Author: Jess Van Alstyne

Discover To Start Phased Contactless Launch

Discover has announced it will start issuing contactless cards over the next several months. “Contactless technology has become increasingly popular with our cardmembers and more accepted by merchants worldwide, and we want to deliver the best shopping experience to our cardmembers,” said Szabolcs Paldy, senior vice president of marketing at Discover. “The goal of this digital technology…
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December 2, 2019 0

Convenience Trumps Security as Main Driver Behind Consumer Payment Needs in 2019

PSCU has announced the release of its annual Eye on Payments study. For the second year in a row, the nation’s premier payments CUSO set out to explore payment preferences among credit union members and other financial institution customers (“non-members”) and how they have shifted over the past year. Through this research, PSCU aims to gain a better…
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November 18, 2019 0

Transforming Ocean Waste into Payment Plastic

November 5, 2019 In response to rising consumer demand, card manufacturers and issuers are actively working to develop and provide more environmentally-conscious solutions to address the growing problem of plastic waste. The challenge for card manufacturers is in sourcing materials that are not only durable, but able to handle the complex security and technology requirements…
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November 14, 2019 0

Card innovations impacting the future of the credit union industry

Today, payments options for consumers are endless, and credit unions should be prepared to provide members with access to as many offerings as possible. While new payment methods such as digital wallets and real-time payments are important, optimizing credit and debit card programs is also imperative for credit union success and for their cards to…
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October 29, 2019 0

Contactless Cards: “A Faster, More Convenient Experience for the Consumer”

Customers can spend a lot of time at a store trying to check out. After waiting in line, you have to navigate the payment process, which can be a tedious affair. If you pay by cash, you spend valuable time finding the right amount of money and waiting while the cashier counts out your change.…
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October 22, 2019 0

Contactless Gets Another Boost With Mass Transit’s Embrace of Tap-And-Pay in Miami

Is 2019 turning into the year of contactless payment for mass transit? Miami-Dade County announced Wednesday it has started accepting contactless cards and mobile wallets at gates at 23 commuter train stations, with plans to include bus fares later this summer. The move follows New York City’s adoption in May of contactless fare payment. In all,…
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September 18, 2019 0

Tap, Pay, Go

Consumers have a need for speed. Whether it’s one-click shopping from Amazon or using an EZ Pass to glide through toll stations without tapping the brakes, consumers are increasingly expecting a fast, frictionless experience in all aspects of their daily lives. When it comes to making point-of-sale payments, though, there are some bumps in the…
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September 9, 2019 0

Mastercard’s Transaction Volume Jumps 18%; Secure Remote Commerce and Contactless Payments Gain

Jim Daly  Acquiring, Competitive Strategies, Credit Cards, Debit Cards, E-Commerce, Issuing/Originating, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Wallets, Near-Field Communication (NFC), Prepaid Cards, Smart Cards, Transaction Processing Mastercard Inc. saw strong growth in its core business in the second quarter, a time when the network continued its push for contactless cards and development of the new Secure Remote Commerce system for online payments. Mastercard said it switched 21.4 billion transactions…
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September 4, 2019 0

The Rise of Contactless Calls for Evolved Instant Issuance

Today’s banks face new challenges adapting payment card offerings to consumer’s evolving lifestyles. Two areas in focus are consumer’s immediate need for new or replacement cards and their desire for speedy contactless transactions. As contactless payments continue to grow in popularity, banks are looking to prioritize instant issuance and contactless cards. Seeking a provider that…
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July 18, 2019 0

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