In today’s CardFlash News Que: CHASE (Epcot); CONSTELLATION (website); TIMETRIC (Morocco); and NWA (Visa).
CHASE – The Chase Lounge at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival will return for the fourth year with new features. The festival, running from September 25 through November 16, 2015, will welcome celebrity chefs, debut new marketplaces and tastes from around the world and celebrate guests’ favorite dining traditions. As the sponsor of the festival, Chase aims to create a unique experience for all its credit and debit cardmembers to enjoy.
CONSTELLATION – Constellation Payments, a leading gateway and merchant services provider for software companies, franchisors, direct sales organizations, and large merchants, launched a new, redesigned version of its website, csipay.com. The cleaner, modern design signifies the evolution and accelerated growth of the company.
TIMETRIC – In Morocco, check payments and credit transfers were the most popular payment instruments in 2014. They had a combined industry share of more than 97 percent in terms of a transaction value. A share of payment cards amounted to 1 percent in the same year, up by 0.5 percent from 2010. Growth of retail industries and e-commerce and EMV standards’ adoption are among key factors supporting growth of the industry.
NWA – Northwest Federal Credit Union’s FirstCard Visa Platinum was recognized for the second year in a row by MONEY magazine on their list of “Best Credit Cards”. One of 14 cards selected from thousands of cards in five categories, the product was touted as a top choice for consumers seeking to build or restore credit. MONEY collaborated with personal finance site, NerdWallet to choose cards that provide financially sound benefits for first-time borrowers, including no annual fees and low interest rates.