Charge-offs among the nation’s top four U.S. issuers dropped 15 basis points (bps) year-on-year (YOY) to 2.68%, and down 20 bps sequentially for the third quarter. Citibank has done the best job of reigning in card losses, dropping 44 bps from Q2/15 and 41 bps YOY.
Capital One’s third quarter earnings were relatively good as the company delivered a 1.43% return on average assets (ROAA), up from the sequential quarter which was impacted by a large restructuring charge, but down 8 basis points from the year-ago quarter.
Toronto-based GoldMoney has ankled Katie Sokalsky, CPA, CA, as Chief Financial Officer, and Kate Millington as General Counsel of GoldMoney. GoldMoney also completes the previously planned addition of James Turk and Hector Fleming to the board of directors.
Sequent Software has launched the first Token Service Platform (TSP) to support all types of cards including credit, debit, prepaid and access control credentials. Compatible with all major credit and debit card networks, Sequent Token Service Platform allows banks to deploy a single solution to support their entire credit and debit card portfolio plus profitable private label and prepaid cards.
The Clearing House (TCH) has inked a LOI with VocaLink, the UK-based international payment systems provider, to help build and deliver core elements of TCH’s new real-time payment system for the United States.
San Francisco-based Penny has launched the Penny Inc prepaid MasterCard card program virtually connected to a mobile app. Built on the open API payment innovation platform of Marqeta, Penny monitors and manages employee expenditures, significantly reducing the time spent on expense tracking and administration processes.
Capital One (COF) continues to lead the U.S. credit card industry in outstandings and volume growth, posting a strong 12% year-on-year (YOY) gain in end-of-period (EOP) outstandings and a whopping 19% surge in Purchase Dollar Volume (PDV) for the third quarter as other metrics are relatively stable.
Diebold is on track to acquire Paderborn, Germany-based Wincor Nixdorf. The offer price of EUR 52.50 per share for Wincor Nixdorf would be paid in cash and Diebold shares.
This will make Diebold a dynasty in the global ATM vertical.
Revel Systems has added a major new product to its iPad Point of Sale system with the availability of a new e-commerce mobile application solution that extends the functionality of brick-and-mortar commerce into mobile. Revel’s new white-labeled app solution for iOS and Android integrates directly with Revel’s iPad Point of Sale platform, allowing merchants to expand their brand to reach mobile users and create a new sales channel.
VT-based CONIX Systems has unleashed TCMx, which integrates bank settlement of all payment types across all payment channels. TCMx provides both monitoring and settlement for check, ACH, mobile, RDC, image exchange, wire, and other payment systems, including return items and adjustments.
Atlanta-based Bluefin Payment Systems has teamed USAePay. The partnership will further enhance data security for companies using the USAePay gateway through with the addition of Bluefin’s Decryptx PCI-Validated Point-to-Point Encryption (P2PE) service, which protects consumer payment data in transit.
In today’s CardFlash News Que: MERCATOR (smartphones); Creditcall (EMV); CAPRA (NACS); and SYNCHRONY (Money 20/20).