CardWeb.com’s CardPixes database of more than 7,000 images today features the J.G. Wentworth Cash Now Visa.
In today’s CardFlash News Que: WENTWORTH (FIS); UNIONPAY (Taiwan); AMEX (GBT); and DIGITZS (funding).
Visa and J.G. Wentworth Company will enter the prepaid card category and expand the Company’s product offerings to new and existing customers.
San Fernando, CA-based Precision Dynamics announced that two theme parks in Atlanta, Stone Mountain Park and Six Flags Over Georgia, have begun using its “Smart Band” RFID wristbands. The wristbands enable visitors to pay for merchandise and refreshments, as well as to gain access to parks, individual rides, and lockers, with a “flick of the wrist.” “Smart Band” incorporates radio frequency identification technology from Texas Instruments. Precision Dynamics has also implemented its “Smart Band” technology at Six Flags Over Georgia in a “Floating Locker System” developed by Compusafe Electronic Locker Systems of Wentworth Falls, Australia. Guests purchase their “Locker Band” for the day and the new RFID-based system lets them rent a locker on demand at any of the park’s lockers for just the time they need it. Each “Locker Band” is equipped with TI’s “Tag-it” smart label inlay, which individually identifies each patron and allows data to be written to and read from the bands to control access to the lockers. Precision Dynamics introduced the first patient bar code ID wristband in 1984 and RFID wristbands in 2000.
Coinstar has named Robert Sznewajs, formerly president of the Credit Card Division of Bank of America, to its board of directors. Mr. Sznewajs is president and chief executive officer of West Coast Bancorp the largest locally owned bank holding company in Oregon. His past experience includes serving as vice chairman of US Bancorp and as president of the Credit Card Division of Bank of America. He currently sits on the board of directors of West Coast Bancorp. Mr. Sznewajs previously served on the board of directors of STAR and PLUS ATM networks and VISA USA. He also served on VISA USA’s marketing and product development and international ATM committees.