MC’s X-Border Volume YOY Gain Blows-Out Visa

MC’s X-Border Volume YOY Gain Blows-Out Visa

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] MasterCard’s cross-border transaction volume, on a currency adjusted basis (FX), exploded in the first quarter (1Q/16) outpacing Visa for the first time by 130 basis points (bps) year-on-year (YOY). Sequentially, quarter-to-quarter (QTQ), MasterCard scored a 540 bps YOY gain, compared to Visa’s 100 bps gain YOY. Cross-border volume refers to payments…

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SIX Payment Services Takes Up OT WISE

SIX Payment Services Takes Up OT WISE

Oberthur Technologies released its supply of White Label Independent Secure EMV (WISE) Solution to SIX Payment Services, one of Europe’s largest card transaction processors and market leader in Switzerland, Austria and Luxembourg, in the framework of the EMVI’16. EMVI’16 new chip specification, on behalf of Swiss debit card issuers, facilitates the transition from contact to…

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CNP Fraud for Merchants Rise 8% YOY in 2016

CNP Fraud for Merchants Rise 8% YOY in 2016

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] A new report finds every dollar of fraud in 2016 cost merchants $2.40, up from $2.23 a year ago. According to the LexisNexis 2016 True Cost of Fraud report, the volume of fraud has risen sharply in the last year—from a monthly average of 156 to 206 successful fraudulent transactions, and…

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U.S. Co-Branded Travel Credit Cards Need More Juice

U.S. Co-Branded Travel Credit Cards Need More Juice

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] New research shows eight out of ten U.S. card holders believe co-branded cards offer as much or more value than bank-issued rewards cards, but they want more … much more. According to Oliver Wyman and its annual Transport & Logistics Journal, co-branded travel cards may not be rewarding enough. Other findings…

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US Retail Credit Card Portfolios Under Temporary Pressure

US Retail Credit Card Portfolios Under Temporary Pressure

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] The recent April bump up in the charge-off ratio for retail credit cards may be short-lived despite the recent lags in U.S. economic growth. Fitch Ratings says retail charge-offs should rise in the next month, but Fitch does not expect this change to carry into the longer term or spread to…

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FreshBooks Intros First Card Reader for Android

FreshBooks Intros First Card Reader for Android

Toronto-based FreshBooks has introduced the FreshBooks Card Reader for Android. FreshBooks’ first piece of hardware, the card reader helps small business owners accept credit card payments from anywhere using their mobile device. Offering the most up-to-date EMV security technology, the FreshBooks Card Reader provides dual chip-and-swipe capability to protected small business owners from fraudulent transactions.…

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Citi’s LAC and AP Intl Card Units Show Further Deterioration

Citi’s LAC and AP Intl Card Units Show Further Deterioration

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Citibank’s international credit card business in the Latin America Caribbean (LAC) region continues to struggle in the first quarter (1Q/16) as all metrics are negative year-on-year (YOY) and quarter-to-quarter (QTQ). After currency adjusted (FX) Citi LAC posted flat revenue and negative income. In the Asia (AP) region, which also includes the…

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