CardFlash News Briefs: CREDIT KARMA (scores); GPN (Apple Pay); VIRTUAL PIGGY (execs) and NFC Forum (white paper).
CREDIT KARMA – Credit Karma has given away its one billionth free credit score since its launch in 2008, without charging people a single penny. The company has over 45 million members, who together give it insight into roughly one-fifth of America’s $11.85 trillion in household debt.
GPN – Global Payments is now offering its merchants in Canada the ability to accept American Express payments made with Apple Pay, which is transforming mobile payments with an easy, secure and private way to pay.
VIRTUAL PIGGY – Virtual Piggy, provider of award-winning payment technology, Oink, announced the addition of Käthe Anchel to Virtual Piggy as CEO, and Martha McGeary Snider to Virtual Piggy as Chairman of the Board.
NFC FORUM – The NFC Forum today announced the publication of a white paper entitled “U.S. Retailers: Why You’re Not as Ready as You Think for Today’s Retail Payments Migration,” which helps retailers ensure that they are fully prepared to address the payment transitions that are taking place in today’s retail environment.