CardWeb.com’s CardConferences today features the PayThink Conference at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, September 28-30.
In today’s CardFlash News Que: MAGICCUBE (funding); CHECKALT (Payoneer); APRIVA (conference); and CALLAHAN (TRK).
New research reveals a false-positive decline may be a bigger threat than transaction fraud and can seriously erode customer loyalty and pushes many consumers to abandon the issuer or merchant connected with the erroneous decline.
The financial industry is under disruption by nontraditional providers, however these providers are driving innovation. New research shows 49% of consumers believe nontraditional providers will have an impact on how financial services are delivered by banks and credit unions.
A new report found more than 54% belong to loyalty programs that enable them to save on the cost of fuel and rank these programs #1 for membership and activity over credit-card cash-back rewards, coupons, discounts, airline miles, hotel points and other rewards programs.
Despite rumors of a forthcoming obituary the MCX CurrentC mobile payment platform is alive and says it will Beta launch in Columbus in the coming weeks. This week they inked deal to add seamless digital manufacturer coupons with payment at the point-of-sale (POS).
eGifts are hot as new consumer research shows for the first time, more than half of gift card buyers have also tried egifts. Fifty-three percent of the gift card buyers surveyed purchased an egift within the last year and 94% bought more or the same amount of egifts in the last 12 months compared to a year ago.
Convenience store chain Sheetz has inked a deal with First Bankcard to offer its first private label credit card. Sheetz has more than 500 locations in the mid-Atlantic region. First Bankcard is a division of First National Bank of Omaha.
Terbium Labs, a security software company that proactively searches for stolen data on the Dark Web using a patented, privacy-protected, data fingerprinting technique, is using the MapR Distribution as the big data platform for Matchlight, a first-of-its-kind data intelligence system.
A new report suggests co-branded credit cards last year generated 31% of general purpose credit card purchase volume, or $809 billion among Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express branded credit and charge cards. Roughly 43% of U.S. adult consumers own at least one co-branded or affinity credit card.
CardWeb.com’s CardExecs database of payments industry movers and shakers today features Tony Gallippi, Co-Founder, Executive Chairman of BitPay.
CardWeb.com’s CardData database of Company Profiles today features F-Secure.