VA-based Phoenix Managed Networks has completed the deployment of VeriFone’s next-generation IntelliNAC i6 network access controller to Phoenix’s PCI compliant transactions network. IntelliNAC has been certified by select payment processors on the Phoenix network and is now processing nearly one hundred million transactions a month.
NY-based The Small Business Authority, (not a part of or endorsed by the U.S. Small Business Administration), is offering the American Express Full Acquiring Program to its small business customers and sales channels via its merchant processing segment, Newtek Merchant Solutions.
Palo Alto, CA-based WePay has introduced WePay Clear which provides platforms ” crowdfunding sites, online marketplaces, and business software ” with all of the tools they need to enable their users to accept payments, including merchant onboarding, credit card processing, and payouts.
The Ethoca global network has added more alerts from card issuers in new geographies, expanded debit and credit portfolios and new data sources, including disputes from customer service issues
Synchrony Financial (f/k/a/ GE Capital Retail Finance) has inked a second deal this week for a jewelers’ retail store card. In the first quarter of 2015, the new REEDS Jewelers private label credit card program will be introduced.
First Data has launched a company-wide military engagement strategy aimed at helping the veteran-owned business community and service members and their families transitioning to civilian careers.
CardWeb.com’s CardWatch database of more than 57,000 marketing items included direct mail, print ads, TV ads, etc. today features the Spark Business Records TV ad from Capital One.
Los Angeles-based Mandalay Digital Group has purchased Xyo’s app search engine and contextual advertising technologies. Xyo co-founders Zoe Adamovicz and Marcin Rudolf will join the Digital Turbine team.
CardWeb.com’s CardData financial database projects global marketing expense by the four payment card networks will slightly increase in the third quarter to $1578 million. Visa announced this week it will release its latest quarterly results on October 29th after the market close. MasterCard will report on October 30th before the market opening. American Express will report Q3 on October 15th after the market close. Discover reports October 21st after the market close.
Global growth rates for B2C E-Commerce will likely slow from close to +20% in 2014 to around 10% by 2018. The Asia-Pacific region is forecasted to be the fastest growing B2C E-Commerce market worldwide and to overtake North America as the number one region in terms of B2C E-Commerce sales within a few years.
Saturday Night Live now has its own MasterCard as the result of a partnership between Alliance Data Retail Services and Broadway Video. Among card perks are rewards for purchases and SNL tickets and exclusive SNL-related offers.
Boosted by an increase in real wages and a leveling off of unemployment claims gave a postive nudge to consumer spending in September. Deloitte says steady economic improvements influencing consumer spending point to a more optimistic outlook for the year-end shopping season.