The ATM channel has become the foundation for an increasing number of interactions with financial institutions and their customers and members. New research concludes ATMs are often filling many of the roles of traditional tellers, at least for day-to-day transactions.
Tokyo-based JCB International will open an office in Silicon Valley under its subsidiary JCB USA on November 1. JCB says the opening an office in a location which is one of the origins of next-generation infrastructure technologies will enable JCB to keep up with the trends and develop strategic direction in cooperation with the world’s largest high-tech corporations.
Barclaycard US has launched the #IHAVEARRIVED Travel Community contest, hosted by its Arrival MasterCard. Cardmembers who enter, have the opportunity to win an exclusive grand prize trip for two to the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards in February 2016.
Toronto-based GoldMoney has launched the world’s first automated gold to fiat settlement technology enabling gold payments to instantly settle as fiat currency. The new feature can be found within the BitGold platform settings under “Automatic Redemptions” and allows BitGold users to set Automatic Redemptions Plans.
Gemalto posted revenue at €769 million, up +23% at historical exchange rates and +13% at constant exchange rates. Platforms & Services revenue soared +74% at constant exchange rates and +13% pro forma.
PayPal racked up a 10.2% gain in year-on-year (YOY) accounts to 173 million. Gross transactions soared by 25.1% from 972 million in Q3/14 to 1216 million for 3Q/15.
MasterCard (MC) third quarter profits declined 3.7% year-on-year (YOY), or discounting special items up 1%, or up 9% on a currency adjusted basis (FX) to $977 million.
In today’s CardFlash News Que: PIVOTAL (FlexPoint); TARZIN (Circle Plus); IWALLET (patents) and UBERRUSH (Clover).
Houston-based P97 Networks says they will launch a program to enable mobile commerce with Chase Pay to pay at the pump and make in-store purchases with their smart phones.
Austin-based Eliot Management Group has added the Oceano Wave. This countertop package offers a solution to merchants who want the security of an EMV terminal with the convenience of a PIN pad that features both EMV and NFC technology.
New research shows the average cost of a data breach to a company last year was $3.8 million, a 23% increase from 2013. About 84% of adults with incomes of $100K or more indicated that the security of their financial information was their greatest concern regarding their bank, as did 85% of adults who are college graduates.
American Express is committed to make Apple Pay to be available in key global markets allowing its cardholders to pay on the go with an iPhone, Apple Watch or iPad. Apple Pay is expected to be available for Card Members in Canada and Australia this year and in Spain, Singapore and Hong Kong in 2016.