American Express Declares Regular Quarterly Dividend

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] The Board of Directors of American Express Company declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.20 per common share, payable on August 10, 2012 to shareholders of record on July 6, 2012. American Express is a global services company, providing customers with access to products, insights and experiences that enrich lives and…

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Nice Launches Customer Interaction Tool

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Nice announced that it has introduced an integrated Customer Interaction Management offering, which enhances its current offering with the integration of capabilities from the recent acquisitions of Fizzback and Merced. Focusing on shaping interactions as they occur, this offering has a unique approach to impact every stage of the interaction lifecycle,…

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MasterCard to Partake in Three May Investor Conferences

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] MasterCard announced its participation in the following investor conferences in the month of May: On Tuesday, May 8, Gilberto Caldart, division president for south Latin America & Caribbean, will participate on an international markets panel at the Morgan Stanley Services Summit in New York. The discussion will begin at 1:35 p.m.…

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Telehouse Data Centres Meet PCI DSS 2.0 Compliance

Telehouse Europe global data centers and managed ICT services announced its UK sites have attained the PCI DSS 2.0 compliance. This makes it one of the first data centre providers to achieve the standard, following its successful audit by The Logic Group. Telehouse offers global data centre facilities and connectivity, providing a secure and resilient platform for mission-critical IT systems. Established in 1988, Telehouse became Europe’s first purpose-built neutral colocation provider. Today, the company serves over 1,000 major corporations worldwide, from small start-ups to multinationals across a wide range of industries.

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US Economic Index Stays the Course, Up Marginally

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] The Conference Board Leading Economic Index (LEI) for the U.S. increased for the sixth consecutive month by 0.3% in March to 95.7 (2004 = 100), following a 0.7% increase in February and a 0.2% increase in January. This indicates a more positive outlook on the economy despite subdued consumer expectations and…

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Chase and LivingSocial Launch Co-Branded Visa

Chase Card Services and LivingSocial launched the LivingSocial Rewards Visa Card, offering LivingSocial users additional value on purchases made everywhere and special cardholder-only benefits and offers. Cardmembers have the opportunity to earn points at an accelerated rate with 5 points per $1 spent on LivingSocial purchases; 3points per $1 spent on dining; and 1 point per $1 spent on all other purchases. Moreover, 100 points equate tp one LivingSocial Deal Buck- LivingSocial credits automatically applied to a cardmember’s next eligible purchase on LivingSocial.com.

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Fiserv Launches Automated Dual Verification for ACH Transactions

Fiserv financial services technology solutions launched an enhanced version of its “PEP+: Dual Verification” automated solution that ensures that proper controls to mitigate error and fraud in ACH processing are in place. The “PEP+” from Fiserv is a mainframe, real-time system that enables the origination and receipt of electronic payments through the automated clearing house (ACH) while its Dual Verification enhances the security and risk management capability, ensuring dual verification protocols for specific online request codes. Required authorization is customizable and it can be driven by operator, dollar-amount threshold or both.

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MoneyGram Details Visual Identity and Brand Positioning

MoneyGram global money transfer company detailed of its new visual identity and brand positioning with a refreshed logo, signature globe and new tagline – “bringing you closer” – that reflects the lifestyles and priorities of its core customer base. The new “bringing you closer” tagline gives voice to the company’s fast, convenient and secure money transfer service, which connects families in 194 countries in as little as 10 minutes, even if they are thousands of miles away. The new red globe logo features a dynamic curving white arrow that indicates energy and movement, a reference to the company’s role in moving money around the world.

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Krispy Kreme Deploys NCR Technology

NCR Corporation partnered Krispy Kreme, deploying its “Aloha” restaurant technology solution in all of its U.S.-based corporate-owned sites. Now available to all Krispy Kreme franchisees, “Aloha” allows users to manage mission critical daily operations at the local level while leveraging the power and freedom of having transactional data, systems configuration and management hosted in the cloud. With an integrated POS and kitchen production systems, the NCR Aloha solution will help Krispy Kreme maximize guest satisfaction, improve food quality and ensure food is queued, prepared and delivered to consumers. It will also allow Krispy Kreme users to securely and remotely change menu items, run reports and support multiple locations from anywhere.

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PayPal and Bancorp Bank Partner, Launch P2P Payment

The Bancorp Bank has partnered PayPal to offer P2P payment services to consumers via Bancorp’s affinity relationships. PayPal’s platform and technology allows Bancorp affinity relationships with the ability to provide electronic P2P payments to their customers. Bancorp will also offer its affinity relationships PayPal’s Instant Account Creation and Account Funding with PayPal. Future PayPal purchases made by Bancorp customers could eventually generate card acquiring volume for Bancorp.

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Payfirma mPayment App Now Open for Integration

Payfirma mobile POS products for businesses officially opened up its mobile payment platform to developers. Any third party mobile application for iPhones, iPads, or Android devices can now accept mobile payments in-person with the swipe of a credit card. Developers can leverage Payfirma’s payment platform to manage transactions, PCI compliance, and credit card reader integration. Payfirma’s integration kit seamlessly and securely shares information between third party apps and Payfirma, automating business processes, increasing efficiency, and improving usability. Integration with Payfirma allows apps to pass transaction information to Payfirma, such as the transaction type (sale or refund), transaction total, and the email address of the receipt recipient. After a transaction is complete, Payfirma can pass back information such as the transaction ID, time, date, and order details, which creates a complete and integrated experience.

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Verifone Reassures Growth Projections

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] VeriFone Systems, issued the following statement regarding a report on organic growth calculations that was disseminated this morning from Deutsche Bank. VeriFone uses a methodology of calculating organic growth prescribed by the vast majority of investors and Wall Street analysts: excluding revenue of all acquired companies, large and small, until 12…

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