The U.K.’s top credit card expert MBNA will be the first to bring Google’s Android Pay to its customers as the countdown, scheduled for later in 2016, begins. UK contactless spend increased steeply in 2015, more than trebling to reach £7.75 billion. With nearly one in eight card transactions now using contactless technology*, Android Pay…
The U.K.’s MBNA kicked off a new brand advertising campaign tp celebrate the backroom boffins who take enormous pride in being good with customers’ money.
MBNA is getting ready to kick butt with a new “comparison table-busting” credit card with a long-term low rate and no fees for using it in the UK or abroad. The MBNA Everyday Plus American Express Credit Card is here.
Apple Pay is now live in the UK, and MasterCard has announced it will offer its cardholders immediate access to the new service helping them to use their cards where and how they want with a seamless experience.
MasterCard will offer its customers access to Apple Pay, which is transforming mobile payments with an easy, secure and private way to pay, when it launches in the UK.
Visa Europe will offer Visa debit, credit and reloadable prepaid cardholders access to Apple Pay, a new service that looks set to transform mobile payments with an easy, secure and private way to pay when it launches in the UK this July.
CardWeb.com’s CardExecs database of card industry movers and shakers today features Diane Offereins, Executive Vice President and President of Payment Services at Discover Financial Services.
Glen Moreno was appointed as Chairman Designate of Virgin Money and will join the Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director and Chairman Designate. Glen Moreno is presently Chairman of Pearson PLC and a Non-Executive Director of Fidelity International Limited. He has more than four decades experience in business and finance. His earlier positions include serving as Deputy Chairman of The Financial Reporting Council, Senior Independent Director at Lloyds Banking Group plc, Senior Independent Director of Man Group plc and Acting Chairman of UK Financial Investments Limited, the company set up by HM Treasury to manage the government’s shareholdings in UK banks.
MBNA Platinum Credit Card hits the UK scene with a very long 0% rate on balance transfers. The new MBNA Platinum Credit Card will apply the offer to transfers made within the first 60 days of account opening.
Bank of America appoints a new head of Commercial Cards for the EMEA region. Melissa Gargagliano is moving to London to handle the assignment.
The NBPCA names a new president. Doug Bower. He held executive positions with Advanta, a multi-product financial services company, MBNA, a large bank issuer of credit cards now part of Bank of America, and CIGNA, a major insurance company.
American Express (AmEx) reported first quarter (Q1) billed business for the Japan, Asia Pacific & Australia (JAPA) region increased 6% year-on-year (Y/Y). In Latin America and Canada (LACC) region billed business declined 1% while the Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) region rose 11%. Overall, the international card billed business rose 2% to $31.9 billion in Q1.