PAR Technology Releases New POS Software

ParTech made available its “PAR EverServ PixelPoint V11” POS software. With 38 new features and enhancements, the improvements provide restaurant operators many new tools to increase efficiency and make it easier to manage their business. The new features also provide the foundation to simplify the path for operators to enable future business initiatives. EverServ PixelPoint V11 continues to deliver on PAR’s Boundless Hospitality market vision by adding features and capabilities that empower restaurant operators to rapidly implement emerging technologies like mobile loyalty.

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Beyond the Arc Launches Customer Insight Service

Beyond the Arc customer experience consulting firm launched a new Social Customer Insights service at the American Bankers Association’s Annual Convention. Available to banks, credit unions, insurance companies and credit card issuers, it combines social media data mining, strategic marketing and Voice of the Customer strategy. Social Customer Insights helps financial institutions acquire new customers, increase customer engagement and build loyalty.

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Fico Enhances Infoglide Fraud Investigations

Fico analytics and decision management technology is enhancing its risk management and fraud detection applications by incorporating Infoglide’s market-leading Identity Resolution Engine (IRE) software. Infoglide IRE will serve as the identity resolution engine and link analysis solution across FICO’s suite of fraud detection and risk management products, which include the industry-leading FICO™ Falcon Fraud Manager for credit grantors and FICO Insurance Fraud Manager. This lets fraud investigators identify customers with greater precision, and use link analysis to find connections between transactions, people, third parties and discrete fraud events that can reveal previously hidden fraud schemes.

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TSYS and Mercator to Present at ATM, Debit & Prepaid Forum

TSYS is set to present at the 19th annual ATM, Debit & Prepaid Forum will be held Nov. 1-4 as part of the Debit Track. The session, “How Consumers Pay and How That May Change in the Future,” will provide information and engage the audience for feedback on the results of the TSYS-commissioned “2011 Consumer Debit Research Study” conducted by Mercator.

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Pageonce Launch mBillpay Service

Pageonce finance service for mobile devices launched its mobile bill pay service, allowing consumers remote control over when and how they pay their bills. The award-winning Pageonce Money & Bills already lets users automatically track all types of bills — from rent and mortgage, utilities, and cell phone to credit cards — and alerts them when a bill is due. Now Pageonce gives users the option to pay immediately from their choice of accounts with a few taps on their smartphone. Pageonce makes paper bills, checks and stamps, and logging into several different websites for online bill pay, obsolete — helping users save time and avoid annoying late and overdraft fees.

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Sysrepublic Updates POS Loss Prevention Solution

Sysrepublic POS loss prevention and systems integration solutions serving the global retail market updated its’ Secure loss prevention software. With this, it offers the ability to integrate traditional POS data sources with additional data sources – such as supply/delivery, inventory, cash office/finance, human resources and CCTV, in an efficient and easy to use user interface. This includes an enhanced active query performance for complex queries on data; simplified and faster performance on application navigation; and customized user role-based “Portals.

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Bayberry Makes Available Visa Pre-Paid Program

Bayberry advisory firm retail banking and growth strategy has rolled out it’s Visa Prepaid Card project for the Association of British Credit Unions (ABCUL). The prepaid card is designed to the credit union sector, addressing the limitations found in many current market offerings and supporting automated reloads. It offers functionality specific to the needs of credit union members who may otherwise not be able to access current accounts while its business model disintermediates third-parties in the payments value chain to ensure that the service is owned by the credit union movement and is efficient in its operation and cost structure.

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Nationwide Building Society Simplifies e-Banking with IBM

Nationwide Building Society concluded 77% of consumers are banking online, compared to 69% who use branches and just 16% preferring to use telephone banking. With this, they will benefit from an improved NBS banking experience through IBM, which uses simplified language and navigation tools, making using the online bank quicker and easier. Key features include simplified navigation; improved help and support for when members need it; simplified registration; and greater flexibility to provide offers to customers that are directly relevant to their banking needs.

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Xpress Money Draw Remittance Contest to Close

Xpress Money’s “Pera Pang Xkwela” promotion, in partnership with M.Lhuillier, concluded recently with 3 lucky winners. The “Pera Pang Xkwela” promotion ran on an electronic lucky draw system where only receivers of Xpress Money transactions need to register via sms to enter the draw. There were 44 winners of the 5,000 PHP and 8 winners of the grand prize of 50,000 PHP. The promotion was held from May through August with a draw held every week.

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Sparkasse Suedholstein Picks Gemalto eBanking Security

Sparkasse Suedholstein is deploying Gemalto’s Ezio strong authentication optical readers to better protect its online customers. This eliminates the need for paper-based lists of One-Time-Passwords (“iTAN”, Indexed Transaction Authentication Number”) and adds the higher level of security of the smart banking card. The bank is part of the Sparkassen Finanzgruppe, the leading banking group in Germany with 45 million retail accounts. The unique credit card-sized optical authentication device is easy to carry around in your wallet and offers a high level of mobility and convenience. With 27 million ebanking users(1), Germany has the largest number of online customer base in Europe. The “Ezio TAN” solution combines ease-of-use and speed with the security of EMV debit cards.

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Gemalto Oversees Nationwide NFC Deployment

Gemalto was selected by IDA as the trusted third party to deploy mobile NFC contactless services across Singapore. With this, it will develop and operate its Trusted Services Manager (TSM) solution to securely deploy and manage mobile NFC services such as payment, ticketing, loyalty and other wireless services like the smart poster which allows consumers to interact with advertisements. With Singapore’s three mobile operators all connected to this interoperable NFC infrastructure, banks, payment and service providers will be able to deploy innovative mobile NFC services to all mobile subscribers. This open yet secure platform will also encourage widespread participation by businesses and service providers from wide-ranging industries to join the ecosystem to offer more consumer services, including mobile coupons, mobile tickets and product information.

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JCB Holds the 12th JCB World Conference

JCB global payment brand and international subsidiary JCB International (JCBI) hosts the 12th JCB World Conference from 24 to 25 October at the Kagaya in Ishikawa, Japan. 290 JCB partner companies and financial institutions in 36 countries and territories with over 600 people participating in the event, making it the largest attended JCB World Conference. JCB aims to bring together JCB business partners from around the world to share JCB brand strategy and direction of future global expansion, and to further enhance ties and relationships with the partners. JCB will be addressing to participants JCB’s midterm business plan for future growth.

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