Irish consumer spending continued to increase during April on an annual basis, at a growth rate of 4.3% The latest growth rate was robust and consistent with the positive recovery in spending apparent in recent months.
MasterCard is looking for Canada’s next big tech innovation at the MasterCard Masters of Code competition in Montreal on September 26th and 27th. MasterCard is giving Canadian coders the opportunity to bring their ideas to life by partnering with one of the world’s largest technology companies in the global payments industry.
Mobile payments, the use of phones to complete transactions in stores instead of cash and physical card swipes, are going to grow much more quickly than many observers believe. In no small part, this will be thanks to the growing popularity of Apple’s new Apple Pay system.
More U.S. adults than in previous years are using online banking, but fewer are using their computers to do so. About 86% of U.S. adults manage their accounts electronically and 79% make banking transactions electronically, up slightly from 2013 figures.