U.S. retail gift card loads grew 9% in 2014, despite a slow holiday season. Loads in the Employee and Partner Incentives segment declined in 2014 as the emphasis seemed to shift in the incentives market.
AZ-based Early Warning has beefed up its Real-Time Identity Chek Service with the addition of New Account Scores. These predictive checking account applicant screening scores enable financial institutions to improve the access they offer consumers and expand their customer base while continuing to manage fraud.
While Chase struggles with growth in credit card outstandings of less than 2% year-on-year (YOY), gains in purchase dollar volume (PDV) remain strong rising nearly 8% YOY, according to CardData. RAM Research projects Chase credit card Q2 PDV will come in at $127.3 billion.
While the nation’s second largest Visa and MasterCard has been experiencing slight erosion in credit card outstandings year-on-year (YOY), and sluggish growth in purchase dollar volume (PDV), credit card issuance for Bank of America (BofA) remains strong, according to CardData. Forecaster RAM Research expects credit card outstandings to be $89.1 billion for Q2, a slight gain YOY.
Beijing-based Bank of Ningbo has gone live with NCR Mobile Cash Withdrawal. The software-based solution allows customers to pre-stage a cash withdrawal using Bank of Ningbo’s mobile banking application and then completes the transaction by scanning a 2D barcode using their mobile phone’s camera.