A new survey discovers the majority of IT departments (86%) plan to implement two-factor authentication for access to cloud applications. Currently, 38% of users utilize two-factor authentication, this is expected to rise to over half (51%) of users using it in two years. Over half (57%) already use two-factor authentication to secure external users’ access to resources, indicating the varied use of the technology.
MasterCard and Cardlytics inked an agreement to deliver targeted card-linked services to US banks of all sizes. The new partnership will match Cardlytics card-linked marketing solutions and advertising expertise with MasterCard’s bank partners and its offers and rewards platform to deliver a solution that is unsurpassed in the loyalty business.
CT-based CardFellow, a free web-based service helping businesses find their perfect credit card processor reports its client portfolio now exceeds $1 billion in transactions processed each year. The Company also inked an agreement with credit card processor Payment Depot.
American Express is committed to make Apple Pay to be available in key global markets allowing its cardholders to pay on the go with an iPhone, Apple Watch or iPad. Apple Pay is expected to be available for Card Members in Canada and Australia this year and in Spain, Singapore and Hong Kong in 2016.
New research shows the average cost of a data breach to a company last year was $3.8 million, a 23% increase from 2013. About 84% of adults with incomes of $100K or more indicated that the security of their financial information was their greatest concern regarding their bank, as did 85% of adults who are college graduates.
First Data posted 3Q/15 revenue of $2.9 billion, up 5% year-on-year (YOY). Segment revenue, which modifies consolidated revenue for pass-through items and other impacts, was $1.8 billion for the quarter, up 4% YOY, or up 7% excluding currency impacts.