Travelport to Showcase Value-Added Solutions

Travelport is set to exhibit at Arabian Travel Market 2011, where it will showcase its latest travel technology offering to travel agencies, airlines and corporations in the Middle East. Taking place from 2-5 May at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, Travelport will demonstrate the diverse functionality of its Galileo and Worldspan global distribution systems (GDS), highlighting innovative solutions and rich content that can help its travel partners in the region achieve success. Travelport will be conducting daily workshops for the travel trade on its land & sea offering, including online portal Travelport Leisure, whilst airlines will be able to learn more about Travelport’s Sponsored Flights advertising programme and other Partner Marketing opportunities during dedicated sessions. Travelport is a broad-based business services company and provider of critical transaction processing solutions to companies operating in the global travel industry.

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Visa Cardholders Increased Tourism Spend in the U.S. 18%

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] International cardholder travelers to the U.S. increased spending 18% from $29 billion to more than $34 billion from 2009 to 2010. The report also indicates spending by U.S. Visa cardholders traveling internationally increased 6% from $29 billion in 2009 to $31 billion in 2010. These findings, according to “Tourism Outlook: USA”…

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Discover Card Gets 15th Top Rank in Customer Loyalty

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] According to an annual study conducted by Brand Keys independent research, Discover card leads the credit card industry in customer brand loyalty for the 15th consecutive year. The 2011 Brand Keys “Customer Loyalty Engagement Index” examined 528 brands in 79 categories to determine the degrees of loyalty that consumers exhibit toward…

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PayCommerce Names New Chairman, Gets Capital

Leighton “Lee” Yohannan has forged his investment in PayCommerce cloud-based platform for universal business payments, subsequently taking the role as Company Chairman. The “significant” capital investment in the company will extend Company marketing efforts, accelerate business growth and support the PayCommerce “Business Process Management as a Service” (BPMaaS) platform. With this platform, resellers can provide small-to-medium sized businesses (SMBs) with a solution to automate receivables and payables and integrate the processing and global settlement of virtually all forms and types of payments. Yohannan is currently director emeritus and founder of Wayne, PA-based LiquidHub, a systems integrator and technology strategy consultancy with revenues of more than $60 million annually, which was acquired by a private equity firm in late 2007.

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C&K Components develops PCI & PCI-ready Connectors for POS apps

C&K Components pushbutton switches and smart card interconnect devices has developed a comprehensive range of smart card connectors that provide PCI and PCI-ready security features. The PCI-ready connectors, including the “CCM01” and “CCM02” devices, feature a design to ease the integration of security devices around and below the connector and prevent unauthorized access to the data contacts and to detect any connection attempt. Ideal for use in transaction and POS applications, the “CCM01” and “CCM02” Series devices feature a sealed, normally-open card detection switch and a card guide with a chamfered opening in the card entry slot to improve the card guidance.

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MobileBytes launches restaurant program

Making it more affordable for restaurants to reach their customer base with the launch of its White Label program, MobileBytes is making available to restaurants a branded, customized app with extensive marketing features and capabilities with its “White Label Program.” The Program is PCI-DSS certified and lets consumers know what the estimated wait time will be for their order. Available at the iTunes app store and the Android market for free download, the “White Label Program” lets the restaurant manage the content of the app through a web-based back office for marketing.

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iPayment Prices Senior Notes Offering

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] iPayment, announced the pricing of an offering of $400 million in aggregate principal amount of 10.25% Senior Notes due 2018 (the “Notes”). The aggregate principal amount of the notes offered was increased from $375 million. The Company also announced today that its parent, iPayment Holdings, Inc. (“Holdings”), priced the offering of…

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CREDIT UNION ONE AND TELCOM CREDIT UNION deploy more CO-OP services

Credit Union ONE and Telcom Credit Union have both deployed the CO-OP Member Center’s “Members Services” suite, a subsidiary of CO-OP Financial Services. Both already having adopted CO-OP network, payment processing and shared branching services, Credit Union ONE and Telcom Credit Union can now offer to their members 24/7 customer support thanks to the “Members Services” suite. This includes after-hours and as-needed call center duties, handling account inquiries, routine transactions and outbound calling to support marketing and other initiatives to members.

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Wachovia Makes $100,000 donation to Red Cross

Wachovia, a Wells Fargo Company, announced that the Wells Fargo Foundation is contributing $100,000 to the Eastern North Carolina chapter of the American Red Cross to help aid those impacted by the recent tornadoes. The donation will help meet immediate needs of the victims, providing food, shelter, emotional support, clean up kits and other assistance for families and communities in the aftermath of devastating tornadoes in eastern North Carolina.

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Square Launches credit card reader for iPhone 4

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Apple iPhone owners can now make their payments using the Square credit card reader. Soon available at Apple’s retail stores and official website, the device allows users to plug a retailer’s reader from a retail outlet or online and insert it into the iPhone 4. Once plugged into the iDevice, they…

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