Cardtronics to Present at ICR XChange Conference

Cardtronics retail ATM owner, announced its chief financial officer will be presenting at the 14th Annual ICR XChange Conference in Miami January 11. Making ATM cash access convenient where people shop, work and live their lives, Cardtronics is at the convergence of retailers, financial institutions, prepaid card programs and the customers they share. Cardtronics owns/operates more than 52,800 retail ATMs in U.S. and international locales.

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National Bankcard Ranks #1 In Person Processing

topcreditcardprocessoprs.com credit card processor authority released their list of the best retail credit card processing companies for the month of January 2012. National Bankcard has been named the best processing company for in person processing requests following an extensive evaluation process covering. The services offered by National Bankcard involve in-person processing services which utilize the best practices for processing physical credit card payments, all without contracts or cancellations fees and ease of use for the customer with expert customer support.

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PrepaYd Wireless Launches New Debit Card Payment Plan

PrepaYd Wireless responded to Verizon’s proposed $2 pay by credit card fee is offering no contract wireless service plans with free mobile devices and free debit or credit card payment option. The “Y Pay More” no contract plan includes Unlimited Talk, Text, and 3G Data for exactly $40 a month and includes a free mobile device while supplies last. Having lowered its debit card fees as banks tried raising theirs, the company offers an unlimited plan for non data users at only $35 a month for unlimited talk and text and includes a free mobile device while supplies last.

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Thinx Poland Brand Expands With ATM.com.pl

ATM data center operator introduced the “Thinx Poland” brand for combined services of neutral colocation and access to ATM.com.pl. ATM S.A. (thinx.pl/en) is a Polish public company providing innovative ICT solutions for business since 1991. Under the brands of ATMAN and Thinx Poland the company offers telecommunications services based on its own fiber networks. Key elements of ATM’s offer include: colocation and hosting, broadband data transmission and Internet access. In particular, carriers, Internet portals, traditional media and financial institutions may be found among the receivers of ATM services.

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YourCash launches ATM Services

YourCash announced the launch of its ATM Services for financial institutions. YourCash is a payment technology and cash management solutions business and recently launched a new website for financial institutions. The site offers a range of services including managed services for ATM fleets, outsourcing of remote estates, ATM footprint extension, branding agreements, product promotion via on-screen and on-receipt advertising and partner introducer schemes.

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Citi Appointed Depositary for ISAGEN Level 1 Program

Citi Global Transaction Services business has been appointed by ISAGEN public utility corporation, as depositary for its Level 1 American Depositary Receipt program. ISAGEN’s shares will trade on the OTC market under the symbol ISAGY. Each ISAGEN American depositary share represents 10 ordinary shares. Global Transaction Services offers integrated cash management, trade, and securities and fund services to multinational corporations, financial institutions and public sector organizations around the world.

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NTT DATA Group Acquires Stake in Accellence

NTT DATA acquired 51.4% of shares of Accellence card business processing systems for financial institutions. NTT DATA aims to make the company a subsidiary around the end of January 2012. The move opens NTT DATA a gateway to establishing a firm foothold in the card and payment business, combining with know-how in the card and payment field acquired through service provisions including CAFIS and Accellence’s card business processing systems for financial institutions and their strong customer base.

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eConnect Launches South American Operations

EConnect recently opened operations at a time where the demand for asset security and real-time intelligence is at a very high level in South America. South American business operators have been embracing eConnects technology innovations for some time which prompted the move down south. Econnect is a U.S. based software company which develops tools to protect businesses from retail POS loss, ATM fraud, casino cheating and collusion with outside parties. The eConnect system integrates with most surveillance NVR systems, digital point of sale, casino management systems, banking ATM’s & other transactional systems.

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EBay buys BillSafe Invoice Technology

EBay has acquired BillSafe purchase-on-invoice technology, extending its leadership in payments. That’s because this partnership combines BILLSAFE with eBay’s PayPal online payments and eBay Inc. now owns 100 percent of the outstanding shares of BillSAFE. PayPal believes the addition of BILLSAFE will provide a comprehensive payment service for merchants and consumers. BillSAFE works with merchants of all sizes in Germany, giving them a simple and secure way to let shoppers purchase using an invoice. Customers simply select the item they want to buy, and then they receive an invoice for payment after the item is received.

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November US LEI Continues to Climb, Up 1.5 Points in 2 Mos

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] The Conference Board Leading Economic Index (LEI) for the U.S. was up 0.5 percent in November to 118.0 (2004 = 100), following a 0.9% increase in October and a 0.1 percent increase in September. The composite economic indexes are the key elements in an analytic system designed to signal peaks and…

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Visa Projects Last-Minute Holiday Spending Surge

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Visa is predicting a surge of $278 million in extra Christmas shopping spending in the final few days leading up to Christmas. Visa found shoppers that panic that they haven’t got a gift in time for Christmas often overspend on a gift, meaning that consumer spending will surge in the final…

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