Isle of Wight Festival goers will will experience the benefits of automatically topping up their contactless prepaid MasterCard PayPass wristbands and also using them to access the event. Now, 13,000 ticket holders will receive PayPass wristbands before they come to the event, making entry to the site and grabbing a bite to eat even easier, using Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology. Data is transferred safely and securely from the tag attached to the wristband to the contactless readers installed in many locations around the festival. For purchases of GBP20 or less, all users have to do is simply tap their PayPass wristband on the reader, removing the need to dip a card, enter a PIN or provide a signature.Details
Wolters Kluwer Financial Services announced that Société Générale Bank & Trust has gone live with its FRSGlobal regulatory reporting solution. Société Générale Bank & Trust chose the FRSGlobal Regulatory Reporting solution to help automate, standardize and simplify its Singapore and Hong Kong regulatory returns. Subsequently, the bank will offer automation, standardization and simplification of reports as a result of less reliance on dependencies across the end to end process; strong audit trails of data flows; and consistency across the different reports presented to the regulators. Société Générale Bank & Trust is able to benefit from FRSGlobal’s unique Regulatory Update Service, which gives them access to information to help remain up-to-date and compliant with changes in regulatory requirements.Details
ACI Worldwide is working with Credit Agricole Cards and Payments to update its payments infrastructure and deliver scalability, reliability and agility. In doing so, Credit Agricole Cards and Payments has built its payment infrastructure using BASE24-eps, ACI’s flagship payment engine. Credit Agricole Cards and Payments is the processor for the payments business of Credit Agricole and as the foundation for its ongoing project to upgrade and improve its payment processing infrastructure and enable innovation, has implemented BASE24-eps running on IBM Power 770 systems for international customer support. Credit Agricole Cards and Payments has also started working with ACI to use BASE24-eps for transaction authorisation for the 30 million cards issued by the various Credit Agricole institutions.Details
[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] As the US unemployment rate was up in May from the April figure of 8.1% to 8.2%, total card chargeoffs were up 27 basis points from the March figure of 5.17% to 5.44%. This after months of cardholder pay-downs, having not seen an uptick since August 2011. The negative impact on…Details
[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Running counter to multiple negative economic indications this month, the Conference Board Leading Economic Index just released figures up 0.3% for May to 95.8 (2004 = 100). Indicating a strengthening consumer outlook on the US economy- despite racking credit card debt and mounting card charge-offs, this follows the general trend over…Details
WePay online payment acceptance partnered Fundable.com to power payments for the company’s crowdfunding platform. The WePay API enables companies like Fundable to allow their users to start accepting payments instantly, without requiring users to have a pre-existing merchant account. The Marketplace API provides Fundable with a fully compliant payment solution, without compromising the platform’s user experience. The recently passed JOBS Act (also known as the Crowdfunding Bill), which will allow startup companies to publicly raise money from non-traditional investors, has led to explosive growth in the crowdfunding space.Details
USA Technologies cashless payment and M2M telemetry solutions for self’serve, small’ticket retailing industries, provided shareholders with a review of its nominees for election to the board of directors at the upcoming 2012 Annual Meeting of Shareholders to be held on Thursday, June 28, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. As part of its aggressive turnaround strategy, the USAT Nominating Committee and executive leadership identified several key areas of experience that they considered to be critical to enable USAT to continue its growth trajectory.Details
Virtual Piggy announced the expansion of their financial payment system to support monthly subscriptions to teens and tweens, who can now purchase subscriptions within games and other online digital media services by using their Virtual Piggy accounts. The “Fanlala” social entertainment and lifestyle destination for tweens and teens, focusing on entertainment and lifestyle news, will be one of the first companies to integrate the Virtual Piggy subscription payment model.Details
ERPLY, the leading cloud-based point-of-sale (POS) provider, today announced that the company will be offering the first native business POS application to run on Microsoft’s just-announced Surface Tablet.
The new app’s POS user-interface is optimized for tablet touch screen usage and will deliver a completely new approach to POS user-interface design. While the Surface Tablet will have broad consumer appeal, store owners and managers will be able to run their stores via the tablet, right at launch.
The ERPLY software supports virtually all external peripherals, providing for easier adoption, while allowing store-owners to use credit card readers, bar code scanners and printers on the tablet.Details
USA Technologies, a leader of wireless, cashless payment and M2M telemetry solutions for self-serve, small-ticket retailing industries, announced that the third independent proxy advisory firm, Egan-Jones Proxy Services (“Egan-Jones”), has joined Investor Shareholder Services (“ISS”) and Glass Lewis & Co. (“Glass Lewis”) in recommending FOR the election of ALL nine USAT director nominees on the WHITE proxy card at the USAT 2012 Annual Meeting of Shareholders to be held on Thursday, June 28, 2012. Investor Presentation: USAT filed an investor presentation with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which provides an accurate discussion of the Company’s business and additional details regarding USAT’s successful implementation of its turnaround plan to create value for shareholders. We invite you to view the “ISS Presentation” by clicking here or access via the Investor Relations section of USAT’s website at www.usatech.com.Details
Coalfire Systems PCI Payment Application and Qualified Security Assessor (PA-QSA) company announced healthcare providers will reduce the scope of PCI compliance requirements with InstaMed, the leading Healthcare Payments Network. InstaMed’s Payment Card Encryption, integrated with MagTek®’s MagneSafe Security Architecture and secure payment card devices, enables providers to significantly reduce and nearly eliminate their risk of a data breach.Details