Thailand’s KBank JCB Credit Card Accommodates Japanese Culture

Thailand’s KBank and JCB have buddied to introduce the “KBank JCB Credit Card” to accommodate Japanese culture and lifestyles. The new card offers a wide range of attractive privileges are offered to Japanese cardholders, with first-year targets of 100,000 cards and spending of 2 billion Baht. Being among the most-visited destinations of Thai travelers, Japan…

Deals Facilitate AliPay in Germany & Empowers VEON Platform in Italy

Wirecard has recently nailed two big deals, one in Germany and one in Italy. In Germany Wirecard inked high-quality knife and cookware specialist Zwilling as a customer for Alipay. The company operates in nearly 100 countries worldwide and is one of the largest kitchen and household goods chains in Germany. The kitchenware specialist will now…

Mastercard Slowly Making Inroads on Visa in LAC – Q1 GDV Up 13% FX

Visa and Mastercard purchase dollar volume (PDV), currency adjusted (FX), in the Latin American Caribbean (LAC) region has been robust with year-on-year (YOY) growth in double digits. Mastercard has been slowly gaining on Visa in the LAC, eroding Visa’s marketshare in the LAC region, based on nominal PDV, to 64% at end-of-year (EOY) 2016, compared…

AmEx Costco Loss Fuels Top 4 V/MA Issuers Q1 GDV YOY Growth

U.S. Gross Dollar Volume (GDV) among the top four bank credit card issuers, rose an estimated 19.0% year-on-year (YOY) in the first quarter (1Q/17). The strong growth was driven by Citibank and its Costco portfolio acquired from American Express early last year, according to CardData. The top four U.S. issuers racked up an estimated $351.3…

Visa + MC Intl Q1 GAC +8% YOY — A/P Region Most Robust

Visa and Mastercard international gross (open) payment card accounts (GAC) for the first quarter (1Q/17) grew an adjusted 7.5% year-on-year (YOY). International credit GAC was up 14.5% YOY and international debit GAC soared 33.2% in 1Q/17, both unadjusted, according to CardData. Visa began including Visa Europe in its operational performance reports as of 3Q/16. Visa…

Soaring Online Fraud Impacts Company’s Revenue, Loyalty, and Reputation

Six out of 10 survey respondents (including 55% with a CFO title) had seen both the number and dollar amount of credit card chargebacks increase since the introduction of EMV chip cards. Furthermore, 64% of those surveyed (including 62% of CFO-titled respondents) measured increases in both the number and dollar amount of credit card chargebacks…

Fraud and Risk Scoring Tool Melds With Artificial Intelligence Machine Learning

A new machine learning fraud score helps prevent fraud while reducing false-positives and improving customer experience. TSYS has teamed with Featurespace to launch TSYS Foresight Score with Featurespace. Foresight Score is a fraud and risk scoring tool that allows software to learn over time without being explicitly programmed — to bolster an issuer’s ability to…

GasBuddy App Brings 65MM Downloads to Fleet Card King WEX for B2B2C Payments

GasBuddy, the only smartphone app connecting 65 million drivers with their Perfect Pit Stop, as buddied with corporate payment solutions provider, WEX. The partnership will focus on innovations that bring added convenience and savings to the more than 200 million driving consumers in the United States that fill up at retail gasoline stations, and represents…