Metabank & Blackhawk Renew Prepaid Vows

Metabank & Blackhawk Renew Prepaid Vows

MetaBank has inked a new multi-year agreement with Blackhawk Network for marketing, servicing, and processing services for a broad range of consumer and corporate financial products issued by MetaBank. Blackhawk has chosen Metabank as the preferred issuer of network branded prepaid programs distributed through their network. Blackhawk Network Holdings is a major prepaid and payments…

APS Beefs-up its Acumatica Credit Card Processing Solution

APS Beefs-up its Acumatica Credit Card Processing Solution

AZ-based American Payment Solutions has unveiled the newest release of their integrated Acumatica credit card processing solution for Acumatica users and resellers in the U.S. and Canada. This solution enables Acumatica users to integrate credit card processing directly with cloud-based Acumatica software. This helps to maximize productivity, reduce errors and take advantage of significant cost-saving…

MC Europe 1Q Cash Volume Soars 25% FX YOY; PDV Steady

MC Europe 1Q Cash Volume Soars 25% FX YOY; PDV Steady

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] MasterCard’s European region remained solidly in double-digit year-on-year (YOY) gains for the first quarter (1Q/16). On a currency adjusted basis (FX) cash dollar volume (CDV) exploded more than 25% YOY and purchase transactions (PTX) topped 23% YOY in 1Q/16. Europe is MasterCard’s second largest international region based on GDV and MasterCard’s…

Briefs – FPC; Q2; RKL; and RCI

In Other News: FPC (FPC-BM); Q2 (CorePro); RKL (Sage/Concur); and RCI (award). FPC – Fingerprint Cards (FPC) has introduced an embedded biometric module solution, FPC-BM, in a compact form factor. FPC-BM brings FPC’s world-leading capacitive fingerprint technology into a wide range of new applications, including access control, industry and healthcare, automotive, and Internet of Things…

U.S. EMV and NFC Propel Verifone Profits to Stratosphere

U.S. EMV and NFC Propel Verifone Profits to Stratosphere

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Driven by EMV and Apple Pay-related sales, Verifone reported first quarter (1Q/16) net income skyrocketed more than 70% year-on-year (YOY), with most of the growth coming from the North America segment. The recent InterCard and AJB Software Design acquisitions will likely lift 2Q/16. Verifone reported 1Q/16 gross revenue of $514 million,…

ADS Operating on All Cylinders; Metrics Look Good for 2016

ADS Operating on All Cylinders; Metrics Look Good for 2016

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Dallas-based Alliance Data Systems (ADS) reported a first quarter (1Q/16) year-on-year (YOY) surge in credit card outstandings, purchase dollar volume (PDV) and Card Services revenue. Overall revenue and income were pressured by currency exchange rates (FX). ADS reported gross revenue rose 4.7% YOY in 1Q/16 to $1676 million, compared to $1749…

Starbucks Cuts Reward Program Benes & Still Grows

Starbucks Cuts Reward Program Benes & Still Grows

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Despite devaluing its rewards program for customers by 20% in April, Starbucks Rewards continues to draw in more members by 16.5% year-on-year (YOY) in the latest quarter (1Q/16). According to First Annapolis , a consulting concern, Starbucks will be launching an open-loop Visa prepaid card with Chase and plans to enhance…

Briefs – PRIORITY; MASTERCARD; PERK; and WELLS

In Other News: PRIORITY (e/tab); MASTERCARD (AU); PERK (1Q); and WELLS (lockbox). PRIORITY – Priority Payment Systems, one of the fastest growing payments companies in the U.S., and strategic partner e|tab, a leading provider of affordable hospitality and restaurant self-service technologies, announce their extended partnership and reveal how the e|tab solution has improved the operating…