The third annual Key Business Drivers & Opportunities in Cross-Border E-Commerce survey is now open for input from merchants and payment professionals from around the world. Last year’s survey polled nearly 700 e-commerce and omnichannel merchants, payment service providers, acquirers and consultants, quantifying stakeholder attitudes about this increasingly important segment of payments.
MasterCard is giving fans using Apple Pay to pay at the 2015 MLB All-Star Game presented by T-Mobile in Cincinnati, along with a Priceless experience. Those attending the 2015 MLB All-Star Week festivities will not only be able to use Apple Pay on-site for food and merchandise purchases, but when they do they could also receive a Priceless Surprise.
Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) has been certified “Visa Ready” by Visa for Host Card Emulation (HCE) cloud based payment services. With the Visa Ready status, Visa ensures that technology and service providers develop and deploy products and services that are compatible with Visa’s requirements. G&D’s data center in Canada has received Visa Ready certification as a provider for cloud based payment services.
While payment cards and travel are going through a revolution, new research shows 93% of travelers said that despite digital advances in the travel industry, the value of personal service cannot be replaced.
China’s UnionPay International and Germany’s CAISSA Touristic have teamed to conduct all-round cooperation in overseas travel of Chinese tourists, including incentives to overseas card use and naming tourism groups of popular travel routes.
Payment card profits for the top four networks will likely rise nearly 4% for the second quarter predicts forecaster RAM Research. Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover reported a combined 1Q/15 profit of $4090 million, compared to $3975 million for 1Q/14.
American consumers continue in the healthy buying mode after ratcheting up revolving credit by $39.1 billion or 5.7% year-on-year (YOY) in May. Total revolving credit for March preliminarily posted $901.0 billion, compared to a revised $899.4 billion for the prior month and $860.9 billion for the prior year.
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CardWeb.com’s CardPixes database of more than 7,000 images today features the BNP Paribas Fortis Visa.
Kount, released its list of the top five Fraudulebrities, celebrities who have fallen victim to fraud, to remind consumers to be mindful of where fraud lurks and how people can protect themselves.
CardWeb.com’s CardData Reports today features the
Middle Market Power Index: Taking the Global Stage from American Express and Dun & Bradstreet.
CU Wallet, a Credit Union Service Organization (CUSO) providing the industry’s first credit union driven mobile payments application, and Relevant Solutions, the provider of mobile in-store shopping content for financial institutions, have entered a strategic alliance integrating merchant offers and promotions with CU Wallet’s mobile wallet.