Datacard Group to Present at ACT Canada Cardware Conference

Datacard Group announced that Mike Vaselenak, director, instant issuance in Canada for Datacard Group will be speaking at the Cardware 2012: Payment Insights conference in Ontario, Canada. The session, titled “A Roadmap for Instant Issuance” will be held at the Marriott Gateway on the Falls, in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada on Tuesday, June 19th. Part of the Technology track, the presentation will outline how card issuers can benefit from instantly issuing EMV®-compliant financial cards. The presentation will also provide real business cases for instant issuance as experienced by other financial issuers. In addition, Vaselenak will discuss industry best practices and the current and upcoming technology options that are available to instant card issuers.

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Gemalto Allows Easycard to Deploy Micropayments

Gemalto deployed its next generation multi-application advanced smart cards technology to EasyCard Corporation allowing micropayments on the widely used transport card enjoyed by over 30 million cardholders that ride the metro in the Greater Taipei Area. The new Gemalto Celego card supports both contact and contactless functionalities, allows users to securely check their personal transaction records from the Internet, to make e-payment for government services and to conduct Internet shopping. Gemalto made available its full set of consulting services on specifications, provided operating system development and certification, and advised EasyCard Corporation on the migration path and opportunities to this new high end multi-application product. The Gemalto Celego card has obtained the Common Criteria EAL4+ top level bank security standard certification. This enables EasyCard to meet the Taiwan Financial Supervisory Commission stringent requirements.

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Gemalto Discusses Fraud Mitigation at FUNDtech Conference

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, will speak and exhibit this week at the FUNDtech Insights Conference 2012 presented by FUNDtech and BankServe. The conference hosts two days of educational sessions, product demonstrations and expert presentations on the financial services industry. Gemalto Director of Sales, eBanking Americas, Adam Dolby, is…

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Citi Launches Renminbi (RMB) Exporters and Importers Letters of Credits

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Citi has launched Renminbi Letters of Credits for Importers and Exporters (RMB LCs) in Latin America, being a leading bank in Latin America to offer a trade services solution suite available in RMB. This new capability will allow clients in Latin America to issue, receive and settle RMB denominated LCs with…

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Unemployment Once Again Demonstrates LIttle Change

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Unemployment rate changes were subtle once again in May, up slightly from the April figure of 8.1% to 8.2%. This runs counter- albeit nominal- to the slow and steady improvement seen in April when unemployment fell from 8.2% to 8.1% and from 8.3% in February. With this, the number of unemployed…

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Western Union Improve eRemittance Access

Western Union continues to increasingly cater to the needs of web-savvy customers who want greater convenience in their financial services through its online money transfer service. Customers can now use www.WesternUnion.com to send money from the U.S. to India, Mexico and the Philippines fee-free* during a promotional period for people who send money online using their online bank accounts. Receivers can pick up the money at any of the more than 100,000 combined Agent locations in the respective countries. The platform is attracting new customers: over the last 12 months, more than 80 percent of new online customers are new to the company’s customer base, including those with established banking relationships.

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LevelUp & Sovereign Bank Launch mWallet Promo

Sovereign Bank partnered LevelUp to launch its mobile wallet promotion. LevelUp’s “First in Mobile Wallet” promotion rewards customers who link their Sovereign Debit MasterCard® to their LevelUp account. LevelUp’s promotion allows Sovereign to directly incentivize consumers to use their Sovereign Debit MasterCard®. LevelUp enables users to pay with their phones, helping them save time and money. Users simply download the free LevelUp app onto their iPhone or Android, link their favorite credit or debit card, then scan their unique LevelUp Code at a business to pay. Businesses on LevelUp can invite new customers to give them a try with a first-time customer bonus and motivate them to become regular customers with loyalty rewards.

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Tyfone Expands Mobile Services Offering

Security Service Federal Credit Union (SSFCU) implemented Tyfone to serve its members’ mobile needs. With this, the credit union will bring mobile banking, layered mobile security, iCasheTM mobile wallet and ultimately in-store payments within the next few quarters. Tyfone’s multi-mode next generation mobile banking service offers an efficient and intuitive user experience. In addition to standard mobile banking features such as checking balance, account history review, fund transfers, branch and ATM location lookup, customizable alerts, and bill pay, Tyfone’s next generation mobile banking offers the ability to enroll and customize mobile banking via a mobile device (with no computer or online banking account necessary), send and receive digital gift cards for a broad network of retailers, as well as other mobile wallet capabilities.

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PayAnywhere API Available on Droid

PayAnywhere mPOS added Android software developer kits (SDKs) to its developer library, allowing developers to easily embed credit card point of sale functionality into apps that can run on any Android device. Once enabled by PayAnywhere APIs, mobile apps can accept swiped credit card transactions using PayAnywhere’s award-winning credit card reader and payment processing service for smartphones and tablets, or accept keyed-in, “card not present” transactions. Swiped credit card transactions made using apps that incorporate PayAnywhere APIs are assessed only a 2.69 percent transaction fee, with no other fees applied. The developer’s app handles the transaction amount and itemization then passes that information to the PayAnywhere API, which then calls on the PayAnywhere app to complete the transaction. The Basic Android SDK requires little effort to implement the PayAnywhere API into an existing app letting that app access the PayAnywhere mobile point of sale solution.

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MEDIAmobz Debuts MicroSite Builder

MEDIAmobz its set to debut its “MOBZxpress” microsite builder at the upcoming Book Expo America to take place at New York’s Javits Convention Center, 4 thru 7 June 2012. MEDIAmobz will commemorate the launch of MOBZxpress and their first time at BEA, by offering to BEA attendees a complimentary video production through a drawing they can enter by collecting a QR code at BEA 2012 Booth DZ2237. The “MOBZxpress” solution automatically adjusts to all screens and connects to Google “Analytics.”

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Merchant Data Expands Services in Texas

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Merchant Data Systems works with credit card processing companies to provide sellers with the means to process and accept credit cards, whether that be on physical credit card machines or digitally, giving their customers more choices when buying a product and increasing store sales. Florida-based company Merchant Data Systems has begun…

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8 in 10 Consumers Would Use PayPal mWallet

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Consumers who are interested in mobile wallets* would consider using alternative players to their primary bank for mobile wallets and for banking. These consumers also expressed strong interest in using a wide variety of services in their mobile wallet, such as search & shop, loyalty programs and real-time incentives. These are…

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