Visa CEMEA 4Q Card Metrics Soften Except for PTX

Visa CEMEA 4Q Card Metrics Soften Except for PTX

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Visa’s Central Europe – Middle East – Africa (CEMEA) region performance continues to soften as all value metrics continue to point downward. However, the number of purchase transactions continued to soar, while the number of accounts and cards have remained stable. Gross Dollar Volume (GDV), FX-adjusted, declined in the fourth quarter…

COF Soaring Charge-Offs Drives Down Big 6 Issuer Avg

COF Soaring Charge-Offs Drives Down Big 6 Issuer Avg

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Charge-offs among the nation’s top 6 issuers inched were down 22 basis points (bps) year-on-year (YOY) to 2.70% for the fourth quarter (4Q/15), but up 13 bps sequentially. While Citibank has done the best job of reigning in card losses, dropping 31 bps, compared to 4Q/14, Capital One 4Q/15 charge-offs are…

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Equifax Predictor Inclusion Score Coming to LAC

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Cignifi and Equifax have inked a multi-year partnership to help Equifax expand its credit scoring capabilities in Latin America. The agreement will leverage Cignifi’s analytics and technology to assess creditworthiness, propensity, and risk based on mobile phone usage data that is provided with explicit consumer consent. Cignifi’s technology will enable Equifax…

Visa & MC US Credit Cards Outpace Debit Cards by 4X

Visa & MC US Credit Cards Outpace Debit Cards by 4X

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] U.S. cards-in-force (CIF) for Visa and MasterCard payment cards (credit & debit) increased 5.0% year-on-year (YOY). U.S. credit cards increased 8.7% YOY while CIF for debit cards rose 2.2% YOY, in the fourth quarter (4Q/15). There are were 1182 million Visa and MasterCard payment cards in circulation in the U.S. for…

MC Leads the Major 4 Networks in Global GDV Growth

MC Leads the Major 4 Networks in Global GDV Growth

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Gross dollar volume (GDV) for Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover cards (credit + debit) globally was flat year-on-year (YOY) on a nominal dollars basis, for the fourth quarter (4Q/15). However, on a currency adjusted basis (FX) global GDV for the fourth quarter increased 9.8% YOY.  The major four networks posted…

Visa Leads the Major 4 Networks in U.S. GDV Growth

Visa Leads the Major 4 Networks in U.S. GDV Growth

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Gross dollar volume (GDV) for Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover cards (credit + debit) in the U.S. climbed 8.1% year-on-year (YOY) in 4Q/15 reaching a record $1443 billion.
 Visa led the way in the fourth quarter posting a 8.9% YOY gain for U.S. GDV.

Visa reported fourth quarter GDV of $841…

Smart Token Chain Connects Blockchain & Payment Systems

Smart Token Chain Connects Blockchain & Payment Systems

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] The new Smart Contract Settlement Exchange connects diverse banking and other payments systems worldwide without requiring each institution to integrate to hundreds of upcoming proprietary blockchain payment systems. Smart Token Chain gives financial institutions the ability to create fully proprietary ledger systems and smart contract tools, yet easily exchange transaction and…

Slovenia’s NLB Offering a New Prepaid NFC MC

Slovenia’s NLB Offering a New Prepaid NFC MC

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] UK-based Prepaid Financial Services has inked Slovenia’s Nova Ljubljanska Banka (NLB) to launch a white-labelled, contactless prepaid MasterCard card and mobile sticker product. The program was soft launched at the end of 2015 and following substantial interest from millennial customers, has now been rolled out across all NLB branches in Slovenia.…

Parkmobile Lands Cherry Blossom Festival Deal

Parkmobile Lands Cherry Blossom Festival Deal

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Atlanta-based Parkmobile has teamed with the National Cherry Blossom Festival to provide event-goers with simple and convenient parking options for the festival. Parkers will be able to take advantage of Parkmobile and ParkNow, Parkmobile’s reservations platform, in order to pay for on-street parking or reserve parking near the event using their…

MEA Mobile Wallet Market to Outpace All Others Globally

MEA Mobile Wallet Market to Outpace All Others Globally

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Globally, Asia-Pacific dominated the global market in 2014, but it is changing with the Lion’s share of growth to come out of the Middle East Africa (MEA) market going forward. According to anew report from P&S Market Research, the growing population in developing countries, such as China and India is a…