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RECENT MEDIA COVERAGE HIGHLIGHTS SUPPORT OF INTERNET GAMBLING REGULATION
August 2010:     Editorials, Commentary Urge Internet Gambling Regulation     With the House Financial Services...

INTERNET GAMBLING REGULATION BILL OVERWHELMINGLY PASSES COMMITTEE WITH BI-PARTISAN SUPPORT
August 2010:           Internet Gambling Bill Passes with Additional...

INTERNET GAMBLING LEGISLATION GAINS MOMENTUM AND U.S. CHAMBER SUPPORT
          July 2010:   Internet Gambling Regulation Takes Center Stage before House Financial...

32,000 NEW JOBS AND $94B IN EXPENDITURES -- ECONOMIC IMPACT OF INTERNET GAMBLING REGULATION
April 2010:         New Study Highlights Job Creation and Economic Impact of Regulation  ...

PROJECTED REVENUE INCREASES TO $72 BILLION WITH NEW INTERNET GAMBLING BILL; AGA ANNOUNCES SUPPORT FOR REGULATION
  March 2010:             New Internet Gambling Legislation Introduced...

NEW LEGISLATION TO REFORM TAX CODE INCLUDES PROVISIONS TO LEGALIZE, REGULATE AND TAX INTERNET GAMBLING
February 2010:   (Washington, D.C. - February 23, 2010) The Safe and Secure Internet Gambling Initiative applauds the introduction of legislation...

ONLINE PAYMENT PROCESSING GROUP ESTABLISHES U.S. OFFICE TO ASSIST COMPANIES IN COMPLIANCE WITH PENDING INTERNET GAMBLING LEGISLATION
February 2010:   WILTON, Conn. , Feb. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Anticipating the passage of federal legislation to regulate online gambling,...

REP. MCDERMOTT OP-ED: ALL BETS ARE NOT OFF ON SUPER BOWL SUNDAY
  February 2010: Wide-Spread Illegal Super Bowl Gambling Demonstrates Need for Policy Change In an op-ed that...

HARVARD STUDY, CNBC INVESTIGATION, NBA OFFICIAL ADD TO SUPPORT FOR REGULATED INTERNET GAMBLING
December 2009:     New Harvard Study Touts Regulating Online Gambling for Consumer Safety A new study...

UC GROUP AUDITED ACCOUNTS FOR 2008
December 2009: The UC Group audited accounts for 2008 can now be viewed and downloaded from the documents section within the investor centre of the...

EXPERTS TESTIFY IN SUPPORT OF INTERNET GAMBLING REGULATION
December 2009:   Financial Services Committee Hearing Paves Way for Vote on Internet Gambling Legislation On Thursday, experts in...

CHAIRMAN FRANK'S INTERNET GAMBLING HEARING PAVES WAY FOR VOTE ON REGULATORY BILL
December 2009:   Tomorrow, December 3, the House Financial Services Committee will discuss Chairman Barney Frank's (D-MA) legislation to regulate...

IMPLEMENTATION OF INTERNET GAMBLING BAN DELAYED; CONGRESSIONAL HEARING SCHEDULED
November 2009: Obama Administration Delays Internet Gambling Ban Implementation Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and Federal Reserve...

REP. POLIS CALLS FOR REGULATION TO REPLACE FAILED INTERNET GAMBLING PROHIBITION
November 2009:       In an op-ed published in today's Roll Call , Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO) argues regulating Internet...

JOINT COMMITTEE ON TAXATION PROJECTS INTERNET GAMBLING REGULATION WOULD GENERATE NEARLY $42 BILLION IN NEW REVENUE
October 2009: (Washington, D.C. – October 29, 2009) As Congress considers how to pay for health care reform and other critical programs, a Joint...

SENATOR PROPOSES USE OF INTERNET GAMBLING REVENUE TO HELP FUND HEALTH CARE REFORM
September 2009: An increased focus on the benefits of Internet gambling regulation are expected as the Senate Finance Committee considers a proposal...

ONLINE ADS PROMOTE OPPORTUNITY TO GENERATE BILLIONS IN NEW REVENUE
September 2009: The Safe and Secure Internet Gambling Initiative has kicked off an online advertising campaign in support of the Internet Gambling...

GROWING CO-SPONSOR LIST DEMONSTRATES BIPARTISAN SUPPORT FOR REGULATED INTERNET GAMBLING
July 2009: The Internet Gambling Regulation, Consumer Protection and Enforcement Act (H.R. 2267) introduced by Rep. Barney Frank, chairman of...

CHAIRMAN FRANK'S BILL TO REGULATE INTERNET GAMBLING REACHES 50 CO-SPONSORS
July 2009: (Washington, D.C. - July 28, 2009) We are pleased to report that there are now 50 members of Congress signed on as co-sponsors of the Internet...

EUROPEAN COMMISSION FINDS U.S. VIOLATES TRADE AGREEMENT; INTERNET GAMBLING LAW WOULD RESOLVE DISPUTE
June 2009: The European Commission issued a report today that finds U.S. laws on Internet gambling are legally not justified and are discriminatory...

NEW INTERNET GAMBLING LEGISLATION WOULD PROTECT CONSUMERS AND GENERATE BILLIONS IN NEW REVENUE
May 2009: Representative Barney Frank (D-MA), Chairman of the House Committee on Financial Services, and Representative Jim McDermott (D-WA) today are...

NEW INTERNET GAMBLING LEGISLATION TO BE INTRODUCED BY FINANCIAL SERVICES COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN BARNEY FRANK
May 2009: Updated analysis estimates regulation will generate up to $63 billion in new government revenue over ten years Barney Frank (D-MA),...

RETAIL FRAUD 2009
April 2009: John Lyons to chair online fraud programme John Lyons, SecureTrading’s Head of Group Risk & Security, will be chairing the online...

EUROPEAN COMMISSION INVESTIGATION FINDS U.S. LAWS ON INTERNET GAMBLING VIOLATE TRADE AGREEMENT
March 2009: U.S. regulation of Internet gambling would resolve trade dispute As part of a formal investigation, the European Commission has...

HERBERT BROWN SELECTS SECURETRADING FOR ONLINE PAYMENT
March 2009: Herbert Brown , the high class jewellers and pawnbrokers, has appointed SecureTrading to provide payment services for a new online retail site....

INTERNET GAMBLING REGULATION PROVIDES OPPORTUNITY TO GENERATE TENS OF BILLIONS FOR GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS
February 2009: Projections Reflect Increased Gambling by Americans Despite Attempts to Prohibit the Activity An updated...

MOBILE PARTNERS GROUP CHOOSES SECURETRADING
January 2009: Mobile Partners Group has appointed SecureTrading, the UK's leading independent Internet Payment Service Provider (PSP), to provide a...

"60" MINUTES" AND WASHINGTON POST COVERAGE HIGHLIGHT WHY CONGRESS SHOULD REGULATE INTERNET GAMBLING AND PROTECT CUSTOMERS
December 2008: Jeffrey Sandman, spokesperson for the Safe and Secure Internet Gambling Initiative, today issued...

192BUSINESS AND SECURETRADING JOIN FORCES TO PROVIDE AN EFFECTIVE BARRIER AGAINST FRAUD
November 2008: 192business.com, the leading identity verification supplier and SecureTrading, the UK's leading independent Internet Payment Service...

NO EXCUSE FOR UNDERAGE SALES ONLINE
October 2008: Online retailers no longer have an excuse for selling restricted goods and services to children as technology now exists that can check and verify...

REVAS WINS COVETED AWARD FOR BAKER TILLY
November 2008: SecureTrading partner Baker Tilly’s leading and innovative suite of online accounting services, Revas, has scooped a coveted award at the...

BUSH ADMINISTRATION MOVES FORWARD ON MIDNIGHT RULEMAKING TO FORCE BANKS TO BAN INTERNET GAMBLING
November 2008: NFL Lobbyist Turned Political Appointee Accused of Improper Involvement in Rush to Issue Regulations The Bush Administration is working...

MAXIMILES PARTNERS WITH SECURETRADING TO PROMOTE IPOINTS.CO.UK
October 2008: Maximiles, the leading European provider of online marketing services and loyalty solutions, announces that it will start working with one of the...

DEPUTY FIRST MINISTER LENDS SUPPORT TO SECURETRADING
October 2008: Ieuan Wyn Jones, the Deputy First Minister of Wales, visited SecureTrading, the leading independent payment service provider (PSP), at its offices...

SAFE AND SECURE INTERNET GAMBLING INITIATIVE CALLS FOR KENTUCKY GOVERNOR TO SUPPORT INTERNET GAMBLING REGULATION
October 2008: Governor urged to reconsider attempt to prohibit Internet gambling Jeffrey Sandman, spokesperson for the Safe and Secure...

SECURETRADING TAKES A STAND AGAINST FRAUD
26th September 2008: New counter-fraud tools provide enhanced security solution for online merchants Today, SecureTrading took the lead in cracking down...

INTERNET FRAUD SPIRALS OUT OF CONTROL
September 2008: Leading figures call for united stand against online criminals SecureTrading, the UK’s leading independent internet payment service...

KEY CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE VOTES TO CLARIFY INTERNET GAMBLING BAN
September 2008: Legislation would ease burden for U.S. financial services institutions  A bill that would relieve a significant burden on U.S....

FINANCIAL SERVICES CHAIRMAN MOVES TO PROTECT FINANCIAL SERVICE INDUSTRY AND CLARIFY LAWFUL INTERNET GAMBLING ACTIVITIES
September 2008: House Committee on Financial Services Chairman Barney Frank (D-Mass.) today introduced the Payments System Protection Act of 2008, which...

SECURETRADING COUNTER FRAUD SERVICES EVENT
September 2008: SecureTrading has only one ambition - to provide our customers with the highest standards of service and product offerings. That is why we...

SECURETRADING SPONSORS IMRG ONLINE GREEN AWARDS
July 2008: For the second year running SecureTrading are proud to announce that we will be sponsoring the Large Retailer Award, to be judged by an independent...

SECURETRADING LAUNCHES NEW PACAKAGES
July 2008: Following their recent Merchant and Partner surveys SecureTrading have identified from the feedback that Acquiring services and the ability...

US EFFORTS JANUARY - JULY 2008
July 2008: This is the 3rd article in a series on the regulatory initiative of the UC Group in the U.S. and covers the period 1 January 2008 to 31 July 2008....

PROFESSOR ASSAILS INACCURATE CLAIM BY CONGRESSMAN, ENGOURAGES RESPONSIBLE INTERNET GAMBLING REGULATION
July 2008: Dr. Jeffrey L. Derevensky, a leading professor at McGill University, contends that Rep. Spencer Bachus (R-Ala.) incorrectly cited the...

CONGRESS MOVES TO DEDICATE $40 BILLION IN INTERNET GAMBLING REVENUE FOR JOB TRAINING AND FOSTER CARE PROGRAMS
July 2008: Legislation's introduction shows continued support for Internet gambling regulation Rep. Jim McDermott (D-Wash.) introduced legislation...

KEY CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE REACHES STALEMATE ON NEW REGULATIONS TO ENFORCE INTERNET GAMBLING BAN
June 2008: Republicans Said ‘No' to Amendment Helping Credit Unions, Banks An amendment to develop new regulations to enforce the...

HOUSE COMMITTEE TO VOTE ON SUSPENDING INTERNET GAMBLING BAN
June 2008 Current law unduly burdens U.S. financial services institutions (Washington, D.C. - June 20, 2008) - On June 24, 2008, the House Committee...

SECURETRADING TO EXHIBIT AT INTERNET WORLD 2008
March 2008:   SecureTrading is pleased to announce their attendance at Internet World 2008. The show runs from Tuesday 29th April to Thursday 1st May at Earls...

ONLINE - NO LONGER NICHE
IMRG Column - Retail Systems Q1, 2008 March 2008: Over the past 20 years we as a nation have managed to spend more every December than we did the previous...

IMRG CAPGEMINI E-RETAIL SALES INDEX
WEB SALES RISE 35% IN MARCH April 2008 (reporting March 2008 sales): The IMRG Capgemini Index which tracks 'online sales', defined as 'transactions...

SECURETRADING & BAKER TILLY - YOUR ACCOUNTING PROBLEMS SOLVED
June 2008: SecureTrading have teamed up with , one of the world’s largest Accounting firms, to give our merchants access to the Baker Tilly online accounting...

SECURETRADING PARTNER OFFER
June 2008: Recommend SecureTrading exclusively and reap the rewards... Our Partner Survey, conducted last year, identified that over 50% of our partners would...

SECURETRADING MERCHANT CASE STUDIES
June 2008: Earlier this year Marie set up Flowerssimply , an online flower company she launched after she identified that none of the large online...

PEAK E-SHOPPING DAY
January 2008: Online shopping sales over Christmas were up 106% on last year, far higher than expected, new research from SecureTrading and eDigitalResearch...

SUMMARY OF THE OLSWANG GAMBLING UPDATE
December 2007: Please click here or enter http://www.olswang.com/updates/gambling_dec07 into your internet browser to read the full edition of the Gambling...

UC GROUP SETS OUT EFFORTS FOR US INTERNET GAMBLING REGULATION INITIATIVES
December 2007: Following the introduction of the Frank and McDermott Bills to the regulatory arena and the Financial Services (Full) Committee hearing on the...

SECURETRADING CHRISTMAS STATEMENT 2007
e-Christmas 2007:  More choice and greater convenience December 07: Christmas is coming and it is going to be bigger than ever this year online with...

GERALD KITCHEN, CEO OF SECURETRADING, TALKS TO THE DAILY POST
July 2007:  Business Correspondent David Jones of the Daily Post finds out why a high-stakes battle to allow internet gaming in the US could mean massive...

UC GROUP WINS ACCOLADE FOR SUPPORT OF ONLINE GAMBLING SECTOR
June 2007: A UK-based payment and financial services provider has scooped a prestigious award at the World Online Gambling Summer Retreat in Hampshire, UK....

UC GROUP URGES SUPPORT FOR INITIATIVE TO REGULATE ONLINE GAMING FOR US CITIZENS
June 2007:   UK internet payment services company UC Group today endorsed a new bill filed in the U.S. House of Representatives that would be a companion to...

UC GROUP LEADS INITIATIVE TO REGULATE ONLINE GAMBLING FOR US CITIZENS
April 2007:   UC Group, the UK’s leading independent internet payment services provider, is leading the initiative for a groundbreaking financial services...

SECURETRADING / UC PAYMENTS APPOINTMENT
SecureTrading signs up Barclaycard chief March 2007: SecureTrading, the UK’s leading independent internet payment services provider (PSP), is announcing the...

UC GROUP APPOINTMENT
UC Group hires Interactive Gaming Council's Executive Director to key public affairs role March 07: The UC Group has recruited Rick Smith to become its...

THE REALITIES OF TRADING ONLINE
February 2008:  Selling over the internet can boost sales and reduce costs, yet many companies still ignore these opportunities. bulletin...

Get Safe Online: SecureTrading to Sponsor for a second year
November 06: SecureTrading is proud to announce that it will continue to support Get Safe Online  for a second year. This HM Government-led initiative to...

Report reveals public need greater reassurance about internet crime
Get Safe Online research reveals people fear online crime more than mugging or burglary London , 9 October, 2006 - Fear of internet crime...

Launch of SecureTrading’s st together
February 06: November 2005 saw the launch of SecureTrading’s st together. A new partnering scheme for web developers, it combines a physical product...

UC Payments announces exciting initiatives
October 05: Securetrading has been instrumental in the nationwide launch of Get Safe Online with HM Government, the National Hi-Tech Crime...

New payments tool
July 05: UC Payments is developing a retail-focused online payment tool. The product will launch later in 2005 and will be more broadly established in 2006. It...

WTO ruling paves the way for regulation of Internet gaming in the US
April 7th 2005: UC Group declares Antigua win against US means regulation, not prohibition, likely way forward. Today’s victory for Antigua in its case...

UC Payments joins "Project Endurance"
February 2005: UC Payments is pleased to announce its membership of Project Endurance via its participation with its Internet Payment Gateway –...

Securetrading manages Tsunami appeal donations for DEC
UC Payments, in partnership with BT, has enabled the Disasters Emergency Committee to successfully manage online donations to its tsunami appeal. Dec.org.uk is...

UC Payments partners with eDirectory
December 04: UC Payments has cemented its partnership with e-directory, a leading online shopping network. This collaboration has enabled e-directory to...

UC Payments steps-up involvement in government-sponsored scheme
September 2004: UC Payments is playing an important part in local government e-Pay projects. As a pivotal element of a sub-committee dealing with payments, UC...

UC Payments progress fuelled by continued expansion of e-commerce
August 2004: The increasing demand for online payment systems together with proactive marketing initiatives puts UC Payments in a strong position to...

SECURETRADING REMAINS PCI DSS LEVEL 1 COMPLIANT
June 2008: SecureTrading has successfully passed their latest PCI audit. The results of an audit conducted by Trustwave were announced earlier this...

EUROPEAN COMMISSION ACCELERATES INVESTIGATION OF US TRADE VIOLATION ON INTERNET GAMBLING
May 2008: U.S. vulnerable in ongoing global trade dispute As part of an ongoing major trade dispute over Internet gambling that has the United...

SECURETRADING DEPUTY CEO TO CHAIR IMRG PAYMENTS WORKSHOP
May 2008: SecureTrading and the IMRG (Interactive Media in Retail Group) have announced that Jon Prideaux, Deputy CEO of SecureTrading will be chairing the...

SECURETRADING LINKS UP WITH PAYPAL
May 2008: Thousands of SecureTrading customers are set to benefit from an additional payment option that could result in added sales, following the company's...

SECURETRADING LAUNCHES THE COMPLETE PAYMENT SOLUTION FOR ONLINE TRADING
May 2008: SecureTrading, the UK's leading independent Internet payment service provider, is launching a new service to help online businesses. The...

DON'T LOSE OUT TO FRAUD! WARNS SECURETRADING SECURITY PANEL
April 2008: “E- tailers can choose to be victims of fraud or decide to take control of their destiny and deploy a series of practical measures to mitigate...

STATES MOVE TO COLLECT NEW REVENUE FROM SPORTS GAMBLING FOR CRITICAL GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS
May 2008:     The Safe and Secure Internet Gambling Initiative (SSIGI) announced its support for attempts to legalize sports betting in Delaware and...

WAYS AND MEANS COMMITEE HEARING PAVES WAY FOR ADVANCEMENT OF INTERNET GAMBLING REGULATION
May 2010: On Wednesday, Reps. Barney Frank and Jim McDermott testified before the House Committee on Ways and Means on the opportunity to...

UC GROUP CONCENTRATES ON PAYMENT INITIATIVES
June 2008: The Group has divested its activities in the Online Flower Market to concentrate all resources and activities on its Financial Services businesses.

fwxflowers.co.uk goes live
April 07: We are pleased to announce the successful implementation of the www.fwxflowers.co.uk site.  The site is designed to service retailers, event planners...

fwxflowers.co.uk launch
March 07: The launch of the www.fwxflowers.co.uk has been planned for late March 07. Up to the launch of the fully automated site the company has been...

UC Flowers is expanding their offering
October 05: The functionality of the current website www.fwxflowers.com is being expanded to enable European retailers to take...

fwxflowers launches new website
June 05 New www.fwxflowers.com web site has been well received. On the 1st April fwxflowers.com was replaced by an all-new site. Visually, the new site...

UC Flowers broadens supplier base
March 05: UC Flowers Group is broadening its supplier base enabling it to source products from South America. In March, UC Director Robert Robinson...

UC Flowers partners with FedEx
December 04: A new collaberation with FedEx, to run alongside UPS, will optimise the quality of service for current and new markets. FedEx has been successfully...

UC Flowers Group enters new markets
September 2004: The new fwx.com brand has been well-received and the group embarks on an aggressive sales and marketing programme. UC Flower Group has...

UC Flower Group companies re-brand as fwx.com
August 2004: Fwx.com launches with industry leading infrastructure and a progressive expansion plan. The UC Flower Group has successfully integrated its...

UC Capital sponsors new funds
February 06: Throughout 2005, UC Capital generated a wide range of opportunities and relationships across the company’s operations. Our main focus has...

UC Capital to be regulated
July 2005: UC Capital has initiated a regulatory application and is confidently moving towards becoming a regulated company. It is currently processing...

UC Capital optimistic for 2005
March 2005: UC Capital is investigating the possibility of creating a predominately commercial property fund offshore. The project is in its early stages...

UC Capital explores new funds
December 04: UC Capital will shortly make available a wide spread of investment opportunities for UC Group shareholders. Following the launch of the UC...

UC Capital continues significant progress in international markets
September 2004: UC Capital looks to crystallise opportunities presented by South East Asia meetings and series of European launches. UC Capital Director Glen...

Glen Davis takes over as Director
August 2004: Mr Davis' agenda includes new investment opportunities, a new consulting proposition and a fresh look at Australasia. UC Capital has a new...

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