The new emerging Black is Thanksgiving as more retailers noticed the trend last year and are opening earlier this year. Specially timed and targeted coupons are also the hottest trend in pushing in-store and online sales on Thanksgiving.
About one-quarter of Canadians have used a mobile device to make an online purchase over the past three months. Around 68% of smartphone owners are aware of NFC or QR Codes, with 65% likely to make NFC or QR payments over the next six months.
Paylib is positioning itself to become the major e-wallet in France for e-business and m-business. The company recently signed deals with Crédit Agricole and MasterCard.
Brits say pet goldfish, toasters and vacuum cleaners are among the most thoughtless gifts to give and receive. Giving cash as a gift is considered to be thoughtless gift by one in four (28%) Brits.
TouchSuite has launched its retail solutions and services in the Canadian market and will target the salon and spa industry with its new Firefly POS system.
CardWeb.com’s CardWatch database of more than 57,000 marketing items today features the Capital One Spark Business “Baseball Tickets” TV ad.
Twitter is testing a new way for U.S. advertisers to connect with consumers on Twitter, enabling advertisers to create card-linked promotions and share them directly with Twitter users.
Peer-to-Peer (P2P) lending service, Zopa, has teamed with AU10TIX for improved ID authentication. AU10TIX will protect its lenders against fraud by verifying borrowers by checking official identifications including passports, driving licenses and official national ID cards.
CardWeb.com’s CardExecs database of payments industry mover and shakers today features Shazia Manus, Chief Executive Officer of The Members Group (TMG).
UK-based Worldpay has signed a deal to acquire Austin, TX-based SecureNet Payment Systems. The company’s sophisticated single stack of payment APIs and flexible architecture allows integration for all types of transactions, in all development languages, across all channels.
The largest private credit reporting agency in Malaysia
will offer FICO Scores to all its clients beginning early 2015.
The CTOS-FICO Consumer Credit Score is created by analyzing the information found in CTOS’s comprehensive credit information database.
The UGO Wallet is here. In its initial release, UGO Wallet is available for use with eligible TD Bank credit cards and PC Financial MasterCard credit cards.