Visa (VS) and MasterCard (MC) Global Gross Dollar Volume (GDV) will likely increase 8.3% in the fourth quarter to $3189 billion. CardData projects U.S. GDV will come in at $1122 billion and International GDV will come in at $2067 billion.
Fidelity credit cardholders directing their cash rewards into a Fidelity account will average $1,476 in cash rewards in 2014. If they earn a similar sum each year and direct the cash towards a 529 college savings account every year for 18 years, the total rewards accumulated could exceed $26,000, without even factoring in potential compound annual growth.
India’s ICICI Bank launched ‘Pockets by ICICI Bank’ app allowing NRI customers to access their bank accounts on Facebook. Tapping the convenience of banking while on social media, customers can carry out important tasks through this app which include viewing account summary, E-statement as well as a mini statement of ICICI Bank India NRE/ NRO savings bank account. A customer can access the application by logging in with his Facebook user ID and searching for ‘Pockets by ICICI Bank’. He/she will have to register for the app to activate and start using it.
Wallet One (W1) international payment system has launched its multi-currency e-wallet via franchising model. The product is available on web interface and mobile applications (both for iOS and Android). It provides country-adapted interface, meets all requirements of the national regulations, and supports all key features of the W1 international payment system. Via the e-wallet users can pay more than 350 local service providers and supports over 100 methods of topping- up the wallet and money withdrawal.