NCR Announces Innovation Award Winners

NCR Corporation announced the winners of the NCR Interact Global Partner Innovation Awards 2012, honoring the most innovative assisted- and self-service solutions that have been created and deployed by NCR’s solution partner community over the last year. They include the contactless travelcard top-up solution, designed by the Printec Group to run on NCR SelfServ ATMs in Romania; NCR SelfServ Checkouts with banknote recycling and take-away belts, deployed by North County Business Products (NCBP) at an independent grocery chain in the state of Illinois, U.S. ; the boutique bank branch with a self-service zone to make it easier for consumers to manage their money, help banks reduce wait times and free up staff to deal with complex enquiries, which wasdeveloped by SCI Tanzania for a major retail bank in Africa. The new branches feature NCR SelfServ 34 ATMs, giving consumers quick access to their cash; Teller Cash Recyclers, making it easier for consumers to deposit and withdraw cash over the counter; and the easy bill payment solution, designed by ADEXUS, which enables consumers in Chile to keep tight control over their household budgets by quickly transferring funds from their current account to pay any type of utility or mobile phone bill using an NCR SelfServ 60 touchscreen kiosk.

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Farmers & Merchants Bank Launches Image Service for eCheck Processing

Businesses and nonprofit organizations now have the ability to process large quantities of checks electronically with Farmers & Merchants Bank’s (F&M) Image Cash Letter Service. The software application, commonly known as x9.37, reduces the time, cost and risk associated with transporting paper checks to the bank by allowing customers to scan and process checks remotely.…

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Fico and Outbox Continue Intl Expansion

Fico analytics and decision management technology and Outbox CRM solutions partnered to bring analytics and decision management technology to Polish banks. Announced at the 8th Annual CEE Credit Risk Management conference, the partnership will focus on helping Polish businesses use FICO’s industry-leading solutions and tools to improve and optimize the entire credit lifecycle: marketing, origination, customer management, fraud and collections/recovery. Outbox will help lenders succeed with industry-leading solutions such as FICO Falcon Fraud Manager, which protects 2+ billion card accounts worldwide, FICO Debt Manager for collections, and FICO Blaze Advisorbusiness rules management system.

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Boubyan Bank Deploys Paragon ATM Management Software

Boubyan Bank, a leading Islamic bank in Kuwait, has licensed Paragon’s ATM configuration management software ConfigBuilder through Paragon’s partner in the Middle East, International Turnkey Systems. Boubyan Bank required a solution to enable them to edit and manage their ATM configuration load files and to test the ATM configuration flows from a PC. Using ConfigBuilder,…

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Advanced Payment Solutions appoints Non-Executive Director

Advanced Payment Solutions (APS) Appointed Simon Knight as Non-Executive Director, to also serve as Non-Executive Director for AFL, regulated by the FSA as an Electronic Money Issuer and wholly own subsidiary of APS. Bringing with him 25 years experience in the consumer financial services industry in both the United Kingdom and internationally, Simon first became a Managing Director (of Private Label Mortgage Services Limited) in 1990. His career since includes CEO of GMAC-RFC Limited, a top ten UK residential mortgage lender, and of GMAC Rescap lending businesses in Latin America, Australia, and Europe. Prior to this, he held Board level positions in a range of businesses in both the UK and USA.

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Dynamics Launches Adaptive Payment Device

Dynamics next-generation payment devices launched its “ePlate” payment device that gives consumers the ability to change the experience they earn with each purchase by pressing different buttons on the device. The company also unveiled a large and growing experience™ application ecosystem with a developer toolkit that allows developers, such as charities, brands, retailers, and gaming companies, to create unique, branded experiences for ePlate™ consumers. The “ePlate” device itself has two buttons – each button associated with a different experience. If the consumer presses the “Experience 1” button to select one Experience Provider application and presses the “Experience 2” button to select a different experience. At any time, a user can use the Experience Manager™ software, available via a user’s phone or online banking website, to change the experiences associated with each button. The “ePlate” m-payment device is a paper-thin, flexible computing platform in a payment card form factor that includes the Electronic Stripe, which can be read at any existing POS magnetic stripe reader.

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First Data integrates MoneyDesktop Tool for eBanking

First Data Corporation electronic commerce and payment processing has signed an agreement with MoneyDesktop to integrate its personal financial management (PFM) tool into the First Data Online Banking (also known as FundsXpress fx eBanking) offering. This offers consumers the latest PFM technology and enables them to make better-informed decisions through a simple, intuitive navigation integrated into First Data’s online banking solution. First Data offers a full portfolio of integrated online banking and bill payment products, enabling financial institutions to increase customer retention, attract new customers, streamline internal processes and create new sources of revenue.

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