Mobilio Protection now offers independent wireless retailers the convenience of a low price prepaid protection plan covering new, refurbished and pre-owned devices distributed via the epay WebPOS distribution portal.
Euronet Worldwide has completed the acquisition of U.K.-based HiFX. The acquisition complements Ria, Euronet’s existing money transfer business, by expanding its offerings to include online-initiated, account-to-account international payment and foreign exchange services to high-income individuals and small-to-medium sized businesses. Under the terms of the purchase agreement announced on March 10, 2014, Euronet acquired HiFX for approximately [Pounds]145 million or $242 million. The purchase consideration was comprised of approximately 1.3 million shares of Euronet stock and approximately $185 million in cash, including approximately $78 million of cash on hand and approximately $107 million funded using Euronet’s revolving line of credit. HiFX, now a wholly owned subsidiary of Euronet, will present its financial results with Euronet’s existing money transfer segment.
Millions of customers transfer money domestically each year, many of them struggling to navigate the complex and costly fees that come with each transaction. Today, Walmart and Ria are launching a retail industry first – Walmart-2-Walmart Money Transfer Service. Available April 24, the new low-cost service allows customers to transfer money to and from more than 4,000 Walmart stores nationwide for up to 50 percent less than similar offerings on the market.
Walmart and Ria are launching the Walmart-2-Walmart Money Transfer Service allowing users to transfer money to and from more than 4,000 Walmart stores nationwide. Walmart-2-Walmart offers a clear fee structure with just two pricing tiers: customers can transfer up to $50 for $4.50 and up to $900 for $9.50. Competitive offerings often include 10 or more fee tiers and charge up to $70 for transferring less than $1,000. Money transfers above $50 make up the majority of transactions in the U.S. Walmart-2-Walmart will bring dramatic savings to these customers. Walmart also offers other everyday money services such as check cashing, bill pay, money orders and tax preparation services, as well as industry-leading pre-paid card programs though the Walmart MoneyCard, and Bluebird, a checking and debit alternative.
Boost Mobile announced a simple way for users of Boost Mobile Wallet powered by Wipit to turn their checks into instant cash funds, available in their Boost Mobile Wallet Plus accounts. The new service called Quick Check is available through the Boost Mobile Wallet powered by Wipit. The funds are loaded in users’ Boost Mobile Wallet Plus accounts, which are issued by Sutton Bank in association with Wipit. The Boost Mobile Wallet application offers international money transfer by Ria Money Transfer, bill payment, domestic and international prepaid mobile top-up, and money transfer capabilities to other Mobile Wallet accounts, all available through Wipit and its financial services partners. The application is available as a free download at the Google Play Store from a Boost Mobile Android-powered smartphone.
Euronet 360 Finance Ltd., a subsidiary of Euronet Worldwide, launched of end-to-end prepaid card issuing, processing and BIN sponsorship solutions in Europe. Euronet 360 Finance Ltd., under the supervision of the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), is now providing electronic money and payment services through card issuing, BIN sponsorship and payment card acquiring. By passporting the e-money license across the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) territory (except Monaco), Euronet 360 Finance Ltd. is able to issue cards and process transactions across the entire European Economic Area (EEA). Euronet’s complete prepaid card solution provides non-FCA licensed organizations with the ability to quickly, easily and cost effectively enter the prepaid card arena. Euronet’s prepaid card solution include the support of physical and virtual cards, for one-time, gift card or reloadable use with contactless functionality through MasterCard Paypass.
epay prepaid and payments processor launch its epay Gift Card Center for retailers. Featuring over two dozen national brands, including a blend of “mall” cards and online/catalog gift cards, retail stores benefit from opportunities for additional sales and solidify their role as a “one-stop-shop.” Gift card issuing merchants benefit from epay’s large national distribution network of over 50,000 retail locations and low cost of entry into the gift card space. The epay Gift Card Center appeals to a wide audience because of its variety of cards, including epay’s Visa® gift card, which can be used everywhere Visa debit cards are accepted; merchant gift cards such as Columbia Sportswear, Overstock.com, Omaha Steaks®, Great Clips, Showcase Cinemas, Regal Entertainment Group, Elektra de Mexico and Coldwater Creek; and content such as epay Dining Deals, an online portal with access to nationwide coupons for both restaurants and grocery.
Gemalto digital security was implemented by PrivatBank to provide Optelio contactless stickers for Ukraine’s first commercial mobile payment deployment. Gemalto’s “Optelio” contactless sticker is a microprocessor-based secure personal device that enables PrivatBank to provide its existing customers with an additional payment option on their favorite device: their mobile phone. It has been designed to work on any handset model, combining diminutive size with the highest communication performance at point-of-sale terminals that are contactless ready. PrivatBank customers simply attach the sticker to their mobile phone in order to securely use the contactless feature for small amount purchases.
epay prepaid products of Euronet Worldwide announced the retail launch of the “Sonora” and “Sunday TV” gift cards from Terra, the largest online media company in Latin America. The launch at Grupo Pão de Açucar (GPA), Brazil’s largest retailer, marks the first time the Terra gift cards are available in a retail environment. Sonora is the largest streaming music service in Latin America, enabling consumers to download MP3s to any device, and Sunday TV provides premium video on demand (VOD) content. Previously, Terra only sold subscriptions online and at temporary mall kiosks with credit cards as the only accepted payment method. The partnership with epay opens a new sales and distribution channel to Terra that increases the exposure of its brand, reaches new customers, creates loyalty and empowers consumers to have a new shopping experience for fun and online entertainment.
VSoft process improvement solutions for financial institutions, announced R.I.A. Federal Credit Union has selected its branch item capture and image exchange solutions. R.I.A. Federal Credit Union chose to deploy VSoft’s branch item capture solution as an outsourced model, which enables a seamless transition of its check processing to VSoft’s data center, VServe. The solution gives the credit union the ability to capture deposits in the back office, streamlining processes and reducing internal expenses. The credit union will also benefit from VSoft’s branch item capture, inclearings/shared drafts, out returns, archive/research and cash lettering services.
epay, a division of Euronet Worldwide and a leading prepaid and payments processor in the U.S., in conjunction with its sister company Ria Financial Services (Ria), announces the launch of “Ria PINless Calling.” The product is currently live in more than 42,000 epay locations across the U.S., with Ria locations scheduled to add the product…
epay, a division of Euronet Worldwide and a leading prepaid and payments processor in the U.S., continues to lead the industry by expanding its product portfolio to offer a PIN-on-receipt delivery for Xbox LIVE® Gold subscriptions and Microsoft Points on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. This new offering comes after…