CardWeb.com’s CardExecs database of payments industry movers and shakers today features Melisa Miller – Executive VP & President, Retail Credit Services of Alliance Data.
Americans’ debt has increased over the past three decades, due particularly to home mortgages and student loans, with important implications for long-term economic mobility. A full 80% of Americans hold at least some form of debt, and nearly 7 in 10 say debt is a necessity in their lives, even though they would prefer not to have it.
MasterCard announced that more travelers around the world will be able to check out quickly and securely now that several new transit and travel retailers are offering MasterPass. Accepted in 24 countries, MasterPass enables consumers to pay for the things they want with the security they demand, anywhere online or in-app, using any device.
CardWeb.com’s CardData database of Company Profiles today features Nuspay.
CardWeb.com’s CardConferences today features the R2 Retail Reinvention, August 4-5 conference at Chicago’s McCormick Place.
The ING Netherlands app can now make voice-activated payments leveraging voice biometrics technology from Nuance Communications. A smart alternative to PINs and passwords, voice biometrics makes mobile banking easier in the ING Netherlands mobile banking app.
CardWeb.com’s CardWatch database of more than 57,000 marketing items today features the Plenti TV Spot, ‘Musical.’
The global Internet of Things (IoT) in Retail Market is expected to grow from US$14.3 billion to US$35.5 billion by 2020 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 20.0%. IoT in retail is majorly used to manage inventory, track theft and loss, mobile payments, shopper intelligence, and advertising and marketing inventory.
In today’s CardFlash News Que: UPSTART (Marketo); ACCEPTEMAIL (PayWithMyBank); ACI (R2) and NACHA (Payments 2016).
While the average yield for U.S. Visa and MasterCard-branded credit cards, issued by the top four issuers, declined 10 basis points (bps) sequentially (QOQ) in the second quarter to 11.44%, the peer group has bumped up by 6 bps year-on-year (YOY). In Q2/15, Chase was the only top issuer with an increase in yield QOQ, according to CardData.
A new survey has found 68% of mobile payment users report that they are using the alternative payment methods more than last year and 87% of consumers surveyed think merchant-specific gift cards are convenient to use, even higher than bank-connected debit cards (82%).
San Francisco-based Xoom, being acquired by PayPal, has launched its money transfer service to Hong Kong. This bank deposit service allows immigrants from Hong Kong and other individuals to conveniently send money online to bank accounts in Hong Kong with their U.S. bank accounts, credit cards, or debit cards.