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SwervePay to Offer Optum ID Single Sign On Access

Chicago-based SwervePay Health says it users will soon be able to sign into Link with their Optum ID through Single Sign On (SSO) access, allowing a seamless transition to SwervePay’s patient-centric payment solution. SwervePay’s partnership with Optum will enable users to access the SwervePay platform directly from Link via their Optum ID. Designed to create…

China UnionPay and Visa Ink Historic MOU

China UnionPay and Visa Ink Historic MOU

China UnionPay (CUP) and Visa inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in Shanghai with both parties agreeing to collaborate on payments security, innovation and financial inclusion. The MOU provides an important platform for CUP and Visa Inc., two world-leading payments networks, to work together to strengthen and create new value for the bank card ecosystem…

Breaking News Mentions in CardFlash February 29, 2016

SPENDGO – Spendgo, a provider of personalized customer engagement solutions for mobile apps and online stores has inked a partnership with Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, a Dallas-based family-run barbecue franchise, has delivered great results integrating Spendgo’s loyalty customer engagement solution, allowing guests to receive geo-targeted specials and earn points that can be redeemed for a free…

CardFellow Attacks the Rules Surrounding Card Surcharges

CardFellow Attacks the Rules Surrounding Card Surcharges

CT-based CardFellow released an infographic version of its popular blog post offering detailed information about the rules surrounding surcharges. The infographic combines information on card brand regulations, consumer opinions of surcharging, and details on credit card usage in order to highlight the multiple facets involved. Credit card processing costs have long been a thorn in…

Asia Pacific Consumers Embrace Digital Wallets

Consumers in Asia Pacific are embracing new mobile technologies with one in five (19.5%) using digital wallets, a two-fold increase from two years ago (9.7%). Smartphone users in emerging markets, China (45.0 percent) and India (36.7 percent) are the biggest adopters of digital wallets in the region while smartphone users in Singapore (23.3 percent) come…

Thai Payment Network & China UnionPay Join Forces

Thai Payment Network & China UnionPay Join Forces

Bangkok Bank, Krung Thai Bank, Kasikornbank and Siam Commercial Bank, says TPN (Thai Payment Network), Thailand’s local switching network constructed based on UnionPay technical standards officially went live. Previously UnionPay IC card standard became the industry standard of Thailand. Through the incorporation of a joint venture, UnionPay now offers the technical standard for building the…

Krungsri Consumer and JCB Launch a Payment Card

Krungsri Consumer and JCB Launch a Payment Card

Krungsri Consumer, a specialist in credit card and personal loan business in Thailand, and JCB have launched JCB credit card issuing in Thailand. Krungsri Consumer has a combined customer portfolio of over 7 million accounts, the biggest portfolio in Thailand. JCB cards are today issued in 20 countries with 91 million cardmembers and accepted at…