The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2018-01-10T06:15:54Z Tim Perry appointed as Country Manager of ABCorp NZ Limited 2018-01-10T06:15:54Z tim-perry-appointed-as-country-manager-of-abcorp-nz-limited US – January 10, 2018 – American Banknote Corporation (“ABCorp”), parent to ABCorp NZ Limited, is a leading provider of secure access, payment and identity solutions announced today the appointment of Mr. Tim Perry to the new role of Country Manager for New Zealand. Tim has been with ABCorp for over 21 years and, during this time, has achieved a track record of excellence in diverse roles across the Company, including Country Sales Management of New Zealand, Operations Manager of the Auckland Bureau and, more recently, as General Manager of our China Operations.  In Tim’s various roles, he has been an integral part of building and servicing strong relationships with some of the largest international corporations in the world. William (Bill) Brown, CEO of ABCorp, in making today’s announcement, stated “New Zealand is an innovative and important market for ABCorp.  Tim’s diversity of experience, past success and central role in developing many of our present strategic relationships in the region made him the obvious choice for the new position.  We are excited with the appointment of Tim as Country Manager and he will play an integral part in assisting in the growth and further development of the New Zealand market, where we have many long-standing and strategic client relationships.” About ABCorp:  pioneered secure credential solutions more than 220 years ago by assisting the newly formed Bank of the United States produce counterfeit-resistant currency and today continues to provide clients around the globe peace-of-mind with innovative secure credentials and solutions spanning payment, access and identification; physical, digital and mobile.  ABCorp has been involved in nearly every aspect of secure credentials and payments for the past 200 years and our customers span governments (federal and local), financial institutions, educational institutions, corporations and not-for-profit organizations.  No company in history matches ABCorp’s reputation for providing and protecting critical documents, sensitive information and state-of-the art solutions. Based in Stamford, Connecticut, ABCorp has offices and manufacturing facilities in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, China and South Africa.                                                                            ### The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners. For more information: William (Bill) Brown CEO American Banknote Corporation William.brown@abcorp.com www.abcorp.com ABnote Australasia Pty Ltd CEO to depart 2016-06-28T05:16:16Z abnote-australasia-pty-ltd-ceo-to-depart-2 Melbourne, AU – June 27, 2016 – ABnote Australasia Pty Ltd. (“ABnote”), a leading provider of secure access, payment and identity solutions announced today that its CEO, Mr. Nicholas Ficinus, has resigned in order to pursue other interests. Nicholas has been with ABnote for 14 years, having held numerous senior executive roles before being appointed as CEO of the unit in 2012. During his term as CEO he lead two major acquisitions including a production facility in China and the Australia Post’s document and mailhouse platform. William (Bill) Brown, the CEO of American Banknote Corporation (“ABCorp”), the parent company to ABnote, in making today’s announcement, says “the company is strongly positioned for future growth across all regions, and we will immediately take this opportunity to restructure along global reporting lines to enhance customer experience and leverage our significant global resources”. About ABCorp:  pioneered secure credential solutions more than 220 years ago by assisting the newly formed Bank of the United States produce counterfeit-resistant currency and today continues to provide clients around the globe peace-of-mind with innovative secure credentials and solutions spanning payment, access and identification; physical, digital and mobile.  ABCorp has been involved in nearly every aspect of secure credentials and payments for the past 200 years and our customers span governments (federal and local), financial institutions, educational institutions, corporations and not-for-profit organizations.  No company in history matches ABCorp’s reputation for providing and protecting critical documents, sensitive information and state-of-the art solutions. Based in Fort Lee, New Jersey, ABCorp has offices and manufacturing facilities in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, China, Germany, United Arab Emirates and South Africa. ### The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners. For more information: William (Bill) Brown CEO American Banknote Corporation wbrown@abnote.com www.abnote.com ABNOTE AUSTRALASIA ACQUIRES POST CONNECT 2015-02-09T02:41:04Z abnote-australasia-acquires-post-connect Melbourne, 09 February 2015 Fort Lee, New Jersey – 09 February 2015 – ABnote, a leading global card manufacturer and provider of secure transactional products and solutions, announced today that it had acquired all of the assets of Post Connect, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Australia Post.  ABnote stated that the acquisition of Post Connect, one of Australia’s largest provider of variable print and mail house services, would further enhance ABnote’s own mailhouse capabilities, making ABnote the third largest business in the space overall, and the region’s single largest supplier of secure transactional documents.”  In addition, according to ABnote Australasia’s Chief Executive, Nicholas Ficinus, “the Post Connect acquisition includes significant proprietary IP and know-how, strengthening communication channels for all of our clients, and complementing our already diverse multichannel solutions offerings in both document and digital platforms.” Mr Ficinus noted that the acquired business “allows for our clients to engage and connect effectively with their own customers, through integrated marketing solutions. The simple idea is to deliver smarter ways in order to connect with customers and assist in business growth.” ABnote Australasia’s Chief Operating Officer, Orlando Berne, added that “The acquisition of Post Connect will strengthen our print mailhouse capabilities significantly, with operations in Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney, Perth and Adelaide.”   About ABnote ABnote, with facilities in North America, Australasia, China and Africa, is a premier and trusted provider of innovative high security payment and identity solutions. We provide solutions to global customers including financial, retail, government, and many other commercial markets. ABnote’s primary products include financial cards (Dual Interface, EMV, magnetic stripe), identification and credential cards (Drivers’ Licenses, Healthcare cards, National ID cards, Student ID), transit cards, hotel, facility and theme park  access cards and membership programs, retail plastic cards (gift, loyalty, RFID), barcodes and labels and secure documents (vital records, certificates, passports, and more); along with complimentary secure services, including instant card issuance, NFC mobile payments, TSM, personalization, secure warehousing, distribution and fulfilment.    Media Contact: Isin Husnu M: +61 400 817 777 E: isin.husnu@abnote.com.au W: www.abnote.com.au GPS Extends its Global Strategy to Include Australasia 2014-07-01T23:11:13Z gps-extends-its-global-strategy-to-include-australasia Internet City, Dubai, 30 June 2014. Global Processing Services FZLLC (GPS), a leading prepaid processor, expanded its global reach with the launch of aprepaid travel card in Australia in partnership with a leading European programme manager and ABnote Australasia.   The personalised white-label travel card offers customers a convenient alternative to carrying cash, exchanging currency or using traveller’s cheques abroad, while also being a cost-effective way for travellers to withdraw cash rather than using a debit or credit card.   The deal strengthens GPS’s position as a leading global processor provider as Neil Weeks, Chief Commercial Officer, commented,“It has been a very exciting time for GPS to push forward into a new territory and we hope for continued success in Australia as we do see this region as a high growth market and we are optimistic for future success in Australia. GPS integrated seamlessly with both ABnote and anAustralian issuing bank; the programme was launched in a record time of four months, which included obtaining Visa certification for the territory.This is a fantastic achievement.”   Nathan Park, Sales Director of Corporate and Financial Services atABnote, commented, "We are extremely pleased with the partnership we have built with GPS to introduce the prepaid travel cards effortlessly into the Australasian markets and look forward to a strong ongoing relationship moving forward."   End   About GPS: GPS was formed in 2007 and is incorporated as a Free Zone Limited Liability Company in Dubai's Internet City, United Arab Emirates. During 2007 and 2008 GPS developed its core transaction processing platform from the ground up and completed its first payment scheme certification in January 2009. GPS is certified with MasterCard, Visa Europe and Visa Inc. and is Level 1 PCIDSS compliant. Press contact: Olivia McGarvey, mcgarvey@globalprocessing.ae Global Processing Services FZLLC 3214 Al Shatha Tower, Dubai Internet City Postal Address: Po Box 502677, Dubai, UAE   T:                          +971 (0) 4363 0972 E:                          info@globalprocessing.ae W:                         www.globalprocessing.ae     About ABnote ABnote, with facilities in North America, Europe, Africa, and Australasia, is a premier and trusted provider of secure products and solutions. We provide solutions to global customers including financial, retail, government, and many other commercial markets. ABnote’s primary products include financial cards (Dual Interface, EMV, magnetic stripe), identification and credential cards (Drivers’ Licenses, National ID cards, Student ID), transit cards, hotel, facility and theme park  access cards and membership programs, retail plastic cards (gift, loyalty, RFID), barcodes and labels and secure documents (vital records, certificates, passports, and more); along with complimentary secure services, including instant card issuance, NFC mobile payments, TSM, personalization, secure warehousing, distribution and fulfilment.  W: www.abnote.com.au ABnote Partners With SimplyTapp to Provide Integrated Mobile Solutions 2014-05-20T00:45:34Z abnote-partners-with-simplytapp-to-provide-integrated-mobile-solutions-1 Fort Lee, New Jersey – February 20, 2014 - ABnote, a leading global card manufacturer and provider of Near Field Communication (NFC) and Trusted Service Manager (TSM) based solutions, announced today it will integrate its existing TSM service with SimplyTapp’s Host Card Emulation (HCE) platform, creating the payment industry’s broadest offering of secure, cloud-based NFC solutions. The combined service will be hosted securely within ABnote’s certified global network of data centers, and will support both standard Secure Element (SE) cloud implementations and token based solutions. This service represents the first of its kind, allowing traditional retailers and financial institutions to compete through innovation with companies such as PayPal and Stripe. The combined HCE offering will be launched on April 1, 2014. John Ekers, ABnote’s Global CIO said, “After meeting the SimplyTapp team we quickly knew this to be a great fit. Their solution is a natural extension to our global network of certified TSM’s, and is consistent with our strategy of employing open architecture based technology, for maximum interoperability. Their secure cloud-based SE model offers us the ability to create a truly competitive pricing landscape, with support for multiple network and device configurations like offline tokens, benefiting consumers, issuers and mobile network operators alike. And because this is an Android platform, it’s already adopted by MNO’s, providing issuers with a faster, more secure and easier way to manage essential cardholder credentials.” Doug Yeager, SimplyTapp’s CEO commented “Extending a new breed of payment technology in this market, we built our open platform to provide tools for developers to integrate into their core offerings, enabling innovative mobile solutions. The relationship with ABnote is just what we envisioned. With both a retailer and financial institution focus, their secure cloud-based SP TSM and dedicated mobile development team, as well as their stellar reputation and global presence, will undoubtedly result in a combined offering that will meet both the technical and pricing needs of many issuers for powerful and affordable NFC technology.” In light of recent security breaches, the solution represents a two for one solution for financial institutions and retailers’ closed loop, decoupled debit, and open loop payments. This will allow them to move into a more secure model than magnetic stripe, and at the same time satisfy mobile payment initiatives; all while leveraging existing infrastructure. About ABnote ABnote, with facilities in North America, Europe, Africa, and Australasia, is a premier and trusted provider of secure products and solutions. We provide solutions to global customers including financial, retail, government, and many other commercial markets. ABnote’s primary products include financial cards (Dual Interface, EMV, magnetic stripe), identification and credential cards (Drivers’ Licenses, National ID cards, Student ID), transit cards, hotel, facility and theme park access cards and membership programs, retail plastic cards (gift, loyalty, RFID), barcodes and labels and secure documents (vital records, certificates, passports, and more); along with complimentary secure services, including instant card issuance, NFC mobile payments, TSM, personalization, secure warehousing, distribution and fulfillment. About SimplyTapp Founded in 2011, SimplyTapp creates new and powerful open platforms that enable developers to innovate and leverage mobile devices for tap-payments and other real-world transactions. The company's first platform leverages host card emulation (HCE) in conjunction with near field communications (NFC). It serves both retailers and financial institution’s mobile payments initiatives, allowing the existing developer infrastructure to innovate and provide a solid competitive offering to companies like PayPal and Stripe. https://www.simplytapp.com ABnote and SimplyTapp Launch HCE at Cartes America 2014-05-20T00:43:46Z abnote-and-simplytapp-launch-hce-at-cartes-america Fort Lee, New Jersey – May 13, 2014 - ABnote, a leading global card manufacturer and provider of Near Field Communication (NFC) and Trusted Service Manager (TSM) based solutions, and its strategic partner, SimplyTapp, the world leader in Host Card Emulation (HCE) services, announced that they have completed the integration of their joint offer, first announced in February of this year. The solution is based on SimplyTapp’s existing Card Agent and Applet Service, embedded within ABnote’s Visa / MasterCard certified Trusted Service Manager (TSM). The integrated solution is now market ready, and will be showcased at the Cartes America tradeshow in Las Vegas May 13 – 15. “We’re excited to bring to market the first scalable mobile payments solution for NFC enabled devices. The HCE technology makes use of the handsets embedded antenna and controller, while bypassing the Secure Element and providing a secure and agnostic approach to mobile payment”, said ABnote Global CIO John Ekers. “Consistent with the speed of adoption of HCE by Android, then Visa and Mastercard, we are extremely excited to offer the commercial capability only a few months after beginning this collaboration”, said SimplyTapp CEO, Doug Yeager. About ABnoteABnote, with facilities in North America, Europe, Africa, and Australasia, is a premier and trusted provider of secure products and solutions. We provide solutions to global customers including financial, retail, government, and many other commercial markets. ABnote’s primary products include financial cards (Dual Interface, EMV, magnetic stripe), identification and credential cards (Drivers’ Licenses, National ID cards, Student ID), transit cards, hotel, facility and theme park access cards and membership programs, retail plastic cards (gift, loyalty, RFID), barcodes and labels and secure documents (vital records, certificates, passports, and more); along with complimentary secure services, including instant card issuance, NFC mobile payments, TSM, personalization, secure warehousing, distribution and fulfillment. About SimplyTappFounded in 2011, SimplyTapp creates new and powerful open platforms that enable developers to innovate and leverage mobile devices for tap-payments and other real-world transactions. The company's first platform leverages host card emulation (HCE) in conjunction with near field communications (NFC). It serves both retailers and financial institution’s mobile payments initiatives, allowing the existing developer infrastructure to innovate and provide a solid competitive offering to companies like paypal and stripe. https://www.simplytapp.com   TUXEDO DRIVES INTERNATIONAL GROWTH FORWARD WITH ABNOTE 2014-01-30T22:04:54Z tuxedo-drives-international-growth-forward-with-abnote Melbourne, 30 January 2014 Tuxedo, its sights set on international expansion, has partnered with ABnote, a leading global supplier of secure documents, services and solutions, to help facilitate operations abroad and secure its share of the global marketplace.   ABnote will support Tuxedo in the area of international card production; utilising its global expertise and knowledge of country specific card formats and requirements. Plans are to enter the Australian marketplace in the first instance, where ABnote has been supplying secure document services since 1837, and to expand within the year to the United States.     Comments Tuxedo’s Chief Executive Officer, John Sharman,  “ABnote has a solid global reputation as the ‘best in class’ in the provision of international card production, including contactless technology, and secure document services, such as passports, driving licenses and stock certificates. With an emphasis on technological advancement, there is a strong commercial and strategic fit between the two companies, with Tuxedo at the frontline of technological change having invested heavily in the development of its market leading technology platform, the eccount.”   Developed in-house, Tuxedo’s award-winning eccount platform manages a full range of prepaid products and services across multiple form factors and allows the delivery of flexible and innovative payment solutions. Tuxedo’s international growth plans are ambitious, with targets to open an office in Australia at the end of the first quarter, followed shortly after with an office in the USA. Whilst the expansion is initially on the back of a global agreement with an existing client, the strategy it to use this as a platform for wider growth into the Australian and U.S. markets, and others beyond them. Tuxedo believes the partnership with ABnote will be instrumental in the success of its international strategy.     Steven Singer, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of ABnote comments: “We are delighted to announce the affiliation with Tuxedo and look forward to utilising our experience and expertise to support it in its strategic global growth. Tuxedo’s proven payment technology solutions, combined with our global presence and 219 years of experience positions both companies to successfully deliver robust end-to-end solutions for payment technology.”   About Tuxedo Money Solutions Tuxedo is one of the UK’s leading prepaid service providers delivering innovative payment technology solutions for businesses operating in the UK and abroad.  Founded in 2006, Tuxedo launched its first prepaid product in 2007 and following strategic investment in educating audiences of the advantages of prepaid solutions, it has gone on to build a client portfolio of more than 800 corporations and agencies. Tuxedo’s market leading eccount platform enables it to offer a comprehensive range of payment products and services, tailored to meet its clients’ requirements. From general spend and travel prepaid cards for consumer-focused brands to payroll cards and business payment solutions, Tuxedo’s offering includes fully branded cards, websites and mobile apps, virtual cards, alternative online banking, mobile P2P payment, PoS integration and cashback clubs. To find out more about Tuxedo Money Solutions, visit http://www.tuxedomoneysolutions.com/ About ABnote ABnote, with facilities in North America, Europe, Africa, and Australasia, is a premier and trusted provider of secure products and solutions. We provide solutions to global customers including financial, retail, government, and many other commercial markets. ABnote’s primary products include financial cards (Dual Interface, EMV, magnetic stripe), identification and credential cards (Drivers’ Licenses, National ID cards, Student ID), transit cards, hotel, facility and theme park  access cards and membership programs, retail plastic cards (gift, loyalty, RFID), barcodes and labels and secure documents (vital records, certificates, passports, and more); along with complimentarysecure services, including instant card issuance, NFC mobile payments, TSM, personalization, secure warehousing, distribution and fulfillment.  ABNOTE AUSTRALASIA PARTNERS TO DELIVER QANTAS CASH CARD 2013-12-17T05:11:20Z abnote-australasia-partners-to-deliver-qantas-cash-card Melbourne, 11 November 2013 Fort Lee, New Jersey – Nov xxx, 2013 – ABnote, a leading global card manufacturer and provider of financial and secure credentialing solutions announced today that ABnote Australasia has partnered with Qantas to deliver the next generation Qantas Frequent Flyer membership card.  The new-look membership card has been enhanced with functionality allowing Australia-based members to load money onto their card to use in Australia and overseas, giving members the opportunity to earn points on eligible purchases.1 The new card also acts as a multi-currency travel card, making travel more convenient.  Qantas has partnered with MasterCard® which means you can use the card wherever MasterCard is accepted electronically- at over 35 million locations in over 210 countries worldwide for everyday use in Australia, Qantas Cash allows purchases under $100 by using MasterCard PayPassTM where available. “When you consider all the different things it does, this really is the Swiss Army knife of cards,” Qantas Chief Executive Alan Joyce said. Qantas Loyalty Chief Executive Lesley Grant predicted it would encourage more people to join the Qantas Frequent Flyer program. She said there is now a “broad understanding” that the loyalty program extends beyond travel. ABnote was instrumental in ensuring the existing check-in and boarding pass functions continued to work in the new card design whilst further developing, the payments functionality. ABnote's extensive experience and knowledge of security features and smart card engineering and manufacturing ensure that all cards are equipped with EMV Dual Interface chip integration, facilitating Chip & PIN transactions. ABnote Group Chief Executive Officer & Chairman Steven Singer is proud of ABnote’s involvement in the success of Qantas Cash.  “We believe that in 2014 and beyond airline loyalty programs will evolve in a positive direction for consumers. Thanks to our experience with Qantas and our global presence, ABnote is well positioned to continue offering the leadership and range of solutions that will help airlines launch successful Membership & Payment experiences." “Qantas needed a partner with proven capability and commitment and we have pulled out all stops to deliver Qantas Cash, which will reach millions of Qantas’s loyal members,” said ABnote Australasia Chief Executive Officer Nicholas Ficinus. Qantas Loyalty Head of Prepaid Solutions, Ryan De Boer remarked on the ABnote relationship. “This has truly been a collaborative effort that has taken coordination between many suppliers in multiple locations. Together we succeeded in creating a market leading product.  Working with ABnote has been the right choice.  They continue to bring innovation into our discussions and share our desire in customer service. We look forward to working with them in the future." ABnote and Qantas will be co-presenting Qantas Cash at Cartes 2013, the world’s largest smartcard event, being held in Paris from November 19 – 22.   About ABnote ABnote, with facilities in North America, Europe, Africa, and Australasia, is a premier and trusted provider of secure products and solutions. We provide solutions to global customers including financial, retail, government, and many other commercial markets. ABnote’s primary products include financial cards (Dual Interface, EMV, magnetic stripe), identification and credential cards (Drivers’ Licenses, National ID cards, Student ID), transit cards, hotel, facility and theme park  access cards and membership programs, retail plastic cards (gift, loyalty, RFID), barcodes and labels and secure documents (vital records, certificates, passports, and more); along with complimentary secure services, including instant card issuance, NFC mobile payments, TSM, personalization, secure warehousing, distribution and fulfilment.    Media Contact: Isin Husnu M: +61 400 817 777 E: isin.husnu@abnote.com.au W: www.abnote.com.au 1 Points are earned on eligible purchases in accordance with the terms and conditions specified at qantascash.com. Eligible purchases do not include money orders, traveller’s cheques, gambling chips or purchasing foreign currencies in cash. You do not earn points when loading funds to your facility, transferring funds to another currency balance or another member’s facility or when withdrawing funds from ATMs or cashing out your facility balance. Purchases that are reversed, refunded or charged-back are also ineligible for points earn, in addition to fees incurred.