Briefs: BUZZ POINTS; ACCULYNK; USAT; and FRAGMOB

In Other News: BUZZ POINTS (study); ACCULYNK (Payzur); USAT (Coastal Canteen); and FRAGMOB (CMS). BUZZ POINTS – Buzz Points, the Austin-based rewards and marketing platform, announced the results of “The Total Economic Impact of Buzz Points,” a commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Buzz Points. Forrester interviewed four community financial institutions (CFIs)…

Big 6 Issuers Losing Marketshare to Smaller Players

Big 6 Issuers Losing Marketshare to Smaller Players

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] The Big 6 issuers, based on U.S. total outstandings of $950 billion, control 49.3% of the U.S. bank credit card business at the end of the first quarter (1Q/16). However, as a group the Big 6 lost 250 basis points (bps) quarter-to-quarter (QTQ) in marketshare to smaller issuers in the first quarter.…

PAYFORT Integrates Mastercard Payment Gateway Services

PAYFORT Integrates Mastercard Payment Gateway Services

Mastercard and PAYFORT, a major Arab online payment service provider, have announced a strategic collaboration to introduce the next generation of payment solutions – enabled by Mastercard Payment Gateway Services. Building on Mastercard’s proven approach to helping businesses create better online purchase experiences for their customers, the agreement will enable e-commerce merchants using PAYFORT’s online…

Briefs: CURRENCIES; CPI; BREEZEWORKS; and BLUESNAP.

In Other News: CURRENCIES (Board); CPI (CFO); BREEZEWORKS (prompt.ly); and BLUESNAP (Android). CURRENCIES DIRECT – Currencies Direct, the leading UK non-bank provider of foreign exchange and international payment services, today announced that Antony Jenkins, formerly CEO of Barclays Plc, has joined the company as non-executive Chairman. He will focus on further advancing Currencies Direct’s digital…

Australian Card Spending YOY Growth Remains Brisk

Australian Card Spending YOY Growth Remains Brisk

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Australian credit card gross dollar volume (GDV) headed upward, posting a 10.9% year-on-year (YOY) in May. Purchase dollar volume (PDV) increased 10.7% YOY and cash dollar volume (CDV) was 15.5% YOY in May. GDV rose in May to AU$26.9 billion, compared to a revised AU$24.3 billion in the prior month and…

Card Profits Among Big 6 Headed South in 2016

Card Profits Among Big 6 Headed South in 2016

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Profits (after tax) among the nation’s Big 6 U.S. credit card issuers declined 4.9% in the first quarter (1Q/16), compared to one year ago (YOY) and, down 2.0% sequentially (QTQ). Aggregate card after tax profits for the Big 6 issuers logged in at $3789 million for 1Q/16, compared to $3867 million…