Monitise reports FY 2015 revenue declined 6% to £89.7m. The loss was £41.8m, was at the lower end of the Company’s guidance range of a £40-50m loss. Elizabeth Buse has stepped down as CEO and from the Board. Deputy CEO and Chief Commercial Officer Lee Cameron has been appointed CEO.
The Payment Alliance International (PAI) and CardFlight have inked a deal for EMV mobile POS (mPOS). PAI will offer CardFlight’s EMV mPOS acceptance solutions to its market partner distribution network and merchant customers nationwide.
The largest private credit reporting agency in Malaysia
will offer FICO Scores to all its clients beginning early 2015.
The CTOS-FICO Consumer Credit Score is created by analyzing the information found in CTOS’s comprehensive credit information database.
Equifax has released FICO Score 9 which offers more nuanced ways to assess consumer collection information, bypassing paid collection agency accounts and offering a sophisticated treatment differentiating medical from non-medical collection agency accounts.
Western Union launched its multi-faceted response program that will provide support for disaster relief efforts that target the families and communities most affected by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. The program includes grant funding from The Western Union Foundation and a consumer no-fee* activation initiative, as well as Western Union® employee and retail Agent giving elements. The Western Union Foundation is making a grant of US$100,000 to Save the Children to support the organization’s immediate response activities in the Philippines, which include providing emergency materials, meals and water to disaster victims. For the benefit of consumers sending money to family and loved ones in the Philippines, The Western Union Company will activate a no-fee* money transfer transaction program from participating Agent locations in the Caribbean, Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Malaysia, Portugal, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United States, through November 30, 2013.
Discover partnered Cadence Bank to create the Cadence Bank Debit Card powered by Discover Debit. Cadence recently completed a comprehensive evaluation of its debit options in response to the changing financial services landscape and determined an affiliation with Discover made the most strategic sense. Discover Debit provides convenience and security, with broad national acceptance as well as leading fraud-prevention and data-security tools to help mitigate cardholders’ exposure to debit card fraud. Cadence also is participating in Buzz Points™ through PULSE Loyalty Edge, multi-faceted loyalty program incorporates merchant rewards and aims to drive spending to local merchants in the communities the bank serves.
Transact24 migrated its three unique Visa prepaid card programs in partnership with CashFlows, improving the services that the T24 Prepaid division can offer to its valued customers and partners and widening the geographical area from which applications for our prepaid cards can be accepted. These include the T24 Black prepaid card, offering priority pass and international travel insurance. The T24 BlackShield offers a unique travel protection membership program allowing medical and travel claims can be paid directly to the prepaid card, thereby streamlining procedures for the business to consumer sector. The T24 PayVault – a dedicated corporate pay-out / payroll product with a custom designed and automated back office, offers full integration to corporate clients.
North American Bancard has joined the PCI Security Standards Council as a new Participating Organization. North American Bancard (NAB) will work with the Council to achieve and improve payment data security worldwide through the ongoing development of the PCI Security Standards, including the PCI DSS, PIN Transaction Security (PTS) requirements and the PA-DSS. With this, NAB adds its voice to the standards setting process and will receive previews of drafts of standards and supporting materials in order to provide feedback to shape their final versions, as well as engage a growing community of more than 600 organizations united to improve payment security.
North American Bancard added Tracy Metzger as chief information officer. Tracy’s executive experience features roles as CIO, CTO and president over the past 20 years. Metzger has been credited with increasing sales, decreasing costs and growing margins and comes to NAB from TGate Payments, a cloud computing payment processing Platform as a Service (PaaS) company, where for two years he served as president and chief technology officer. Tracy served eight years as president and CTO at payment processing and technology company Abanco International and was CIO at Gate Gourmet, the second largest global airline catering company, and vice president of technology strategy at Concord EFS, a credit/debit card transaction processing and settlement services provider.
First Data Corporation electronic commerce and payment processing announced the First Data PCI Rapid Comply(SM)solution, an easy-to-use online Self-Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ) and vulnerability scanning tool that can help small to mid-sized merchants achieve and maintain Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliance. The PCI Rapid Comply solution is a merchant-facing, “help-based” web application that can be used to complete the annual SAQ quickly and easily. By answering just a few “pre-SAQ” questions, the PCI Rapid Comply solution can direct merchants to the SAQ version that is right for their business and help pre-populate the appropriate SAQ questions with accurate answers.
Star One Credit Union partnered Tyfone mobile services to its more than 89,000 members worldwide to offer mobile banking services to its members, including Fiserv XP2 core integrated mobile banking, enhanced strong ID authentication mobile security and a seamless path to NFC contactless payment technology. Tyfone’s multimode mobile banking solution offers a complete range of features delivered to Star One members via mobile application, a mobile website and/or text messaging. Features include Mobile Remote Deposit Capture; Rate Watch Alerts; Fraud Monitoring and Analytics; and Star One Account Aggregation.
USA Technologies, a leader of wireless, cashless payment and M2M telemetry solutions for self-serve, small-ticket retailing industries, announced that Bradley Tirpak, a former board member, has delivered a notice purporting to nominate himself and six other individuals as director candidates at USA Technologies’ 2012 annual meeting of stockholders. After USAT received Mr. Tirpak’s notice, USAT initiated contact with him in order to explore whether a resolution could be reached that would be in the best interests of USAT and its shareholders. Unfortunately, Mr. Tirpak has indicated that he is only prepared to amicably resolve this matter if we give him and his hand-picked nominees a majority of the USAT board of directors. Under Herbert’s leadership as chairman, the USA Technologies Board of Directors has taken a proactive approach to corporate governance. In November 2011, the independent directors, including Mr. Tirpak, unanimously named Steven D. Barnhart as lead independent director, in accordance with current corporate governance best practices. In addition, three new independent directors have been named to the USA Technologies board since the beginning of 2012. Tirpak voluntarily resigned just last month from the Board of Directors after all other board members requested him to step down due, in part, to conduct they viewed to be detrimental to USA Technologies and prohibited by USAT’s Code of Business Conduct and Ethics.