Top 4 U.S. Issuers Siphon Card Outstandings from AXP – Q1 YOY Double-Digits

U.S. credit card outstandings end-of-period (EOP) among the Top 4 U.S.  issuers gained 9.6% in the first quarter (1Q/17) year-on-year (YOY) to $396.7 billion. The YOY growth rate is down 130 basis points (bps), compared to the prior quarter, in line with historic seasonal patterns, according to CardData. The gain was largely driven by Citibank, as…

Recurring Payment Failure Drives eSubscription Payments Involuntary Churn

In the e-business world losing existing customers to involuntary churn is the quiet culprit of profit loss, since it costs two times more to acquire a new subscriber than to keep an existing one. Recurring payment failure is the primary cause of involuntary churn, driven by insufficient funds, credit card limits, credit card expiration or replacement,…

FLEETCOR Creates President of Global Fuel Cards

FLEETCOR Technologies has ankled Steve Greene to President of Global Fuel Cards, a newly-created position for the company. His appointment is effective immediately, and he will be based at the FLEETCOR global headquarters in Norcross, Georgia. Greene will be responsible for developing and executing the growth strategy for FLEETCOR’s global fuel card product line. In his…

Processors Not Fintech Startups Most Likely to Disrupt the Payments Industry

While all new technologies will be important to their business in the next two years, the majority of CFOs say they are most concerned with mobile payments and mobile capabilities to manage and approve payments (55%), with blockchain a close second (54%), followed by cloud payments (48%) and data mining (46%). Despite the buzz around…

Bankers Behind the Eight Ball on Formal Payments Strategy

Nearly nine of 10 bankers admit their bank does not have a formal payments strategy. Of those, only 46% have plans to develop a formal payments strategy. Furthermore, 36% of respondents characterize their bank’s approach to payments strategy as “fast follower,” while 54% said their bank takes a “wait and see” approach. Only 3% consider…

Fully-Integrated, Linux-based Portable mPOS Platform Taken to a Higher Level

Verifone has launched two new portable and mPOS products: Verifone V240m & Verifone e285. Both devices are commerce-enabled and certified with the highest level of global security, PCI 5.0. This important certification, granted by the PCI Security Standards Council, ensures strong device protection for cardholder payment data and ensures the strongest possible protection in a…

Consumer Businesses Underestimate Cyber Risk Beyond Card Payments

Between 30% and 40% of companies currently investing in platforms such as consumer analytics, cloud integration, connected products and mobile payments have mature programs in place to address related risks. Many of these technologies involve a broad set of data types that could expose consumers to much more than stolen credit cards and identity theft.…

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…