Dallas-based Alliance Data Systems reported second quarter revenue increased 19% year-on-year (YOY). Card Services rose 27%, Epsilon revenue increased 39%, while LoyaltyOne revenue decreased 15%.
A new study has found many brands are playing ‘catch-up’ to their increasingly mobile consumers when it comes to online customer service. The fast growing number of smartphone users has already created a seismic shift in the way customers choose to engage with brands and the majority of brands are struggling to adapt.
Credomatic’s credit card businesses and banking operations in the Central American countries, with the exception of Panama, CIC is positioned to have one of the strongest financial franchises in the region. The group is a leader in the credit card business, while having a dominant market share in the acquiring and issuing businesses.
A recent survey shows more than half of parents with students in grades K-12 are likely to set a budget for back-to-school expenses. College students are focused on items they need – 83% plan to reuse where possible and replenish essentials, and 63% will refer to last year’s spending as a guideline.
Visa’s profits are soaring and the deal to acquire Visa Europe looks like it will happen by the end of the year. Second quarter adjusted net income jumped 33% year-on-year (YOY) to $1.8 billion. Visa says it is targeting to resolve these Visa Europe discussions by the end of October.
American Express second quarter profits slipped year-on-year (YOY) by 3.9% to $1.47 billion due to the significant impact of a stronger U.S. dollar on international operations. However, U.S. Card Services posted Q2/15 net income of $886 million, up 15% from $770 million a year ago.