NEW YORK, June 16, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ACI Worldwide
(Nasdaq:ACIW), a leading international provider of payment systems,
today announced the appointment of banking technology specialist James
Farrell to the role of managing director for the Pacific region,
covering Australia and New Zealand.
James Farrell brings extensive experience in payments, cards and core
banking to the role at ACI, and will be focused on strengthening and
extending ACI's relationships with financial service providers and
retailers in the region. He will report to Jeremy Wilmot, ACI's
president for Asia Pacific.
James Farrell said, "ACI Worldwide has an opportunity to deliver
competitive advantage through innovation and efficiency across the card
payments, BECS1 and SWIFT payments value chains. ACI has packaged
global best practices in payments processing, back office and fraud
management to enable local banks to drive market share as corporates,
merchants and consumers increasingly shop around for the best deal."
Jeremy Wilmot, President Asia Pacific at ACI said, "Through the recent
acquisitions, ACI now offers even greater breadth of solutions for
financial service providers and retailers encompassing fraud detection
and prevention, integrated rewards management as well as the market
leading scalable, and agile payments engine. Australia and New Zealand
are a strategic focus for ACI, and by combining James's leadership and
experience, with ACI solutions and services teams, we have a winning
team with a proven track record."
ACI Pacific provides solutions to more than 20 financial institutions
(including the four major banking groups), processors and telcos across
Australia and New Zealand. These solutions are specifically in the
areas of card payments, wholesale payments, fraud management,
anti-money laundering, system monitoring and testing. These solutions
represent critical components of the ACI agile approach to continuous
improvement towards a unified payments infrastructure, in line with the
initiate, manage, secure and operate initiative.
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About ACI Worldwide
ACI Worldwide powers electronic payments for more than 800 financial
institutions, retailers and processors around the world, with its broad
and integrated suite of electronic payment software. More than 90
billion times each year, ACI's solutions process consumer payments. On
an average day, ACI software manages more than US$12 trillion in
wholesale payments. And for more than 160 organizations worldwide, ACI
software helps to protect their customers from financial crime. To
learn more about ACI and understand why we are trusted globally, please
visit www.aciworldwide.com. You can also find us on
www.paymentsinsights.com or on Twitter @ACI_Worldwide.
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