Citi Unveils U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Ad Campaign

Citi launched its national advertising and marketing campaign as an integrated U.S. sponsorship campaign. Featuring 13 Olympic and Paralympic qualifiers, hopefuls and alumni who are members of Team Citi, includes broadcast, print, out-of-home, digital, events, promotions and retail activation, the ads represent the first time Citi has sponsored the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Teams. Focal on “Every Step of the Way,” the centerpiece of the campaign, the ads compose a dynamic digital program that allows the American people to help allocate Citi’s $500,000 donation to the U.S. Olympic Committee – represented by 50 million ThankYou Points — among different Sport Programs that have inspired Team Citi’s 13 athletes.
Citi’s campaign will come to life acrossbroadcast, print, digital, out-of-home, events, promotions and retail activation outlets and will feature significant penetration in key markets through retail activation in Citibank branches and on Citibank ATM screens nationwide, as well as out-of-home executions in New York City’s Bryant Park, The Grove in Los Angeles and Ogilvy Station in Chicago.

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Fifth Third Implements NCR Mixed-Media ATMs

Fifth Third Bank partnered NCRand Phoenix Interactive to offer ATM mixed-media deposit functionality to its customers. The NCR single slot ATMs and Phoenix’ Intelligent Deposit software allow Fifth Third Bank to offer its customers the opportunity to mix up to 50 combined checks and bills in a single, envelope-free ATM deposit, and do so twice as fast as traditional ATM deposits that require checks or bills to be inserted one-at-a-time. The Bank is currently piloting the advanced-technology ATM at its Fountain Square headquarters in downtown Cincinnati with plans to begin deploying the functionality across its footprint by the end of the year.

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GlobalCollect Appoints Global Market Directors

GlobalCollect premier payment service provider for e-payments appointed Pier Iberti as Global Market Director Retail, and Nathan Salisbury as Global Market Director Gaming. Their appointment is the next step in GlobalCollect’s global vertical market strategy to focus sales, product innovation and marketing on key growth industries for eCommerce. Both Global Market Directors are business leaders and have an excellent track record in thought leadership in their respective verticals, which will ensure the increase of the company’s growth in the Gaming and Retail markets. Iberti has worked for the last two years in a Business Development Retail role for the North American region confirming her broad experience acquired previously working with retailers. Nathan Salisbury, as part of the European Business Development team will be heading the Gaming vertical. Prior to GlobalCollect Mr. Salisbury worked for more than 10 years in a variety of sales leadership roles for media and technology companies.

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Westward Expansion for the Isis mWallet Solution

Isis mobile commerce joint venture between AT&T Mobility, T-Mobile USA and Verizon Wireless, announced the first of its local merchant partners across Austin, Texas and Salt Lake City, Utah. In addition, Aéropostale, The Coca-Cola Company, Champs, Dillard’s, Foot Locker, Jamba Juice and Macy’s are among the first national merchants to join with Isis in advancing mobile commerce. Isis’ national and local merchant partners join a long list of major merchants who already accept contactless payments. These merchants, including grocery stores, retailers, gas stations, coffee shops and restaurants, are already equipped with the payment terminals that are compatible with Isis. Merchant locations allow consumers to use the Isis Mobile Wallet at the merchant locations they shop at every day.

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Punchcard to Participate in The Garage at APPNATION NYC

Punchcard mobile engagement and loyalty network will participate in “The Garage” at APPNATION, which is being held May 15-16 in conjunction with Internet Week New York. APPNATION is the first conference to focus entirely on the business of apps and their transformative impact on consumer and enterprise technology, devices, gaming, commerce, media and social interaction. The Punchcard Mobile App gives consumers a simple way to get rewards from the businesses they frequent most and replaces the stacks of individual loyalty cards people have been expected to carry in their wallet and have available at the time of purchase. Available for use at businesses of all types including specialty retailers, restaurants, grocery stores, coffee shops and many others, Punchcard has recently been rolled out to more than 15 million businesses nationwide, giving consumers a simple way to get rewards from the businesses they frequent most.

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Discover Recognized for Top Cardmember Websites Among Card Issuers

Discover Financial Services has been recognized by Forrester Research in the May 2012, “2012 US Credit Card Secure Website Rankings,” as taking the lead among the top six credit card issuers for its secure website for customers. Scoring 80 out of 100, Discover received the highest overall score among the six largest credit card issuers, all of which were evaluated on more than 50 criteria from March 6 through March 9, 2012. Discover earned a significant score of 91 in the online servicing category, as well as an impressive 84 in the transactional content and functionality category for security features “significantly above minimum standards.”

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EVERTEC Posts Solid 1Q/12 Results

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] EVERTEC reported consolidated results for the quarter ended March 31, 2012. “We are pleased to report continued strong consolidated Adjusted EBITDA growth and revenue increases across our business lines,” said Peter Harrington, EVERTEC’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “Our first quarter 2012 results demonstrate both the increased penetration of our products…

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Virtual Piggy Partners World Industries Partnership

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Virtual Piggy announced that it will integrate its innovative kid-friendly payment system into World Industries’ website so young skateboarding and snowboarding enthusiasts everywhere can securely make their own purchases. This marks the first time that Virtual Piggy has ventured into the world of action sports. Founded in 1987, World Industries manufactures…

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Bank of America Names Maine State President

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Bank of America Enterprise Marketing and Market President Executive Meredith Verdone announced today that Bill Williamson has been named Maine state president. A native who has called Maine home for most of his life, Williamson has been with the company since joining a predecessor institution in 1981. As state president, Williamson…

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VantageScore and Consumer Federation Release Survey of Consumer Knowledge on Credit Scores

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] VantageScore Solutions, the company behind the VantageScore® credit scoring model, and the Consumer Federation of America (CFA), a nonprofit association of nearly 300 consumer groups that was founded in 1968 to advance the consumer interest through research, advocacy, and education, announced today the results of a second-annual survey that measured consumer…

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Arise Achieves 8th Year of PCI Certification, Compliance

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Arise Virtual Solutions Inc., the leading global provider of virtual business process outsourcing (BPO) solutions, today announced it received the highest standard and compliance for processing customer transactions for the 8th year in a row. Arise is certified as a Level 1 Service Provider in the United States, Canada, the United…

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TSYS Partners Qatar National Bank, Licenses Card Managment

TSYS announced that Qatar National Bank (QNB) has signed a licensing agreement for its “PRIME 4” card and merchant management solution. QNB has deployed PRIME to manage the issuance of its expanding cards portfolio because of its market-leading flexibility, ease of use and speed-to-market capabilities, to help QNB exceed its growth targets. QNB will leverage the “PRIME 4” upgrade for multiple countries, multiple languages and multiple currencies on a multi-institutional platform to achieve its cross-border expansion policy. It offers a cost-effective single platform licensing solution for issuing and acquiring with built-in, rule-based technology to monitor and detect suspicious transactions in real time.

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