TSYS Inks Multi-Year Bank of Ireland Processing Agreement

TSYS has extended its multi-year agreement with Bank of Ireland to continue processing its consumer and commercial card portfolios for services in Ireland and the United Kingdom. With this, Bank of Ireland will be adding to its offering with TSYS’ online account servicing and management product. A top card processor in the UK and Ireland, TSYS was chosen thanks to its payments security and reliability and to its platform flexibility and scalability for future growth. TSYS will continue to offer value-added services to allow the bank to remain competitive in the evolving marketplace.

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TSYS has extended its multi-year agreement with Bank of Ireland to
continue processing its consumer and commercial card portfolios for
services in Ireland and the United Kingdom. With this, Bank of Ireland
will be adding to its offering with TSYS’ online account servicing and
management product. A top card processor in the UK and Ireland, TSYS was
chosen thanks to its payments security and reliability and to its
platform flexibility and scalability for future growth. TSYS will
continue to offer value-added services to allow the bank to remain
competitive in the evolving marketplace.

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Dynamics Payment Card Eradicates Much US Fraud

Dynamics next-generation payment devices unveiled its anti-skimming technology at BAI Retail Delivery and will demonstrate it at Alternative Payment System Innovations on Oct. 21 in San Francisco. The anti-skimming device, “Dynamic Credit Card,” protects consumers and merchants against this threat by automatically writing a new, unique dynamic security code onto its magnetic stripe for every in-store purchase. A display can also be added to the card so the card can automatically display a new, unique dynamic security code for every online purchase – thus replacing the three or four digit security code physically printed on traditional cards. This is in response to the billions lost to fraudsters stealing credit card numbers. The “Dynamic Credit Card” technology can also be integrated into any Dynamics card such as “MultiAccount” and “Redemption.”

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PenFed Launches CashBack Visa Platinum Card

The Pentagon Federal Credit Union (PenFed) is offering 3% cash back on electronics and sporting good purchases on their PenFed VISA Platinum Cash Rewards Card with its “Thrill of Three 3% Cashback” campaign until December 31. The “Thrill of 3% Cashback” is in addition to the 5% back on gasoline purchases, 2% back on supermarket purchases, and 1% back on everything else PenFed VISA Platinum Cash Rewards cardholders already enjoy.

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Cardtronics Forms New Strategy and Executives

Cardtronics non-bank owner of ATM will now be separated into “Network and Financial Services” and “ATM Services” business units to facilitate more productive operations. With this, a number of executive appointments have taken place, including Rick Updyke as the role of President of the combined United States Business Group; Ben Psillas as Executive VP and Division Executive for the Company’s Network and Financial Services business unit. In addition to Cardtronics’ Allpoint surcharge-free ATM network, this business unit will include other products and services, including the Company’s bank branding and financial institution managed services offerings, as well as future products and services designed to leverage the Company’s network of prime retail ATM locations. Meanwhile, Tres Thompson will become Executive Vice President and Division Executive for the Company’s ATM Services business unit to oversee expanding the Company’s domestic retail ATM network and for implementing strategic initiatives to further leverage and grow the revenues generated by the Company’s domestic ATMs.

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Mountain America Adds Bluepoint mCheck Deposit

Mountain America Credit Union has added Bluepoint’s mobile remote deposit capture capabilities to its mobile banking platform. Allowing members to securely deposit checks with a camera-equipped smart phone, providing the added convenience of anytime, anywhere deposits, the user can now deposit checks from a smart phone by keying in the deposit amount and then take photos of the front and back of the check. The application then automatically performs multiple quality assurance and image correction functions to minimize image distortions. All transactions are transmitted with multiple layers of security and can be traced back to registered smart phones, marked with time and location, to combat fraud.

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SCA Launches Smart Card Training and Certification

The Smart Card Alliance international Certified Smart Card Industry Professional (CSCIP) preparation course and exam will be held this year at the CARTES & IDentification event in Paris, France. The certification training course and exam will take place at the Paris Nord Villepinte exhibition center on December 6th and December 9th, respectively. The CSCIP training documentation has been updated with content on international technology standards and global implementations to support the expansion of this international exam, which will grant a CSCIP designation for those who pass. Currently there are more than 100 international LEAP members and 56 certified CSCIPs.

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American Express and SAP Launch Integrated Payment

American Express and SAP AG have forged a joint effort to develop an integrated solution enabling SAP customers to process electronic payments more seamlessly with American Express. With this, the partnership is seeking to alleviate the delay or determent of the corporate adoption of electronic payments. Designed to help organizations drive process efficiencies without the need for large-scale, up-front development investments, the combined solution will feature a “plug-and-play” utility to enable SAP customers to adopt electronic payments quickly and easily. By integrating payments solutions with the underlying technology that powers an organization’s business processes, corporations can enhance controls and optimize the timing of their payments, thereby improving their working capital. The integrated solution combines the power of the Buyer Initiated Payments solution from American Express with process integration (PI) technology from the SAP NetWeaver® technology platform. PI technology will maintain payment data integrity and the workflows and approval processes that customers are already running on SAP software.

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Zebra Technologies Introduces Secure Issuance Printer

Zebra Technologies has introduced its “ZXP Series 8” Secure Issuance printer this week at the Bank Administration Institute (BAI) Retail Delivery Conference. Addressing global industry requirements for on-demand printing of payment cards, the “ZXP Series 8” retransfer card printer technology provides fast on-site card printing. It is capable of printing fully activated debit, credit and ATM cards on flat, non-embossed cards. This can be done directly onsite at the financial institution for instantaneous, on-the-spot issuance, saving customers the wait time generally associated with having a new or replacement card centrally printed and mailed.

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RCS Selects Muscato Prepaid Card Program

Muscato Group’s “M2 Payment Solutions” U.S. transaction processing division is introducing its corporate reward card program for Reward Card Solutions for its growing loyalty and incentive prepaid card business. An international prepaid processor, M2 accommodates Visa, MasterCard and JCB prepaid cards in the US, Europe, the Middle East for cardholders in over 120 countries. The new generation M2 prepaid platform and patented fraud prevention technology includes a full suite of SMS commands and the prepaid card industry’s most secure card for online commerce, helps provide customers with the highest level of performance, convenience and security. Muscato Group implements transaction and payment technologies and in licensing and operating its products and services. Reward Card Solutions is a reseller of the Elite branded open-loop prepaid Visa, MasterCard and American Express Incentive LAP Cards to corporations for use in loyalty, award and incentives programs.

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Sage Payment and ROAM Data Offer mCommerce

Sage Payment Solutions payments division for Sage North America has partnered with ROAM Data mobile commerce solutions to offer integrated mobile payments offering for small and midsized businesses (SMBs). Offering Sage customers convenient and secure payment options for payment card acceptance on hundreds of different types of mobile phones and other mobile computing devices, ROAM Data’s mobile payment application “ROAMpay” is being integrated with the PA-DSS certified payments platform. Using “ROAMpay” lets Sage customers to process payment card orders; use an optional low-cost card reader for Card Present transaction rates; log cash orders, download reports online, and email receipts to their customers; rapidly change applications or add features to mobile apps that may benefit them; and provides integration with their Sage accounting solution.

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PenFed Card Doubles Rewards for the Holidays

Pentagon Federal Credit Union (PenFed) is doubling the reward points cardholders can earn on everyday purchases during the holidays in recognition of the first year anniversary of their PenFed “Premium Travel Rewards” American Express Card. With this, until December 31, the bonus rewards is in addition to such user-friendly features, which include exceptional earn rates with 5x points on airfare, 3x points on hotels and dining and double points on virtually all other purchases, no caps or limits on the number of points cardholders can earn, and no foreign transaction fees. The “Premium Travel Rewards” American Express Card has been recognized as a top travel rewards products on the market.

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