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March-April 2012

3 Point Alliance expands into Canada

April 24, 2012--3 Point Alliance is now offering its full suite of services to all Canadian businesses and operating centres with IBM/NCR sorting and imaging equipment. The company, which provides customized solutions in remittance processing, maintenance, business continuity and financing, will initially focus efforts in maintenance offering the first non-OEM option for banks and financial institutions for both NCR and IBM equipment. The Qwinstar division of 3 Point Alliance has been providing maintenance services to banks and financial institutions in the United States for over 30 years.


Verisoft veriLOYAL system deployed in the cloud

April 12 , 2012--Verisoft Canada Inc. has announced that their new loyalty and rewards card software solution veriLOYAL was deployed using the cloud technology. The company is a subsidiary of Verisoft International, providers of technology products and customized software for EMV banking applications, electronic payment and card systems for the international banking sector.


Minister of Finance welcomes findings of the task force for the payments system review

March 27, 2012--The Honourable Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance, today welcomed the final report of the Task Force for the Payments System Review, entitled "Moving Canada into the Digital Age". “More and more, Canadians want innovative payment tools that are in step with the latest technologies, are fast and efficient, and stand up to the highest standards of safety and soundness,” said Minister Flaherty.


Payfirma makes mobile payments available on Android

March 23, 2012--Payfirma, the leader of mobile point of sale apps for businesses in Canada, is proud to announce the release of its Android Mobile Payment App. Already available on the iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Blackberry, anyone with a Payfirma merchant account can now accept all major credit cards and VISA Debit on their Android mobile and tablet devices, anytime, anywhere.


RDM Corporation extends mobile deposit services to Android phones

March 19, 2012--RDM Corporation, a leading developer of specialized software and hardware products for electronic payment processing, announced the support of Simply Deposit Mobile for Android. This new application follows the previously released version for iPhone. Simply Deposit Mobile enables users to deposit checks with their Android phone from virtually anywhere.


PayPal's new mobile payment app and card reader lets Canadian small businesses get paid anywhere

March 19, 2012--Canadian businesses that were once restricted to cash only sales can now process many more forms of payment with PayPal Here - a free thumb-sized card reader and app from PayPal that turns iPhones into a secure mobile payment system.


VeriFone to enable Isis NFC mobile commerce access for millions of retail checkout lanes nationwide

March 6, 2012--VeriFone Systems, Inc. announced an agreement with Isis, the joint venture between AT&T Mobility, T-Mobile USA and Verizon Wireless, to integrate the Isis Mobile Commerce Application in current and future NFC-enabled product lines.



Chase launches new card April 24, 2012

First Data Advisors releases year-end prepaid research April 12, 2012

Launch of improved Collis Brand Test Tool April 12, 2012

VeriFone U.S. payment gateway volume hits $10 billion March 27, 2012

hyperWALLET wins 2012 Paybefore Award March 27, 2012

American Express to roll out deals program via Twitter March 19, 2012

Inaugural CARTES in North America Expo & Conference
wraps up in Las Vegas
March 19, 2012

AmEx rolls out Facebook app for Serve e-wallet March 6, 2012

VeriFone bringing lottery to card payment screens March 6, 2012

G&D selected by Intel to provide service management of embedded secure elements for Intel’s mobile device platforms March 6, 2012

G&D provides NFC-capable SIM cards for Italy’s first mobile payment pilot project March 6, 2012



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