USA Technologies Showcasing Contactless Payment Service

USA Technologies is showcasing its turn-key “ePort Connect” service, a wireless, cashless and contactless telemetry and M2M solution for the small-ticket, self-service retail industry at the International CTIA WIRELESS Show on May 8-10. USA Technologies will be highlighting its leading-edge cashless payments and telemetry services on a Susie’s Lemonade-branded machine as featured in Verizon Wireless’ national commercial campaign and website. In addition, USAT will demonstrate several of the new customer engagement services announced last week at a major industry trade show, including its prepaid and loyalty program. This program was customized for Verizon Wireless at CTIA to deliver a Susie’s Lemonade coupon to a mobile phone in real time when a purchase is made at the Susie’s Lemonade vending machine. USAT will also be demonstrating additional NFC/Mobile payment capabilities at this event.

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Cash Register Services Integrates VALID Check Cashing

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Cash Register Services announced the integration of VALID Systems’ state-of-the-art check cashing technology into its register system that is anchored by VALID’s groundbreaking decisioning and identification platform. CRS joins major players in banking and financial services in VALID’s growing network of customers and partners. CRS has been piloting in 100 stores…

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WorldPay Says Alternative Payments to Boom by ’15

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] WorldPay, the global leader in payment processing, risk and alternative payments has today launched Optimizing your Alternative Payments, an in-depth global whitepaper and interactive heatmap of the alternative payments landscape, and the varying cultural preferences of payment types by geography. The alternative payments (AP) market is growing at a phenomenal rate.…

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Global Cash Access Reports First Quarter 2012 Results

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Global Cash Access Holdings announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2012. Fiscal First Quarter 2012 Highlights Operating income increased 69% quarter-over-quarter to $15.7 million EBITDA increased 51% quarter-over-quarter to $19.8 million Net income per share – diluted increased 267% quarter-over-quarter to $0.11 Cash EPS increased 133% quarter-over-quarter…

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American Express CFO to Participate in Barclays Capital Conference

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] American Express Chief Financial Officer to Participate in the Barclays Capital Americas Select Franchise Conference American Express Chief Financial Officer, Dan Henry, will participate in the Barclays Capital Americas Select Franchise Conference in London on Wednesday, May 16, 2012, at 8:30 a.m. (local time). Mr. Henry will participate in a question…

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Moms Wan eGift or Gift Cards for Mother’s Day

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] CashStar, the preferred digital gifting and incentives partner for retailers, today announced the results of its first Mother’s Day survey. The survey examined if mothers are truly getting what they want on their special day. While meals out at a restaurant with their family is the most popular choice with one-third…

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YESpay Launches Currency Conversion for POS

YESpay’s Emboss managed EMV chip & PIN payment service is first to launch Dynamic Currency Conversion (DCC) as a standard part of its EasyV-Retail payment client software that integrates into any PC-based POS retail system. The EasyV-Retail payment client is now integrated with both DCC and Tax Free Shopping functionality that brings a win-win situation for retailers as well as their overseas shoppers! Merchants can now offer a fully dynamic DCC integrated POS retail service to customers enabling them to pay in their home currency when travelling abroad. At the same time, merchants can earn up to 1% additional profit margin on these foreign-card transactions.

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Ogone Named Launch Partner for MasterCard PayPass Solution

Ogone European online payment services provider partnered MasterCard to offer the “PayPass Wallet.” The “PayPass Wallet” global solution for banks, merchants and partners that will make it faster and easier for consumers to make purchases in stores or online by allowing them to securely pay with a simple click of the mouse, touch of the tablet screen or tap of the smartphone. Now e-retailers using the Ogone platform will be able to offer their customers the “Paypass Wallet” service allowing consumers to store payment and shipping information in one, convenient and secure place. The Wallet is open so consumers can use American Express, Discover, Visa and other branded credit, debit and prepaid cards.

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Samsung and Visa Showcase mPayments at the Olympics

The Samsung GALAXY S III will be Samsung’s Olympic Games Phone during the London 2012 Games through its partnership with Visa. Visa “payWave” will be available for Samsung and Visa sponsored athletes and trialists, making it possible to buy merchandise with a wave of the device at thousands of retail locations throughout London. Samsung’s Olympic Games phone for the London 2012 Games, comes equipped with NFC payment capability and is the next step in the partnership between the two global Olympic Games sponsors as they work together to drive the availability of commercial mobile payments around the world. There will be more than 140,000 contactless terminals hosting spectators from the moment they land, in taxis, retail outlets and the Olympic Park itself.

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Bank of America Launches Three Travel Rewards Credit Cards

Bank of America is launching three new travel rewards credit cards that give consumers and small businesses the flexibility to use points to pay for a variety of travel expenses, including flights, hotels, vacation packages, cruises and rental cars. They include the BankAmericard Travel Rewards™, BankAmericard Privileges® with Travel Rewards, and WorldPoints® Travel Rewards for Business and charge no foreign transaction fees, no expiration on points and no blackout dates. All three travel credit card programs include no limit on the total number of points earned and no expiration on points; no blackout dates; ability to purchase travel through any website or travel agent; 24 hour travel and emergency assistance; auto rental collision damage waiver; travel accident insurance and lost luggage reimbursement; complimentary access to concierge service.

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Clairmail mobile RSA Certified

Clairmail mobile banking and payment solutions has been accepted to the Secured by RSA ® Certified Partner Program and has certified interoperability between its Mobile Banking Solution and RSA Adaptive Authentication software from RSA®, The Security Division of EMC (EMC). This interoperability partnership comes after rigorous RSA certification testing of Clairmail’s Mobile Banking Solution and reinforces Clairmail’s commitment to continually advancing platform security for end users and Financial Institutions (FIs). By expanding their partnership via a thorough testing and certification process of the interoperability of the Clairmail Mobile Banking Solution, Clairmail and RSA are working to mitigate these dangers and stop new mobile risks before they threaten end users, while minimally affecting overall user experience. RSA® Adaptive Authentication software provides Clairmail customers risk-based protection, helping to minimize consumer and financial institution risk by confirming user identities through device identification, user behavior profiling and monitoring fraud data while also working with additional FI and Clairmail-specific resources to further determine suspicious activity.

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DataArt Delivers Visa mBanking App

DataArt software development firm completed its Kindle Fire mobile banking application for Plastyc for “UPside” Visa cardholders, which can now can be downloaded from Amazon. The new Kindle Fire application has been designed to optimize the tablets’ 7-inch screen resolution and provides a range of services for personal banking. These services include new account activation, signing up for direct deposit, redeeming cash back points, bill payment, funds transfers, issuing paper checks and balance checking, transaction history. Users can also tap into MoneyPak retail locator searchable by zip code.

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