Discover Card Q1 Profits Slip w/Rising Charge-Offs – Yields Solid

Discover’s (DFS) credit card portfolio stayed in positive territory in the first quarter (1Q/17), while profits decreased reflecting a rising charge-offs. Discover’s total revenue rose 2.4% YOY to $2278 million for 1Q/17, compared to $2358 million in the prior quarter and $2224 million for the year ago quarter. For 2016, DFS averaged $2275 million per…

TSYS Posts Decent Q1 Profit While Trimming Jobs and Diversifying

GA-based acquirer TSYS reported a solid first quarter (1Q/17) as total revenues hit $1185 million, a jump of 60.4% year-on-year (YOY). Net income increased 16.9% YOY from $90.6 million in 1Q/16 to $105.9 million in 1Q/17, according to CardData. The Company says the strategy of diversification has been paying-off for the first quarter. TSYS also…

Customer Engagement – Mobilizing Your Business Set for Late August

The Mobile Payments Conference (MPC), slated for August, is more than mobile payments, it is an invitation into a growing elite group of professionals who are holding a conversation that never ends. The conference is the pivotal intersection between end users, operations, marketing, finance and technology where it will be discussed and answer many questions.…

Deploying Mobile Payments with Airlines – Peas & Carrots

Airlines and travel companies should start deploying payment methods that are aligned with airline operations and airline customers’ behaviors and needs. Enabling more alternative payment methods (APM) as they become available is a necessary step for collecting new revenues and enabling mobile payments throughout the journey, from booking and ticketing all the way to post-destination…

National Bank of Cambodia to Test Blockchain Distributed Ledger Technology

Soramitsu has partnered the National Bank of Cambodia (NBOC) to co-develop the open source distributed ledger project, Hyperledger Iroha. Through a co-development deal, NBOC will study the implications of distributed ledger technology, while contributing to the open source development of Hyperledger Iroha and developing new payment infrastructures. Distributed ledger (blockchain) technology is what powers decentralized…

ADS Q1 Exceeds Expectations – Segments Pumping on All Cylinders

Dallas-based Alliance Data Systems (ADS) reported first quarter (1Q/17) year-on-year (YOY) profits declined but Loyalty One, Epsilon, and especially Card Services, all posted strong first quarter YOY performance, according to CardData. ADS reported gross revenue rose 12.1% YOY in 1Q/17 to $1879 million, compared to $1828 million for 4Q/16, and $1676 million for 1Q/16. Net…

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,…

All the Cards are Finally Lining Up for Solid Growth in Corporate Purchasing Cards

The global corporate purchasing cards market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 9.5% over the next five years due to the growth in spending on corporate purchasing cards, which is driven by lower fixed costs in the payment cycle, effective cash management, transparency and management control, and long-term process efficiencies. According to ‘Global…