MoneyGram teamed iinternational department store Debenhams to offer money transfer services to its customers. Debenhams’ customers will now be able to send and receive funds around the globe while doing their shopping at the 200-year old retailer in the UK. MoneyGram services are currently offered at 44 Debenhams locations across the UK via its Travel Money bureaus, with further store expansion planned in the coming months. It is anticipated that the new service will be used by thousands of new customers who will enjoy sending from such locations. For a leading retailer like Debenhams, offering the MoneyGram service to millions of customers wanting to send money to family and friends abroad creates a useful one-stop-shop on the high street.
Monster Offers ‘Daily Deal’ aggregator and social media company has forged licensing agreements with Zala to bring mobile person-to-person (P2P) money sharing services to the ‘Daily Deal’ industry. Through this alliance, Monster Offers plans to release additional solutions for loyalty, deal tracking, simplified redemption management and merchant dashboards. Key Zala P2P payment platform benefits allow users to send or receive money instantly and effectively with independent programs in the USA and European Union; provide a personalized Zala MasterCard (Europe) or Visa (USA) prepaid card; and supports including iPhone, Android, Blackberry and Nokia devices. Monster Offers deal aggregator compounds daily deals from multiple sites in local communities across the U.S. and Canada.
Shell Oil reports that a promotion for its private-label credit card was highly successful during the second quarter. The promotion, which included a $20 incentive offer, netted 130,000 new applications. The promotion also included strong site-level execution. Shell says the number of applications the promotion generated was double that for the same time period last year, a rarity within the gas credit card market. Shell proprietary credit card holders purchase an average of about 30 gallons per week, more than non-Shell credit card holders.