FICO says 100 million consumer accounts in the U.S. now have regular access to FICO Scores for free. The FICO milestone was achieved less than two years after the FICO Score Open Access program launched.
The CardLinx Association announced their latest collaboration forum on September 22nd in the Seattle area. This forum will focus on the increasingly important role of data in digital commerce.
Pledgeling, the easiest way to donate to charity, today announced it was selected by Swagbucks to handle the company’s employee giving program. Each quarter, Swagbucks gives its employees $50 to donate to the charity of his or her choice.
The NFC Forum announced new Associate, Implementer, and Non-Profit members from around the world. Representing industries as diverse as automotive electronics, digital imaging, microelectronics, and asset management, the 19 new members include organizations based in Austria, Belarus, China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and the United States.
Humboldt Merchant Services is funding Operation Underground Railroad (OUR) and Vista Maria. These two world-class organizations are dedicated to the eradication of human trafficking and sex slavery.
CardWeb.com’s CardExecs database of payments industry movers and shakers today features Steve Hicks, Director of Business Development at PaymentCollect.
San Francisco’s beloved Consumer Action, funded by Visa, has created “A consumer’s guide to ‘chip’ cards,” a free publication designed to help credit and debit cardholders understand why the transition is taking place, how the checkout process will change, what consumer protections they will have and where to get more information.
@Pay has introduced its secure Text-to-Give that protects organizations from SMS spoofing fraud. Unfortunately, as Text-to-Give gains popularity, malicious hackers will start exploiting the vulnerabilities inherent in text messaging as a means of attacking – not the donors – but the organizations that the donors support.
CardWeb.com’s CardData database of Company Profiles today features Ingo Money.
The ATM Industry Association has published a new study on recent global cash demand which shows that cash demand is increasing more than three times faster than worldwide economic growth rates. The study looked at year-on-year growth in currency in circulation in a range of 30 countries in advanced and developing economies over a 5 year period from 2009-2013.
MasterCard has launched a new disruption to the payments ecosystem with the launch of MasterCard Send. MasterCard Send is the only personal payments service that can reach virtually all U.S. debit card accounts and enable funds to be sent and received typically within seconds.
Sionic Mobile has ankled Spencer White as Chief Operating Officer and EVP Business Development. With more than 25 years experience, White co-founded Softcard (the AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile mobile wallet joint venture – formerly Isis) whose technology was recently purchased by Google.