Despite Brexit Brits Pile On Credit Card Debt in Early 2017

U.K. consumer credit took a sharp turn north in February, despite the Brexit uncertainty, rising to its highest annual growth rate of the past twelve months. The year-on-year (YOY) rise jumped 260 basis points (bps) 20 in February. In February total consumer credit grew to £196.0 billion. The three-month annualized and twelve-month growth rates, seasonally…

Viewpost to Integrate Visa Virtual Commercial Cards Payments

B2B payments specialist Viewpost has inked a major partnership with Visa to bring electronic business payments to Viewpost’s small to medium-sized business clients (SMBs). By using Visa virtual commercial cards through their participating financial institutions, SMBs will increase automation, convenience and security for their B2B transactions. Viewpost’s SMB customers will be able to benefit from…

Mastercard Acquires Biometric Digital and Mobile Payments Fraud Fighter

Mastercard has inked an agreement to acquire NuData Security, a global technology company helping businesses prevent online and mobile fraud using session and biometric indicators. The Internet of Things is creating a more digitally-driven and digitally-connected world, with an estimated 50 billion smart devices to be in use across the globe by 2020. While such…

MoneyonMobile Lands a Huge Electricity Bill Payments Contract in India

India’s MoneyOnMobile has inked a Bill Collection Agreement with BSES Yamuna Power, to enable 1.6 million customers the ability to pay their electricity bills through any of MoneyOnMobile’s 330,000 retail outlets or through MoneyOnMobile’s mobile wallet app. BSES Yamuna Power supplies electricity in Central and East Delhi, the capital of India, covering an area of approximately 200…

Brick & Mortar Clothing Showroom Offers Try-in-Store Buy Online – Bagless Shopping

Finer Fields’ physical store will “showroom” emerging fashion, design and lifestyle brands for home delivery. Dismissing storage of any sellable inventory, the storefront will only carry a brand’s sample product line for consumers to try in-store, and then buy on the Finer Fields’ mobile POS for online purchase for home delivery to give customers bag free…

Citi Unloads its Merchant Acquiring Customer Portfolio

Wirecard recently inked a deal to purchase the customer portfolio of Citi’s merchant acquiring business in 11 markets in Asia Pacific (APAC). The purchase includes the entire customers for merchant acquiring services in Singapore, Hong Kong, Macau, Malaysia, Taiwan, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, India, Australia and New Zealand. The portfolio comprises a long-standing and reputable client…