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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arvato Accelerates Global BPO Growth

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Business process outsourcing (BPO) partner arvato is increasing investment in its Manila operations to support multimillion-dollar BPO programs for some of the world’s leading brands. arvato has already increased its highly skilled workforce in the region by 50% in the last six months. The expansion plans will enable a 50% growth…

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Mobile Payment Market, Users Worldwide & Countries Forecast to 2014

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Mobile Payment Market, Users Worldwide & Countries Forecast to 2014” report to their offering. Mobile payment or M-payment is a service which is continually gaining in popularity as there are huge number of mobile phone users and bank card holders. This service…

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Rising Temperatures, Rising Card Rates

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Just like the unusually high spring temperatures, credit card APRs- which stay pretty low throughout the summer months- are unusually high as well. Peaking at well over 15% following the holiday shopping season, credit card interest rates have plummeted to 14.85% around the beginning of March. The figure experienced a .26%…

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