FreshDirect and MasterCard have inked a deal today to enable the online fresh food grocer to accept MasterPass.
CT-based CardFellow has inked payment processor Mercantile Processing as a certified-quote provider.
London-based GoSend, a new international shopping and shipping service, has launched in the UK. Based in one of five tax-free U.S. states, Delaware, GoSend is a unique subscription service offering members a ‘virtual locker’, giving them a U.S. address to reduce shipping fees from U.S. retailers and extend bulk discounts to ship for less anywhere in the world.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau nailed of the nation’s two largest debt buyers and collectors for using deceptive tactics to collect bad debts. The Bureau found that Encore Capital Group and Portfolio Recovery Associates (PRA) bought debts that were potentially inaccurate, lacking documentation, or unenforceable.
CardWeb.com’s CardPixes database of more than 7,000 images today features the Barnes & Noble MasterCard.
Watch out WEX, VA-based Quarles has unveiled Watchcard, a new national fleet card branded offering. The new universal fleet card is available to businesses across the country to help them manage their fleet’s fuel expenses.
CardWeb.com’s CardExecs da tabase of card industry movers and shakers today features Maeve McKenna Duska, Vice President of Marketing for USA Technologies. USA Technologies is a leader of wireless, cashless payment and M2M telemetry solutions for small-ticket, self-serve retailing industries. ePort Connect is the company’s flagship service platform, a PCI-compliant, end-to-end suite of cashless payment and telemetry services specially tailored to fit the needs of small ticket, self-service retailing industries.
CardWeb.com’s CardExecs database of card industry movers and shakers today features Jerry Craft, Chief Executive Officer of Corserv. The Company provides credit card (MasterCard and VISA) issuing support services
Discover receives top ranking in a major consumer study. Among many factors: Discover is the first major credit card issuer to provide free FICO Scores directly to its cardholders on their monthly statements.
Alliance Data Retail Systems is buying the Good Sam Visa portfolio from Barclays Bank Delaware.The transaction is scheduled to close before the end of the third quarter. ADS further signed a long-term agreement with Good Sam Enterprises, that includes the Good Sam and Camping World branded products and services. Purchases made with the Good Sam Camping World Visa Credit Card earn Rec Rewards. Good Sam is the world’s largest RV owners organization, with over 1.5 million members.
M&T Bank has enhanced its commercial credit card line-up by adding chip technology, a new rewards program and a new card aimed at business executives. The introduction of a computer chip into M&T’s commercial cards offers a better point-of-sale experience for cardholders traveling internationally. Commercial cards issued with the encrypted microchips will feature a custom PIN to be used at chip-enabled merchant locations. M&T Bank Corp. is one of the 20 largest U.S. bank holding companies, with more than 700 branch offices and 1,500 ATMs in New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware and Washington D.C.
Citizens Financial launched more user friendly mobile access. Use of mobile video camera technology improves on mobile check deposit functionality, with higher-quality images that make it easy for Citizens Bank and Charter One customers to deposit checks with their iPhone®, iPad® and Android™ devices. Customers can also now view account balances on mobile devices without logging in. The Citizens “Bank Better” enhancements that expand mobile banking functionality for Citizens Bank and Charter One customers – mobile check deposits and fast account balances. Both enhancements use industry-leading technology designed to deliver increased customer convenience. CFG’s mobile check deposits capture check images using a mobile device’s video camera. The check image is captured using the mobile device’s video camera and leverages built-in components to provide real-time feedback to the customer. The Citizens Bank and Charter One Mobile Banking App proactively instructs the customer to make needed corrections like holding the device steady, turning on the flash or getting closer to or pulling back from the check. Once all conditions are met, the video camera automatically takes the picture.