In today’s CardFlash News Que: GIVECENTRAL (donors); MAG (CyberRisk Hub); BESTBLACKFRIDAY (sales); and NCR (Poelma).
GIVECENTRAL – GiveCentral, the innovative, web-based fundraising tool for nonprofits, announced it is now working with major credit card companies to automatically and securely update donors’ credit cards, minimizing the number of “lost” donations from expired or compromised cards. GiveCentral estimates that, across its membership, partners will save a collective $30 million in donations that otherwise may have been lost.
MAG – Merchant Advisory Group is deeply concerned about protecting consumer’s data and their brand. With cyber attack attempts growing, the CyberRisk Hub is meant to serve as a resource to merchants who are concerned about, or possibly even dealing with, fraudulent intrusions. Even with strong security and privacy controls in place, organizations can be victimized by internal fraud, business interruption, and damage to data, theft of data or cyber extortion, and it is critical that merchants have adequate tools at their fingertips to help manage these concerns.
BESTBLACKFRIDAY – BestBlackFriday.com, a deal tracking website focused on analyzing holiday sales, has released its annual survey report made up of 1,140 participants who plan on shopping this year. While 47% of participants believe that stores should be closed on Thanksgiving, 33% will still shop in-stores or online. About 32% plan on spending $501 or more (53% men, 47% women); 38% plan on spending $1-$250 (45% men, 55% women); and the 35+ group will spend more than the 18-24 group.
NCR – Chris Poelma, president and general manager of NCR Small Business, will speak about the omnichannel experience on a panel of mobile payments experts at Money20/20, an event that brings together key industry leaders in financial services and payments. In addition, NCR Small Business is teaming up with Creditcall, an EMV-ready payment gateway and EMV Kernel provider, to give Money20/20 attendees demonstrations of the NCR Silver EMV solution. It’s powered by Creditcall’s ChipDNA, an EMV SDK for iOS, Android, Windows and Linux.