CO-based CPI Card Group has inked a deal with the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) as the ICBA Preferred Service Provider for instant issuance payment solutions. The expansion comes through ICBA’s recognition of CPI’s Card@Once technology.
The number of open U.S. credit card accounts among the top four issuers was essentially flat for all of 2014, rising 0.6% year-on-year (Y/Y), but declining 0.6% quarter-to-quarter (Q/Q). While the top two issuers lost ground last year, Capital One is the only issuer with real account growth.
MasterCard’s LAC (Latin America and Carribbean) region Gross Dollar Volume (GDV) rose year-on-year (Y/Y) 16.0%, on a local currency basis, in the fourth quarter (Q4/14). Growth in the region has been relatively weak and will likely remain so through 2015.
Equifax has opened up its treasure trove of consumer credit statistics drawn from its consumer credit database of more than 210 million consumers. Investors will now have access to a special subset of data from the company’s National Consumer Credit Trends Report.