MADE.