Briefs: BUZZ POINTS; ACCULYNK; USAT; and FRAGMOB

In Other News: BUZZ POINTS (study); ACCULYNK (Payzur); USAT (Coastal Canteen); and FRAGMOB (CMS). BUZZ POINTS – Buzz Points, the Austin-based rewards and marketing platform, announced the results of “The Total Economic Impact of Buzz Points,” a commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Buzz Points. Forrester interviewed four community financial institutions (CFIs)…

Big 6 Issuers Losing Marketshare to Smaller Players

Big 6 Issuers Losing Marketshare to Smaller Players

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] The Big 6 issuers, based on U.S. total outstandings of $950 billion, control 49.3% of the U.S. bank credit card business at the end of the first quarter (1Q/16). However, as a group the Big 6 lost 250 basis points (bps) quarter-to-quarter (QTQ) in marketshare to smaller issuers in the first quarter.…

FICO Integrates Four New Analytic Tools

FICO Integrates Four New Analytic Tools

Four new analytic technologies recently patented by FICO are being integrated into solutions for cyber security, the Internet of Things (IoT), model governance, and optimization. FICO’s patent for Collaborative Profiling provides an efficient way to recognize when a person’s behavior is changing, and to rank-order the significance of those behavioral changes across many individuals. FICO’s…

Visa+MC Intl Debit Card Cash Transactions Post Solid Growth

Visa+MC Intl Debit Card Cash Transactions Post Solid Growth

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] International cash transactions (CTX) for Visa and MasterCard credit and debit cards grew by 8.7% year-on-year (YOY) in the first quarter (1Q/16). International CTX for credit cards decreased 1.2% YOY while international CTX for debit cards rose 9.4% YOY in 1Q/16. In the first quarter gross international payment card CTX for…

Biometrics Among Top Factors Driving M-Payment Security

Biometrics Among Top Factors Driving M-Payment Security

A new study reveals the emerging trends driving the global mobile payment security software market are the introduction of mobile biometrics; development of multi-factor authentication; and increased adoption of multimodal biometrics. Technavio’s latest report found that in the retail sector, the integration of biometric technologies in mobile devices can be used to recognize registered customers…