Mastercard APMEA

MasterCard’s (MC) Asia Pacific – Middle East – Africa (APMEA) region Q2/15 FX-adjusted Purchase Dollar Volume (PDV) is expected to dip to 14.6% for the third quarter, according to RAM Research. MC’s APMEA region Q2/15 FX-adjusted PDV rose year-on-year (YOY) by 15.4% in the second quarter, according to CardData.


Visa’s (VS) Central Europe – Middle East – Africa (CEMEA) region Gross Dollar Volume (GDV) FX-adjusted is expected to rebound in the third quarter with year-on-year (YOY) gain of 9.9%, according to RAM Research.
VS CEMEA GDV hit the brakes in the second quarter with a YOY gain of 7.1%, compared to 12.4% in the prior quarter and 12.8% in the year ago quarter, according to CardData.

Cumberland SmartPay

MA-based Cumberland Farms, a gasoline and convenience retailer, reports its brand has sold $1 billion in gas through its SmartPay program since its launch in January 2013. Over the last 12 months, transaction volume has more than doubled and continues to grow rapidly, making SmartPay Check-Link the most popular method of payment at the pump.

MC Start Path

MasterCard has launched a unique six-month partnership program for startups including Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa and Latin America, as well as in Canada. Start Path Global builds on Start Path’s efforts over the past 18 months having provided a variety of operational support, partnership, or investment for over 40 startups developing the next generation of commerce solutions, including Nymi, ZenCard, BillHop and Gone.