U.S. cards-in-force (CIF) for Visa and MasterCard credit cards increased 9.0% year-on-year (YOY) while CIF for debit cards rose 7.7% YOY, in the second quarter, according to CardData. Visa is leading U.S. credit card CIF in YOY growth, while MasterCard leads U.S. debit cards CIF YOY gains in 2Q/15.
In Europe, card payments remain among the most popular payment methods for e-commerce transactions. However with increased safety concerns and high merchant costs, across the continent a growing number of consumers are turning to alternative payment methods to complete their transactions.
While chatting online is cool, “click-to-call commerce” is so hot it will contribute more than $1 trillion in consumer purchases this year. Consumers who “click-to-call” directly from a mobile advertisement are four times more likely to purchase a product or service than a consumer who interacts with an online ad.
Dallas-based Avalon Solutions Group, the mother of myOmny and a technology company focused on the development of Software as a Service (SaaS) based solutions to support merchant payment processes for small businesses, announced today a $5 million funding deal.