Preferred Rewards is now available for clients in California, Oregon, Arizona and Idaho. Clients with a Bank of America personal checking account and a three-month average combined balance of $20,000 or more across their checking, savings and/or Merrill Edge® investment accounts can enroll. And, as clients’ combined balances grow, so do their benefits and rewards. With a three-tier structure – Gold, Platinum and Platinum Honors – clients have additional opportunities to earn, save and get more back based on their tier. There is no fee to enroll in the Preferred Rewards program for qualified Bank of America clients. Onca clients. Clients’ three-month average balance will be reviewed monthly for the opportunity to achieve additional benefits.
[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] ACI Worldwide announced 2Q/14 revenue of $255 million, up $47 million by 23% from the year ago figure while organic revenue was up 4%. Meanwhile, the 12-month backlog increased by $2 million from last quarter to $885 million, while our 60-month backlog increased by $14 million from last quarter to $3.92…
MasterCard continues to outpace Visa in the second quarter as profits near $1 billion. In the U.S., gross dollar volume (GDV) rose 9.2% to $339 billion, compared to $319 billion in the prior quarter, and $310 billion in the year ago quarter. At the end of the second quarter MasterCard had 344 million cards-in-force in the among 308 million accounts.
The first Bitcoin ATM “Bitcoin Bodega” opens on the Las Vegas strip by Coin Cloud. The Bitcoin Bodega highlights a recent trend in bitcoin tourism, providing digital currency enthusiasts with a quick, easy and safe means to buy or sell bitcoin. Coin Cloud provides consumers convenient access to bitcoin, allowing customers to store money on the blockchain and access it with ease.
Square commits to EMV for 2015 and launches a dedicated EMV destination. The CA firm is also going to release a Square Reader for EMV chip cards.
[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] In today’s age of increased use of credit cards for global eCommerce transactions, merchants are choosing to expand their accepted methods of payment not only in domestic regions, but abroad, as well. Merchants wanting to sell internationally are subject to high levels of fraud, high fees and misguided information, but this…
Mobile social behavior is certainly no longer niche, and if Facebook’s success hasn’t already driven marketers to better understand the mobile social user, they should take note now. A new report shows time spent on social applications via smartphone is also significant for consumers who engage with brands on their mobile device.
Visa’s Canadian region slows down with the overall global economy, gaining less than 8% year-on-year. Visa’s Canadian Cash Dollar Volume (CDV) decreased 1.5%, on a local currency basis in Q2/14 to US$5 billion. However, Visa now has a record 44 million cards-in-force (CIF) currently in the Canadian region.
Visa’s (VS) AP Gross Dollar Volume (GDV) was up 9.3%, on a local currency basis, to U.S. $487 billion in Q2/14, compared to US$481 billion in Q1/14 and US$456 billion in Q2/13. VS has an estimated 740 million cards-in-force (CIF) currently in the AP region, compared to 692 million in Q2/13.
Heartland Payment Systems announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire TouchNet Information Systems, Inc., an integrated commerce solutions provider to higher-education institutions. TouchNet adds over 600 higher education clients serving over six million students – nearly one-third of the higher-education enrollment in the United States – to Heartland’s Campus Solutions business. Heartland Payment Systems, Inc., the fifth largest payments processor in the United States, delivers credit/debit/prepaid card processing, mobile commerce, e-commerce, marketing solutions, security technology, payroll solutions, and related business solutions and services to more than 275,000 business and educational locations nationwide.
First Data Merchant Solutions up 2% in Q2/14 while Financial Services jumps 6% and the International segment gains 5%. During Q2/14 First Data introduced two new solutions for small to medium businesses (SMB), PerkaT and Insightics.
Nochex online payment services to internet entrepreneurs will now provide PSP through V.me by Visa digital wallet service to serve its e-commerce merchant portfolio. V.me by Visa is the UK’s first pan-European digital wallet service to be offered by banks and financial institutions. Offering simple, secure online payments, V.me by Visa is designed to increase consumer confidence in online shopping and reduce the proportion of sales that are abandoned during the checkout process.