The first Bitcoin book delving into cryptocurrency law in four jurisdictions: the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada and Germany has been released.
The password manager built for security and simplicity, is now compatible with Samsung’s latest biometric technology. Dashlane users can access everything they securely store in Dashlane, including passwords, notes, credit cards and personal information, simply by using their fingerprint to verify their identity.
NY-based PayItSimple USA has invaded the UK. The service lets consumers simply and easily charge any purchase on existing general purpose credit cards and pay it back in monthly, interest free installments.
CardWeb.com’s CardExecs database of payments industry movers and shakers today features Gabriel Yelin of President of Argentina’s CertiSur.
First Data (FDC) is acquiring digital gift card pioneer Transaction Wireless (TWI), the San Diego-based enterprise digital gift card distribution platform. First Data now provides its gift card clients, distributors, partners and resellers a fully integrated, comprehensive physical and digital gift card program.
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.
CardWeb.com’s CardData Reports today features the Global Payments Insight Study, conducted by ACI Worldwide and Ovum.
Apriva has inked a partnership with Globalcom Engineering, a leader in payments hardware. By integrating Apriva’s Gateway with Globalcom hardware, this partnership brings proven EMV hardware into a wide variety of unattended markets in the U.S., including parking, kiosk, car wash, banking, gaming, airline kiosk, vending, and retail.
U.S. bank credit card rates for all accounts edged up slightly in May by 6 basis points (bps) from the prior month to 12.04%. However, annual interest rates for all accounts accruing interest charges declined slightly in the second quarter by 5 bps to 13.49%.
Purchase transactions (PTX) for U.S. Visa and MasterCard debit cards will slow to 7.5% in the second quarter, compared to 7.7% in the first quarter.CardData and RAM Research says U.S. credit card purchase transactions are quickly ramping up this quarter.
Consumer spending is heating up in the UK, posting the strongest quarter for consumer spending in five years. Spending rose +1.4% on an annual basis in June, rounding off the strongest quarter for household spending since Q2 2010. Underlying growth momentum remained strong looking forward.
Scandinavian Airlines will formally accept online ticket purchase of UnionPay cards before the end of the summer. It will join hands with many European airlines like Air France, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Deutsche Lufthansa, Finnair, LOT Polish Airlines, and Ukraine International Airlines to accept UnionPay.