FL-based ZipLine, a provider of mobile and card-based merchant branded payment (ACH) solutions, recently gained industry accolades for its cutting-edge mobile payments technology. ZipLine’s ‘mPay’ mobile solutions platform is a low-cost payment program built on the existing architecture used for merchant branded debit cards.
A new white suggests digital technologies are providing alternative customer access channels, which means that the branch – the oldest delivery channel – must evolve and transform if it is to remain a core component of the banking mix.
Even as real-time payments systems are proliferating around the globe, real time can mean many different things with vastly different implications to users of the system. The paper provides clarity on what a real-time payment is by exploring what real time means, outlining the challenges to implementing real time, and identifying major use cases and user impact.
CardWeb.com’s CardData database of Company Profiles today features MagTek.
NCR Corporation announced that Gibraltar International Bank has chosen NCR and local channel partner BSG Computer Systems to deliver the latest NCR intelligent deposit ATMs and NCR software solutions. The NCR solutions are expected to increase transactions through the more convenient ATM channel, available 24/7 in a range of locations in Gibraltar. This transition will improve customer experience by freeing bank staff to interact with customers on other high-value banking services.
A recent survey found global financial services industry executives are increasingly required to do more instant decision making. Three out of four respondents said they process immediate payments of one kind or another, and this number will grow as projects underway in countries such as Australia are implemented and planning progresses within Europe’s SEPA framework and the U.S. Federal Reserve.
Barclaycard US is going all out to capture the Super Bowl fever with its NFL Extra Points Visa credit card. The exclusive card is offering free Super Bowl tickets and access to NFL experiences.
The ShopRunner and Alibaba joint venture is underway this week. The JV enables the shipping of U.S. e-commerce orders directly to China. ShopRunner has also added Eddie Bauer, Bergdorf Goodman, Narciso Rodriguez, Neiman Marcus Last Call, and The Limited to its roster of retail partners.
VASCO Data Security authentication, electronic signatures, and identity management announced two new DIGIPAS Authenticators with Bluetooth capabilities. The DIGIPASS875 is a smart card reader solution, and the DIGIPASS GO215 is a compact, one-button device offering powerful, portable and flexible two-factor authentication and digital signing.
Brussels-based Clear2Pay is being gobbled up by payments giant FIS. FIS says many institutions are struggling to adapt to the evolving global payments landscape and this acquisition will be helpful.
NCR hires a heavy hitter for its Retail Solutions Division. Michael Bayer comes with credentials from Avaya EMEA, Motorola, Symbol Technologies and Cisco. Bayer will report to NCR Chairman and CEO Bill Nuti.
At the opening of EBADay 2014, Clear2Pay payment solutions announced it has enhanced its solutions portfolio for the Open Payment Framework in accordance with full support for the ISO 20022 standards. Clear2Pay launches a SIC4 solution connecting banks operating in Switzerland to the Swiss RTGS system. At the same time Clear2Pay’s Open Payment Framework enables current and future customers to migrate to modern XML-based payment messaging for EURO1 and TARGET2 within the Eurozone. Designed for banks connecting to the Swiss RTGS system, the SIC enabled Domestic Payments module offers full support for SIC4 electronic transaction processing. Clear2Pay’s OPF SIC solution provides comprehensive cover for all SIC4 requirements in an easily deployed solution, enabling regulatory compliance ahead of target deadline in a cost efficient manner.