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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

Mobile Wallets Dominate the News, But Most Consumers Still Want Physical Gift Cards

The holidays are approaching, and with that annual shopping frenzy comes a yearly boost in gift card sales. As it turns out, though, most gift cards are likely to be plastic or paper rather than digital, according to consumer and small-business research released Thursday. While preference for digital cards is growing, some 60% of consumers still…
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October 10, 2019 0

Contactless payments push credit cards past debit in Canada

Contactless payment transaction volume is soaring in Canada to the point where total credit card transaction volume is edging out debit card transactions for the first time because many consumers are using credit cards to tap and pay. The difference is slight—6.047 billion credit card transactions were conducted in Canada in 2018 compared with 6.042…
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October 7, 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

Visa Contactless Payments Scores at Women’s World Cup Venues and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 7/5/19

Visa Inc. released data indicating 51% of all purchases across nine stadiums in France hosting the group stage of the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019 were done with contactless cards or devices, including wearables and smart phones. The group stage of the soccer tournament ran from June 7 to June 20. Visa is the…
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July 5, 2019 0

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