More than half of Americans expect a greener outlook in the next six months, and this optimism is strongest among Millennials (70% vs. 64% in 2014). For the second year in a row, employed Americans are reporting that they feel more stable in their jobs than they did a year ago (34% vs. 25% in 2014).
Atlanta-based Payscape has formed its first Board of Directors consisting of co-founders, Adam Bloomston and Jeremy Wing, along with Jon Ziglar, CEO at Parkmobile, LLC, Dan Speight, Vice Chairman and COO at State Bank & Trust Company and Steve Kane, Senior Executive & General Counsel at Sterling Payment Technologies.
Shopify announced the launch of its new credit card reader that will allow Shopify merchants in the U.S. to securely accept chip and pin, tap, and swipe credit and debit cards as well as contactless payment technologies like Apple Pay.
Worldpay has unveiled Insights Services its big-data analytics proposition, harnessing the power of Worldpay’s payments information enabling retailers to better understand aggregated consumer spend and preferences, both online and in-store.
As the Pope’s visit is underway, MasterCard has launched the MasterCard Aid Network, an end-to-end, non-financial service designed to streamline aid distribution even in the absence of telecommunications infrastructure. Now, impacted populations can secure basic needs swiftly with the simple dip of a card.
Powa Technologies unveils its partnership with Canada’s leading independent Canadian payment processor, CT-Payment. The PowaPOS T25 is being introduced to the CT-Payment’s ISO and software developer partners as a preferred tablet-based POS platform for meeting the growing demand from their retail clients.
Munich-based family company Iris von Arnim is placing its trust in the payment solutions of electronic payment specialist Wirecard. The online shop of the international cashmere brand will now offer the option to pay by credit card thanks to Wirecard.
CardWeb.com’s CardExecs database of payments industry movers and shakers today features Biff Matthews, President & Founder of Cardware International.
PayPal says it received notice of an unsolicited “mini-tender” offer by TRC Capital Corporation (TRC) to purchase up to 3 million shares of PayPal’s common stock at a price of $32.80 per share in cash. The offering price is 4.6 percent below the closing price per share of PayPal’s common stock on September 9, 2015, the last trading day before the offer was commenced. The offer is for approximately 0.25 percent of the outstanding shares of PayPal’s common stock.
BankPlus recently extended its relationship with Digital Insight, an NCR company, for five and a half more years. The bank offers Digital Insight’s suite of SaaS solutions including Online Banking and iOS and Android mobile and tablet banking.
MUFG has ankled Kanetsugu (“Sugu”) Mike to serve as Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors effective October 23rd. Current Executive Chairman Masashi Oka will be Special Advisor to BTMU President Nobuyuki Hirano.
In today’s CardFlash News Que: TIMETRIC (Mexico); SYNCHRONY (volunteers); THREATMETRIX (award); and GEMALTO (award).