Coinzone Poland

Coinzone has launched its merchant payment services in Poland. The fully-featured customized payment solution incorporates market-specific language and payment processing localizations that give merchants the option of settlement in their local currency, the Polish Zloty.

Affirm Split Pay Lets COnsumers Pay Later with Lower Financing Fees

Affirm announced the commercial release of its new Split Pay service that lets online merchants offer the power of installment payments to their consumers at the point of sale. Using Split Pay, online shoppers can make a purchase and pay across multiple months with simple, clear financing fees a fraction of credit card interest rates. With Affirm there is zero risk for the eTailer. Affirm pays its merchants in full at the time of settlement and their customers enjoy payments stretched out in monthly installments. Split Pay is consumer-friendly by providing clear terms and a fixed set of payments.

Dwolla Direct Announces Direct Transfer

Dwolla Direct now lets individuals and organizations to send money using the Dwolla network-without registering for a free full Dwolla account. By allowing users to access and send money from their existing bank and credit union accounts, Dwolla is lowering the barrier of entry into the network and helping digitize paper checks. By creating a Direct account during the first-time payment flow, senders securely wrap their payment information with a username and password and hide bank account and routing numbers from the recipient. Upon return, senders can access and send money directly from their linked bank or credit account by simply entering their Direct credentials. This announcement is especially attractive to small businesses, non-profits, and government agencies looking to replace and digitize their check operations.

Agilysys Enhances NextVision App Offering

Agilysys announced major enhancements to its NextVision mobile applications suite to NextGateway, NextManager and NextPosition, which were designed to provide store associates mobile access to real-time store and enterprise information. NextGateway is the newest addition to the NextVision software suite that affords Agilysys the opportunity to provide retailers a wide array of value-add systems functionality based on their existing software investments. It runs as a Java virtual machine within the existing store server infrastructure and is a light-weight framework installable on many POS platforms, including Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions (TGCS) 4690, Windows and Linux. NextManager product was enhanced to use the Company’s new gateway framework to implement store reporting, terminal monitoring and manager alerts. NextPosition Version 3T will enable full mobile POS functionality for Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions (TGCS) 4690-based Supermarket Application and ACE applications and will be available in April 2013.

ControlScan Acquires CRE Secure

ControlScan has acquired Atlanta-based CRE Secure cloud-based secure payment solution for undisclosed financial terms. CRE Secure provides a hosted payment page that utilizes patent-pending HTML cloning technology to deliver a more consistent experience for the online consumer as well as a secure, PCI-compliant ecommerce solution for the merchant. CRE Secure’s technology and existing partnerships with payments industry leaders complement ControlScan’s PCI compliance and security solutions. The CRE Secure solution offers ecommerce merchants, and the acquirers who serve them, a way to significantly reduce PCI scope, making the compliance process simpler and more affordable.

Smart Posters and Mobile Marketing Tap $300mm NFC Tag Market

Smart posters and mobile marketing are the greatest opportunity for service providers and manufacturers of NFC tags; they account for over half of shipments to date and are expected to be the fastest growing segment, accounting for 70% of shipments in 2016. Companies, including Avery Dennison, Identive, and UPM Raflatac have all released products targeting the growing interest for the non-payment services that NFC enables. In total, this market is expected to be worth $298 million over the next five years.

First Data Protects Internet Banking Clients With IronKey

First Data electronic commerce and payment processing will now refer clients of its “Internet Banking” to IronKey’s “Trusted Access” to help them protect customers from potential hack attacks. The IronKey “Trusted Access” secure browsing solution allows financial institutions to provide Internet banking customers defense from criminal attacks and malicious ZeuS, SpyEye, Sunspot, and OddJob software and will assist First Data clients who choose the service in meeting Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) guidelines for new online security controls. Trusted Access provides a secure Web browser protected in a fully virtualized, read-only environment tailored to protect online banking sessions from known and unknown crimeware. Even if a computer is infected with malware, the online banking session should remain safe, secure, and private. Unlike other approaches, Trusted Access assumes a client’s computer is infected with the latest zero-day attack that would go undetected by anti-virus and other software technologies.

Xsilva Systems rebrands as LightSpeed, opens API for custom apps

A new open API that will drive the development of creative custom Point of Sale applications and a powerful eCommerce connector that supports the market-leading Magento platform, are the major new features of LightSpeed version 3.5 released today by Xsilva Systems. The company also announced it is rebranding as LightSpeed to capitalize on the worldwide reseller network, extensive user base and broad brand-name recognition it has established for its acclaimed retail technology since launching in 2005. Additionally, version 3.5 updates LightSpeed Mobile and is ready for the new Mac operating system, Lion. The opening of the API makes LightSpeed a dynamic POS platform that caters to the store owner, developer or IT manager looking to build custom add-ons to the platform, while still remaining an easy-to-use, well-priced and richly functional out-of-the-box system that is attractive to small- to medium-sized retailers.