Merchants Must Cater to the Distracted Shopper

Payments Source

Checkout.com exec and Card Forum: Contactless presenter Bradley Riss discusses how that works in a preview of our virtual conference. The post-pandemic world requires serving multitasking consumers.

Corporate Card Innovators Dive Into Virtualization

PYMNTS

As FinTechs and other financial service providers drive commercial card adoption, virtual card technology becomes an increasingly popular focus of innovation initiatives, particularly as corporates demand solutions to support a remote workforce.

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Big Banks, Big Tech Face Off Over Swipe Fees

American Banker

Fintech PayPal Debit cards Interchange fees JPMorgan Chase Apple GoogleA showdown between megabanks such as JPMorgan Chase and the likes of Apple and PayPal could be the prelude to a broader fight.

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Gift Cards Become Employee COVID Vaccination Incentives

PYMNTS

Beyond logistics, as Nat Salvione , chief commercial officer of Tango Card , told PYMNTS, there are a number of challenges that confront employers in that effort. There are additional advantages to gift cards as an incentive.

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Paynetics, Benamic Team On Digital Corporate Cards

PYMNTS

based Paynetics , which enables payment services, has partnered with Benamic , promotional campaign firm, in order to put out a corporate card program, according to a Crowdfund Insider report. B2B Payments B2B Benamic corporate cards News partnerships paynetics What's Hot In B2B

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The Corporate Card Seeks Broader Value Propositions

PYMNTS

There is more than one reason that a business may want to adopt a corporate card, and this week's Commercial Card Innovation Tracker looks at a few of them. Plastiq, Ramp Collaborate On Corporate Card Adoption. Mastercard Expands Biz Card Presence In Saudi Arabia.

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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. The reason I carry these two is that the MasterCard works across Europe, where quite a few countries … The post Card … short for Cardbored appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog.

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The Virtual Corporate Card Value Proposition Expands

PYMNTS

With more financial service providers positioning corporate cards in the market, interest in value-added functionality is on the rise. This week’s Commercial Card Innovation Tracker identifies the newest tools driving virtualization of the corporate card.

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Getting in contact with contact-less cards

Mobile Payments Today

The world of payments is changing and what was once a preferred way to pay, with a debit or credit card, is being overtaken by the contactless and card-not-present methods.

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Collaboration Drives Corporate Card Product Innovation

PYMNTS

This week’s Commercial Card Innovation roundup is once again highlighting the value of collaboration. Plus, American Express looks beyond the card to expand small- to medium-sized business (SMB) services. Visa Debuts pliant Business Card In Germany.

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Q3 2020: US credit card issuer snapshot

Accenture

The post Q3 2020: US credit card issuer snapshot appeared first on Accenture Banking Blog. Payments Credit Card Issuer Snapshot Credit Cards Payments Navigator

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Virtual Cards Drive Consumerization Of B2B Payments

PYMNTS

In a discussion with Karen Webster, Barker and Pettican explored the rise of consumerization of B2B payments and how virtual cards are supporting this evolution without forcing finance chiefs to give up the control and security that is so vital to successful corporate payments.

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Gift Cards A Taxing Problem? Not Necessarily Says Tango Card CCO

PYMNTS

Other than small things like a pen or providing staff with free coffee, anything given to employees that has a clear cash value attached to it is considered taxable by the IRS, said Nat Salvione , chief commercial officer of Tango Card.

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Infineon Debuts Employee ID, Mastercard Payment Card

PYMNTS

The new tech is called the Campeon Card, according to the report. In Munich, employees will be able to enter buildings, make cashless payments and transmit their digital business cards using near-field communication (NFC).

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Affirm debit card brings installment payments to all merchants

Payments Source

The buy now/pay later pioneer's new card does not require sellers to opt in if they already accept debit cards. Affirm Debit cards Point-of-sale

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Corporate Cards Forge More Paths To SMB Adoption

PYMNTS

All eyes are on the small business community in the commercial card world as industry players increasingly explore how card products can help Main Street recovery and stay in business. Small Business Card Use On The Rise. Amex Under Fed Scrutiny Over SMB Card Practices.

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Dynamics Unveils the Wallet Card, First ‘Connected Card’ at CES

Bank Innovation

EXCLUSIVE—Card company Dynamics Inc. revealed its Wallet Card, described by the company as the “world’s first” connected payment card, at the CES conference currently taking place in Las Vegas, the company announced today. The card, which was developed in tandem with global banks and payment providers such as Visa and Mastercard, relies on Internet of […].

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Mastercard Introduces Sustainable Credit Card

PYMNTS

has introduced a sustainable credit card to consumers in more than a dozen countries made from recyclable, bio-sourced, chlorine-free, degradable and ocean plastics. The New York-based, multinational financial services (FI) company said six billion cards are produced annually from PVC.

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Biometric authentication gives cards a head start

Payments Source

Authentication Biometrics Mobile banking CardsWith mobile payments and banking apps on the rise, biometric authentication is now increasingly common in consumer finance, says Fingerprints' Michel Roig.

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Corporate Card Players Embrace Collaboration To Drive Value

PYMNTS

The corporate card industry continues to dig its heels into adoption efforts with the launch of new products and features designed to elevate the value of the card beyond a mere means of payment. Employees Lack Access To Corporate Cards. WEX Links MYOB Users To Card Payments.

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Driving Corporate Card Innovation With Collaborations, Card Issuing Platforms

PYMNTS

The corporate card can have a home in the digital wallet thanks to collaborations and technology platforms designed for card issuers. FinTech firm Nium has teamed with Southeast Asia neo-bank Aspire to enable a mobile payments feature with its cards.

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Q2 2020: US credit card issuer snapshot

Accenture

The post Q2 2020: US credit card issuer snapshot appeared first on Accenture Banking Blog. Payments Credit Card Issuer Snapshot Credit Cards Payments Navigator

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Tango Card: Innovations Through Uncertainty

PYMNTS

In " A Look Forward: What Executives Wish for America and the World in 2021 ," Nat Salvione, chief commercial officer of Tango Card , discusses the innovations that have emerged since the pandemic: specifically, the use of pay-ahead apps and remote team engagement.

Coupa, American Express Team On Virtual Cards

PYMNTS

American Express is working with Coupa on a new partnership to use virtual cards for Coupa's B2B solution, a press release says. The move toward virtual cards comes with a rising demand for work-from-home solutions, more popular now during the pandemic.

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HSBC Brings Virtual Debit Cards To UAE Companies

PYMNTS

In a development that is reportedly considered to be a banking first in the Middle East, HSBC has rolled out virtual debit cards for United Arab Emirates (UAE) companies, according to a press release posted on Zawya.

Contactless cards tap into the new normal of physical distancing

Mobile Payments Today

Contactless payments offer the same strong security as EMV cards but how do they stack up against the needs of consumers who are now dealing with the aftermath of COVID-19? Jaime Topolski, the director of payment card products at Fiserv gives his insight on contactless cards

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Marqeta branches into digital credit card issuing and processing

Payments Source

Marqeta reached a $4 billion valuation over the last decade focusing only on prepaid and debit card issuing, and now it’s retooled its digital platform to issue credit cards, too. Digital payments IPOs Cards

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Apple Card Discounts Health Apps For American Heart Month

PYMNTS

Apple Card is bringing you exclusive offers for new subscribers to the following health and wellness apps, so you can save while you move,” Apple said, per the report. In addition, the report stated that Apple is offering Apple Watches with no APR financing for 24 months for Apple Card users.

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AmEx Faces Fed Inquiry On Business Card Sales Tactics

PYMNTS

AmEx) harnessed strong and deceptive sales practices for card sales to business owners and if clients experienced negative effects, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday (Jan. Credit Cards American Express credit cards Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.

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PayPal Launches Cashback Credit Card

Bank Innovation

PayPal launches its first cash-back credit card called PayPal Cashback MasterCard in the U.S. The card will be issued by Stamford-based Synchrony Bank, which has partnered with PayPal since 2004. The card offers 2% cash back on all purchases, with […]. Cards Commerce Exclusive Mobile Payments Apple Pay Citibank JP Morgan Chase MasterCard Mobile Payments PayPal Synchrony Bank

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The Corporate Card Faces New Hurdles In AP Departments

PYMNTS

Although commercial cards are evolving to gain traction in more B2B payment scenarios — particularly, accounts payable (AP) — new challenges emerge that can slow down the rate of adoption. Billtrust, REPAY Drive Virtual Card Adoption. Tat Capital Debuts Value-Add For Corporate Cards.

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Making Digital Card Features Stick – And Sticky

PYMNTS

That left FIs scrambling to “rapidly figure out how to get that same emotional and engagement outcome when the possibility of face-to-face is virtually nonexistent,” Randy Piatt , head of product solutions at card technology firm Ondot Systems , told PYMNTS in a recent conversation.

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Blackhawk Network Buys National Gift Card

PYMNTS

Global branded payments provider Blackhawk Network has acquired National Gift Card , one of the biggest North American prepaid tech and card companies, according to a press release emailed to PYMNTS.

The Corporate Card Goes Contactless

PYMNTS

As B2B FinTechs explore the value of the commercial card, they’re integrating card payment capabilities across more scenarios, from vendor payments to employee expense management. BofA Expands Contactless Biz Card Service. Apple Pay Lands More Commercial Cards.

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How The Corporate Card Recharted Its Adoption Course

PYMNTS

At the dawn of 2020, commercial cards made up only a fraction of overall B2B payments volume, even as corporates continued their slow-but-sure payments digitization efforts away from the paper check. The card as a credit instrument is very much on a lot of people’s minds.”.

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