Pay.On and EVO Payments International (EVO) card payment acquirer and payment service provider partnered to provide small to medium merchants an easy interface to a payment solution that has all the advantages of the latest payment technology.EVO combines strong acquiring, processing and consulting skills on its European platform with the proven expertise of its parent company in the SME area. PAY.ON offers comprehensive technology expertise, from an omnichannel and PCI-compliant payment platform, through to the universal interface COPYandPAY, to the integration of country-specific payment methods and highly efficient risk tools and a number of shopping plugins to the payment-specific expansion of shopping systems. EVO and PAY.ON have created a full service offering to meet the needs of these merchants, through EVO’s payment processing platform which offers the acceptance of a variety of cards, giropay and additional payment methods as well as anti-fraud measures.
PAY.ON omnichannel payment infrastructure systems, and Worldline, Atos subsidiary for e-payment services, announce a premium strategic partnership to enlarge Worldline’s international e-payment acceptance coverage. Worldline now strengthens its worldwide positioning to better support its customers when operating cross-border and entering new markets and countries. With Atos Worldline, PAY.ON gains another partner, delivering its clients a further connection to the French market. The integration into the PAY.ON Payment Gateway facilitates Worldline the immediate access into a high-performance payment gateway, the processing of transactions in more than 100 countries, and access to more than 350 payment providers and 150 payment brands over a single API. With this enriched geographical coverage, Worldline will be able to even better satisfy the growing needs of its customers, currently spread in 17 countries, and leverage their business globally: Worldline clients can now easily connect to a wide range of foreign acquirers and payment methods for processing of local payment transactions worldwide.
First Data electronic commerce and payment processing renewed its processing contract with DAB Bank AG, a subsidiary of UniCredit Bank AG and part of UniCredit Group, for a further five years. First Data will continue to be responsible for delivering card processing services for DAB Bank AG’s MasterCard Classic, MasterCard Gold, MasterCard Platinum and MasterCard World Signia. First Data will also continue to provide a range of technical services for processing electronic payment transactions including account processing, authorizations, transaction processing, accounting and fraud prevention, as well as operational services such as contact centre services, emergency card replacement services and disputes handling for DAB Bank AG cardholders.
The Republic of Kosovo has chosen Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) to manufacture and deliver its multifunctional, electronic, and entirely contactless smart ID cards. As prime contractor, the Munich-based technology company is assuming responsibility for all aspects of project management as well as for system development and manufacture of the cards. Sub-contractor for the Automated Fingerprint Inspection System (AFIS) and for the smartcard personalization machinery is Berlin-based Bundesdruckerei GmbH. G&D is also in charge of implementing and structuring all system components necessary to support every step in the ID documentation process, from applying for a card to delivering it. These new ID cards, which the Republic of Kosovo will begin issuing to its citizens by the end of this year, are among the most up-to-date smart ID cards in use anywhere in the world.
NCR consumer transaction technologies announced Wolfgang Kneilmann as the new VP for it financial services line of business in Europe. Having started his career at NCR, Kneilmann worked in various sales and management positions for more than 11 years. In 2001, he joined Swissrisk AG, a European software specialist, as a member of the management team. He oversaw sales and marketing for banking-specific software solutions from 2001 until early 2007. In March 2007, he returned to NCR to become managing director for Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
First Data electronic commerce and payment processing and TeleCash signed an issuing processing contract with VTB Bank (Deutschland) AG corporate and commercial bank. By this, First Data will provide VTB Bank (Deutschland) AG with issuing services for its new MasterCard corporate card portfolio which features a bespoke bankcard design and comprehensive insurance package. VTB Bank (Deutschland) AG will complete its service package for corporate clients, for which First Data will include technical processing of electronic transactions, operational services and fraud management services.
EUFISERV Payments and PULSE debit and ATM network forged a strategic ATM participation agreement. This ultimately allows more than 68 million cards, issued by 600 EUFISERV member banks, to participate in the PULSE Global ATM Network. ATM transactions conducted by EUFISERV member cardholders will be enabled at more than 850,000 ATMs in the PULSE Global ATM Network. PULSE and EUFISERV will focus first on European markets, followed by acceptance opportunities in other PULSE ATM markets where EUFISERV cardholders frequently travel. The companies also plan to look at future opportunities for EUFISERV participants’ card members, both in Europe and around the world.
First Data electronic commerce and payment processing and owner of First Data Deutschland and TeleCash GmbH & Co. KG, has signalled its commitment to the German market by securing long-term leases at its Bad Vilbel and Nuremberg facilities and announcing plans for several major IT infrastructure investments. This in conjunction with finalizing lease negotiations on its premises, securing presence in the building until at least 2017 to remain the regional hub. First Data also confirmed the extension of its lease, to at least end 2017, at its premises in Nuremberg, from which mainly operational services are being provided.
payworks and PAY.ON AG have partnered on mobile payment solutions. payworks develops both turnkey white-label products and modular components, making it easy for payment providers, banks and telecommunications providers to enter the emerging mobile payment market and now clients of PAY.ON’s payment processing platform ‘PaySourcing’ can now rely on a professional partner for future mobile payment projects. The ‘payworks.terminal’, for example enables payment providers to release their own mobile POS solution, allowing small retailers to accept card payments easily at the POS, the only requirement being a smartphone with internet access. An optional card reader can be plugged into the phone for faster processing.
Mamamia has selected Lyris global digital marketing as its digital marketing partner to reinvent their online marketing program and generate robust analytics, namely with Lyris “HQ.” Mamamia is Australia’s leading women’s website and social media community while Lyris global digital marketing provides technology and industry knowledge to help businesses achieve value with their email marketing campaigns. Lyris’ high-performance, secure and flexible email marketing platforms, Lyris HQ and Lyris ListManager (Lyris LM), optimize email efficiency by providing automated email delivery, robust segmentation and integrated social, mobile, search and analytics.
EBA Clearing closes down Step2 cross-border service as part of Sepa migration, its last day of operation being December 5th. This is part of the industry’s migration to the Single Euro Payments Area, which involves a phase-out of all non-SEPA-compliant payment services for retail transactions in euro. The volumes channelled through STEP2 XCT have mostly been migrated to the STEP2 SEPA Credit Transfer (SCT) Service over the past few months. From September to October 2011 alone, STEP2 SCT volumes grew by 19 percent. The XCT Service was launched in April 2003 as the first service on EBA CLEARING’s PE-ACH platform STEP2 and the first mass payment system for cross-border euro credit transfers in Europe. By processing payments governed by the Convention on Credit Transfers in Euro, STEP2 XCT provided banks across Europe with an efficient and very cost-effective ACH-type service for their cross-border retail transactions.
EUFISERV Payments announced the start of POS operations within the EUFISERV Card Scheme. This marks a significant milestone in the development of a new European Card Scheme as requested by the market and the European authorities, with POS functionality. It is a Chip & PIN based and fully SEPA compliant and compliant with European competition law. As of today the 45,000,000 EUFISERV cardholders of the German Savings Banks can make purchases at the 226,000 POS terminals managed by the EURO 6000 in Spain.