CardWeb.com’s CardWatch database of more than 57,000 marketing items today features the Capital One Spark Business “Baseball Tickets” TV ad.
About one-quarter of Canadians have used a mobile device to make an online purchase over the past three months. Around 68% of smartphone owners are aware of NFC or QR Codes, with 65% likely to make NFC or QR payments over the next six months.
UK-based Worldpay has signed a deal to acquire Austin, TX-based SecureNet Payment Systems. The company’s sophisticated single stack of payment APIs and flexible architecture allows integration for all types of transactions, in all development languages, across all channels.
CardWeb.com’s CardExecs database of payments industry mover and shakers today features Shazia Manus, Chief Executive Officer of The Members Group (TMG).
Peer-to-Peer (P2P) lending service, Zopa, has teamed with AU10TIX for improved ID authentication. AU10TIX will protect its lenders against fraud by verifying borrowers by checking official identifications including passports, driving licenses and official national ID cards.
Paylib is positioning itself to become the major e-wallet in France for e-business and m-business. The company recently signed deals with Crédit Agricole and MasterCard.
Twitter is testing a new way for U.S. advertisers to connect with consumers on Twitter, enabling advertisers to create card-linked promotions and share them directly with Twitter users.
Brits say pet goldfish, toasters and vacuum cleaners are among the most thoughtless gifts to give and receive. Giving cash as a gift is considered to be thoughtless gift by one in four (28%) Brits.
The new emerging Black is Thanksgiving as more retailers noticed the trend last year and are opening earlier this year. Specially timed and targeted coupons are also the hottest trend in pushing in-store and online sales on Thanksgiving.
Cybercriminals follow the flow of money, and this Thanksgiving, a very high number of transactions will take place through mobile channels which may set the stage for more risk.
More than six out of ten Americans or 62% of the U.S. adult population – would forgo presents for the gift of travel this holiday season. About one-third of the U.S. adult population will celebrate the holidays with a trip away from home.
Forty percent of Americans plan to use credit cards for most of their gift purchases, and among those, 87% will use different credit cards depending on preferred rewards offers, up from 76% in 2013.