EPXPay & Ingenico Offers Highly Secure EMV Pay at the Table Solution

EPXPay & Ingenico Offers Highly Secure EMV Pay at the Table Solution

Electronic Payment Exchange (EPX) has become one of the first processors to support Ingenico Group’s IWL228 and iWL258 wireless smart terminals with EPXPay Wi-Fi. EPXPay Wi-Fi will provide both SMBs and large merchants alike with a flexible, low-cost, versatile payment experience. Using EPXPay Wi-Fi enables a merchant, whether it’s a small business location using it…

Marvel’s Super Heroes Fans Get Empowered

Marvel’s Super Heroes Fans Get Empowered

Synchrony Financial has been on a product roll-out binge with the latest: the Marvel MasterCard with cashback rewards. Qualifying cardholders earn 3% cashback for purchases made on select entertainment, dining, and online at marvel.com and Marvel’s official merchandise booths. Cardholders can also earn 1% cashback rewards on all other Marvel MasterCard purchases1. All cashback rewards…

Diners Club GDV Still Sliding YOY; Improved 50bps in 4Q

Diners Club GDV Still Sliding YOY; Improved 50bps in 4Q

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Gross dollar volume (GDV) for licensees of Discover-owned Diners Club International declined 2.5% year-on-year (YOY) in the fourth quarter (4Q/15) to $6.76 billion. The rate was down slightly from the third quarter’s 3.0% declined. Over the past five quarters Diners GDV ranged between $6.47 billion and $6.76 billion. After peaking at…

MC Intros First m-Wallet Service in Japan with JACCS Card

MC Intros First m-Wallet Service in Japan with JACCS Card

MasterCard now has its first mobile wallet service in Japan. The new JACCS Card is powered by MasterCard contactless technology. MasterCard is enabling secure, convenient mobile payments for Japanese cardholders with NFC-equipped smartphones issued by NTT DOCOMO, KDDI and SoftBank. Starting this month, cardholders can sign up with JACCS MasterCard Contactless Mobile at the JACCS…

MasterCard’s European Region Remains Robust

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] MasterCard’s European region 4Q/15 Gross Dollar Volume (GDV) rose year-on-year (YOY) by 15.1% on a currency adjusted basis (FX) and solid compared to 4Q/14’s 15.9% YOY gain.  Europe is MasterCard’s second largest international region based on GDV and PDV. On a nominal basis, MasterCard’s Europe GDV declined 1.3% to US$341 billion…

Tangerine Money-Back Rewards MasterCard to Rock Canada

Tangerine Money-Back Rewards MasterCard to Rock Canada

Tangerine, an independent, wholly-owned subsidiary of Scotiabank, is taking its new Money-Back MasterCard Credit Card to the national level in Canada. The new card offers 4% Money-Back Rewards for the first three months in two categories of choice and 1% Money-Back Rewards on all other purchases, with no annual fee. Tangerine’s Money-Back categories include restaurants,…

7 Early Warning Red Flags for Card Investors & Issuers

7 Early Warning Red Flags for Card Investors & Issuers

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] While credit card investors have access to issuer financial statements, regulatory filings, conference calls, and annual reports, there are many red flags not apparent, masking potential risk. Robert Hammer, Founder and CEO at R.K. Hammer & Card Knowledge Factor, ticks off the seven early warning signs to look for in any…

Visa and MasterCard X-Border Volume Continues to Soften

Visa and MasterCard X-Border Volume Continues to Soften

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Cross-border transaction volume for Visa and MasterCard continued to slide in the fourth quarter (4Q/15). Visa’s cross-border currency adjusted (FX) gross dollar volume (GDV) increased 4.0% YOY, while MasterCard rose 12.3% YOY for FX GDV in the fourth quarter. Cross-border volume refers to payments and cash volume where the issuing country…