Moneris Solutions and UnionPay have inked a deal enabling Moneris merchants to offer UnionPay card acceptance to UnionPay cardholders in Canada for traveling, study, living and business.
eBay continues to rejigger the upstair suits as it prepares for the separation of eBay and PayPal into independent publicly traded companies in the second half of 2015.
Morpho (Safran) announced that it will be the EMV* card supplier to Metrobank Card Corporation (MCC), one of the largest credit card issuers in the Philippines. Morpho will deliver nearly half a million EMV MasterCard- and VISA-branded credit cards to MCC. Morpho will provide the contact modules for its highly secure, global platform-compliant EMV product with a Java operating system, JMV Pro. The solution enables card issuers such as MCC to migrate their magnetic stripe cards to the more secure EMV chip card.
TSYS announced its director of business development for Commercial Card Services, has been chosen to participate in Commercial Payments International’s “The North American Middle Market Conference 2012,” on November 8, 2012. The theme of the one-day event is “Seize the Massive Opportunity.” He will present in a session entitled, “AP Automation in the Middle Market: Exploring Challenges and Opportunities,” discussing best practices for increasing your commercial card volume without increasing your exposure to risk, and structuring your e-payables program to maximize revenues in a competitive environment.
The National ATM Council wrote to U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), asking for their support of Senate Bill 3394, to eliminate the present duplicative and ineffectual requirement for exterior fee notice posting on ATMs. This request follows NAC’s ongoing initiatives in Washington to have this harmful requirement eliminated by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the Congress. NAC has previously filed comments and reply comments with the CFPB, and has actively lobbied key members of Congress to end the current fee sticker law requirement.
A one-stop source to access reservations at top restaurants, first-class shopping experiences and sporting events tickets is now available through MasterCard Priceless Chicago. The Priceless Cities program is designed to bring consumers closer to their passions through exclusive experiences and privileged access throughout the Chicagoland area. The Priceless Cities program has also been extended to London, Toronto and Beijing to give cardholders new ways to discover some of the world’s global destinations. The priceless experiences to MasterCard cardholders include opportunities to have lunch with a current Chicago Cubs player or participate in pre-game batting practice activities; Gilt City offers for coveted Chicago culinary experiences including a prefix vault dinner for two at The Bedford and a special Omakase 10-course chef’s dinner for six with sake and wine pairings at Arami; and unique access to the annual Magnificent Mile Shopping Festival presented by MasterCard.
American Express, VEVO and YouTube announced Jack White and Oscar Gary Oldman have been selected to kick-off the third year in its popular livestream music series, “American Express Unstaged.” White’s performance, from iconic Webster Hall on Friday, April 27 will be directed by Oldman and livestreamed at www.youtube.com/JackWhiteVEVO and on mobile devices via VEVO and YouTube apps for iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Android. This will be the eighth installment within the “American Express Unstaged” music series, which brings some of the world’s biggest music acts closer to fans through the distinctive lens of celebrated filmmakers. American Express Cardmembers and music enthusiasts can find pre-show digital features and one-of-a-kind content that further blur the line between an at-home and in-concert experience at www.YouTube.com/JackWhiteVEVO, including the exclusive “American Express Unstaged” trailer.
New research from Parks Associates finds over 50% of U.S. broadband households want the ability to scan barcodes for product price and promotional information on their next mobile phone. The international market research firm’s new whitepaper “Mobile Payment”Stepping into Uncharted Territory,” released ahead of this week’s GSMA Mobile World Congress, reports 37% of U.S. mobile…
Six credit unions recently signed new contracts for single-sourced, comprehensive processing services with Vantiv integrated payment processors. Vantiv will provide ATM and debit card transaction processing, ATM driving, card production and network gateway access, in addition to strategic consultation and guidance to credit unions helping them to acquire and retain members, build loyalty and increase revenue while creating payment efficiencies.
DATAMATX, a full-service provider of printed and electronic billing solutions has validated compliance with the highest requirements achievable by a service provider for securing customer data based on requirements set forth in the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard v2.0. Full compliance was awarded as the result of onsite assessments and extensive testing performed by an independent certified PCI Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) working under the established PCI DSS requirement standards.
Frog online learning platforms to schools and sQuid electronic payments network partnered to create and integrate a sQuid widget with the Frog learning platform. This lets parents view their child’s current sQuid account balance and to access their child’s sQuid account directly from their school’s Frog learning platform. This direct link to their sQuid account enables parents to top up their child’s account for cashless catering and school trip payments in the usual way, providing a seamless online customer journey for parents from Frog.
Open Solutions integrated enabling technologies for financial service providers has expanded its core platform with twelve financial institutions. This was namely with its “DNAappstore” online marketplace to advance global collaboration and innovation for the financial services industry and “DNAcreator” suite of tools for creating seamlessly integrated core applications. This lets Open Solutions clients, partners and independent third-party developers to build and share applications called DNAapps that extend the functionality of Open’s DNA core platform in new and unlimited ways.