Servebase Launches e-Commerce Plug-in

Servebase global payments provider has launched a Magento eCommerce Plug-In, allowing Magento users easy access to global, painless, feature rich eCommerce payments. The Servebase Payment Gateway allows online retailers and merchants to make money straight away with Global Acquirer links, Multi-Currency Support and Dynamic Currency Conversion. Tokenization and industry standard functionality of, Address Verification System and 3D Secure checking ensures security compliance and risk is of no concern and pre-authorisations, sales and online refunds mean all transaction types are supported.

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Blackhawk Network Offers mGift Cards Through mFoundry

Blackhawk Network prepaid and financial payments products partnered mFoundry allowing it to offer digital and physical gift cards from hundreds of brand name merchants to smartphone users through Fin.X from mFoundry. Fin.X is the next generation mobile banking platform from mFoundry, North America’s leading provider of mobile banking and mobile payments. Smartphone users whose financial institution has deployed Fin.X and offers this option can browse and buy gift cards electronically from entertainment, fashion, dining, and home improvement brands that have a relationship with Blackhawk Network. The purchased gift cards are accessible via the consumer’s smartphone and can be redeemed electronically at participating merchants.

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Payworks Launches Chip & PIN mPOS

payworks mpayment introduced its mobile Chip & PIN solution, allowing processing of major credit cards as well as local debit card schemes. payworks’ mPOS infrastructure gives payment providers compliance with PCI DSS and payment acceptance with a smartphone or tablet, complete with a secure PIN entry device, for both EMV Chip and magnetic stripe cards. Instead of deploying the solution to merchants directly, payworks opens up its Chip & PIN infrastructure to providers of mobile Point of Sale solutions enabling them to run the fully compliant technology under their own brand. The PIN entry device is PCI-PTS certified and reads both EMV chip and magnetic stripe of the credit or debit card.

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Taishin Bank and Planet Payment Launch Currency Conversion

Taishin International and Planet Payment multi-currency payment and data processor launched Planet Payment’s “Pay in Your Currency” to Taishin Bank’s portfolio of merchants. The “Pay in Your Currency” allows eligible international customers to be offered the choice of paying in their home currency at the point-of-sale. The customers are presented with a receipt or terminal which displays the transaction amounts in New Taiwan Dollar and their home currency, together with the exchange rate and other service details. The customer then selects their currency choice on the receipt or device. With Pay in Your Currency, international travelers can enjoy a more comfortable shopping experience by knowing what they are paying in their home currency.

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VeriFone Partners Isracard for International Sail Distribution

VeriFone Systems announced the international expansion of its “Sail” m-payments platform with Isracard card issuer and acquirer. With this, “Sail” encrypted card readers for iOS and Android devices and to bring smartphone based mobile payments to merchants. The Isracard will market a customized SAIL solution to a market targeting tens of thousands of small businesses that currently do not accept credit cards, including its own credit card holders, with over 45% market share. SAIL makes the solution compatible with tablets and smartphones, which is an open platform that enables VeriFone partners to build their own payment or marketing solutions on top of VeriFone’s secure infrastructure.

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Orange Implements Ingenico Contactless Top-Up

Ingenico payment solutions partnered Orange, allowing customers through Ingenico Prepaid Services. Orange will implement Ingenico Prepaid Services’ expertise and payment terminals (IP or GPRS iCT250 or wireless iWL280) with NFC embedded technology to test a direct, contactless top-up system for its prepaid customers. The payment terminal instantly identifies the customer number and forwards the top-up request to Orange, which adds the amount of credit corresponding to this number to the customer’s account in real time.

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HyperWallet & Valitor Partner on Prepaid Card

hyperWallet Systems global payment solutions and Valitor international issuing and acquiring partnered to issue prepaid cards across Europe. hyperWALLET provides integrated payment services, including prepaid cards, for many corporations making regular payments to recipients globally. Valitor’s issuing services, originally developed for the Icelandic market, have enjoyed much attention from the European market. The cross-border payments sector is growing rapidly with some providers scrambling to meet increasing customer expectations. hyperWALLET Systems and Valitor will bring new and competitive payment offerings to customers.

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Dwolla To Offer Affordable P2P Payments Service

Banks and credit unions can now generate additional top-line revenue by offering a low-cost money transfer service to their mobile banking customers through a partnership announced today by Dwolla and mFoundry. Dwolla, a groundbreaking online and mobile digital cash network that allows mobile banking consumers to move money to other financial institutions right from their smartphones, will now be available to banks or credit unions that have deployed Fin.X from mFoundry. Fin.X is the next-generation mobile banking platform from mFoundry, North America’s leading provider of mobile banking and mobile payments.

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Bluepoint Expands Check Fraud Prevention

Bluepoint Solutions expanded its automated fraud prevention tools for its RDC capture apps such as mobile deposit, ATM, merchant and home capture points. Checks from all deposit channels, now including Bluepoint’s award-winning QwikDeposit ToGo mobile capture, ImagePoint ATM, QwikDeposit Pro merchant capture and QwikDeposit Home products, are combined centrally in the company’s ImagePoint Hub for validation against multiple third-party services. The solution is designed to identify multiple types of exceptions, including checks drawn on accounts with a high incidence of return, low balance, new accounts, closed accounts, accounts with a known history of counterfeits and more.

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TransCard Launches Gift Card Package

TransCard is offering its financial institution partners a complete Gift Card offering with its “Premier Gift Card” collection. Including a custom Gift Card design highlighted by a platinum underlay and an assortment of custom Gift Card packets, Financial Institutions participating in the premiere of the “Premier Gift Card” collection be provided custom display racks for each of their branches, as well as a selection of specially created promotional materials for display and distribution. The TransCard Premier Gift Card program is the latest in a series of new product, marketing and technology innovations from TransCard.

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Symantec and Wincor Nixdorf Partner

Symantec and Wincor Nixdorf partnered to secure self-service banking solutions from different vendors all over the globe. The “ProTect” security program from Wincor Nixdorf now offers version 2.0 of its PC/E Terminal Security – Intrusion Protection- with key core components of Symantec Critical System Protection software, a proven and comprehensive security solution. The solution protects systems from digital sabotage and unauthorized attacks from outside. Wincor Nixdorf’s Intrusion Protection 2.0 protects self-service systems and networks from attacks by worms and viruses, thereby guaranteeing protection from unauthorized changes such as manipulation of the configuration.

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Logomotion Launches microSD-based NFC Payment

Logomotion mobile payment solution allowing banks to offer m-contactless payment through the customers’ existing handsets, with the insertion of its NFC microSD memory card. Logomotion’s LGM Card provides a secure channel for banks to offer mobile contactless payment services to the mass market by unlocking the latent potential of billions of handsets with memory card slots currently being used by customers around the world. The LGM Card is capable of supporting all open payment schemes, such as MasterCard PayPassTM. This enables issuing banks to easily transfer their existing personalised card products to the mobile contactless environment and ensures mobile contactless payments made with LGM Card will be accepted at standard contactless point of sale (POS) terminals anywhere in the world.

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