BlueSnap is now offering new Coupon and Bank Transfer APIs that will help merchants increase sales and convert shoppers this holiday season. The Coupon API allows merchants to manage their own coupon library while the Bank Transfer API will allow shoppers to pay for online goods by transferring funds directly from their bank accountsDetails
Nets announced its latest partnership with Skandia Bank to oversee its issuing services for its payment cards. For Skandia’s bank this means becoming part of a larger IT infrastructure and therefore avoiding having to develop and maintain complicated IT systems themselves. For Nets, this contract is another important step into the Swedish banking market. All services provided are core Card services which Nets already supplies to a large number of banks in Norway, Finland, Denmark and the Baltic countries.Details
Alliance Data Systems completed the acquisition Conversant.
Conversant, which will operate under Epsilon, establishes a unique end-to-end marketing services company that will empower clients to more effectively market to their customers across all channels.
FIME secure-chip testing locations are now accredited to deliver testing services for JCB’s J/Speedy mobile, and contact and contactless, products. FIME’s Global test tool is available for purchase as an off-the-shelf product for in-house pre-certification testing. Using FIME’s services to test JCB’s J/Speedy products enables mobile handset, USIM and dual interface card manufacturers to confirm that the application layer of their products meets the requirements laid out by the payments system for all forms of contactless payment.Details
Checkprint payment solutions has been awarded a contract extension by Metro Bank for cheque services. The contract extension will see Metro Bank use the latest version of The CheckPrint Solution, the innovative, secure and versatile cheque printing system, to instantly issue chequebooks to all new account holders, within minutes of them entering the store. Replenishment books, for both personal and business customers, are also provided on tight service levels from Checkprint’s fully accredited site in Hinckley, Leicestershire.Details
Gift card sales will likely continue grow at a 6% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) through 2017. However, e-gifting which is expected to supply the next leg of growth for the gift card industry over the long-term, grew less than expected this year.Details
The number of global mobile payment users is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 16.4% through 2017, according to CardData. About 31% of consumers who have a device with Near-Field Communication (NFC) technology, used it for mPayments in the last month.Details
KS-based Retail Success has acquired NE-based Boutique Window, an online marketing and social media management platform. Retail Success will add Boutique Window to its existing set of retail tools that include POSIM a point of sale, inventory management and eCommerce solution and sister company, National Merchant Alliance, a provider of electronic payment technology and services.Details