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June 21, 2021

On the wires

ACI Worldwide Simplifies Student Payments for California Community Colleges

ACI Worldwide (NASDAQ: ACIW), a leading global provider of real-time digital payment software and solutions , today announced a partnership with the Foundation for California Community Colleges (FoundationCCC) to simplify student payments with ACI Speedpay. Once a college has adopted ACI Speedpay at their campus, students will be able to streamline college payments through ACI’s Student Payment Portal, which delivers a modern and mobile web experience.”

May 11, 2021

On the wires

ACI Worldwide Powers Payments Innovation for KNET

ACI Worldwide (NASDAQ: ACIW), a leading global provider of real-time digital payment software and solutions , today announced that it has expanded its partnership with KNET , Kuwait’s national electronic banking company, to launch a number of new and innovative digital payment services to support its customers during the COVID-19 pandemic. KNET, a long-standing ACI customer, offers end-to-end payment solutions for all financial institutions in Kuwait.”

April 21, 2021

On the wires

ACI Worldwide Recognized by Central Banking Magazine for Real-Time Payments Services

ACI Worldwide (NASDAQ: ACIW), a leading global provider of real-time digital payment software and solutions , today announced that it has been recognized by Central Banking Magazine with its 2021 Central Banking Award for Payments Services . The award highlights ACI as an important provider of real-time digital payments software, helping banks and small companies connect to core central bank infrastructure.”

April 19, 2021

On the wires

Less Than Half of Major Fuel Merchants Meet Extended EMV Deadline, According to New ACI Worldwide Data

“New data from ACI Worldwide (NASDAQ: ACIW), a leading global provider of real-time digital payment software and solutions , shows that as of April 17, 2021 — the extended EMV liability shift deadline — less than half (48%) of fuel merchants will meet EMV automated fuel dispenser (AFD) compliance mandates. As of the extended deadline, the liability for fraud will now shift from card issuers to fuel merchants. ACI surveyed fuel merchants that collectively represent 45,000 gas stations nationwide — including major oil companies, grocers and convenience stores. The data showed that only 50 percent of fuel merchants who were not fully implemented expect to be EMV compliant by the end of 2021.”

March 1, 2021

On the wires

ACI Worldwide and InComm Payments Partner to Digitize Cash Payments, Driving Financial Inclusion Amid the Pandemic

ACI Worldwide (NASDAQ: ACIW), a leading global provider of real-time digital payment software and solutions , and InComm Payments , a leading global payments technology company, today announced a partnership that will digitize cash payments through the use of a barcode payment token, making it easier for consumers to pay bills. For some consumers, such as the unbanked or underbanked populations, cash payments are essential. With ACI Speedpay and InComm Payments’ VanillaDirect Pay, consumers will follow the account provider’s process to get a barcode printed, scanned from a website, or sent to their phone via text or through ACI’s moBills digital wallet feature.”

February 22, 2021

On the wires

Mastercard and ACI Worldwide Announce First Real-Time Payments Infrastructure Collaboration With Cámara De Compensación Electrónica (CCE)

“Mastercard and ACI Worldwide (NASDAQ: ACIW), a leading global provider of real-time digital payment software and solutions , today announced that Cámara de Compensación Electrónica (CCE) will utilize the ACI Enterprise Payments Platform to accelerate financial institutions’ access to Mastercard’s Instant Payment Service, the new real-time payments managed service that will enter Industry Testing in Peru later this year.”

February 16, 2021

On the wires

ACI Worldwide and Auriga Partner to Launch Next-Generation ATM Acquiring and Self-Service Banking Platform

ACI Worldwide (NASDAQ: ACIW), a leading global provider of real-time digital payment software and solutions , today announced a partnership with Auriga , a market leader for omni-channel banking and payment systems. The companies will launch a next-generation ATM and self-service banking platform aimed at improving the omni-channel banking experience for consumers globally.”

February 3, 2021

On the wires

ACI Worldwide Powers Real-Time Payments Growth for Thailand’s National Interbank and Transaction Management and Exchange (ITMX)

ACI Worldwide (NASDAQ: ACIW), a leading global provider of real-time digital payment software and solutions , today announced that Thailand’s National Interbank Transaction Management and Exchange (ITMX) has successfully implemented ACI’s real-time payments solution to modernize Thailand’s bulk payments processing system and support continued real-time growth.”

January 21, 2021

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January 12, 2021

On the wires

ACI Worldwide and JCB Boost Merchant Acquiring Capabilities With Successful Global Rollout of Web API Payment Solution

ACI Worldwide (NASDAQ: ACIW), a leading global provider of real-time digital payment software and solutions , and JCB International Co., Ltd. (JCB), the international operations subsidiary of JCB Co., Ltd., Japan’s only international payment brand, today announced that JCB has completed the successful global rollout of its JCB Web API Service, including its Web API-based dispute function.”

December 3, 2020

On the web

Starboard Value Pushes Payments Firm ACI Worldwide to Pursue Sale

Bloomberg (paywall)

“Activist investor Starboard Value is urging ACI Worldwide Inc. to explore a sale, arguing that a takeover is more likely to create value for shareholders than the payment company’s standalone plan released last month. Starboard Managing Member Jeff Smith said in a letter to the company Wednesday that its revenue growth and margin targets are so conservative that it “seems almost impossible for management to miss.””

November 3, 2020

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September 29, 2020

On the wires

ACI Worldwide and Mastercard to Collaborate and Advance New Payment Solutions and Experiences for Customers

ACI Worldwide (NASDAQ: ACIW), a leading global provider of real-time digital payment software and solutions , and Mastercard, the global multi-rail payments technology company, today announced that they will partner to provide a wide range of real-time payment solutions globally. They will initially collaborate to offer best-in-class central infrastructure, payments localization and access solutions to central banks, scheme operators, financial institutions, payment service providers, and other organizations launching real-time payments initiatives.”

September 1, 2020

On the wires

ACI Worldwide and Partners Capsys and T-Systems Power Majority of Hungary’s Real-Time Payments

ACI Worldwide (NASDAQ: ACIW), a leading global provider of real-time digital payment software and solutions, today announced that it powers approximately 75 percent of Hungary’s real-time payments, after the successful go-live of the country’s domestic real-time scheme. The scheme mandates that all transactions below HUF10M ($34,000) must be processed immediately.”

June 16, 2020

On the wires

Banco Safra Launches in the U.S. With ACI Worldwide’s Cloud-Enabled Payments Solutions

ACI Worldwide, a leading global provider of real-time electronic payment and banking solutions , today announced that Banco Safra, the world’s largest privately-owned bank, will utilize ACI’s UP Retail Payments solution and UP Framework deployed in the public cloud via Microsoft Azure. Banco Safra will benefit from ACI’s cloud-enabled solutions and API connectivity as it expands its operations into the U.S. market with a new acquiring offering – SafraPay.”

June 1, 2020

On the wires

Conductor, Leading Brazilian Card Processor, Enters Latin America Acquiring Market With ACI’s Cloud-Enabled Solutions Powered by Microsoft Azure

ACI Worldwide, a leading global provider of real-time electronic payment and banking solutions, today announced that Conductor, a leading Brazilian-based card processor, is spearheading its entrance into the Latin American acquiring market using ACI’s UP Retail Payments and UP Payments Risk Management solutions, which it will deploy in the public cloud powered by Microsoft Azure.”

May 19, 2020

On the wires

ACI Worldwide Teams with Wundr to Power Cross-Border Payments with Instant Settlement for Mid-Tier Retailers

ACI Worldwide (NASDAQ: ACIW), a leading global provider of real-time electronic payment and banking solutions , today announced that Wundr, a retail payments platform that fuses B2C digital payments and B2B business banking, will power its payments with ACI’s UP eCommerce Payments solution . ACI’s secure eCommerce technology, integrating digital payments with multi-layered fraud management capabilities, gives Wundr a foundational platform upon which it can build a range of new products and services for mid-tier and large retailers, including instant settlement.”

May 12, 2020

Top Post

Global eCommerce Retail Sales Up 209 Percent in April, ACI Worldwide Research Reveals

“The COVID-19 crisis continued to drive global eCommerce sales in April, with the general retail sector experiencing 209 percent growth compared to the same period last year, according to an analysis by ACI Worldwide of hundreds of millions of eCommerce transactions from global online retailers. Following general retail, the gaming segment saw the biggest bump, up 126 percent in April. The sustained increase in eCommerce transaction volume reflects a full month of wide-ranging restrictions on in-store retail activity and other COVID-19-related measures, evidenced by average transaction volume growth of 23.5 percent in April versus the same period last year. By comparison, there was a 5.3 percent increase in March 2020, when lockdowns first came into effect.”

April 29, 2020

On the wires

ACI Worldwide’s Credit and Debit Card Management Capabilities Provide Payment Flexibility During COVID-19 Crisis

ACI Worldwide (NASDAQ: ACIW), a leading global provider of real-time electronic payment and banking solutions , is delivering financial institutions a series of card management features within its ACI Issuer product as part of its COVID-19 rapid response program. To address the growing financial challenges resulting from the COVID-19 crisis, ACI Issuer provides a series of capabilities — Installment Pay Option, Payments Holiday, Credit Card Expiry Bypass and Virtual Cards — to enable banks to respond more quickly to market demands and regulations.”

April 15, 2020

On the wires

ACI Worldwide Collaboration With Hi-Pay Is a Growth Catalyst for Mongolia’s Emerging Payments Ecosystem

“Hi-Pay selected ACI’s UP eCommerce Payments solution with its integrated secure payments gateway and fraud management capabilities, and connected with ACI’s UP Real-Time Payments solution, to provide a modern and internationally compatible payments system for the Mongolian market, which depends primarily on the domestic T-Card bank network. In addition to supporting the existing T-Card network, Hi-Pay will enable alternative payment methods such as Alipay and WeChat Pay, making these payment methods available through its own mobile wallet and merchant loyalty scheme.”

November 25, 2019

On the wires

ACI Worldwide Announces Integration With Salesforce Commerce Cloud

ACI Worldwide (NASDAQ: ACIW), a leading global provider of real-time electronic payment and banking solutions , today announced its integration with Salesforce Commerce Cloud, which provides personalized experiences for shoppers that span web, mobile, social and in-store. The integration allows customers to quickly deploy ACI’s UP eCommerce Payments and fraud management solution in Salesforce Commerce Cloud.”

September 23, 2019

On the web

July 31, 2019

On the wires

ACI Worldwide’s Mobile Payments Technology Supports Pay-In-Aisle Launch of British Convenience Food Retailing Giant, Co-op

businesswire

ACI Worldwide , a leading global provider of real-time electronic payment and banking solutions , today announced that its mobile payments technology is an essential component of the Co-operative Group’s new Pay-in-Aisle App. The Co-operative Group (Co-op) is one of the UK’s largest convenience food retailers with more than 2,600 stores and fuel sites across the country.   The app will be launched across 30 Co-op food stores in England, Scotland and Wales by early August 2019, utilizing the Mobile Commerce SDK that is part of ACI’s UP eCommerce Payments solution. The app allows customers to scan products on their own device as they shop and when they have finished, product costs are deducted from their Apple Pay or Google Pay accounts with a touch of a button. The technology sits alongside existing payment methods – including cashiers and self-scan tills.”

June 27, 2019

On the wires

ACI Worldwide Launches Real-Time Disbursement Services to Bill Payments Portfolio

businesswire

ACI Worldwide, a leading global provider of real-time electronic payment and banking solutions , today announced the launch of ACI Disbursement Services™. Part of ACI’s comprehensive UP Bill Payment solution, Disbursement Services allows businesses to send money to consumers’ bank accounts in real-time using their debit card. Backed by two of the world’s largest electronic payment networks, debit card disbursements use Visa Direct and Mastercard Send real-time payments platforms.”

October 2, 2018

On the wires

ACI Worldwide Powers Pan-European Real-Time Payments

“Available as part of its UP Real-Time Payments solution, ACI enables financial institutions of all sizes to rapidly offer TIPS pan-European instant payments services, with minimal cost, disruption and fast time to market. Offered as a cloud-service or on premise, the new solution capabilities are designed to scale up and can be quickly modified to suit the requirements of any other domestic or pan-European instant payments scheme.”

September 12, 2018

On the wires

ACI Worldwide and SWIFT Empower Banks to Take Advantage of Real-Time, Cross-Border Payments Revolution

“ACI, the first certified vendor of SWIFT gpi solutions and a SWIFT partner for more than 20 years, is offering two new capabilities to help banks derive the full value of SWIFT gpi – ACI Swift gpi Data Service and ACI SWIFT gpi Connect. Both are designed to enable banks to take full advantage of today’s new real-time, cross-border payment opportunities, and differentiate their services from competitors, both those that are gpi-enabled and those that have yet to join.”

July 11, 2018

On the wires

ACI Worldwide And PAX Bring Additional Payment Terminal Options For Merchants Globally

Business Wire

ACI Worldwide, a leading global provider of real-time electronic payment and banking solutions, and PAX, a global leader in the provision of secure electronic payment terminal solutions, have entered into a non-exclusive global agreement to offer additional payment terminal options for merchants worldwide. In addition, PAX payment terminals will be the first to receive nexo certification with ACI’s UP Merchant Payments solution. nexo certification enables fast, interoperable and borderless payments acceptance by standardizing the exchange of payment acceptance data between merchants, acquirers, payment service providers and other payment stakeholders.”

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