Special Breaking News Mentions in Today’s CardFlash

Breaking News: TIMETRIC (France); LOYLOGIC (loyalty); CSI (Texas); and SAFETYPAY (expansion). TIMETRIC – The ‘The Cards and Payments Industry in France: Emerging Trends and Opportunities to 2019’ Timetric report provides detailed analysis of market trends in France’s cards and payments industry. It provides values and volumes for a number of key performance indicators in the…

APTA & NFC Forum Join to Educate Public Transportation

APTA & NFC Forum Join to Educate Public Transportation

The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) and the NFC Forum have inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will enable the two organizations to jointly educate the industry on Near Field Communication (NFC) technologies supporting the needs of public transportation operators. NFC technology has a broad range of use cases and applications. In public transportation…

MasterCard IQ Series Targets Card Fraud

MasterCard IQ Series Targets Card Fraud

MasterCard IQ series, a suite of pioneering solutions that use real-time intelligence to empower issuers to make more informed fraud management decisions is here. Through this effort, cardholders and merchants would see a reduced number of transactions unnecessarily declined, while maintaining the highest levels of security. Javelin estimates that one out of every six cardholders…

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Data Broker Defendants Settle FTC Charges

A group of defendants have settled Federal Trade Commission charges that they knowingly provided scammers with hundreds of thousands of consumers’ sensitive personal information – including Social Security and bank account numbers. The proposed federal court orders prohibit John Ayers, LeapLab and Leads Company from selling or transferring sensitive personal information about consumers to third…

CFPB Finalizes Consumer-Friendly Policy

CFPB Finalizes Consumer-Friendly Policy

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) finalized a policy to facilitate consumer access to financial products and services that promise substantial benefit to consumers. The new policy establishes a process for companies to apply for a statement from Bureau staff that would reduce regulatory uncertainty for a new product or service that offers the potential…

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TeleSign and Orange do the Tango for Security

TeleSign has inked an agreement with Orange, one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators, to deliver mobile identity and fraud prevention services this year. This new partnership brings together TeleSign’s portfolio of authentication and mobile identity solutions with Orange’s unique insights about its network and subscribers. This combination will lead to the delivery of enhanced…

GPN + Apple Pay + China UnionPay

GPN + Apple Pay + China UnionPay

Global Payments will offer merchants in China the ability to accept China UnionPay payments made with Apple Pay. Global Payments is fully enabled for Apple Pay acceptance, allowing merchants to offer their customers the convenience of paying quickly and easily with Apple Pay in-store. Security and privacy are at the core of Apple Pay. The solution…