Fiserv Names New SVP, Emerging Payments

Ginger Schmeltzer has joined Fiserv as senior VP, Emerging Payments, Digital Payment Solutions to lead the development and execution of enterprise-wide initiatives to facilitate the delivery of new payment services. Initially focusing on the rapidly evolving mobile payments market Schmeltzer comes to Fiserv a seasoned financial industry professional with significant experience spanning both digital channels and payments. She was most recently senior vice president of Digital Channel Management at SunTrust Bank where she oversaw online banking, mobile banking and digital money movement technologies. Here she developed and executed strategies for mobile financial services, person-to-person payments and electronic billing and payment.

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Buffalo Investors Conference Announces Participating Companies

The Founding Committee of the Western New York Investors Conference announced the presenting companies for its 2012 conference September 28. They include 19 publicly-traded companies to present their strategies, financial performance and future outlook to institutional investors and analysts from throughout the United States. These companies span a broad range of industries, years in business and market capitalization levels, with many serving customers worldwide. The WNY Investors Conference provides an opportunity for institutional investors and analysts from within and outside the region to discover the diverse investment opportunities in Western and Upstate New York, as well as others from outside the region.

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Garanti Bank Launches mPayments through QR codes

Garanti Bank announced its Romania direct mobile payments through QR codes through its recent partnership. The two companies will jointly introduce the SEQR Mobile Payments in the Romanian market through a pilot project which will dwell through some large retail chains. Garanti Bank is thus the first financial institution to drive the creation of the SEQR Mobile Payment service network in Romania. This aims to increase convenience for customers, whilst at the same time reducing costs for merchants. More precisely, QR codes will be installed in various retail chains for Garanti Bank clients to scan them with the mobile phone and pay directly for their purchases. Consumers scan a QR code into the POS terminal, the web or the bill to approve that payment will be charged to their bank accounts.

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ANZ and Bottomline Partner, Launch mBanking Management

Bottomline Technologies cloud-based payment, invoice, and banking partnered ANZ to launch ANZ Transactive – Mobile corporate banking solution. Allowing ANZ corporate clients of all sizes, in any industry to gain greater visibility and control of their Australian and New Zealand cash management activities on the go. ANZ recognised that consumer reliance on mobile technology was having a direct influence on the corporate use of mobile devices and tablets for activities such as payments and authorisation. ANZ Transactive – Mobile has been designed to seamlessly integrate with and act as an extension of the ANZ Transactive online solution to allow ANZ clients to conduct cross-border payments.

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MoneyGram Adds Banco Ganadero to Network

MoneyGram global money transfer company forged agreements with Banco Ganadero, adding the bank to the money-transfer network. Banco Ganadero customers will now be able to both send and receive international money transfers through MoneyGram’s global network. ALso, MoneyGram’s money transfer services will be available at nearly 600 locations in Bolivia, solidifying MoneyGram’s network in Bolivia.

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Harland Financial Expands Payments Offering

Harland Financial Solutions is expanding its current EFT products and services to include card services and adding a new electronic bill presentment and payment offering, in conjunction with its recently released “DPXPay” P2P product. With this, Vantiv and Harland Financial Solutions’ expanded line of EFT products now includes credit card, ATM and debit processing, merchant services, rewards and fraud prevention. Added servicing capabilities include pre-paid and gift cards, card personalization, debit PIN processing through the Vantiv-owned Jeanie® network, cardholder eServices and more. Harland Financial Solutions has expanded its bill payment capabilities and delivers “Cavion” Bill Pay as part of its Cavion suite of self-service solutions.

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Jack Henry Announces New Call Center

Jack Henry & Associates technology solutions and payment processing services introduced its “jhaCall Center” comprehensive telephone support and customer service solution. The solution automatically captures and authenticates customer information using state-of-the-art Computer Telephony Integration technology for a variety of implementation options. The sophisticated jhaCall Center software can be implemented in-house for financial institutions that want to retain responsibility for call center operations but need an intuitive, user-friendly technology platform that provides extensive case management capabilities and full integration with their JHA core processing system. The “jhaCall Center” will ultimately provide a cost-effective solution that expedites and enhances customer service, improves operational efficiencies, and reduces demands on internal staffs.

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2Checkout Launches iPhone App

2Checkout online payment processor partnered Inexika to launch its “2Checkout Mobile” iPhone App. With this, 2Checkout sellers can now access their account from anywhere, adding “2Checkout Mobile” to its available bundled services at no additional charge. The “2Checkout Mobile” service allows sellers to check their account balance and view sales history, issue refunds, or call and email customers directly from within the app.

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EVERTEC and EVERTEC Finance Extend Exchange Offer

EVERTEC and EVERTEC Finance have extended their pending exchange offer to exchange up to $40,000,000 aggregate principal amount of their 11% Senior Notes due 2018 that have been registered under the Securities Act of 1933 for a like principal amount of their outstanding 11% Senior Notes due 2018 which were issued on May 7, 2012. The Issuers have been advised by their exchange agent that, as of the close of business on August 27, 2012, approximately $39,300,000, or approximately 98%, of the Old Notes, have been confirmed as tendered in exchange for a like principal amount of the Exchange Notes.

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Evolution1 Named to 2012 500|5000 List

Evolution1 named to the sixth annual Inc. 500|5000 of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. As the nation’s largest electronic payment, on-premise, and cloud computing healthcare solution that administers reimbursement accounts, Evolution1 joins Unified Payments, Yelp and Giftcards.com. In a challenging economic environment, median growth rate of 2012 Inc. 500|5000 companies remains an impressive 97 percent. The 2012 Inc. 500|5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2008 to 2011. Evolution1 has a three-year sales growth of 116 percent.

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DFC Global Exec Set to Present at Investor Conferences

DFC Global for the unbanked and under-banked consumers announced its EVP & CFO, Randy Underwood, is set to present at upcoming investor conferences. These include the CL King 10th Annual Best Ideas Conference on September 12 at the Omni Berkshire Hotel in New York and the JMP Financial Services and Real Estate Conference September 13 at the St. Regis Hotel, also in New York.

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