8% the New Sticking Point for Unemployment Rate

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Remember 2011 when the unemployment rate did not budge more than a fraction of a percentage from 9%? Well it appears the 2012 answer to that scenario is 8%. Essentially unchanged since January, the number of unemployed persons (12.7 million) in June showed an unemployment rate once again just above 8%,…

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8% the New Sticking Point for Unemployment Rate

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Remember 2011 when the unemployment rate did not budge more than a fraction of a percentage from 9%? Well it appears the 2012 answer to that scenario is 8%. Essentially unchanged since January, the number of unemployed persons (12.7 million) in June showed an unemployment rate once again just above 8%,…

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8% the New Sticking Point for Unemployment Rate

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Remember 2011 when the unemployment rate did not budge more than a fraction of a percentage from 9%? Well it appears the 2012 answer to that scenario is 8%. Essentially unchanged since January, the number of unemployed persons (12.7 million) in June showed an unemployment rate once again just above 8%,…

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FSV Payment Partners Houston Food Bank, Second Harvest for Food Drive

FSV Payment Systems network branded prepaid debit card products and processing services joined the fight to end hunger by partnering with networking food banks of Feeding America. The donations collected from the FSV Community of Giving campaign equated to 4,646 meals and will be shared by the Houston Food Bank and Second Harvest of North Florida in communities where FSV Payment Systems employees live and work. Additionally, the funds collected by FSV Payment Systems will support Houston Food Bank and Second Harvest of North Florida operations this fiscal year, including helping to acquire, process and distribute food to partner agencies; expand food programs; and increase community outreach and nutrition education.

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QThru Launches Retail Checkout Mobile Platform

QThru launched a new mobile platform, allowing shoppers to scan items with a smartphone as they shop, facilitating an incredibly efficient checkout from their phone. The QThru system has had a successful test market deployment in the Seattle area. Aretailer’s products and pricing are seamlessly synchronized with the QThru cloud. Customers can then download the QThru smartphone app and start shopping. To complete the checkout process shoppers simply enter a previously stored passcode and scan a QR code at a checkout kiosk which completes the transaction from their phone. QThru uses a cloud-based, fully PCI-compliant, secure storage facility to protect payment and personal information. A receipt is generated from the kiosk, which is highlighted in a different color and is reviewed by a store employee at the door.

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PayLane Adds Site Plugins

PayLane now allows shops built on Magento and osCommerce platforms to accept credit and debit cards, PayPal, Giropay, iDEAL and many more, and accept payments in 160 currencies from over 50 countries all over the world. The installation of the plugin takes only a few minutes and allows PayLane clients to process payments instantly. PayLane now offers a plugin for WordPress, which is a platform best known among bloggers. Both the platform and the plugin differ from standard e-commerce solutions. Using the PayLane plugin allows to prepare an easy-to-use system that enables readers to make a payment for a fixed-price service, product, access to the website content or to make a donation, for example by creating a custom button, such as “Donate” or “Pay”. Anyone who visits the Wordpress website will be able to make a payment or donation.

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UAE Exchange Launches Self-Serve eKiosk

UAE Exchange launched its “MyBranch” solution, a self-service electronic kiosk, which helps customers in making their own remittance and bill payment transactions. In association with Euronet, UAE Exchange global remittance and foreign exchange brand introduced MyBranch, a self-service electronic kiosk, for remittance, credit card and loan instalment payments. These kiosks are currently installed at select branches of UAE Exchange in the UAE.

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SGB-Bank Implements First Data Payment Processing

The newly established SGB-Bank has selected First Data as its exclusive provider of card issuing and payment processing services in Poland and will manage its ATM network.First Data’s main responsibilities include providing services relating to the issuance of debit, credit and contactless cards by the bank and providing payment processing services, including switching services and settlement services for domestic and international card transactions. In addition, First Data will provide fraud monitoring and ATM network management services. In the coming months, First Data will work with SGB-Bank to implement a 3D Secure system that provides enhanced security for Internet payments by generating additional authenticating passwords for cardholders.

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Ingenico Targets New Market with Terminals

Ingenico payment solutions started production of payment terminals based on the Telium 2 platform in a Russian factory. The Ingenico terminals will be produced at the Jabil factory, equipped with the latest modern and high-tech production lines, enabling the manufacture of up to 500,000 units from the Ingenico product range. The flexibility of the manufacturing architecture allows for quick adjustments according to current market requirements – both in quantitative terms, and in the range of configurations.

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Moneris Solutions Awarded for Prepaid Solution

Moneris Solutions credit and debit card processor has been awarded with the Leading Prepaid Organization award at the inaugural Prepaid Awards Canada 2012 celebration. Moneris Solutions was recognized for its provision of industry-leading stored value gift card solutions to over 6,000 businesses across Canada, as well as its rewards and recognition program service – giftcertificates.ca. In addition, the company’s Starter Pack program – which showcases the value of gift cards to small businesses by allowing merchants to try the program at no cost and with no obligation – was highlighted for its innovation.

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