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Chase Card Services has unveiled three exclusive Star Wars designs to the Disney Visa Credit Card family, plus exclusive Star Wars perks for all Disney Visa credit cardholders.
In today’s CardFlash News Que: CHASE (Epcot); EXPENSIFY (Ventures); NBHC (FIS) and CSI (ReactorNet).
New research reveals that five years after the passage of the Durbin Amendment, debit rewards programs have rebounded such that 50-60% of financial institutions in the USA are offering debit rewards in one form or another.
CardWeb.com’s CardPixes database of more than 7,000 images today features the JPM Chase Disney Debit Visa.
The “ApplePay Day” is Monday, October 20, 2014, a day that might live into infamy in the payments industry. Next week, American consumers will be able to start making payments with the touch of a finger.
The US Patent & Trademark Office last week published Apple’s latest trademark filing for their updated “Passbook” icon which adds the new Apple Pay component to the top layer of the icon. The actual filing was made September 29.
Co-branded credit cards are mature products ripe for change. A new report suggests some nuances are beginning to emerge as both issuers and brand partners seek differentiation within this homogenous product set.
Move over plastic credit and debit cards Apple will be bulldozing its way through the mobile payments market with Apple Pay. The new enhancement works with the new iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and the new Apple Watch.
SEEKING REAL “GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY!” Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, Marvel Studios, Dolby® Laboratories and Visa Signature are joining forces for a nationwide MARVEL’S “GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY””GUARDIANS OF GOOD contest in conjunction with the August 1, 2014 release of Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy,” starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel and Bradley Cooper. MARVEL’S “GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY””GUARDIANS OF GOOD invites real “Guardians of the Galaxy,” young men and women (ages 14-18) from across the United States, to share their stories of how they are bettering their communities through service, science or innovation, and gives them the opportunity to connect with a galaxy of Peer Guides”who are already doing great things”to learn from their successes. Entries will be accepted between June 11, 2014 and June 29, 2014.GUARDIANS OF GOOD INNOVATION & SERVICE SUMMIT is scheduled to include presenters from NASA/JPL, speaking on the monitoring and protection of Earth through asteroid detection and Earth-observing satellites and ensuring the safety of Mars spacecraft during a comet encounter, Disney Imagineers, generationOn, Broadcom MASTERS®, Discovery Science Center, & Disney Global Community Outreach.
The Sam’s Club 5-3-1 cash back program on its new co-branded MasterCard, issued by GE Capital Retail Bank, is available to qualifying Sam’s Savings, Sam’s Business and Sam’s Plus members in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. The new Sam’s Club MasterCard comes with enhanced credit card safety, a top concern for today’s shoppers. Sam’s Club is the first mass retailer to actively implement chip-enabled technology. Each credit card has an embedded chip that makes the card more difficult to duplicate, which provides enhanced security from fraudulent activity. Sam’s Plus members have access to earn up to $500 annually through Cash Rewards on top of earning up to $5,000 annually when they use the co-branded Sam’s Club MasterCard.
Sam’s Club today announced a credit card cash back program that gives members the opportunity to earn 5 percent cash back on fuel, 3 percent cash back on dining and travel, and 1 percent cash back on all other purchases, up to $5,000 annually. The new Sam’s Club MasterCard comes with enhanced credit card safety, a top concern for today’s shoppers. Sam’s Club is the first mass retailer to actively implement chip-enabled technology. Each credit card has an embedded chip that makes the card more difficult to duplicate, which provides enhanced security from fraudulent activity.