After failing to come to terms with Costco in March for a contract renewal beyond 2016, American Express has inked Sam’s Club for card acceptance as of October1st. The membership warehouse club serves 500,000 small business owners every day and offers tons of opportunities for AmEx despite Sam’s razor thin profit margins.
Discover cards be added to Apple Pay starting September 16th. Additionally, Discover is rewarding cardmembers in the U.S. who use their Discover cards through Apple Pay with a 10% Cashback Bonus.
The Electronic Payments Association says its Payments Innovation Alliance has launched a Mobile Wallet Initiative to enable stakeholder companies and the broader mobile wallet community to leverage an “open” acceptance platform that includes support for retailer- and bank-branded mobile wallets for electronic payments.
SD-based Meta Financial Group reports its bank subsidiary, MetaBank, completed the previously announced acquisition of substantially all of the related assets and liabilities of Fort Knox Financial Services Corporation and its subsidiary, Tax Product Services.
Agiliance Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS) 3.1 Content Pack has been released. Based on the new PCI DSS 3.1 information security standard, this new content pack provides organizations that handle cardholder information for major debit, credit, prepaid, e-purse, ATM, and point-of-sales cards, with packaged intelligence and best practices to tighten controls and reduce the risk of data breaches and fraud.
WA-based INRIX has completed the acquisition of ParkMe, a Santa Monica, CA company that helps consumers find parking, make reservations and mobile payments worldwide. This deal makes INRIX the preferred provider of parking information and services to leading automakers, transportation agencies and drivers around the world.
SMB-specialist PopMyDeal has inked a partnership with CardConnect, a provider of payment processing and technology services for SMBs and enterprise customers, to offer their respective combination of products to new and existing businesses across their sales channels.
In today’s CardFlash News Que: FINCITY (Aurora); PARKING PANDA (Button); ARROWEYE (MetaBank): and VERIFONE (VAI).
Mobile payments got a huge kick this week with the introduction of a wide band transistor optimized for DC-2.7 GHz operation and built using proprietary 4th generation GaN on Silicon (GaN on Si) process.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau nailed of the nation’s two largest debt buyers and collectors for using deceptive tactics to collect bad debts. The Bureau found that Encore Capital Group and Portfolio Recovery Associates (PRA) bought debts that were potentially inaccurate, lacking documentation, or unenforceable.
CardWeb.com’s CardWatch database of more than 57,000 marketing items today features the Plenti TV spot, ‘Musical.’
Chase unveiled the Chase Freedom Mobile App for cardholders. The free app, available on both the on both the Apple App Store and Google Pla, allows cardholders the ability to redeem their cash back rewards and pay at the register at 30 merchants.