Global specialty bebe stores says it recently was successful in blocking an attack on its computers that operate the payment processing system.
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has approved the National Futures Association (NFA) prohibition of credit cards to fund retail Forex accounts.
Centre Des Monuments Nationaux (CMN), which conserves and restores historic monuments in France has inked a deal with JCB International (JCBI). The partnership will support the CMN’s development of digital tools for the iconic World Heritage sites such as the Arc de Triomphe and Villa Cavrois, which will open its doors in June 2015.
The Cambodian cards and payments industry, including debit and credit cards is soaring by a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 26.31% since 2009.
NY-based Shield Cards says it is currently manufacturing a new method of protection that does not necessitate replacing the user’s wallet or passport holder. Shield Cards are lightweight, economical, and can fit in any wallet or card carrier.
The world’s largest bitcoin payment processor has integrated with a mobile investment platform available worldwide. The deal between BitPay and DriveWealth will become the first financial services company to allow users to fund their account with bitcoin.
Seal Beach, CA-based MagTek has unveiled the QwickPAY Pro payment solution for retail and restaurant owners’ iPads. It is available for free in the App Store, and it works with MagTek’s Made-for-Apple certified mobile card readers, secured by MagneSafe.
Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 321,000 in November, and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 5.8%, will undoubtedly send the stock market to record highs today. The news from the BLS dovetails with the marked increase in payment card spending showing up on the nation’s top four networks in 2014.
U.S. Bank’s Elavon and Bank of the West have extended their 21-year referral agreement for merchant services through 2021. Referrals for new business will be marketed through Bank of the West’s 22-state banking network of more than 650 commercial office and retail branch locations.
San Jose-based SLI Systems found Cyber Monday (Dec 1) realized nearly 30% more online shopping activity than any other shopping day during the 2014 Thanksgiving-to-Cyber Monday holiday timeframe. The study spanned all e-commerce segments from apparel to electronics and included 100 of the Internet Retailer Top 1,000 retailers.
Nearly eight out of ten respondents in a recent poll expect holiday sales to be better than or the same as last year, supporting the National Retail Federation’s forecasting that holiday sales will increase by 4.1% this year. Hiring seasonal employees is another indicator of a positive outlook for the holidays.
Despite the Republican rantings, via Roger Ailes’ Fox News, that the country is on the wrong course, a new poll shows half of American’s predict that their financial situation will be better at this time next year and well beyond their personal status at the end of 2008.