Fiserv Launches Instant Payment Card Issuance

Fiserv financial services technology solutions added instant credit and debit card issuance services to its central issuance business, allowing clients to provide consumers a plastic Visa or MasterCard branded payment card upon new account opening or replacement. Instant issue cards from Fiserv can be delivered using temporary secure vault cards to provide all the benefits of instant issuance without an investment in hardware and software or using permanent Instant Issue cards for financial institutions interested in issuing permanent, personalized cards in the branch. Fiserv provides a seamless connection between its central issuance bureau and instant issuance solutions deployed at financial institutions. Via that connection, data from every instantly issued card is stored, greatly simplifying the card replacement or reissuance process.

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Users Feel Secure Using Visa and PayPal mWallets

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Visa and PayPal top the list of consumers’ preferred mobile wallet providers at 15% and 13%, respectively, while mobile network operators Verizon and AT&T (with the Isis wallet), and Apple are close runner-ups. Consumer reference is based on trust, innovation, and privacy, all of which PayPal and Visa have demonstrated high…

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Kony Launches Improved Mobile Retail App

Kony Solutions mobile and multi-channel application platform provider introduced a new version of its “Kony Mobile Retail” packaged mobile solution. At the Shop.org show, where the solution was introduced, Kony’s Chief Mobile Officer will partake in a “Masters of Mobile” panel discussion on the connection between retailers and consumers. Kony Mobile Retail was designed for both online and brick-and-mortar retailers. New features allow customers to browse entire product catalogs, use store locators, shopping carts, gift registries, and loyalty cards. It is also configurable with web-based interface lets marketers and developers create personalized and individually-branded mobile experiences, modify look-and-feel, enable and disable features, and re-organize menus – all without any coding and extended to support business-specific applications and requirements, such as third-party solutions or a retailer’s own custom-built modules.

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G&D Bringing EMV Migration Initiatives in the U.S.

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Giesecke & Devrient mobile security is supporting the U.S. banking industry with the migration from magnetic stripe to EMV technology, launching new EMV products for the U.S. market and expanding U.S. production capabilities. G&D is the first to join the EMV Migration Forum, a new industry collaboration effort to promote interoperability…

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NCR Acquires Cash Cost Optimization Software Company

NCR Corporation acquired Transoft International cash cost optimization software and will integrate its software and SaaS-based product suite into its Financial Services line of business for undisclosed terms. This will strengthen NCR’s existing cash management offering, bringing financial institutions and retailers an integrated cash management solution. Transoft manages cash for hundreds of thousands of ATMs, branches, vaults and retailers around the world. NCR believes that cash management represents a $1 billion segment for integrated technology hardware, software and services solutions.

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Heartland Execs to Host Investor Day at NYSE

Heartland Payment Systems payments processor will be hosting an Investor Day on October 8 at the New York Stock Exchange. Scheduled speakers include Robert Carr, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer; Robert Baldwin, Vice Chairman; Maria Rueda, Chief Financial Officer; Michael Lawler, President – Strategic Markets; David Gilbert, President – Hospitality; and Ian Drysdale, President – Network Solutions.

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Citi Launches Campaign for Card Customers

Citi unveiled its “Private Pass” entertainment access program, with access to thousands of events each year including presales, preferred seating and VIP experiences. Citi credit or debit card customers can purchase tickets through www.citiprivatepass.com and some events are complimentary. The “MORE” campaign shows the special access for Citi credit and debit card customers, by highlighting musicians, athletes, chefs and more. Each of the celebrities featured in the campaign has been or will be part of a Citi Private Pass event, including: Alicia Keys, Rickie Fowler, David Ortiz, Cal Ripken Jr., the Fresh Beat Band, Gladys Knight, Santana, Daniel Boulud and Giada De Laurentiis. The Citi Private Pass campaign is brought to life in a breadth of channels, including television, print, digital, events and advertisements at New York City’s Bryant Park, The Grove in Los Angeles and Ogilvy Station in Chicago. Citi customers with a Citi Amex, MasterCard or Visa credit or debit card have access to Citi Private Pass.

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Ingenico Lands Nationwide NFC m-Payments Project

Ingenico has been selected as supplier of payment terminals for the launch of fully-fledged NFC Mobile payments in the Czech Republic, in partnership with Telefonica, Visa Europe, Komercni Banka and Samsung. Telefonica, operating under the name O2 in the country, has presented a ground breaking novelty to its customers, offering the exchange of their classic SIM cards for special SIM cards supporting the NFC technology, with a prepaid credit of CZK 250 (circa €10). This enables to try out mobile payments immediately in the O2 stores, or at any point of sale in the Czech Republic where contactless payment is made available.

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YESpay Launches Payments Solution for POS Web Apps

In conjunction with EPSON, YESpay is unveiling its “i-EasyV for POS” web apps Chip & PIN and contactless card payments client solution. Web centric software resolves issues of cost associated with the usage of such POS systems, while “i-EasyV for POS” in particular allows payments clients to run software on any store PC (Linux or Windows) as well as on the new innovative intelligent thermal printer hardware available from EPSON (TM-T88V-DT).

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MoneyGram Adds China Guangfa Bank to Network

MoneyGram announced its money transfer services at China Guangfa Bank (CGB) are now available at all of its 132 banks across China, which are now available at more than 14,000 locations in the Country. CGB has 544 branches covering about 40 cities and towns in mainland China. CGB offers a broad range of financial services including personal and corporate banking, asset management, wealth management, broker-dealer and advisory services, issuance services, and treasury services and has more than 500 branches in mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau.

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First Data, Accenture and VocaLink Launch Real-time Payments

First Data signed an exclusive partnership with Accenture and VocaLink to introduce a technical solution for “Immediate Payments” in Australia, allowing consumers and businesses to transfer funds between bank accounts in real or near real-time, instead of waiting between one-to-three days. With this, First Data will provide deep expertise in real-time payment processing, as well as a safe, secure, scalable, multi-client payment hub. VocaLink designed, built and delivers the real-time Faster Payments Service in the U.K. and has taken this unique expertise forward with its Immediate Payments software solution, currently being deployed internationally.

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