Wirecard is now handling all processing of online credit card and PayPal payments for Sky subscriptions. With a current figure of around 4.3 million subscribers, Sky Deutschland is the largest pay TV provider in the German-speaking region.
Global purchase transactions (PTX) for Visa and MasterCard debit and credit cards, excluding Visa Europe, will likely to track in at 11.7% year-on-year (YOY) in the third quarter according to CardData and RAM Research. In the second quarter PTX soared 12.6% YOY and 8.6% sequentially.
Aggregate U.S. bank credit card end-of period (EOP) outstandings for the nation’s four largest issuers will likely inch up in 3Q/15 to $358 billion according to CardData and RAM Research. In the second quarter, outstandings were essentially flat year-on-year (YOY) and continues the pattern of the past three years.
In today’s CardFlash News Que: AMEX (unstaged); SIMPLYCREDIT (funding); IPATIENTCARE (NUCON); and MASTERCARD (COMO).
Electronic Commerce International (ECI), a registered provider of reliable Visa and MasterCard credit card processing for businesses completed a seamless and secure connection with Xero: Accounting Software & Online Bookkeeping. The integration of ECI with Xero has been fully tested and is ready for use by new and existing ECI merchants.
Ueshima Coffee, part of the UCC Group has inked Boku, the global leader in mobile payments using carrier billing. This is a first of its kind partnership that allows customers to top up their Ueshima Coffee cards using their mobile phone in order to purchase coffee, food, and other products in any Ueshima coffee shop.
MN-based Digital River has inked a payments agreement with one-stop travel service provider Ctrip. One of China’s leading travel agents, Ctrip is using the Digital River World Payments solution to process credit cards, including Visa, Mastercard and UnionPay on its Singapore site.
Doxo announced the National Grid has made available to its customers the doxo application to enhance the company’s customer engagement and experience by offering a paperless account and billing option. Through doxo, National Grid’s electricity and gas customers, across New York, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island, can now receive their bills and other account documents, organize account information, and make payments directly from their free doxo account.
WePay has introduced ACH bank transfers as another payment type that platforms can offer their customers. The launch means platforms can now allow US users the ability to accept simple yet highly secure ACH bank transfers in addition to credit card payments.
First Data launching Android Pay collaborator supporting the new service for in-store transactions. First Data will provide processing solutions for Android Pay that ensure a safe, secure transaction at the point of sale, enabling payment with a single, contactless tap.
SBI Card, MasterCard and Collinson announced that the LoungeKey™ airport lounge program, which offers access to lounges at over 500 airports in over 100 countries, will be added as a new feature for the SBI Platinum Card and SBI World Card from October 1st.
Rêv Worldwide, Scandinavian Airlines, the largest airline in Scandinavia, and Catella Bank, have partnered to intro the multi-currency Travel Cash wallet.