mFoundry Beefs-Up its mBanking Suite

Mobile payment solution provider mFoundry has enhanced its “mBanking”
three mode mobile banking product. Upgrades include integrated support
for text banking (SMS) and
alerts, as well as support for mBanking within the mobile web browser
(WAP). The addition of these two new modes makes mFoundry’s mobile
banking product the most complete solution in the market with integrated
SMS, WAP, and mobile applications including native support for iPhone
and iPod Touch. Having deployed
more iPhone apps than any other mobile banking vendor, mFoundry also
offers customers rich application functionality for iPhone and iPod
Touch, which represent a significant percentage of mobile financial
services users.

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PaySecure Now Available at 2Checkout

Payment technology provider Acculynk’s “PaySecure” is now available at
2Checkout.com. PaySecure is the first software-only service in the U.S.
that provides consumers the option to pay for online purchases with PIN
debit. The “PaySecure” graphical PIN-pad appears at the merchant
checkout when it
is determined that a consumer’s debit card can be used with a PIN and is
in Acculynk’s network. Consumers are given the choice to enter their PIN
on the “PaySecure” PIN-pad or run the transaction as signature debit. If
they choose to use PaySecure, they enter each digit of their PIN using
their mouse, hit “Submit PIN” and receive payment confirmation from the
merchant.

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MASTERCARD EUROPE Q1

For the first quarter of 2009, MasterCard Europe experienced 3.9% in
gross euro volume, 4.2% purchase volume, 6.4% purchase transactions and
4.3% cash transactions compared to the first quarter 2008. In the first
three months of 2009 European cardholders made over 1.5 billion purchase
transactions with their MasterCard cards, including e-commerce. As of
31 March 2009, 195 million MasterCard(R) cards (excluding Maestro(R) and
Cirrus(R)) had been issued by MasterCard customer financial institutions
across Europe, up 7.0 % and the Maestro brand mark appeared on 312
million cards, up 4.4% compared to the same quarter in 2008.
In January, MasterCard and global retail leader Carrefour announced the
launch of the PASS MasterCard(R) card, the result of a partnership
designed to offer French consumers the very latest in ‘best-in-class’
card payments. The new card was rolled-out in France in February by
Carrefour’s financial services’ subsidiary, Société des Paiements PASS.

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TNS’ First Quarter Revenues Fall 10.5%

Payment connectivity specialist TNS posted a 10.5% decline in total
revenue for the first quarter to $75.3 million. The first quarter 2009
GAAP net loss was $24,000, versus first quarter 2008 GAAP net income of
$1.6 million. International Services Division revenue, as expected, was
pressured by foreign currency translation and transaction softness in
certain countries, though we continued to gain share in its markets. The
Financial Services Division revenue growth accelerated from the prior
quarter’s rate as TNS gained additional market share and continued to
migrate a large customer’s connections onto its network. The POS
division revenue delivery improved from prior quarters as transaction
softness was increasingly offset by growth in broadband installations
including CO-OP Financial Services’ ATM network migration and the
introduction of its ATM processing products in Canada. For complete
details on TNS’ latest performance visit CardData (www.carddata.com).

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American Banknote Q1 Revenues Up 36%

Card provider American Banknote S.A reports a 36% increase in revenue
for 1Q/09 for the Brazilian subsidiary. AB Note reported R$40.2 million
EBITDA, 17.9% higher than reported in the first
quarter of 2008 (R$34.1million), and in line with the fourth quarter of
2008; R$21.6 million quarterly net income, 27.1% higher than the first
quarter of 2008. AB Note has acquired three new Smart Card clients:
HSBC, Safra and Unibanco. As of April,
we will supply approximately 1.6 million cards to these institutions,
with revenues in the order of R$7.2 million and signed a new contract
with Detran/SP, valid for 30 months, with
R$83.6 million estimated revenues.

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Regal Entertainment Offers Potter Card

Theater chain Regal Entertainment and Warner Brothers have released a
collectible “Harry Potter” movie gift card. The
gift card is themed after the highly-anticipated sequel Harry Potter and
the Half-Blood Prince, in theatres July 15 and features an image of the
Harry Potter character printed in shimmering foil. The Harry Potter
gift card is redeemable for all purchases at Regal Entertainment Group
theatres and is available in denominations of $10, $25 or $50 while
supplies last.

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BankServ Acquires Commerciant Assets

E-payment provider BankServ has acquired the assets of TX-based mobile
handheld payment processor Commerciant. Commerciant’s “Mobilescape”
wireless payment system can execute credit
card and check transactions anyplace in the U.S. where a wireless phone
signal is available. “Mobilescape” technology is deployed in a variety of
markets, including airlines, ground transportation, residential repair
services, food services and mobile merchants. BankServ has been
developing and delivering electronic
payments technology for financial institutions across the globe,
including systems for Fedwire, SWIFT, person-to-person payments and
Check 21.

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OBERTHUR FLYBUY

Contactless payment technology provider Oberthur partnered with
Mastercard to develop the “FlyBuy”
contactless sticker. The “FlyBuy Sticker” is a contactless payment
device that can be attached to any surface including a mobile phone,
PDA, MP3 player or key ring, allowing the end user to choose their very
own personalized payment device. To pay, the user simply needs to place
the device with the “Sticker” attached in front of the contactless
reader. It can be used as a normal payment card at any Point-of-Sale
terminal accepting contactless. The “FlyBuy Sticker” is designed to work
with existing business models, and can be personalized on any standard
contactless equipment. It upgrades products already in
circulation and provides a cost-effective solution to assist issuers in
increasing market share for low-value payment transactions.

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Diebold Pays a SEC Fine as Profits Decline

Diebold reported that its revenue for the ATM unit increased 1% in the first quarter to $498.8 million. The Company also paid $25 million settlement with the SEC. Diebold says it has solid market demand in AP, Latin America, including Brazil, and within the national bank segment in the U.S. Total product and services orders for financial self-service and security were down in the mid single-digit range compared to the prior-year period. Global financial self-service orders decreased in the mid single-digit range, driven by a decrease in excess of 40% in EMEA. Financial self-service orders in AP increased in excess of 30%, while orders increased in the mid single-digit range in the Americas. Security orders decreased in the mid-teens as new bank branch construction and retail store openings remain weak in the U.S. For complete details on Diebold’s latest performance visit CardData ([www.carddata.com](http://www.carddata.com)).

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GEMALTO HEALTH CARDS

Gemalto has been appointed by Gabon’s “Caisse Nationale d’Assurance Maladie
et de Garantie Sociale (CNAMGS)” as prime contractor for its electronic
health card program. Gemalto is supplying a solution that includes
cards, its Allynis Issuance operated personalization services and an ID
verification system. This initiative demonstrates the will of Gabon’s
government to extend
health services to all citizens and conduct swift modernization of the
health insurance system. President El Hadj Omar Bongo Ondimba launched
the program on December 19, 2008, officially handing over the first
health cards. These can be used in hospitals, pharmacies and health
centers, to check patient entitlement while ensuring confidentiality of
personal data. This health card, the size of a credit card, carries the
beneficiary’s identification number, civil status information,
photograph and fingerprints.Gemalto works in cooperation with Stimplus
and Zetes, who act as sub-contractors for the enrolment solution.
Stimplus is a French provider of IT equipment and services for
businesses. Zetes is a Belgian auto-ID solutions provider. A pilot
project aimed at the most disadvantaged citizens is currently running in
each of the
provinces’ administrative city, before being extended to the entire
population over 2009-2010.

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PaychekPLUS! and Western Union Team

FL-based FSV Payment Systems has integrated its
“PaychekPLUS!” Payroll Card reloading capability with
Western Union Agents.Consumers who wish to add funds to their FSV
PaychekPLUS! Payroll Card
can simply visit any participating Western Union Agent location,
complete some basic information and present their card to the agent with
their cash plus a $3.95 service fee. Funds are then available for use by
cardholders within a matter of minutes.

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Jack Henry First Quarter Profits Sink 9%

Jack Henry & Associates announced a 4% decrease in revenue, a 9%
decrease in gross profit, a 7% decrease in income from continuing
operations and a 7% decrease in net income compared to the year ago
quarter. For the quarter ended March 31st, the company generated total
revenue of $180.4 million compared to $187.5 million in the same quarter
a year ago. Gross profit decreased to $70.2 million compared to $77.0
million in the year ago quarter. Income from continuing operations
decreased to $24.8 million from $26.8 million a year ago. Net income
totaled $24.8 million, compared to $26.6 million for 1Q/08. The Company
says during the quarter it saw some slowing in the growth of its
electronic payments business which appears to be tied directly to
consumer spending related to a couple of its payment offerings. For
complete details on Jack Henry’s latest performance visit CardData
([www.carddata.com](http://www.carddata.com)).

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