Sponsors & Exhibitors 2012

 

As of 2012, the international acquiring forum of ECAF became an integral part of Merchant Payments Ecosystem, representing the ultimate one-stop event for merchant payments at POS. The Merchant Payment Ecosystem (MPE) spans over three days and completely covers all three payment acceptance areas at merchant point of sale: in-store, online & mobile.

First Data

Platinum Sponsor

First Data

In a complex and challenging business environment, there is no substitute for a partner with specialist knowledge and experience, backed by global presence and economies of scale.

First Data provides end-to-end processing, acquiring, switching and value-added services to financial institutions and merchants around the world.  The company operates merchant acquiring alliances and revenue sharing agreements in Europe, Asia Pacific, Canada and Latin America, working with bank partners to drive profit and operational efficiencies from their acquiring businesses. First Data provides market-leading sales and network management, credit risk and customer services, third party management and back office services.  Bank partners can leverage First Data’s expertise to develop market-leading merchant propositions in their target geographies.

To find out how First Data can help you optimise the performance of your acquiring business, please contact:

Robert Hawley
Tel: +44 (0) 1268 296655
E-mail: rhawley@firstdatacorp.co.uk
Web: www.firstdata.com

VocaLink

Gold Sponsor

VocaLink

VocaLink is a specialist payments partner to banks, their corporate customers and government departments. We design and deliver smarter domestic and international automated payments systems and smarter ATM switching solutions. Our switching platform connects over 60,000 ATMs, the world’s busiest network, while our payments platform processes over 500 million payments per month.

For more information, please visit www.vocalink.com

MasterCard

Gold Sponsor

MasterCard

MasterCard (NYSE: MA) is a global payments and technology company. It operates the world’s fastest payments processing network, connecting consumers, financial institutions, merchants, governments and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories. MasterCard’s products and solutions make everyday commerce activities – such as shopping, traveling, running a business and managing finances – easier, more secure and more efficient for everyone. 

Learn more at www.mastercard.com, follow us on Twitter @mastercardnews or join the conversation on

The Heart of Commerce Blog.

DataCash

Gold Sponsor

DataCash

DataCash Group Ltd (part of MasterCard Incorporated) provides multi-channel global payment processing services and advanced fraud prevention and risk management solutions to merchants and banks. As a global partner to some of the world’s most recognisable brands in the gaming, travel, retail and finance sectors, DataCash combines smart thinking and an end-to-end solution to help its customers transcend the complexities and expense associated with payment processing. 

Advanced technology from DataCash enables customers to accept and process payments in over 177 currencies – across e-commerce, m-commerce and cardholder present channels – with the security and confidence of tools tailored to meet exacting and expanding business needs. DataCash customers protect their brand and reputation, enhance end-user experience and capitalize on new global market opportunities.

For more information, please visit www.datacash.com 

American Express

Gold Sponsor

American Express

Each day, American Express makes it easier, safer and more rewarding for consumers and businesses to purchase the things they need and for merchants to sell their goods and services. An engine of commerce, American Express provides innovative payment, travel and expense management solutions for individuals and businesses of all sizes. Most of all, we help our customers realize their dreams and aspirations through industry-leading benefits, access to unique experiences, business-building insights, and global customer care. We enable our customers to do more and achieve more.

A Unique Service Company
American Express is the only company with a strong, global presence across the entire payments chain.  We are the world’s largest card issuer, the premium network for high-spending cardmembers, a processor of millions of transactions daily, and a partner that provides business-building services to a worldwide merchant base. 

Having this horizontal scale across payments gives us diverse opportunities to grow our business and drive innovation in the marketplace. It’s also a gateway to a broader array of services that further differentiate American Express.

Our direct relationships with many millions of consumers, businesses and merchants worldwide -- combined with our leading-edge marketing, information management and rewards capabilities -- enable us to offer an array of valuable services that enrich lives, build business success, encourage financial responsibility, and create communities of people with common interests.

This is what makes American Express a unique, and uniquely powerful, services company.

For more information, please visit www.americanexpress.com

Trustwave

Silver Sponsor & Awards Dinner Sponsor

Trustwave

Trustwave is a leading provider of on-demand and subscription-based information security and payment card industry compliance management solutions to businesses and government entities throughout the world. For organizations faced with today's challenging data security and compliance environment, Trustwave provides a unique approach with comprehensive solutions that include its flagship TrustKeeper® compliance management software and other proprietary security solutions including SIEM, WAF, EV SSL certificates and secure digital certificates. Trustwave has helped hundreds of thousands of organizations-ranging from Fortune 500 businesses and large financial institutions to small and medium-sized retailers-manage compliance and secure their network infrastructures, data communications and critical information assets. Trustwave is headquartered in Chicago with offices throughout North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia.

For more information, visit https://www.trustwave.com

WorldPay

Silver Sponsor & Awards Dinner Sponsor

WorldPay

WorldPay is the leading card processor in the UK and Europe†. We provide card payment processing for all major debit and credit cards including MasterCard, Visa and Diners.

WorldPay manages almost half of all transactions made on the UK high street, through its face-to-face payment business Streamline. We process millions of payments every day: quickly and securely online, face-to-face and over the phone. We are proud of the trusted service we provide to over 250,000 businesses, from small family run companies to large multi-national corporations, spanning a broad spectrum of industries and sectors.

For more information, please visit us at www.worldpay.com

VeriFone

Silver Sponsor & Networking Dinner Sponsor

VeriFone

About VeriFone Systems, Inc. (www.verifone.com)

VeriFone Systems, Inc. (“VeriFone”) (NYSE: PAY) is the global leader in secure electronic payment solutions. VeriFone provides expertise, solutions and services that add value to the point of sale with merchant-operated, consumer-facing and self-service payment systems for the financial, retail, hospitality, petroleum, government and healthcare vertical markets. VeriFone solutions are designed to meet the needs of merchants, processors and acquirers in developed and emerging economies worldwide.

Innovalue

Silver Sponsor

Innovalue

Innovalue is one of the leading top management consulting firms in the European payment industry. Our clients encompass banks, acquirers, card schemes, processors, network operators and terminal producers. Our functional capabilities are focused on selected competency areas with high and visible value creation:

Growth

•    Go-to market strategy
•    Market entry and cross-border business
•    Sales force & channel optimization
•    Product & pricing strategy

Efficiency

•    Performance improvement
•    Operational excellence
•    Organizational development
•    Corporate restructuring

M&A

•    M&A and alliance strategy
•    Transaction and negotiation support
•    Valuation
•    Due dilligence
•    Post merger integration

Innovalue is headquartered in Hamburg, Germany.

For more information, please visit www.innovalue.com

Welcome Real-time

Silver Sponsor

Welcome Real-time

Welcome Real-time is the global leader in innovative loyalty solutions to Fortune 500 banks, retailers and other organisations worldwide. Through its proven Welcome XLS solution, Welcome helps organisations run real-time loyalty and marketing programmes that drive a change in the behaviour of their customers, ultimately driving long-term growth and profitability. Established in 1996, Welcome has implemented its enterprise loyalty software in over 30 countries, across 5 continents, proving its ability to meet diverse business needs.

Further information about Welcome Real-time can be found at www.welcome-rt.com

Equens

Silver Sponsor

Equens

Equens is the first truly pan-European full-service payment processor. As one of the largest and most innovative payment processors in Europe, we lead the market for future-proof payments and debit card processing solutions. We offer a complete and highly competitive portfolio, which we can align seamlessly with your requirements thanks to our flexible and client-oriented approach.

Visit www.equens.com

Credorax

Silver Sponsor

Credorax

Credorax provides next generation acquiring bank solutions and services to a wide range of IPSPs and web merchants.

Via its digital acquiring solutions, Credorax provides a superior customer experience that includes: rapid onboarding and integration, excellent rates, high transaction approval rates and a wide range of value-added customer IPSP and merchant services.

Credorax is a licensed financial institution and an official Visa and MasterCard principle member

For more information, please visit www.credorax.com

Diners Club International

Silver Sponsor

Diners Club International

Diners Club International serves the payment needs of select and affluent consumers and companies with a complete array of expense management solutions. Cardmembers have access to more than 350 airport lounges, and the card is accepted at millions of merchant locations and over 750,000 ATMs in more than 185 countries and territories. 

Visit www.dinersclub.com

Compass Plus

Silver Sponsor

Compass Plus

Compass Plus provides proven software and services for financial institutions, including retail banks and payment processors across the globe that operate in complex and rapidly changing business and technology environments. Compass Plus builds and quickly implements comprehensive and integrated payment technologies that allow customers to increase revenue and profits, and improve their competitive position by implementing flexible systems that meet market demands. With hundreds of successful projects spanning card, account and merchant management, card personalisation, payment processing, terminal driving, self-service channel management, mobile and electronic commerce implemented in record breaking time Compass Plus ensures our customers make the most of their technology investments. Compass Plus has a diverse customer base which spans over 100 retail banks, processing centres, national switches and personalisation centres in dozens of countries across Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, North and South America.

For more information, please visit www.compassplus.com

PayFair

Silver Sponsor

PayFair

The new easy way to pay.

PayFair is the new alternative payment system for banks, merchants and consumers. It is the fully SEPA compliant and future proof in terms of interchange and governance new innovative alternative to international schemes. PayFair priorities are to enhance consumer convenience and security while ensuring lower barrier entry for merchants. For banks, PayFair is highly secured, charge-backs free, easy to implement and deploy. Only one brand will cater for debit, credit, prepaid and e-money cards, contact or “contactless”, and it has all the well known features of EMV (chip & pin) with all the convenience of internet and mobile phone technology: no complication anymore for consumers by looking for different brands or subset of brands for using different means of payments in different situations. PayFair is focused on bringing innovation to the market such as PayFair@Internet which will foster consumer confidence while boosting transactions on e-commerce sites. PayFair@Internet is the first unique payment solution that cannot be exposed in mass to hackers. Fraud activities and occurrences for banks, merchants and consumers are drastically reduced. And it is working on all ordinary mobile devices which consumers already have, enabling viral deployment: “Simple, Fast and Safe!”.

Feel free to contact us on +32 2 767 66 66 or www.payfair.eu

Handpoint

Silver Sponsor

Handpoint

Handpoint specialises in payments on smartphones, tablets and handhelds – enabling merchants to accept all card payments (MSR, EMV and NFC) in a totally secure way.

Handpoint has a complete end-to-end payment solution covering mobiles, tablets and PCs and a fully PCI-DSS certified payment Bureau (gateway) for both authorisations & settlements.

The company was established 12 years ago and has a global customer base including some well-known brands.

Handpoint also white labels its payment solutions to financial institutions and currently over 200,000 transactions go daily through our systems, equating annually up to USD$10 billion worth of transactions.

For more information, please visit www.handpoint.com

SIX Pay

Silver Sponsor

SIX Pay

SIX Pay is an international provider of cashless payment solutions with headquarters in Luxembourg.

SIX Pay offers the secure acceptance and processing of the credit cards Visa, MasterCard, Diners Club, Discover and JCB as well as the debit cards V PAY and Maestro, combined with simple, pan-European solutions for cashless payments at the point of sale. SIX Pay’s intelligent, comprehensive solutions for the retail, hospitality, mineral oil and e-commerce sectors also include the routing of credit cards and various national debit cards.

The company also makes possible automatic currency conversions at the point of sale (Dynamic Currency Conversion), the topping-up of call credits for prepaid mobile phones through payment terminals and ATMs (Mobile Voucher), the processing of discount coupons (Mobile Coupon) as well as sales of electronic gift cards (GiftCard).

SIX Pay is a SIX Group Ltd company. SIX Group offers top-quality services around the world in the fields of securities trading and settlement, financial information and payment traffic.

For more information, please visit  www.six-pay.com

Tieto

Silver Sponsor

Tieto

Tieto is the leading IT service company in Northern Europe providing IT and product engineering services. Our highly specialized IT solutions and services complemented by a strong technology platform create tangible business benefits for our local and global customers. As a trusted transformation partner, we are close to our customers and understand their unique needs. With about 18 000 experts, we aim to become a leading service integrator creating the best service experience in IT.

For more information, please, visit www.tieto.com/cards or contact us at cards@tieto.com

BPC Banking Technologies

Silver Sponsor

BPC Banking Technologies

Founded in 1995, BPC Banking Technologies is the world’s leading provider of Open System, e-payment solutions for the global financial industry. As the developer and distributor of SmartVista—a comprehensive suite of solutions covering every aspect of electronic payments processing—BPC has designed an innovative platform featuring a flexible, scalable, high performance solution, SmartVista, that will grow as your business grows. SmartVista includes:

SmartSwitch – For complete switching and routing

SmartIssuer – Total card management solution

SmartPro – Comprehensive card production

SmartATM – A complete ATM management solution

SmartMerchant – Comprehensive merchant management

SmartBilling – A complete billing and settlement system

SmartLoyalty – For comprehensive loyalty program management

SmartGuard – For effective fraud management

Smart@Bank - Drive Customer Loyalty and Profitability with Online and Mobile Banking

BPC’s tier-one client base includes leading, international financial institutions located across 26 countries and five continents with several of the world’s top 100 banks as clients. To drive expansion efforts, BPC has established a network of global offices including the Asia Pacific; Central, Eastern and Western Europe; MEA; Mexico and Central and South America and the U.S. BPC’s philosophy of keeping close to customers is based on local pre and post-sales support and long-term relationships with local customers and partners. With offices around the world, BPC provides local language support staff in each regional office.

For more information, please visit www.bpcbt.com

Alston+Bird

Bronze Sponsor

Alston+Bird

 

 

The Payments Group at Alston + Bird – comprised of over 20 attorneys – is considered among the world’s leading legal resources for the payments industry.

Our Clients

Our clients include leading participants in all sectors of the payments industry: payment networks; global and regional banks; card issuers; merchant acquirers; processors; PSPs, ISOs, MSPs and VARs; mobile payment participants; prepaid, loyalty and rewards program managers and providers; POS equipment manufacturers; global retailers; and financial technology innovators.

Our Services

We provide legal counsel to payments industry clients across multiple jurisdictions. Whether with respect to mergers and acquisitions, global expansion initiatives, strategic alliances, complex regulatory and Card Scheme compliance matters, B2B, mobile or healthcare payments, corporate and tax counsel, litigation, intellectual property protection and disputes, or other traditional or emerging payment systems, are attorneys have been trusted payments industry advisors for over 20 years.

Depth and Breadth with a Global Reach

We represent payments clients throughout the world, with extensive experience in Europe, North America, Latin America, and Asia. Our payments industry knowledge, coupled with Alston + Bird’s 800 attorneys and full-service legal capabilities, enable us to offer comprehensive, “best-in-class” counsel to the payments industry.

To learn more, please contact any of our representatives at Merchant Payment Ecosystems 2012:

Richard R. Willis 
Partner 
ALSTON+BIRD LLP 
Brussels: 
+32.2.550.3700 
richard.willis@alston.com

Tony M. Baloon 
Partner
ALSTON+BIRD LLP
Atlanta:
+1.404.881.7262
tony.baloon@alston.com

Chris G. Baugher 
Partner
ALSTON+BIRD LLP
Atlanta:
+1.404.881.7261 
chris.baugher@alston.com

Duncan B. Douglass 
Partner
ALSTON+BIRD LLP
Atlanta:
+1.404.881.7768       
duncan.douglass@alston.com

First Annapolis

Document Sponsor

First Annapolis

First Annapolis is a management consulting and mergers and acquisitions advisory firm specialized in advising clients on business strategy across the payments industry including credit cards, deposit access products, B2B, and emerging payments. The firm advises hundreds of clients a year in Europe, North America, and Latin America including dozens of assignments each year specific to card acquiring. Since the firm’s founding in 1991, acquiring has been a key focus and our experience includes supporting the world’s top acquirers and participating in many of the industry’s most significant deals. We are committed to helping our clients succeed by providing exceptional insights that generate lasting value.

For more information, please visit www.1st-annapolis.com

HPS

Exhibitor

HPS
HPS is a publicly-listed company that provides state-of-the-art Software, PowerCARD, to 100+ card centers processing 300+ institutions in 60+ countries worldwide. We are a software provider exclusively working in electronic payment solutions and credit card management systems.

With our PowerCARD™ software solutions, we offer innovative and cost-effective systems to banks, Issuers/Acquirers, processors, loan companies, finance houses, postal organizations, national and regional switches, in Europe, America, Asia, Middle East and Africa.

PowerCARD is certified by major schemes (Amex, MasterCard, Visa, Diners, CUP) for acquiring and issuing.

PowerCARD has been recognized and awarded by several organizations for its innovation, flexibility and its strong integration capabilities.

HPS has been founded in 1995 and employs in Casablanca, in Paris, and Dubai 200+ engineers and senior consultants in the card management and electronic payment business. The PowerCARD™ software suite is its exclusive property and has been implemented in various environments and institutions around the world, and we have developed ground-breaking solutions for many years and we continuously forecast the market needs thanks to our business-oriented approach.

For more information, please visit us at
www.hps-worldwide.com

For specific questions or information, please write to:

Nacer Amraoui,
Head of HPS Europe
nacer.amraoui@hps-europe.com

inpay

Exhibitor

inpay

inpay is an extra online payment option enabling customers to pay using their online bank.

By offering instant payment with global coverage, inpay is a strong and unique bank payment option. Furthermore, inpay works in local currency and offers local language support in more than 35 countries.

With inpay the bank transfers are registered instantly for more than 800 million online bank users world wide. Customers whose bank is not yet part of the inpay network can still use inpay, and payment will then be registered within 24 hours.

Integrating with inpay is very easy, and the robust backend system offers a full range of functionalities such as real time reporting, seamless currency conversion and refunds. All inpay transactions are bank transfers which means no risk of chargebacks – with inpay you stay paid when you get paid!

inpay is competitively priced and is also offered as a white label solution for large merchants and PSPs.

For more information, visit www.inpay.com or contact us at sales@inpay.com

Inform

Exhibitor

Inform

INFORM develops and markets software systems to optimise business processes on the basis of Operations Research and Fuzzy Logic. INFORM software takes its own intelligent decisions in real-time in the fields of fraud prevention and risk assessment for the credit, telecommunication and insurance business as well as in transport and intralogistics, in airport resource management, in production planning, sales planning and material management.

Complementing existing administrative IT solutions, these optimisation systems are applied to business operations where situation responsive, high quality decision making under time pressure is essential in order to boost productivity.

The differentiating factor between “classic” administrative software and this new breed of “add-on” optimisation systems is their capability to automatically decisions.

INFORM-systems optimise business procedures of worldwide companies focused on diverse businesses. INFORM employs over 400 staff from more than 30 countries at its sites in Aachen, Frankfurt and Chicago.

For more information, please visit www.riskshield.com

ai Corporation

Exhibitor

ai Corporation

The ai Corporation provides real time fraud detection systems to Issuers, Acquirers, Payment Processors and Merchants around the world.

Our flagship solution, RiskNet, is used by many major organisations around the world: Each year our solutions monitor over 8 billion transactions and authorisations, and many millions of cards.

Our solution range is:

•    RiskNet Issuer – detecting fraud on cards issued by your institution

•    RiskNet Acquirer – detecting merchant fraud committed by merchants that you acquire and helping anticipate Acquirer Risk

•    SmartAuth – detecting CNP fraud, and protecting your merchants from exposure to, and use of, compromised cards.

Our low cost solutions; detect fraud as it happens and stop it in its tracks; produce fraud alerts quickly and effectively; can be deployed in a multi-product, multi-scheme, multi-institution and multi-currency environment.

Over 60 major financial organisations will vouch for our solutions, and will readily tell you how they reduced fraud exposure, improved analysts efficiency and reduced chargebacks and scheme penalties as a result of deploying aiCorporation’s solutions at the heart of their fraud and risk operations.

If you are interested in reducing fraud and improving your companies profitability – then please make an enquiry to jons@aicorporation.com

Canopus Software

Exhibitor

Canopus Software

Canopus Software is a developer of IT solutions for such customers as banks, financial companies, corporate treasuries, payment services providers (PSP) and payment institutions.

The company was founded in 1992. During more than 18 years we have successfully implemented more than 100 projects for clients all over the world (Russia, CIS, Europe, Asia).

 For more information, please visit www.canopus.ru

n2finance

Supporting Partner

n2finance

N2FINANCE is a European network of seasoned experts in financial services, retail banking, payments, and cards; with each having at least 15 years of experience in the finance sector and their branch of expertise. N2FINANCE experts master the entire value chain of payments and cards, fuelled by many years of hands-on experience and having lead ground-breaking innovations to market. The experts of N2FINANCE have worked for the leading banks of Europe, for the national and European regulatory, for key suppliers to the finance sector, such as transaction processors, solution providers, etc… At their disposal, they have a complete register of skills : legal, organisational, commercial, technical, risk assessment, security, operational, product management, etc… Through a unique combination of innovation hunting and strategic insight, N2FINANCE experts are best equipped to face the future of finance.

Contact : info@n2finance.com






Last year's sponsors

Clear2Pay

Clear2Pay

Clear2Pay is a payments modernisation company that actively supports global financial institutions to meet their payments unification goals through its pure SOA Open Payment Framework (OPF). The company facilitates financial organisations in their provision of payments services across the entire value and process chain: Card, ACH, Branch, Bulk, High Care and International Payments. Clear2Pay also offers solutions and services such as e-Banking, the Open Test Platform, ChargeBack, Consultancy and Training. Clients include financial institutions such as ING, Banco Santander, Crédit Agricole, VISA, MasterCard, BNP Paribas, The Federal Reserve, NETS (Denmark), The People Bank of China (PBOC), Rabobank, The Co-operative Financial Services and Commonwealth Bank. Clear2Pay operates out of 14 countries and employs over 650 staff. In 2011 the company won the XCelent Customer Base 2010 award.

For more information, please visit www.clear2pay.com

OpenWay

OpenWay

OpenWay Group (www.openwaygroup.com) is a payment processing software vendor (rated as strong positive by Gartner in 2009 and 2010*). OpenWay’s WAY4 Card Issuing and Merchant Acquiring, Loan Management, Personalised Remote Banking, Payment Switch/Hub, Behaviour Loyalty and other customer-centric solutions successfully operate at more than 100 banks, processing and telecom companies in Europe, Asia, North America, the Middle East and Africa.

WAY4 is a single rule-driven environment for debit, credit, prepaid and commercial cards, deposits, loans, current accounts, mobile money and other financial products, for targeted marketing campaigns and personalised self-service via ATMs, kiosks, POS terminals, web, mobile banking and other channels.

Based on open platform clusters, WAY4 ensures 24/7 processing and scales from compact to high-end systems supporting 3000 TPS, 150 million cards and 20 thousand branches in 11 time zones.

WAY4 solutions are SEPA-compliant, certified by MasterCard, Visa, AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, CUP, and PCI SSC (PA-DSS compliance).

* The reports “MarketScope for Multiregional Card Management Software” by Kristin R. Moyer, 27.05.2009 and 22.06.2010.

The MarketScope is copyrighted 2009 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The MarketScope is an evaluation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the MarketScope, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest rating. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

First Data

First Data

In a complex and challenging business environment, there is no substitute for a partner with specialist knowledge and experience, backed by global presence and economies of scale.

First Data provides end-to-end processing, acquiring, switching and value-added services to financial institutions and merchants around the world.  The company operates merchant acquiring alliances and revenue sharing agreements in Europe, Asia Pacific, Canada and Latin America, working with bank partners to drive profit and operational efficiencies from their acquiring businesses. First Data provides market-leading sales and network management, credit risk and customer services, third party management and back office services.  Bank partners can leverage First Data’s expertise to develop market-leading merchant propositions in their target geographies.

To find out how First Data can help you optimise the performance of your acquiring business, please contact:

Robert Hawley
Tel: +44 (0) 1268 296655
E-mail: rhawley@firstdatacorp.co.uk
Web: www.firstdata.com

Hypercom

Hypercom

Global payment technology leader Hypercom Corporation delivers a full suite of high security, end-to-end electronic payment products and services. The Company's solutions address the high security electronic transaction needs of banks and other financial institutions, processors, large scale retailers, smaller merchants, quick service restaurants, and users in the transportation, petroleum, healthcare, prepaid, unattended and many other markets. Hypercom solutions enable businesses in more than 100 countries to securely expand their revenues and profits. Hypercom is a founding member of the Secure POS Vendor Alliance (SPVA) and is the second largest provider of electronic payment solutions and services in Western Europe and third largest provider globally.

For more information, visit www.hypercom.com

HPS

HPS
HPS is a publicly-listed company that provides state-of-the-art Software, PowerCARD, to 100+ card centers processing 300+ institutions in 60+ countries worldwide. We are a software provider exclusively working in electronic payment solutions and credit card management systems.

With our PowerCARD™ software solutions, we offer innovative and cost-effective systems to banks, Issuers/Acquirers, processors, loan companies, finance houses, postal organizations, national and regional switches, in Europe, America, Asia, Middle East and Africa.

PowerCARD is certified by major schemes (Amex, MasterCard, Visa, Diners, CUP) for acquiring and issuing.

PowerCARD has been recognized and awarded by several organizations for its innovation, flexibility and its strong integration capabilities.

HPS has been founded in 1995 and employs in Casablanca, in Paris, and Dubai 200+ engineers and senior consultants in the card management and electronic payment business. The PowerCARD™ software suite is its exclusive property and has been implemented in various environments and institutions around the world, and we have developed ground-breaking solutions for many years and we continuously forecast the market needs thanks to our business-oriented approach.

For more information, please visit us at
www.hps-worldwide.com

For specific questions or information, please write to:

Nacer Amraoui,
Head of HPS Europe
nacer.amraoui@hps-europe.com

Innovalue

Innovalue

Innovalue is one of the leading top management consulting firms in the European payment industry. Our clients encompass banks, acquirers, card schemes, processors, network operators and terminal producers. Our functional capabilities are focused on selected competency areas with high and visible value creation:

Growth

•    Go-to market strategy
•    Market entry and cross-border business
•    Sales force & channel optimization
•    Product & pricing strategy

Efficiency

•    Performance improvement
•    Operational excellence
•    Organizational development
•    Corporate restructuring

M&A

•    M&A and alliance strategy
•    Transaction and negotiation support
•    Valuation
•    Due dilligence
•    Post merger integration

Innovalue is headquartered in Hamburg, Germany.

For more information, please visit www.innovalue.com

RS2

RS2

RS2 Software (www.rs2.com) is a publicly listed global provider of fully comprehensive card management solutions for international and domestic banks, service providers and financial organizations. With a market presence exceeding 20 years, RS2’s solutions are focused on the BANKWORKS suite of application modules. BANKWORKS is a high-end card management system designed to meet current and future requirements in the international payment card industry. The system has been designed as a Payment Services Hub (PSH) meets processing requirements defined by banks, service providers, as well as other organizations participating in diverse card businesses. The system’s modules include card issuing, merchant acquiring, transaction processing, clearing, settlement, reporting, dispute management, Internet services, Merchant Cash Advances, Loyalty, Loans and Installement, multiple delivery Channels, Automated Dispute Management system and Accounting.”

VocaLink

VocaLink

VocaLink is a specialist payments partner to banks, their corporate customers and government departments. We design and deliver smarter domestic and international automated payments systems and smarter ATM switching solutions. Our switching platform connects over 60,000 ATMs, the world’s busiest network, while our payments platform processes over 500 million payments per month.

For more information, please visit www.vocalink.com

SecurityMetrics

SecurityMetrics

SecurityMetrics is an innovator and market leader in Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS) compliance. Offering security technology tailored to PCI DSS compliance requirements combined with a services-approach, SecurityMetrics is one of the few companies worldwide that is certified to perform PCI Scans (ASV), PCI audits (QSA), Payment Application Data Security Standard audits (PA-DSS), MasterCard Point of Sale Terminal Security Program audits, penetration tests and forensic incident response.

SecurityMetrics has helped more than 100,000 organizations, from Fortune 500 businesses and large global financial institutions to small and medium-sized retailers, manage PCI DSS compliance and/or secure their network infrastructure, data communications and other information assets.

SecurityMetrics is an expert in implementing and maintaining PCI compliance programs and specializes in the management of entire merchant portfolios, offering them the technology and access to the best PCI DSS know-how available.

Founded in 2000, SecurityMetrics is a privately held corporation headquartered in Orem, Utah.

SecurityMetrics delivers innovative solutions for PCI DSS compliance with an exceptional value to customers worldwide. For more information contact SecurityMetrics at (801) 724-9600 or visit www.securitymetrics.com.

Welcome Real-time

Welcome Real-time

Welcome Real-time is the global leader in innovative loyalty solutions to Fortune 500 banks, retailers and other organisations worldwide. Through its proven Welcome XLS solution, Welcome helps organisations run real-time loyalty and marketing programmes that drive a change in the behaviour of their customers, ultimately driving long-term growth and profitability. Established in 1996, Welcome has implemented its enterprise loyalty software in over 30 countries, across 5 continents, proving its ability to meet diverse business needs.

Further information about Welcome Real-time can be found at www.welcome-rt.com

Equens

Equens

Equens is the first truly pan-European full-service payment processor. As one of the largest and most innovative payment processors in Europe, we lead the market for future-proof payments and debit card processing solutions. We offer a complete and highly competitive portfolio, which we can align seamlessly with your requirements thanks to our flexible and client-oriented approach.

Visit www.equens.com

PayFair

PayFair

The new easy way to pay.

PayFair is the new alternative payment system for banks, merchants and consumers. It is the fully SEPA compliant and future proof in terms of interchange and governance new innovative alternative to international schemes. PayFair priorities are to enhance consumer convenience and security while ensuring lower barrier entry for merchants. For banks, PayFair is highly secured, charge-backs free, easy to implement and deploy. Only one brand will cater for debit, credit, prepaid and e-money cards, contact or “contactless”, and it has all the well known features of EMV (chip & pin) with all the convenience of internet and mobile phone technology: no complication anymore for consumers by looking for different brands or subset of brands for using different means of payments in different situations. PayFair is focused on bringing innovation to the market such as PayFair@Internet which will foster consumer confidence while boosting transactions on e-commerce sites. PayFair@Internet is the first unique payment solution that cannot be exposed in mass to hackers. Fraud activities and occurrences for banks, merchants and consumers are drastically reduced. And it is working on all ordinary mobile devices which consumers already have, enabling viral deployment: “Simple, Fast and Safe!”.

Feel free to contact us on +32 2 767 66 66 or www.payfair.eu

Retail Decisions

Retail Decisions

Retail Decisions (ReD) is a payment card issuer and world leader in card fraud prevention and payment processing. A specialist supplier to the payments industry worldwide, ReD has over 20 years experience in the fraud prevention market. Its blue-chip international clients come from the global telecommunications, retail, travel, petroleum, logistics, banking and the broader e-commerce sectors. They include Wal-Mart, Macy's, Bloomingdale's, Tesco, Texaco, Shell, Asda, Boots, John Lewis, The Carphone Warehouse, Comet, Travelocity, T-Mobile and Virgin Mobile. Based in the UK, the company has offices in the United States, Australia and South Africa with representation in China, India, Japan, and South America.

For more information, please visit www.redplc.com

Tieto

Tieto

Tieto is the leading IT service company in Northern Europe providing IT and product engineering services. Our highly specialized IT solutions and services complemented by a strong technology platform create tangible business benefits for our local and global customers. As a trusted transformation partner, we are close to our customers and understand their unique needs. With about 18 000 experts, we aim to become a leading service integrator creating the best service experience in IT.

For more information, please, visit www.tieto.com/cards or contact us at cards@tieto.com

SIX Pay

SIX Pay

SIX Pay is an international provider of cashless payment solutions with headquarters in Luxembourg.

SIX Pay offers the secure acceptance and processing of the credit cards Visa, MasterCard, Diners Club, Discover and JCB as well as the debit cards V PAY and Maestro, combined with simple, pan-European solutions for cashless payments at the point of sale. SIX Pay’s intelligent, comprehensive solutions for the retail, hospitality, mineral oil and e-commerce sectors also include the routing of credit cards and various national debit cards.

The company also makes possible automatic currency conversions at the point of sale (Dynamic Currency Conversion), the topping-up of call credits for prepaid mobile phones through payment terminals and ATMs (Mobile Voucher), the processing of discount coupons (Mobile Coupon) as well as sales of electronic gift cards (GiftCard).

SIX Pay is a SIX Group Ltd company. SIX Group offers top-quality services around the world in the fields of securities trading and settlement, financial information and payment traffic.

For more information, please visit  www.six-pay.com

VeriFone

VeriFone

About VeriFone Systems, Inc. (www.verifone.com)

VeriFone Systems, Inc. (“VeriFone”) (NYSE: PAY) is the global leader in secure electronic payment solutions. VeriFone provides expertise, solutions and services that add value to the point of sale with merchant-operated, consumer-facing and self-service payment systems for the financial, retail, hospitality, petroleum, government and healthcare vertical markets. VeriFone solutions are designed to meet the needs of merchants, processors and acquirers in developed and emerging economies worldwide.

inpay

inpay

inpay is an extra online payment option enabling customers to pay using their online bank.

By offering instant payment with global coverage, inpay is a strong and unique bank payment option. Furthermore, inpay works in local currency and offers local language support in more than 35 countries.

With inpay the bank transfers are registered instantly for more than 800 million online bank users world wide. Customers whose bank is not yet part of the inpay network can still use inpay, and payment will then be registered within 24 hours.

Integrating with inpay is very easy, and the robust backend system offers a full range of functionalities such as real time reporting, seamless currency conversion and refunds. All inpay transactions are bank transfers which means no risk of chargebacks – with inpay you stay paid when you get paid!

inpay is competitively priced and is also offered as a white label solution for large merchants and PSPs.

For more information, visit www.inpay.com or contact us at sales@inpay.com

EPASOrg

EPASOrg

The fragmented nature of today’s local environments has resulted in barriers hampering the development of a competitive pan-European market for card payments. In response to this situation, key industry players have created EPASOrg, an international non-profit organisation, based in Brussels, which aims to overcome these obstacles through the development of common protocols. The widespread implementation of common protocols is seen as major step towards the achievement of SEPA, the Single Euro Payments Area in Europe. EPASOrg is open to all stakeholders of the card payments industry – acquirers, processors, card schemes, payment service providers, retailers, hardware and software suppliers. Membership of EPASOrg gives a unique opportunity to participate in the design, development and implementation of common and universal standards based on innovative and state-of-the-art technologies.

For more information, please visit: www.epasorg.eu

SIA-SSB

SIA-SSB

SIA-SSB, European leader in financial services and payment systems, provides technology solutions to banks, corporates, public administration bodies and central institutions in the areas of credit and debit card processing, collections and payments and network services for connectivity and messaging.

SIA-SSB Group is currently present in 30 countries, and also operates through its subsidiaries in Belgium, Hungary and South Africa.

With 7 billion transactions annually relating to cards, collections and payments, 61.7 million cards managed and 7.5 billion transactions on financial markets, SIA-SSB carries 11.1 thousand billion bytes of data on the network.

The Group is made up of six companies: the parent SIA-SSB, the Italian companies RA Computer (solutions and applications for banks, businesses and P.A.) and TSP (systems and services for companies and P.A.), SiNSYS (card processing) in Belgium, Perago (infrastructures for central banks) in South Africa and GBC (card processing and ATM/POS terminal management) in Hungary.

For more information, visit: www.siassb.eu

Trustwave

Trustwave

Trustwave is a leading provider of on-demand and subscription-based information security and payment card industry compliance management solutions to businesses and government entities throughout the world. For organizations faced with today's challenging data security and compliance environment, Trustwave provides a unique approach with comprehensive solutions that include its flagship TrustKeeper® compliance management software and other proprietary security solutions including SIEM, WAF, EV SSL certificates and secure digital certificates. Trustwave has helped hundreds of thousands of organizations-ranging from Fortune 500 businesses and large financial institutions to small and medium-sized retailers-manage compliance and secure their network infrastructures, data communications and critical information assets. Trustwave is headquartered in Chicago with offices throughout North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia.

For more information, visit https://www.trustwave.com

First Annapolis

First Annapolis

First Annapolis is a management consulting and mergers and acquisitions advisory firm specialized in advising clients on business strategy across the payments industry including credit cards, deposit access products, B2B, and emerging payments. The firm advises hundreds of clients a year in Europe, North America, and Latin America including dozens of assignments each year specific to card acquiring. Since the firm’s founding in 1991, acquiring has been a key focus and our experience includes supporting the world’s top acquirers and participating in many of the industry’s most significant deals. We are committed to helping our clients succeed by providing exceptional insights that generate lasting value.

For more information, please visit www.1st-annapolis.com

Visa

Visa

In Europe, there are over 399 million Visa debit, credit and commercial cards. In the 12 months ending March 2010 those cards were used to make purchases and cash withdrawals to the value of €1.4 trillion. 11.2% of consumer spending at point of sale in Europe is with a Visa card, and more than 70% of that is on Visa debit cards.

Visa Europe is owned and operated by more than 4,000 European member banks and was incorporated in July 2004. In October 2007, Visa Europe became independent of the new global Visa Inc., with an exclusive, irrevocable and perpetual licence in Europe. As a dedicated European payment system it is able to respond quickly to the specific market needs of European banks and their customers - cardholders and retailers - and to meet the European Commission’s objective to create a true internal market for payments.

Visa enjoys unsurpassed acceptance around the world. In addition, Visa/PLUS is one of the world’s largest global ATM networks, offering cash access in local currency in over 200 countries.

For more information, visit www.visaeurope.com

Alaric

Alaric
Alaric is a leading supplier of advanced technology payments-based products and services, headquartered in London with international offices in the US, Malaysia and Australia. Alaric provides financial institutions and processors with high performance payments authorisation and switching, payments integration and fraud detection solutions. Alaric’s products, representing the next generation of payments systems, are truly open, reliable, scalable and highly configurable without sacrificing performance. These solutions are designed to empower customers and remove the ‘platform lock-in’ so prevalent with the legacy systems banks are now looking to replace with Service Oriented Architectures. Oracle selected these products to form the heart of the Oracle Consumer Payments Services Hub.

For more information, please visit www.alaric.com

Inform

Inform

INFORM develops and markets software systems to optimise business processes on the basis of Operations Research and Fuzzy Logic. INFORM software takes its own intelligent decisions in real-time in the fields of fraud prevention and risk assessment for the credit, telecommunication and insurance business as well as in transport and intralogistics, in airport resource management, in production planning, sales planning and material management.

Complementing existing administrative IT solutions, these optimisation systems are applied to business operations where situation responsive, high quality decision making under time pressure is essential in order to boost productivity.

The differentiating factor between “classic” administrative software and this new breed of “add-on” optimisation systems is their capability to automatically decisions.

INFORM-systems optimise business procedures of worldwide companies focused on diverse businesses. INFORM employs over 400 staff from more than 30 countries at its sites in Aachen, Frankfurt and Chicago.

For more information, please visit www.riskshield.com

Compass Plus

Compass Plus

Compass Plus provides proven software and services for financial institutions, including retail banks and payment processors across the globe that operate in complex and rapidly changing business and technology environments. Compass Plus builds and quickly implements comprehensive and integrated payment technologies that allow customers to increase revenue and profits, and improve their competitive position by implementing flexible systems that meet market demands. With hundreds of successful projects spanning card, account and merchant management, card personalisation, payment processing, terminal driving, self-service channel management, mobile and electronic commerce implemented in record breaking time Compass Plus ensures our customers make the most of their technology investments. Compass Plus has a diverse customer base which spans over 100 retail banks, processing centres, national switches and personalisation centres in dozens of countries across Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, North and South America.

For more information, please visit www.compassplus.com

Discover Financial Services

Discover Financial Services

Discover Financial Services (NYSE: DFS) is a direct banking and payment services company with one of the most recognized brands in U.S. financial services. Since its inception in 1986, the company has become one of the largest card issuers in the United States. The company operates the Discover card, America's cash rewards pioneer, and offers personal and student loans, online savings products, certificates of deposit and money market accounts through its Discover Bank subsidiary. Its payment businesses consist of Discover Network, with millions of merchant and cash access locations; PULSE, one of the nation's leading ATM/debit networks; and Diners Club International, a global payments network with acceptance in more than 185 countries and territories.

For more information, please visit www.discoverfinancial.com

point international

point international

The Point Group is a leading provider of electronic payment solutions in Europe. The group helps customers in the Nordic and Baltic, in France and the UK deliver more efficient sales of merchandise and services through the provision of innovative and secure card payment solutions. Every day, more than 10 million secure card transactions are handled through Point solutions. The group currently supports 450,000 payment devices. Customers range from large high street retail names to small independent retailers as well as e-commerce sites. Point also operates an installed base of more than 5000 ATMs in the region. The group includes companies in the UK, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway and Sweden with over 600 employees.

The link to our website is www.point.se


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