Regions Bank Refines mBanking Service

Regions Financial enhanced its Regions Mobile Banking, allowing more customers to bank anytime, anywhere using their mobile device. This allows Regions Online Banking customers to bank simply and securely on their mobile phone through text banking, by visiting m.regions.com on their mobile internet browser or by downloading the updated iPhone application. The enhanced Regions Mobile Banking service allows customers to check accounts, transfer funds, pay bills, locate bank branches and ATMs, receive text banking alerts, and complete everyday banking transactions and receive confirmations by sending simple text commands.

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MAPCO Express Deploys Cybera ONE Security

Cybera PCI compliance solutions has partnered with MAPCO Express convenience store chains to implement a comprehensive security solution at its 405 locations. MAPCO addresses PCI compliance requirements with the Cybera ONE solution, which includes wireless IDS (intrusion detection service) for rogue access point detection. This partnership allows Cybera ONE to simplify security and PCI compliance challenges by bundling all the components needed for comprehensive store security into a single, managed solution that includes wireless security services. By providing all necessary hardware and software as a service, Cybera ONE eliminates the costs of integration and management.

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U.S. Bank Offer NACHA SVP for Online Tuition Payments

U.S. Bank will offer Secure Vault Payments (SVP) online payment option for student tuition payments and related education fees to the University of Wisconsin-Stout, Wisconsin’s Polytechnic University. This allows students or their parents to initiate payments on a college or university web site and are automatically redirected to their own financial institution’s online banking platform to select which account they wish to use for payment. They are then returned to the school’s site, where they receive payment confirmation. SVP was developed by NACHA to reduce paper checks and increase use of the ACH Network while the SVP switch technology that transfers users between the biller’s site and the financial institution’s site is provided by eWise.

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First Federal Savings Bank Integrates Fiserv Banking

Federal Savings Bank of Ottawa, IL has implemented the Fiserv integrated banking solution based on the “Cleartouch” bank platform. The real-time account processing solution integrates with Fiserv products to address the retail and commercial banking needs of growing community and mid-sized banks and offers a hybrid processing environment for both memo-posting and real-time processing. The bank platform for account processing, First Federal chose an integrated suite of solutions from Fiserv, including modules from “EFT Solutions,” “Branch Source Capture,” Item and Statement processing, “Prologue General Ledger” and the “iVue for Cleartouch” business intelligence solution.

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nCircle Kicksoff Small Businesses Assessment Solutions

nCircle has officially made available its “IP360” and “Configuration Compliance Manager” small business solutions. Providing the broadest discovery and most accurate assessment technology available. The new small business solutions include an “IP360” vulnerability management package and a Configuration Compliance Manager package, both designed for easy deployment and can be installed separately or together. The “IP360” includes coverage for up to 1024 IP addresses, discovery and vulnerability assessment of all IT assets, and integrated web application scanning to identify security risk in web applications.

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Jack Henry Deploys Redi Risk Management

Jack Henry & Associates electronic payment solutions for financial services organizations announced its “Jack Henry Banking” division has established a new strategic alliance with Redi Enterprise Development to offer the Redi “iRisk” solution. With this, “iRisk” enhances Jack Henry Banking’s existing suite of risk management and protection solutions with the ability to consolidate disparate risk management activities across the entire enterprise into digestible information so banks can more frequently, accurately, and quickly evaluate their overall operational and financial risk. Twenty-two Jack Henry Banking clients have already contracted for the iRisk solution.

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Union Plus and Rev Worldwide Launch Pre-Paid Card Program

Union Privilege, the AFL-CIO’s member benefits arm, plans to offer private label, union-endorsed prepaid cards to the 13 million union members it serves through a partnership with Rev Worldwide, the companies announced. The Union Plus Prepaid Card program is fully customized for participating unions and will deliver a range of best-in-class features such as high-yield savings and mobile capabilities at unmatched value. Rev Worldwide developed and provides the distribution and processing platform for the Union Plus Prepaid Card program and promotes the card program through a variety of channels in collaboration with Union Privilege. Inter National Bank, member FDIC, issues all cards offered through the program.

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AppNinjas Lets Girl Scouts Process Plastic

AppNinjas and Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland allow the latter to process credit card purchases in the field for Girl Scout Cookies in 2011. Girl Scouts are using AppNinjas’ Swipe Credit Card Terminal for iPhone to accept credit cards on the spot at booths in various locations in central Ohio throughout March. Credit card sales are off to a great start, with charge transactions accounting for over $1,500 in sales in the first weekend. The AppNinjas partnership program assists the Girl Scouts with credit card software and hardware, as well as discounted rates for credit card processing.

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Restaurant Association of Maryland Endorses Heartland

The Restaurant Association of Maryland (RAM) has selected Heartland Payment Systems as its exclusive endorsed provider of credit/debit/prepaid card processing, gift card marketing and check management solutions. This integrated offering is part of “Full Course Business Solutions,” a comprehensive suite of tools and resources founded on the restaurant industry’s first-ever unified payments processing platform. RAM is the 44th state restaurant association to partner with Heartland and endorse its Full Course Business Solutions.

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Western Union & Seven Bank Launch eRemittance

The Western Union Company remittance is set to launch international money-transfer services in Japan later this month in conjunction with Seven Bank. Allowing Seven Bank customers to send money online via their bank accounts, mobile banking, and by 15,000 ATM machines come July throughout Japan, this will connect Seven Bank’s accountholders to Western Union’s global network of more than 400,000 Agent locations in 200 countries and territories.

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MRC to Host 2nd European e-Commerce Payments and Risk Conference

The Merchant Risk Council (MRC) has announced their Second European e-Commerce Payments and Risk Conference to take place in Barcelona May 18-20. Targeting European and global merchants, solution providers, payment processors, and other industry stakeholders, the event will discuss the newest breakthroughs and innovations in reducing online payment fraud and improving risk management strategies in today’s ever-changing world of technological advancements. Sponsored by Chase Paymentech and Kount, the MRC European Conference boasts more than 30 hours of educational content and over 35 speakers from companies including Eurostar, HP/Snapfish, Amazon, Best Buy, Lego, eDreams, Microsoft, Visa, Symantec, and many more.

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NEC Launches Portable Terminal for ePayment

NEC Corporation launched a new portable terminal for electronic money payment, the “Multi-Service Terminal(R) / Portable,” which enables retailers to conveniently expand the availability of electronic money payment. This new portable terminal supports a broad range of electronic money and credit card payment methods, including the NFC international standard for next generation contactless IC cards. NEC aims to provide this portable terminal to markets throughout the world by capitalizing on its broad support for a wide variety of different payment systems.

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