AccountMate Provides End-to-End Secured Payment Processing

AccountMate Software Corporation has integrated its “ERP” software with Accelerated Payment Technologies’ X-Charge payment processing services to provide automated credit card processing. The X-Charge Payment Processing for AccountMate set of security solutions is designed for small to mid-size businesses. In addition to accepting credit and debit cards, gift cards and e-check payments, X-Charge provides store credit card and check information securely with end-to-end encryption. This should improve payment processing to 2 to 3 seconds using high speed internet and provides an improved reconciliation and data analysis with meaningful reporting tools.

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Gap Rolls-Out Location Based Discounts

Gap Inc is offering two mobile shopping options for customers on-the-go. Having expanded its Gap “Mobile4U” program, to deliver offers and promotions for Banana Republic (BR mobile 4U), and Old Navy (Old Navy 4U), the Company delivers personalized offers triggered in real time. Customers who opt into the service will receive tailored discounts and promotions via SMS text messages when qualifying transactions are made with enrolled Visa accounts. Customers can then redeem their special offers by presenting the text message at select Gap, Banana Republic and Old Navy stores nationwide.

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Citi Team USA Olympic Flag Tour Stops in Tucson

The Citi Team USA Flag Tour made its third stop in Tucson, where athletes spoke to a crowd of more than 250 people and highlighted the importance of the network of support they received from family, friends and the community as part of their own personal Olympic journeys. The event was capped off by a ceremony to raise the Citi Team USA flag on the Citi Tucson campus which will remain up through the London 2012 Olympic Games. The tour has stopped in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and Irving, Texas, and will head to Jacksonville, Florida in December. Through the Citi Team USA Flag Tour, employees and the community will get the opportunity to meet Olympians, Paralympians and hopefuls, hear their inspirational stories and show their support for Team USA.

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MoneyGram Intros Fraud Prevention Website

MoneyGram International launched an enhanced version of its fraud prevention website at www.moneygram-preventfraud.com to educate consumers on how to avoid money transfer scams. The website features new interactive tools that promote learning and engagement for consumers as they stay up-to-date on potential money fraud scenarios. The updated website is part of MoneyGram’s ongoing effort to help consumers stay protected from wire fraud. Tips tell consumers to always know the person to whom they are sending money; to never show or share information about your money transfer to anyone but the recipient; and to discard of any offers that promise easy ways to earn money.

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Zoup! Implements NEXTEP POS Enterprise Rollout

NEXTEP SYSTEMS announced Zoup! Fresh Soup Company implemented its “Foundation5” platform for enterprise rollout at all 40 live locations and future locations. Zoup! is employing NEXTEP front of house solutions including Point-of-Sale, Dynamic Digital Menu Displays, Order Management System, and integrated Online Ordering. The “Foundation5” platform is scalable and secure, having been approved by PCI for deployment and supports cash, credit, gift cards, and soon mobile payment options.

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Signature Bank to Present at BofA Conference

Signature Bank announced its management plans to present its corporate story at the upcoming Bank of America Merrill Lynch Banking and Financial Services Conference. Designed to showcase publicly traded financial services companies for institutional investors, the Conference is scheduled for November 15 -16 in New York City. Signature Bank’s President and Chief Executive Officer Joseph J. DePaolo is scheduled to present on Tuesday, November 15, 2011 at 9:50 a.m. local time. The presentation will address the Bank’s operations and strategy.

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MerchantService.com Offers PCI Breach Coverage Insurance

MerchantService.com merchant services provider of credit card processing, will now offer all of their merchants up to $50,000 in PCI breach coverage insurance. This will pay up to $50,000 for fines and other monetary assessments levied by card associations or regulators; costs of a security assessment and/or forensic audit; bank card replacements and related costs; services to help mitigate financial losses to customers impacted by the incident; and customer identity recovery services and credit monitoring.

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InteliSpend Prepaid Expands with Universal Visa

InteliSpend Prepaid Solutions expanded its offerings with the introduction of the company’s Universal Visa Prepaid Card in the Canadian market. This new prepaid card gives Canadian companies and companies with a Canadian presence an easy and memorable way to reward employees, drive sales and deliver effective consumer promotions. The new Universal Visa Prepaid Card is an incentive for reward programs in which maximum redemption choice and international spending power is important. Cards are also available in either preset amounts or as reloadable cards.

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Ingenico Introduces Contactless Payment

Ingenico payment solutions presented an innovative technology for Contactless payments acceptance with the MasterCard PayPass contactless card issued by “Privatbank” on an Ingenico iPP terminal. The iCT220 and the iPP220 were selected by one of the biggest retail in Kiev in order to benefit from a queue busting solution. The Contactless application for Ingenico has been provided by JSC “Bancomzvjazok” – the worldwide software development company for secured electronic transactions. Since the first appearance of Contactless technology, Ingenico has been demonstrating key capabilities with contactless payments including mobile terminals, portable terminals and desktop terminals.

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CIMB Bank Introduces Debit Rewards MasterCard

CIMB Bank announced its Debit MasterCard, as it offers privileges and benefits to a more rewarding social lifestyle. Cardholders can also enjoy more savings on their daily spending or even on a night out in town for dining and entertainment. The CIMB Bank Debit MasterCard has over 80 participating merchants offering discounts and members’ privileges, offering 1% rebates for petrol refills and grocery shopping in addition to local promotions.

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Eckoh signs Reseller Agreement with Servebase

Eckoh plc customer service solutions using speech recognition announced a new reseller agreement with Servebase multi-channel payment processing provider. Servebase provides a wide range of business industries with a strong client base that includes Intercontinental Hotels Group, Burger King, Virgin Holidays and TUI Travel. This sees Eckoh providing Servebase with its PCI DSS compliant telephone payments service, EckohPAY, to complement their existing multi-channel payments offering. The EckohPAY product was developed to target the demand for PCI DSS compliant card processing solutions and is available to Eckoh’s indirect partners to resell.

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TNS Launches Global GPRS Mobile POS Solution

Transaction Network Services launched its ‘one-stop’ solution with mobile POS terminals to access to TNS’ PCI DSS certified Secure Payments Network. Linking with hundreds of acquirers and processers around the globe, the new service provides secure, reliable connectivity to the TNS Secure Payments Network via a single global roaming SIM. TNS provides the SIM in a pre-activated state, which allows for instant operation when the SIM is needed by merchants. Available with this is the TNS “SIM Management Portal” for flexibility and control to ease provisioning and lower the total cost of ownership of SIM estates and provision SIM cards.

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