V+MA 1Q/17 International CIF Up 7.7% YOY Driven by MA +9.9% YOY

International payment cards-in-force (CIF) for Visa and MasterCard, excluding Visa Europe, increased 7.7% year-on-year (YOY) in the first quarter (1Q/17). International debit card CIF rose 15.7% YOY, while international credit card CIF increased 33.6% YOY, according to CardData. The figures are skewed as Visa began reporting Europe data in the third quarter. With Visa Europe…

MONKEY Offers Seamless Native In-App Ordering & Payments

LevelUp and MonkeyMedia Software are co-developing a seamless bi-directional interface between MONKEY, a cloud-based software platform to support takeout, delivery and catering service channels, and LevelUp’s mobile loyalty and payment solution. The new interface will allow LevelUp customers’ mobile loyalty and payment accounts to be connected with their corresponding MONKEY ordering accounts. As part of…

PayPal Exec Ankled to Head Customer Experience at TD Bank

TD Bank has landed Barry Baird, formerly with PayPal, as Head of Customer Experience. Baird joins was most recently PayPal’s Head of Business Operations, Project Management Operations, PayPal Credit Card Program. Barry’s accountabilities included end-to-end program management of all new PayPal credit initiatives and roadmap prioritization, including all major product and platform builds. He joined…

Global V+MA Q1 PTX Up 10% Excluding V Europe

Global purchase transactions (PTX) for Visa and Mastercard debit and credit cards, excluding Visa Europe, rose 10.1% year-on-year (YOY) in the first quarter (1Q/17). Including Visa Europe PTX increased 28.1%, according to CardData. The two networks combined processed 51.0 billion purchase transactions in 1Q/17, compared to 53.0 billion for the fourth quarter and 39.8 billion one-year…