American consumers continue in a buying mode after ratcheting up revolving credit by $4.3 billion or 5.7% year-on-year (YOY) in July. Total revolving credit (revised) for the first quarter is $890.8 billion, compared to $910.3 billion (revised) for the second quarter and $914.6 billion in July 2015.
Alliance Data Systems has introduced an EMV-based co-brand credit card solution with tap-and-pay functionality for its retail partners. The first of these dual-interface chip cards are co-branded with MasterCard and BJ’s Wholesale Club and the Fuel Rewards program.
Acculynk has worked directly with the following regional debit networks including PULSE, Accel, Star, NYCE, Shazam and CU24 to launch a single Global True Debit gateway that enables dynamic least cost routing across these networks for e-Commerce transactions.
Convenience was the most positively discussed aspect of new digital payment methods in shopping and retail related conversations (77%), with the travel sector leading the way in terms of the highest share of coverage. According to a new survey consumers specifically highlighted their preference for not necessarily needing to take their wallet on every trip and being able to use mobile payments when they travel.