Purchase dollar volume (PDV) for Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover cards (credit + debit) in the U.S. climbed 8.0% year-on-year (YOY) in Q3/15 reaching a record $1214 billion. Visa led the way in the third quarter posting a 9.7% YOY gain for U.S. PDV, according to CardData.
Worldline and Equens are getting married. Equens is a prominent European payment services provider, headquartered in Utrecht, Netherlands, with €305 million 2015 revenue. Equens Worldline Company will become the largest pan-European financial processor, targeting 2016 revenue of € 700 million and OMDA of € 120 million, managing approximatively 100 million payment cards and employing 3,000 experts in payment.
USAA has launched a pilot that allows a limited group of USAA members to view their bitcoin balance on USAA.com and the USAA Mobile App. This pilot was rolled out to USAA employees in September and is now being extended to a select group of USAA members.