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Bottomline Technologies Slips but Damage May Be Slight

Bottomline Technologies Inc. shares have slipped since rumors began circulating on Wall Street in early April that it would miss its expected quarterly earnings. When the firm finally announced on April 14 that it would miss its earnings estimate by as much as $0.07 per share, Bottomline’s stock fell 17 percent in one day. Shares in Bottomline closed last Friday at $10.17, down from $14 per share in early April.

NCR Corp. says that Buffalo’s M&T Bank bought 390 NCR Personas 77 ATMs. Separately, NCR says that Europe’s KBC Group will replace its current ATMs in Belgium and France with NCR Personas M Series ATMs. (Contact: NCR Corp., 937-445-3784)

US Bank says it’s issuing a Rewards Visa Platinum Card for Sierra Trading Post and for Sportsman's Warehouse. (Contact: US Bank, 612-303-0732)

ACI Worldwide says it has a new version of its BASE24-es product designed for the British market. (Contact: ACI Worldwide, 402-390-8906)

bcgi says it has a reseller agreement with Telogic in which Telogic will be offering bcgi’s M-payments platform in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, China and other Asian markets. (Contact: bcgi, 781-904-5026)


CheckFree Corp.’s CheckFreePay unit says that Boost Mobile’s eRe-Boost “top-up” service is available at some CheckFreePay walk-in locations. (Contact: CheckFree Corp., 678-375-1595)


Electronic Clearing House Inc. says it hired Karl Asplund as senior vice president of sales, a new position. Asplund was last senior vice president of Genpass Technologies. Also, Ryan Granard joined the company as vice president of datacenter operations. (Contact: Electronic Clearing House Inc., 800-262-3246)


Hypercom Corp. says its Optimum P2100 PIN-entry payment device was qualified for Sociedade Interbancaria de Servicos' (SIBS) operations in Portugal. (Contact: Hypercom Corp., 602-504-5383)


Netvantage says that Merkle will be using Netvantage’s ItemAge payments engine for the lockbox operations Merkle runs for charities. (Contact: Netvantage, 301-459-9700)


Misys Banking Systems says that China Bohai Bank is using Misys Opics and its risk management module, Misys Opics Risk. Bohai is a new bank in China.(Contact: 852-2230-2302)


Open Solutions Inc. says that Pittsfield, Mass.-based Greylock Federal Credit Union is using its Complete Credit Union Solution. (Contact: Open Solutions Inc., 860-652-3153)


Payment Processing Inc. says that United Systems Technology Inc. will be re-selling Payments Processing’s credit card processing for utilities billing. (Contact: 510-795-4988)


Paymetric Inc., says it hired Ken Naumann for a new position, senior vice president, sales and marketing. Nauman was last vice president of worldwide sales for Guidance Software. (Contact: Paymetric Inc., 713-895-2066)


Viewpointe says that SunTrust is the first bank to use its image-exchange connection with the Federal Reserve. (Contact: Viewpointe, 704-602-6654)


VeriFone Holdings Inc says that MICROS Systems Inc. has integrated VeriFone’s Vx 670 mobile payment system into its MICROS RES 4.0. payments system and will be selling it on North American restaurants. (Contact: VeriFone Holdings Inc., 508-283-4112)