In Other News: GPN (China); BEVO (POS); ONE (Buckeye); and NACHA (Board). GPN – Global Payments is offering merchants in China the ability to accept Samsung Pay, a simple and safe mobile payment service that works almost anywhere you can swipe or tap your card. As a Samsung Pay-qualified payment provider, Global Payments’ robust suite…
CardWeb.com’s CardWatch database of more than 57,000 marketing items today features the Citi Double Cash TV Commercial, ‘Two In One’ Song by RAC.
With the entry of high end smart watches from Google, Apple, Sony, and LG, it is likely there will be 100 million smart watches in use worldwide by 2019. The market will accelerate as new capabilities, such as GPS and NFC take hold.
AccessPay announced a strategic partnership with Global Reach Partners tol help international businesses face the difficulties of cross-border fx payments by unifying their payments processes under one innovative payment solution. Companies who import, export or do business overseas can now harness the combined power of both AccessPay and Global Reach Partners to access a single, unified global payments system; they will no longer have to use different processes to make Bacs, SEPA and cross-border payments, all of which can be expensive and time-consuming.
NCR Corporation designed a “virtual”, first line maintenance capability for Bank of New Zealand (BNZ) in order to maximize ATM uptime and better serve customers. The innovative service can help diagnose and resolve common ATM service opportunities significantly faster from a central help desk, without ever sending an engineer onsite. This new capability leverages BNZ’s use of NCR Predictive Services, which anticipates ATM hardware service opportunities before they occur. For BNZ, Predictive Services was a game changer and the impact was huge, as over 40 percent of BNZ’s second line hardware calls are now being resolved without disrupting customer use. BNZ saw this approach as the next stage of its ATM services operation and, together with NCR, have evolved what was initially just a concept into a complete operational solution.
RushCard is debuting its first Spanish-language television spot featuring the Dynasty Prepaid Visa RushCard and baseball star Alex Rodriguez. The commercial began airing on Hispanic television networks this week. In the spot, Rodriguez recalls learning from his mother – who worked two jobs to support her family – the value of working hard as a means of achieving financial stability. The Dynasty Prepaid Visa RushCard is a prepaid card that offers budgeting tools, bill payment, mobile features and many other valuable services to individuals looking for alternative banking solutions. RushCard – accepted everywhere Visa debit cards are – provides exceptional service and cardholder benefits that allow cardmembers to get ahead in their financial lives.
Travelex “Outsourcing” is expanding target marketing in Malaysia, Singapore and Australia with managed payments connectivity solutions from Transaction Network Services. In doing so, TNS is providing Travelex a regional host connectivity and network access points for transactions between Travelex POS and its corresponding, customer financial institutions in various countries to enable Dynamic Currency Conversion (DCC) across the Asia Pacific region. With TNS, Travelex and its customers benefit from secure end-to-end managed connectivity utilising a PCI DSS certified backbone network. Travelex will also be using “TNSonline” network management portal for real time view of network and transaction performance for reporting and troubleshooting.
Transaction Network Services is unveiling “TNSPay” Mobile payment gateway and terminal management solution. The “TNSPay” Mobile solution represents the next generation of simplified wireless POS payment and management tools from TNS, and it is based on TNS’ PCI DSS certified wireless payment gateway platform, previously branded as Synapse. The “TNSPay” Mobile provides processors and ISOs with a solution to meet the needs of a growing market segment of merchants who are looking for flexible solutions for m-payments acceptance. It provides robust device management, reporting and integration capabilities, all delivered through a powerful new web module that allows processors and ISOs to efficiently manage their wireless terminal estates.
Streamline face to face card payment processor is now providing merchants with faster payment processing through Transaction Network Services and the “Secure SSL Gateway” IP POS terminal processing. This ensures authenticated payment exchange between card payment terminals and the Streamline processing platforms. The custom-designed solution offers additional security features beyond the minimum requirements mandated by PCI DSS, to provide a secure high-speed solution that enables Streamline’s merchants to benefit from faster payment processing, shorter queues and costs savings where dedicated dial lines can be removed.
Streamline face card payment processor, is now providing merchants with faster payment processing thanks to secure, authenticated IP connectivity from Transaction Network Services. Streamline is using the TNS “Secure SSL Gateway” for IP POS terminals, to provide authenticated payment exchange between card payment terminals and the Streamline processing platforms. The custom-designed solution offers additional security features beyond the minimum requirements mandated by PCI DSS, to provide a secure high-speed solution that enables Streamline’s merchants to benefit from faster payment processing, shorter queues and costs savings where dedicated dial lines can be removed.
Skril digital wallet providers launched its “1-Tap” digital wallet that brings quick and easy mobile payments to merchants and customers. By implementing Skrill “1-Tap” merchants can offer customers the opportunity to pay for goods in ‘one tap’ on any device, rather than having to re-enter login details or credit card information. Research shows that 33% of UK smartphone users made a purchase on a mobile device in 2011. Skrill 1-Tap allows merchants to make the most of this emerging trend by taking the hassle out of m-commerce. They will then be given the option to enable Skrill “1-Tap” for future purchases. Skrill “1-Tap” features include all information displayed on one page; no card details stored on the device itself; security code to confirm payments; and instant field validation.
Tabcorp Wagering, Gaming and Keno operator is adding card data security functionality to its membership and account registration systems with the help of Transaction Network Services PCI DSS certified payments service provider and Salmat. Furnishing its “TNSPay Stored Card Tokenization” TNS is facilitating the secure exchange of cardholder information of Tabcorp account holders with tokenized data for use within Tabcorp systems. This keeps the actual card details stored remotely in TNS’ encrypted database, helping ensure sensitive cardholder information submitted online by Tabcorp customers is stored and protected from mismanagement and potential fraud. Once this information is entered by the customer over the phone, it is stored, and protected through TNS’ stored card tokenization solution.