James E. Nevels has joined the First Data Board of Directors. He is the Chairman of The Swarthmore Group, an investment advisory firm, as well as Chairman of The Hershey Company Board of Directors.
Four out of ten of small business owners are planning for an uptick in business performance this holiday season compared with last year. In addition, 61% say increased consumer demand will drive better business performance during the holidays compared to just 31% in 2013.
CardWeb.com’s CardExecs database today features Jeff Coppolo is the Senior Vice President, Business Development for BlueSnap.
CardWeb.com’s CardWatch database of more than 57,000 marketing items today features the Chase Sapphire Preferred – “Sundance” TV video.
Discover has become the first and only credit card company to offer cardholders no forfeitures, no threshold and no expiration date when redeeming Cashback Bonus rewards. Discover cardholders can now redeem their Cashback Bonus for any amount, regardless of whether their bonus balance is 10 cents, $10 or $100.
FL-based TouchSuite has launched the first mobile application for users of its Firefly point of sale solution. The Android-based application allows business owners and their staff to manage primary operations and execute customer transactions from anywhere.
Square introduced gift cards to its Register service, empowering sellers to run an integrated gift cards program from their point of sale. Businesses can now offer, redeem, and track gift cards within their Square Register.
Sweden-based SEQR, by Seamless, is continuing its march into the U.S. market with the signing of a three-year agreement to partner with The Secure Gateway. SEQR is Sweden’s and Europe’s most used mobile payment solution in stores and online.
Purchase Dollar Volume in Canada for Visa and MasterCards rose 2.2% on a U.S. dollar basis in the third quarter (Q3/14). On a local currency basis, Visa’s (VS) reported a 6.5% year-on-year (Y/Y) increase in PDV, while MasterCard also posted a 6.6% Y/Y gain.
CardWeb.com’s CardWatch database of more than 57,000 marketing items today features the SNL MasterCard – “Your Dream Date Awaits” TV ad.
Wincor Nixdorf and Travelex will provide payment processing services for its ATMs for at least another seven years, whereby Wincor Nixdorf will continue to provide payment processing for ATMs across much of Europe. Travelex’s existing ATMs in Asia Pacific and North America will migrate onto Wincor Nixdorf’s global platform allowing it to simplify its business. The companies started their relations in 2010 and have also agreed to promote Direct Currency Conversion (DCC) services, a platform that allows ATM users to use the exchange rate offered by Travelex to have the transaction converted into their home currency at the time of cash withdrawal.
The iPad hospitality ordering system developed by Custom Business Solutions, NorthStar Order Entry system is adding the MagTek DynaPro Mini card swipe and PIN entry device.