Viewpointe Expands Internet Connectivity Offering

Viewpointe announced that iVia Exchange Services implemented its “Pointe2Pointe” Internet connectivity. The iVia Exchange Services provides check processing services such as Image Exchange, Remote Deposit Exchange, Consumer Exchange and, iMerchant Exchange. Viewpointe’s “Pointe2Pointe” Internet solution allows iVia to conduct check image exchange more efficiently and cost effectively. The service provides a safe, simple and secure platform to connect with other exchange partners, and eliminates the need for a dedicated telecom line.

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Webzilla Hosting Receives PCI DSS

Webzilla has received the PCI DSS data security standard. Webzilla has successfully undergone an audit and received version 1.2.1 certification. The company confirmed that the hardware, software and business processes fully met the security requirements. Thus, financial institutions, which must comply with PCI DSS, may now choose Webzilla for their hosting needs. Webzilla offers the highest possible level of service to its clients and is one of the largest web hosting providers in the world.

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Heartland Announces Employment Recruitment Campaign

Heartland Payment Systems payments processor launched its targeted recruitment and awareness building campaign in the Tallahassee marketplace. Through March 9, Heartland will invest in print, transit, television and radio advertisements, billboards, digital marketing, social media, public relations and more in an effort to help recruit, hire and build its local sales force, as well as to educate local merchants on the company’s core services. This is ultimately to bring employment opportunities to qualified sales professionals in the Tallahassee marketplace, which has been burdened with a greater than 8 percent unemployment rate the past two years.

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MasterCard Appoints VocaLink Exec to President

MasterCard has hired former VocaLink chief executive Marion King president of its UK and Ireland business. She will focus on “creating a cashless society in the UK” contactless and mobile payment. King left VocaLink late last year having steered the company from its previous incarnation as bank-owned back office clearing operation Bacs, through to its merger with the Link Interchange network in 2007. At VocaLink she introduced the ACH “Faster Payments” program for the UK banking industry.

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Sage Pay Acquires Integral Computers

Sage Pay payment provider, a subsidiary of The Sage Group, acquired Dublin-based card-holder-present solution provider, Integral Computers, for EUR20m. This will allow Sage Pay to provide its customers a fully integrated multi-channel payment services, letting them accept card payments however and wherever they run their business. Merchants are increasingly seeking a single payment processing supplier for both their offline and online presence, as multi-channel retailing becomes the norm and payment methods merge. The acquisition of Integral accelerates Sage Pay’s existing sexisting strategy of offering a range of powerful connected payment services, and tightening integration with Sage’s accounting solutions.

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Al Rajhi Bank Issues 15,000 Cards per Day with Gemalto

Gemalto digital security announced Al Rajhi Bank completed the main phase of the Dexxis Instant Issuance deployment program for on-the-spot EMV card delivery. With more than 500 branches equipped nationwide and over 15,000 cards issued daily, Al Rajhi Bank embarked on the largest rollout of any smart banking card instant issuance solution. Gemalto’s unique offer encompasses highly secure EMV DDA1 payment cards, a complete, mission-critical issuance solution along with a full set of services: training, end-to-end project management, maintenance and support.

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YESpay Announce Open Invitation to its Innovation Event

YESpay announced a “Leap of Innovation Partner Event” at Center Point, London on 1st, 11.30am onwards. ACT Canada awarded YESpay the Gold International Innovation Award 2011. It is an acknowledgment to the fact that YESpay has been innovating and has been exhaustively serving and helping merchants and Point of Sale (POS) and Kiosk vendors throughout Europe and North America. The innovations have reduced the burden of costly and lengthy PCI-DSS certification and EMV chip & PIN accreditation for multi channel retailers. Recently, ACT Canada awarded YESpay the Gold International Innovation Award 2011. It is an acknowledgment to the fact that YESpay has been innovating and has been exhaustively serving and helping merchants and Point of Sale (POS) and Kiosk vendors throughout Europe and North America.

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HSBC Merchant Services Expands Online Payment

HSBC Merchant Services launched its “Global Iris” online payment solution. Combining virtual payments with hosted and non-hosted payment pages, which merchants can select individually or as a suite, it gives them greater flexibility. The product has been launched in co-operation with Realex Payments. The virtual terminal allows a merchant to process an online transaction without having to see the customer’s card, for which details are taken over the phone. The merchant then inputs them securely and directly into the virtual online terminal. Also offered is a ‘Remote’ option, which allows the merchant to include an integrated payment page within their own website.

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MiiCard Expands Internationally

At FinovateEurope miiCard online identity verification service is set to announce the global expansion of support for its ‘digital passport.’ The news further boosts miiCard’s already strong start to the year, which has seen a partnership with credit solutions provider Callcredit and TRUSTe Web Privacy certification. This international reach, combined with strategic partnerships, cements miiCard’s exclusive position as the only Electronic Identity and Verification (eID&V) service to prove identity purely online and in real time to anti-money laundering (AML) standard, globally. The miiCard provides the primary ID verification that is missing from existing eID&V solutions, and can be used as an online equivalent to the offline driver’s licence or passport checks normally conducted in a range of industries like financial services, ecommerce, dating and gambling.

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Banco Multiple Leon Implements Fico Origination

Fico analytics and decision management technology announced Banco Multiple Leon is to implement its “Capstone Decision Accelerator” software. Combined with a set of Fico predictive models to maximize profitability of its decisions on credit applications, it approves more credit while meeting its risk management goals. Banco Leon intends to use FICO Capstone Decision Accelerator as the decision engine for a broad range of credit decisions. The “Capstone Decision Accelerator” ultimately allows business and risk managers to design and deploy highly targeted strategies through its web interface.

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mopay and paymentez Enter mPayments Partnership

mopay payment solutions for online merchants partnered paymentez alternative payments network based. mopay will add a direct carrier billing method for single and recurring online payments to paymentez’ existing payment methods, including an in-app solution for the Android platform. paymentez is a monetization platform processing micro-transactions for virtual goods and content via online and offline payment methods including credit card, virtual currencies, game cards and cash. mopay will be available as an in-game payment method in more than 30 of the most popular online and social games.

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Ixaris Intros New Payment App

Ixaris global electronic payments launched its “Opn Cardworks” payment app, allowing businesses to up a personalized prepaid card program and embed it into their own online and mobile payment services. The “Opn Cardworks” allows customers to rapidly create a fully customisable prepaid card program – virtual or plastic. Ixaris “Opn Cardworks” provides all of the necessary infrastructure and supporting services, including all the necessary banking partners as well as a comprehensive risk and compliance platform to ensure that its customers meet obligations such as KYC checks.

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