PassportParking Launches Mobile Payment System

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Passport Parking, LLC added mobile payment to their suite of cloud based parking solutions. PassportParking Mobile Pay has been developed to enable providers greater operational efficiency through real-time monitoring and control of their facilities. The mobile application can be downloaded through the App Store and the Android Market, or from the…

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AvaTax POS Partners Ektron Web Content Management

Avalara (http://www.avalara.com) sales tax automation for businesses announced Ektron web content management and marketing optimization joined its list of solution partners. Avalara’s solution partners are software publishers that integrate Avalara’s software as a service (SaaS) offering for sales tax management directly into their own applications. Avalara has concentrated on building solution partnerships since its inception and today its partner applications on enterprise resource planning (ERP) and financial/accounting, POS, ecommerce, mcommerce, and customer relationship management (CRM) systems.

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Paypal Pivitol to mCommerce

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Over the past 60 days, ShopVisible, selected by the SIIA CODiE Awards as Best Ecommerce Solution 2012, conducted research spanning 23,000 web and mobile transactions. In thousands of mobile transactions, 67% of customers used PayPal or an alternative payment method while only 33% chose to pay by credit card. In web-only…

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ShopKeep POS Selects Perka Customer Loyalty Program

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Say goodbye to paper punch cards and coupons. This weekend, at Coffee Fest Chicago 2012, Perka and ShopKeep POS, the simplest way to make smarter business decisions, will announce plans for an integrated iPad POS solution to enable merchants to get to know their customers on a first name basis, and…

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Ingenico Wins Taxi Payment Contract

Ingenico announced its easycash division inked an exclusive agreement to equip with its one stop shop payment solution the fleet of the Taxis Verts of Brussels (Taxi Radio Bruxellois) with its “iWL250” payment terminals. The easycash payment solution is to be deployed throughout the fleet in order to provide an improved payment experience to the passengers. easycash has initiated the internationalization of its activity in Belgium mid 2011 and sees continued growth.

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Allpay Awarded Prepaid Card National Framework Agreement

Allpay has been awarded the National Framework Agreement for Prepaid Cards led by NEPO (North East Procurement Organisation) and available nationally to the Pro5 Group. The prepaid cards can be used for Social Care, Direct Payments, Housing Benefits, Court of Protection and Asylum Seekers. The cards will also offer fraud protection, protecting the cardholders from illegitimate transactions. The new solution is designed to give legally sound, cost effective procurement route to speed up the implementation of new services.

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SmartMetric Secures $1mm Funding

SmartMetric “secured by Biometrics” Credit and Identity Cards has secured another $1 million (USD) in funding from private strategic investors. The additional capital will be applied to operations, most directly to complete the company’s production facilities in Buenos Aires, where the company will install key robotic assembly equipment. This will finalize SmartMetric’s full-scale manufacturing capabilities of its enhanced fingerprint activated EMV Cards.

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Pre-paid Forum Open to Mobile Operators

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Prepaid International Forum (PIF) India today announced that it has extended its membership admission policy to include mobile operators. The decision reflects the increasingly important role mobile operators play in the prepaid market in India. A number of analysts have stated that prepaid mobile payments have the potential to unlock the…

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Payment Companies Forge Merger

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] The South African payments technology landscape sees a major consolidation with the merger of two niche specialists that perfectly complement each other. One is a leader in online payments systems consulting, implementation and on-going management, the other is an integration and custom software specialist skilled in building electronic funds transfer systems…

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Amidst Strong Performance, Mastercard ReElects Exec Team

Having held its Annual Meeting of Stockholders, MasterCard announced directors were re-elected with a term to expire in 2013. They include Ajay Banga, President and Chief Executive Officer, MasterCard Incorporated; David R. Carlucci, Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, IMS Health Incorporated; Steven J. Freiberg, Chief Executive Officer, E*TRADE Financial Corporation; Richard Haythornthwaite, Chairman of the Board, MasterCard Incorporated, Non-Executive Chairman, Network Rail; Marc Olivié, President and Chief Executive Officer, W.C. Bradley Co.; Rima Qureshi, Senior Vice President and Business Unit Head, CDMA Mobile Systems, Ericsson; Mark Schwartz, Chairman, MissionPoint Capital Partners, LLC; Jackson P. Tai, Former Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, DBS Group and DBS Bank, Ltd.;

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Braintree Announces International Payment Service Expansion

Braintree payments platform for online and mobile commerce is expanding its payments platform internationally to help digital companies in every part of the globe launch, support, and scale successful online and mobile businesses. Merchants of all sizes in thirty countries will soon be able to access the same Braintree infrastructure and payment gateway as their U.S. counterparts, realizing benefits including fast integration and time to market, white glove customer service, and proven scalability. Braintree will offer access to its international payment services in private beta over the next few months, with a full launch planned for third quarter of this year. Braintree currently processes more than $4 billion in credit card transactions each year, including nearly $1 billion in mobile payments.

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