NFC Focal to NTT Docomo Handset Lineup

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] NTT DOCOMO, INC. announced its 2012 summer lineup of 19 models for launch in or after June, including 16 smartphones, a tablet and a mobile phone for children as well as a mobile Wi-Fi® router, many of which will be compatible with DOCOMO’s Xi™ (read “Crossy”) LTE mobile service. DOCOMO’s new…

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mPayments Providers See 368% Increase in Revenues

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Buck, the best way to buy and sell goods and services on your mobile phone, continues its momentum citing record Q1 growth as it powers into 2012, setting Buck on track to become a major player in the mobile payments industry. Record Year on Year Growth and Customer Momentum 2012 has…

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Bank of America Small Business Owner Report Shows Boston Biz Confident

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Bank of America released its inaugural Small Business Owner Report1, a semi-annual study exploring the concerns, aspirations and perspectives of small business owners across the country. The survey, which includes an oversampling of small business owners across the Boston market, found almost half (46 percent) of small business owners are confident…

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Piracle Announces Create-A-Check SuiteApp for NetSuite

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Piracle, a leading provider of secure payment solutions, announced the availability of the Create-A-Check SuiteApp, built using NetSuite’s SuiteCloud Computing Platform. Designed and developed for NetSuite users by a NetSuite user, Create-A-Check SuiteApp is a MICR laser check printing and ACH solution developed to prevent fraud and streamline payments. The solution…

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Prima Payments & Phoenix Managed Networks Forge Reseller Agreements

Phoenix Managed Networks payments communications, gateway and payment support services forged a multi-year reseller agreement with Prima Payments Canada. With this, Prima Payments will distribute Phoenix’s PaySecure payment security and compliance solution to Canadian ISOs that serve SMEs such as restaurants and convenience store franchises. PaySecure was developed to help merchants achieve and maintain compliance with PCI DSS and offers consolidated payments authorization.

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ValidSoft & Spindle Ink mSecurity Partnership

ValidSoft advanced telecommunications-based fraud prevention, authentication and transaction verification solutions partnered Spindle innovative m-commerce and alternative payment solutions for merchants and consumers. With this, ValidSoft will provide Spindle custom-built, advanced multi-layered, multi-factor authentication and transaction verification technologies: SMART (Secure Mobile Architecture for Real-time Transactions), which will be integrated into Spindle’s RhinoVerify security solution. Spindle specializes in frictionless finance and alternative and mobile commerce payment platforms for merchants and consumers. The Spindle portfolio includes “RhinoPay,” a simple, mobile, secure payment solution which enables person-to-person, person-to-business, business-to-person, and business-to-business payments. It is accessible universally through any networked or mobile device and delivers superior flexibility by enabling payments through credit and debit cards, check, closed loop, and ACH transfers.

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Card APRs See Mild Improvement

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Credit card APRs have leveled off from previous months and are currently taking a bit of a dip, currently down from 14.92% from 14.91% at the end of April. Peaking at well over 15% following the holiday shopping season, credit card interest rates plummeted briefly to 14.85% around the beginning of…

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Cardlytics Leverages Transaction-Driven Marketing for Credit Card Portfolios

Cardlytics transaction-driven marketing launched its “Cardlytics for Credit” suite of technology and services for financial institutions. Leveraging transaction marketing to strengthen relationships with their credit card customers, “Cardlytics for Credit” leverages Cardlytics’ marketing channels to fundamentally improve the performance of the credit portfolio far more efficiently than current marketing channels. Specific programs are available to expand card usage to new verticals, drive usage of inactive cards and increase card spend.

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TSYS Announces Agenda for Connected Mobility

TSYS announced its agenda for connected mobility to support commerce for consumers used to navigating their daily lives with smart phones, tablets, game systems, electronic readers and computers, letting them connect and communicate in real time through a variety of devices that support mobility, business applications and commerce. In doing so, the agenda will offer technology, including API interfaces and consumer-facing applications, to support any mobile network operator, manufacturer, wallet provider, applications provider or payments network.The payments theme includes NFC and cloud-based products with both payment and acceptance capabilities; the communications theme includes consumer-directed alerts, transactions and notification preference products; and the commerce theme will include wallets, offers and financial management tools. TSYS solutions address multiple customer segments across multiple generations, including businesses and the underbanked. TSYS’ updated systems have been integrated to support the connectivity, flexibility and expandability required to support the 24 billion connected devices expected in 2020, up from nine billion.

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Chase Freedom Research Shows Increased Consumer Spending on Leisure

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] The Chase Freedom Lifestyle Index, a barometer of consumer trends related to simple pleasures and special occasions based on aggregated its cardmember spending data show increased spending on leisure activities, including movies and recreational facilities like ski slopes and golf courses, in 2012. Namely, spending at movie theaters was up 24%…

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moShare Facsilitates mContent Sharing Through WordPress Plugin

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] moShare, the world’s first web-to-mobile sharing service, announced the availability of the moShare WordPress plugin, that allows the free and easy integration of moShare’s mobile content sharing functionality to any website built using WordPress. moShare is the quickest way for users to share any content (e.g., news, videos and photos) from…

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Paymetric Deploys mPayment Platform

Paymetric integrated and secure enterprise payment acceptance solutions partnered Velocitor Solutions software solutions firm specializing in mobile and wireless applications to offer merchants with mobile sales forces, a solution to secure payment transactions from their mobile devices. This leverages Paymetric’s Data Intercept technology to tokenize payment card data that is captured by field sales representatives using Velocitor’s V.Mobile solution. V.Mobile enables Field Service companies to maximize revenue, create a more efficient way to deploy their service force, and lower operating costs. The application resides on a mobile device and features mobile dispatch, DOT compliant vehicle inspection and mileage reporting, real-time inventory management, turn-by-turn directions, Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL), service history, scheduling and payment processing.

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