PaymentOne Launches mPayment Network

PaymentOne has introduced its “AnyPhone” payment services that provide simple and secure options for online and mobile consumers to pay for their virtual currency, digital subscriptions, mobile applications and other online services from virtually any device. The “AnyPhone Network” enables over a billion worldwide consumers to have their common digital transactions, including their virtual currency on social media and/or subscriptions to their favorites online services, charged to their existing and trusted mobile, broadband or home phone bill. The “AnyPhone Network” is offered to large scale and emerging publishers, developers and merchants and is built for rapid deployment and customization with a small piece of auto-generated HTML code and highly customizable iframes.

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Western Union Expands Canadian EnStream mRemittance Solution

Canadian-based EnStream has partnered with Western Union global payment services to allow its “Zoompass” users to send cross-border and domestic money transfers directly from their mobile phones. The “Zoompass” solution provides Canadians a way to send, receive and request digital currency within Canada using their mobile phones. With the Western Union partnership, users will be able to send funds directly from their mobile wallets while recipients can pick up their funds in cash at more than 380,000 Western Union Agent locations in 200 countries and territories. Zoompass users also will be able to send mobile-to-mobile transactions to subscribers of mobile phone companies with whom Western Union has launched the Mobile Money Transfer service.

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Lecere Gets Approval for Card Processing/EFT

Lecere Software has obtained approval to charge its restaurant customers’ credit/debit cards for internal credit/debit card processing and credit/debit its restaurant customers’ bank account using ACH processing for EFT. Lecere’s processor is National Merchant Center, a PCI-DSS Validated Service Provider. When a restaurant signs up for Lecere’s FIRMS software, they must provide a credit/debit card or bank account number. The account is charged $150 at registration for a wireless router that we send to the customer and then charge the credit/debit card or bank account monthly, per the pricing model.

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ID TECH Deploys Voltage End-to-End Encryption

ID TECH automatic identification products is set to deploy the Voltage Security encryption end-to-end data protection across its POS financial transaction product and component offerings, including magnetic stripe, smart and contactless card readers, POS keyboards, signature capture devices, and secure PIN entry products. ID TECH products are implemented by NCR, Micros, HP, Red Box, Motorola and Ticketmaster to drive their payment solutions. ID TECH also announced it is joining the Voltage “SecureData Open License Program,” designed to lower the barriers to implementing end-to-end encryption across a wide variety of payment systems for POS devices, Electronic Cash Registers (ECRs), m-payment devices and eCommerce payment platforms. For ID TECH, Voltage “SecureData” encrypts cardholder data immediately; requires no need to inject keys into devices or manually rotate encryption keys; and employs end-to-end encryption across the widest range.

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ScanSource Introduces New Payment Solutions

ScanSource is now offering merchant services and key injection to its reseller partners with its “Payment Solutions Suite,” for which it has partnered with First Data. This includes ScanSource “Merchant Services” and ScanSource “Key Injection Services” offerings to enable resellers to offer a more complete POS solution to their end-user customers. By offering electronic payment solutions to their end-user customers, ScanSource resellers are provided a new reoccurring revenue stream since merchant services, batching and processing were previously handled by third-party companies that received all associated fees. ScanSource is now offering key injection services, enabling resellers to more easily load and manage POS encryption keys and is able to take costs and time out of the process, enabling the reseller to add an enhanced level of service and efficiency to the end-user customer.

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ZOOMPASS

Canadian-based EnStream has partnered with Western Union global payment services to allow its “Zoompass” users to send cross-border and domestic money transfers directly from their mobile phones. The “Zoompass” solution provides Canadians a way to send, receive and request digital currency within Canada using their mobile phones. With the Western Union partnership, users will be able to send funds directly from their mobile wallets while recipients can pick up their funds in cash at more than 380,000 Western Union Agent locations in 200 countries and territories. Zoompass users also will be able to send mobile-to-mobile transactions to subscribers of mobile phone companies with whom Western Union has launched the Mobile Money Transfer service.-The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU), a leader in global payment services, and EnStream LP, creators of the Zoompass Mobile Wallet™, today announced a strategic alliance that will allow Zoompass users to send cross-border and domestic money transfers directly from their mobile phones.

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TransFS Card Processing Marketplace Changes Name

TransFS.com is changing its name to FeeFighters, effective immediately. Users who visit TransFS.com will be redirected to FeeFighters.com and greeted by a friendly financial ninja, offering an accurate comparison shopping site for credit card processors, ensuring that merchants get the lowest rates from the provider that best matches their needs. Merchants are given apples-to-apples bids from top tier processors for easy comparison. To date, FeeFighters has helped its users save an average of 40% on their credit card processing costs. With this, FeeFighters advocates its site as the best place on the internet to shop for credit card processing.

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VeriFone & Bling Nation Launch mPayment Initiative

VeriFone Systems has partnered with Bling Nation to introduce a mobile payments program in Palo Alto, CA, allowing businesses and customers to connect securely through tap-and-pay purchasing. Using a “BlingTag”- a quarter-sized microchip sticker that enables mobile payment transactions- at the physical POS with contactless technology, the partnership allows customers to purchase through PayPal and direct debit and rewards users through an intelligent loyalty program. With this, Bling Nation is distributing the contactless/NFC-enabled VeriFone “VX 810 Duet” for countertops and wireless “VX 680” to participating merchants, for which VeriFone intends to enhance its “PAYware Connect” transaction gateway service to allow merchant users to consolidate traditional and alternative payment methods on a single card acceptance device.

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RegaloCard & iPayStation Expand Remittance Distribution

RegaloCard mobile payments has forged a distribution partnership with iPayStationn POS company, serving 4,000 retail locations in the US. RegaloCard proprietary mobile payments platform has created its ‘micro money transfer,’ allowing users to send remittance instantly and for free as little as $5, directed to specific uses. The RegaloCard service works with any mobile phone and carrier worldwide and is as easy to use as a prepaid calling card. This will place RegaloCards products in retail locations serving the US immigrant market, expanding RegaloCard’s distribution in the POS arena in the US and continuing the company’s focus in making the RegaloCard micro money transfer service simple.

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Western Union, DHL to Expand Services into Europe

Western Union global payment services has partnered with DHL Express to expand their cooperation to introduce international business payment services to DHL customers throughout Europe. This allows Western Union to attract a new customer segment and DHL Express to offer additional value-added services to its customers. Their alliance currently offers the Western Union “Money Transfer” service in Latin America and the Caribbean, which will now be available at DHL’s 5,000 locations in Europe. These locations include DHL’s own locations and those owned by franchisees.

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3Pea International Files SEC Form 10 Registration

3Pea International payment solutions has filed a registration statement on Form 10 with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to register its common stock pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The Form 10 includes a description of the business of the company, management’s discussion and analysis of financial conditions and a description of the securities to be registered, as well as other legal and financial disclosures subject to amendment. Upon the effectiveness of the Form 10, the company will become a public reporting company. The Form 10 is available through the public website of the SEC at www.sec.gov. 3Pea trusted payment solutions company provides innovative comprehensive reimbursement solutions.

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Smart Card Alliance Expands Conference Agenda

Ways to improve national cybersecurity and healthcare IT practices will be added to an expanded agenda at the 9th Annual Smart Cards in Government: Identity, Security & Healthcare Conference, the Smart Card Alliance said. Government and industry leaders will provide the latest information and updates on these topics, as well as on the use of federal Personal Identity Verification (PIV) and PIV-I (Interoperable) credentials, homeland security identification, access control, and identity programs such as Federal Identity, Credential, and Access Management, National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace, Nationwide Health Information Network, Transportation Worker Identification Credential, First Responder Authentication Credential, and biometric social security cards. With more than 800 registrants and 50 exhibitors and sponsors expected, the conference is the largest annual event for the government identity and security sector.

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