American Express and Facebook to Pilot Amex Bot for Messenger

American Express and Facebook to Pilot Amex Bot for Messenger

American Express and Facebook are working hand-in-hand to explore innovative new experiences to interact with Card Members in Messenger. American Express expects to launch a pilot Amex bot for Messenger in the coming months for eligible U.S. Consumer and OPEN Card Members who opt-in to participate. The concept demonstrated how American Express Card Members could…

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Visa + MC U.S. GDV Rises 9.9% YOY Driven by Credit Cards

Visa + MC U.S. GDV Rises 9.9% YOY Driven by Credit Cards

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] U.S. Gross Dollar Volume (GDV) for Visa and MasterCard (credit + debit) in the first quarter (1Q/16) grew 9.9% year-on-year (YOY). Credit card growth outpaced debit cards in the U.S. by 150 basis points (bps) YOY. Visa U.S. payment card (credit + debit) GDV for 1Q/16 was up 10.0%. MasterCard U.S.…

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Mobile Banking Accelerating But Mobile Lending is a Real Laggard

Mobile Banking Accelerating But Mobile Lending is a Real Laggard

New research confirms online payments are taking off, however alternative e-lending is sputtering. Online payment services are the most popular alternative to traditional banking with 19% of consumers, but customers who borrowed money from peer-to-peer or marketplace lenders remained flat, with no signs of growth. FICO’s latest consumer finance trend research has revealed that a…

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Capital One Drives Top 4 US Issuers GDV YOY Growth

Capital One Drives Top 4 US Issuers GDV YOY Growth

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] U.S. Gross Dollar Volume (GDV) among the top four bank credit card issuers, rose an estimated 9.9% year-on-year (YOY) in the first quarter (1Q/16). The growth was driven by Capital One’s explosive growth. The top four U.S. issuers racked up an estimated $295.2 billon in GDV for 1Q/16, compared to $322.5…

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Major 4 Networks Global Cards-in-Force Up 6.4%

Major 4 Networks Global Cards-in-Force Up 6.4%

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Global payment cards-in force (CIF) [credit + debit] grew by 6.4% year-on-year (YOY) in the first quarter (1Q/16) to 4300 million. The growth has been largely driven by Visa and MasterCard’s international “inclusion” drive with debit (& prepaid) cards.

Visa and MasterCard U.S. credit CIF rose 7.1% YOY from 492 million one-year…

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Other News: TSYS; BILLTRUST; MAINSTREAM; and RIPPLE

In Other News: TSYS (Equinox); BILLTRUST (AvidXchange); MAINSTREAM (Revel); and RIPPLE (clients). TSYS – TSYS and Equinox Payments announced the availability of a semi-integrated payments solution to help Value-Added Resellers (VARs) quickly and easily develop and release EMV-certified technology to their customers. Running on the Equinox Apollo terminal, the Voyager application is an EMV-certified solution…

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Visa & MC Global Purchase Transactions Gain Momentum

Visa & MC Global Purchase Transactions Gain Momentum

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Global purchase transactions (PTX) for Visa and MasterCard debit and credit cards, excluding Visa Europe, soared 15.4% year-on-year (YOY) in the first quarter (1Q/16). The YOY growth rate has been steadily expanding each quarter. The two networks combined processed 39.8 billion purchase transactions in 1Q/16, compared to 40.8 billion for the fourth…

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U.S. Credit Cards-in-Force Rising 6% YOY Among Major 4 Networks

U.S. Credit Cards-in-Force Rising 6% YOY Among Major 4 Networks

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Total U.S. credit/charge cards-in-force (CIF) in the first quarter (1Q/16) for Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover was up 6.1% year-on-year (YOY). At the end of 1Q/16, there were 656 million U.S. credit/charge CIF compared to 618 million for 1Q/15. Total U.S. credit cards for 1Q/16 stands at an estimated 655.8…

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Capital One Continues to Drive U.S. PDV Growth 20% YOY

Capital One Continues to Drive U.S. PDV Growth 20% YOY

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] U.S. Purchase Dollar Volume (PDV) among the top four U.S. bank credit card issuers, rose 10.0% year-on-year (YOY) in the first quarter (1Q/16). Capital One PDV grew more than 20% YOY, while Chase and Citi also scored double digit gains. The top four U.S. issuers racked up $281.4 billon in PDV for…

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