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February 06, 2008

Fosik - Person-to-Person Lending in Australia

Springwise notes that person-to-person lending provider Fosik has launched in Australia.

MasterCard's New PCI Educational Webinar for Merchants

MasterCard has announced the immediate availability of a complimentary educational webinar developed to help merchants better understand the newly available PCI Data Security Standard Self-Assessment Questionnaire (PCI DSS SAQ) version 1.1 that has been updated and released by the PCI Security Standards Council.


mFoundry Named in Ten Emerging Mobile Players to Watch in 2008 by IDC

mFoundry has announced that IDC named the company one of “Ten Emerging Mobile Players to Watch in 2008.” IDC, a global provider of market intelligence and advisory services, identified 10 companies poised to have a large impact in the wireless market.


NetSpend Names New CEO - Dan Henry

Daniel R. Henry has been named Chief Executive Officer of NetSpend Corporation. Henry already is a member of the company's board of directors. Henry succeeds Richard J. Savard, who had served as CEO since June of 2004.


Turkey's Pozitron Wins Business Plan Competition

Pozitron, developer of the mobile banking application for Turkey's largest bank - Türkiye Is Bankasi, has announced that it has won the Global Business Plan Contest sponsored by the Harvard Business School’s Entrepreneurship Club for its Integrated Mobile Banking product.


US DOT Selects JPMorgan Chase for Travel Charge Card Program

JPMorgan Chase has announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has selected JPMorgan Chase as its provider for travel charge card services. According to Chase, "the contract award is part of the U.S. General Services Administration’s (GSA) SmartPay2 program, the largest government charge card program in the world."


SEPA in the Real World

Dave Bircb blogs about his experience trying to originate a SEPA Credit Transfer (SCT) to from his bank in the UK to a colleague's bank in the Netherlands. "So, in summary, sending 50 euros to Amsterdam in the exciting new world of SEPA took two trips to the bank, cost £15 (ie, a transaction fee of 40%) and took three days. Next time, I'll use PayPal."

PCI Security Standards Council Updates Self Assessment Questionnaire

The PCI Security Standards Council has announced that its updated Self Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ) for merchants and service providers is now available.


Citi Launches QuikRemit Remittance Service

Citi has announced the launch of QuikRemit, a "white-labeled, customizable and easy to integrate remittance platform with distribution and foreign exchange capabilities spanning more than 90 countries. QuikRemit enables banks, corporations, and money transfer organizations to offer their customers and employees a secure and compliant solution for international funds transfer."



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