Ingenico Touts Mobile POS Solution

Ingenico payment solutions is making leaps and bounds with its “iSMP” m-POS solution. Used in conjunction with an iPod touch or an iPhone, the “iSMP” device can be turned into an EMV Chip & PIN secure payment solution for a unique Smart m-POS. The pocket sized payment solution accepts EMV chip & PIN, magstripe and contactless payment cards and is equipped with an advanced 1D/2D barcode reader and MFI certified, the iSMP can be perfectly integrated with an iPod touch or an iPhone 4 or 4S. iSMP is, by design, compatible with Ingenico’s global portfolio of certified payment applications, thus giving the solution a unique instantaneous global reach.

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Oberthur Technologies to Supply e-Driving Licences

Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) selected Oberthur Technologies to deliver secure and anti-counterfeiting electronic driving licenses nationally. For this, Oberthur Technologies partnered TigerIT on this project to offer a biometric highly secure solution and will provide the smart cards while TigerIT will supply the enrolment solution, Oracle SOA based CMS, personalization system and the AFIS. Driving licence cards supplied by Oberthur Technologies to the BRTA will be produced with a long life plastic composite based on PETF material and will include a high resolution colour photo of the driver, fingerprints, signature, among other data. Additional features include rainbow printing, guilloches, micro-text, colour-shifting ink, and invisible UV fluorescent ink.

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October Consumer Confidence Up First Time Since January

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Consumer confidence on the Discover U.S. Spending Monitor was up 2 points to 79.0% in October thanks to improving personal finances, as fewer felt the economy and their finances getting worse. This is the first positive movement seen on the Confidence Index since January as 14% of consumers felt economic conditions…

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Visa Improves Small Biz Discount Program

Visa expanded its “SavingsEdge” program for automatic discounts on qualifying small business expenses, which now includes more than 1,600 financial institutions and 39 participating merchants and is now available to 24 million eligible small business account holders in the U.S. Participation in the program is free for Visa small business account holders. Visa “SavingsEdge” automatically processes discounts on small businesses’ qualifying purchases in the form of a statement credit, and provides program performance reporting for merchants. The program provides financial institutions and participating merchants an opportunity to create stronger relationships with their customers.

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J.P. MORGAN CARDS RECOGNIZE COMMERCIAL CLIENT LEADERS

J.P. Morgan’s Commercial Card Solutions unit has recognized a number of its clients for industry leadership. Among the clients to receive its 2011 J.P. Morgan “Commercial Card Awards,” include the 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award to Marriott International; the 2011 Commercial Card Best Practices Award went to P.F. Chang’s; the 2011 Commercial Card Expansion Award went to ING Insurance U.S. ; the 2011 Commercial Card Strategic Partnership Award went to Zep Inc; and the 2011 Order-to-Pay Expertise Award went to Coca-Cola Refreshments (CCR) for improving both the effectiveness and efficiency of its overall payables processes.

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GCA to Acquire Assets of MCA Processing

Global Cash Access inked agreements to acquire the assets of MCA Processing, a provider of ATM, debit card, and credit card cash access services to gaming establishments and also manufactures, sells, licenses and services redemption kiosk devices. The acquired assets include MCA’s portfolio of cash access and redemption kiosk maintenance contracts, including cash access service contracts with Caesars Entertainment for its Nevada, Atlantic City and certain Pennsylvania properties.

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DataMotion Implements State Email Encryption

DataMotion email encryption and workflow solutions announced its SecureMail technology is now available for state and local government agencies that need to exchange, track and report sensitive information quickly and securely with other agencies, municipalities and private citizens. The agency turned to DataMotion SecureMail to enable secure electronic delivery of the reports, significantly reducing the cost of production. The cost-effective service works with legacy systems to protect messages sent between state and local government agencies, affiliated organizations and their citizens.

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CashStar Mobilizes Gift Cards

CashStar digital gifting and incentives has added mobile web Gift Card purchasing to its powerful digital gifting platform. Optimizing the e-gifting experience for mobile devices, this new functionality makes eGift Card purchasing quick and easy on most smartphones. This capability enables retailers to tap into incremental eGift Card sales from the fast-growing mobile shopper market. By extending its existing eGift Card capabilities to smartphones, CashStar now provides consumers with a simplified mobile gifting experience anywhere, anytime.

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Diebold Launches Anti-Skimming Bezel

Diebold is introducing a re-engineered bezel and the “Opteva BezelSentry Service” to prevent and detect skimming activity. Its re-engineered “Opteva ATM” hardware supports anti-skimming efforts with its bezel, incorporating geometric fascia alterations, making it more difficult for perpetrators to attach a skimmer to its surface and is designed to eliminate the market inventory of card skimmers. It features a removal switch that will send an alarm to the alarm system notifying the financial institution of any attempt to remove the bezel. Also, “Opteva” offers interchangeable bezel service, delivering pre-scheduled or emergency bezel changes to an individual ATM or an entire fleet.

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A-lign Now Qualified Security Assessor

A-lign has achieved “Qualified Security Assessor” status, having met the rigorous requirements of the PCI SSC which included demonstrating that their professionals have the skills and experience to conduct assessments to validate companies’ compliance with the PCI Data Security Standards (“PCI DSS”). As a QSA Company, A-lign extends its capabilities to assist clients with their information security and compliance needs. A-lign Security and Compliance Services (ASCS) is a professional services company and registered QSA company, focused on clients’ information security and compliance needs, such as PCI standards.

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