Heartland Payment Systems Gobbles Beanstalk Data

Heartland Payment Systems Gobbles Beanstalk Data

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Heartland Payment Systems has acquired privately held Beanstalk Data, a leading provider of customer engagement platforms for restaurants in the USA. The acquisition allows Heartland to help restaurants seamlessly integrate their customer relationship management (CRM) systems and marketing and engagement programs with the Heartland point of sale (POS) and e-commerce solutions.…

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Starr Companies Gets Your Back on Cuba Travels

Starr Companies Gets Your Back on Cuba Travels

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Starr Companies announced the availability of travel insurance and payment card assistance services for travel to Cuba. These plans provide trip cancellation and trip interruption insurance as well as accident and sickness benefits. In addition, the plans provide the coordination of medical and assistance services for travelers during their travel and…

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Special Breaking News Mentions in Today’s CardFlash

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] APRIVA – Apriva has completed EMV certification with Global Payments for Ingenico’s Telium2 terminals connecting through the Apriva Gateway. This full-featured certification includes the wireless iWL220 and iWL250, as well as the iCT220 and iCT250 countertop models. The certification spans all major card brands, including Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and…

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Visa Transforms to an Open Platform for Developers

Visa Transforms to an Open Platform for Developers

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Visa announced the launch of Visa Developer to transform the largest retail payments network to an open platform. For the first time in the company’s nearly 60 year history, software application developers will have open access to technology, products and services by Visa. The new Visa Developer platform is designed to…

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Low Oil Prices a Boon to Credit Card ABS

Low Oil Prices a Boon to Credit Card ABS

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Still-low oil prices could prove to be a boon for already-strong U.S. credit card ABS performance in the coming months. According to Fitch Ratings oil price declines are leading to a sustained drop in gasoline and heating oil prices this winter, which is adding more savings into U.S. households. Fitch notes…

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Alliance for Financial Inclusion Re-Inks MasterCard

Alliance for Financial Inclusion Re-Inks MasterCard

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] The Alliance for Financial Inclusion renewed their partnership with MasterCard at the African Mobile Phone Financial Services Policy Initiative meeting held in Dakar, Senegal. More than 70 regulators and government officials from across Africa attended the meeting. AFI provides a platform for government officials and regulators from across the continent to…

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Egyptians Sign a Major Accord with Visa

Egyptians Sign a Major Accord with Visa

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] The Egyptian government, represented by the Ministry of Supply and Internal Trade and the Ministry of Planning signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Visa, to enable electronic payment of government subsidies to 22 million Egyptian families. The MOU was signed by H.E. Dr. Khaled Hanafy, Minister of Supply and Internal…

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PayPal Set to Rock Super Bowl First Quarter

PayPal Set to Rock Super Bowl First Quarter

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] PayPal unveiled its first major brand campaign as an independent company with a 45-second commercial that will air during the first quarter of Super Bowl 50. This will mark the first time the global digital commerce leader has advertised during television’s most-watched event. The new global campaign, called “New Money” will…

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Oberthur Technologies Fuels MasterCard Aid Network

Oberthur Technologies Fuels MasterCard Aid Network

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Oberthur Technologies is supporting the MasterCard Aid Network by providing pre-loaded chip cards to give people in need access to basic necessities such as food, medicine and shelter. To address the challenge humanitarian organizations face providing aid in areas of political and economic unrest, MasterCard developed the MasterCard Aid Network, an…

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FuturePay and Shopify Buddy-Up to Improve Cart Conversions

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] FuturePay and Shopify have teamed. The partnership allows Shopify merchants to customize their online stores to cater to new types of online shoppers, create new revenue streams and increase average cart size. Merchants using Shopify will benefit by providing their customers with a customer-friendly financing option that works elegantly on any…

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UnionPay Expands with Help from Barclays Africa.

UnionPay Expands with Help from Barclays Africa.

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_t UnionPay has inked a deal with Barclays Africa. The agreement has expands UnionPay’s presence in 10 African English speaking countries – Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, South Africa, Seychelles, Tanzania, Uganda , Zambia and Zimbabwe. Barclays Africa is recognized as one of Africa’s largest retail and investment banking groups, with a history spanning more…

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