RushCard Customers to Enjoy Early Payday

RushCard announced a new feature that allows many of its cardholders to get access to their money even faster. Members who have their paychecks and certain other payments directly deposited on their RushCard may be able to receive their funds up to two days early. As part of RushCard’s robust suite of money-saving solutions that include comprehensive budgeting tools, online bill pay, money transfer services, and many other valuable services like prescription discount plans, the new early access feature helps cardholders to take greater control of their finances.

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GoPayment Goes Global with Newly Designed Card Reader

GoPayment users can soon easily accept credit cards on a mobile device with the GoPayment app and a newly-designed, free credit card reader. Intuit announced that it plans to take its free GoPayment mobile credit card app and card reader hardware global, providing small businesses and anyone who sells products or services with one of the first ways to easily and affordably accept credit card payments on an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch device. Intuit will also begin shipping a free, newly-designed GoPayment Card Reader, offering a compact, cylinder-shaped device that helps maximize sales with new features that increase the accuracy of each card swipe.

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Trunkbow and China UnionPay Partner on mPayment

Trunkbow International Mobile Payment Solutions and Mobile Value Added Solutions jointly partnered China UnionPay for the development and marketing of the Trunkbow UnionPay m-payment app. Trunkbow is now developing a UnionPay-certified plug-in applet that will enable m-commerce transactions through UnionPay’s clearing system. In addition to development and aftermarket support of the applet, the companies will work together to develop and expand the Trunkbow UnionPay merchant network, and market the m-commerce solution to China ‘s nearly 1 billion mobile phone users. The app can be incorporated into any existing mobile application to facilitate simple, secure online payments from a user’s mobile phone.

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Banqit Implements Wincor Nixdorf Banknote Storage

Cash solution provider Banqit AB will in the future use the Cineo banknote storage technology from Wincor Nixdorf in its Q-CashRouter, as a complement to its own cash recycling technology. This makes the company the second alongside Giesecke & Devrient to use the intelligent cassettes and the Cash Cycle Management Solution concept from Wincor Nixdorf. Cassettes from Wincor Nixdorf´s CINEO system generation can already be exchanged between ATMs, cash recycling systems, automated teller safes and retail systems. The integration of these cassette technology in a processing system for cash centers has been presented by technology provider Giesecke & Devrient in January 2011.

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2011 Prime Performing Card Portfolio Sales – Still Soft

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] R.K. Hammer just reported that absent an announced very large portfolio sale late last year, the recent trend in card portfolio deals done would have remained soft, at $5.5 Billion for 2011, vs. $5.4 Billion in 2010. With the one large $30B billion sale (still pending) though, it would have taken…

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Datacard Partners, Expands Instant Debit Card Issuance

Datacard Group secure ID and card personalization solutions announced that Associated Bank has selected Datacard “CardWizard” issuance software for its instant issue debit card program. Headquartered in Green Bay, Wis., Associated Bank has approximately 270 branch locations throughout Wisconsin, Illinois and Minnesota. They are currently working with Datacard Group on a phased implementation approach that will consist of rolling out the CardWizard software and associated hardware to 150 of its branches by March 2012. The CardWizard software is part of Datacard Group’s Secure Issuance Anywhere™ platform, which provides customers the flexibility to issue cards and credentials anytime, anywhere, with complete security.

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Jack Henry Appoints New Board Member

Jack Henry & Associates, a leading provider of technology solutions and payment processing services primarily for the financial services industry, announced that on January 5, 2012, Tom H. Wilson, 50 was appointed to its Board of Directors. Wilson will serve as independent director and has been appointed to serve on the Compensation Committee of the Board. He is a Managing Partner at DecisionPoint Advisors, LLC in Charlotte, N.C. and a seasoned business executive with over 25 years experience in the technology industry. His strategic and general management skills include experience in developing and growing new businesses, managing international operations and finances, raising capital from angel, institutional and debt sources, and negotiating the sale of companies to strategic buyers.

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Matrix Payment Systems Deploys SmartPay

SmartPay partnered Matrix Payment systems, which has agreed to become a Premier Partner reselling Onsharp’s electronic billing payment and processing solution (EBPP) SmartPay. SmartPay now offers Level 3 Processing, which asks for more information from the cardholder like the invoice number, purchase amount and the tax amount. Matrix Payment Systems provides a full range of payment processing solutions to thousands of businesses across the country. With Matrix, customers can process all their credit cards at a low, all-inclusive rate by automatically processing Level 2 and Level 3 data simultaneously.

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Agilysys and RedIron Partner, Expand 2Mobile mPOS

Sephora Americas has deployed the “NextPosition” by Agilysys and RedIron’s “2Mobile” software to enhance customer service in a large number of its U.S.-based stores. The solution provides comprehensive mobile customer service with Point-of-Sale and Returns. Agilysys served as the overall systems integrator and project manager, providing software development and testing, hardware sourcing, staging, integration and depot maintenance services. RedIron’s 2Mobile software provided the web services framework for the integration of the traditional POS business functions and tenders such that any transaction or experience at a traditional POS device could be driven off a mobile device using NextPosition by Agilysys mobile software.

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Open Solutions Advances DNA Core Banking Platform

Open Solutions integrated enabling technologies for financial service providers has expanded its core platform with twelve financial institutions. This was namely with its “DNAappstore” online marketplace to advance global collaboration and innovation for the financial services industry and “DNAcreator” suite of tools for creating seamlessly integrated core applications. This lets Open Solutions clients, partners and independent third-party developers to build and share applications called DNAapps that extend the functionality of Open’s DNA core platform in new and unlimited ways.

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Evolution1 CEO Awarded CEO Leadership Award

Jeff Young, chairman and CEO of Evolution1, has been named a HealthCare Consumerism Superstar by The Institute for HealthCare Consumerism (IHC). Evolution1 electronic payment, on-premise and cloud computing healthcare solution administers reimbursement accounts, including HSAs, HRAs, FSAs, VEBAs, Wellness and Transit Plans. This comes after Evolution1 received Deloitte’s 2011 Technology Fast 500™, the 2011 Marcum Tech Top 40 and the Inc. 500|5000.

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Catbird Security Honored by SC Magazine

Catbird has been recognized as a 2011 Industry Innovator by SC Magazine, having set benchmarks in its product area with its “vSecurity” platform. This platform was recognized for in-depth compliance monitoring while providing essential functionality for virtual security, especially in cloud environments. Catbird “vSecurity’s” multifunction approach to virtualization security and compliance includes automated protection for network infrastructure such as virtual machines, virtual networks and the hypervisor management network.

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