UK-based SafeCharge launched a PokerStars-branded prepaid MasterCard that allows poker players in the UK to withdraw and deposit direct to their bank account. StarsCard is issued by IDT Financial Services Limited.
The Prepaid Press Expo announced its slate of speakers for “The Prepaid Press Expo ’13” to be held at in Las Vegas August 12-13. Starting with a Keynote Address by Eric Dumois, Sr. Product Manager, Financial Services, MetroPCS. Dumois manages and executes the MetroPCS Financial Services portfolio, which includes general purpose reloadable products, mobile banking solutions and mobile commerce strategy. He has successfully created and launched numerous prepaid card products including personal use and gift cards, international long distance programs, and custom prepaid programs. Other sessions will include speakers from a diverse group of companies that bring first-hand expertise and knowledge of the prepaid market, including AccountNow, American Express, CARD.com, InComm, iSend, NetworkIP, Nielsen, Plastyc, Transaction Wireless, and many other prepaid providers and professionals.
IDT Corporation prepaid telecommunications services and Fiserv financial services inked agreements to expand the availability of the Boss Revolution international calling service from IDT and the CheckFreePay® walk-in bill payment service from Fiserv. Now IDT Boss Revolution payment users can use the “CheckFreePay” walk-in bill payment services. Likewise, Fiserv “CheckFreePay” agents can offer the Boss Revolution PIN-less international calling service. The “CheckFreePay” walk-in bill payment service allows consumers to pay bills from more than 3,000 companies at more than 25,000 retail agent locations nationwide.
Representatives from all segments of the prepaid industry are set to meet in Las Vegas to exhibit and discuss opportunities in prepaid products and services, a payment method for millions around the globe, including wireless, calling cards, gift and debit cards, loyalty and mobile payments. The two-day Conference will include speakers from diverse companies involved in prepaid, including: InComm, NetworkIP, American Express, PayPal, Fiserv, Prepaid Resources, Auris, Lunex Telecom, DIGITALK, CHARGE Anywhere, Giftango Corporation, DimpleDough, Daily Deal Media, Retailigence, and others.
epay of Euronet Worldwide distribution network of prepaid products launched the first gift card mall program in Brazil in partnership with Grupo Pão de Acúcar (GPA). epay was chosen through a formal proposal process managed by GPA earlier this year .This offers several local and global epay content partners across a wide range of categories, including online video games, online social media games, e-learning, long distance calling cards and entertainment. The initial gift card portfolio leverages existing partnerships, both local and global, and will expand as more content providers choose epay as their distribution partner for Brazil.
VRL Financial News Cards International and Electronic Payments International information services will be releasing exclusive research at Prepaid Summit: Europe 2011 to analyse the benefits of prepaid cards in the workplace. VRL Financial News market intelligence in financial services commissioned the research, which will be carried out by TNS, to better understand how employers can effectively execute prepaid cards in a corporate environment. The summit will analyse how the new payments landscape is emerging, and why prepaid programmes have a vital role in meeting the evolving needs of the consumer. The prepaid cards are also taking off in Eastern Europe where they are being used as a cost effective alternative to debit cards.
The Prepaid Press Expo announced its speakers for its “Prepaid Press Expo ’11” in Las Vegas August 15-17. They include individuals from the Discover Network, Sprint, InComm, PayPal, NetworkIP, Mercator Advisory Group, Lunex Telecom, Callture, Impact Mobile, CHARGE Anywhere and many others. Each day of the three-day conference will kick off with a Keynote Address, followed by a lively interactive Town Hall meeting, with full audience participation between the Keynote Speaker and industry leaders.
IDT has established an international remittance clearinghouse (RCH) for mobile network operators. The RCH facilitates connectivity between traditional, cash-based, money transfer operators and mobile wallets utilizing IDT’s economical transaction settlement and foreign currency exchange services. These services will enable mobile network operators to expand their reach particularly into unbanked immigrant populations in developed countries. IDT will launch RCH services with Smart Communications and Globe Telecom in the Philippines. Smart and Globe serve about 69 million subscribers and nearly 10 million mobile wallets in aggregate. Utilizing IDT’s RCH, Smart Money account holders and Globe’s GCASH account holders will be able to receive proceeds from traditional cash based money transfer transactions and be able to use those funds to make payments or withdraw cash in minutes.
Monolithic Power Systems fabless semiconductors has selected and will be implementing Adexa Supply Chain Planning solutions’ planning and demand planning solutions. With this, Monolithic Power Systems expects to further improve visibility, accuracy, and performance optimization in its supply chain, while enhancing collaboration across multiple business units. CA-based Monolithic Power Systems analog semiconductor company specializes in deep system-level and applications knowledge, strong analog design expertise, and an innovative proprietary process technology.
OR-based Vesta Corporation electronic payment solutions has begun managing “Tele2 Latvia’s” electronic Web & IVR top-up channels. Vesta will also support live agent top-ups hosted by Tele2. This lets Tele2 prepaid customers use streamlined, secure top-ups via a wide variety of payment devices and payment channels. Vesta’s payment technology is also fully PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)-compliant. Mandated by leading credit card issuers, PCI compliance assures that requirements for payment data security are being met.
OR-based Vesta Corporation electronic payment solutions has begun managing “Tele2 Latviaâs” electronic Web & IVR top-up channels. Vesta will also support live agent top-ups hosted by Tele2. This lets Tele2 prepaid customers use streamlined, secure top-ups via a wide variety of payment devices and payment channels. Vestaâs payment technology is also fully PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)-compliant. Mandated by leading credit card issuers, PCI compliance assures that requirements for payment data security are being met.