CardWeb.com’s CardExecs database today features Paul Hermelin Chairman and CEO of the Capgemini Group.
Ingenico is sponsoring Seedstars World, a global competition designed to recognize and support innovative startups in emerging markets. Following the opening of its regional headquarters in Casablanca in May, this sponsorship demonstrates Ingenico Group’s continuing commitment to deepen its presence in Africa.Ingenico Group sponsored Seedstars World competitions in Casablanca (Morocco), Accra (Ghana), Lagos (Nigeria) and Nairobi (Kenya) between May and July. Winners of the Ingenico-sponsored events included creators of an e-learning platform in Morocco, a bitcoins-based payment system in Ghana.
Expertus cloud based payment services renewed its CSAE 3416 and SSAE 16 type II certifications. These internationally recognized audits ensures that Expertus’ controls related to financial, information and security adhere to accreditation requirements and industry best practices. Expertus understands the ever-increasing compliance burdens facing customers operating online. These accreditations reflect controls that are in place during the aforementioned period of time, and help to shift some of their financial reporting burden from customers to Expertus, allowing customers to use the certification report to satisfy their own auditors.
Ingenico announced the opening of a new branch office in Morocco. This new office is part of the company’s geographic expansion strategy which seeks to closely answer customers and partners needs to optimize its level of service on each continent. Ingenico will continue to deliver more advanced and innovative solutions answering needs of all types of customers, such as banks, micro finance institutions, retailers, ID & Gov, vertical market and PSP’s.
Ingenico announced the deployment of an innovative fiscal solution, along with its local partner Etranet Group, for Hrvatski Telekom telecommunication services. Further to the implementation of a fiscal law in Croatia, Ingenico in partnership with Etranet group (Croatian specialist in electronic payment transaction systems) and Hrvatski Telekom developed an innovative all-in-one cash register solution combining Ingenico latest generation of payment terminals with fiscal application developed by Etranet Group to equip Hrvatski Telekom customers. The solution is based on Ingenico’s range of wireless and countertop terminals (IWL220 GSM & GPRS and ICT220 GPRS). Thanks to Ingenico’s secure software application, tax information is easily transmitted to Croatian tax administration.
Ingenico announced a partner agreement with Lyudia subsidiary of Broadband Tower. Within the framework of this agreement, Broadband Tower Corporation, through its new payment division, will benefit from latest generation of payment solutions to offer to the demanding Japanese market. Ingenico and Lyudia Inc. will provide the full range of services, from software development, to certification, logistics, maintenance and support. Ingenico will bring to the Japanese market its strong leadership experience in retail industry with a secure and powerful range of payment solutions.
Ingenico will support JCB in the development and deployment of its new J/Speedy EMV contactless technology by enabling J/Speedy on Ingenico’s Telium 2 platform.
JCB is the only global payment brand based in Japan offering a comprehensive range of brand services to over 24 million merchants and 80 million card members around the world. Ingenico and JCB are now partners for the development, integration and the international deployment of J/Speedy, JCB’s contactless payment solution, starting mid-2014, to provide a simple, fast, and convenient way to pay.
Ingenico mobile money software vendor will now deliver mobile money solutions in Africa to address the specific mobile money demands of the continent with the objective to establish secured electronic transaction infrastructure which will drive financial inclusion in Africa. Tagattitude’s mobile money platform, TagPay, supports a full range of financial services such as account management, money transfer, retail transactions, airtime, payroll services, e-commerce, bill payments, and gift vouchers. Combining Ingenico’s leading experience in the payment industry with Tagattitude’s complete and adaptable mobile money platform, it is now possible for banks, telcos, Payment Service Providers, or other financial institutions to transform any customer’s phone into a secure transaction tool.
Oberthur Technologies identification solutions and services based on smart card technologies announced CANAL+ OVERSEAS, the international subsidiary of CANAL+ Group, has selected its electronic top-up solution to dematerialise the distribution of their prepaid Pay TV renewal of subscriptions in Africa. Using electronic top-up will allow CANAL+ OVERSEAS to dematerialise and automate the reselling process of prepaid subscriptions. CANAL+ OVERSEAS’ retailers will be able to instantly top-up subscribers’ Pay TV accounts via a mobile phone. The platform will also manage e-voucher purchasing and delivery via SMS. While significantly reducing the costs and constraints associated with physical inventory management, the solution will also allow CANAL+ OVERSEAS to quickly adapt to market changes and trends and offer a broader range of products.
CSR data compliance solutions and expert business services that helps organizations turn compliance into revenue, announced that Director of Consulting Services Linda Grimm will speak to attendees of the NorthEast Acquirers Association (NEAA) 2013 Summer Seminar on June 12th about the business threat of mishandling PCI and other personal data. Grimm will provide the latest news affecting merchants and their service providers in “The Future of PCI – Protecting Only Credit Card Data Isn’t Enough: How to Use Personal Data Protection Services to Improve Customer Retention and Boost Your Bottom Line” at the Hilton Hotel in East Brunswick, N.J. The NEAA provides an educational forum for financial institutions and members of the acquiring industry whose attendees will hear Grimm describe the opportunity to provide revenue-generating services their merchants need at a time of mounting pressure for federal legislation that would hold merchants accountable for data security. Class action data breach lawsuits highlight the need for all organizations to protect all personally identifiable (PII) and protected health information. By helping merchants go beyond protecting credit card data, just one type of PII, the payments community can be first to fill a need for security services that binds relationships and generates significant new revenues.
MoneyGram money transfer and First National Bank (FNB) launched their first mobile money transfer service, giving FNB account holders a convenient option for sending and receiving international money transfers using their mobile devices. The service features an advanced data encryption system that protects account holder information. Transactions sent from a mobile device are available for collection within 10 minutes, subject to an agent’s hours of operation and local laws and regulations. MoneyGram announced an agreement with First National Bank to solidify MoneyGram’s growing position in South Africa and makes it one of the largest money transfer companies in the region. Adding FNB to its agent network means customers have an additional nearly 1,000 MoneyGram money transfer locations across South Africa from which to send and receive money.
Ingenico, leading worldwide provider of payment solutions, announces appointments at its Management Board, reporting to the CEO. Patrice Le Marre, who was previously managing Production & R&D will now head the Asia Pacific Region, including the operational management of China. Patrice will be based in Singapore and will be responsible of the acceleration of Group…