Hispanic Spending Growth Outpaces Non-Hispanics

Mobile Payment Technology Adoption Lags in the US

The number of Hispanic households has been growing faster than the number of non-Hispanic households. Second, average spending by Latino households has increased more than average spending by non-Hispanic households. These two basic variables (more rapid household growth + higher growth in average spending) add up to a higher rate of growth in aggregate spending…

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Briefs: CURRENCIES; CPI; BREEZEWORKS; and BLUESNAP.

In Other News: CURRENCIES (Board); CPI (CFO); BREEZEWORKS (prompt.ly); and BLUESNAP (Android). CURRENCIES DIRECT – Currencies Direct, the leading UK non-bank provider of foreign exchange and international payment services, today announced that Antony Jenkins, formerly CEO of Barclays Plc, has joined the company as non-executive Chairman. He will focus on further advancing Currencies Direct’s digital…

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Australian Card Spending YOY Growth Remains Brisk

Australian Card Spending YOY Growth Remains Brisk

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Australian credit card gross dollar volume (GDV) headed upward, posting a 10.9% year-on-year (YOY) in May. Purchase dollar volume (PDV) increased 10.7% YOY and cash dollar volume (CDV) was 15.5% YOY in May. GDV rose in May to AU$26.9 billion, compared to a revised AU$24.3 billion in the prior month and…

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Card Profits Among Big 6 Headed South in 2016

Card Profits Among Big 6 Headed South in 2016

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Profits (after tax) among the nation’s Big 6 U.S. credit card issuers declined 4.9% in the first quarter (1Q/16), compared to one year ago (YOY) and, down 2.0% sequentially (QTQ). Aggregate card after tax profits for the Big 6 issuers logged in at $3789 million for 1Q/16, compared to $3867 million…

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Briefs: NAB; PARAGON; CREDITCALL; and VIRTUAL PIGGY

In Other News: NAB (Velocity); PARAGON (FSS); CREDITCALL (MEPSA); and VIRTUAL PIGGY (IMPACT). NAB – NAB Velocity, the front-end omnichannel payments platform from award-winning credit card processor North American Bancard Holdings, has entered into a partnership with Enspire Commerce’s RetailPoint, a cloud-based mobile point-of-sale (mPOS) customer engagement solution targeted to small and mid-sized businesses. The…

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Big 6 Issuer Credit Card Yields Up Slightly with COF Leading the Way

Big 6 Issuer Credit Card Yields Up Slightly with COF Leading the Way

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] The average yield among the nations’s big six bank credit card issuers came in at 11.14% for the first quarter (1Q/16), compared to 10.96% in the prior quarter, and 11.00% for 1Q/15. Capital One (COF), the nation’s fastest growing major credit card issuer, again posted the highest yields, besting the average…

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FICO Integrates Four New Analytic Tools

FICO Integrates Four New Analytic Tools

Four new analytic technologies recently patented by FICO are being integrated into solutions for cyber security, the Internet of Things (IoT), model governance, and optimization. FICO’s patent for Collaborative Profiling provides an efficient way to recognize when a person’s behavior is changing, and to rank-order the significance of those behavioral changes across many individuals. FICO’s…

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Delta Airlines - First U.S. Carrier to Accept UnionPay Cards Online

Delta Airlines – First U.S. Carrier to Accept UnionPay Cards Online

Delta Air Lines has become the first U.S. airline to accept UnionPay cards online. On August 8, UnionPay International and Delta Air Lines jointly announced that the official website of Delta (delta.com) would accept UnionPay cards (card number starting with 62) issued both in mainland China and abroad. Previously, UnionPay International has cooperated with international…

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