CardFlash News Briefs: TSYS – (Atlanticus); MAGICPAY (Nova); SHIFT4 (Chase); and USBSI (awards).
Atlanta-based Payscape has formed its first Board of Directors consisting of co-founders, Adam Bloomston and Jeremy Wing, along with Jon Ziglar, CEO at Parkmobile, LLC, Dan Speight, Vice Chairman and COO at State Bank & Trust Company and Steve Kane, Senior Executive & General Counsel at Sterling Payment Technologies.
CardWeb.com’s CardExecs database of payments industry movers and shakers today features John Perry, Chief Executive Officer of Bluefin.
CardWeb.com’s CardPixes database of more than 7,000 card images today features the Scotiabank Gold American Express card. The card is issued by Canada’s Scotiabank .
SEEKING REAL “GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY!” Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, Marvel Studios, Dolby® Laboratories and Visa Signature are joining forces for a nationwide MARVEL’S “GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY””GUARDIANS OF GOOD contest in conjunction with the August 1, 2014 release of Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy,” starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel and Bradley Cooper. MARVEL’S “GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY””GUARDIANS OF GOOD invites real “Guardians of the Galaxy,” young men and women (ages 14-18) from across the United States, to share their stories of how they are bettering their communities through service, science or innovation, and gives them the opportunity to connect with a galaxy of Peer Guides”who are already doing great things”to learn from their successes. Entries will be accepted between June 11, 2014 and June 29, 2014.GUARDIANS OF GOOD INNOVATION & SERVICE SUMMIT is scheduled to include presenters from NASA/JPL, speaking on the monitoring and protection of Earth through asteroid detection and Earth-observing satellites and ensuring the safety of Mars spacecraft during a comet encounter, Disney Imagineers, generationOn, Broadcom MASTERS®, Discovery Science Center, & Disney Global Community Outreach.
The Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF), the Financial and Consumer Affairs Authority of Saskatchewan (FCAA), Financial and Consumer Service Commission of New Brunswick (FCNB), the Manitoba Securities Commission (MSC) and the Nova Scotia Securities Commission (NSSC) published for comment the Integrated Crowdfunding Prospectus Exemption (the Crowdfunding Exemption) and the Start-Up Crowdfunding Prospectus and Registration Exemption (the Start-Up Exemption). The proposed exemptions would, subject to certain conditions, allow both reporting and non-reporting issuers to raise money by distributing securities through internet portals. The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) is also publishing the Crowdfunding Exemption for comment by way of a local notice and the British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) is also concurrently publishing a local notice soliciting comments on the Start-Up Exemption.
Mercury Payment service appointed Andrew Patterson Chief Technology Officer. Here he will be responsible for software engineering, technology infrastructure, business intelligence, quality assurance, and architecture for the organization. With over a decade of technology and management experience, Patterson brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to his role as CTO at Mercury. Patterson most recently served as the vice president of payments software and emerging products for Moneris Solutions where he led a number of key technology initiatives, including the design and development of many of their products and processing systems. He was also the director of software development at the same company. He holds a B.S. from Dalhousie University and an MBA from Queen’s University.
Bluefin Payment Systems announced the addition of Julie Counterman as Senior Vice President, Business Development and Sales to manage Integrated Software Vendor (ISV), E-Commerce, Inside Sales and Relationship Management teams. Ranked as the 6th fastest growing private company in the U.S. by Inc. Magazine in 2012, Bluefin is a leading payment processor in the U.S. and Canada, integrating their PayConexTM payment gateway with ISV, SaaS and enterprise management platforms, while serving major E-Commerce merchants directly. Most recently, Julie served as the Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Accelerated Payment Technologies (APT) where she was instrumental in increasing net revenues and EBITDA growth; Accelerated was acquired by Global Payments Inc. in October 2012. She was also the SVP of Sales and Marketing at Recordant, VP of Sales and Marketing for Harland Financial Solutions, Chief Marketing Officer at InterCept, Inc. (acquired by Pay By Touch) and Vice President of Marketing at Spectrum (acquired by Metavante).
Motorola Solutions is working with Best Buy Canada and Future Shop enterprise mobile POS solutions. Best Buy Canada and Future Shop are leveraging new mPOS applications coupled with devices, like Motorola’s ET1 enterprise tablet, to empower their retail associates to help customers from the beginning to the end of their shopping experience. Associates can handle more tasks, manage purchase transactions from anywhere in the store and in the future, plan to leverage omni-channel retail strategies like having out-of-stock items shipped to customers’ homes or stores to meet their needs more effectively.
Viableware RAIL payment platform processing technology has been certified to the security standards of 11 of the leading payment processors that represent more than $1.6 trillion in combined credit, debit and prepaid card transactions annually in the United States. The RAIL payment platform seamlessly integrates with leading restaurant POS systems from MICROS, NCR Aloha, and Dinerware to securely accept payments at the table. The platform utilizes a fleet of handheld devices designed to replicate the look and feel of the traditional bill presentation folder used at most full-service restaurants – but unlike the original, the RAIL devices enable guests to self-swipe credit or debit cards, auto-calculate the tip, split the bill multiple ways, pay-by-item, and direct-email receipts.
MoneyGram is now facilitating money transfer and remittance in Bosnia and Herzegovina through its partnership with Nova Bank. Under the agreement, Nova Bank customers are now able to send and receive international money transfers at more than 40 Nova Bank locations across rural and urban Bosnia through MoneyGram’s global network. The World Bank estimates Bosnia has the 12th-highest proportion of its population living abroad, with more than 1 million Bosnian citizens living and working outside Bosnia.
As Canadians continue to adopt mobile technology and as demand for mobile payments capability continues to grow, the banking industry and credit union system today announced a set of voluntary, secure, open guidelines for the development of mobile payments at point-of-sale in Canada. The voluntary guidelines, technically known as the Mobile Reference Model, will serve…