20 April 2015

Company announcements

 
Retail banking

MasterCard and IFC tackle financial exclusion

17 April 2015  |  1805 views  |  0 comments | 2 tweets | 1 linkedin

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and MasterCard today signed an agreement to establish a risk-sharing facility, which is expected to provide millions of people in emerging markets access to electronic payments, a crucial next step in their ongoing collaboration to increase universal financial access by 2020.

 
Retail banking

Visa forms partnership with the Alliance for Financial Inclusion

17 April 2015  |  1815 views  |  0 comments | 2 tweets

The Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) and Visa Inc., a global leader in the payments industry, have today signed a strategic partnership agreement that will enable close collaboration and knowledge exchange within the framework of AFI’s Public-Private Dialogue Platform (PPD).

 
Trade execution

Former Man Group CEO Peter Clarke joins Essentia Analytics board

17 April 2015  |  1122 views  |  0 comments

Essentia Analytics today announces the appointment of Peter Clarke, former CEO of Man Group, and Charles D. Ellis, Founder of Greenwich Associates and noted investment writer, to its Board of Directors.

 
Mobile & online

Paymax Bluepad-50 mPOS approved as Visa Ready

17 April 2015  |  1253 views  |  0 comments | 1 tweets

Polish mPOS solution provider confirmed today, that its proprietary mPOS card acceptance solution, Paymax Bluepad-50, had been approved by the Visa Ready Program.

 
Payments

Wausau to launch mobile remote deposit capture tech

17 April 2015  |  947 views  |  0 comments

WAUSAU Financial Systems®, a Deluxe Corporation company that provides best-in-class financial technology, services and solutions, will introduce its new Commercial Mobile Remote Deposit Capture (RDC) solution at the NACHA Annual Conference, April 20-21, in New Orleans, La.

 
Retail banking

ACH volume increases to 23 billion payments in 2014

17 April 2015  |  1233 views  |  0 comments | 1 tweets

In 2014, ACH volume grew to almost 23 billion electronic payments[1], an increase of almost 5 percent, or 1 billion transactions, over 2013 volume, according to new statistics released today by NACHA — The Electronic Payments Association®.

 
Cards

MasterCard Qkr! order-ahead tech arrives at Harlem eatery

17 April 2015  |  1400 views  |  0 comments | 1 tweets

MasterCard has partnered with acclaimed restaurateur and chef Marcus Samuelsson to bring Qkr! with MasterPass to the first restaurant location in the United States.

 
Retail banking

Amex net income up 6% in Q1; revenues disappoint

17 April 2015  |  977 views  |  0 comments

American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) today reported first-quarter net income of $1.5 billion, up 6 percent from $1.4 billion a year ago. Diluted earnings per share rose 11 percent to $1.48, from $1.33 a year ago.

 
Cards

Co-Op FS to acquire FIS stake in Everlink

17 April 2015  |  1151 views  |  0 comments

CO-OP Financial Services has signed an agreement to purchase from a subsidiary of Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. (NYSE: FIS) its shares in Everlink Payment Services, Inc., which will give CO-OP majority ownership of the Canadian payments solutions and services provider to credit unions, banks and ISOs in Canada.

 
Risk & regulation

CounterpartyLink adds hierarchy view for complex client groups

17 April 2015  |  850 views  |  0 comments | 2 tweets

CounterpartyLink (CPL), an independent provider of evidence-based legal entity intelligence for buy- and sell-side institutions and law enforcement agencies, today announced the introduction of CPL Hierarchy Profile, a new product designed to provide a 'single view of the client' across complex client groups.

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