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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Special Breaking News Mentions in CardFlash February 5, 2016

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] CardFlash.com Breaking News: ADS (Boscov’s); GOLDMONEY (funding); WU (Viber); and NACHA (board). ADS – Alliance Data Systems says its Columbus, Ohio-based card services business, has signed a new long-term agreement to provide private label credit card services Boscov’s. Based in Reading, Pennsylvania, Boscov’s is the largest family-owned department store chain in the…

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MUFG Americas Ankles New CIO & Ops Officer

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] MUFG has ankled Christopher Perretta as Chief Information & Operations Officer for MUFG Americas Holdings and its U.S. banking subsidiary, MUFG Union Bank, effective April 1st. Perretta will also serve on the company’s Executive Committee for the Americas as a policy making officer. He will be based in New York and…

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Metal/Carbon/24K Cards Enter the Market

Metal/Carbon/24K Cards Enter the Market

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] WY-based Luxury Card has launched three new metal credit card products with patented designs and construction: the top-tier MasterCard Gold Card, the mid-level MasterCard Black Card and the base-level MasterCard Titanium Card. Luxury Card is the only credit card program in the world to offer a complete suite of metal and carbon…

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VCN + Visa Net Poised to Kick Butt

VCN + Visa Net Poised to Kick Butt

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Visa has launched Visa Commerce Network, a new way for merchants to create online and in-app commerce experiences to acquire new customers, drive loyalty and increase sales with relevant offers. Visa Commerce Network is built on the world’s largest electronic payment network, VisaNet, and can be easily utilized by merchants through…

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Identity Fraud Victims Reverses Course Finally

Identity Fraud Victims Reverses Course Finally

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] The number of identity fraud victims increased by three percent (13.1 million consumers) in the U.S. last year, but that the amount stolen decreased by 6% to $15 billion. The 2016 Identity Fraud Study by Javelin Strategy & Research found that the rise of EMV has already had a significant impact…

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FamilyMart in Japan to Accept CUP Cards

FamilyMart in Japan to Accept CUP Cards

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] UnionPay International says its credit cards would now be accepted at all FamilyMart stores in Japan. Now, all the three major chain convenience stores in Japan, namely Lawson, 7-ELEVEn and FamilyMart, accept UnionPay cards and allow for easy PIN-free payment which is widely adopted at local convenience stores. According to data…

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JCB PREMO to Analyze Payment Traffic Patterns

JCB PREMO to Analyze Payment Traffic Patterns

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] JCB says it will analyze traffic patterns and payment data of international visitors to Japan by providing information on shopping, drinking, eating, and special offer services and by giving visitors a card type coupon, JCB PREMO, with a value of 1,000 yen in order to promote purchases. JCB will start a…

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BlueSnap’s Checkout Conversion Calculator Rocks

BlueSnap’s Checkout Conversion Calculator Rocks

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] BlueSnap is launching The Checkout Conversion Calculator to help retailers identify the points of friction that create a loss of sales. eCommerce now accounts for as much as 10 percent of all retail sales, but merchants are putting as much as 42% of their online sales at risk by making it…

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South Africa has Strongest Foundation in e-Payments

South Africa has Strongest Foundation in e-Payments

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Africa has arguably the strongest foundation for electronic payments of all these countries. In part this is because of its mature and stable banking ecosystem resulting from the country’s legacy with the United Kingdom. Though considerably smaller in population (53.6 million in 2015) than other emerging economies in either the top…

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Levvel Acquires Big Specialist in API management

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Levvel has acquired RCBJ Consulting, a big specialist in API management, security, and performance tuning. RCBJ’s team has joined the Levvel west coast operations. Levvel is an IT consulting firm that combines the innovative DNA of a start up with the wisdom, scalability, and process rigor of a Fortune 100 company.…

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U.S. ID Fraud Victims a Mixed Bag in 2015

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] The number of identity fraud victims increased by three percent (13.1 million consumers) in the U.S. last year, but that the amount stolen decreased by six percent to $15 billion. The annual 2016 Identity Fraud Study by Javelin also found the rise of EMV has already had a significant impact on…

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