LaserCard Green Card Voted Leading Government ID

The U.S. Permanent Resident Card (‘Green Card’) supplied by LaserCard secure ID solutions has been voted world’s leading government ID card in terms of technology and user utility by Frost & Sullivan. Based on the assessment of 13 government ID programs from around the world, the rankings were based on a combination of factors including security, durability, utility, range of applications, and demand or adoption by end users. The LaserCard Corporation provides secure ID solutions to governments and commercial clients worldwide. It develops, manufactures, and integrates LaserCard optical security media cards, multi-technology cards, encoders, peripherals, smart and specialty cards, biometrics, and modular software.

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Commerce Bank Adds Viewpointe Check Imaging

Commerce Bank has added the Viewpointe “Pointe2Pointe” check image exchange and archive services and is now an Internet connectivity customer. The Bank can now offer customers check image exchange transfers more efficiently and cost effectively. Offering a secure platform to connect with other exchange partners by leveraging commonly used file transfer software, “Pointe2Pointe” enables financial institutions to safely send and receive electronic check images between Viewpointe customers, eliminating the time and expense associated with paper transfers.

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3DSI Advocates Visa Card Data Protection

3Delta Systems (3DSI) online credit card payment solutions is advocating Visa’s tokenization best practices as an effective tool for helping merchants, vendors, service providers and acquiring banks. Through its “CardVault” payment tokenization service, 3DSI implements the Visa service to better collect, process and store credit card data and protect sensitive payment data from being hacked. Converting real 16-digit card numbers into a string of characters with randomly generated reference keys, Visa tokenization renders the data useless to would-be thieves. 3DSI tokenization and payment processing services have met the PCI standards for six consecutive years via third-party PCI DSS certification. It’s “CardVault” solution replaces transaction information with randomly generated payment tokens and secures actual payment card and transaction data at an off-site, PCI-compliant payment processing and data center.

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GUESTLOGIX

Frontier Airlines has fully deployed the GuestLogix onboard store solution to accept credit cards using its POS handheld devices and transactions platform on all Frontier Airlines flights, including those operated by Chautauqua Airlines and Republic Airlines. With this, GuestLogix is providing backend inventory controls to manage the movement of physical products onboard. GuestLogix announced a multi-year agreement last February with Republic Airways to deploy its on board store solution on Midwest and Frontier airlines. GuestLogix serves 35% of the global airline passenger traffic and maintains sales and client support facilities in the US, UK, Singapore, and Seoul, Korea.

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Ocean Communities CU Launches iTune Incentive

Ocean Communities Credit Union “Kasasa” checking and savings accounts, with a focal interest on account holders, has launched its “Kasasa Tunes” solution. Offering a free checking account with free downloads from “iTunes” every month, “Kasasa Tunes” is designed for those with a passion for music and media, who want to be rewarded with free downloads. It offers free checking, nationwide ATM fee refunds, no minimum balance, no monthly fees and free online banking in addition to the downloads. Account holders receive rewards for using their debit card, accessing online banking, signing up to receive monthly e-statements instead of paper, and making electronic transactions. If an account holder does not meet the qualifications in a given month, the account is still free and they will be eligible the following month for the benefits.

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FIS 1H/10 Sees 8th New IBS Core Deal

Sterling Savings Bank has signed an extensive agreement for FIS’ “Integrated Banking Services” (IBS) banking and payments technology, marking the eight 1H/10 agreement for the core banking system. FIS’ IBS is outsourced core banking solution features open architecture and advanced technology that involves minimal risk and disruption to business operations and customers. It boasts robust functionality, scalability and integration capabilities, while supporting banks’ efforts to decrease core banking maintenance. FIS delivers banking and payments technologies to more than 14,000 financial institutions with core processing, and card issuer and transaction processing services, including the NYCE Network.

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TSYS Renews Agreement with Sage Payment Solutions

TSYS Acquiring Solutions has extended its agreement with Sage Payment Solutions, the payments division for Sage North America. TSYS is the exclusive provider of authorization, settlement and terminal deployment services for Sage Payment Solutions, and this renewal ensures that the more than 155,000 merchants currently processing payments with Sage Payment Solutions can continue leveraging the flexibility and efficiency of TSYS’ technology. Sage Payment Solutions, the payments division for Sage North America makes electronic payment processing easy for more than 155,000 companies, allowing them to accept multiple forms of payment, including credit and debit cards, electronic checks, Check21, gift and loyalty cards, and automatic recurring payment.

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BACLAYCARD & AMT COFFEE

AMT Coffee has completed its national roll-out of contactless payment systems using Barclaycard technology. Unveiling of the new AMT Coffee bar marks the 65th branch to adopt contactless payments. AMT Coffee is already seeing that contactless is making the payment process more efficient and improving the overall experience for its customers, with them enthusiastically commenting on the ease of purchase. Barclays and Barclaycard are the leading providers of contactless debit and credit carrediredit cards and terminals in the UK. Since September 2007, they have issued over 25,000 contactless terminals, enabling retailers to manage transactions quicker and easier.

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Cougar Mountain Software PCI Compliant With Denali Update

Cougar Mountain Software remains PCI compliant with their latest update release for the Denali accounting software product line. To ensure that Denali remains PCI compliant, Cougar Mountain Software has teamed up with Merchant Warehouse for its “MerchantWARE TransPort” PA-DSS certified payment processing solution. As a result, MerchantWARE TransPort (MWT) now becomes the embedded solution that allows Denali to meet the mandated PCI software guidelines and remain in compliancy. MerchantWARE TransPort is a web-based application that works with Denali’s Accounts Receivable, Point of Sale, and Order Entry modules.

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ATM PROTOTYPE

Splendia luxury hotel brand has implemented GlobalCollect to facilitate credit card payments from across the world, with the option to explore alternative payment methods at a later stage. With this, Splendia also takes advantage of GlobalCollect’s ability to handle multi-currency transactions; to offer online customers the convenience of paying in their domestic currency adds a competitive edge to Splendia’s reservation platform. On the back-end, GlobalCollect’s single-interface payment platform accommodates multi-currency fund remittance in up to 26 currencies, while issuing a single report, simple reconciliation, and either single- or multi-currency funding to its e-commerce merchants.

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KeyCorp Selects Nice Actimize Fraud protection

KeyCorp has signed an agreement with Nice Actimize to further strengthen its ability to proactively detect and mitigate consumer fraud. NICE Actimize financial crime, risk and compliance solutions will enhance Key’s existing fraud strategy with behavior-based analytics to more quickly identify acceptable transactions while helping to prevent unauthorized activities within KeyCorp’s consumer, small business and commercial banking segments. The NICE Actimize technology applies unique algorithms and analytical models for consumer, small businesses and commercial customers for optimal fraud protection.

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