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Strong demand for unembossed cards says DCS

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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (11/18/08)--There is strong demand for unembossed, “flat” card instant issuance among financial institutions, said Dynamic Card Solutions (DCS). DCS already has received orders for roughly 1,300 new card printers. About 98% of all global transactions are processed electronically, which eliminates the need for embossed characters, DCS said. DCS’ card printer, the FCP 20/20, is coupled with DCS’ CardWizard software, which allows credit unions to customize debit, credit and prepaid cards.

Intuit products ease payroll issues

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (11/18/08)--Intuit’s Billing Manager--an online billing tool-- is now supported by the Safari web browser, the iPhone and electronic checks, the company announced last week. Billing Manager provides free unlimited invoicing and credit-card processing for an extra fee. Billing Manager also lets users create and send invoices with their business logo, track paid bills and send reminders, and ensures that small business owners are paid quickly. About 22 million small businesses are waiting for $1,500 in overdue payments each month, creating a $33 billion strain on their cash flow, an Intuit survey indicated. Survey respondents also indicated that 33% of business owners are chasing more overdue payments than last year. Intuit provides business and financial management solutions for financial institutions, including credit unions.