TSYS joins the growing list of acquirers to offer enablement of full service payment processing under American Express OptBlue, the small merchant acquiring program from American Express.
While the first release of Apple Watch will attract gold-standard customers: high income, younger, and extremely engaged in digital banking, payments, and shopping, the second wave of adopters will likely follow in 2016 year, which could be the real test for apple.
Citibank’s average yield for its U.S. retail credit card portfolio rose 33 basis points (bps) in the first quarter, compared to one-year ago, and up 16 bps sequentially. The net interest revenue (NIR), which includes some fees, also jumped by 49 bps year-on-year (YOY) for Q1/15 and up slightly from the prior quarter.
MasterCard and IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, are establishing a risk-sharing facility, which is expected to provide millions of people in emerging markets access to electronic payments. It is all part of an effort to increase universal financial access by 2020.
The five million members of the Fuel Rewards program can now link their loyalty, credit, debit and prepaid cards to their smartphones. These capabilities will be complemented by the May 2015 roll-out of the company’s next-generation card-linked offer (CLO) program, which allows members to link any debit or credit card to the loyalty program.