Bank of America (BofA) reported a decline of 0.8% in Year-on-Year (Y/Y) average U.S. bank credit card outstandings of $88.4 billion for the fourth quarter (Q4/14). Meanwhile, Purchase Dollar Volume (PDV) for BofA’s U.S. bank credit cards rose 2.6% Y/Y and up 3.9% Quarter-to-Quarter (Q/Q) to $69.2 billion
The number of payment card portfolios sold in 2014 dipped to just five portfolios worth $2.7 billion. This was down significantly from year end 2013 and the record card deals done in 2012. In 2013 an estimated $17.2 billion in 10 portfolios were done, not including numerous tiny card portfolio sales ( < $10MM).
AZ-based Spindle has inked a deal with withTransaction Data USA (TD USA) to resell both Spindle’s payment aggregation services and its Yowza!! Offers mobile marketing services. TD USA is a payment processing industry consulting firm.
A new customer case study of Xpress Bill Pay’s use of Prime Factors’ EncryptRIGHT data protection and enterprise crypto key management capabilities has been released. Prime Factors encryption and tokenization product is well regarded in the payments industry.
The majority of respondents in a new mobile payments market study said they use mobile phones for payment transactions. About 31% of customers anticipate an increase of 5%-25% in payments through mobile phones over the next six months.
Citibank faced a rough 2014 as fourth quarter (Q4/14)net revenues declined 8% sequentially (Q/Q) and flat year-on-year (Y/Y) to $16.5 billion. Citi’s Global Consumer Banking business declined 2% Q/Q and flat Y/Y to $9.5 billion for Q4/14.
CardWeb.com’s CardExecs database of payments industry movers and shakers today features Robert Hammer, CEO and Founder of R.K. Hammer.
Kansas City-based Commerce Bank is now offering a Visa Rewards credit card program in affiliation with Southern Illinois University (SIU) Alumni Association, North Dakota State University (NDSU) Alumni Association and Tennis Express.
In a payment card industry first, Clements Worldwide and the State Department Federal Credit Union (SDFCU), have teamed to offer a credit card-based term life insurance program.
Austin-based Buzz Points has named Dwayne Spradlin as Chief Executive Officer. Since its launch, Buzz Points has expanded to 32 markets in 24 states.
Fiserv launched CardValet mobile card management application allowing financial institutions to improve cardholder engagement and reduce fraud losses. In doing so it allows cardholders to monitor and control how, when and where their cards are used. CardValet from Fiserv is a turnkey mobile application that can be downloaded from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. Using CardValet, cardholders can turn their card off when their card is not in use, establish spending limits to allow transactions up to a certain dollar value and decline transactions when amounts exceed predefined thresholds. Transactions can be monitored or controlled for specific merchant categories, such as travel, restaurants, or entertainment, and can be denied or reported for specific types of merchants. Alerts can also be established to inform cardholders of specific types of transactions and sent when a card is used, when a transaction is approved and exceeds any of the permitted use policies, or when a card transaction has been attempted.
NY-based ShopKeep has introduced a new iOS mobile reporting application that enables merchants to quickly access their business data in real-time, wherever they are. The cloud-based technology provider has more than 16,000 registers in use by retail shops, restaurants, and other organizations.