Cryptomathic joins SCA and its EMV Forum

Cryptomathic e-security has joined both the industry association Smart Card Alliance (SCA) and SCA’s cross-industry group, the EMV Migration Forum. Cryptomathic will contribute its global knowledge of enhancing the security and integrity of data on secure chip technology and, more specifically, the deployment and management of EMV payments. Similarly, building on decades of IP and effort in the cloud and virtualised chip space, Cryptomathic will concentrate on mobility in payments within the SCA.

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PayAnywhere mPOS Solution Now Available to Retailers

PayAnywhere, the professional grade mobile point of sale solutions provider, announced the launch of its nationwide retail channel with some of the nation’s largest and most well-known retailers, including Wal-Mart® Stores Inc., OfficeMax® Incorporated, Sam’s Club® and The Home Depot®. These retailers will offer the PayAnywhere mobile credit card readers in stores as part of the company’s newly launched channel program and can now find PayAnywhere mobile credit card readers on shelves and pegs at stores where they already shop for their business needs. PayAnywhere also offers readers for contractor’s desks to best serve professional trade customers.

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MPowa Announces Plans for Expansion

mPowa m-payments is expanding due to its growing customer base. New recruits are also being sought for the company’s e-commerce arm Powa, which rolls out SaaS platforms for the like of Electrolux, Robbie Williams, and Barclaycard. The Company is planning a new bout of aggressive growth in the New Year and will look to establish itself in a number of international markets, focussing on banks, telecoms providers and large corporations.

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SIX Payment Services Offers Credit-Debit Card

SIX Payment Services innovative solutions along the entire value chain of cashless payments launched the payments processing technology behind the world’s first dual Maestro (debit) and MasterCard (credit) display card with added contactless payments and secure e-commerce functionalities, which successfully went live last week. The ‘PaschiCombo’ card allows ntegration of both debit and credit card capabilities onto a single card using one single chip; allows NFC transactions via the PayPass contactless payments platform; and provides a built-in passcode display screen, generating individual number sets for 3D secure e-commerce transactions.

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UAE Exchange Partners Western Union

UAE Exchange remittance and foreign exchange brand with a presence in five continents, has strengthened its ties with Western Union, a leader in global payments services to extend joint operations in Morocco. UAE Exchange is already a leading agent for Western Union in the Middle East. The aim of being the trusted neighbourhood brand has motivated UAE Exchange to build the world’s largest network in its class with over 650 direct offices in 30 countries across five continents in a span of over three decades, providing a wide range of financial services under one roof.

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WorldPay Extend Pay-as-you-go Card Acceptance

WorldPay payment processing and alternative payments is extending its pilot Pay As You Go Card Acceptance Service for Micro Merchants. The WorldPay service works by linking a smartphone app to a separate secure chip and PIN device and allows merchants to accept Visa and MasterCard debit and credit card payments. With 700 start up and small businesses already benefiting from the service, WorldPay is opening up the trial service to hundreds more small businesses, including merchants at The Prince’s Trust Christmas Fayre, ahead of a full commercial launch of the service in the new year.

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Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index Up 2mos Running

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index, which had increased in September after declining in August, improved once again in October to stand at 72.2 (1985=100) from the September figure of 68.4. The monthly Consumer Confidence Survey indicated those claiming business conditions are “good” rose to 16.5% from 15.3%, while those saying…

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Tsys Set to Takeover ProPay

For undisclosed terms, Tsys is set to acquire ProPay payment solutions, which currently processes for approximately 250,000 small and micro-merchants. It offers merchants self-enrollment, instant activation and simplified pricing to begin accepting payments anytime or anywhere ” online and offline. ProPay- which will become a wholly owned subsidiary of TSYS- offers a mobile payment acceptance dongle ” branded as ProPay JAKTM ” that attaches to smart phones and tablets to securely process payments and encrypt data.

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Chase Says No Expiration on Cash Back Reward Points for Military Cards

Chase Card Services announced cash back rewards for servicemembers on Chase military credit cards will no longer expire. Military cardmembers also now have more reward redemption options and two enhanced websites — www.chase.com/militarystarrewards and www.chase.com/militaryfreecash — to view all reward options available. These new and improved benefits are automatically and immediately available to MILITARY STAR® Rewards MasterCard®, Marine Corps Community Service (MCCS) MasterCard®, Army Morale, Welfare, Recreation (MWR) MasterCard®, Air Force Club MasterCard®, and Navy MWR MasterCard® cardmembers. Cardmembers also continue to receive the benefits of the Blue Star Deployment Program, which provides a full refund of any interest and fees incurred during deployment. Family members can still use their cards while a cardmember is deployed – a benefit that only Chase provides. Chase has been offering servicemembers specialty service since 1989.

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Celent Names Fiserv Source Capture Top Notch

Fiserv financial services technology has been recognized as a top provider of branch image capture and remote deposit capture solutions by Celent, one of the leading advisory and research firms for the global financial services market. The report recognized Fiserv for its impressive source capture market share, which includes more than 600,000 end-users and 3,600 financial institution clients. A full range of Source Capture Solutions are available from Fiserv to enable image capture at the branch, as well as deposits captured at the branch or ATM, or those received from a customer’s business, home or smartphone.

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PKTMNY Goes Digital with Prepaid, Parental-Controlled Card

Encouraging parents to digitally control their childrens’ spending, offering pre-paid cards to kids as young as eight for online, in-store and ATM use, PKTMNY allows for regular weekly or monthly amount from their bank account or credit or debit card to a digital allowance. This also allows parents to set ways for kids to earn their money. Parents are given the power to control the spending on the child’s pre-paid, contactless Visa card – setting daily and weekly limits and where the card can be used: online, in-store or at ATMs. Meanwhile, the card will be rejected at places such as pubs and adult Web sites.

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