Atlanta-based Horizon Software has unveiled their cloud-based Point of Sale (POS) and School Meal Program Accountability software, Solana. This new program simplifies the complex tasks required of today’s school nutrition staff to stay in compliance with Federal & State regulations, while offering responsive service to today’s students.
Ingenico unveiled its new brand platform and new visual identity, reflecting the evolution of its business and a transition beyond payment terminals. The Ingenico group has structured its offering around three brands operating internationally: Ingenico Smart Terminals, Ingenico Payment Services and Ingenico Mobile Solutions, and also involves Ogone. Through Ingenico Payment Services, Ogone will now be able to cover the whole payment value chain on all sales channels: online payment services, multi-channel payment solutions, transaction management and marketing services (loyalty, etc.). This will also enable Ogone to accelerate the geographical expansion of its online payment business where the company established itself as the European leader from its inception in 1996.
As the United States credit card industry is turning towards EMV enabled cards, merchants will have to upgrade their terminals in order to be able to process retail payments. While most merchants currently still use MSR credit card processing equipment, MagicPay Merchant Services, a South Florida-based company, is now offering EMV equipment for free to its merchants. The offer will make it convenient and priceless for current and new merchants to upgrade to the new EMV chip technology. The merchant services industry is being evolved every day with new technology, regulations, and security measures in order to protect card holders and decrease fraud. While countries like Canada has adopted EMV technology long ago, the United States is still behind and plans officially to launch EMV as a requirement for all merchants (except fuel dispensers) by October, 2015.
NCR announced that Cumberland Building Society will be migrating its NCR ATMs to Windows 7. Cumberland Building Society is achieving this by deploying NCR Financial Services solutions, thereby improving the overall customer experience and maintaining its position as one of the U.K.’s most innovative financial institutions. Cumberland Building Society continues to expand its network of NCR SelfServ 25 ATMs in additional branches across the region. The provision of these advanced ATMs aims to improve customer service with better availability and access to services for their members. Issuing contactless EMV payment cards, rather than traditional EMV cards requires an upgrade to the chip to handle contactless transactions. There are other benefits that migration to Windows 7 can afford financial institutions such increased operational efficiency, as installation and maintenance take less time, and the ability to support the most innovative, up-to-date hardware.
Ingenico is bringing together its European business (“Europe-Sepa”) and its Transactions business under the management of Pierre-Antoine Vacheron, EVP Sepa to build a leading payment service provider in Europe. Over the last twelve months, the Group has accelerated the implementation of its Transaction Services strategy, focusing on the combination of off-line (Axis, easycash) and on-line processing. Ogone has continued to grow significantly within the Transaction business unit, building on the common DNA shared by the various transactions activities within the region. With the integration of Ogone now well under way, Peter de Caluwe has decided to start a new professional project outside the group.
Cardlytics Card-Linked Marketing announced that its Transaction-Driven Marketing solution received a Best-in-Class distinction in a CEB TowerGroup report after an evaluation of card loyalty technology vendors. The CEB TowerGroup analyst cited Cardlytics’ flexible interface, abundant security and control options, and robust operational metrics as key reasons for naming the provider a Best-in-Class offering in all four categories, including Customer Interface, Management & Operations, Security & Control and Enterprise Support. Through quantitative and qualitative analysis, CEB TowerGroup’s report provides a customer-driven, transparent and unbiased review of technology, designed to drive informed business decisions.
Secure Electrans payment solutions has received Government support for its Chip&PIN home terminal as a practical way to reduce fraud. Secure Electrans’ HomePay™ Chip&PIN system received support from the UK Government’s Communication Electronics Security Group (‘CESG’) working in partnership with the Europe-wide Open Standard for Security and Certification (‘OSeC’). Secure Electrans has been working closely with both regulatory organisations alongside industry competitors in efforts to raise standards via the implementation of an Evaluation and Certification Framework. This aims to implement a single scheme for security in payment terminals and cards, incorporating recognition of multiple security certification card schemes and banking organisations. HomePay™ operates through the multi-billion pound global and trusted Chip&PIN infrastructure, and has the potential to create a standardised payment processing architecture for online transactions.
Prime Factors announces an advanced EMV webinar series that explains the differences between magnetic stripe and EMV issuing and processing and why EMV is much more complex. EMV expert Dave Tushie will explain the differences, and what it means for issuers and acquirers in a series underway May 2nd for those who need more than just a passing knowledge of EMV. A basic understanding of EMV is recommended to gain maximum value from the series. Tushie co-founded UbiQ to pioneer EMV card issuing software. He is one of the industry’s most knowledgeable EMV experts. Dave draws from his years of payment card industry experience, research and product development to help webinar attendees understand the EMV payments environment; How all the individual elements work together; and EMV key management.
Bill.com bill payment, online invoicing and cash flow management solutions for businesses announced its receipt of the “Best in Show” award at the ninth annual Barlow Research Client Conference. Representatives from more than 40 financial institutions were present to vote Bill.com as the award winner. Bill.com brought home top honors by delivering an entertaining and informative demonstration of its new cash flow management platform, which for the first time enables banks to deliver powerful AP, AR and cash flow management capabilities to their business customers all in one easy-to-use solution. The Bill.com platform takes all the off-line activities of managing cash flow and moves it to the bank, allowing banks to monetize the full cash management process while solving a significant pain point for their business customers.
YESpay now offers Point-to-Point Encryption – the latest technology that allows simple and secure payments through credit/debit cards at retail outlets while de-scoping PCI-DSS (payment card industry data security standard) certification process. This is achieved by simplifying the validation process by encrypting cardholder data at the time it enters a PINPAD/PED payment system and transporting…
American Express Global Business Travel is returning to the 43rd Annual Global Business Travel Association Convention. Attendees will have the opportunity to share their travel stories at the booth and watch as those stories are transformed into images by a visual artist. Also on display will be demonstrations of new technology and innovations provided as an integral part of the TMCs offering with servicing capabilities online, off-line and on-the-go. American Express Global Business Travel, a division of American Express Company, is a global industry leader in business travel and meetings management committed to helping businesses succeed through cost-effective program management, world-class customer service, and enhanced traveler productivity and support worldwide.
Centric announces that its StoreWorld product suite, the end-to-end solution for Retail, is now integrated with YESpay’s “EMBOSS” managed debit and credit card payment service. Allowing retailers to process EMV Chip & PIN and magnetic credit and debit card payments within seconds from their POS, Centric can now allow multi-national retailers to use a single and uniform EFT platform throughout the whole of Europe (35 European countries, including UK and Ireland), as well as in Canada and the United States, thus no more interfacing with local, country dependent EFT suppliers is needed. EMBOSS supports both off-line and on-line PIN verification ensuring it can deal with all credit and debit card payments. Centric chose to integrate with YESpay in order to offer to its customers in UK and Europe a secure, pre-accredited and multi-channel payment service.