CLEAR2PAY & INTEGRI

Clear2Pay has completed its acquisition of Integri under undisclosed
terms and price. The acquisition stipulates that Integri will be a wholly
owned, autonomous business unit of the acquiring company while
its GM, Jan De Meester, is to become VP for Clear2Pay. Integri brings
to Clear2Pay an extensive portfolio of smartcard test suites, an “INQ
SEPA Platform” for SEPA Credit Transfers/Debit testing and a team of
45 professionals from Europe and the U.S. that design custom-made
test solutions and services.

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THRESHOLD & POSTILION

Threshold has announced that it will be implementing Postilion’s
architecture
for its ATMs and payment switching. Postilion is providing Threshold with
its “active/active” software configured with IBM hardware over the UNIX
operating system. Threshold has provided companies and organizations with
managed ATM and transaction processing in Canada for nearly 10 years and
is a subsidiary of Versent Corporation ULC, which employs over 850 across
North America, while Postilion provides self service banking and processing
in over 50 countries and is a division of S1 Corporation. S1 Corporation
provides customer interaction software, employs over 1,400 around the world
and has over 3,000 clients.

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Chase Paymentech Launches All-In-One Pkg

Chase Paymentech has introduced an integrated, “All-In-One” payments package geared to small and medium-sized businesses. The new package offers payment card processing and business growth services, including a “ready-to-market” gift card package. The “All-In-One” offer includes the Chase Paymentech Gift Card starter kit (100 cards) – a customizable gift card solution designed to help increase repeat store traffic and average ticket size; a card-swipe terminal, a high- speed Internet-connected terminal with dial-up capabilities; and online electronic statements, an interactive reporting tool that allows merchants to reconcile their accounts quickly and easily.

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TRAVELEX & POSTILION

Travelex foreign exchange has implemented Postilion’s currency exchange
processing services at its ATMs. With this development, the foreign
exchange
process will be made easier without subjugation to variable exchange rates.
Furthermore, the solution implements dynamic currency conversion (DCC)
allowing Travelex to set the exchange rate for withdrawals providing for
customer transparency on fees. The foreign exchange provider already has
DCC functioning with over 50 of its ATMs and is planning on significant
expansion before 2009. Travelex has nearly 700 retail branches, mostly in
airport and high-tourist locations, providing outsourced travel money
services
while Postilion, an S1 Corporation division, provides self-service
banking and
payment processing solutions to consumers in over 50 countries. S1
Corporation
employs over 1,400 worldwide and has over 3,000 customers in various
market segments.

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NCR Introduces the APTRA Promote 3.0

NCR Corporation announced the latest enrichment to its popular “APTRA Promote” campaign management software platform for the ATM and self-service channel. The new “APTRA Promote 3.0” delivers enhanced functionality and usability of the manager tool, while adding additional couponing and campaign functions. Up to eight different coupon campaigns can now be offered to consumers at the ATM, including the choice of “no coupon.” Because coupons are printed directly from the receipt printer, FIs have complete flexibility to change campaigns at their convenience.

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BMO/G&D & PAYPASS

The Bank of Montreal(BMO) and Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) have partnered to provide the Mastercard “PayPass” contactless solution throughout Canada. The contactless bankcards are projected for significant expansion throughout the country, by the end of 2007, transactions can be conducted securely with PayPass
technology. Furthermore, with this agreement, the BMO acceptance network
will process transactions conducted with the PayPass Technology over the G&D
contactless terminals. When transactions are conducted under this
newly-implemented
system, no signature or PIN is required and the customer is never
required to relinquish
card possession. Statistics supporting this agreement reflect that as
of 3Q07, over 19
million BMO customers use MasterCard PayPass cards and 40% of all
transactions
are conducted using plastic.

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Manhattan DA Indicts Western Express Group

The Manhattan District Attorney has indicted seventeen individuals and one corporation on charges related to global trafficking in stolen credit card numbers, cybercrime, and identity theft. The corporation is Western Express International, formerly headquartered in mid-town Manhattan. The 173-count indictment charges that from 2001 through 2007, the defendants participated in a multi-national, internet-based criminal enterprise dedicated to trafficking in stolen credit card numbers and other personal identifiers. The group realized millions in illicit profits from the sale and fraudulent use of this personal data, with some members of the enterprise laundering these profits in a variety of high-tech ways. The indictment says the group created and participated in a computerized marketplace for the global trafficking, enabling the defendants to conduct anonymous transactions, via the Internet and by other means, using sophisticated payment schemes.

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ASK/STIP & MOBIB

The STIB Belgian urban public transportation has partnered with ASK for
the introduction of MoBIB Teleticketing to provide multi-modal traveling in
multiple European urban centers. ASK “C.ticket” contactless paper ticket
also provides for self service bikes rental, transportation, museum and car
park service within the city and suburbs of Brussels, Paris, London, Porto
and Funchal. MoBIB is designed to be reloaded and to provide mass transit
convenience with a single card. ASK supplies contactless cards, tickets,
RFID tags, ePassport inlays and readers for mass transit, access control,
banking, e-Identity and supply chain markets with over 100 million
contactless products currently in use.

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AT&T Mobile Banking Platform Expands

AT&T has launched a mobile banking platform that will enable consumers to view account balances and history, transfer funds and pay bills from their AT&T mobile handsets. The mobile banking application will be pre-loaded on future AT&T handsets beginning later this year. The mobile banking application is also available for download on more than 30 of AT&Tâ™s most popular handsets. Customers sign up at their financial institutionâ™s online banking Web site and are issued a one-time initialization code. After accessing mobile banking on the AT&T handset, customers use the code to link their account to the mobile application on their device. Customers then create their own PIN. BancorpSouth was the first U.S. bank to go live with mobile banking on AT&T handsets earlier this year. AT&T, Firethorn and CheckFree have teamed to provide the mobile banking solution to customers of Wachovia and SunTrust.

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Hypercom Ranked #42 on 2007 FinTech 100

Hypercom Corporation has been named one of the top 50 companies in the just published 2007 FinTech 100 annual ranking of top technology providers to the worldwide financial services industry. Hypercom ranks #42 and is the only provider of card payment terminal solutions and services to be recognized for four consecutive years. The ranking is complied by American Banker and Financial Insights, an IDC Company, a global independent advisory firm. The ranking is based on overall revenues as well as revenues from financial companies, enabling financial institutions to evaluate technology vendors both on their commitment to and penetration of the market.

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RBS & SEEWHY

Retail Business Solutions (RBS) has deployed SeeWhy’s fraud solution
for implementation with its “Retail-J EPOS” to prevent loss to fraud in
retail.
The loss prevention service can be implemented immediately and provides
real time alerts for credit card fraud, refund and till abuse. The latter is
an issue of growing concern citing research that shows US businesses lost
nearly half of all retail fraud to employee theft, accounting for $19.5
billion
in 2006. SeeWhy is going to be working with EEL Consulting for
implementation of the solution, which is being offered to retailers in
custom-
made varieties to fit individual business models. SeeWhy combines profiling
and “Event Stream Processing” technology for closed loop intelligence
applications while EEL Consulting specializes in loss prevention,
security and
risk management.

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