In today’s CardFlash News Que: WESTERN UNION (USB); CUBIC (awards); SHIFT4 (employees); and SYSTEMS EAST (Dinerware).
MasterCard (MC) first quarter profits rose 17.2% year-on-year (YOY) or 24.0% on a currency adjusted basis (FX) to a record $1020 million. Global purchase volume rose 12% (FX) to $783 billion and end-of-period (EOP) global cards-in-force (CIF) hit 2.2 billion.
The average charge-off ratio among the nation’s four largest issuers increased 12 basis points (bps) quarter-to-quarter (QOQ) to 3.09% in the first quarter (Q1/15). The top 100 U.S. banks posted a 10 bps increase QOQ to 3.07%, according to CardData.
Purchase Dollar Volume (PDV) for Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express U.S. credit cards is expected to reach $4.2 trillion annually by year-end 2019. According to forecaster RAM Research, the U.S. PDV for the U.S. credit card industry is growing at a CAGR of 9.99%.
MasterCard is gobbling up a top cloud-based analytics provider for $600 million. The acquisition of Applied Predictive Technologies (APT) follows the recent acquisition of 5One, a London-based retail consulting and analytics firm.
A NH-based t-shirt manufacturing company has signed-up to accept credit cards and multiple cryptocurrencies. The Mountain, with $40 million to $50 million in annual sales, will now accept credit cards and multiple cryptocurrencies.
CardWeb.com’s CardExecs database of payments industry movers and shakers today features Jennifer Miles, President, Verifone Americas.
A portfolio of 15 U.S. granted patents and 9 applications, disclosing a comprehensive set of systems for improving and securing the existing payment card system is going up for sale. It contains the work of inventor Moon J. Kim, a former IBM Master Inventor and named inventor on over 120 patents.
PA-based USA Technologies (USAT) has inked a multi-year agreement strategic deal with Chase Commerce Solutions (CCS). The agreement will give USAT a bigger reach for products and services domestically as well as outside the U.S and CCS will gain access to a new customer base via the unattended self-service retail market space.
CardWeb.com’s CardData database of Company Profiles today features Vormittag Associates, Inc (VAI), a specialist in ERP software.
Citi Prepaid Services is teaming with Enservio to offer prepaid cards as part of a holistic offering that services prominent insurance carriers. Citi Prepaid Services will supply custom designed, fully-functional prepaid cards tailored for Enservio whose ReStore Payments platform provides policyholders a variety of options from cards to electronic fund transfers that efficiently deliver claim payments.
CardWeb.com’s CardWatch database of more than 57,000 marketing items today features the American Express “Apple Pay” spot.