Alliance Data Systems has introduced an EMV-based co-brand credit card solution with tap-and-pay functionality for its retail partners. The first of these dual-interface chip cards are co-branded with MasterCard and BJ’s Wholesale Club and the Fuel Rewards program.
Bankrate has reached a final settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission that concludes the company’s part in its investigation related to its historical financial reporting for the quarter ended June 30, 2012.
Performance Horizon added two executives to meet the company’s growing global IT and communications needs. Alistair Wyse was appointed Chief Information Officer and Erik Mikisch was named Vice President of Marketing.
In today’s CardFlash News Que: PAYITSIMPLE (awards); SYNCHRONY (speeches); FISERV (DNA) and B2B SOFT (exhibit).
Samsung has joined the MasterCard’s Digital Enablement Express (DES) program as one of the program’s first partners. Express expedites the process of digitizing and tokenizing MasterCard accounts – giving issuers the immediate ability to participate in Samsung Pay and enabling Samsung to bring secure mobile payments to consumers more quickly, and at scale.
In the wake of China opening up is network Visa and MasterCard on June 1st China UnionPay (CUP) transaction volume continues to explode racking up a stunning 48% increase in 2014, following a solid gain of 37% in 2012. Last year, CUP’s bankcard interbank transaction volume hit 32.3 trillion yuan (US$ 5.18 trillion).
Japan’s JCB continues this year to expand its worldwide acceptance and issuance with new deals in Europe, as well as the LAC, ME and AP regions. Based on current metrics JCB is expected to surpass the US$500 billion in annual transaction value milestone by end-of-year (EOY) 2019. JCB racked up US$223 billion in transaction value last year, according to CardData.
Verifone achieved record North America net revenues for the third consecutive quarter driven by security needs and EMV migration, and increased demand for Petroleum, Media, and our Payment as a Service offerings.
Chase launched this week its annual speaker series featuring Delivering Happiness’ Jenn Lim. In addition to 20 invitation-only seminars across the country this fall, a live webcast will be broadcast via Chase YouTube on October 14 from San Francisco.
NYC-based ShopKeep, the cloud-based technology and business management solution used by more than 20,000 independent merchants, today announced its collaboration with MasterCard and the MasterCard Easy Savings® program.
Payment card profits for the top four U.S networks are poised to rise 11% in the third quarter, despite the fuel price collapse, says CardData and RAM Research. Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover reported a combined 2Q/15 profit of $4103 million, compared to $3705 million for 2Q/14.
U.S. credit card outstandings end-of-period (EOP) among the Big 6 issuers will likely be flat in Q3/15 driven by falling fuel prices and increasingly debt sensitive consumers. U.S. credit card outstandings end-of-period (EOP) among the Big 6 issuers rose by a mere 2.3% year-on-year (YOY) in the second quarter to $474.5 billion.