American Express and First Data extend Acceptance Partnership

American Express and First Data Corporation extended their OnePoint program partnership, offering American Express Card acceptance as part of an integrated solution for small and medium-sized merchants. American Express created the American Express OnePoint program to offer small to medium-sized merchants a cost-effective and all-in-one solution that provides the convenience of a single source for statements, settlement and customer service for all major card brands. It ultimately allows third-party service agents to provide American Express payment processing services, while American Express retains the acceptance contract with participating merchants, establishes merchant pricing, and receives the same transactional information it does with direct servicing. First Data provides payment processing services to merchants on behalf of American Express for American Express Card transactions.

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MasterCard Certifies NFC Phones ‘PayPass Ready’

MasterCard Worldwide announced several NFC enabled smartphones have been certified for use with MasterCard PayPass technology. The new MasterCard-certified devices include the BlackBerry Bold™ 9900 / 9790 and BlackBerry® Curve™ 9360 / 9380, HTC One X, Intel® Smartphone Reference Device, LG Viper™ 4G LTE, LG Optimus Elite, Nokia 603, Nokia Lumia 610 NFC, Samsung Wave Y, Samsung Galaxy mini 2, Samsung Galaxy S Advance, Samsung Galaxy Nexus (GT-i9250), Sony Xperia S, Sony Xperia P and Sony Xperia sola. MasterCard also unveiled a new brand identifier – “MasterCard PayPass® Ready” – now available to device manufacturers to use with NFC-enabled smartphones that have been tested and certified by MasterCard for use with PayPass technology.

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Time Warner Cable Partners AmEx on Product Launch

Time Warner Cable partners American Express to make available its “SignatureHome Premium View” to American Express Cardmembers until the end of 2012. Time Warner Cable customers who sign up for SignatureHome® Premium View with their American Express Card® have exclusive access to a special, first year rate of $199.99 a month, with a savings of up to $300 on the all-inclusive package, which includes premium TV, Internet and Home Phone Service. The Signature View Channel will also feature bonus “extras” such as behind-the-scenes content and extra footage of one-on-one interviews with film directors and actors. “SignatureHome Premium View” customers also have access to a dedicated specialist who is on-call, day or night, should they ever need assistance.

Offer available 5/1/12-12/31/12 to American Express® Cardmembers who (a) are new subscribers to the SignatureHome® Premium View package, and (b) sign up for Time Warner Cable recurring bill pay via any American Express Credit or Charge Card. Additional charges apply for taxes, fees, Directory Assistance, Operator Services and International calls. After first twelve months of SignatureHome Premium View service at $199.99 per month, regular retail rates may apply. Savings claim is based on current SignatureHome Premium View retail rate of $229.99 per month. Tribeca Film On Demand content will be viewable until March 31, 2013. Some services are not available to CableCARD customers. Subject to change without notice. All services may not be available in all areas. Some restrictions apply. All trademarks remain the property of their respective owners.

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BB&T Implements Fiserv mDeposit Service

Fiserv announced that BB&T Corporation has selected its “Mobile Source Capture” service to quickly make smartphone-enabled check deposits available to its clients. BB&T also utilizes Fiserv’s “Branch Source Capture” to streamline the capture and balancing of check deposits at the back office, and “Merchant Source Capture” to enable the check deposits from its business customers. The integration of these solutions creates an environment in which duplicate deposits from a smartphone, scanner or other channel are easily detected.

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BOKU & Sprint Offer Consumers mPayment Options

BOKU online payments partnered Sprint, allowing Sprint customers to easily and securely charge online purchases to their Sprint wireless bill through a simple two-step authorization process. Sprint customers will be able to make purchases online from BOKU’s extensive merchant network of Web-based gaming companies, social networks and service providers. BOKU’s mobile payments system on Sprint includes top-tier merchant partners Electronic Arts, Riot Games, Jagex, Stardoll, Kingisle and Gaia Online.

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CPM Partners LogRhythm on PCI DSS Compliance

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] LogRhythm, the leader in log management and SIEM 2.0, announced that CPM, a global integrated sales strategy specialist, has deployed its integrated log management and Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) solution, to ensure compliance with Payment Card Initiative Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) regulatory requirements. The system also enhances the…

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Bluepoint 1Q/12 Sees Continued Growth

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Bluepoint Solutions, a provider of remote deposit capture, item processing and enterprise content management solutions to more than 1,800 financial institutions nationwide, reported the completion of 12 successful go-live installations in the first quarter of 2012. The majority of the installations were Bluepoint’s ImagePoint Foundation item processing suite, and its ImagePoint…

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MasterCard Launches Twitter Sweepstakes

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Americans are using less cash today than they did 10 years ago, according to the results of a survey released today by MasterCard. The “World Beyond Cash” survey asked Americans for their two cents about the growing trend towards a cashless society, including their spending plans for Mother’s Day and the…

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Obopay Launches Licensed Payment Services for Partners

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Obopay, a leading provider of mobile and instant payment solutions for market-leading brands, announced the availability of Obopay Licensed Payment Services for Partners. Obopay Licensed Payment Services for Partners is a new offering that enables partners to leverage Obopay’s money transfer licenses throughout the U.S. and its expertise in compliance to…

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ACI Worldwide 1Q/12 Revenue Explodes 34% Y/Y

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] ACI Worldwide reports ‘solid’ first quarter ACI Worldwide, a leading international provider of payment systems, announced financial results for the period ended March 31, 2012. “ACI had a solid first quarter. Revenue from backlog grew 34% over prior-year as we concluded service implementations and added higher recurring maintenance and hosting revenues…

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BOKU Payments Partners Deutsche Telekom

BOKU online mobile payments forged direct billing agreements with Deutsche Telekom mobile network operator. The partnership offers over 34 million subscribers in Germany the ability to pay for digital and virtual goods and services simply using their existing wireless account. Customers can access the portfolio of BOKU merchant partners to purchase a wide variety of digital goods and services, including virtual goods found in online games, digital goods, and Facebook credits. Customers simply enter their phone number to checkout, and respond via SMS to confirm the payment; the charge appears on their wireless bill.

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