New research finds more than 50% of all cards in use now have EMV chips on them. From October to November, the percent grew 5% as banks and card issuers accelerated their rollout of new chip cards.
UnionPay cards have been accepted by more than 90% of ATMs and 80% of merchants in America. In addition, quite a few ATMs have Chinese interfaces for easy operation, and many merchants provide special offers for UnionPay cardholders.
CardWeb.com’s CardPixes database of more than 7,000 images today features the Citi ThankYou Preferred MasterCard.
MasterCard announced that more travelers around the world will be able to check out quickly and securely now that several new transit and travel retailers are offering MasterPass. Accepted in 24 countries, MasterPass enables consumers to pay for the things they want with the security they demand, anywhere online or in-app, using any device.
PSCU announced the appointments of Cathy Pace, President and CEO, Allegacy Federal Credit Union, Winston-Salem, North Carolina; and Andrew Rosen, President and CEO, Hawaii State Federal Credit Union, Honolulu.
CardWeb.com’s CardExecs database of payments industry movers and shakers today features Tom Kiernan, Chief Executive Officer of ClickPay.
FL-based Debt.com has unveiled a new money map the ranks the current financial literacy and consumer debt behaviors of every state in the country by combining three major factors. The factors include: how well people in each state perform on financial literacy quizzes, financial habits and state laws on teaching the subject.
CardWeb.com’s CardPixes database of more than 7,000 images today features the Hawaiian Airlines World Elite MasterCard.
Barclaycard US and Bank of Hawaii have teamed with Hawaiian Airlines to launch two new co-branded MasterCards. Both cards offer a sign-up or activation bonus of 35,000 miles and a one-time 50% discount on a coach roundtrip companion airfare between Hawai’i and North America on Hawaiian Airlines.
American Savings Bankand First Bankcard have launched the new American Savings Bank Maximum Rewards Visa Card designed with home improvement benefits in mind.
PSCU’s all-night geek competition among credit unions to develop an app concept to address consumer demands and financial service issues is over. The winner is a balance-transfer app that safeguards user’s account information.
Expedia has teamed with Citibank to launch a new travel cobranded credit card program to accelerate earning Expedia+ rewards bonus points. The program includes two new chip-enabled credit cards, the Expedia+ Card and the Expedia+ Voyager Card from Citi which run on the MasterCard network.