TouchSuite has teamed with Frederick, to offer the company’s automated marketing platform as an integrated solution within its Firefly Salon point of sale system.
CardWeb.com’s CardExecs database of payments industry movers and shakers today features Carolyn Homberger, Group President, Customer Management & Maintenance of ACI Worldwide.
Boston-based Abine is launching a new beta service designed to help Bitcoin users more fully participate in online commerce. The invite-only beta will enable Bitcoin to Abine Masked Card purchases at any merchant.
Online billing service Hiveage’s newest API allows users to connect online billing with Hiveage straight into their own applications, such as shopping carts and online order forms, and retrieve data to generate reports for accounting.
CardWeb.com’s CardExecs database of payments industry movers and shakers today features Dave Hobday, Managing Director of Worldpay UK.
VA-based Intelishift Technologies now accepts payment in Bitcoin. Colocation providers can now pay for their colocation hosting services using the virtual currency. A peer-to-peer type of payment, users can make transactions using Bitcoin without needing an intermediary.
Digital currency, AppleByte, is ready to take crowdfunding to prime time with the launch of an Indiegogo Campaign to raise money for artists worldwide. While AppleBytes re largely person-to-person, they can be purchased with either a credit card or bitcoin.
The California Korean American Grocers Association (KAGRO) and US Bankcard Services, Inc. (USBSI) have inked a deal to offer KAGRO members special payment benefits.
Ingenico Mobile Solutions has unveiled the industry’s first audio-jack based NFC/contactless mobile card acceptance solution with support for Apple Pay, MasterCard contactless and Visa payWave. Ingenico was the first to develop combined EMV and NFC features in smart terminals in the US and globally.
With the exception of Chase, the average yield for U.S. credit cards issued by the top four issuers, remained flat throughout 2014. However, RAM Research predicts U.S. credit card yields will decline slightly in the first quarter, despite the historical seasonality of Q1.
U.S. Visa (VS) and MasterCard (MC) credit card U.S. Gross Dollar Volume (GDV) will likely come in at $470 billion in the first quarter. Visa has posted strong double-digit gains in U.S. GDV and about double the growth rate of MasterCard.
After failing to secure a new co-branded credit card agreement with American Express, Costco has inked long-term deal with Citibank. The new Citi Visa cards will be effective next year.