Prepaid + Payment Kiosks = The Perfect Fit

Bill payment kiosks provide a boost for the launch of prepaid programs.


Automated retail could be a mobile payments kickstarter

The ubiquity of vending may help push mobile payments into the mainstream.

With Register, Jack Dorsey wants to speed up the restaurant biz

Square Register is tailored to quick-service restaurants, for now.

Fifth Third could put the shine on Bling Nation's mobile payments

Big banks, major payment processors and mobile payment firms are partnering as they prep for smart phone payments.

Senate passes interchange restriction bill

In a surprise move, the U.S. Senate last night passed the Electronic Check Parity Act of 2010, which would give the Federal Reserve Board oversight authority on the fees imposed on debit transactions.

Will chip-and-PIN mean fewer transactional kiosks in the future?

Commentary: Differing payments regulations may be to blame for the widening gap in European and U.S. installed base numbers.

Maximizing self-service revenue with credit card processing

Commentary: The credit card-processing industry is far more complicated than it seems. To maximize self-service profitability, deployers must understand how processing works and use it to their advantage.

PCI compliance dominates talk at NACStech

David Drain, executive director of the Self-Service and Kiosk Association, recently attended the NACStech tradeshow, held last month in Grapevine, Texas. Here, a wrap-up of what attendees saw on the show floor.

Video game rental, purchase, trade-in hitting entertainment kiosk market

E-Play has announced a retail partnership that brings video game trade-in to the entertainment kiosk. Will other self-service players follow suit?  

Fiserv's new billpay solution for checkout faces challenges

Experts say Fiserv's plan to take bill payment to the self-checkout lane at supermarkets and payday lenders could run the risk of cannibalizing itself.  

A cashless society?

A survey reveals increase in some consumers' use of cash.

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Versatile Credit kiosks and Crest Financial to 'simplify' credit app for retailers

Draper, Utah-based "no credit needed" financing company Crest Financial has announced a partnership with financial kiosk provider Versatile Credit in an effort to provide faster and simpler credit approvals.

Genesis Credit provides secondary lending at Versatile Credit kiosks

Versatile Credit, a Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania-based provider of technology linking lenders with consumers, announced today a partnership with Genesis Credit as a secondary lending source for Versatile Credit kiosk solutions.

Credit applicants receive retail discounts at in-store kiosks

Versatile Credit, a provider of solutions linking lenders with credit applicants, announced the integration of their credit kiosks with promotional campaigns from Mail America, according to a company statement. Mail America's multimedia promotion is designed to offer discounts to customers...

Church donation kiosk named on 'best of the best' list

inLighten, providers of self-service kiosks, digital signage and interactive products, announced today that its iGIVE Digital Donation Kiosk has been selected by Religious Product News as one of its 'Best of the Best' Hot Products for 2013. The kiosk solution...

Qgiv kiosk boosts donations at ASU Catholic center

Qgiv, a provider of online and mobile donation solutions, announced that Arizona State University's Catholic Newman Center has raised more than $47,000 through the use of Qgiv's iPad-based donation kiosk. Located at ASU's Tempe campus, the All Saints Catholic Newman...

Retail Customer Experience publishes comprehensive guide to PCI DSS compliance

Retail Customer Experience has announced the publication of "Understanding PCI DSS and Payment Card Security," a comprehensive guide to card payment security. The report lays out the 12 requirements for compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI...

NRT Technology Corp. growing in casino industry

NRT Technology Corp., a deployer of cash-handling solutions for the casino industry, has renewed and won several contracts to provide casinos with its QuickJack ticket-redemption kiosks, QuickJack Attendant Jackpot-dispensing kiosks and its multi-function QuickTouch kiosks. "Gaming operators can now count...

Gamblers getting fast cash at casino kiosks

Gamblers now have speedy access to cash when they use M3 Technology's Cash Access Kiosks, according to a press release from M3T, the creator of the kiosks and a provider of gaming information technology and casino management systems. The one-stop...

ATM and kiosk firm BBS Denmark changes name to Cryptera

Copenhagen-based BBS Denmark announced its international business will be conducted under a new name: Cryptera. The new brand name is intended to strengthen the company’s position and provide a strong platform for continued growth and business development on the international...

Hypercom signs distribution deal with MCS

Scottsdale, Ariz., based Hypercom Corporation announced that MCS Micronic Computer Systeme GmbH will resell Hypercom's high security Artema Modular payment system in Germany. The Berlin-based MCS, Hypercom's first distribution partner in Germany for the self-service market, plans to initially deploy at least 1,000 of the units.

Continental Prison Systems taking two Colorado jails cashless

Continental Prison Systems Inc., dba EZ Card & Kiosk, announced today that it has scheduled the full installation of the EZ Technology line-up of products and services for two Colorado county jails. The Clear Creek County and Montrose County jails,...

Continental Prison Systems getting ready to make Utah jail 'cashless'

Continental Prison Systems Inc., dba EZ Card & Kiosk, which bills itself as "the industry leader for taking city and county jails ‘cashless'," is scheduled to install its EZ Technology lineup in the Davis County (Utah) Jail next month. The...

Component provider ID TECH joins Secure POS Vendor Alliance

ID TECH, a provider of mag-stripe and smart-card readers and other peripheral devices, today announced it has joined the Secure POS Vendor Alliance (SPVA). The SPVA is a nonprofit organization founded by payments industry leaders Hypercom, Ingenico and VeriFone whose...

L-1 Identity Solutions introduces driver's license processing kiosks

L-1 Identity Solutions, a provider of identity solutions and services, today announced the release of automated kiosks for processing driver's license renewals and replacements. L-1 says the kiosks will first be deployed today at the Mississippi Department of Public Safety...

ID TECH releases new mag-stripe card reader

ID TECH, a manufacturer of custom and standard POS and self-service peripherals, has announced the release of its SecureMag magnetic-stripe reader. According to a news release from ID TECH, SecureMag supports Triple DES and AES encryption technology with Derived Unique Key per Transaction (DUKPT) key management.

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