Fiserv announced that Sussex Bank has selected the Premier(R) bank platform from Fiserv and a wide array of additional solutions. To meet increasing consumer demand for 24/7 financial services, Sussex Bank selected several self-service digital solutions, including solutions for mobile banking, remote check capture, payments and online banking. Popmoney(R) from Fiserv will enable Sussex Bank’s customers to send and receive person-to-person or social payments, while Mobile Source Capture(TM) will facilitate secure check deposits from consumers and small businesses using a smartphone camera. In addition to Premier, Business Analytics, Director, Business Process Manager, Popmoney and Mobile Source Capture, the bank selected the following innovative Fiserv solutions: Accel(TM) payments network, Business Continuity Services for disaster recovery, Branch Source Capture(TM) for check capture, CheckFree(R) RXP(R) and CheckFree(R) Small Business for bill payment and presentment, Data Vaulting(TM) for automated data backup and storage, Integrated Teller for real-time customer and account information, Mobiliti(TM) for mobile banking, Retail Online(TM) and Business Online(TM) for online banking, TransferNow(R) for online funds transfer, and WireXchange(R) for wire transfers.
Quad/Graphics and WIRED have collaborated to produce America’s first mass-produced Near Field Communication (NFC) magazine ad. WIRED’s April issue features an ad with an NFC tag that launches a mobile site when tapped by an NFC-enabled Android smartphone. NFC chips have been used in smartcard and other applications, but the advertisement appearing in 500,000 subscriber copies of WIRED’s April issue marks the first time the fast-emerging chip technology has been used in an American magazine on a mass scale.
NCR Corporation began installations of its “APTRA Interactive Teller” virtual teller ATMs at Sussex County Federal Credit Unions. NCR “APTRA Interactive Teller” lets consumers talk to a teller over an ATM, even during evenings and on weekends. NCR will begin additional installations at other financial institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Australia and other countries during the next three months. The “APTRA Interactive Teller” helps financial institutions resize their business model for delivering the traditional branch banking experience. APTRA Interactive Teller gives cost-effective options for reducing customer wait times during busy periods of the day and staying open for business longer – such as during evenings and on weekends.
Cardtronics’s UK-based Bank Machine, has recorded a banner first month providing ATM services at its new portfolio of busy commuter train station locations operated by Southern Railway in the South of London and England. Southern Railway, a wholly-owned subsidiary of GoVia Ltd., operates a fleet of 300 trains seven days a week, with 447,000 passenger journeys made every day. Bank Machine immediately set about making aesthetic improvements and ATM equipment upgrades. Efficiently executing the ATM site enhancements with a bare-minimum of interruption to ATM availability, Bank Machine assumed operational control of 20 ATMs spread across 12 train stations late in the first quarter. With April marking the first full month of ATM services provided by Bank Machine, ATMs at the entire roster of train stations, including two of Southern England’s busiest railway stations in Brighton and East Croydon, logged at least a 10 percent increase (same month, year-over-year) of cash withdrawal transactions. During the remainder of 2011, Southern Railway will look to Bank Machine to install ATMs at 10 additional train stations, with some housing cash machines for the first time.
President Festus G. Mogae of Botswana has been appointed to the MasterCard Foundation Board of Directors. President Mogae’s career is distinguished by achievements that advanced economic and social progress in Sub-Saharan Africa. President Mogae led the Republic of Botswana from 1998 to 2008. In 2009 President Mogae accepted the position of Special Envoy of the United Nations Secretary-General on Climate Change, a role that culminated with his participation in the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen. President Mogae spent the past year as the African President-in-Residence at Boston University’s African Presidential Archives and Research Center. He also served as Vice President, Minister of Finance and Development Planning, and Permanent Secretary to the President and was the Alternate Governor for Botswana at The International Monetary Fund, The World Bank and The African Development Bank.
President Festus G. Mogae of Botswana has been appointed to the
MasterCard Foundation Board of Directors. President Mogae’s career is
distinguished by achievements that advanced economic and social progress
in Sub-Saharan Africa. President Mogae led the Republic of Botswana from
1998 to 2008. In 2009 President Mogae accepted the position of Special
Envoy of the United Nations Secretary-General on Climate Change, a role that
culminated with his participation in the UN Climate Change Conference in
Copenhagen. President Mogae spent the past year as the African
President-in-Residence at Boston University’s African Presidential
Archives and Research Center. He also served as Vice President, Minister
of Finance and Development Planning, and Permanent Secretary to the
President and was the Alternate Governor for Botswana at The
International Monetary Fund, The World Bank and The African Development
Prepaid card provider M-Cube has launched the new “Demelza MasterCard”
prepaid card and will back the fundraising effort by donating 100% of the profits generated from every cardholder transaction to Demelza.
Demelza is an organisation providing hospice care for over 570 children
with life-limiting illnesses and their families across Kent, East Sussex
and South London. In addition, M-Cube has pledged to bear the costs incurred by all other
suppliers involved in launching the programme. The prepaid card will be
issued by Newcastle Building Society, which has also agreed to waive its
start-up costs associated with launching the programme. Cardholders will be able to
benefit from a range of additional benefits including premier discounts from including retailers, leisure centres and
theatres; ash back rewards on selected purchases; free day out vouchers, DVD rentals, music downloads and magazines and exclusive competitions.
STMicroelectronics has appointed several new executive officers, effective
immediately. Among the new executives, included is Orio Bellezza as
Executive VP, Jean-Marc Chery as Executive VP, Andrea Cuomo as GM,
Loic Lietar as Corporate VP, Pierre Ollivier as Corporate VP & General
Counsel and Alisia Grenville as Corporate VP & Chief Compliance
Officer. The advanced education of the staff shows Orio Bellezza having
earned a Doctorate with honors in Theoretical Chemical-Physics from Milan
University, Jean-Marc Chery having graduated from the National Superior
School for Engineering in France, Alisia Grenville with a bachelor in
the University of Sussex, Loic Lietar having earned an engineering degree
from the Ecole Polytechnique, a Microelectronics degree from Orsay
University and an MBA from Columbia University and Pierre Ollivier having
obtained his Law Degree at Caen University in 1976 and a postgraduate
degree in International Business law at Paris 1 University in 1978.
STMicroelectronics develops semiconductor solutions and had a net revenue
of $9.85 billion with net earnings of $782 million.
Global Cash Access has signed a multi-year agreement with Columbia Sussex Corporation and its nine gaming establishments to utilize GCA’s “QuikCash” cash advance terminals. GCA offers a number of products and services, including ATM technology, cashless gaming products and marketing services that help casino patrons access cash and help gaming establishments better understand their patrons, and enhance their patron marketing activities. QuikCash(TM) cash advance terminals are customer-activated, touch screen terminals that provide casino patrons with POS debit card and credit card cash advance transaction options. Global Cash Access Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: GCA), is a leading provider of cash access products and related services to approximately 1,060 gaming properties and other clients in the United States, Continental Europe, the United Kingdom, Canada and the Caribbean.
Clydesdale Bank has joined with PrePay Technologies to
create, deliver and service prepaid MasterCard debit cards for a wide
range of applications. The alliance has already resulted in the launch
of the Western Union Travel Cash Card. The product is a secure, pre-paid
and reloadable cash card available in euros, US dollars and sterling,
which is protected by a personal PIN and is available at independent
travel agents or can be ordered online. PrePay Technologies designs and
delivers host-based stored-value card solutions including prepaid debit,
retail gift, corporate incentive and insurance claim cards.
Digital Courier Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of advanced e-payment services specializing in fraud and risk management, announced that John Hanlon, formerly Sr. VP and CFO at Personic, Inc., has been appointed Chief Financial Officer of the company effective August 21, 2000. Mr. Hanlon will be based out of the San Francisco, CA office.
“We are pleased to welcome John as Chief Financial Officer to our team. John brings a strong portfolio of operational and finance skills from both public and pre-IPO companies that will be critical to managing our continued growth,” said Becky Takeda, COO of DCTI. “He is a powerful addition to our senior management team, and will help DCTI extend its lead in the e-payments space,” continued Takeda.
“DCTI is an exciting company in a rapidly growing space with great opportunities and I’m thrilled to be joining its management team,” said John Hanlon, Chief Financial Officer of DCTI. “I look forward to contributing to the growth of the company, and to helping DCTI reach its full potential as a market leader,” continued Hanlon.
Mr. Hanlon has over 13 years experience as a Chief Financial Officer, and is a Certified Public Accountant with experience in public offerings, private placement activities, acquisitions, mergers, and joint ventures. Prior to joining Personic, Inc. in 1998, Mr. Hanlon was Sr. VP and Chief Financial Officer of MDL Information Systems, a publicly traded company prior to it being sold to Reed-Elsevier in 1997. After overseeing MDL’s IPO in 1993, Hanlon oversaw the finance, legal, contract administration, MIS, Facilities, Investor Relations, Corporate Communications departments.
DCTI is an emerging e-payment market leader providing an advanced, fully integrated e-payment service for merchants and financial institutions. The DCTI services feature a unique fraud protection and risk management system. DCTI has a growing list of over 600 merchant customers, representing more than $70 million in transactions processed monthly and spanning every e-commerce market segment. DCTI has greatly expanded its sales and marketing reach through reseller relationships and strategic partnerships with ACI Worldwide, the global leader in ATM services; Equifax; Innuity; NDC e-Commerce; Visa International; and others. DCTI is headquartered in Park City, Utah, with offices in San Francisco, California, Clearwater, Florida and in West Sussex, England. For more information, visit DCTI on the Web at .
Digital Courier Technologies, Inc.,a provider of end-to-end, fully integrated e-payment solutions, announced that ACI Worldwide has signed on Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA and Telefonica Moviles SA of Spain for wireless payment processing services, using technology licensed from DCTI. BBVA and Telefonica Moviles will power their joint venture, MovilPago, with ACI’s enterprise mobile payments solution.
MovilPago is an innovative payment system that allows consumers to conduct m-commerce, enabling payments over wireless communications systems. MovilPago will deploy the system in 30 countries over the next two years, with an anticipated 100 million consumers using the system and 5 million merchants accepting payments. MovilPago’s m-commerce allows payments to be made from any existing Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) or other digital handset with no modification required to the handset or SIM card.
According to Strategy Analytics, m-commerce purchases worth $200 billion will be conducted around the world by 2004, which translates into 130 million customers and 14 billion transactions a year.
“By integrating our technology with ACI’s BASE24, DCTI and ACI are able to provide cutting edge technology to the Internet payment marketplace,” said DCTI President Don Marshall.
The e24 product suite is designed to help financial institutions, retailers and emerging e-commerce businesses extend their existing payments infrastructures into the rapidly growing world of business-to-consumer electronic commerce. e24 commerce solutions handle all aspects of web-initiated payments and include value-added features to enhance customer service, merchant reporting and management, and web-centric fraud detection and management. ACI Worldwide’s e24-portal and e24-risk commerce products are powered by DCTI.
DCTI is an emerging e-payment market leader providing an advanced, fully integrated e-payment service for merchants and financial institutions. The DCTI services feature a unique fraud protection and risk management system. DCTI has a growing list of over 600 merchant customers, representing more than $70 million in transactions processed monthly and spanning every e-commerce market segment. DCTI has greatly expanded its sales and marketing reach through reseller relationships and strategic partnerships with ACI Worldwide, the global leader in ATM services; Equifax; Innuity; NDC e-Commerce; Visa International; and others. DCTI is headquartered in Park City, Utah, with offices in San Francisco, California, Clearwater, Florida and in West Sussex, England. For more information, visit DCTI on the Web at [http://www.DCTI.com].
About ACI Worldwide:
ACI Worldwide is helping customers change the way the world works with solutions designed to improve the way we live, work and shop. Every minute of every day, financial institutions, retailers and networking industries rely on ACI solutions and services to smoothly move money and information. As a leading international provider of solutions for e-payments, ACI maintains operations in the Americas, Europe/Middle East/Africa and Asia/Pacific. More than 2,300 customers in 79 countries use ACI distributed solutions. Visit ACI Worldwide on the Internet at [http://www.aciworldwide.com].
BBVA is the largest financial group in Spain both in terms of profit and market capitalization and is the second largest within the Euro zone. In 1999 group profits reached 1.75 billion euros and assets totaled 238 billion euros. BBVA Group is present in 37 countries, mainly in Europe and Latin America, through a network of more than 9,300 branches, and employs 130,000 people.
The group has 35 million clients and 1.5 million shareholders. Its stock is quoted on nine stock exchanges around the world. BBVA employs advanced technology in distribution channels, manages one of the largest industrial portfolios in Spain, and shows an extraordinary strong balance sheet.
About Telefonica Moviles:
Telefonica Moviles is the mobile telephone communications subsidiary of the Telefonica Group, which is one of the world’s five largest telecom companies. It has more than 20 million clients throughout Spain (11.5 million clients), Latin America (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Peru, El Salvador, Guatemala and Puerto Rico) and Morocco. The company is a true leader in the Spanish and Latin American markets, not only in terms of number of clients but also in terms of innovation and deployment of the latest technologies for the development of new services.