CardWeb.com’s CardExecs da tabase of card industry movers and shakers today features James Barrese, Chief Technology Officer of PayPal. eBay recently announced a plan to separate the company’s eBay and PayPal businesses into independent publicly traded companies in 2015.
United Airlines and Hertz are teaming to beef-up travel benefits for United Mileage Plus cardholders. Special perks are also planned for MileagePlus Club and Presidential Plus Card members.
CardWeb.com’s CardPixes database of more than 7,000 card images today features the Scotiabank Gold American Express card. The card is issued by Canada’s Scotiabank .
ME-based WEX has sealed a 10-year deal with Sinclair Oil to be the exclusive fleet card provider for Sinclair’s Fleet Track Card program.
CardWeb.com’s CardWatch database of more than 57,000 marketing items including direct mail, print ads, TV ads, etc. today features the new Saturday Night Live MasterCard – “Your Dream Date Awaits” TV ad from September 2014.
San Jose-based ThreatMetrix unveiled several risks and preventative strategies for small and medium businesses (SMBs) protect against data breaches.
Discover continues to outpace the four top Visa and MasterCard issuers with solid growth in third quarter outstandings. However, Discover’s gross dollar volume (GDV) rose 5.9% to $31.7 billion, below the Big 4 Visa and MasterCard issuers.
U.S. bank credit card outstandings for the third quarter were essentially flat year-on-year (Y/Y), historically and disappointingly weak compared to the prior quarter. Rising a mere 70 basis points (bps) from one-year ago.
The U.S. Secret Service is reportedly investigating a potential breach of credit and debit card data at several Staples office supply locations in the Northeast. The potential major breach comes on the heels of the The Home Depot, Target, Neiman Marcus and Chase hackings.
Ballpark food and beverage concessions at the 2014 World Series, which begins tonight, will be payment NFC-enabled. The Kansas City and San Francisco ballparks will be the first professional sports facilities to accept Apple Pay.
Apple Pay’s first day was filled with merchant acceptance announcements including Walgreens, Petco, Groupon, Wells Fargo, Bank of America, and MasterCard, in addition to the announcements made following the unveiling of Apple Pay last month.
The average American consumer is back to spending at 2012 levels, and will plan to shell out $842 this year, compared to $1,260 in 2013 and $848 in 2012. However, shopping on smartphones and tablets has jumped over the last two years.