Mvelopes launched its Mobile Bill Pay service for its iPhone, iPod touch and iPad apps to instantly pay bills and budget while on the go. The Mvelopes Mobile Bill Pay lets users pay bills from multiple accounts and lets users transfer money from one bank to another. Payments and transfers are automatically tracked and forecast for future payment to help users stay organized and on budget. The new Mobile Bill Pay feature integrates seamlessly with the Mvelopes online budgeting and money management solution that uses tried-and-true “envelope budgeting” principles to help users reduce debt, save for the future. The new Mobile Bill Pay Service is now available on the Mvelopes Premium plan for $9.95 per month.
NetSecure Payments secure payment solutions launched its “Kudos” credit card acceptance kit for eligible non-profits and charities, offering added donation method in the hope of encouraging extra giving this holiday season. It is an ideal solution for charities seeking donations via credit card with a plug-in swipe terminal for smartphones and connected tablets allows an individual to take payments from anywhere with ease and convenience. The “Kudos” solution works with Android, iOS, and BlackBerry devices using end-to-end encryption for complete security.
Transaction Wireless digital gift card solutions achieved PCI Level 1 Certification, among the first digital gift card providers to do so. Transaction Wireless is the first digital gifting platform to be certified on PCI DSS v2.0. The latest standard was created in order to provide greater clarity on requirements, better manage evolving threats, improve merchant flexibility and keep pace with recent changes in industry best practices. Transaction Wireless’ patented digital gifting platform offers B2C and B2B turnkey solutions for retailers and partners with a variety of gift card services including electronic, mobile, social and even traditional plastic.
POS payment provider CHARGE Anywhere has released the latest app support for the “3G
BlackBerry Tour Smartphone”.
The “BlackBerry Tour” is feature-packed and offers state-of-the-art
communications and multimedia
capabilities, and is now available with CHARGE Anywhere’s card payment
functionality. CHARGE Anywhere specializes in secure mobile point of sale
solutions that encompass software, hardware, security services, and
support for mobile
merchants. With many secure PA DSS certified software applications and its
top-of-the-line PCI DSS Level 1 secure payment gateway, CHARGE Anywhere
provides end-to-end secure solutions that enable merchants to accept
anywhere, any time. The addition of the “BlackBerry Tour” smartphone
Anywhere’s portfolio of supported mobile payment platforms extends the
benefits of this new and exciting technology to CHARGE Anywhere’s
Anywhere’s customers can immediately start boarding mobile merchants on
TSYS, Global Payments, Paymentech, and Elavon payment processing platforms.
VISA USA’s top executive told 400 attendees of its “Security Summit” that payment security must become a strategic priority for businesses and that all entities touching payments must invest in security to maintain consumer trust. President and CEO John Philip Coghlan said data security must move out of the back office and into the boardroom. VISA says in the last year, PCI compliance among the largest merchants doubled from less than 15% to more than one-third. Last year VISA launched the $20 million “PCI Compliance Acceleration Program” which combines both incentives and penalties as a means of growing industry compliance levels. VISA also announced it is adopting a new policy related to interchange fees. VISA’s best interchange rates will only be available to merchants through their acquirers if they validate PCI compliance by September 30, 2007. The impact to tiered merchants varies from $250,000 to more than $20 million depending on the merchant’s qualifying VISA volume. The summit was co-sponsored by VISA USA and Harvard Business School Publishing.
PassMark Security has completed a $7.7 million investment round led by Menlo Ventures, to allow PassMark Security to expand its technical and marketing teams in order to meet demand for PassMark, an online security solution that addresses “phishing” and fraud scams. PassMark Security develops anti-fraud and authentication solutions for consumer ecommerce with PassMark’s Two-Factor Two-Way Authentication.