Combating card-not-present (CNP) fraud is no easy task requiring sophisticated fraud detection strategies. The benchmark industry standard CNP fraud loss currently averages 8.3 basis points (bps).
CA-based MyECheck continues to gain traction in the charitable and political donation arena. The Company recently signed the FL-based St Augustine School Alumni International public charity
Online money transfer company Optimal Payments Plc said it expects to beat its forecast for the full-year after robust sales at its high-margin Neteller e-wallet business drove first-half pretax profit up 78 percent. The company’s shares rose as much as 7.8 percent to 510 pence in early trade on the London Stock Exchange on Wednesday. Pretax profit jumped to $27.5 million for the six months ended June 30, from $15.5 million a year ago.
WorldRemit online money transfer service customers can now send remittances to Zantel EzyPesa accounts. The addition of EzyPesa means that WorldRemit now offers transfers to two of Tanzania’s four Mobile Money services. Customers can also send money to friends and family using Tigo Pesa. Tanzania is one of nine countries in the world where Mobile Money accounts outnumber bank accounts. WorldRemit already sends 25x more transfers to Mobile Money in Tanzania than to banks, even before the launch of EzyPeza.
Peer to peer lender Harmoney launched its online lending marketplace with $100m lending capital, bringing the world’s fastest growing form of lending to the Kiwi public. Peer to peer lending is an established form of investment, currently growing at more than 200% per annum, and has been described as “banking without the banks.” It is an increasingly popular form of crowd funding that is changing the way that people borrow and invest. In the United Kingdom, the UK Government is the largest funder of P2P loans. Harmoney’s fully compliant online platform automates the process of investing and borrowing. The system is fast, easy to use and offers a marketplace in which to transact with Bank Grade Security. A lower cost structure means that savings can be passed on to borrowers and investors.
Millicom international telecommunications and media company announced its Tigo operation in Tanzania has launched the world’s first mobile money service which offers users the opportunity to automatically earn a return on their balance direct to their wallet without the need for a separate registration. The service in Tanzania is called Tigo Wekeza (“Tigo Invests”), and will allow over 3.5 million Tigo Pesa users to benefit from quarterly payments based on the balance held in their account. Tigo Pesa users in Tanzania will also have the option to nominate a non-profit beneficiary, in line with their personal cultural belief.
Provisions for credit card losses among the top U.S. bank credit card issuers declined among most, ranging from 0% to -48%. The issuer with the largest provisions for credit losses is Discover and the smallest provisions for credit card losses is American Express, according to CardData.
CA-based Virtual Piggy is beefing up payment fraud protection for its Oink payment technology. Oink is the first e-commerce solution that enables kids and teens to manage and spend money within parental controls.
More Americans are relying less on credit cards since the Great Recession. A new report finds millennials in particular may have a greater aversion to debt, especially credit cards, since they grew up witnessing its effects on the economy.
CardWeb’s CardPixes database of more than 7,000 card images today features the Webster Bank Visa Signature Bonus Rewards card. The card is issued by Elan Financial Services.
The Credit Card division of China Everbright Bank is implementing an instant issuance solution for in-branch issuance of permanent credit cards. The DIY instant issuance system will be deployed in Beijing with 807 branches.
CardWeb’s CardExecs database today features Nancy Murphy, SVP of Investor Relations at FIS. FIS is the world’s largest provider of banking and payments technology solutions.