Reloadable Visa Virtual/Digital Account Handy U Combines All Things Payment

IATAI Enterprises (IATAI) and BPP have developed a universal and customizable payment, rewards and insurance solution for consumers, businesses and merchants. Handy U is a reloadable Visa virtual/digital account that enables IATAI’s travel and insurance clients to instantly make and receive payments, access benefits and redeem rewards generated by their loyalty programs. Handy U is…

V+MA 1Q/17 International CIF Up 7.7% YOY Driven by MA +9.9% YOY

International payment cards-in-force (CIF) for Visa and MasterCard, excluding Visa Europe, increased 7.7% year-on-year (YOY) in the first quarter (1Q/17). International debit card CIF rose 15.7% YOY, while international credit card CIF increased 33.6% YOY, according to CardData. The figures are skewed as Visa began reporting Europe data in the third quarter. With Visa Europe…

Rambus & Google Buddy to Power Interac on Android Pay in Canada

Interac Debit on Android Pay in Canada is coming thanks to a partnership between Rambus, Google and Interac Association / Acxsys, the organizations behind Canada’s leading payment brand, Interac. Through the Interac Token Service Provider (TSP), which was developed in collaboration with Rambus, Interac debit cardholders can make secure mobile debit payments, now using Android…

Debit Cards More Secure with Growing Popularity Among Small Businesses

Purchases of goods and services totaled $9.550 trillion in 2015, up 3.4% year-on-year (YOY). The four card-based methods of payment of credit, debit, prepaid, and electronic benefits transfer generated $5.665 trillion in purchases or 59.32% of all consumer payment systems volume. Credit cards accounted for $2.932 billion, 30.70% of volume. Debit cards accounted for $2.420,…

Cryptocurrency + Bank + Visa with Complete Anonymity? – Probably All Hat No Cattle

The creators of the digital currency known as DIBCOIN, reportedly have inked a billion-dollar liquidity partnership with Digitas Bank enabling present and future DIBCOIN holders the ability to deposit and withdraw DIBCOIN and FIAT currency in a single transaction and with complete financial privacy. On top of this customers can use an anonymous VISA debit…

Global Payment Cards (V+MA+AXP+DFS) Tops 5 Billion Up 6% YOY

Global payment cards-in force (CIF) [credit + debit] grew by 19.2% year-on-year (YOY) in the fourth quarter (4Q/16) to 4995 million. However, the figure for 4Q/16 includes 554 million for Visa Europe. (Visa added Visa Europe data as of 3Q/16.) Therefore, discounting Europe, the growth in global CIF was 6.0% YOY, adjusted, according to CardData.…