In Other News: PYMNTS (awards); ELAVON (ariane); EMAZZANTI (ranking); and AMEX (LGBTQ). PYMNTS – The winners of the 2016 PYMNTS/Alexa Challenge include Visa and USAA. There were 12 teams and 14 companies in a five-week competition to use Alexa and her voice-activated technology to reimagine how consumers interact with their payments and financial services solutions…
In Other Payment News: VISA (campaign); VISUALANT (funding); BANKRATE (acquisition); and ELAVON (canada). VISA – Visa launched its most ambitious integrated global Olympic Games campaign in the company’s history. Marking a bold new direction in Visa’s marketing and communications, the “Carpool” campaign will run globally across all media channels from digital to broadcast as an…
APRIVA – Apriva has completed EMV certification with Global Payments for Ingenico’s Telium2 terminals connecting through the Apriva Gateway. This full-featured certification includes the wireless iWL220 and iWL250, as well as the iCT220 and iCT250 countertop models. The certification spans all major card brands, including Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and U.S. Debit cards, and…
CardFlash News Briefs: TSYS – (Atlanticus); MAGICPAY (Nova); SHIFT4 (Chase); and USBSI (awards).
NY-based CardFlight, a specialist in mobile point of sale (POS) technology, has corralled $4.2 million in Series A funding. The financing will enable CardFlight to continue to grow its engineering team and accelerate the rollout of their EMV-approved mobile payment acceptance solutions in the U.S.
U.S. Bank’s Elavon reports it will be the provider-of-choice for EMV, Point-to-Point Encryption (P2PE) and tokenization technology for athenahealth, a provider of cloud-based services and mobile applications for medical groups and health systems.
FL-based System Innovators has extended its relationship with Elavon to offer clients a fully certified EMV solution that will help mitigate our clients’ risk of card present fraud losses.
At the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting closing plenary, Tata Communications and MasterCard announced a CGI Commitment to Action to financially empower 25,000 women in the developing world, part of a larger vision to ultimately reach 100 million women.
U.S. Bank and Elavon announced the availability of Samsung Pay to offer more payment choices and convenience to their customers.
Consumers and small businesses with U.S. Bank Visa credit and debit cards may now load their cards onto eligible Samsung mobile devices and pay using Samsung Pay.
Atlanta-based Payscape has formed its first Board of Directors consisting of co-founders, Adam Bloomston and Jeremy Wing, along with Jon Ziglar, CEO at Parkmobile, LLC, Dan Speight, Vice Chairman and COO at State Bank & Trust Company and Steve Kane, Senior Executive & General Counsel at Sterling Payment Technologies.
U.S. Bank’s Elavon and Costco have agreed to extend their relationship to offer payment processing solutions to Costco’s array of small to mid-size business customers.
Shift4 is delivering EMV functionality to Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) and connecting them to numerous U.S. processors. EMV capability for ISVs through Shift4 comes in advance of the October U.S. EMV liability shift, and saves ISVs significant time and money in pursuing their own direct certifications with processors.