FIS Joins Multos Consortium

FIS banking and payments technology joined The Multos Consortium of blue chip organisations responsible for the promotion and development of the Multos smartcard specifications. The MULTOS Consortium is a group of globally based, industry-wide companies, whose remit, in part, is to develop, manage and promote MULTOS and the MULTOS product specifications for smartcards. As a Partner Member, FIS will participate in the MULTOS Business and Technical Advisory Groups, allowing them to play a prominent role in the development and growth of the MULTOS specifications.

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Elavon Deploys Ingenico Payment Terminals

Elavon global payments solutions provider is set to launch the Ingenico “Telium2” series countertop and wireless terminals as part of a strategic move to scale its global relationship with Ingenico. Elavon has successfully completed the Class A certification of Ingenico’s Telium2 iCT2xx and iWL2xx series terminals and software application. The certification covers the iCT220 and iCT250 countertop terminals. The iCT220 and iCT250 terminals will be available to Elavon’s customers nationwide as stand-alone countertop solutions or in conjunction with Ingenico’s external iPP220 & iPP320 PIN Pads. The iCT2xx and iWL2xx terminals will provide Elavon’s customers everywhere with a solid foundation to offer payment and value-added services to their customers on a platform that supports EMV, contactless, and NFC technologies. The two companies are also leveraging Ingenico’s IngEstate tool terminal management platform.

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HP Launches Payment Management Software

HP launched the “PowerCARD” payment management software, offering customers a card payment solution across Europe, Middle East and Africa. This solution complements HP’s existing card services utilities which are already available to clients in the Americas and in the Asia-Pacific regions. The HP “AllianceONE” partner payment software company currently provides card, ATM and POS management systems for over 320 financial institutions in 70 countries and is through which HP and HPS will jointly offer outsourced payments solutions based on PowerCARD software in the Europe, Middle East and African (EMEA) region. HP offers a broad solution set for both in-house processing and outsourced services and works with clients globally to define the appropriate strategic fit for their cards and payments business.

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Clear2Pay to Test Bancontact Sepa-Readiness

Clear2Pay next generation payment forged agreements with Bancontact MisterCash Company, owner of the Belgian debit card scheme, covering the testing of the implementation of the card scheme’s new switching infrastructure. Clear2Pay will validate the implementation of the scheme switch as well as the acquirer and issuer processors connecting to this new switch, on behalf of Bancontact MisterCash Company. Bancontact MisterCash Company selected Clear2Pay to develop a customised test solution and set up an end-to-end certification environment. In addition, Clear2Pay’s Managed Services will accredit all acquirer and issuer processors that require connection to the Bancontact/Mister Cash switch, thus ensuring a smooth, secure payment transaction process.

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Ingenico and BNP Paribas Fortis Introduce Smartphone Payment

Ingenico payment solutions partnered BNP Paribas Fortis to offer the combination of a mobile telephone with a dedicated application and a secured pocket format card reader with Bluetooth connection. The retailer enters the amount to be paid via the smartphone application and then the customer uses the card reader keyboard to enter his/her code in total security. BNP Paribas Fortis finalised a partnership with Ingenico which will provide a fully operated solution from the secured card reader to the processing of the transaction. To implement its smartphone payment solution, BNP Paribas Fortis will also rely on the capacities of easycash Belgium and ROAM, Ingenico subsidiaries. Many applications have already been rolled out by BNP Paribas Fortis to enable customers to consult their accounts and carry out banking operations on their Smartphone.

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Ingenico Acquires PT Integra Payments

Ingenico payment solutions acquired the payment solutions activity of PT Integra Pratama (PT Integra) POS, subject to authority approval. This acquisition will boost Ingenico’s presence in a particularly dynamic market where the Group has a direct local presence with Bank Mandiri and has been addressing all financial institutions indirectly through PT Integra. Over the last ten years, PT Integra has an installed base of close to 500.000 POS terminals. The acquired activities fully cover POS terminal services, including a mix of terminal sale and rental, field and maintenance services.

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Vancouver Markets Deploy Square

Square will be the official payment processor for artists and designers selling at Vancouver’s craft fairs this fall. Square allows merchants to never miss a sale. This fall, hundreds of vendors and thousands of event goers will experience the benefits of buying and selling with Square at the Vancouver markets with a Mobile Card Reader that plugs into the headphone jack of an iPhone, iPad, or Android device. Square Register is the free app that allows anyone to safely and securely accept credit card payments with one simple, low transaction rate of 2.75% per swipe and no hidden fees.

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MONEXT Now an approved VISA Merchant Agent

MONEXT has become a VISA Merchant Agent and is approved as a trusted third party on the VISA website. This is the culmination of a process started 5 years ago, and which certifies all of MONEXT PCI-DSS platforms. For its customers – banks, merchants and e-merchants – this is the assurance of an ultra-secure handling of bank data during the storage and transmission of sensitive information. With the increase in cyber-attacks to steal bank data from financial intermediaries, the VISA network has announced that from January 1st, 2013, cyber-merchants and traditional merchants must use certified platforms to host their transactional applications. Monext has therefore obtained Visa approval which attests to the protection of the cardholder data according to the PCI DSS security standard.

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Atos Worldline Launches Contactless Portable Terminal

Atos Worldline launched its first contactless portable terminal, “YOXIMO,” with an integrated contactless reader. It achieved PCI compliance and features a revolving PIN privacy shield offer faster transaction times and ease of use. The “YOXIMO” retains the unique, patented PIN protection to provide the only assured PIN protection available on the market in a portable device. Its PIN protection is unique and underlines the importance Atos Worldline places on security in its payment devices. The colour display is large and has an integrated NFC reader and complies with the SRED (Secure Reading and Exchange of Data) standard certification for point-to-point encryption.

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First Data and Datacap Engage in Cooperative Marketing

First Data Corporation electronic commerce and payment processing and Datacap Systems payment verification system provider partnered on a cooperative marketing program allowing POS and software resellers to offer Datacap’s Rental Usage Program with First Data payment processing. Merchants using selected First Data processing services can now conveniently acquire Datacap Tran and ePay products on a monthly payment basis through their system reseller and First Data while resellers can provide a complete portfolio of First Data payment systems, features, and services to meet the specific processing needs of their end-user merchants. This includes host and terminal options, next day funding and many other specific benefits merchants and resellers appreciate.

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CreditCall Launches EMV Level 1 Software

CreditCall EMV software technology for global payments announced its EMV Level 1 (EMVL1.LIB) software library that reduces terminal development cycle time by as much as 18 months. The “EMVL1.LIB” puts EMV compliance on the fast track, giving developers the tools they need to create a reliable solution that cuts development time and reduces costs substantially. The “EMVL1.LIB” supports a growing number of smartcard interfaces, including 5V, 3V and 1.8V operations, and provides SPI interfaces, and serial port control as well as on board and off board clock support. CreditCall’s global technical support tert teams support the full integration of the new EMVL1.LIB within the customer’s software solution, which includes selection and integration of the smartcard interface in the customer’s electronic hardware.

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Inside Secure Announces NFC booster chip

Inside Secure semiconductor solutions for secure transactions and digital identity launched the PicoPulse NFC “booster” chip, allowing manufacturers to fit all components of an NFC card emulation and peer-to-peer mode solution into a standard SIM form factor. The INSIDE PicoPulse NFC RF front-end booster chip is provided with the INSIDE high-performance VaultSEcure hardware solution secure element to support NFC-compliant card emulation and peer-to-peer operation for SIM and other form factors. SIM cards based on the PicoPulse chip can be plugged into current mobile phones, tablets and other mobile devices, providing NFC functionality to enable more people to engage in mobile payment, transport, access control and other secure transactions. The INSIDE PicoPulse and VaultSEcure chips are complemented by a complete reference design OEMs can use to create SIM, microSD and other format solutions.

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