Standard Chartered Announces Mobile Ventures Program

Standard Chartered Bank signaled its ongoing commitment to talent development in financial services technology by announcing the 2013 Mobile Ventures Fellowship (MoVe) program, initiated as a part of the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore’s (IDA) Company-Led Training Programme (CLT). Standard Chartered announced another 10 traineeships for young Singaporean technopreneurs (MoVeRs) in mobile banking technology. This is intended to expose MoVeRs to the financial services industry and spur their creativity in designing and developing next generation mobile banking services for the Bank’s customers.

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Discover Spending Monitor Stays Flat M/M

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] The Discover U.S. Spending Monitor dropped a third of a point from 91.1 to 90.8 in January, as more consumers plan to increase spending on gas and groceries and home improvement purchases. This as consumers who expect the U.S. economy to improve declined by 1 percentage point to 31% and those…

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Acculynk Payment Gateway Partners Spindle

PayLeap, Acculynk’s payment gateway and payments processing solution, signed a strategic agreement with Spindle mobile payments solutions. With this, they will integrate their respective platforms to better serve the global mobile commerce market. The PayLeap payment platform provides multi-functional gateway, acquiring and card processing services for e-commerce, face-to-face, recurring, and online bill payments. Catering to merchants, resellers, and developers, PayLeap provides a secure, single-source solution which includes fraud management, tokenized cardholder data vault, secure checkout with LeapLock, plus developer friendly tools and mobile payment capabilities.

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Western Union Inks Three-Year Agreement with Walmart

Western Union global payment services, announced a three-year renewal agreement with Walmart Canada, whereby more than 330 Walmart locations will continue to offer its money transfer services. Western Union moves money in minutes to consumers in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. Consumers can access Western Union services through multiple touch points, including local retail stores, www.westernunion.com, banks, and their mobile phones. Western Union services connect people and businesses with each other around the world.

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hyperWALLET Integrates Prepaid Cards on Apple App

hyperWALLET announced integration of its prepaid card products and services with Apple “Passbook,” a feature of Apple’s iOS6. The Apple application supports virtual tickets, boarding passes, coupons and more. hyperWALLET is the winner of the Best in Category for Prepaid Incentive, Reward, Rebate and Loyalty Program at the 2012 Paybefore Awards and will launch its prepaid card Apple “Passbook” service by 2H/13.

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Xpress Money Launches D2Account Remittance

Xpress Money money transfer brand launched its direct account credit services to more than 30 countries across Europe, allowing users from 15 European countries t transfer money into their beneficiary’s bank accounts. Customers will be able to do direct transfer to accounts in more than 1500 banks in the region, and can also register multiple beneficiaries for the service. The countries where direct account credits are possible from include Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Norway Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and United Kingdom.

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Fujitsu Wins Bid to Provide Bill Dispensers

Hermosillo has awarded Fujitsu the bid to furnish F50 bill dispensing units required by CFE, thanks to its compliance with the technical specification, pricing and country of origin requirements in the public bid. The F50 bill dispensing unit will be integrated into more than 1,000 CFE self-service utility bill payment kiosks, called CFEmaticos. The F50 bill dispensing unit, designed especially for the OEM channel, is a high-volume, single-denomination currency dispenser designed for integration into a number of applications and verticals. CFE began the rollout of their automated bill payment kiosks, including the F50 bill dispensing unit, to nearly 500 locations in December 2012.

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Western Union Expands Services Through Retail Partner

Western Union global payment services signed an agreement with Carrefour Argentina to offer its global money transfer and bill payment services. Western Union is the first financial services provider to work with Carrefour in Argentina, a company with a presence in 22 of the 24 provinces throughout the country – complementing Western Union’s in-country network. The Western Union money-transfer and bill payment service is now available at select Carrefour locations with rollout plans to be implemented across 120 strategic Carrefour locations.

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Fiserv Posts Strong Performance in FY & 4Q/12

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Fiserv financial services technology posted a 4Q/12 revenue of $1.16 billion and adjusted revenue of $1.08 billion. For all of 2012, revenue was $4.48 billion compared with $4.34 billion in 2011 while adjusted revenue was $4.20 billion, up 3% on $4.07 billion in 2011. Adjusted earnings per share from continuing operations…

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CreditCall Joins MasterCard, PayPal and Intuit on mPayment

The CreditCall CEO will join payment industry CEOs to discuss mobile commerce and the market opportunities and challenges for mobile payment acceptance apps at Apps World North America. The mobile payments track includes two panels involving representatives from Verizon, MasterCard, Intuit and PayPal. They will discuss how mobile is transforming the U.S. retail industry and look into market opportunities and challengers for payment acceptance apps. Over 5000 developers, telcos, device manufacturers and industry professionals will participate on nine targeted workshops to discuss and learn about the issues across the app ecosystem.

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Viableware Establishes mWallet Strategy

Viableware formalized its m-wallet strategy involving the leading companies in the mobile payments industry. Viableware demonstrated it’s the platform of choice for payment providers looking to support mobile wallet payments at full-service restaurants around the country. A number of full-service restaurants are currently piloting Viableware’s RAIL payment platform in an effort to securely accept payments at the table. The platform utilizes a fleet of handheld devices designed to replicate the look and feel of the typical leather folder that is the industry standard for bill presentation at full-service restaurants.

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MasterCard to Host Global Payments Symposium

MasterCard announced the MasterCard Mobile Payments Global Symposium, offering dialogue on NFC, mobile money and the future of payments. The Symposium is the showpiece mobile payments event within Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2013, the world’s largest mobile conference and exposition. The Mobile Payments Global Symposium agenda will consist of five regional spotlight panel sessions, each exploring evolving trends and key topics related to the future of payments. This includes Mobile payments and driving financial inclusion; creating shopping experiences with a click, tap or touch of a connected device; The role of mobile technology in moving toward a world beyond cash; Mobile money and NFC.

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