October, 2009


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NETS presents its new FlashPay smart card

NETS presents its new FlashPay smart card

Electronic payment provider NETS has launched a new smartcard called the FlashPay card offering Singaporeans more cashless payment possibilities. The new stored-value card promises to bring convenience in a flash. The NETS FlashPay card can be used for public... (Continue reading)

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Wells Fargo is raising interest rates by 3%

Wells Fargo is raising interest rates by 3%

  Attention, shoppers. Wells Fargo is raising interest rates for most of its credit card customers. Cardholders are getting the word this week of a 3 percent increase going into effect Nov. 30. "This is something we’ve been contemplating for... (Continue reading)

SmartCard achieves a milestone of 11,000 transactions in a week

SmartCard achieves a milestone of 11,000 transactions in a week

On Friday SmartCard Marketing Systems Inc. CEO Massimo Barone made a statement that the company continues its growth in the Merchant Alternative Payment sector benefiting from increased transactions stemming from b2b payments with over 11,000 transactions processed in the... (Continue reading)

ProPay improves its ProtectPay E2E data security solution

ProPay improves its ProtectPay E2E data security solution

ProPay today confirmed that its ProtectPay E2E data security solution, commercially available since early 2009, meets or exceeds all of the best practices for end-to-end encryption recommended in Visa’s Data Field Encryption Best Practices, released on Monday, October 5th.... (Continue reading)

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FDIC doubts positive conclusions about Citi’s management

FDIC doubts positive conclusions about Citi's management

The US Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. officials were examining the positive conclusions given to Citigroup’s management team in a government-mandated review in impacts of the financial crisis. Management skill is one of the factors used by regulators to determine... (Continue reading)

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BofA is selling a claim of about $800 against Lehman Brothers

BofA is selling a claim of about $800 against Lehman Brothers

According to the Bloomberg Thursday reported, BofA is selling a claim with a face value of about $800 million that it holds against bankrupt Lehman Brothers. Hedge funds are also the likely buyers. Over 16,000 claims against Lehman... (Continue reading)

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Intuit announces official launch of TurboTax for Online Banking

Intuit announces official launch of TurboTax for Online Banking

  Intuit has announced TurboTax for Online Banking, to help financial institutions bring more value to customers and increase deposits. TurboTax for Online Banking won a Best of Show award at Finovate 2009, a conference showcasing the best new innovations... (Continue reading)

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Citi the first to launch mobile banking functionality in Spanish

Citi the first to launch mobile banking functionality in Spanish

Citibank announced the launch of Citi Mobile en Espanol that allows customers with Spanish language preferences bank in this language from their smartphones. Customers can manage their accounts, pay bills, locate Citibank branches and more – all from the... (Continue reading)

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Lloyds might not participate in the government’s asset protection program

Lloyds might not participate in the government's asset protection program

Lloyds Banking Group may struggle to escape participation in the government’s asset protection program, and even if it does, the result could be increased risk for shareholders, analysts said Thursday. Lloyds has said it’s looking at options to reduce... (Continue reading)

SEO and HTTPS/SSL effects

SEO and HTTPS/SSL effects

 HTTP vs HTTPS should have no effect on analytics or SEO. The only things that will effect search engine indexing are: - pages disallowed in robots.txt - pages with ‘noindex’ meta tag ... (Continue reading)

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