Credit Cards

FCA Rounds On Credit Card Firms Over Customers in Persistent Debt

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has written to credit card firms telling them to review their approach to borrowers who are stuck in persistent debt, where they are paying more in interest, fees and charges than they are paying of their balance. Read more »

Pleo Upgrades From Prepaid Cards To Credit Cards

Pleo is evolving – and perhaps the most important change is our new cards. We’ve always offered a tool that made it easy for people to buy what they need to do their jobs better. But in order to offer a market-leading product, we pushed ourselves to go beyond that and to reimagine our card. So we made a couple of changes - some big, some small, all good for our users. The benefits of a new Pleo credit card The first thing to know is that we’re... more Read more »

SoFi Is Partnering With Mastercard to Bolster Its Banking Offering With a Credit Card

The US-based fintech has teamed up with Mastercard for its new card network. Currently, SoFi offers a debit card product to users as part of its SoFi Money product via a partnership with Visa, but under the new deal, the cards will now run on Mastercard's network. In addition to issuing new cards to existing cardholders, SoFi is adding new benefits to its offering, including cash-back rewards, free cell phone insurance, and discounted airport... more Read more »

Cornèrcard Launches Biometric Credit Card

Switzerland's Cornèrcard has teamed up with Gemalto and Visa to launch the country's first credit card featuring a biometric fingerprint reader. To register a fingerprint on the limited edition Cornèrcard biometric gold Visa credit card, users touch a sensor, with an LED signalling the successful capture. Then, for the first transaction with the card, users enter a PIN. After this, they can confirm payments at the point of sale by touching the... more Read more »

59% of Card-Present Transactions Globally Use EMV Chip Technology

Technical body EMVCo has published transaction data showing that 58.9% of card-present contact and contactless transactions globally were EMV®-enabled between July 2016 and June 2017. This represents an increase over the prior year, when 42.4% of transactions were EMV-enabled.  The data reflects average transaction volumes over a 12-month period to account for seasonal variations. Given the ongoing rate of EMV chip technology adoption, EMVCo... more Read more »

Tandem Bank Reveals Credit Card

We’ve previously used the hyperbole of ‘big huge news’ during an earlier burst of, well, big huge news, and now we’re stuck for synonyms to announce anything else.  That said, here’s a moderately girthy announcement: The Tandem cashback credit card details are here So, here's the low-down: No transactions fees when withdrawing cash or making purchases abroad Get 0.5% cashback on all purchases over £1, everywhere Mastercard is accepted globally... more Read more »

Masterpass is Available on Air Canada

Mastercard today announced that Masterpass is available on Air Canada.com and vacations.aircanada.com, helping travelers get from booking to vacation-mode even faster.  Air Canada joins a rapidly expanding roster of travel sites offering fast, easy and secure digital payment with Masterpass. Read more »

International Greenlight Smart Debit Card for Kids Integrates with Apple Pay

Continuing to accelerate its momentum and growth, Greenlight Financial Technology, Inc., today announced that the Greenlight smart debit card for kids now works internationally, and also integrates with Apple Pay.  To continue its leadership in Fintech innovation, Greenlight appointed Nancy Cox, former CTO of WorldPay and CIO of Fiserv, as CTO. Read more »

PSCU Partners with Ethoca to Improve Card Not Present Fraud Loss Recoveries for Credit Union Member-Owners

PSCU is proud to announce a partnership with Ethoca, the leading global provider of collaboration-based technology solutions for card issuers and merchants, to help reduce losses from card not present (CNP) fraud.  Read more »

Enacomm Brings Virtual Personal Assistants to Credit Unions

Credit union members can now securely access their financial information in real-time and safely conduct almost any financial transaction with popular Virtual Personal Assistants (VPAs), using only the sound of their voice.  Enacomm, Inc., a leading provider of customer authentication and intelligent interactions technologies for banks, credit unions and credit card companies, this week presented VPA personal banking at the Corelation Client... more Read more »

Symitar Unveils Six New Credit Union Deals

Jack Henry & Associates' Symitar division today announced that, included in its new core wins during the first ten months of its fiscal year, the company has added six new billion-dollar core credit union footprints for the Episys system. Read more »

Visa Profits Jump in Q2

Today Visa Inc. announced financial results for the Company’s fiscal second quarter 2017, ended March 31, 2017. Fiscal Second Quarter 2017 Key Highlights: Read more »

Visa Launches First European Everywhere Competion To Challenge FinTech Startup

Today Visa Inc. challenges start-ups and innovative fintech companies from 19 European markets to enter the first-ever European Everywhere Initiative. Competitors will have a chance to win up to €50,000 to support a development programme with Visa, or through business partnership with Visa’s financial institution clients. Successful entrants will have the opportunity to access Visa APIs through the Visa Developer Platform, executive mentors and... more Read more »

WoraPay Teams Up With Mastercard to Save Time For Lloyds Banking Group and Beyond

WoraPay, the mobile service provider that allows customers to beat the queue when ordering food and drinks, has integrated Masterpass, the global digital payment service from Mastercard. Read more »

Visa Unveils Improved Transaction Data For Amazon Business Customers

Today, Visa Inc. has become the first card network that allow participating issuers to provide their U.S. commercial accountholders a comprehensive view of their Amazon Business purchases. The new enhanced transaction data functionality, initially available to Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Citi and PNC Bank, N.A., U.S. commercial accountholders through Amazon Business, provides full line-item details on Amazon Business customers’ purchases made... more Read more »

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