The NFC Forum announced new Associate, Implementer, and Non-Profit members from around the world. Representing industries as diverse as automotive electronics, digital imaging, microelectronics, and asset management, the 19 new members include organizations based in Austria, Belarus, China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and the United States.
CardWeb.com’s CardData database of Company Profiles today features Cognitec Systems.
CardWeb.com’s CardExecs database of payments industry movers and shakers today features Eckard Heidloff, President & CEO of Wincor Nixdorf
CardWeb.com’s CardData database of Company Profiles today features Denmark’s Cryptomathic.
Yapital enlarges its partner network with payment service providers Ingenico Payment Services, Heidelberger Payment GmbH (heidelpay) and ConCardis.
CardWeb.com’s CardData database of Company Profiles today features Wirecard.
CardWeb.com’s CardExecs database of payments industry movers and shakers today features Dr. Markus Braun, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Technology Officer of Wirecard AG.
State Bank, a government-run bank in Mongolia, has inked an agreement to issue JCB-branded debit cards. State Bank plans to launch debit card issuing in the spring of 2015.
Phnom Penh-based ACLEDA Bank has inked a License Agreement with JCBI to issue a JCB card. As part of the agreement ACLEDA and JCBI will establish a basis framework for further collaboration and cooperation and offer high-quality payment, travel, and entertainment services to merchants and cardholders.
Paysafecard.com now offers a prepaid MasterCard that provides paysafecard customers with an even greater range and choice of where they can pay. The card is topped up with paysafecard credit to offer both the advantages of a prepaid system combined with the strength of a credit card accepted worldwide. This innovative product is now available to all customers for paying both online and offline at millions of shops. Thanks to paysafecard, even those without a bank account now have access to a credit card. paysafecard MasterCard is only topped up with paysafecard, which is available at local sales outlets such as petrol stations and newsagents. paysafecard MasterCard is then available as a physical card topped up with this amount and ready to use everywhere in the world MasterCard is accepted: This includes shops, hotels and restaurants, as well as online vendors. Plus, it can be used to make cash withdrawals from any ATM. paysafecard MasterCard can be topped up with paysafecard at any time.
JCB continues to expand in Europe signing a Netherlands deal with EMS. The Netherlands is a strategically important country for JCBI as this is a major destination market for European JCB card members. JCBI has been doing business in Europe for 32 years.
Iris Analytics GmbH Promoted its Managing Director to Chairman. Hanns-Michael Hepp will oversee the prevention and control of electronic payment fraud in his new role. He helped established IRIS Analytics GmbH in 2007. Hepp also helped develop IRIS. His first significant involvement in the German banking industry was to establish credit cards as a mass market product in Germany. During his tenure as Head of Banking Sales at GZS Gesellschaft für Zahlungssysteme mbH, the niche product consisting of 230,000 cards issued in 1984 to 4 million cards in 1993, making MasterCard the dominant credit card in Germany. Hepp has published several scientific papers on fraud prevention and risk control, and pioneered the practical use of artificial intelligence techniques to fight payment fraud in real-time. He previously served on the MasterCard International Security Committee between 1993 and 1997.