Brighton Collectibles Deploy VeriFone Mobile POS

Brighton Collectibles partnered to implement “GlobalBay Mobile POS” (mPOS) from VeriFone. The “GlobalBay’s mPOS” is now deployed nationwide to speed sales of the Brighton Collectibles coordinated accessories at more than 150 company-owned locations. More than 300 iPod Touch systems equipped with credit card readers are being utilized to ensure sales associates are able to quickly engage and satisfy customer purchase needs, rather than asking them to wait in line at the cash register. Moreover, the “GlobalBay” Apps improve the interaction between store associates and the consumer while enhancing the overall in-store selling experience. Store associates are empowered to work with the customers as they are shopping throughout the store, reducing the risk that a shopper will grow frustrated by waiting in line and abandon the purchase process.

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InspirePay Consolidates Online Transactions

InspirePay launched the first universal payment platform that consolidates all online commercial transaction options into a single, streamlined, secure and customizable payments hub. By aggregating all Internet commerce choices – from credit cards to proprietary systems like PayPal, Google Checkout, Dwolla and AmazonPayments – InspirePay provides businesses and consumers with an easy-to-use, flexible and secure protocol to make and receive payments without the complexity of expensive, disconnected, closed systems that dominate the payments industry. Its customizable platform allows businesses to private-label their own payment experience or shopping cart for their customers.

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Macy’s Partners Earthworks, Recycles Gift Cards

Earthworks System recycled PVC sheets for the plastic card industry and plastic card recycling programs partnered Macy to provide a recyclable gift card program. Macy’s will be the first major department store to offer a recyclable gift card program, which partnered Earthworks System to keep millions of gift cards out of landfills. The Earthworks System Recyclable identifier will be imprinted on Macy’s gift cards to indicate it is made of Earthworks System approved recyclable material. Macy’s department store locations will collect spent gift cards for their return to Earthworks System where they will be reprocessed into printable sheet and re-sold to printers to make new cards.

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FIS Completes Amendment of Credit Agreement

FIS, the world’s largest provider of banking and payments technology, announced the completion of the amendment of its existing credit agreement and that, separately, it has closed its private offering of an additional $150 million aggregate principal amount of 7.625% senior unsecured notes due July 15, 2017 (the “2017 Notes”). The amended credit facility includes $2.15 billion of Term Loan A maturing July 2014, $1.0 billion of revolving loan capacity maturing July 2014 and $1.25 billion of Term Loan B maturing July 2016. The amended facility provides FIS with $400.0 million of additional Term Loan A maturing July 2014 and $78.5 million of additional revolving loan capacity maturing July 2014. FIS also has arranged further commitments for an additional $50 million in revolving loan capacity maturing July 2014 under its credit facility, which commitments FIS expects will be put in place in January 2012.

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Retailers Follow LogLogic Online Shopping Precaution

LogLogic scalable log and security intelligence platform (LSIP) for the enterprise and cloud, has alerted retailers to the significance of all 12 requirements of the PCI DSS standard, version 2.0, in protecting the credit card data of their online shoppers. Although data logging is either mentioned or implied in the 12 requirements, requirement 10 requires retailers to log all activity on their network in order to protect customer credit card information. The Body Shop, Plantronics, LAVEGO AG, The Lowry, and Republic Airways are among a growing list of companies using LogLogic log management solutions to provide customers with fast, reliable logging and archiving solutions for improved compliance, operational efficiency, forensics, and security.

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Industry Leaders Debate EMV Payments

Financial and retail industry leaders are gathering at the CARTES in North America expo & conference, March 5-7 to discuss the future deployment of the international Europay, MasterCard, Visa (EMV) standard for credit and debit card payments in the U.S. during a day-long-track on Monday, March 5. While Visa announced in August 2011 its intention to speed up the adoption of EMV contact and contactless chip technology in the U.S., the industry’s reaction has been mixed. Issues such as security, interoperability, infrastructure investments and the emergence of other payment technologies such as Near-Field Communication (NFC) are factors in North American adoption of EMV. The debate about EMV standards adoption in the U.S. will shift away from POS fraud to a larger focus on security solutions. The technology will also benefit international travelers, as it will create more card payment interoperability among countries.

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Synovus Bank Launches m-Banking App

Synovus Bank, the Columbus, Georgia-based, FDIC insured bank, has introduced the new Synovus Mobile Banking, a free mobile banking solution which can be accessed by virtually any mobile device. The solution features iPhone, Android and Blackberry apps as well as text and web browser (WAP) solutions. Synovus Mobile Banking delivers easy, quick and secure banking access via any mobile device, letting users see account balances; recent transactions; funds transfer; pay bills and find branches.

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Online Women’s Community Implements Lyris Digital Marketing

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.

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Central Bank of Seychelles taps ProgressSoft eChecking

ProgressSoft Corporation has been awarded the nationwide project for the development and implementation of the Electronic Check Clearing Solution in the Republic of Seychelles – the country of 115 islands in the West Indian Ocean. With this project, ProgressSoft now boasts a record of 7 countrywide implementations of its solution, which, as of 2001, has been introduced as the world’s first electronic, image-based solution for clearing checks within the same day. As part of their evaluation of tender proposals, delegates from the Central Bank of Seychelles visited Doha to view the live operations of ProgressSoft’s Electronic Check Clearing solution in The State of Qatar. Implementation of ProgressSoft’s solution will take place at the Central Bank, followed by all banks in the country, including Barclays Bank, Mauritius Commercial Bank, Bank of Baroda, Habib Bank, Nouvobanq, Seychelles Saving Bank and BMI Offshore Bank.

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CardWeb Gives Carddata Publication Fresh New Look

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] CardWeb Gives Carddata Publication Fresh New Look Providing the most relevant and reliable figures in the payment industry, CardData, the CardFlash publication focused on payment industry statistics and trends, has been completely redesigned. Not only does the fully-redesigned site provide more extensive, useful and in-depth data, it does so with better…

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VeriFone & NBC Stations Forge Ad Partnership

VeriFone Systems and NBC Owned Television Stations, a division of NBCUniversal, announced a significant long-term strategic and advertising sales agreement. Giving access to NBCUniversal’s award-winning news, information and entertainment programming in more than 12,000 taxi cabs as well as at thousands of gas stations and other digital out-of-home platforms in the future, the agreement also provide advertisers capabilities to engage consumers interactively through e-commerce, couponing and microsites. At launch, the collaboration will cover taxis in nine markets, including New York, Chicago, Boston, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Washington, D.C. and Miami, and some gas stations, with additional expansion planned. With VeriFone’s recent upgrade to its entire fleet of 6,800 NFC-enabled New York taxis, NBC Owned Stations will be able to offer advertisers new and interactive functionality, including the ability for riders to make purchases directly from the taxi screen, simply by swiping their credit card through the system or tapping NFC mobile phones on the system already in place for fare payments.

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