Alliance for Financial Inclusion Re-Inks MasterCard

Alliance for Financial Inclusion Re-Inks MasterCard

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] The Alliance for Financial Inclusion renewed their partnership with MasterCard at the African Mobile Phone Financial Services Policy Initiative meeting held in Dakar, Senegal. More than 70 regulators and government officials from across Africa attended the meeting. AFI provides a platform for government officials and regulators from across the continent to…

Egyptians Sign a Major Accord with Visa

Egyptians Sign a Major Accord with Visa

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] The Egyptian government, represented by the Ministry of Supply and Internal Trade and the Ministry of Planning signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Visa, to enable electronic payment of government subsidies to 22 million Egyptian families. The MOU was signed by H.E. Dr. Khaled Hanafy, Minister of Supply and Internal…

PayPal Set to Rock Super Bowl First Quarter

PayPal Set to Rock Super Bowl First Quarter

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] PayPal unveiled its first major brand campaign as an independent company with a 45-second commercial that will air during the first quarter of Super Bowl 50. This will mark the first time the global digital commerce leader has advertised during television’s most-watched event. The new global campaign, called “New Money” will…

Oberthur Technologies Fuels MasterCard Aid Network

Oberthur Technologies Fuels MasterCard Aid Network

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Oberthur Technologies is supporting the MasterCard Aid Network by providing pre-loaded chip cards to give people in need access to basic necessities such as food, medicine and shelter. To address the challenge humanitarian organizations face providing aid in areas of political and economic unrest, MasterCard developed the MasterCard Aid Network, an…

FuturePay and Shopify Buddy-Up to Improve Cart Conversions

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] FuturePay and Shopify have teamed. The partnership allows Shopify merchants to customize their online stores to cater to new types of online shoppers, create new revenue streams and increase average cart size. Merchants using Shopify will benefit by providing their customers with a customer-friendly financing option that works elegantly on any…

UnionPay Expands with Help from Barclays Africa.

UnionPay Expands with Help from Barclays Africa.

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_t UnionPay has inked a deal with Barclays Africa. The agreement has expands UnionPay’s presence in 10 African English speaking countries – Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, South Africa, Seychelles, Tanzania, Uganda , Zambia and Zimbabwe. Barclays Africa is recognized as one of Africa’s largest retail and investment banking groups, with a history spanning more…

MUFG Americas Ankles New CIO & Ops Officer

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] MUFG has ankled Christopher Perretta as Chief Information & Operations Officer for MUFG Americas Holdings and its U.S. banking subsidiary, MUFG Union Bank, effective April 1st. Perretta will also serve on the company’s Executive Committee for the Americas as a policy making officer. He will be based in New York and…

Metal/Carbon/24K Cards Enter the Market

Metal/Carbon/24K Cards Enter the Market

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] WY-based Luxury Card has launched three new metal credit card products with patented designs and construction: the top-tier MasterCard Gold Card, the mid-level MasterCard Black Card and the base-level MasterCard Titanium Card. Luxury Card is the only credit card program in the world to offer a complete suite of metal and carbon…

VCN + Visa Net Poised to Kick Butt

VCN + Visa Net Poised to Kick Butt

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Visa has launched Visa Commerce Network, a new way for merchants to create online and in-app commerce experiences to acquire new customers, drive loyalty and increase sales with relevant offers. Visa Commerce Network is built on the world’s largest electronic payment network, VisaNet, and can be easily utilized by merchants through…

Identity Fraud Victims Reverses Course Finally

Identity Fraud Victims Reverses Course Finally

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] The number of identity fraud victims increased by three percent (13.1 million consumers) in the U.S. last year, but that the amount stolen decreased by 6% to $15 billion. The 2016 Identity Fraud Study by Javelin Strategy & Research found that the rise of EMV has already had a significant impact…

FamilyMart in Japan to Accept CUP Cards

FamilyMart in Japan to Accept CUP Cards

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] UnionPay International says its credit cards would now be accepted at all FamilyMart stores in Japan. Now, all the three major chain convenience stores in Japan, namely Lawson, 7-ELEVEn and FamilyMart, accept UnionPay cards and allow for easy PIN-free payment which is widely adopted at local convenience stores. According to data…