Palo Alto, CA-based Bill.com has introduced Fast Pay, enabling SMBs to pay and get paid faster, allowing precise cash flow management. Now, SMBs in particular can rely on a seamless digital solution without the hassle of going to the bank to send wire transfers or scheduling pickups by FedEx or UPS.
American Express announced the winners of the Epic Everyday Getaway contest. More than 7,000 Americans submitted snapshots and selfies along with a short story describing their favorite #EveryDayMoments. Photo submissions captured Americans’ favorite VIPs (their kids, loved ones and friends) in fun, silly, memorable and inspirational everyday moments. Each winner and a guest will get their own “Very Important Person” treatment when they head to NYC June 18-21, 2014 for a three-day experience. The Card, designed for multi-taskers juggling family, work and personal lives, rewards Card Members for how often they shop” not just how much they spend. Use the Card 20 or more times on purchases in a billing period and earn 20% extra Membership Rewards ® points on all those purchases less returns and credits.
ACI Worldwide electronic payment and banking systems’ conferences are preeminent customer events with senior IT and business leaders from leading financial services, processors and retail organizations. This year’s EMEA event, May 13-16 in Lisbon, Portugal, brings together many of the region’s industry thought leaders to hear more about the Disruption Opportunity”how financial experts, retailers, and technology leaders are navigating a disrupted payments landscape, preparing for the future and prospering. Additional sessions will focus on all aspects of the payments industry, including wholesale payments, online banking, merchant acquiring and card issuing, as well as ATM driving, payments fraud, retailer payment processing and mobile. ACI extends thanks to this year’s EMEA sponsors, including: HP, IBM, Integrated Research, Phoenix Interactive, Stratus Technologies, Thales e-Security, XYPRO Technology, Bell ID, Futurex, Polar Moment and Spectrum.
The keynote speakers at CARTES America 2014 will share their deep industry experience and vision for online, mobile and contactless payment, and digital security and authentication solutions at the upcoming conference and exhibition, May 13-15 in Las Vegas, Nev. The five keynote presenters are Patrick Gauthier, head of emerging payments at PayPal; Ben Milne, CEO and founder of Dwolla; Dominique Piotet, CEO of Rebellion Lab; Steven Singer, CEO of ABnote; and Patty Walters, senior vice president of merchant products at Vantiv. The three-day conference is organized into a series of session tracks, with a roster of more than 80 speakers and more than 50 educational programs and presentations, addressing the key issues and market opportunities across the mobile payment, identification and biometrics, mobile security, near field communications (NFC) and Europay, MasterCard and Visa (EMV) deployment markets. CARTES America 2014 attendees can choose from a one or three day full conference pass or a one or three day event pass.
American Express is now accepting applications for the new Amex EveryDay Credit Card, which was announced at last month’s Oscars. To celebrate, the company is launching a year-long campaign to shine a spotlight on America’s #EveryDayMoments – from quality time with the kids to a night out with friends. The campaign kicks off with a Mother’s Day “selfie & snapshots” photo contest with an epic prize – a getaway to NYC for 50 winners and their guests (100 total). American Express will continue to recognize and reward consumers for sharing their #EveryDayMoments throughout the year with a series of special, themed contests, sweeps and unique experiences, like a live concert with Maroon 5 streamed nationally on June 20, 2014, and a soon-to-be-announced Father’s Day Sweeps. The Amex EveryDay Card is a no-annual-fee Credit Card that puts a twist on the traditional rewards program; it rewards Card Members for how often they shop, and not just how much they spend. Use the Card 20 or more times on purchases in a billing period and earn 20% extra Membership Rewards® points on all those purchases less returns and credits. *Terms and limitations apply
Fiserv financial services technology solutions launched its “Popmoney Instant Payments.” Available now to eligible financial institutions that offer “Popmoney,” “Instant Payments” lets users send money credited to the recipient’s account within seconds. This feature extends the functionality of the Popmoney social person-to-person payments service, making it indispensable when an immediate exchange of money is required. Uses could include making a last-minute rent payment, sending money to a family member in an emergency or paying a small business or service provider upon completion of a project. The “Popmoney Instant Payments” leverages extensive portfolio of payment capabilities from Fiserv to enable fast and secure money movement. The “Popmoney” platform intends to expand its connectivity options through other networks and connection points.
Participants at CARTES America will gather to discuss issues driving markets and explore the latest technologies and trends in smart cards, mobile payment, identification, and authentication. The three-day conference and exhibition will return to Las Vegas, April 23-25, which hosted nearly 2,000 attendees from 54 countries and 120 exhibitors in 2012. This year’s CARTES AMERICA will feature 80 educational sessions with more than 100 presenters. The event will focus on the topics, trends and technologies to facilitate new business in the large and dynamic American market for innovative smart technologies. The CARTES America preliminary conference program includes a number of sessions addressing three broad themes: EMV and NFC deployments, mobile & advanced payments and security.
Starbucks Coffee kicked-off its three-day Global Leadership Conference in Houston where the company will inspire nearly 10,000 store managers by investing in their development. Customers will be able to use Square Wallet to pay with their mobile phones at U.S. Starbucks stores beginning in early November. Customers will also be able to use the Square directory to find more than 7,000 U.S. company-operated Starbucks stores. Starbucks also announced it will enable digital tipping on its existing mobile payment applications and on Square Wallet for its U.S. store partners (employees) in summer 2013. As a further testament to the company’s innovation in mobile payment, the Starbucks mobile application is now integrated with Apple’s Passbook allowing customers’ Starbucks Cards to appear on their iPhone screen automatically after they enter a favorite Starbucks store.
Datacard Group secure ID and card personalization is set to present at the 20th annual ATM, Debit and Prepaid Forum October 22-25. Titled “Maximizing Card Program Performance While Minimizing Costs,” there will be a co-presentation given by Alyssa Arredondo, senior marketing manager for Datacard Group; and Donna McVea, card issuance coordinator for First National Bank of Omaha. Datacard Group will also be exhibiting at the show its patented “CardWizard” issuance software and associated hardware.
Datacard Group, secure ID and card personalization solutions will be presenting at the 20th annual ATM, Debit and Prepaid Forum taking place on October 22-25. Titled “Maximizing Card Program Performance While Minimizing Costs.” Here Datacard Group will also be exhibiting, showcasing its “CardWizard” issuance software and associated hardware.
R./K. Hammer company Founder and CEO Bob Hammer is known for writing hundreds of card opinions and research reports, and at last count public records show R.K. Hammer branded materials have been cited 650 times in virtually every major financial card-based publication in the U.S the past two decades. He has done card business projects…
Discover partnered with Zynga social game developer to launch the “Winter Wonderland” FarmVille expansion. The customizable holiday farm is the third expansion to be released by the popular social games developer following “English Countryside” and “Lighthouse Cove.” With this, FarmVille players can get an early start on a quest to help a friendly orange Yeti use his Discover card to do his holiday shopping. Players can click on the Discover icon located in their neighbor bar to get an exclusive sneak peek of Winter Wonderland, before it is widely available to all players. When “Winter Wonderland” becomes available to the public on December 5, players will be rewarded with a free virtual gift from Discover just for visiting Zynga’s latest creation.