Datacard Group has added new features to its “Maxsys” card issuance system. Datacard has integrated a host of intelligent features into the supply products for the “Maxsys” system. Major enhancements have also been made to the user interface of the “Maxsys” system to ensure that the system integrates easily into card issuance operations without burdening operators with a significant learning curve or training. In addition to the easy-to-use interface, all screens and error messages are now available in a variety of languages including English, French, German and Japanese with additional languages to follow.
Datacard Group has added new features to its “Maxsys” card issuance system. Datacard has integrated a host of intelligent features into the supply products for the “Maxsys” system. Major enhancements have also been made to the user interface of the “Maxsys” system to ensure that the system integrates easily into card issuance operations without burdening operators with a significant learning curve or
training. In addition to the easy-to-use interface, all screens and error messages are now available in a variety of languages including English, French, German, and Japanese with additional languages to follow.
HSBC – North America has renewed its private label credit card contract with Oreck Corporation. The new contract will extend a nine-year relationship between HSBC Retail Services and Oreck. HSBC North America’s retail services business enables Oreck telesales and retail store channels to benefit from their strong operational and marketing capabilities. Special financing options including equal monthly payments or no interest financing will be beneficial to Oreck customers. Oreck products are designed to make cleaning easier, healthier, and smarter. HSBC Retail Services is a leader in issuing private label (merchant branded) credit cards in the U.S. HSBC-North America includes all of HSBC’s U.S. and Canadian businesses and has almost $300 billion in assets.
Alliance & Leicester Commercial Bank has selected S1 Corporation to deploy its next-generation commercial e-banking solution. The S1 Corporate Banking solution will enable Alliance & Leicester to
replace its multiple existing applications with a single, best-of-breed
solution for all its corporate and small to mid-sized commercial
customers. S1 Corporate Banking also offers an integrated service that
will grow with the bank as it offers more online services and as the
adoption of e-banking continues to grow strongly in the U.K. Alliance & Leicester Commercial Bank has $91 billion in assets and 250,000 business and corporate customers.
Atlanta-based PRE Solutions powers Pilot Travel Centers’ Wi-Fi prepaid product. Pilot Travel Center reached an agreement with Truckstop.net to deploy Truckstop.net’s Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) network at all of its locations. The product would provide service through a broad range of universal wireless Internet access points. PRE Solutions customized a product transaction system that allowed Pilot to sell PINs through their POS terminals and other prepaid products. The new Truckstop.net products were added to the terminal’s menu, which provided an easy selling process for Pilot store clerks. PRE Solutions, Inc. is a chief provider of prepaid transaction processing solutions intended to provide retailers with opportunities for revenue in prepaid products and other services. Pilot Travel Centers, LLC, is the largest interstate travel center operation in the U.S. It operates 260 travel centers in 37 states and employs 14,000 people.
Best Western reported that sales for its pre-paid gift card will likely exceed $6 million by the end of the year. The card, launched in December 2002, has more than 80,000 cardholders. Best Western says the “Best Western Travel Card” has also guaranteed an increased market share for many of its hotels, who have sold more than $300,000 worth of product to their guests through September while earning 10% commission for their efforts. In May, Best Western unveiled the “Travel Card” to the corporate incentive marketplace. The card is accepted universally at 4,100 Best Western hotels in 80 countries. (CF Library 12/4/02)
Digital Insight has launched “Bill Payment and Presentment by Metavante”. Bill Payment and Presentment enables end users to receive, view, manage, and pay their bills from their financial institution’s Internet Banking site. Customers log on to Internet Banking, select “my bills,” and a summary of incoming bills will appear. Metavante’s Bill Payment and Presentment includes features such as comprehensive bill management, email notifications, bill publishing, and smart bills technology. Metavante Corporation serves financial services firms and businesses around the world by delivering banking and payment technologies. Digital Insight(R) Corporation is the chief online banking provider for financial institutions.
Moneris Solutions has launched a new gift card program for independent Canadian merchants. Customized with the company name or logo, gift cards allow businesses to expand revenue, attract new customers, and build brand awareness. With Moneris gift cards, customers decide on the value they wish to load on to the card, from $1 to $250, according to CardFlash International. According to a recent report by the J.C. Williams Group, the gift card market in Canada is set to grow by 55% by 2006.
Moneris Solutions has launched a new gift card program for independent Canadian merchants. Customized with the company name or logo, gift cards allow businesses to expand revenue, attract new customers and build brand awareness. With Moneris gift cards, customers decide on the value they wish to load on to the card, from $1 to $250.
According to a recent report by the J.C. Williams Group, the
gift card market in Canada is set to grow by 55% by 2006.
NYC-based Digital Transaction Machines has introduced an ATM-like vending device, “E2Go,” that delivers music, ring tones, photo printing, DVDs, games, and other types of digital entertainment. E2Go machines provide retail stores with an entertainment device that will ultimately change the way consumers purchase entertainment. Customers can download ring tones, music, cd’s, and print digital pictures using a touch screen. E2Go accepts cash, credit, and debit cards. It will soon offer DVD’s, games, tickets, and other products. Digital Transaction Machines is a media and promotions company that has a successful background with music, communications, and digital media industries.
Advanta has launched a promotion with j2 Global Communications, offering its business credit cardholders a special six-month promotion on j2 Global’s premium fax-to-email service. Dennis Alter, chairman and CEO of Advanta says that the alliance will help small business owners access competitive technology and manage resources at the same time. The alliance with j2 Global provides Advanta’s customers with discounts on messaging services to help their young companies become successful. Benefits of the promotion include six months of discounted pricing for eFax Plus service, a local eFax Plus number, and a more convenient and less expensive method of faxing. j2 Global Communications, Inc. offers various solutions including faxing, voicemail, and document management solutions, Web-initiated conference calling, and unified-messaging and communications services. Advanta provides funding and support through innovative products and services to small businesses nationwide. It is one of the nation’s largest issuer of MasterCard business credit cards.
San Francisco-based SVC Financial Services, which acquired Pocketpass.com in 2003, said it will complete its SEC filings by mid-October aiming to become a major provider of secure digital rights management and transaction management.