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Lead Story

New federal watchdog eyes prepaid cards


Industry Update

Heartland nearing closure on breach after favorable ruling

Forensics expert, Google differ on Wallet security

The future of contactless payments

Payment predictions for 2012


PCI SSC rolls out new SIGs

Highlights from Inside Microfinance

Patti Murphy
ProScribes Inc.

Show us the money! - Growing business online by accepting more forms of payment

Brian Crozier

Research Rundown

Online shopping up for holiday season 2011

Lessons from the lemonade stand

Selling Prepaid

Prepaid in brief

Banks exhibit 'appetite for prepaid'

The game card opportunity beyond U.S. borders


Street SmartsSM:
The Durbin Amendment: Bust or boon for the industry?

Bill Pirtle
C3ET Credit Card Consortia for Education & Training Inc.

Kick off 2012 with a plan for success

Peggy Bekavac Olson
Strategic Marketing

Keep it honest in 2012

Jeff Fortney
Clearent LLC

PCI: The year in review, the year to come

Tim Cranny
Panoptic Security Inc.

Company Profile

RocketPay LLC

PAX Technology Inc.

New Products

Going global with online payments

Global Gateway e4
First Data Corp.

A platform for multichannel retailers

Multi-Channel Retail Management Suite
Retail Anywhere


Work through discomfort, expand your reach


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New Products

Going global with online payments

Product: Global Gateway e4

With online purchases in the United States projected by Javelin Strategy & Research to reach $429 billion by 2015, safe and reliable solutions for processing card-not-present transactions have become a hot commodity.

In mid-December 2011, First Data Corp. introduced an online payment gateway to assist the growing number of e-commerce merchants who have chosen to expand payment acceptance globally.

"Based on extensive feedback from merchants, First Data is excited to launch the new Global Gateway e4, which delivers a comprehensive suite of payment services and is designed to enable easy integration from any website or mobile channel," said Phil Levy, Vice President, eCommerce for First Data.

One of the stated purposes of the gateway is to provide a broader set of global processing capabilities to merchants, regardless of size or technical skills.

Using simple application programming interfaces (APIs) and web-based interfaces, merchants can integrate via its real-time payment manager; a checkout hosted by First Data; or a web service API that allows merchant and/or third-party applications to securely process transactions.

"This new gateway is a continuation of our strategy to provide merchants with an expanding set of online payments capabilities including multicurrency processing, TransArmor tokenization, virtual gift cards, integrated fraud tools and flexible recurring billing services," Levy said, adding that merchants can add new payment types to websites as they expand into new global markets.

Payment options available through the gateway include traditional credit and debit cards, PayPal, gift cards, fixed and variable amount recurring billing, and multiple currencies and international payment processing options offered in a variety of languages.

Other features include dynamic reporting capabilities that enable merchants to create and manipulate transaction reports and search options for locating data quickly.

Describing how the system operates, First Date wrote, "Global Gateway e4 acts as a messenger to quickly and securely pass payment information between the consumer, the merchant, the bank acquirer and the consumer's bank to authorize and settle and fund all your card-not-present business."

The e4 gateway is 3D secure with a fully redundant infrastructure and 24/7 availability. First Data supports the new gateway through online instructional and training guides and a merchant support team that is ready to expedite issue resolution around the clock.

First Data Corp.

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