Singapore-based GoSwiff mobile commerce and marketing services launched its integrated mCommerce platform of payment solutions. The goSwiff mCommerce Platform is designed to maximize revenue and customer loyalty via the increasing number of channels through which customers make purchases today.
One of the leading retail companies in Russia, is improving customer service and the overall brand experience by deploying NCR SelfServ Checkouts at its stores in Moscow, Ekaterinburg and St Petersburg.
CardWeb.com’s CardExecs database of card industry movers and shakers today features Glenn Schneider, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Discover Financial Services.
Global consumer confidence is coming back slowly, but surely. An quarterly Index finds it has now exceeded a pre-recession level of for three consecutive quarters.
A new survey finds 40% of North American consumers have used their smartphones to make a payment at a merchant location, up from 16% reported in a similar survey two years ago. The study found that 8% of respondents use digital currencies to complete a payment transaction at least weekly, and 18% expect they will use digital currencies at least weekly by 2020.
MasterCard announced its service to the Muslim lifestyle segment with its Zilzar.com partnership, a Muslim Lifestyle Marketplace platform. Zilzar.com is a business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer (B2C) platform which will provide robust information and content for users, sellers, buyers, and halal certification bodies, engaging them across sectors of Islamic finance, food, travel, logistics, cosmetics and fashion, among others.
CardWeb.com’s CardWatch database of more than 57,000 marketing items including direct mail, print ads, TV ads, etc. today features the Bank of America “Bennie Stops Growing” TV ad.
AstroPay cross-border payment services implemented prepaid card technology in China following a successful six-month pilot. During the pilot, AstroPay sold over $1 million USD in card value to Chinese consumers and as a result of this early success.
Online shopping in Taiwan will soon be made simpler with the launch of MasterPass, MasterCard’s global digital payment solution, on November 19. MasterPass eliminates the need to enter detailed payment and shipping information with every purchase, and simplifies and speeds up the process of completing a transaction from any connected device.
The top six U.S. credit card issuers are all reporting a slight uptick in delinquency for the third quarter. However, Bank of America held steady. Therefore, charge-offs will likely head higher in the first quarter of 2015 as the fourth quarter denominator will be higher.
While CVS, Rite Aid and Walmart trashed Apple Pay this week, McDonald’s U.S. customers have another way to pay for their orders, thanks to a collaboration with Softcard. Customers will now be able to tap and pay both in-restaurant and in the drive-thru lane at all U.S. McDonald’s locations, marking the largest deployment of NFC-based mobile commerce in drive-thru.
First National Bank of Omaha has introduced the Yale University MasterCard. The Yale MasterCard features First Bankcard’s new Complete Rewards program.