WEX Ankles Former Green Dot and Fiserv Executive to Lead Corporate Technology

ME-based, WEX, a provider of corporate payment solutions, has ankled David Cooper for the newly created role of chief technology officer. The role was created to lead all aspects of corporate technology. In this position, Cooper will spearhead corporate IT and platform strategy, enterprise architecture, program management, information security, and IT infrastructure operations. “David brings…

New Tool Monitors Consumer Lending to Forecast Potential Future Risks

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has introduced Consumer Credit Trends, a web-based tool to help the public monitor developments in consumer lending and forecast potential future risks. The beta version of the tool covers the mortgage, credit card, auto loan, and student loan markets. The first Consumer Credit Trends release shows a sharp uptick…

TSYS Fixture Bill Pruett Heads to Retirement as Gaylon Jowers Takes the Reins

TSYS confirmed the retirement of William Pruett as Senior Executive Vice President and President of TSYS’ North America Services segment, effective April 1st. A 40-year veteran of TSYS, Pruett started his career in the merchant area at Columbus Bank and Trust in 1976, and in 2011 assumed leadership of TSYS’ largest reporting segment. Under his…

NFC and EMV Come Together for Standards in Public Transportation eTicketing

The NFC Forum has issued a new update of its Certification Program and white paper providing the Public Transport industry and device makers with the information and the assurance they need to deploy NFC-enabled smartphone eTicketing services with confidence. The publication of the NFC-enabled e-Ticketing in Public Transport: Clearing the Route to Interoperability white paper…

Credit Cards Play a Vital Role in Small Business Survival & More So in 2017

Four out of five small businesses have a positive outlook and expect 2017 to be a good time to borrow funds to invest in their businesses. Nearly all have some type of business account with a financial institution including eight out of ten who have a business credit or charge card. Mercator Advisory Group fielded…

Major Sub-Prime Credit Card Issuer Erects a New Headquarters in Las Vegas

Credit One Bank, one of the nation’s top sub-prime credit card issuers, broke ground on its new headquarters in Las Vegas. Scheduled to be operational by the end of 2017, the new headquarters can accommodate up to 500 new jobs, including technical, analytical and marketing positions. Credit One Bank offers a range of full spectrum…

Identity Theft Now Accounts for 64% of All Data Breaches Globally – Email a Big Concern

New research reveals 90% of enterprise IT professionals are concerned that employee reuse of personal credentials for work purposes could compromise security. However, with two thirds (68%) saying they would be comfortable allowing employees to use their social media credentials on company resources. Gemalto’s research suggests that personal applications (such as email) are the biggest…

Smart City Citizens Sharing Personal Data Creates a New Revenue Opportunity

The rapid pace of technological and societal change has given government CIOs a new sense of urgency and a willingness to experiment with smart city and open data initiatives. By 2019, 50% of citizens in million-people cities will benefit from smart city programs by voluntarily sharing their personal data. Research firm, Gartner, predicts 20% of…

Branded Mobile Payments Apps Will Enter the Stratosphere in 2017

Hundreds of new payments apps will flood the market by 2018. The flurry of apps is expected to confuse the consumer struggling to find a convenient mobile payment solution for purchases online, in-app, and in-store. Javelin Strategy indicates mobile proximity payments will reach $92 billion by 2019. As a result merchants and card issuers are…

Convergence, Interconnection and Security-as-a-Service — IT Buzz Words for Next Year

The global IT transformation underway in overdrive will trigger significant changes for several industries in the coming year.  With an unmatched geographic footprint across 40 global markets, and with more than 8,000 customers and 188,400 cross-connects, Equinix has unique data-driven insights into the key drivers pushing enterprises to succeed in the digital economy. This unique vantage point is enabled through…

Despite M-Banking Buzz Millennials Visit Brick&Mortar Branches Most Often

Consumers increasingly expect financial services on-demand and on their terms. While a majority of consumers prefer online or mobile banking, and those channels are far more frequently accessed for day-to-day interactions, a surprisingly high number of consumers still visit the branch. A new white paper from Fiserv details the results of “Expectations & Experiences: Channels…

Nexonia and Tallie Do the Tango Forming #1 SaaS Expense Management Platform

Nexonia, a provider of web and mobile business financial management solutions, and Tallie, a provider of an accounting profession’s expense report solution, will merge, effective immediately. The combined company will form the largest and fastest growing independent time and expense management platform, giving customers feature-rich SaaS financial management software, best-in-class highly configurable integrations and industry-leading…