Montreal-based SmartCard Marketing Systems has signed a letter of understanding to deploy Vieway’s Dynamic Currency Conversion DCC) payment switching services for banks & telco acquirers with ATM, POS & e-commerce gateway solutions.
Citi, American Airlines and MasterCard partnered to deliver a special performance by Grammy and Emmy Award-winner Justin Timberlake for their cardmembers. Timberlake will bring cardmembers a truly priceless experience through the Citi® / AAdvantage® & MasterCard Priceless Access with a Justin Timberlake™ performance that is reflective of the exclusivity, benefits and access cardmembers are provided. Cardmembers also have an opportunity to enter a social sweepstakes by using #PricelessAccess for a chance to win a flyaway package to attend the NYC show. Click here for the rules and how to enter. In addition, beginning today, Citi® / AAdvantage® members can visit www.aadvantageauction.com to bid on a flyaway package to the event using miles. The Citi® / AAdvantage® MasterCard also provides cardmembers special access to over 10,000 events annually through Citi Private Pass.
The Citi® Executive® / AAdvantage World Elite MasterCard now comes with American Airlines Admirals Club with membership to nearly 40 clubs in major airports worldwide. It includes access to all 18 US Airways Clubs. To receive complimentary One-Day Passes, travelers must meet with the Citi ambassador and show their credit card that previously enabled access to the Lounge. For details about this limited time complimentary access promotion, visit citi.com/opendoors. The lounge offers members such benefits as complimentary beverages, light snacks, Wi-Fi access, personal travel assistance with reservations and more. Additional information on the Admirals Club lounges can be found at aa.com/admiralsclub .
The Citi Executive / AAdvantage World Elite MasterCard is now the only credit card that comes with American Airlines Admirals Club® membership to nearly 40 clubs in major airports worldwide, and now includes access to all 18 US Airways Clubs. In celebration of this exclusive relationship, during the month of April, Citi will offer complimentary One-Day Passes to any domestic U.S. based Admirals Club lounge or US Airways Club to travelers whose credit cards no longer provide complimentary access.
Justin Timberlake has teamed up with MasterCard as part of a two-year relationship focused on brand collaboration and the delivery of truly unforgettable fan experiences for MasterCard cardholders and Justin Timberlake fans worldwide. Timberlake and MasterCard are offering cardholders a priceless experience that will reflect the exclusivity, collaboration and access the partnership will provide — the MasterCard Priceless Premieres presents Justin Timberlake performance. The special event available only to MasterCard cardholders will take place at the Roseland Ballroom in New York City on May 5. Consumers registered on Priceless New York will be the first to know when tickets are available for the show. The collaboration and partnership between Timberlake and MasterCard will translate to exclusive access to co-created content, events and experiences as well as consumer engagement opportunities.
PULSE debit/ATM network saw strong growth in 2011, adding 129 direct financial institution participants to its network. The number of ATMs nationwide that accept PULSE grew in the last fiscal year to more than 380,000 from 350,000 in 2010. Consequently, total transaction volume on the network grew significantly in 2011, totaling more than 3.8 billion transactions, 16% up on the year ago period. Total dollar volume grew to $140 billion, 19% over the year ago period. The network also saw successful migration of the network’s debit processing and development platforms to state-of-the-art HP NonStop Blade server technology; expansion of Internet PIN debit to include recurring payments and subscription-based bill payments; enhancements to the DebitProtect® fraud mitigation system; and the launch of DebitSavvy.org, a website designed to engage consumers and explore all facets of debit card use.
MoneyPass network of surcharge-free ATMs added “PIN POS” capabilities to its list of offering for financial institution clients. Already offering access to a broader network of 22,000 nationwide surcharge-free ATMs, MoneyPass now provides cards that have a “PIN POS” network affiliation. Financial institutions that use Elan Financial Services for their debit processing, can now choose to participate in MoneyPass “PIN POS” service, MoneyPass surcharge-free ATM service or both. MoneyPass “PIN POS” offers financial institutions a low cost, low-commitment stream of revenue.
Euronet Germany of Euronet Worldwide won contracts with R3 Group and International Currency Exchange for the placement of more than 50 ATMs. Each ATM placement contract is 3-5 years in duration and includes 2-5 years of exclusivity for the provision of actual ATM devices, operations and management services. The new, state-of-the-art ATMs will be Euronet owned and operated, and will be equipped with fully loaded functionality to allow for a full range of value-added service products which provide additional value to Euronet customers.
PULSE debit/ATM network forged a long-term POS and ATM acceptance agreement with NETS electronic funds transfer services company. With this, NetWorks’ 285 member institutions will be able to utilize PULSE for PIN debit transactions at POS locations nationwide. It will also be able to expand ATM acceptance to its members through PULSE’s more than 380,000 U.S. ATMs. More than 1,400 NetWorks ATMs in a 10-state area in the Midwest also will be enabled to accept PULSE(R), Discover(R) and Diners Club International(R) cards.
Cashzone independent ATM provider will retain and add to the ATMs it operates at the First Motorways sites newly acquired by Roadchef Motorway Service Area (MSA) operators. Roadchef’s acquisition of First Motorways in August added the Magor MSA, at junction 23A of the M4, and the Symonds Yat trunk road site on the A40 to its portfolio of sites, increasing its motorway service area estate to 20 locations across the UK.
E-Debit Global Corporation has entered into a signed memorandum of understanding to expand its national ATM and POS independent sales organizations (ISO) network. E-Debit Global Corporation (WSHE) is a financial holding company in Canada at the forefront of debit, credit and online computer banking. Currently, the Company has established a strong presence in the privately owned Canadian banking sector including Automated Banking Machines (ABM), Point of Sale Machines (POS), Online Computer Banking (OCB) and E-Commerce Transaction security and payment.
U.S. Bank and SkoreIt! Internet penny auction have introduced their co-branded “SkoreIt! U.S. Bank Visa Gift Card” for SkoreIt website members. Serviced and fulfilled by U.S. Bank, the “SkoreIt! U.S. Bank Visa Gift Card” is welcomed everywhere Visa debit cards are accepted in the United States. Gift cards in denominations ranging from $25 to $500 are available for bidding and are personalized with either the bidder’s name or “A Gift for You” if the card is intended to be a gift. The dollar amount can also be embossed on the card.