Visa certifies Entersect transaction authentication

Visa has certified the ENTERSECT award winning second factor transaction authentication solution allowing issuers to authenticate online card purchases. Credit cards continue to be the easiest and most convenient way to shop online. A passport to international purchases, cards provide a one-click payment solution, allowing funds to move around the globe. This has fuelled and facilitated the e-Commerce revolution and will in all likelihood continue to be the way we pay online for many years to come. This very simplicity has allowed fraudsters to cash in on the anonymity of the Internet. All that is required is access to a few details on the credit card, all available in plain sight, to enable fraudulent online transactions. “Card not present” fraud continues to be a problem for both consumers and banks, costing the UK ₤296 million in 2010 and with the increase in online purchases in 2011, this is likely have increased significantly.

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LCH.Clearnet Names New group Head, Compliance

LCH.Clearnet Group Ltd (LCH.Clearnet) has appointed Lisa Rosen as Group Head of Compliance and Public Affairs. Previously, Lisa was Managing Director, Global Head of Regulatory Affairs at Barclays Capital in London. Here she will oversee LCH.Clearnet’s regulatory and lobbying activities. She will report to Christophe Hémon, Group COO. Lisa joined Barclays Capital after ten years at Merrill Lynch, where, latterly, she was First Vice President, Head of Litigation and Contentious Regulatory Matters Europe, Middle East & Africa.

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Turkish Postal Service Implements Wincor Nixdorf ATMs

The Turkish postal service (PTT) has commissioned Wincor Nixdorf to install 600 multifunctional ATMs beginning in March 2012 through the end of August. With this, PTT has also been allowing third-party customers to withdraw cash from its ATMs via debit and credit card. The bank’s aim is to offer customers as many services as possible on the ATM, which is why the systems are equipped with modules for depositing bank notes and checks (CCDM). The Wincor Nixdorf “ProCash 2150” systems include both anti-skimming and anti-cash trapping solutions that identify and effectively prevent manipulation.

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Central Bank of Nigeria Deploys Ingenico POS

Central Bank of Nigeria seeking to reduce the amount of cash used in transactions is announcing an aggressive rollout of Ingenico POS terminals across the country. This is among the 14,000 Ingenico terminals purchased by the banks, including Guaranty Trust Bank (GT Bank), Zenith Bank, United Bank for Africa (UBA) First Bank, First City monument Bank (FCMB) Oceanic Bank, Unity Bank, for deployment in 2012. Ingenico is providing an end to end solution combining a wireless terminal with GPRS connectivity, the iWL220, and a remote Terminal Management Services (TMS) solution. The solution fully complies with security regulation and the payment application accepts all card schemes.

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2011 Card Industry Revenue – Another Downtick

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] During the past several years, card issuers have dealt with new regulations deeply curtailing their business models, impacting their interest and even fee income strategies. As a result, in 2011 total top line revenue for the card industry in the R.K. Hammer issuer model was $154.9 Billion, down $9 Billion from…

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Maas Global Leverages TSYS Payment Processing Platform

Maas Global announced the integration of the “Summit” Paymentsite Gateway with the TSYS in-house payment capture system. Alongside the TSYS traditional platform, “Summit” expands the options and services available to merchants. The added services provide Maas Global agents and ISO’s with an even greater opportunity to win new business and increase revenue. Summit offers host capture, a service that moves transaction data storage, batch creation and the payment acceptance logic from the POS device to the TSYS host. This relieves the POS device from having to store sensitive data and significantly reduces compliance-related terminal downloads. With the added functionality this platform represents, agents, ISO’s and ultimately the merchants will be able to take advantage of processing benefits like transaction multi-threading and level II & III purchasing card processing as well as a wide array of other features that merchants demand in today’s competitive payments marketplace.

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Revosys Introduces Taxi Payment Processing Tablet

Revosys is set to implement Taxi Payment Processing and Digital Video Recording for the upcoming V5 Interactive Taxi advertising tablet. The Revosys V5 Interactive Taxi media system allows credit card and debit card processing for swift and effortless payments while its taxi payment processing terminal offers an all-in-one system so there is no need for an external pin pad or additional credit card terminals, for a convenient way for taxi drivers and fleets to generate their full income potential. The Revosys V5 Interactive can process traditional Magnetic Stripe Cards (Triple DES Secure), Smart Cards (VISA, M/Chip-MasterCard, American Express, JCB) and Contactless payments as well as NFC (Near Field Communication) for Contactless Cards and Cell Phones equipped with Contactless Payment capability.

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Elavon Launches Small Biz Payment Platform

Elavon global payments provider launched its “MobileMerchant” payment solution that effectively transforms mobile devices into terminals, allowing small businesses to accept payments quickly and securely anywhere, anytime. The solution is currently running as part of a pilot program, with full production availability scheduled for March. Elavon “MobileMerchant” combines the ease of using a mobile phone for payments, with an affordable, easy-to-understand rate programme, making it the ideal solution for small businesses on the go. The App is downloaded onto the merchant’s existing smartphone, and a Bluetooth-connected Chip and PIN device securely captures and encrypts card data, ensuring that no information is stored in the smartphone.

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Barnes chip personalisation test module Visa-Compliant

Barnes International updated its personalisation test module that complies with the latest Visa Global Personalization Requirements (GPR). The new module complements Barnes’ existing tests for Visa Specifications incorporated in its Card Personalisation Validation Tools (CPT 3000v3 and CAT 3000v3). The test tools offer comprehensive evaluation of a chip product to ensure it will meet industry and payment scheme certification standards, to significantly reduce a product’s time to market as the chip is aligned to Visa Specifications throughout the development lifecycle and before applying for official Visa approval. The GPR module is now available to existing and new users of the CPT 3000v3 and CAT 3000v3 test tools to allow them to pre-validate cards prior to certification by Visa.

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AisleBuyer CEO to Present on mPayments

The AisleBuyer Founder and CEO is set to present on the future of mobile payments, highlighting the power of mobile self-checkout, at the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) January 10th in Las Vegas. He will participate in the panel discussion: “Mobile Payment Basics: How the Technology Works,” joining executives from Visa, PayPal, Ericcson and the Double Diamond Group to discuss how the wireless ecosystem promises to turn smartphones into credit cards and how this will affect the in-store customer experience.

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G7 Urges Financial Industry to Combat Check Fraud

G7 Productivity Systems (“G7”) enjoins leading financial software publishers, service providers and Internet check printing and delivery platforms to adopt Court-ordered Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) consumer protection safeguards, as implemented by G7. The Court Order restrains financial service providers and parties acting in concert from creating and delivering checks for “any customer or prospect”, unless specific validation procedures have been performed. These safeguards by far exceed security features only built into check paper, which, although proven useless by fraudsters every day, are promoted by leading financial services providers, in order to create the illusion of check fraud protection, a feature strongly desired by consumers. The Court’s Order bans the commercial offering of assistance in fraudulent check creation and delivery as a choice to customers. The technology to implement these safeguards is in active use presently via the Internet.

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