MN-based Entrust Datacard unveiled the Datacard Artista VHD Retransfer Color Printing module GEN 2. Designed to work inline with the Datacard MX Series card issuance systems, this second generation inline printer module offers on-demand, 600 dpi full-color, edge-to-edge card printing for card and credential programs in the financial, government, retail, loyalty, and healthcare markets.
Prepaid specialist CashStar and Maritz Motivation Solutions have inked a strategic partnership to power Maritz Motivation Solutions’ digital gift card offerings. The CashStar Commerce platform now enables Maritz Motivation Solutions to offer personalized digital gift cards from leading retailers and restaurants to its program participants as a reward option.
PSCU has inked a partnership with Member Driven Technologies (MDT) to provide call center support to MDT’s roster of credit union clients. MDT is the largest reseller of Symitar core processing services to the credit union market and has over 150 credit unions clients throughout the U.S.
Charge-offs among the nation’s top 6 issuers dropped 22 basis points (bps) year-on-year (YOY) to 2.81% for the second quarter, and down 16 bps sequentially. Bank of America (BofA) has done the best job of reigning in card losses, dropping 43 bps YOY.
Purchase transactions (PTX) for U.S. Visa and MasterCard credit cards rose 11.7% year-on-year (YOY) in the second quarter to 5908 million. PTX for U.S. Visa and MasterCard debit cards rose 7.0% YOY in Q2/15 to 12986 million. Both metrics have been slowing over the past year.