MI-based North American Bancard (NAB) has ankled Rhett Rowe as president of its subsidiary, Capital for Merchants (CFM), a merchant cash advance program that helps businesses get the working capital they need. In his new position, Rowe will be responsible for providing strategic
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Elan Financial Services EFT services, processing more than 4 billion transactions annually, signed an agreement with MasterCard® to adopt their U.S. common Debit Application Identifier (AID) specification for the MoneyPass® Network. The MoneyPass Network, by licensing the common AID, will be able to facilitate U.S domestic debit transactions on the network, including contact or contactless, and surcharge-free ATM transactions.
TSYS racks up record revenues in the second quarter. In the North America segment, TSYS reported the largest quarter of transaction volume in history at 2.7 billion. In the NetSpend segment revenue rose 11.4% to $116.8 million.
Chuck Harris has been named senior executive vice president of TSYS and will continue to serve as president of NetSpend. Harris joined NetSpend as president in July, 2010, with responsibility for the partner, direct and corporate paycard lines of business, as well as the company’s products, technology and operations. Harris joined NetSpend from Intuit where he had served as general manager of the company’s payment solutions division. Prior to Intuit, he served as chief executive officer, president and chief operating officer of Electronic Clearing House (ECHO), an electronic payment solutions provider that was acquired by Intuit in 2007. Earlier in his career, Harris also served with Paymentech and its Merchant Link subsidiary.
TSYS announced Philip W. Tomlinson decided to retire as CEO. In his place, M. Troy Woods has been elected by the TSYS board of directors as president, CEO, effective July 31, 2014. Tomlinson will continue to serve as executive chairman of the board of TSYS until the 2015 Annual Shareholders’ Meeting. Woods started his career at Columbus Bank and Trust Company in 1970, working part time in the bankcard department and eventually becoming a vice president. He left the company in 1977 to become senior vice president of consumer lending for AmSouth Bank in Birmingham, Ala. Woods rejoined TSYS in 1987 and directed the company’s international expansion, strategic planning, major client negotiations and the company’s launch of TS2. Most recently, he guided the company’s diversification strategy into faster growing areas of payments as TSYS moved beyond its roots as a third-party processor for bank issuers and merchant acquirers.
Advancing branch transformation initiatives to migrate teller transactions to the self-service channel, Elan Financial Services has certified two Diebold, Incorporated technologies on its transaction processing network. The processing and payments services provider approved both Diebold’s Opteva® Branch Performance Series™ in-lobby teller (ILT) terminal and Concierge Video Services™ offerings. The certifications ensure that Diebold’s solutions will run seamlessly within the Elan network, helping to accelerate the solutions’ pace of adoption by financial institutions. These branch transformation certification initiatives are powered by Diebold’s Agilis 3 software, which enables a consistent multi-channel consumer experience and transaction support. Elan delivers ATM processing and payments services, providing transaction processing, terminal driving and monitoring and support services.
TSYS announced that Walter Taylor as their chief procurement officer, responsible for procurement, vendor management and supplier management. Prior to joining TSYS, Taylor served as executive vice president, strategy, of Genesis10, where he was responsible for the firm’s overall strategy for information technology staffing and consulting with clients in the financial services industry. He also served as COO of Pariter Solutions, LLC, a Bank of America and Wells Fargo ACH payment processing joint venture, and senior vice president of Bank of America, responsible for technology and operations procurement and supply chain management. He’s a graduate of the University of Georgia and Mercer University and a Desert Storm veteran.
TSYS announced the appointment of Paul M. Todd as Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer effective July 1, 2014. Paul Todd has served as executive vice president for strategy, mergers and acquisitions, product and marketing since 2008. Over the past four years, Todd directed TSYS’ diversification strategy that included four acquisitions in the direct merchant acquiring business and TSYS’ largest acquisition, NetSpend, which occurred last year. He has been the key driver in developing strategies to lead TSYS into new and faster growing sectors and markets. Prior to 2008, Todd was President and Chief Executive Officer of Synovus Financial Management, a unit of Synovus Financial Corp.
Merchant Warehouse payment technologies acquired Opticard provider of gift and loyalty programs for organizations worldwide. Merchant Warehouse will now offer deeper mobile and digital engagement opportunities for small and mid-sized businesses through an expanded suite of gift, loyalty and prepaid programs. For nearly 20 years, Opticard has offers solution processing for merchants, ranging from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies, completing more than 20 million transactions annually. Its prepaid offerings, including both gift card and loyalty programs, are designed to meet the unique needs of every retailer, enabling them to build lasting relationships with their customers, while simultaneously encouraging them to return and spend more. Through this acquisition, Merchant Warehouse will continue to invest in the Opticard platform to advance the suite of service offerings to both new and existing resellers and retail customers. Opticard employees will join the Merchant Warehouse team, will continue to invest in Opticard’s solutions, offerings and infrastructure, enabling continuous improvement and growth.
PayAnywhere announced they have teamed with Discover Financial Services, a direct banking and payment services company with one of the most recognized brands in U.S. financial services, to offer PayAnywhere merchants the ability to accept PayPal at the point of sale. This means that PayAnywhere merchants will be able to accept PayPal and will be able to tap into PayPal’s rapidly growing customer base that has swelled to more than 55 million active customers in the U.S., more and more of whom are using the PayPal payment card.