Money 20/20 Europe Will be Nothing but Ginormous This Year

The world’s largest Fintech, Money 20/20 Europe (June 26-28), is all set for June in Copenhagen. While there are many FinTech gatherings this event is super cool as it is decidedly, European. It is ginormous too! In its first year, Money20/20 Europe attracted 3,725 attendees, including 500 CEOs, from 1,500 companies and 70 countries. The show featured 422 speakers, over 200…

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Mercator & Javelin Release Two Free Merchant-Related Reports

Among the new reports released this week are two free reports for download from Mercator Advisory and Javelin Strategy & Research in partnership with the Electronic Payments Coalition. The Mercator report: “Mobile Order and Pay Ahead: A New Sales Channel for Restaurants and Merchants” describes the new world of mobile order and pay and assesses…

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What is Behind the Recent Upticks in Bank Credit Card Delinquency & Charge-Offs?

There are growing concerns in the U.S. bank credit card market regarding the 2017 outlook for delinquencies and charge-offs. All the Top 4 issuers (Chase, Capital One, Bank of America and Citibank) reported slight upticks in the fourth quarter in both metrics. The Top 100 banks reported the seasonally adjusted (SA) credit card charge-off ratio…

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Major 4 Network Adjusted PDV Up 6.5% YOY FX in Fourth Quarter

Purchase dollar volume (PDV) for Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover cards (credit + debit) globally rose 20.0% year-on-year (YOY) on a nominal dollars basis for the fourth quarter (4Q/16). However, on a currency adjusted basis (FX), global 4Q/16 PDV increased 20.7% YOY, according to CardData. The fourth quarter PDV figures are skewed as Visa…

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Major U.S. Issuer Outstandings Up Double-Digits Thanks to American Express & Costco

U.S. credit card outstandings end-of-period (EOP) among the Top 4 U.S.  issuers gained 10.9% in the fourth quarter (4Q/16) year-on-year (YOY) to $417.2 billion, according to CardData. The gain was driven largely by Citibank as its acquisition of the Costco card portfolio from American Express has skyrocketed outstandings. BofA was unseated as the nation’s second…

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Value, Not Price, the Driving Factor for Small Merchants Selecting Payment Partners

A new report that reveals that small merchants are more concerned about value, and less concerned about price, when it comes to the fees that they pay for debit card transactions. The research by Javelin Strategy & Research and the Electronic Payments Coalition found small merchants want choice not price caps. Javelin says the Durbin…

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