In today’s CardFlash News Que: ACSI (Index); NCR (Marathon); GOLDMONEY (content); and MERCATOR (report).
The nation’s Top 100 Visa and MasterCard credit card (consumer and business) issuers held a 96% share of U.S. Cards-in-Force (CIF) at End-of-Year (EOY) 2014. The Top 10 captured a 60% share, while the Top 50 logged an 84% share, according to CardData.
The nation’s fastest growing Visa and MasterCard major issuer, and the #1 near-prime/sub-prime issuer continues to plow along with solid growth in purchase dollar volume (PDV) and growth in credit card outstandings. RAM Research projects Capital One (COF) will deliver $50.9 billion in PDV and $72.4 billion in outstandings for the first quarter.
Among MasterCard’s four international regions one of the fastest growing areas is Asia Pacific Middle East Africa (APMEA), posting a 20.5% year-on-year (YOY) surge in 2014 purchase transactions (PTX). APMEA also reported a 16.4% increase in purchase dollar volume (PDV), second behind the Latin America Caribbean (LAC) region with 21.2% in YOY PDV growth.
UK-based Powa Technologies and CA-based Merchant e-Solutions have partnered to accelerate the adoption of tablet-based payments in the U.S. and Latin America. The two companies will jointly market their complementary POS and payment solutions to help independent software vendors (ISVs) bring their apps to market.
Verifone and Heartland Payment Systems have reignited their strategic alliance to launch key initiatives aimed at providing merchants with enhanced security and EMV-ready payment processing.
e-Nabler and Handpoint have buddied to bring EMV enabled turnkey tablet and handheld-based POS solutions to merchants nationwide. The
companies say their new tablet-based POS systems are making the switch affordable and attractive for merchants of all sizes.
Move over large retailers, Verifone Point is now available to small-and-medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in the U.S. through Verifone’s network of Independent Sales Organization (ISO) and acquirer partners. Until now Verifone Point was exclusively offered to big merchants by direct sale.
New research suggests the global mobile wallet market will grow at a CAGR of 36.8% between now and 2019. One major trend emerging in this market is increased awareness about mobile wallets as vendors are opting for various marketing strategies to promote their products.
After closing on its acquisition of Fuze Network on February 19 and assimilating all Fuze employees, Ingo Money is more than ready for primetime and fully expects a substantial extension of its platform nationwide.
Mumbai-based TimesofMoney has kicked off its suite of comprehensive Movit Mobile Money solutions. Movit is currently deploying in Africa.
The Taiwanese cards and payments industry demonstrated regular growth over the past few years, with the growth encouraged by a number of factors such as banking infrastructure development and growing awareness of electronic payments. Besides, wider acceptance of payment cards at POS terminals and wider adoption of contactless cards also supported the industry growth.