BofA Installs Talking ATMs
The bank's 18,000 ATMs are all now equipped with audio equipment and headsets to enable visually impaired customers to use the machines.
Fiserv Offers Online Bill Pay Widget
Bank customers of Fiserv's Checkfree online bill payment software can now incorporate it into their online banking homepage, according to Fiserv.
What Mencius Might Say About Card Fees
According to the lore of ancient China, during the Spring and Autumn Period (between the years 722 - 481 B.C.), Dai Ying, an official from the Song State, decided to reduce taxes. He asked Mencius, "I want to reduce taxes. But we don't have enough revenue to offer as much of a tax cut this year as I would like. What would you think if we were to make a small tax cut this year and wait until next year before implementing the full tax cut?" Mencius replied, "There is a man who used to steal one c
Chase's Blueprint More Than A Clever Ad Campaign
You may have seen television commercials for Chase's Blueprint program (most depict someone planning to buy a big-ticket item such as a couch or an engagement ring with a Chase credit card to the tune of the Sting song "Brand New Day"). Blueprint is a set of features offered on 20 million Chase cards that are intended to help customers manage their spending and borrowing; it's included in the Freedom, Slate, Sapphire and Ink card progr
Bank of Montreal's Ambitious Growth Strategy for Diners Club Cards
Out of the ashes of the old Diner's Club card - the first widely-used credit card, which was introduced in February 1950 and most recently owned by Citi - is emerging, phoenix-like, a corporate card business at Bank of Montreal that is currently the fifth largest in the world. Terry Wellesley, executive managing director and group head of BMO spend and payment solutions, stopped by this afternoon at the start of an e
Accenture Launches Mobile Payment Platform
Hosted, pay-per-transaction solution can connect to users on mobile operators or web sites for large-scale implementation of mobile financial services and is said to adjust to extremes of network traffic.
USAA Strengthens Mobile Banking Security
Adds device identification credential from VeriSign, that, in combination with a user-provided pin, will provide quicker and more secure login for nearly 1.3 million mobile platform users.
Prepaid Show Dispatch: 3 Promising Prepaid Providers
By Steve Kietz, Managing Partner, Woodbury Advisors
At the Prepaid Show last week, I got a chance to meet with three promising new prepaid card companies: PreCash, Edo Interactive and Blackhawk Network. Each brings something unique to the prepaid table.
Prepaid Show Dispatch: Visa, MasterCard Updates
By Steve Kietz, managing partner, Woodbury Advisors LLC
At the Prepaid Show last week, I had a chance to catch up with Brian Triplett, head of Prepaid products at Visa, and Elisa Corridore, global payroll card executive at Mastercard.