Mastercard Top Exec to Lead Global Sustainability + Inclusive Growth

Mastercard has ankled Shamina Singh, president of the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth, to assume oversight of the company’s sustainability efforts in addition to her current responsibilities. In this newly created role, Singh will lead the creation and execution of a sustainability strategy, taking into consideration how the company operates in the current social, cultural…

Anon Coin Market Ready for a Big Shakeout in Wake of Ponzi Cryptocurrency Scams

UK-based cryptocurrency CLOAKCOIN is ready to take on the so-called anon coin market currently being dominated by the latecomers like Monero, ZCash, and others. There are also examples of many people abusing the anon coin market to turn it into an “easy come, easy go” market by creating Ponzi-like schemes around it. These fraudulent actions on…

First Data’s Clover Go Reader Among Top Innovative Products of 2016

Among this year biggest payments innovations and product introductions is First Data’s new Clover Go “All-In-One” reader. It is the first fully integrated payment card reader that accepts payments via card swipes, EMV and NFC transactions (including Apple Pay, Android Pay & Samsung Pay) all through a single device.   Beyond its convenient all-in-one functionality,…

Nationwide Continues Blistering Battle with CFPB Operation Choke Point Litigation

Nationwide Biweekly Administration (Nationwide) has been allowed to move forward with its Operation Choke Point claims against the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Operation Choke Point is a U. S. Department of Justice initiative meant to block access to payment systems by targeted businesses and shut them down without a court order. In an order…

Top 4 U.S. Credit Card Issuer Outstandings Up 9.1% YOY – CardData.com

U.S. credit card outstandings end-of-period (EOP) among the Top 4 U.S. issuers gained 9.1% in the third quarter (3Q/16) year-on-year (YOY) to $394.5 billion.  The gain was driven largely by Citibank as its acquisition of the Costco card portfolio from American Express has skyrocketed outstandings. BofA was unseated as the nation’s second largest in the second…