Card … short for Cardbored

Chris Skinner

I’ve been finding it increasingly frustrating on my travels, thanks to one of my credit card companies. My travelling depends on two credit cards: a bank issued corporate MasterCard and American Express.

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Grab Launches GrabPay Card

PYMNTS

Grab is introducing Asia’s first numberless card in batches, with Singapore launching on Thursday (Dec. With the cashless card, GrabPay is striving to bring financial inclusion to the millions of underbanked and unbanked in Southeast Asia. . “As

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Top Issuers Embrace FinTech Collaboration For Biz Card Innovation

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Much of what commercial card innovators seek to address is a massive pain point for adoption: supplier acceptance. Such was the strategy of JPMorgan in its latest corporate card initiative. Check out the latest in corporate card innovation below.

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Apple Debuts Apple Card, A Virtual (And Physical) Credit Card

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And so a tech giant gets into the credit card game. And not just any tech giant – it’s Apple, the company whose payment services were touted (by at least some) as a credit card killer. For the physical card, the cash back rate is 1 percent.

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Upgrade Card Turns Credit Cards Into Installment Lending Products

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Twelve years ago, LendingClub Founder Renaud Laplanche built a business to help consumers manage the $800 million in outstanding credit card debt. The Upgrade Card is tied to a line of credit that can be used everywhere that Visa cards are accepted. The Upgrade Card.

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Enticing Suppliers, Buyers To Embrace The Commercial Card

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Commercial cards remain only a fraction of the B2B payments space, but FinTech firms, banks and other financial service providers continue to develop new solutions aimed at boosting adoption. Below, PYMNTS examines the latest in commercial card innovation, regulation and disruption.

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Apple Card Officially Released In US

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The Apple Card, a credit card created in partnership by the technology company, was officially released in the U.S. Apple said the process only takes minutes and that customers can start using the card immediately.

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Card Payment Use Rises Globally

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The number of merchants accepting card payments around the world grew by 13 percent in 2017, to 69.2 RBR, a research and consulting firm for banking and retail, released a forecast of payment card data through 2023, and found that card payment acceptance is growing at a fast rate.

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The Competitive Advantage Of Commercial Card Acceptance

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Commercial cards account for only a portion of corporates’ overall spend, as checks stick around and ACH gains ground. Yet, the issue of vendor card acceptance remains the often-cited hurdle hampering the commercial card from gaining deeper traction.

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Jack Henry Debuts Card-To-Card Bill Pay

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Jack Henry & Associates has announced the launch of iPay CardPay, which enables its banks and credit unions “to provide near-real-time, card-funded bill payments using credit and debit cards as an alternative funding option,” according to a press release.

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Mastercard, SoFi Team Up On Debit Card, Payment Products

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The partnership starts with the SoFi Money debit card, an offering that will exist exclusively on the Mastercard network. SoFi’s card will provide an additional way for customers to spend with their SoFi Money cash management accounts.

The Great Credit Card Program Outsourcing Debate

PYMNTS

Among the biggest debates is how to construct and operate the best card program possible – a decision that served as the foundation for a new PYMNTS interview with Jim Geeslin, head of strategy for Elan Financial Services , an agent credit card issuer.

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How Apple Card Brings ‘Existential Crisis’ To Smaller FIs

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With the recent launch of the Apple Card , Apple has sent a signal that they seek to offer a better user experience than banks. In fact, their slogan for the card is “Created by Apple, Not a Bank?.” And the card is no longer just a payment instrument; it’s more than the card itself.”.

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EMVCo: Majority Of Payment Cards (8.2B) Are Chip-Enabled

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billion chip-enabled consumer cards — credit and debit — are now in use across the world, according to EMVCo , the industry standard organization. Globally, more than 75 percent of all cards are now enabled with EMV chip technology. More than 8.2

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Bending Card Rails For B2B Payments Optimization

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When the commercial card first came on the scene, executives thought of the payment tool in limited terms: a piece of plastic their employees could use to make one-off purchases at the office supply or hardware store, buy a coffee while on a business trip or take a client out to dinner.

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BofA Debuts Digital Debit Card

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Bank of America (BofA) announced on Tuesday (June 25) that it’s launching a digital debit card, according to a release by the company. This digital debit card has the same protections and benefits of a physical debit card and is immediately available to use in the mobile app.

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Apple Card And The FinTech, TechFin Conundrum

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So far, the young life of the Apple Card has turned out pretty — perhaps even spectacularly — good, depending on the source. The recent news about Apple Card includes a big thumbs-up from Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon. Is a card an enabler for commerce or for Apple?

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Fleet Cards Caught In Crosshairs Of Corporate Card Fee Debate

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Fleet payments company FLEETCOR is facing criticism over fees associated with its fleet cards, according to reports in Bloomberg last week, which small businesses (SMBs) say are too high. There are also fees linked to paying card bills via wire transfer, and fees if the fleet cards go unused.

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Apple Expands Apple Card Testing

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Apple has expanded the test phase of its credit card with Goldman Sachs to its retail employees, according to a report by Bloomberg. The card can be used directly from the iPhone, though there’s also a physical card available, too.

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Mesh Eyes Virtual Cards For Global B2B Payments

PYMNTS

Though credit cards were not originally designed to address the needs of corporate payers, advances in commercial card technology have positioned the payment tool as one that’s gaining traction in the accounts payable department.

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Mastercard Lauds Apple Card Security

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Apple Card, a new kind of credit card created by Apple, is being applauded by Mastercard for its enhanced security, simplicity, transparency and privacy, CNBC reported on Tuesday (Aug. The new iPhone-integrated credit card has teamed with both Goldman Sachs and Mastercard.

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Q3 2019: US credit card issuer snapshot

Accenture

Each quarter, Ryan Douglas from the Card Issuing group reports on recent developments for the US consumer credit card sector and compiles key metrics reported by the largest US banks (spend, receivables, loss rates and returns).

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Chase, United Co-Brand New Business Credit Card

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Chase and United Airlines are teaming up to launch a new United Business Card, offering 100,000 bonus miles for first-time users, the companies announced Thursday (Jan. The card is intended to assist business travelers in building their miles.

CPI Card Group Launches Second Wave Cards For New Markets

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CPI Card Group announced that it has launched Second Wave cards for markets including transit, hospitality, entertainment and more. Cards are a staple in a multitude of sectors, from transportation and travel to hospitality and entertainment.

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Apple Debuts Apple Card, A Virtual (And Physical) Credit Card

PYMNTS

And so a tech giant gets into the credit card game. And not just any tech giant – it’s Apple, the company whose payment services were touted (by at least some) as a credit card killer. For the physical card, the cash back rate is 1 percent.

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Nilson Report: U.S. Payment Card Market Tops $6T 

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Commercial and consumer cards issued in the U.S. Commercial card spending is up 11.7 percent, compared to consumer card spending, which grew by 10.1 Commercial card spending was $1.39 Consumer card spending was $4.74 Visa ’s commercial card was 43.2

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Visa Chip Cards Reduced Counterfeit Fraud By 87 Pct

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Visa announced that since their inception, chip cards have reduced counterfeit fraud by 87 percent. . Chip cards are increasingly becoming the norm as usage and acceptance has continued to grow since the EMV standard was first introduced in 2011,” the company said.

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UK Gambling Watchdog Outlaws Credit Card Bets

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Gambling Commission is banning the use of credit cards for placing bets, the BBC reported on Tuesday (Jan. Gambling Commission indicates that 22 percent of online gamblers who use credit cards to place bets are considered “problem gamblers.”.

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Verizon Partners With Synchrony On Credit Card Offering

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Verizon is partnering with financial firm Synchrony to put out its own consumer card in the first half of this year, they said on Thursday (Jan. T-Mobile recently started providing banking services through T-Mobile Money, and Amazon and Uber now both offer their own branded cards.

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Deep Dive: How Gift Cards Become Grift Cards For QSRs

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Gift cards have largely gone digital with the rise of smartphones and tablets, and the eGift card market was valued at approximately $31.8 The value attached to the gift card market has made these items prime targets for fraudsters. Why Do Fraudsters Target Gift Cards?

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Citigroup Makes Credit Card Push

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Even as the economy in the United States softens, Citigroup has been making a push for credit cards. Customers can transfer their debt from a competitor’s card onto Citi’s plastic for a small charge and not pay any interest for 21 months.

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Adyen Adds Card Issuing By Merchant Demand

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Dutch global payments platform Adyen announced it is launching card-issuing services to its customers. Adyen Issuing will enable clients to provide customers with virtual and/or physical cards that can be used online, in-app or in-store.

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Soldo Augments Prepaid Corporate Cards With NatWest Loans

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Prepaid corporate card solution provider Soldo is teaming up with NatWest to connect joint business customers to small business loan solutions. ” Commercial cards continue to be a focus for NatWest.

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Coinbase Launches Crypto Debit Card In The UK

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Coinbase , the cryptocurrency exchange operator, announced Wednesday (April 10) the launch of the Coinbase Card in the U.K., which is a Visa debit card that lets customers in the U.K. Customers are able to use the card in millions of places around the world.

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Asia Corporates Replacing ACH With Cards, Citi Finds

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Corporates across the Asia Pacific region are increasing their use of commercial card products, according to a new report from Citi. Businesses increased their spend on commercial cards by 24 percent in 2017, Citi’s analysis found.

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Chase Card Services President On Why It’s Time For Cards To Tap And Go

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To that end, Chase , the largest card issuer in the U.S., 14) that it’s rolling out tap-to-pay functionality across its Chase Visa card portfolio. Tapping the plastic card is much more familiar than some other form factors.”. How to speed the checkout process?

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Amazon launches secured card for underbanked customers

Bank Innovation

Amazon has added a secured credit card to its suite of financial services offerings today, the latest effort to entice underbanked and low-income customers to shop with the e-tailing giant.

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Mastercard Tackles ‘Greening’ Plastic Cards

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To push that goal, Mastercard — in partnership with the world’s three largest card manufacturers, Gemalto , Giesecke & Devrient and IDEMIA — has officially launched the Greener Payments Partnership to establish environmental best practices and reduce first-use PVC plastic in card manufacturing. Going green, historically, in cards has been linked to purchases, If the customer spends X amount in dollars, the card donates a set amount to an environmental cause.

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In First Month, Goldman Extends $10B In Apple Card Credit 

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Goldman Sachs said it doled out about $10 billion in credit lines in just over month for the Apple -branded credit card, Bloomberg reported on Friday (Nov. According to regulatory filings made public this week, Apple Card?

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Goldman Extends $10B In Apple Card Credit In First Month

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Goldman Sachs said it doled out about $10 billion in credit lines in just over month for the Apple -branded credit card, Bloomberg reported on Friday (Nov. According to regulatory filings made public this week, Apple Card?

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Corporate Cards’ Collaborative Approach To SMB Adoption

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Though commercial card innovation has recently hit an acceleration point, there is still plenty of room for progress. Power took one key friction point of the small business (SMB) credit card market to task. Small Business Credit Card Satisfaction Study, businesses are twice as likely as consumers to switch credit card brands, with many small businesses serving “relatively low” scores for issuers’ rewards, benefits and services.

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AmEx Sees Card Member Loans Up 7 Percent

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24) that showed card spending and loan growth up double-digit percentages, as measured year over year, in the fourth quarter. billion, boosted by card member spending and fees. Commercial service, where card member spending also grew, saw total net revenues grow by 7 percent to $3.5

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Mastercard Launches V-Card Acceptance Tool

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Mastercard is launching a new service designed to make it easier for B2B vendors to accept virtual cards. This offers an alternative to the traditional methods that virtual card payment information is submitted to a vendor, which often occurs via fax or email.

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