Discover Announces Everyday Giveaway Sweepstakes

Discover announced a grand prize winner of the company’s 2011 Discover Everyday Giveaway Sweepstakes, who was surprised with a check for $1 million as he stepped off the train at Chicago’s Union Station. Discover cardmembers earned one entry into the sweepstakes for every purchase or cash advance transaction made in 2011. The winner, Bill Kirkpatrick, is a 19-year Discover cardmember who won the grand prize award after being entered into the sweepstakes when he made a grocery purchase with his Discover Card on Jan. 9, 2011, in Northbrook. Discover’s Everyday Giveaway Sweepstakes also awarded $325,000 to public schools across the country as part of the monthly prize in 2011. Throughout the year, 12 cardmembers each won $25,000 and could choose a public school of their choice to receive an additional $25,000.

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OTI Files NFC Patent Infringement Suit

On Track Innovations filed patent infringement lawsuit alleging T-Mobile USA sells NFC enabled phones that infringe OTI’s U.S. Patent No. 6,045,043. The suit is pending in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, Case No. 12-CV-2224. The atent is part of OTI’s extensive intellectual property portfolio, including over 100 issued patents and pending patent applications encompassing product applications, software platforms, system and product architecture, product concepts and more in the fields of NFC, contactless payments, secure ID, petroleum and parking solutions.

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NCR Deploys Interactive Teller

NCR Corporation began installations of its “APTRA Interactive Teller” virtual teller ATMs at Sussex County Federal Credit Unions. NCR “APTRA Interactive Teller” lets consumers talk to a teller over an ATM, even during evenings and on weekends. NCR will begin additional installations at other financial institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Australia and other countries during the next three months. The “APTRA Interactive Teller” helps financial institutions resize their business model for delivering the traditional branch banking experience. APTRA Interactive Teller gives cost-effective options for reducing customer wait times during busy periods of the day and staying open for business longer – such as during evenings and on weekends.

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AmEx Announces 11% Dividend Increase

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] The board of directors of American Express Company approved a $0.02 – or 11 percent – increase in the quarterly dividend on the company’s common stock. The dividend was raised to $0.20 a share, from $0.18, payable May 10, 2012 to shareholders of record on April 5, 2012. Today’s decision marks…

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International Bank of Chicago Acquires Premier Bank

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] International Bank of Chicago, the wholly-owned subsidiary of IBC Bancorp, Inc. announced that it has acquired certain assets and liabilities and the banking operations of Premier Bank in an FDIC-assisted transaction. Premier Bank, which currently operates two locations in Illinois – Wilmette and the near west side of Chicago, had approximately…

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VIP Credit Card Processor Offers Independent Partnership Program

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] VIP Credit Card Processor offers a new opportunity to team up with them as an Independent Partner. This new opportunity provides a chance to allow merchants as well as referrals to access their tailored payment solutions, consisting of debit and credit card payment, electronic payment and merchant account processing. When a…

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Harland Posts Strong 2011 Sales in Self-Service Suite

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] One year after acquiring uMonitor, Harland Financial Solutions announced today that it has signed more than 70 new clients for its uOpen™ online account opening and funding solution. The uBanking™ suite enables financial institutions to offer various online services to customers, including account opening and funding for deposits, consumer loans and…

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Heartland to Present at the Emerging Payments Forum

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Heartland Payment Systems, one of the nation’s largest payments processors, announced that Robert O. Carr, chairman and chief executive officer, will be participating in the Barclays’ Emerging Payments Forum. The forum will be held in New York, N.Y., and Mr. Carr’s presentation will be on Thursday, March 29, 2012, at 2:40…

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Dollar Loan Center Launches New Website

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Dollar Loan Center has launched a new website with increased functionality and even more convenient options than before. The site, located at www.dontbebroke.com, now offers customers the ability to complete an entire loan transaction online including the application and transfer of funds directly into a checking account or prepaid debit card.…

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CLEANTECH Cleaning Cards Launches EcoCard

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] CLEANTECH, the Original Inventor & Manufacturer of Cleaning Cards used everywhere, introduces their brand-new, revolutionary, recyclable EcoCard™ Featuring ECOTECHNOLOGY™. EcoCard™ is environmentally responsible, easier for the operator to use and offers a Green Product without compromising quality, usability or effectiveness. These are features that CLEANTECH did not compromise and ended up…

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Payatrader Launches Card Processing Service

Payatrader.com launched its card processing solution designed for the micro and small business market after a successful pilot across a broad range of trades. This allows previously underserviced groups to accept card payments on a “Pay As You Go” basis, and at the same time manages to give small businesses the rich multi-channel payment functionality that would be expected by larger retailers. The ultimate intention is to offer a “low cost, no financial commitment” card acceptance service, letting businesses accept immediate payments via its dot.mobi service, take payments online, and take payments over the telephone using a virtual terminal.

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