CardWeb.com’s CardData database of Company Profiles today features TouchMate.
CardWeb.com’s CardWatch database of more than 57,000 marketing items today features the Bank of America Cash Rewards Card TV commercial, “Discover” featuring Sig Hansen.
Humboldt Merchant Services is funding Operation Underground Railroad (OUR) and Vista Maria. These two world-class organizations are dedicated to the eradication of human trafficking and sex slavery.
CardWeb.com’s CardData Reports today features the Cards and Payments Industry in Brazil report by Timetric.
MS-based Renasant MasterCard debit cardholders now have access to payments through Apple Pay. When paying for goods and services within apps, Apple Pay is compatible with iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3.
In today’s CardFlash News Que: OBERTHUR (blog); THREATMETRIX (awards); CASHSTAR (speaker); and HEARTLAND (speaker).
The average yield among the nations’s top six bank credit card issuers came in at 11.16% for the second quarter. Capital One (COF), the nation’s fastest growing major credit card issuer, again posted the highest yields, besting the average by 279 basis points (bps) in the second quarter, according to CardData
American consumers continue in the solid buying mode after ratcheting up revolving credit by $4.5 billion or 7.4% year-on-year (YOY) in June. Total revolving credit for the fourth quarter stood at $890.0 billion, compared to $890.9 billion for the first quarter and $906.5 billion in the second quarter 2015.
Overall, parents anticipate spending an average of $1,239 this back-to-school season, up 8% from 2014, and up 24% since 2011. Technology for classroom use is a significant contributor to the added costs, with 82% saying their children use tech for learning (vs. 77% in 2014), including the following:
Visa and MasterCard U.S. debit card gross dollar volume (GDV) rose 6.2% year-on-year (YOY) in the second quarter to $649 billion. Over the past four quarters Visa and MasterCard have racked $1.822 trillion in U.S. debit card GDV, according to CardData.
U.S. credit card outstandings end-of-period (EOP) among the Big 6 issuers rose by a mere 2.3% year-on-year (YOY) in the second quarter to $474.5 billion. Capital One (+11.0%) and American Express (+6.9%) YOY led the pack, with Discover (+4.2%), while Chase was flat, BofA (-0.6%) and Citibank (-4.2%), cleaned up the rear, according to CardData.
Target, the nation’s most innovative retailer, will start testing beacon technology in 50 of its stores nationwide. With beacon technology, the company says it will be able to send information about deals as well as recommendations directly to consumers’ smartphones, provided they opt in to receive these alerts.