San Francisco-based Penny has launched the Penny Inc prepaid MasterCard card program virtually connected to a mobile app. Built on the open API payment innovation platform of Marqeta, Penny monitors and manages employee expenditures, significantly reducing the time spent on expense tracking and administration processes.
Visa Checkout in Brazil is real. The first merchant to offer Visa Checkout is Futebolcard, the Brazilian service which allows soccer fans to purchase tickets for games in 12 different stadiums.
MasterCard has unleashed its “Take 5 to Protect Yourself” initiative, a campaign to encourage cardholders to fight fraud by taking just five minutes to sign up for MasterCard ID Theft Alerts™. The “Take 5 to Protect Yourself” campaign is the latest in the company’s ongoing commitment to protecting consumers’ financial and personal information.
NYC-based ShopKeep, the cloud-based technology and business management solution used by more than 20,000 independent merchants, today announced its collaboration with MasterCard and the MasterCard Easy Savings® program.
MasterCard and Parkeon have launched “City Connector”, a unique couponing platform that delivers offers and services from local businesses via on-street parking meters.
Bank of America Merchant Services inks its participation in the American Express’ OptBlue program. OptBlue provides simplified sign-up and management of American Express card-related processing for small businesses.
CardWeb.com’s CardPixes database of more than 7,000 images today features the Hawaiian Airlines World Elite MasterCard.
Barclaycard US and Bank of Hawaii have teamed with Hawaiian Airlines to launch two new co-branded MasterCards. Both cards offer a sign-up or activation bonus of 35,000 miles and a one-time 50% discount on a coach roundtrip companion airfare between Hawai’i and North America on Hawaiian Airlines.
San Francisco-based Boku has introduced a new cross-platform solution that allows a consumer to store their mobile phone number as their preferred payment method to enable a streamlined checkout experience for one-time and subscription purchases.
Only 42% of credit cardholders are accumulating travel rewards points or airline miles. However, credit card sign-up bonuses are 25% more generous this year.
2C2P payment services provider and Myanmar Citizens Bank launched the Citizen Card, a reloadable prepaid card accepted by MasterCard merchants globally. Supply of the Citizen’s Card will be limited to 5,000 units. Citizen Card can be obtained at any MCB branch in Myanmar. It is also available via the MCB website by filling out an online form. Cardholders will enjoy special benefits with merchant partners, in addition to waived sign-up fees. Existing cardholders can add value to their Citizen Card at any MCB outlet, with more top up options rolling out in 2015. According to McKinsey & Co, Myanmar is expected to quadruple the size of its economy from US$45 billion to over US$200 billion by 2030, with per capita GDP rising from US$1,300 in 2010 to $5,100 by 2030.
The iView mobile car service app, “Taxi 24/7,” will now allow passengers to pay their taxi driver by inserting their bank card into an iZettle Chip &PIN reader. This allows black cabs to go cashless to allow consumers to pay with their card leading up to the holiday season.