MasterCard qualifies Acquirer Systems Card Personalization

MasterCard Worldwide has qualified the Acquirer Systems’ “Pivot” Personalisation Validation Toolkit for their “Version 5.5” card personalization requirements. PIVOT is maintained against the latest network standards to help card developers, issuers and bureaux ensure that their MasterCard payment products are personalized correctly for EMV and contactless and mobile MasterCard PayPass cards This new update sees…

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Saks Fifth Avenue Launches New Card

Saks Fifth Avenue announced enhancements to its SaksFirst loyalty program. With this, Saks cardholders will be granted automatic and free membership in SaksFirst, with no minimum spending requirement, will earn points toward a SaksFirst Gift Card with their very first purchase while ‘SaksFirst’ will be expanded to include purchases made at the Company’s Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH outlet stores. Also, ‘All Saks’ cardholders will now receive free shipping from Saks stores and granted access to even more special events and private benefits. To celebrate and kick off the launch of the enhanced SaksFirst program, Saks Fifth Avenue’s New York City flagship store will offer “5 Days of Firsts,” January 28 through February 1. From 1/28-2/1, all customers who sign up for a NEW SaksFirst card will receive a $25 gift card, on 1/28, the first 500 customers who show their Saks card will receive a $100 gift card and on 1/29, all customers who claim the offer on Facebook at Saks will receive a free yogurt on the 5th floor in SnAKS.

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Broadway Bank expands Fiserv deal

Fiserv announced that Broadway Bank extended and expanded its relationship, which chose an integrated technology suite consisting of solutions for payments, processing services, risk and compliance, business intelligence and customer and channel management. In addition to Signature, which offers a complete end-to-end solution for account processing, the Fiserv suite for Broadway Bank includes ATM and Credit Processing, the ACCEL/Exchange(R) Network, InformEnt(R), EnAct(TM), Nautilus(R), Aperio(TM), PEP+(R), Financial Crime Risk Management, Mobile Source Capture(TM), Branch Source Capture(TM), Decision Optimization Solutions and Bank Intelligence, as well as solutions for risk and compliance and item processing. The bank also utilizes Sageworks(R) for loan portfolio and credit risk management via a technology partnership with Fiserv.

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DoubleBeam Completes m-payment IBM Integration

DoubleBeam completed its cloud-based mobile payment solution integration with the IBM ACE POS System. Offering mobile solutions to help retailers improve their customer experience, this integration will help supermarkets and other chain retailers to increase their marketing ROI through personalized promotions; to create a highly engaged shopping experience for today’s tech-savvy shopper; to reduce their customer’s time at checkout; to save dramatically compared to traditional credit and debit transactions through mobile-based eChecking.

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OKI Delivers Travelex Currency Exchanger

OKI deployed its “RG7 Currency Exchanger” to Travelex Japan. The currency exchange machine, capable of simultaneously recycling deposits and withdrawals between Japanese yen and multiple foreign currencies, is projected for sales of more than 100 units to Travelex Japan over the next three years. The “RG7 Currency Exchanger” introduction to Travelex Japan, OKI is automating exchange tasks that used to be handled manually. This enhances customer service and accelerates the pace of foreign currency exchange transactions.

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WorldPay Announces New Processing Partner

JustGiving online giving platform and WorldPay payment processing announced an agreement whereby WorldPay will process online giving transactions. JustGiving requires a payment processing service capable of quickly accepting high volumes of payments. WorldPay processes tens of thousands of transactions daily, accepting all major credit and debit cards, as well as payments made using the 200+ alternative payment types that WorldPay offers. Providing a robust and reliable service, WorldPay meets JustGiving’s must-have need for maximum payment uptime, allowing for sponsors to successfully donate at any time using their preferred method of payment.

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2Checkout Announces Growth Investor Partnership

2Checkout online payment processor for ecommerce global businesses partnered Chicago Growth Partners (“CGP”) and Trident Capital for investment to achieve ‘aggressive’ growth in the coming years. 2Checkout makes it easy for online Sellers to sell their goods and services to buyers all over the world. By providing a dynamic checkout experience that automatically adjusts to the buyer’s device and allowing for a customized, branded experience, 2Checkout helps Sellers sell more by creating a seamless, intuitive and comfortable online buying experience.

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MoneyGram Partners IACC, Protects Consumers

MoneyGram and the International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition announced an agreement by which MoneyGram will participate in the IACC Payment Processor Portal Program. Designed to prevent disreputable merchants from selling counterfeit goods, the program disables certain payment processing channels to these merchants. The IACC portal program also provides a system for intellectual property rights-holders, such as manufacturers of luxury goods, electronics, and consumer products, to report the illegal sale of counterfeit items. Once a claim is verified by the IACC, a third-party monitoring agent alerts affected payment processors, such as credit card and money transfer companies, to ensure the illegal merchant no longer accepts payments through these channels.

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ACI Worldwide Alleviates Dodd-Frank Compliance

ACI Worldwide payment systems announced its Money Transfer System is helping financial institutions achieve Dodd-Frank compliance. This regulation, a requirement of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010, is one of the major issues facing financial institutions in 2013. The ACI Money Transfer System provides customers with a fully automated capability to address the complex regulatory demands of Dodd-Frank, in addition to other regulations. It offers the ability to determine the fees associated with a transaction, deliver the necessary disclosures to the consumer at the time of the transaction and automatically manage the required 30 minute transaction hold.

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NCR Silver and Elavon Partner to Intro Market POS

NCR Corporation and Elavon agreed to combine NCR’s tablet and mPOS technology with Elavon’s payment processing and distribution channels. Offering secure POS solutions to small business customers, the partnership is introducing NCR Silver cloud-based, small business POS system through Elavon’s sales channels for the first time. With Elavon’s processing and the addition of NCR Silver to its payment solutions portfolio, the new offering is positioned to small business owners when they are looking to start or grow their businesses. NCR Silver operates on Apple® iOS devices like the iPad®, iPhone® and iPod touch®, allowing small businesses to interact with customers, sell and manage their businesses from anywhere.

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