RewardsNOW To Provide Loyalty and Merchant Funded Rewards Program

RewardsNOW loyalty programs for financial institutions announced Data Center (DCI) has partnered to provide loyalty and merchant funded rewards program services to its financial institution clients. DCI provides core processing software and related technologies for hundreds of community banks nationwide. RewardsNOW will provide DCI’s community bank clients with a fully comprehensive, enterprise-wide loyalty program consisting of a customized program website and access to RewardsNOW’s merchant funded rewards platform, including its local merchant funded shopping program, Shop Main Street; a merchant discount coupon program; and an integrated mobile application.

Fiserv Announces Latest Account Processing Client

Fiserv announced UMassFive College Federal Credit Union selected the Portico account processing platform and other integrated banking solutions. The credit union has expanded its relationship with Fiserv to offer banking via mobile devices with Mobiliti and Mobiliti: Tablet. In addition to Portico, UMassFive currently utilizes Virtual Branch® for online banking and bill payment, Card Services Debit Processing and Prologue™ General Ledger. The “Portico” provides an advanced technology in a cost-effective ASP environment that’s ideal for a wide range of credit unions. Tight integration between Portico and Mobiliti and Mobiliti: Tablet allows for a compelling interface and experience that helps to drive increased member loyalty across both the mobile and tablet channels.

Ingenico Deploys e-charity box at Italian Restaurant Chain

Ingenico is deploying its Pennies electronic charity box with Italian restaurant chain, Zizzi, to its nationwide network of 118 restaurants to raise more money for The Prince’s Trust. Ingenico integrated the ‘Pennies solution’ into the “EFT930” mobile Chip and PIN payment terminal. Customers visiting the restaurant chain, who pay for their meal by card, have the choice to top up their bill by 20p. Every one of the extra pennies given goes to charity. Of the money raised, 75% is given to Zizzi’s nominated charity, The Prince’s Trust. The remaining 25% is divided equally between ten UK people related charities.

YESpay International and Itim software Deploy e-charity box

YESpay International and Itim launched its software for the “Pennies” the electronic charity box, which lets consumers round up their card purchases to the nearest pound and make a micro-donation to charity. Since the first retailer launch in November 2010, 577,000 consumer donations have been made through Pennies, raising GBP136,000 for a total of 18 UK charities-mostly made have been 10p or less. YESpay has incorporated the ‘Pennies solution’ into its payments software which is supplied to partners and merchants. Itim has integrated the YESpay application with the Itim point of sale and back office software. This additional functionality has enabled The Entertainer to implement Pennies simply and quickly in its stores. It will also make Pennies implementation simple for other YESpay and Itim merchants, allowing them to easily and cost-effectively participate in a growing micro-donation movement which is proving popular with UK consumers and starting to make a difference for charities too.

Pennies POS donation Implements Chip & PIN

Pennies electronic charity box forged agreements with IBM to enable consumer micro-donation at the POS. Incorporating ‘Pennies donation’ functionality into the latest version of its EPS retail point of sale payment software, Pennies is proving popular with consumers with more than half a million donations so far made through three participating retailers, with more poised to go live. The donations made to date – many under 10 pence – exceed £126,000, money that has benefitted 14 charities. Buyers just press ‘YES’ on the Chip and PIN machine and their payment is automatically rounded up to the nearest pound sending the additional small change to charity.

Logic Group and Pennies Offer charity donations at POS

The Logic Group payment provider announced through the Pennies electronic charity box, its existing and new clients can offer consumers the opportunity to donate small change at the POS when paying by card. This allows them to significantly magnify their own corporate responsibility impact by choosing the charities to benefit from the majority of the funds raised. With more than 476,000 consumer donations have been made raising over GBP110,000. The Logic Group is providing the payments software within the POS and Pin Entry Device (PED), making the service available to all of its retail customers either on existing or forthcoming PCI DSS compliant payment solutions.

Data Center Inc. Hits 45-Year Marker

KS-based processing solution provider Data Center is celebrating its
45th year of business. DCI was created in 1963 by four Kansas bankers,
Nation Meyer and Art Collins, J.A. Mermis and Walther Roth. DCI’s
flagship product, iCore is a fully relational core-processing
system for banks of all sizes with advanced tools for paperless and
online capabilities, automation, and support for mobile banking, teller
capture, remote capture, ATM/card services and regulatory controls such
as BSA monitoring and reporting. From the four founding banks in 1963,
it has grown to serve nearly 200 community bank customers nationwide.
DCI is a privately held provider of full-service bank technology and
processing solutions to the financial industry nationwide.

Bank Processor DCI Adds Santarosa to the Board

Bank processor DCI has elected DCI client Ron Santarosa, executive vice current EVP and CFO at First California Bank to the company’s board of directors. Santarosa brings 17 years of banking experience to the board, joining fellow DCI customers and noted bankers Kim Capeloto (Bank of Clark County, Vancouver, Wash.), Lloyd Davidson (First Bank Kansas, Salina, Kan.), John Davis (Colorado Capital Bank, Castle Rock, Colo.), R.A. Edwards, (First National Bank, Hutchinson, Kan.), Kenneth Goering (Citizens State Bank, Moundridge, Kan.), Tim Kohart (Valley State Bank, Syracuse, Kan.), Reed Peters (First State Bank and Trust, Larned, Kan.) and Kathleen Steward (Chisolm Trail State Bank, Wichita, Kan.). iCore, DCI’s flagship product, is an integrated, relational core processing and bank management solution used by in-house and outsourced institutions nationwide.


Montise mobile banking and payment technology has appointed Ron
Drakeas as the VP of Business Development, bringing with him over
20 years’ experience in financial services. In his newly-appointed role,
Ron will oversee the development of the Company’s SEPA strategy
and lead electronic payment provider relationships. Drakeas’ 13-year
career as Managing Director of eFunds International, succeeding
managing director positions with Cincom Systems Ltd and Platinum
Financials respectively, has afforded the new VP well-established relations with
European retail banks and processors. Montise services span UK and
US territories with its “MONILINK” and Monitise networks in
partnership with VocaLink and Metavante Corporation, providing
secure mobile banking & payment services.

Processor DCI Lands Two Sales Executives

Stanford FCU, the third fastest growing credit union in California, has joined the Allpoint Network. The surcharge-free ATM network has 3,600 surcharge-free ATMs in California and 32,000 nationwide. Target, Chevron and Safeway offer Allpoint ATMs. Allpoint is a division of Cardtronics. Stanford FCU has more than 47,000 members. In August, First Data’s “STAR Network” surcharge-free service linked-up with Cardtronic’s “Allpoint Network. (CF Library 8/21/07)

DCI Promotes a Sales Executive

KS-based bank technology provider DCI has promoted regional sales manager Matthew Court to VP, Sales. As vice president, Court is responsible for the strategic management of a nationwide sales team to handle the sales growth of iCore, the company’s bank processing and management solution. Court joined the company in May 2006 as regional sales manager for Southern California, Utah, Nevada and Texas from Experion Systems, where he served as director of Sales, Western United States. DCI is a provider of full-service bank technology and processing solutions to the financial industry.