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Other companies should look to Starbucks on how to offer prepaid programs

Credit Unions should learn from Starbucks Coffee Co. when it comes to offering prepaid and present tiered rewards to users, according to an opinion piece in CU Insight. The article points out how Starbucks is now holding more consumer funds than many banks. The issue for credit unions and other financial institutions is making sure […]

Posible robo de datos de tarjetas de credito de los clientes a mas de 20 hoteles

Más de 20 hoteles operados Starwood, Marriott, Hyatt e Intercontinental operados por HEI Hotels & Resorts sufrieron un ataque con malware con el objetivo de robar datos de miles de transacciones de comida, bebidas y otros servicios prestados en esos hoteles. Norwalk, HEI en Connecticut, dijo que el malware que encontraron en los sistemas de HEI fue diseñado para obtener data de […]

Bancos líderes en tarjetas de crédito en Panama

En Panamá, los cinco bancos que lideran el ranking de financiamiento en tarjetas son BAC International Bank, el Banco General, Scotiabank, Banesco y Banistmo. De acuerdo a cifras de la Superintendencia de Bancos, BAC International Bank acapara el 22.2% del mercado de tarjetas de créditos, el Banco General el 16.4%, Scotiabank el 15.9%, Banesco el […]

WalMart sues Visa for resisting use of PIN-based transactions

Wal-Mart Stores Inc filed a lawsuit against Visa Inc, saying the payments network operator was resisting the use of personal identification numbers (PINs) by customers for purchases made on debit cards at its stores. Wal-Mart and other U.S. retailers have pushed their payment partners to allow customers to use PINs instead of old-school signatures in […]

New Credit Card Scam / Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: With only basic knowledge in coding and the use of a web debugging proxy, several syndicates took to their computers to “purchase” electronic and luxury appliances from online shopping companies. They would visit the online shopping websites and purchase all their items using phony credit card details while the debugging app was activated. […]

Tarjetas de crédito encabezan reclamos en Bancos de Panama

Las tarjetas de crédito encabezan la lista de un total de los 114 reclamos que de enero a marzo recibió la Gerencia de Servicio de Atención al Cliente Bancario de la Superintendencia de Bancos de Panamá (SBP). Transacciones no reconocidas, duplicidad de cargos, casos de fraude y clonación, así como desacuerdo con los cargos aplicados […]

PCI To Publish New Version April 28 With More Strict Authentication, Service Provider Rules

“The most important point is that the change to the requirement is intended for all administrative access into the cardholder data environment, even from within a company’s own network. This applies to any administrator, whether it be a third party or internal, that has the ability to change systems and other credentials within that network […]

Time to update ISO8583 in card payment transactions?

The messages used in card payment transactions are still based on the ISO8583 messaging standard originally published in 1987. The standard has of course been updated on a number of occasions (1993, 2003) though the latest version has not become widely used. Perhaps some time in the future we will get a widely used standard […]

EMV Shows Slow Progress

It’s a marathon, not a sprint—which is how the EMV transition might be described. While credit card issuers and payments companies indicate that a majority of credit cards now have the embedded chip, that does not capture the reality of limited EMV POS usage. As colleague, Alex Johnson, points out in the Bloomberg report, entering […]

Computerworld Suggests Linking Gift Cards to Purchasing Cards to Prevent Fraud

“What thieves often do is take advantage of a technology hole with most retailers. That hole is that the specific identifying numbers of gift cards are not always tied to the card that made the purchase. In other words, when a bank shuts down credit or debit card 123456, there is usually not an automatic […]

Happy Holidays from Emetec

Dear Clients and Partners, As 2015 is coming to an end, a big THANK YOU to all our clients, partners and everyone else we’ve had the pleasure working with, for making 2015 such an enjoyable year. Please note will work until noon on December 24th and December 31st and will be closed on December 25th […]

Horarios de Emetec para Noviembre 2015

Estimados Clientes, Por motivos de Feriados Nacionales en Panama estos seran nuestros horarios de Atencion : Administracion/Ventas/Contabilidad : Parcialmente Abierto : 2 y 6 de Noviembre. Cerrado : 3,4,5,10, 28, todos los Sabados y Domingo. Operaciones/Soporte Tecnico : Abierto 24/7 todo el mes (acorde a nuestro A.N.S.). Felices Fiestas, EMETEC

Recodificacion de tarjetas para la nueva base de datos

Estimados Clientes, El proceso de actualización de la base de datos culminó la semana pasada. Estamos recodificando las tarjetas para que puedan ser procesadas en la nueva base de datos. Todas las tarjetas recodificadas serán procesadas mas rápido a través de la terminal física, podrán ser utilizadas a través de la terminal web y tendrán […]

Emetec – Actualizacion de base de datos y mejoras al Servicio

Estimados Clientes, Entre el Lunes 31 de Agosto y Viernes 4 de Septiembre de 2015 estaremos realizando un upgrade a nuestra base de datos y durante este periodo de tiempo las terminales conectadas a la red de Emetec / MercadoRegalo presentarán interrupciones en donde no se podrá utilizar las terminales ni transaccionar. Esta actualización es […]

Emetec – Actualizacion a las Politicas de la Empresa y Terminos/Condiciones de Servicio

Estimados Clientes, Hemos actualizado nuestras Politicas de la Empresa y Terminos & Condiciones de Servicio. Para conocer la nueva version (20150826A) por favor click aqui o ir a : http://grupoemetec.com/otras-paginas/politicasyterminosdeuso.html Cualquier consulta estamos para servirle, EMETEC

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