Bankers Healthcare Group Hooks-up with Afferent

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Bankers Healthcare Group has teamed with Afferent Provider Solutions, an education and services provider that helps healthcare professionals create wealth, manage risk and limit liability. This partnership will allow Afferent to offer its customers credit cards, business and personal loans through BHG, a leading provider of fast, hassle-free financial solutions for healthcare professionals.…

Chinese Payment Cards to Slow to a CAGR of 4.9% till 2020

Chinese Payment Cards to Slow to a CAGR of 4.9% till 2020

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] The Chinese payment cards market grew at a CAGR of 18.2% during the period 2012-2014 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.9% over the period 2015-2020. The total number of cards in circulation reached 4,949.2 million by the end of 2014, whereas the total population of the country…

Starr Companies Gets Your Back on Cuba Travels

Starr Companies Gets Your Back on Cuba Travels

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Starr Companies announced the availability of travel insurance and payment card assistance services for travel to Cuba. These plans provide trip cancellation and trip interruption insurance as well as accident and sickness benefits. In addition, the plans provide the coordination of medical and assistance services for travelers during their travel and…

Special Breaking News Mentions in Today’s CardFlash

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] APRIVA – Apriva has completed EMV certification with Global Payments for Ingenico’s Telium2 terminals connecting through the Apriva Gateway. This full-featured certification includes the wireless iWL220 and iWL250, as well as the iCT220 and iCT250 countertop models. The certification spans all major card brands, including Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and…

Low Oil Prices a Boon to Credit Card ABS

Low Oil Prices a Boon to Credit Card ABS

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Still-low oil prices could prove to be a boon for already-strong U.S. credit card ABS performance in the coming months. According to Fitch Ratings oil price declines are leading to a sustained drop in gasoline and heating oil prices this winter, which is adding more savings into U.S. households. Fitch notes…

PayPal Set to Rock Super Bowl First Quarter

PayPal Set to Rock Super Bowl First Quarter

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] PayPal unveiled its first major brand campaign as an independent company with a 45-second commercial that will air during the first quarter of Super Bowl 50. This will mark the first time the global digital commerce leader has advertised during television’s most-watched event. The new global campaign, called “New Money” will…

FuturePay and Shopify Buddy-Up to Improve Cart Conversions

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] FuturePay and Shopify have teamed. The partnership allows Shopify merchants to customize their online stores to cater to new types of online shoppers, create new revenue streams and increase average cart size. Merchants using Shopify will benefit by providing their customers with a customer-friendly financing option that works elegantly on any…

Special Breaking News Mentions in CardFlash February 5, 2016

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] CardFlash.com Breaking News: ADS (Boscov’s); GOLDMONEY (funding); WU (Viber); and NACHA (board). ADS – Alliance Data Systems says its Columbus, Ohio-based card services business, has signed a new long-term agreement to provide private label credit card services Boscov’s. Based in Reading, Pennsylvania, Boscov’s is the largest family-owned department store chain in the…

MUFG Americas Ankles New CIO & Ops Officer

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] MUFG has ankled Christopher Perretta as Chief Information & Operations Officer for MUFG Americas Holdings and its U.S. banking subsidiary, MUFG Union Bank, effective April 1st. Perretta will also serve on the company’s Executive Committee for the Americas as a policy making officer. He will be based in New York and…

Metal/Carbon/24K Cards Enter the Market

Metal/Carbon/24K Cards Enter the Market

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] WY-based Luxury Card has launched three new metal credit card products with patented designs and construction: the top-tier MasterCard Gold Card, the mid-level MasterCard Black Card and the base-level MasterCard Titanium Card. Luxury Card is the only credit card program in the world to offer a complete suite of metal and carbon…

VCN + Visa Net Poised to Kick Butt

VCN + Visa Net Poised to Kick Butt

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Visa has launched Visa Commerce Network, a new way for merchants to create online and in-app commerce experiences to acquire new customers, drive loyalty and increase sales with relevant offers. Visa Commerce Network is built on the world’s largest electronic payment network, VisaNet, and can be easily utilized by merchants through…

Identity Fraud Victims Reverses Course Finally

Identity Fraud Victims Reverses Course Finally

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] The number of identity fraud victims increased by three percent (13.1 million consumers) in the U.S. last year, but that the amount stolen decreased by 6% to $15 billion. The 2016 Identity Fraud Study by Javelin Strategy & Research found that the rise of EMV has already had a significant impact…