Credit Union First to Deploy NCR APTRA Vision

NCR Corporation has announced that Boeing Employees’ Credit Union (BECU)has deployed the NCR APTRA Vision, the company’s latest enterprise software solution for self-service system management. NCR APTRA Vision provides BECU with a comprehensive view of their ATM network, by analyzing operational information, business performance and consumer experience. BECU initiated the first phase of NCR APTRA Vision deployment in May 2009. NCR APTRA Vision correlates data from multiple sources into one easily accessible web interface. The web interface provides management with a single location to observe trending information that helps operators assess overall system performance. The solution helps management make informed decisions and set strategic planning goals to increase service availability, enhance the customer experience and improve performance.
BECU is a not-for-profit credit union owned by the members. Profits are returned to the members in the form of better rates and fewer fees. With more than 600,000 members and more than $8 billion in assets, BECU is the largest credit union in Washington and one of the top five financial cooperatives in the country.

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GLOBALCOLLECT

E-payment provider GlobalCollect has hosted another successful perspectives industry event. The Art of Payments took place in Prague and was designed exclusively for top eMerchants from around the world and dedicated to international online payment trends and fraud prevention. GlobalCollect is aPayment Service Provider of local e-payment solutions for international Customer Not-Present (CNP) channels such as internet, mail and telephone orders, and specialized in a wide range of industries such as travel, ticketing, telecommunications, retail, publishing, portals, online gaming, and digital content. While most providers limit their services to a technical link with payment acquirers, GlobalCollect is a full service partner consulting clients on how to increase transaction volumes, expand distribution channels, and reduce costs by streamlining back office processes. Through a single-interface online payment platform, we offer access to an unrivalled portfolio of local and international payment methods in over 200 countries, including all major credit and debit cards, direct debits, bank transfers, real-time bank transfers, eWallets, cash at outlets, prepaid methods, checks, and invoices.

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PC/E MOBILE BANKING

Wincor Nixdorf is expanding its software expertise for mobile banking to use apps in combination with the
PC/E Mobile Banking solution. The use of apps is now possible in combination with Wincor Nixdorf’s
modular software portfolio PC/E Suite, which focuses on the sales and
service processes of retail banks. In 2009, Wincor Nixdorf initiated its business with
browser-based solutions for mobile banking with the introduction of PC/E
Mobile Banking. At the time, the offer focused on taking existing
content from a bank’s Internet banking offer and transforming it for use
via a mobile phone browser. Wincor Nixdorf has now expanded its PC/E Mobile Banking solution to
support both variants of mobile banking. The solution’s components are
already in use in more than 400 browser-based mobile portals and as the
basis for numerous smart phone clients.

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Smart Balance Transfers Helps Managing Credit Card Debt

SMART 0% SmartBalanceTransfers.com has announced its strategy to help their customers manage increasing credit card debt.Its goal is to help consumers manage their credit card debt by finding the top 0% APR balance transfer credit cards. By transferring high interest credit card balances to these 0% APR cards, consumers can get out of credit card debt faster. Currently, credit card holders can take advantage of offers from credit card companies that are offering introductory rates as low as 0%. While it is difficult to find credit cards that charge no balance transfer fee, paying 0% for 12 to 18 months more than makes up for this additional cost. Credit card holders have nothing to lose by transferring their balances and paying off their debt in a much faster period of time. Transferring balances from high rate cards to 0% interest cards is a simple process that can help Americans get out of debt at a significantly faster rate. Half the battle these days is simply knowing about the options that are offered for saving money on credit card debt, and Smart Balance Transfers can help with their targeted information aimed at assisting consumers suffering from credit card debt.

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BIO-SOURCED CARDS

Starting June 1, 2010, Gemalto and Deutsche
Post DHL are rolling out its innovative bio-sourced payment cards.Deutsche Post DHL is offering its enterprise
customers POSTCARD GOGREEN, which can be used to pay for the mailing of
letters and packages and for express deliveries. POSTCARD GOGREEN has
the same physical format and characteristics as common payment cards.
Each card is associated with the customer through a unique numeric code,
with 100,000 POSTCARDS GOGREEN being deployed in this initial roll-out.
GOGREEN is the climate protection program of Deutsche Post DHL.
GOGREEN’s goal is to reduce the CO2 emissions Deutsche Post DHL
generates for every letter and parcel sent, and across all of its
operations including subcontracted transportation services. The POSTCARD
GOGREEN complements the expanded portfolio of climate-friendly products
and services that Deutsche Post DHL launched in 2008.
Gemalto’s bio-sourced payment card is made from a renewable material
derived from corn, sugarcane and potato starch. This material is easily
recyclable and compostable through small scale industrial units and
reduces the global ecological footprint of the production process.

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TEB DEBIT CARD

Turkish bank TEB and MasterCard Europe have launched a next generation debit card with the first roll-out of its new display payment card. The new technology with authentication functionality and will add new features on the card in the near future. TEB will bring the display card to consumers with a Maestro eCommerce authentication programme that kicks off in July across Turkey, with new features to be added onto the card in the near future. The display card allows a cardholder to access information and functionality hosted on the card. In the future, MasterCard and TEB plan to add a new dimension to display cards to allow
a cardholder to access information and functionality hosted on the card, such as; account balance, dynamic passcode, current loyalty points balance, list of recent transactions, updated credit/spending limit and the amount of the current transaction, with transit ticketing information just one example of future services.
The UK’s Newcastle Building Society has also committed to the first pilot of the balance display functionality later this year.

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GEMALTO & M/CHIP

Digital security provider Gemalto has received MasterCard accreditation for its Gemalto
Consulting Services. As the first digital security company to join the
MasterCard M/Chip Accredited Third Party program, this accreditation
officially endorses Gemalto’s consulting capabilities and its
vendor-independent services in contact and contactless deployments
worldwide. Gemalto’s consulting service is designed to expedite the adoption of EMV and PayPass(TM) smart
card programs, by delivering world-class migration guidance and
technical expertise to acquirers and issuers. For this accreditation
process, Gemalto consultants’ track record in supporting contact and
contactless rollouts was evaluated against MasterCard’s requirements.

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Barclaycard US to Introduce NFL Credit Cards

Barclaycard US and the National Football League have forged a multi-year agreement to market credit cards bearing the NFL shield logo and the logos of each of the 32 NFL clubs. These cards will be made available starting in September at stadium displays, through in-bound telephone applications and via email and direct mail invitations. They will allow users to earn points for every dollar spent which may be redeemed for unique NFL related experiences, game tickets, NFL licensed merchandise and more. This allows Barclaycard to bring a customized approach to co-branded credit cards to NFL fans, offering rewarding payment products. Delaware-based Barclaycard US creates customized, co-branded credit card programs for travel, entertainment, retail and financial institutions and employs 1,600 associates.

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PNC & LML

LML Patent Corp., a wholly-owned, indirect subsidiary of LML
Payment Systems Inc., announced that PNC Financial Services Group Inc. and PNC Bank N.A. have entered into a Settlement and License Agreement that
provides PNC with a license to LML’s patents for
electronic check conversion transactions including “ARC”, “WEB”, “POP”,
“TEL” and “BOC”. In connection with the Agreement, PNC has agreed to
pay LML compensation in the amount of $1,375,000 for releases,
licenses, covenants and all other rights granted under the Agreement.
LML Payment Systems Inc., through its subsidiaries Beanstream Internet
Commerce Inc. in Canada and LML Payment Systems Corp. in the U.S., is a
leading provider of financial payment processing solutions for
e-commerce and traditional businesses.

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ScanSource Hits the Road with Its 2010 Solution Series

ScanSource Security has announced its 2010 Solution Series,
a multi-city educational road show created for security dealers and
resellers looking to hone their IP video skills and strengthen their
knowledge of the industry’s leading video surveillance solutions.
Through the Solution Series, ScanSource Security takes dealers past the
basics of implementing IP solutions to more advanced, focused
opportunities. Courses include: How to Create the Complete IP Video Solution; Improving the Case for Video Surveillance in Retail
Advanced IP Wireless Solution Training and Leveraging H.264 for Video Surveillance Solutions.

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MOBILE PAYMENT REPORT

According to the newly released “China Mobile Payment Industry Report, 2009-2010”,
with the coming of 3G era, three major mobile operators — China Mobile,
China Telecom, China Unicom, together with financial institutions, are
actively promoting mobile payment services. In March 2010, China Mobile
announced to acquire 20% stake of Shanghai Pudong Development Bank for
the purpose of building a financial payment platform for developing
mobile payment services in the future. In May 2009, China Unicom
launched its first payment service based on 3G network in Shanghai, the
service was mobile payment service on the basis of Near Field
Communication (NFC) technology. China UnionPay announced that
large-scale pilot mobile payment services would be provided in six
provinces. In 2009, the users of mobile payment reached 108
million in China, up 25.6% yr-on-yr, and it is expected that the figure
will be 147 million in 2010. Mobile payment is likely to become the
first business mode integrating the Internet of Things (IOT) with mobile
communication network.

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MasterCard Launches Prepaid Online Bill Pay Service

MasterCard Worldwide has deployed its bill pay service for MasterCard
prepaid card issuers, program managers and their cardholders, leveraging
the Aliaswire payment platform. Using MasterCard ” RPPS” bill payment
solutions, the service offers prepaid partners a feature-rich bill
payment service to integrate with their prepaid card program and
allowing prepaid cardholders to conveniently pay bills online or via
telephone. Cardholders can schedule and make bill payments to anyone
directly through their provider’s cardholder website. To help manage and
track bill payments, cardholders can view payments once posted and set
reminders for upcoming due dates to help avoid late payments.

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