Harbortouch Releases New POS Software Packages

Harbortouch POS systems announced three new versions of its industry-leading free POS system program for the retail, spirits, and convenience store industries. They are titled Harbortouch “Retail,” Harbortouch “Spirits,” and Harbortouch “C-Store.” Harbortouch Retail is designed for retail environments of any size and includes a color/size/style matrix that allows merchants to build custom attribute matrices for a particular piece of apparel. This function helps to streamline order selection for a more efficient process. Additional features include gift receipts, registries, rentals and consignment functions, and layaway. Harbortouch “Spirits” offers many of the same benefits of the retail system but adds some features to meet the unique needs of wine, beer and liquor stores. A key functionality of this version of the POS software is an age verification process that prompts cashiers to ask for consumer identification and alerts them if the consumer can legally purchase age-restricted products. The system can also differentiate between single drinks and multi-packs when checking out customers. Another version of the POS software called Harbortouch “C-Store” meets the needs of the high-volume transaction environment found in convenience stores. It also includes the age verification function for age-restricted products along with many of the same features offered in the other packages.

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Conestoga Bank Implements mFoundry mBanking

mFoundry mobile banking and payments announced Conestoga Bank deployed its m-banking solution. The solution is now used by nearly 10 million users across more than 650 financial institutions nationwide. Conestoga Bank is now providing customers with a suite of mobile banking services that includes a smartphone app, a mobile Web service and an SMS/text banking service. The mobile Web and SMS banking features, the bank rolled out mobile deposit features as part of its mobile offering for customers, enabling smartphone users to take a picture of a check and deposit it into their accounts without having to go into the branch.

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NFC Forum & WIMA’s NFC Global Competition Winners Announced

The NFC Forum, a non-profit industry association that advances the use of Near Field Communication (NFC), and WIMA, a worldwide event dedicated to NFC technology, have announced the winners in their Tap Into Innovation: NFC Global Competition 2012. Travel was the common theme in the judges’ selections, while the audience voted for NFC badges that…

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Aperta Payment Processing Celebrates 20th

Aperta, a leading provider of payment processing solutions, is celebrating its 20th anniversary this month. Aperta was formed by 5 former system architects and managers for Unisys Corporation’s payment processing division. This core team comprised Jim Murray, Martin Wylupek, Colin Best, Steve Meechan and David Henderson. All have been actively involved with Aperta and its…

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Geezeo Inks LOC FCU

Geezeo, a leading FinTech firm that offers online financial management (OFM) tools, personal financial management (PFM), and web-based marketing platforms to financial institutions, announced today that it has signed Michigan’s LOC Federal Credit Union. LOC will be provided with Geezeo’s exclusive integrated, white label PFM solution and unique engagement banking platform. “We’re excited to work…

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Barclays Makes P2P Remittance Available to Everyone

Barclays “Pingit” person-to-person service for sending and receiving money using mobile phone numbers, is now available to the customers of all UK banks and building societies. It’s free to use and allows users to send and receive money simply using a mobile number, without the need to share bank details. Barclays “Pingit” has been downloaded over 400,000 times in its first eight weeks and it was the number one financial app in the UK Apple App Store in February. Now that the service is fully available to Barclays and non-Barclays customers, a range of additional uses for Barclays Pingit are planned for consumers and businesses in the coming months, as well as new features including joint account registrations and further business functionality. In response to strong customer demand, the service was expanded to 16 and 17 year olds with a current account at the end of February.

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Softcat Solution Combats Cyber Crime

IT provider Softcat is launching a new Cloud service – xStorm, a vulnerability scanning service that will help its clients to keep their public infrastructure secure against the threat of hackers and cyber criminals. The service uses a system that automatically scans a client organisation’s public-facing infrastructure once a month, gathering information about device operating…

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USA Payment Names SVP, Sales and Marketing

USA Payment Systems payment transaction processor appointed Carlos Siewczynski Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing. In his role he will support direct sales support for independent ATM deployer and financial institutions. Most recently VP, Retail Sales with Nautilus Hyosung, he was responsible for the sale of more than 100,000 ATMs and helped the ATM manufacturer grow their U.S. retail market share to more than 70 percent. Also, from 2006-2007 he served as VP, International Business Development with Fireking, a cash controller business with $100 million in revenue.

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U.S. Bank to Offer Customers Retailers Rewards

U.S. Bank and FreeMonee Network partnered to offer cash incentives from popular national merchants that are generated automatically and relevant to U.S. Bank Check Card customers. U.S. Bank awards “FreeMonee Gifts” several times a month to select check card customers through an email from U.S. Bank that alerts them of their new, customized FreeMonee Gifts, which range from $2 to $50, depending on the merchant. The FreeMonee Gifts are targeted to ensure they are relevant and valuable to customers. Cardholders redeem their gift by simply using their U.S. Bank Check Card when they shop at the specific retail store, website or restaurant named in their gift message, which are rewarded automatically to the cardholder’s account with the specified gift amount.

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