Barclaycard US has launched the #IHAVEARRIVED Travel Community contest, hosted by its Arrival MasterCard. Cardmembers who enter, have the opportunity to win an exclusive grand prize trip for two to the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards in February 2016.
Tokyo-based JCB International will open an office in Silicon Valley under its subsidiary JCB USA on November 1. JCB says the opening an office in a location which is one of the origins of next-generation infrastructure technologies will enable JCB to keep up with the trends and develop strategic direction in cooperation with the world’s largest high-tech corporations.
The ATM channel has become the foundation for an increasing number of interactions with financial institutions and their customers and members. New research concludes ATMs are often filling many of the roles of traditional tellers, at least for day-to-day transactions.
New research finds if a bank offered a mobile wallet, 51% of the respondents are likely to use the bank-offered mobile wallet.
Also, 82.8% have a smartphone, but 12% of those with a smartphone do not plan on using a wallet of any kind just yet.
Starting October 30, UnionPay International, the exclusive sponsor of Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA), will offer multiple exclusive privileges, including that of buying tickets in advance, to its cardholders.
The inclusion of biometrics in mobile devices will generate approximately $9 billion worth of revenue by 2018 for the biometrics industry, not just through unlocking mobile devices through security applications, but also through multi-factor authentication services and the approval of instant electronic payments.
Mexico’s Banco del Bajío, one of the top 10 banks in Mexico, has gone live with its licensed PRIME solution from TSYS.
Banco del Bajío has deployed PRIME within its dedicated card services center to manage its credit and private label card portfolios, along with its loyalty and installment programs, in-house on the single-platform PRIME solution.
After a biting poor third quarter with profits slipping 10.7% and the 2016 forecast dismal, American Express is shuffling executive suits to cut costs. Josh Silverman is out and other executives have greatly expanded responsibilities.
Wells Fargo is now the only major U.S. bank not charging a foreign transaction fee on all of its small business credit cards. The bank removed its foreign transaction fees on all business credit card and business line of credit access card transactions made outside the U.S,. effective October 1st.
Great Indian (GI) Retail Group, one of India’s and South East Asia’s leading electronic payment and retail-assisted e-commerce groups, has been acquired Germany’s Wirecard.
A new survey discovers the majority of IT departments (86%) plan to implement two-factor authentication for access to cloud applications. Currently, 38% of users utilize two-factor authentication, this is expected to rise to over half (51%) of users using it in two years. Over half (57%) already use two-factor authentication to secure external users’ access to resources, indicating the varied use of the technology.
GA-based acquirer TSYS reported a solid third quarter
with total revenues of $707.9 million, an increase of 14.8%.
Income from continuing operations attributable to TSYS’ shareholders was $120.6 million, an increase of 45.5%.