CardWeb.com’s CardConferences today features the HEALTHCARE PAYMENTS INNOVATIONS conference, July 27-28, 2015 at Hyatt Regency Boston.
RushCard prepaid Visa debit card and CrowdRise crowdfunding Announced its #RiseToThrive Charity Challenge winners. Over the past six weeks, charities dedicated to building prosperous futures for people in neighborhoods all over America served by RushCard, participated in the crowdfunding challenge. Participating charities raised more than $308,000 in vying for $50,000 in awards from RushCard. The top three charities that raised the most money received grants from RushCard include $25k grant, First Place (raised $86,150) — Workshop in Business Opportunities (WIBO), a 47-year old non-profit organization dedicated to helping people in underserved communities realize the American Dream through entrepreneurship. The $10k grant, Second Place (raised $69,402) – Students for Service, an inspiring organization that partners with non-profits in New York City to address hunger, poverty, and the environment. And the $5k grant, Third Place (raised $41,228) – Move for Hunger, an organization the works with relocation companies across America to support local food banks.
The Diebold board of directors elected Henry D.G. Wallace chairman of the board, who’s been a member of the Diebold board since 2003. Wallace is a former group vice president and chief financial officer of the Ford Motor Company. Wallace experience as group vice president for Ford’s operations in the Asia Pacific region and as president and CEO of Mazda Motor Corporation is extensive. During his 30-year career at Ford, he also held numerous positions in finance and general management at Ford’s operations in the UK, Germany, United States, Mexico, Venezuela and Japan. Wallace received a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Leicester in England.
Symantec and Parallels, a hosting and cloud services enablement leader, announced a partnership to help service providers and website designers grow their revenue with a vastly simplified process for customers to acquire Secure Socket Layer (SSL) certificates and other website security solutions. Service Providers and Web designers who use Parallels Plesk® Panel can now offer Symantec Easy SSL, a comprehensive Website Security portfolio including GeoTrust, Thawte, and other Symantec brands as part of a secure e-commerce solution. This integration will appeal to Small and Medium Businesses (SMBs) wanting to provide a safer Web experience to secure online connections, transactions and for protecting customers against malware threats. Parallels Plesk Panel now automates the process of ordering, acquiring and installing Symantec-issued SSL certificates, allowing hosters and other service providers to easily resell, provision and track revenue from SSL orders.
Digital River, the revenue growth experts in global cloud commerce, will host leading cyber security experts at the Digital River® Globalocity™ commerce conference. Globalocity, which is expected to draw top business visionaries, industry analysts, global commerce executives and senior professionals from the U.S., Europe and Asia, will take place May 14-16, 2012, at the JW…
Diebold has signed a purchase agreement for the preferred site of its new global headquarters campus. The agreement includes 55 acres of land in Green, Ohio, on the Union Square site. Diebold’s new corporate campus will house about 1,500 of the company’s employees in its global headquarters. These include research and development operations, hardware and software engineering functions, and sales and marketing areas for the company’s financial self-service, security and integrated services businesses. The company’s corporate financial and administrative operations, customer service and event monitoring centers, and employee training and education functions will also reside in the new facility.
Online payment service provider PayPoint.net announced significant
growth in revenue, profits, transaction volumes and consumer spend during
2008-09. The business reported revenues of GBP8.0 million during the year
ending 29 March 2009, a 63% increase over the previous financial
year, while transaction volumes increased by 40% and online
spending increased by 36%. Highlights of the past year include the
launch of the PayPoint.net brand following the integration of SecPay and
Metacharge; 350 new merchants secured; the partnership with PayPal; the
launch of PayCash, a service enabling shoppers to pay in cash for the
goods they buy online and extensive upgrades to PayPoint.net’s fraud
management platform for gaming providers, enabling them to set
sophisticated fraud detection rules.
The antivirus is among us as variants of the “FakeAntivirus Trojan”
ranked the first three positions of November’s top e-threats.
BitDefender discovered that the “FakeAntivirus Trojan” is run from a
malicious webpage, a “scan process” begins which takes about 10 seconds.
During this time the “scanner” detects an enormous amount of infections
— thousands of malicious files. The names of the “found” viruses are
taken off lists from antivirus companies. The fake antivirus then
demands money to remove the “malware” it found. The other dominant
e-threat of the month was the “Wimad Trojan” downloader that claims to
be an mp3 player when the actual file it downloads is an adware called
“Adware.PlayMP3z.” Another notable threat of the month is “Clicker.CM,”
an ad-serving Trojan that is coded to bypass the “Norton Internet
Security” pop-up blocker.
CA-based Alta Vista Credit Union is offering its 13,000 members NCR’s “self-healing” ATMS which offer envelope-free deposits. The NCR SelfServ family offers “Intelligent Deposit” and self-healing technology that allows the ATM to quickly recover from soft failures with no need for service intervention. The AVCU order includes NCR “SelfServ 30 Series” ATMs, which offer the most comprehensive capabilities, NCR’s “APTRA” software and a three-year second-line services agreement.
Bank of America has introduced “SafePass”, a new security feature that provides customers with an extra layer of protection against unauthorized transactions. The free service delivers a one-time-use six digit code as a text message to consumers’ mobile devices that they can use to authorize online transactions. The code expires as soon as it is used or within 10 minutes after it is issued. The bank is also piloting a wallet-sized card that will generate a one-time code when the customer presses on a button embedded in the card. The bank plans to make the card available next year to consumer and small business customers as an optional feature that can be used in place of or in addition to the mobile phone option.
Sotheby’s and GE Money have teamed to launch two invitation-only affluent MasterCards later this spring. The new “Sotheby’s World Elite MasterCard” and “Sotheby’s World MasterCard” will offer a suite of luxury experiential rewards not available on other MasterCard products. Cardholders for both “Sotheby’s MasterCards” will receive gratis admission for up to four visitors at participating museums such as the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Additionally, cardholders will earn one point for every dollar spent, which can be redeemed for benefits ranging from donations to partner museums; having Sotheby’s auctioneers or specialists assist in the cardholder’s private events; access to Sotheby’s special events; to a yacht or private jet charter. All cardholders will have the option of choosing either a standard issue card or a work of art depicted on their card from a selection of paintings by artists such as Claude Monet, Rene Magritte, Frida Kahlo and Canaletto.
eChinaCash and SinoPEC have rolled out the “SinoPEC
Nationwide Gas Card” along with the “Sincere Appreciation Customer Loyalty Program.” Both the card and loyalty program are designed to strengthen
SinoPEC’s brand image and customer loyalty while rewarding customers
through a strategic network of global partners and sponsors. The eChinaCash Chairman is Peter Norton of Norton Anti-virus software. SinoPEC holds over a 70% market share in China’s gasoline industry and has annual sales of over $71 billion. eChinaCash is a major provider
of payment card solutions and applications for large Chinese
corporations and financial institutions.