In today’s CardFlash News Que: MERCATOR (smartphones); Creditcall (EMV); CAPRA (NACS); and SYNCHRONY (Money 20/20).
MERCATOR- Mercator Advisory Group’s most recent Insight Report from the CustomerMonitor Survey Series reveals that as smartphone penetration increases, reaching 72% of U.S. adults, more consumers are using their phones to make payments. In fact, 42% of smartphone owners have used their mobile device to pay for goods and services in stores or online. Based on U.S. Census Bureau data, approximately 71.5 million U.S. adults used mobile payments in 2015, up from 61 million in 2014.
CREDITCALL – Creditcall, an EMV-ready payment gateway and EMV migration specialist has secured EMV certification for its suite of EMV SDKs, ChipDNA for Linux and Windows and the Verifone VX 820 PINpad by Chase Paymentech, a global leader in credit card processing. Uniquely, the certification applies to both credit and PIN debit cards allowing merchants to easily and quickly become fully EMV compliant.
CAPRA – W. Capra says it is extremely excited with the success of the 2015 NACS Show and the ongoing impact it is having on the Convenience and Fuel Retail industry. Through 15 years of involvement and investment, W. Capra continues to see its impact expand through sharing its insights and experiences in educational sessions, driving meaningful conversations on the expo floor with retailers and suppliers, and providing executive level guidance at the Technology Edge Solutions Center. As the industry progresses through a technological transformation, W. Capra will continue to position itself as an advocate for all players.
SYNCHRONY – Learn more about Synchrony Financial’s digital innovation at Money 20/20, October 25-28, 2015 in Las Vegas, NV. Visit them at Booth #2114 to see they we engage the digital customer and its CEO, Margaret Keane, will moderate a panel discussion on “The Retail Engagement Journey: Mobile, Local & Personalized.”