Debit Cards More Secure with Growing Popularity Among Small Businesses

Purchases of goods and services totaled $9.550 trillion in 2015, up 3.4% year-on-year (YOY). The four card-based methods of payment of credit, debit, prepaid, and electronic benefits transfer generated $5.665 trillion in purchases or 59.32% of all consumer payment systems volume. Credit cards accounted for $2.932 billion, 30.70% of volume. Debit cards accounted for $2.420,…

Cryptocurrency + Bank + Visa with Complete Anonymity? – Probably All Hat No Cattle

The creators of the digital currency known as DIBCOIN, reportedly have inked a billion-dollar liquidity partnership with Digitas Bank enabling present and future DIBCOIN holders the ability to deposit and withdraw DIBCOIN and FIAT currency in a single transaction and with complete financial privacy. On top of this customers can use an anonymous VISA debit…

Global Payment Cards (V+MA+AXP+DFS) Tops 5 Billion Up 6% YOY

Global payment cards-in force (CIF) [credit + debit] grew by 19.2% year-on-year (YOY) in the fourth quarter (4Q/16) to 4995 million. However, the figure for 4Q/16 includes 554 million for Visa Europe. (Visa added Visa Europe data as of 3Q/16.) Therefore, discounting Europe, the growth in global CIF was 6.0% YOY, adjusted, according to CardData.…

Visa Mastercard CIF Up 8% YOY Driven by Costco Card Conversions

U.S. cards-in-force (CIF) for Visa and Mastercard payment cards (credit & debit) increased 7.8% year-on-year (YOY) in the third quarter (3Q/16), according to CardData.com. U.S. credit cards increased 11.2% YOY while CIF for debit cards rose 5.1% YOY, in 3Q/16. There are were 1249 million Visa and Mastercard payment cards in circulation in the U.S.…

Opal Smart Card Ticketing System Future-Proofed for Open Loop Payments

Cubic is launching a trial, in early 2017, of an open loop payments ticketing technology to Sydney, Australia’s largest city. Cubic Transportation Systems inked a contract worth US$7.6 million, or AU$10.2 million, from Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW) for the trial. The trial will allow Sydney commuters of participating payment schemes to tap their…