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Acer announced its new Predator 8 GT-810 gaming tablet, one of several new gaming devices in Acer’s high-octane Predator gaming series. The sleek brushed aluminum GT-810 is powered by the Intel® Atom™ x7 processor, Android 5.1 and the latest 2×2 MIMO wireless technology, taking portable gaming to a new level of fun and immersion.
CardWeb.com’s CardData database of Company Profiles today features First American Payment Systems.
Brazil’s CAIXA, the largest public bank in Latin America, and TIM have introduced a prepaid mobile money account that will enable the over one million TIM subscribers to pay bills, transfer money and top up phones using their own mobile phones, in addition to making purchases using a MasterCard card.
IL-based Infinite Peripherals has ankled payment industry veteran Tom McCole to the newly created position of mobile commerce strategy director.
Hackers hit pay dirt with the recent credit card system breach of upscale hospitality chain Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group. Considering the hotel’s wealthy clientele, many of hacked cards have very high or no credit limits.
CardFlight has partnered with Integrity Payment Systems to offer CardFlight’s mobile POS solutions to Integrity’s merchants and partners. As part of the partnership, Integrity will leverage CardFlight’s SwipeSimple product as their preferred mobile POS solution for merchants looking to accept mobile payments from smartphones and tablets.
MasterCard’s new prepaid travel card takes aim at young UK travelers. The Chip and PIN card can handle seven currencies and is supported fully by MasterCard’s global network.
MasterCard subsidiary, Access Prepaid Worldwide announces a new partnership with British Airways to launch a new Executive Club Multi-currency Cash Passport. The partnership will allow British Airways Executive Club members to earn more Avios points, receiving one Avios point for every £1 loaded (or reloaded) onto the card. The travel card, which is available now, offers a more convenient way to make payments for Executive Club members who travel to different countries as only one card is needed for payment across certain continents and currencies. The Executive Club Multi-currency Cash Passport™ card works with the option to load up to seven currencies while locking in the exchange rate at a point in time. When used in market, the card intelligently selects the local currency to ensure the best rate. If the local currency is not on the card, funds are used from other currencies loaded to ensure the transaction is approved. The chip and PIN enabled BA Executive Club Multi-currency Cash Passport™ will hold seven currencies; EUR, GBP, USD, AUD, CAD, NZD, and ZAR.
nCircle security performance management solutions integrated its nCircle Certified PCI Scan Service in the PureCloud security services platform, giving users access to vulnerability scanning, web application scanning and automated PCI scanning. Improving network security and compliance with PCI DSS, the PCI Scan Service enables smaller organizations and businesses to cost effectively achieve PCI compliance and improve network security. With an average of 5,000 new vulnerabilities discovered each year, regular or continuous vulnerability scanning is an essential security best practice. nCircle is offering a PureCloud Small Business Compliance Package that provides five IPs of PCI scanning and five IPs of comprehensive vulnerability and web application scanning, enabling smaller organizations and businesses to achieve PCI compliance and, at the same time, improve network security.
Steve Grigg has been appointed president of MasterCard’s Access Prepaid Worldwide subsidiary and Cathy McCaul has been named group executive of MasterCard Integrated Processing Solutions (IPS). Grigg has been named President of Access Prepaid Worldwide after serving as chief information officer at Travelex, from which MasterCard its acquired prepaid card program management business in 2011- now Access Prepaid Worldwide. Before this he was COO of Vocalink. McCaul has been appointed group executive responsible for leading MasterCard’s IPS business. McCaul joined MasterCard Worldwide in March 2008 and led the global Cardholder Solutions business. In July 2010, she was named group executive, Global Products & Solutions, U.S. Markets.
MasterCard and a KeyBank forged a multi-year contract to deliver industry-leading debit payment solutions and processing capabilities. KeyBank’s Debit MasterCard program will add the capability for PIN transactions to the long-standing signature purchases and ATM withdrawal functionalities. KeyBank will implement the debit and prepaid transaction processing capabilities of MasterCard Integrated Processing Solutions (IPS), which offers a processing solution to create differentiated products and services and quickly expand payments portfolios across business channels efficiently and with minimal infrastructure investment. The platform provides a complete range of processing services for signature and PIN debit, as well as ATM and global prepaid.