Visa Europe (VE) is poised to top € 2 trillion of POS purchase transaction (PTV) volume in 2018 and easily exceed € 2.2 trillion the following year. VE will likely, in 2015, capture more than €1 in €6 of everyday consumer spending across Europe, according to CardData. Forecaster RAM Research’s CAGR Corner computes VE’s compound annual growth rate (CAGR) at 9.74% and sees nothing on the horizon to dampen the current trajectory.
In a continuing effort to exit international consumer banking Citi inks a final deal to unload its Citi Cards Japan business to Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank for an estimated US$350 million. The deal, with began negotiations in December, includes 743,000 customer accounts and an exclusive franchise for Diners Club cards in Japan, according to CardData.
Austin-based Mozido is plowing big bucks into HCE (host card emulation) technology via a strategic investment in SimplyTapp.
Mozido will leverage SimplyTapp’s open card issuance platform to allow merchants to support NFC for more efficient and secure transactions within the merchants’ branded mobile application environment.
Ingenico has unveiled the first and only PCI PTS 4.0 and SRED-certified mobile card reader equipped to accept both EMV and magstripe card payments, as well as NFC/contactless payments. The new Ingenico RP450c can be attached to a mobile device via audio jack, or used as a separate Bluetooth companion or in docking station mode.