ZOZI Advance Software Platform Launched

ZOZI Advance Software Platform Launched

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] ZOZI announced the launch of robust ticketing capabilities for its Software as a Service (SaaS) bookings, payments, and reservations platform, ZOZI Advance. The ZOZI Advance software platform already helps thousands of activity businesses across nearly 90 countries grow their business, process online bookings, manage complex reservations, and accept EMV mobile payments…

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JCB Inks Major Ctrip Prepaid Deal

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] JCB has inked a license agreement for issuing prepaid cards for abroad (electronic travel checks) with Ctrip Financial Service (Hong Kong) Limited, which is the first online travel agency in China. Ctrip operates websites and apps and provides online reservation services mainly in China for travel related products such as hotel,…

Credit Card Complaints Settle Down but CRA - NOT

Credit Card Complaints Settle Down but CRA – NOT

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] The latest Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) monthly consumer complaint snapshot finds credit reporting complaints lead the pack, but bank credit card issuers land second place. However, overall credit card complaints declined 2%. By average monthly complaint volume, Equifax (1,014), Experian (911), (765) were the most-complained-about companies for December 2015. Capital…

Briefs: GEMALTO; ACI; ADS; and FISERV

In Other News: GEMALTO (award); ACI (award); ADS (Forever 21); and FISERV (John Deere). GEMALTO – Gemalto has been named a winner in the 2016 Cybersecurity Excellence Awards. Gemalto’s SafeNet Authentication Service was voted best Multi-Factor Authentication Service by the 300,000 member LinkedIn Information Security Community. SafeNet Authentication Service is a cloud-based multi-factor authentication solution that…

Sionic Mobile Says ION Loyalty is Kicking Serious Butt

Sionic Mobile Says ION Loyalty is Kicking Serious Butt

Atlanta-based Sionic Mobile reports its proprietary, mobile-to-mobile, three-digit checkout process is gaining traction among small business owners. Requiring no new hardware or upfront investment, ION Loyalty provides small business owners with mobile checkouts that are faster, easier and safer than cash or plastic – a preferred alternative to Square, PayPal Here and others – along…

MC’s X-Border Volume YOY Gain Blows-Out Visa

MC’s X-Border Volume YOY Gain Blows-Out Visa

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] MasterCard’s cross-border transaction volume, on a currency adjusted basis (FX), exploded in the first quarter (1Q/16) outpacing Visa for the first time by 130 basis points (bps) year-on-year (YOY). Sequentially, quarter-to-quarter (QTQ), MasterCard scored a 540 bps YOY gain, compared to Visa’s 100 bps gain YOY. Cross-border volume refers to payments…

CNP Fraud for Merchants Rise 8% YOY in 2016

CNP Fraud for Merchants Rise 8% YOY in 2016

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] A new report finds every dollar of fraud in 2016 cost merchants $2.40, up from $2.23 a year ago. According to the LexisNexis 2016 True Cost of Fraud report, the volume of fraud has risen sharply in the last year—from a monthly average of 156 to 206 successful fraudulent transactions, and…

U.S. Co-Branded Travel Credit Cards Need More Juice

U.S. Co-Branded Travel Credit Cards Need More Juice

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] New research shows eight out of ten U.S. card holders believe co-branded cards offer as much or more value than bank-issued rewards cards, but they want more … much more. According to Oliver Wyman and its annual Transport & Logistics Journal, co-branded travel cards may not be rewarding enough. Other findings…

US Retail Credit Card Portfolios Under Temporary Pressure

US Retail Credit Card Portfolios Under Temporary Pressure

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] The recent April bump up in the charge-off ratio for retail credit cards may be short-lived despite the recent lags in U.S. economic growth. Fitch Ratings says retail charge-offs should rise in the next month, but Fitch does not expect this change to carry into the longer term or spread to…

FreshBooks Intros First Card Reader for Android

FreshBooks Intros First Card Reader for Android

Toronto-based FreshBooks has introduced the FreshBooks Card Reader for Android. FreshBooks’ first piece of hardware, the card reader helps small business owners accept credit card payments from anywhere using their mobile device. Offering the most up-to-date EMV security technology, the FreshBooks Card Reader provides dual chip-and-swipe capability to protected small business owners from fraudulent transactions.…

Citi’s LAC and AP Intl Card Units Show Further Deterioration

Citi’s LAC and AP Intl Card Units Show Further Deterioration

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Citibank’s international credit card business in the Latin America Caribbean (LAC) region continues to struggle in the first quarter (1Q/16) as all metrics are negative year-on-year (YOY) and quarter-to-quarter (QTQ). After currency adjusted (FX) Citi LAC posted flat revenue and negative income. In the Asia (AP) region, which also includes the…