Month: March 2019

5 ways gift cards got big in the U.K.

The U.K. prepaid gift card market is experiencing strong growth among consumers who buy them as gifts and for self-use, as well as among businesses that purchase them for customer loyalty programs and as employee incentives. The U.K. gift card market is expected to reach US$13.1 billion (about £10 billion) in transaction volume by 2020,…
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March 28, 2019 0

The Promise of Metal: Capitalizing on First Impressions

Metal cards have caught the eye of consumers in recent years. A certain segment of cardholder craves the feelings of exclusivity, luxury, and sophistication that metal cards provide. Attracted by the prospect of adding new, affluent cardholders, along with the promise of strong retention, many financial institutions are looking to add metal card options to their…
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March 22, 2019 0

Mastercard’s Contactless Transit Announcement and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 3/22/19

Mastercard Inc. announced contactless-payment capability will go live in 20 U.S. cities “within the next few years,” starting with subway and bus systems later this year in New York City, where the company is working with transit-technology firm Cubic Transportation Systems. Bitmo, a startup that offers mobile gift cards that allow users to split and…
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March 22, 2019 0

The Way We Will Pay in the Future – Top 5 Benefits of a Cashless Society for Small Businesses!

1. Added security Almost one-third of consumers and business owners agree that new technology will lead to safer payments with 31% of business owners admitting they feel safer using new payment tech, as it means they have less cash on their premises.  “To the consumer, the main demands of any payment process are that it…
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March 14, 2019 0

The Future is Now: Dual-Interface Instant Issuance is Here Today

The convergence of two significant consumer trends is impacting the world of payments: cardholders’ need for immediate card delivery and their desire for the versatility and convenience of contactless transactions. For small- and mid-sized financial institutions, these trends present both challenge and opportunity. In an age of instant gratification, cardholders will no longer wait to…
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March 11, 2019 0

Eye on Contactless: CPI Card Group Sees ‘Gradual’ Growth for Dual-Interface EMV; A Cashless Forecast

Observers of the U.S. payments market who have been expecting a surge in conversions to dual-interface cards may have been disappointed Wednesday morning as CPI Card Group Inc., one of the nation’s biggest card manufacturers, said it expects “dual interface to grow gradually as a proportion of the U.S. market” in 2019. The prediction, which…
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March 6, 2019 0

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