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Interac Partners with ICC Solutions to further chip and pin payments migration for Interac in the U.S.


TORONTO, January 16, 2018 Canadians will be able to use chip technology through the Interac® Debit service at more merchant locations across the U.S., thanks to a new partnership between Interac Association/Acxsys Corporation and ICC Solutions, a cross-border debit certification provider. With this partnership, ICC Solutions becomes a preferred chip certification vendor for Interac in the U.S., facilitating testing support for U.S. merchants and acquirers and validating Interac’s certifications results in accordance with its U.S. specifications.

“We’ve seen an increased appetite amongst U.S. merchants to better serve their Canadian consumers when it comes to cross-border payments,” says Edwin Lam, Director, International Products at Interac. “ICC Solutions will help us bring the Interac Debit service’s chip and pin payments to more merchants across the U.S., offering Canadians a more secure way to pay across the border.”

The Interac Debit service allows consumers to pay for purchases with their own money, straight from their bank account, at a comparatively low acceptance cost for merchants. Thanks in part to chip technology, Interac transactions are secure and protected.

“ICC Solutions is delighted to be selected as the preferred chip certification vendor for Interac in the U.S.,” says Derek Ross, Head of Sales and Business Development, ICC Solutions. “We welcome this new opportunity to partner with Interac Association, having successfully worked together on chip projects during the migration to chip in Canada. Our proven expertise in the provision of chip test tools and services will enable merchants in the U.S. to experience an efficient Interac certification campaign.”


About ICC Solutions

ICC Solutions Limited is a global leader in the provision of chip test tools and services and offers the complete set of qualified test suites for payment brand accreditation of contact and contactless chip terminals. Our tools are used worldwide enabling development, quality assurance and regression testing in addition to formal merchant certifications.

Investing in R&D, ICC Solutions developed an innovative and highly efficient closed-loop solution designed to simplify the chip enablement, testing and validation process. This solution places our clients in full control of their chip certification activities.

Visit www.iccsolutions.com or contact us at info@iccsolutions.com for more information.


About Interac Association and Acxsys Corporation

Together, Interac Association and Acxsys Corporation operate an economical, world-class debit payments system with broad-based acceptance, 24/7/365 reliability, security, and efficiency. The organization is Canada’s leading payments brand and is chosen an average of 16 million times daily to pay and exchange money. For more than 30 years, it has facilitated secure financial transactions through the development of innovative and convenient digital debit and money transfer solutions. A leader in the prevention and detection of fraud, the organization has one of the lowest rates of fraud globally. Visit Interac.ca or follow us @Interac.



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The ATM & Payments Innovation Summit; Madrid; 17-19 October 2018


Last month, the ATMIA was delighed to announce that NCR are Gold Sponsors of the Madrid Summit. Now, Auriga, Cardtronics, GMV, KAL, Mastercard and Monex are among the long-term members and supporters of the ATMIA  who have also been confirmed as major participants in the event.

The full list of Sponsors and Exhibitors who are already committed to the Madrid Summit as of 15 January is as follows:

Gold Sponsors  

NCR

Bronze Sponsors

GMV

KAL

Mastercard

Conference Sponsors

Cardtronics – Drinks Reception

Monex – App

Exhibitors

Auriga

Cashware

Cardtronics

Cima SpA

EuroTechZam

Feerica, SA (SmartStain)

GMV

KAL

Mastercard

Monex

Netop

Parabit

TMD Security

 

Ron Delnevo, Executive Director Europe of the ATMIA is absolutely delighted with the response of the ATM and Payments Industries to this event 

“A full 10 MONTHS ahead of the event, the ATMIA can already declare that the Madrid Summit is going to be a huge success! I would like to personally thanks all of those companies who have already pledged their support. THANK YOU – IT IS GENUINELY and GRATEFULLY APPRECIATED!”

 

If you have NOT already booked your participation in Madrid, you will certainly want to take advantage of remaining exciting sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities before they are sold out – and, as you can see from the list above, they are selling out FAST! To open discussions, simply contact Reena Kaur at reena.kaur@atmia.com

 

Reena, who is the ATMIA Conference Director, Exhibitions & Sponsorships EMEA has seen her hard work rewarded by a brilliant response from potential exhibitors and sponsors

“I was delighted when NCR were so enthusiastic about becoming the first gold sponsor of our Madid Event. To have that followed by so many other companies pledge their support is really gratifying and more are signing up each week! I look forward to welcoming all Sponsors and Exhibitors to Madrid!”



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ATMIA Publishes Results of the 2017 Global Fraud & Security Survey


London, United Kingdom & Sioux Falls, SD, USA – ATMIA today published its Global Fraud and Security Survey Results for 2017 for its global membership of over 10,500 individuals in the ATM industry.

The percentage of respondents reporting a general increase in ATM crime increased from 42% in 2016 to 54% in the 2017 annual global fraud and security survey.

“Since there is now such a variety of methods of attack, technologies and tools available, our industry needs to start 2018 with an attitude of vigilance,” Mike Lee, CEO of ATMIA, stated. “We must unite like never before to tackle all these challenges.”

The survey looks at current trends in ATM skimming, PIN compromise, deposit-related fraud, cash trapping, dispenser jackpotting, transaction reversal fraud, card trapping, eavesdropping, card data malware, shimming chip card data, network packet “sniffing”, as well as other network compromise and remote network compromise for card data.

“By reading this study early in the new year, industry practitioners will be well prepared for what lies ahead and can plan their defences accordingly,” Lee added. “I’d like to thank international ATM security expert Douglas Russell for giving us the true crime big picture in such a professional way.”

ATMIA members are urged to consult the association’s online library of international ATM security best practices in order to reduce risks of actual attack in the new year, as well as to book their places now at the world’s longest-running ATM security event to take place this June in London. ATM Customer Experience and Security Summit (ACESS) is the association’s 18th consecutive annual event covering comprehensive lifecycle security aspects of ATMs, cash, cards and payments, from preventing physical and logical attacks, data compromises and card skimming to working with law enforcement to combat crime epidemics in a range of countries. It is where the industry will unite behind ATM security in 2018.


About ATMIA www.atmia.com

ATMIA is the leading non-profit trade association representing the entire global ATM industry. ATMIA serves more than 10,500 members from over 650 participating companies in 67 countries spanning the whole ATM ecosphere, including financial institutions, independent ATM deployers, equipment manufacturers, processors and a plethora of ATM service and value-added solution providers. ATMIA provides education, advocacy and connections to help its members keep abreast of industry news and developments; increase knowledge and professionalism; improve operational efficiencies; understand and influence regulatory processes; participate in the local, regional and global ATM community; and forge new relationships to advance their businesses. Founded in 1997, ATMIA has active chapters in the United States, Canada, Europe, Latin America, Asia-Pacific, Asia, Africa, India and the Middle East focusing on the unique needs and issues of each region. For more information, please visit atmia.com. Follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter or YouTube.



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Network International strengthens hospitality payment solution capabilities


Network International, the leading payment solutions provider in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) has strengthened its product proposition to the hospitality sector following a partnership with 3C Payment, a global provider of payment solutions.

Network International is the largest merchant acquirer in the UAE and the first in the region to offer hospitality merchants access to an integrated F&B solution on the 3C Integra terminal range. The company’s solution is geared to meet the specific needs of table service restaurant outlets, enabling them to recall a list of open bills by table or waiter id. To help with large group billing, waiting staff can recall and print itemised table bills from the POS device in addition to offering split bill payments via cash or card payment, without affecting the till functionality or tip handling.

Paul Clarke, Head of Product & Innovation, Network International, commented: “One of the strongest and most vibrant sectors in the UAE’s domestic market, the food and beverage industry is rapidly adapting to the digital age in which customers expect faster and seamless ways to pay. Our new solution enables customers at F&B outlets to pay faster than ever before and make it more convenient to split bills, leave tips and simply enjoy their dining experience.”

Network International’s holistic solution incorporates PCI 3.x Worldline devices and 3C Payment’s Integra Pay@Table terminal solution, integrated with Oracle Hospitality Simphony, the premiere cloud and mobile hospitality

management platform to create a flexible integrated payments solution with specialist functionality and reporting across multiple channels. The terminal solution is PCI (payment card industry) Point-to-Point-Encryption (P2PE) validated, providing a secure and effective solution to protect cardholder data. The solution’s universal payment gateway is able to process transactions and tokenize the data enhancing PCI security.

Paul Musgrave Director of Product 3C Payment commented “We are delighted to further strengthen our payment proposition with Network International through the addition of our 3C integrated Pay@Table product. Hospitality merchants in the Middle East will benefit greatly from the table management features of our portable solution that drive efficiencies for outlets in addition to enhancing the dining experience for guests.”



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NCR : Officially Opens New Global Headquarters in Atlanta


ATLANTA -NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR), a global leader in omni-channel solutions, today opened its new global headquarters campus in Midtown Atlanta. The two-tower campus will provide the space needed to prepare for future growth and create innovations that will help power the digitally-connected economy.

In total, NCR’s new headquarters will be home to approximately 5,000 skilled professionals. The state-of-the-art campus will be roughly 750,000 square feet of space, comprised of two office towers situated at the corner of 8th and Spring Streets in the heart of burgeoning Midtown Atlanta. Employees will begin moving into the first tower today, with the second tower opening later this year.

NCR and Cousins Properties entered a long-term, build-to-suit lease for the campus, which will be owned and developed by Cousins. Construction of the first tower began in November 2015. In September 2016, NCR announced it would expand the campus and build a second tower. NCR partnered with the Georgia Department of Economic Development and Invest Atlanta on development of the campus to create $450 million of public and private investment in Midtown Atlanta.

“This Campus symbolizes the power of reinvention. It celebrates the innovators, dreamers, and problem-solvers who walk through our doors every day and have the courage to build a better tomorrow,” said NCR Chairman and CEO Bill Nuti. “Our move to Midtown is part of our vision for transforming Atlanta into the Silicon Valley of the East.”

“Georgia is a hotbed for leading technology companies such as NCR because of our extensive technology infrastructure, access to a skilled workforce and pro-business climate,” said Georgia Governor Nathan Deal. “NCR is already making a significant impact in the state’s technology industry sector and the company will reap the benefits of having its headquarters in this thriving technology cluster near our universities. NCR’s growth and expansion further proves that Georgia is on the minds of high-tech job creators.”

“I am pleased that NCR has chosen the City of Atlanta for its new headquarters, and this major capital investment that will bring over 5,000 skilled jobs to Midtown,” said Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms. “Atlanta is a global technology center that offers companies access to top talent, renowned research institutions and advanced technology infrastructure. I look forward to working with Mr. Nuti and everyone at NCR as we continue to strengthen Atlanta’s role as a premier global tech and innovation hub. The opening of NCR’s new corporate campus represents another major step that goal.”

The global headquarters will enable optimal collaboration and teamwork; feature the technology and tools to support the changing nature of how, when and where work is done; and excite and inspire employees and customers. The campus will feature such amenities as dining options and outdoor seating, coffee bar, gym, informal spaces that spark creativity, and a large lecture space. It will become the permanent home for the NCR Innovation Lab and continue the already robust partnership between NCR and Georgia Tech, as the organizations are now located side-by-side in the center of Atlanta’sTechnology Square.

“We are proud to have helped NCR achieve their vision for a new cutting-edge corporate headquarters in Midtown,” said Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Cousins Properties, Larry Gellerstedt. “This level of investment in Midtown Atlanta by a global technology leader helps to highlight the bright future for our city.”

“Gensler is excited to partner with NCR on the design of their new Midtown campus,” says Stephen Swicegood, principal and managing director of Gensler’s Atlanta office. “This state-of-the-art headquarters is a sign of Atlanta’s growing tech sector and incorporates the latest trends and best practices in workplace strategy and design.”


About NCR Corporation

NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) is a leader in omni-channel solutions, turning everyday interactions with businesses into exceptional experiences. With its software, hardware, and portfolio of services, NCR enables nearly 700 million transactions daily across financial, retail, hospitality, travel, telecom and technology industries. NCR solutions run the everyday transactions that make your life easier. NCR is headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., with about 30,000 employees and does business in 180 countries. NCR is a trademark of NCR Corporation in the United States and other countries. NCR encourages investors to visit its website which is updated regularly with financial and other important information about NCR.

Web site: www.ncr.com

Twitter: @NCRCorporation

Facebook: www.facebook.com/ncrcorp

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/ncr-corporation

YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/ncrcorporation



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ABN Amro moves on wearable payments


 

Wearable

ABN Amro is inviting 500 of its customers to participate in a live trial of a range of wearable devices – including a ring, watch, bracelet or keyring – for making contactless payments.

The bank has set up a registration page for customers interested in trying out the technology following a number of successful internal tests with staffers last year.

During the four-month pilot, guinea pig clients will put the products to the test on the high street and provide feedback through a mobile app created specifically for the purpose.

Yvonne Duits, ABN Amro product owner payments says as many as 50% of all payments in the Netherlands are contactless. 

“The rise of contactless payment doesn’t stop at bank cards and mobile phones,” she says. “More and more products have payment through Near Field Communication (NFC) enabled, so naturally we’re eager to test this method with our clients.”



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ICA 2020 Conference: Invitation to Pre-Qualify


The International Currency Association, host for the International Currency Association Conference in 2020, is pleased to invite your organisation to pre-qualify for the appointment as Professional Congress Organiser (PCO) in respect of the above Congress.

The following information is provided to assist you with the preparation of a proposal.

Download the IPQ  here. 

Requests for further information or clarification of requirements may be directed to Guillaume Lepecq, Director General of the ICA at guillaume.lepecq@currencyassociation.org 

Closing date for submissions is the 31 January 2018.



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Network International leads Emirates NBD’s credit card migration to Network One platform


Network International, the leading payment solutions provider in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) has led the successful migration of Emirates NBD’s credit card issuing business, moving over one million cards to Network One, Network International’s leading edge processing platform.

Incorporating the world-recognised WAY4(tm) payment processing system by OpenWay, Network One will enhance and accelerate Emirates NBD’s ability to create bespoke cutting-edge products for its credit and prepaid card customers based on payment behaviour, giving them a distinct edge over competitors.

Network International’s seamless migration of a large-scale portfolio of the leading cards issuer in the market, Emirates NBD, marks an important milestone for the payment solutions company as it looks to consolidate its market leadership in the UAE and strengthen presence across the Middle East and Africa.

“Successfully implementing Network One migration for a large-scale cards player such as Emirates NBD is a solid testament of our expertise and capacity,” commented Network International’s Group CEO Simon Haslam. “We are delighted to be Emirates NBD’s partner of choice in this critical project as we mark new ground as the unrivalled regional leader in card issuing.”

Added Matt Sinclair, Group Chief Information Officer of Network International, “This project underlines Network International’s core purpose of enabling clients to strengthen their capabilities to grow and maintain market leadership. Our well-coordinated approach helped deliver a seamless solution to Emirates NBD, migrating the entire cards portfolio seamlessly. We now look forward to lending our expertise to other banks in the region looking to upgrade their proposition with value-added payment services”.

Network One is based on a framework that allows innovative payment and card products to be created by monitoring the behaviour and attributes of a payment. It also fully supports the implementation of value-added services such as loyalty programmes, mobile payments, loans and fraud management.

Suvo Sarkar, Senior Executive Vice President & Head – Retail Banking & Wealth Management commented: “The Network One platform offers us enhanced speed and scalability, and will allow us to provide more customized and innovative banking and payment solutions for our customers, helping us to remain their bank of choice.”

Network International has previously successfully migrated 15 other banks across the Middle East and Africa to Network One.  Network International is currently the exclusive partner and reseller of OpenWay’s licensed solutions within the Middle East and African markets.



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Greg Ward Transguard’s Managing Director reflects on just some of Transguard’s key achievements in 2017


As of today, the 24th December 2017 Transguard is a team of 65,389 employees! Our growing team consists of committed, hard-working, innovative and passionate people, all on a shared mission – “To change the landscape of business support services in the region” – and we are well on our way to achieving this. We come from every corner of the globe and represent 89 different nationalities. Transguard team members are continuously improving through training and development and a commitment to life-long learning for all. 

So much has been achieved in 2017 and it would not be possible without each and every Transguard team member. Thank you for working so hard for our customers and helping us to change the game for business support services in the region.

 A big thank you to our customers, who we work with, in close partnership every day. Our customers (like us) have bold ambitions for the future. We are so proud to be supporting the aspirations of more than 1,000 companies across the UAE. 

Here are just some of Transguard’s key achievements in 2017 – I hope you are as proud as I am of all that you have achieved.

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