FI-MOBILE Platform Helps Institutions Deliver mBanking

FI-MOBILE launched its “UniFI” mobile banking application platform. Allowing financial institutions to deliver and manage a branded mobile presence, “UniFI” is designed to help credit unions and banks deliver a unified and powerful mobile banking experience to account holder and members. It provides instant access to critical financial services and information making it easy for customers to do their banking on the iPad, iPhone, Android, Blackberry, and any other browser-enabled smart device. Features include branding and marketing options; unified cross-platform support; real-time feature and content updates; existing mobile application support; and management analytics.

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NCR Improves APTRA software

NCR deployed its “APTRA Cash Connect 6.0” software to help financial institutions and employees use, monitor and integrate multi-vendor automation units. The units, which include teller cash recyclers, allow banks, credit unions and other financial institutions to spend more time with customers. The manufacturer’s multi-vendor software strategy allows financial institutions to select their preferred hardware partner because APTRA Cash Connect 6.0 supports all major teller automation units in the market. Enhancements to 6.0 include Microsoft SQL Server Express database that enables consolidated branch-wide data and branch-wide reporting capabilities for teller automation activity. APTRA “Cash Connect” for teller cash recyclers can cut transaction times by an average of 30 seconds for withdrawals and two minutes for deposits.

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Hudson Valley Bank Selects Fiserv

Hudson Valley Bank has selected Fiserv financial services technology integrated banking solution set. Based on its Signature bank platform, the integrated banking solution set allows the community bank to focus on the financial needs of local businesses and professional services firms. Fiserv will provide its complete commercial banking solution to help Hudson Valley Bank and other organizations like it to maximize their assets, provide greater insight into their customer base and increase sales while managing risk and fraud. The Signature bank platform and other Fiserv solutions can help commercial banking customers achieve a more efficient and customer-centric lending process.

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Western Union and Dollar Financial Extend Global Agreement

Western Union global payments and Dollar Financial international diversified financial services company forged multi-year global agreement that extends and paves the way to add Western Union Money Transfer, Bill Payment and Money Order services across Dollar Financial locations in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom throughout 2011. Dollar Financial Corp is a leading international diversified financial services company primarily serving unbanked and under-banked consumers and small business owners for over 30 years. Through its retail storefront locations as well as by other means, such as via the Internet, the Company provides a range of consumer financial products and services in seven countries (Canada, the United Kingdom, the United States, the Republic of Ireland, Sweden, Finland and Poland).

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Bankers’ Bank Deploys Aptys Solutions

Bankers’ Bank has signed on with Aptys Solutions payments network for image exchange and Active Archive modules within “PayLOGICS” platform to support all aspects of payment processing. The “PayLOGICS” platform supports image exchange, ACH processing, wire processing, payments archive, Federal Reserve messages, least cost routing, in-network exchange (INEX) payment processing and mobile payments. Bankers’ Bank is implementing the “PayLOGICS” image exchange and Active Archive components to leverage access to enterprise-wide payments data and analytics. Aptys Solutions was selected for its unified payments technology that successfully bridges legacy and emerging payments, as well as its strong commitment to its customers. Aptys Solutions streamlines payment systems, allowing financial institutions to make informed decisions through the payment analytics module and eliminating the need for multiple vendors.

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Valutec Gift & Loyalty Platform Applies Social Platform

Valutec Card Solutions turnkey gift and loyalty card services and SNAP (Social Network Appreciation Platform) web-based platform to link traditional loyalty programs to social networks partnered to give consumers access to seamlessly “turn on” SNAP functionality. Allowing their loyalty programs to become social, the SNAP platform will give Valutec customers the ability to expand on current in-store loyalty programs by rewarding customers for automated online mentions and check-ins on sites like Facebook, Twitter and foursquare.

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CorFire Appoints Mobile Experts to Management Team

CorFire mobile commerce business of SK C&C USA appointed Pascal Caillon and George Eubank to the CorFire team. Caillon joins CorFire as vice president Business Development and Mr. Eubank as vice president Financial Services. Caillon has spent over 15 years in business development positions in the payments and mobile commerce industries as VP of Business Development at TransferTo where he managed the P&L for the Americas regional unit and as the Director of M-Commerce at SanDisk Corp. Before that, he spent nine years at Visa leading various initiatives to capture and secure emerging payment volumes offered by the growth of mobile and e-commerce. Eubank comes to CorFire from Diebold where he was Business Development Manager of Integrated Services leading their global Mobile Banking initiative.

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Centric’s StoreWorld integrated with YESpay Card Payment

Centric announces that its StoreWorld product suite, the end-to-end solution for Retail, is now integrated with YESpay’s “EMBOSS” managed debit and credit card payment service. Allowing retailers to process EMV Chip & PIN and magnetic credit and debit card payments within seconds from their POS, Centric can now allow multi-national retailers to use a single and uniform EFT platform throughout the whole of Europe (35 European countries, including UK and Ireland), as well as in Canada and the United States, thus no more interfacing with local, country dependent EFT suppliers is needed. EMBOSS supports both off-line and on-line PIN verification ensuring it can deal with all credit and debit card payments. Centric chose to integrate with YESpay in order to offer to its customers in UK and Europe a secure, pre-accredited and multi-channel payment service.

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Comprion joins GlobalPlatform

Comprion manufacturer of test equipment for smart card based interfaces has become the latest member of GlobalPlatform. Its decision to join the association is part of the company’s commitment to the development of industry relevant and market driven test equipment. This allows it to contribute to all aspects of GlobalPlatform’s Card Committee, its chosen technical committee for on-going participation, where it will work to define neutral specifications for the deployment and management of multiple embedded applications on secure chip technology. The new member will also have the opportunity to take part in the association’s compliance program and, if successful, can become an accredited GlobalPlatform test tool provider.

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TSYS Marks 10 Years Processing Across the Pond

TSYS is celebrating 10 Years of European Processing, having begun in 2001 following the successful conversion of The Royal Bank of Scotland Group’s card portfolios with Allied Irish Banks converting on 18th June and NatWest on 30th July. TSYS continued to grow its European business while ensuring the delivery of excellent services to its clients. A state-of-the-art data centre was built at Knaresborough, UK, to offer centralised European processing while UK and Dutch contact centre facilities allow TSYS to offer a full end-to-end managed services proposition. The acquisition of Card Tech Limited increased the product range and client base and allows TSYS to offer both outsourced processing solutions and a licensing option in Europe.

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