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Columbus-based Card Services business, a premier provider of branded private label, co-brand, and commercial credit programs, has signed a new multi-year agreement to provide private label credit card services for Cornerstone, a business unit of HSN.
ACI Worldwide announced that Ohio-based Franklin University has selected ACI to power its online payments. Franklin University wanted a proven payment provider with technology that required no additional programming to integrate with the University’s ERP system. It also wanted technology that provided a low total cost of ownership. ACI’s electronic payment solutions and integrated strategic partnerships with wide-ranging ERP providers made it the ideal payment partner for the University.ACI is a market leader in providing electronic payment solutions to colleges and universities with more than 300 higher education institutions in the United States and Puerto Rico utilizing its payment processing solutions.
Harland Financial Solutions is expanding its current EFT products and services to include card services and adding a new electronic bill presentment and payment offering, in conjunction with its recently released “DPXPay” P2P product. With this, Vantiv and Harland Financial Solutions’ expanded line of EFT products now includes credit card, ATM and debit processing, merchant services, rewards and fraud prevention. Added servicing capabilities include pre-paid and gift cards, card personalization, debit PIN processing through the Vantiv-owned Jeanie® network, cardholder eServices and more. Harland Financial Solutions has expanded its bill payment capabilities and delivers “Cavion” Bill Pay as part of its Cavion suite of self-service solutions.
KeyBank is now providing customers with mobile banking services through “Mobile Money” from Fiserv. With “Mobile Money,” KeyBank customers can access their accounts through SMS (text messaging) as well as receive a variety of account alerts, including notifications about low balances or transactions above a certain amount. These capabilities help customers better manage their finances. KeyBank can now reach existing online banking customers as well as the untapped market of offline-banking customers. Flexible enrollment options will help the bank expand the service to a range of users, including those that do not bank online but have a demand for easy, self-service access to financial information throughout the day. KeyBank can support mobile customers through channels, allowing the Bank to offer mobile banking to a wider group of customers than might otherwise use the service.
Rurban Financial full-service community banking, investment management, trust services and bank data and item processing, has announced that Port Austin State Bank of Port Austin, Michigan, has selected the Single Source core banking application offered exclusively through RDSI Banking Systems. Ohio-based Rurban Financial is a publicly-held financial services holding company. Its wholly-owned subsidiaries include The State Bank and Trust Company, including Reliance Financial Services and RDSI Banking Systems (RDSI), including DCM. Rurban has 10,000,000 shares of stock authorized and 4,861,779 shares outstanding.
OH-based traffic monitoring provider SenSource has released its “Wi-Fi
Photoelectric People Counter” to combine POS data with customer traffic data to
analyze traffic and sales conversion ratio.
The Wi-Fi Wireless People Counter installs in minutes and accommodates a
variety of entry styles by offering both front and side-firing options.
Its new sleek design is available in a black or a light gray enclosure
to blend aesthetically at the entrance. This innovative product is
comprised of a two-part break-beam system that covers openings up to 40
feet wide. The selectable group counting feature can be used to count a
group as one unit, rather than counting each individual.
The people counter is also available for use as a stand-alone system
without the Wi-Fi integrated transmitter.
Alternative mobile payment provider Bling Nation has tapped Timothy
Shank, previously with USA Payment Services, as its new director of
Community Payment Services. Shank brings more than 15 years of sales training and development
experience to Bling Nation. He developed sales-based divisions in three
leading credit card processing companies as well as designed sales
procedures and created materials for multi-million dollar initiatives. Shank will lead the
companyâs outreach to merchants and small business customers. He will
educate them on Bling Nation and its Community Payments Service, which
enables merchants to bypass the current and costly debit payment model
and replace it with a cost-effective and efficient local payment network.
OH-based Internet Payment Exchange has added a payroll deduction feature to its “ePayPoint Cash Receipts Service”.
The “ePayPoint Cash Receipts Service” payroll deduction feature
eliminates the excess work involved with manually creating payroll
deductions by treating these payments like cash, check or credit card
payments that can be automated at the point of service. A payroll
deduction is automatically entered into the hospitalâs general ledger,
as well as into the patient accounting system. Additionally, payroll
deductions can be used as wallet accounts for setting up automatic
payment plans. Internet Payment Exchange (IPayX)
provides electronic billing and payment (EBP) technology solutions to
healthcare providers, utility companies, municipal governments and other
Payment service provider Bling Nation has appointed Luke Helms,
vice-chairman at BoA, to serve on the Board of Directors.
Helms began his career with San Francisco, Calif.-based Bank of
California in 1968. Prior to his advisory role with
Bling Nation, Helms served as vice chairman of Cleveland, Ohio-based
KeyBank and vice chairman of Charlotte, N.C.-based Bank of America Corp.
and Bank of America NT&SA. In 1993, Helms became vice-chairman of Bank
of America with responsibilities that included retail banking in
California and all affiliate banks in 10 Western states.
Through its Community Payments Service, Bling Nation enables financial
institutions to more profitably and securely support payments between
their local demand deposit account (DDA) customers and their merchant
customers by bypassing the current global debit payment model and
replacing it with an efficient, cost-effective and local payment network.
Payment network Bling Nation has hired Daniel Rogers, previously with
Fifth Third, as CFO.
Rogers was CFO and vice president of OH-based Fifth Third Bank
Processing Solutions, where he delivered more than $900 million in
annualized net revenue across a multi-line electronics payments business.
Prior to Fifth Third, he held the position of vice president and finance
manager at San Francisco-based Wells Fargo Merchant Services, growing
the department through increased sales productivity, margin expansion
and cost-reduction initiatives. Rogers also spent time at Wells Fargo as
the vice president and finance manager of the Corporate Financial
Planning Team and senior financial consultant of the Management
Reporting and Analysis Group. Bling Nation provides community banks
with a local payment network,
which allows banks to convert potential on-us debit transactions into
actual on-us debit transactions by offering consumers secure contactless
payments at the point of sale.