In a continuing effort to exit international consumer banking Citi inks a final deal to unload its Citi Cards Japan business to Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank for an estimated US$350 million. The deal, with began negotiations in December, includes 743,000 customer accounts and an exclusive franchise for Diners Club cards in Japan, according to CardData.
The U.S. still leads e-commerce sales with an expected revenue of $349 billion in 2015. U.S. consumers also have the highest average order value (AOV) of $115 per purchase online. A new survey finds credit cards are used for 42% of transactions.
FICO is lifting the curtain for consumers on the 19 most commonly used versions of the FICO Score from the three major credit bureaus. Combined, the 19 score versions represent approximately 95% of FICO Scores sold and used by lenders.
The nation’s Top 100 Visa and MasterCard credit card (consumer and business) issuers held a 96% share of U.S. Cards-in-Force (CIF) at End-of-Year (EOY) 2014. The Top 10 captured a 60% share, while the Top 50 logged an 84% share, according to CardData.
The nation’s fastest growing Visa and MasterCard major issuer, and the #1 near-prime/sub-prime issuer continues to plow along with solid growth in purchase dollar volume (PDV) and growth in credit card outstandings. RAM Research projects Capital One (COF) will deliver $50.9 billion in PDV and $72.4 billion in outstandings for the first quarter.
Verifone and Heartland Payment Systems have reignited their strategic alliance to launch key initiatives aimed at providing merchants with enhanced security and EMV-ready payment processing.
e-Nabler and Handpoint have buddied to bring EMV enabled turnkey tablet and handheld-based POS solutions to merchants nationwide. The
companies say their new tablet-based POS systems are making the switch affordable and attractive for merchants of all sizes.
Move over large retailers, Verifone Point is now available to small-and-medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in the U.S. through Verifone’s network of Independent Sales Organization (ISO) and acquirer partners. Until now Verifone Point was exclusively offered to big merchants by direct sale.
CardWeb.com’s CardExecs database of payments industry movers and shakers today features George S. Mayes, Jr., Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Diebold.
CardWeb.com’s CardPixes database of more than 7,000 images today features the Citi Double Cash Card.
After closing on its acquisition of Fuze Network on February 19 and assimilating all Fuze employees, Ingo Money is more than ready for primetime and fully expects a substantial extension of its platform nationwide.
CardWeb.com’s CardConferences today features the TRANSACT 2015 event, March 31 – April 2 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California. This is major payments event and starts tomorrow.