China UnionPay this week held the Conference on Regional Cooperation in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Senior managers of dozens of major institutions in the region participated in the conference, including heads of People’s Savings Bank of Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan Commercial Bank, Kazakhstan Central Bank and Russian Agricultural Bank.
Velocity Mobile has acquired Tab Payments, a mobile payments app for tastemaker diners in Canada accepted at over 100 restaurants in Toronto and Montreal. The acquisition further expands Velocity’s reach, which now connects premier restaurants with global diners in six major cities in the US, UK, and Canada.
Merchant Customer Exchange (MCX) will add Buy It Mobility Networks Inc.’s (BIM) guaranteed, ACH payment tender to CurrentC. The CurrentC app is currently in its first phase of implementation in several retail locations, and will debut nationwide in 2016.
According to new research 60% of Americans created or used an online account with a retailer in the last 12 months, which suggests convenience ranks top-of-mind for U.S. shoppers. In fact, 47% said they create online accounts because it is quicker and easier to shop.
New U.K. research shows the adoption of mobile banking apps is no longer exclusively popular for “digital natives” (those born into the digital age), with take-up being spread across all age groups and segments
Citibank North America branded credit card profits declined 16% and Citi retai North America branded card base shrank 1.0% YOY in Q2/15. However, credit quality improved as delinquency and charge-offs declined.
U.S. Bank (USB), one of the nation’s largest commercial card issuers, posted a paltry 0.6% gain in year-on-year (YOY) outstandings and a weak 3.2% gain in consumer and commercial purchase dollar volume (PDV) for the third quarter.
Wirecard’s Checkout Portal has been launched in Eastern Europe and will be offering payment solutions in combination with Google services. In a first step, the product was launched in Poland, for which Wirecard was able to involve Google’s Premier SMB Partner Verseo.
Telkomsel Indonesia the largest mobile network operator (MNO) in South East Asia has hooked up with Verifone Mobile Money and Finnet Indonesia to introduce TCash Tap to merchants across Indonesia, allowing Telkomsel’s more than 140 million subscribers to tap and pay using their mobile device.
New stunning research shows the average estimated price for stolen credit and debit cards: $5 to $30 in the United States; $20 to $35 in the United Kingdom; $20 to $40 in Canada; $21 to $40 in Australia; and $25 to $45 in the European Union. Also, bank login credentials for a $2,200 balance bank account selling for $190.
Merchant Customer Exchange (MCX) reports the company’s mobile payment platform, CurrentC, is now available for use at participating Kmart, Sam’s Club, Sears and Walmart locations around Columbus, Ohio, as part of an expanding beta in that city.
Dallas-based GIACT Systems, provider of real-time data for payment risk analysis, has hired Jeff Givens as executive vice president of sales. The longtime technology industry veteran will lead GIACT’s sales organization as well as develop strategic partnerships and channel sales.