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Payments News - from Glenbrook Partners Thu, 10 Nov 2011 10:18:11 -0800
  • Vantiv Files For IPO Several media outlets are reporting that Vantiv, formerly Fifth Third Processing Systems, has filed IPO paperwork to go public. Vantiv is now jointly owned by Fifth Third Bancorp and Advent International. Reuters has a good overview of the news. The Vantiv website is here.
  • Headline News - November 10, 2011 On the web: Updated PayPal Mobile App for Android Featuring P2P NFC Capabilities - PayPal Blog In Myeong-dong Shopping District, Mobile Phones Replace Credit Cards - The Korea Herald On the wires: Secure Remote Payment Council White Paper on Secure eCommerce and Mobile Payments Bell ID (Netherlands) Launches TSM Software Solutions to Manage NFC Ecosystem Complexity GlobalCollect Study Reveals Key Differences in Social and Mobile Gaming in China and Korea InteliSpend Prepaid Solutions Expands Offerings in Canada with Universal Visa Prepaid Card Delego and YESpay Jointly Provide SAP Customers with a Multi-channel EMV Payment Solution Aconite Partners with MK Technology...
  • First Data Releases October 2011 SpendTrend First Data has released its First Data SpendTrend analysis for the full month of October 2011 compared to October 2010. In October, dollar volume growth held steady at 9.4% versus September’s growth of 9.5%. Overall transaction growth improved to 7.5% in October from 7.1% in September. Inflation continued to be evident in the food sector as Food/Beverage Stores posted average ticket growth of 2.3% for the second consecutive month. SpendTrend tracks same-store consumer spending by credit, signature debit, PIN debit, EBT cards and checks at U.S. merchant locations.
  • Headline News - November 9, 2011 On the web: Mobile Wallets, Contactless Payments Overhyped Say Analysts - American Banker Human Kiosks: Serving Customers Through Virtual Engagement - Point of Sale News Richard Branson Invests in Square Mobile Payments - Digital Trends State of EMV in US - Bank Systems & Technology On the wires: Tabbedout Continues Expansion; Brings Mobile Payment to Seattle People’s United Bank Expands Its Relationship with FIS’ Mobile Financial Services MasterCard Reports Strong Third Quarter Growth in the Asia/Pacific, Middle East & Africa Region CenPOS Launches Mobile Payment App for Smartphones via Android Market Note: Headline News is compiled by Glenbrook Partners. Throughout...
  • Payments Views - Mobile Self-Checkout Breaks Out for POS Payments In reaction to Apple's EasyPay mobile checkout technology, Glenbrook's Russ Jones weighs in on the topic of mobile self checkout that seems to be catching momentum in the marketplace. Over on Payments Views, in a posted entitled "Mobile Self-Checkout Breaks Out for POS Payments" Russ elaborates on today's NFC mania: Maybe retailers and shopkeepers could just embrace today’s mobile technology instead, change their in-store control procedures, and let a thousand flowers bloom? When Apple — arguably one of the most successful retailers in the last decade — says that mobile self-checkout is ready for use today, others might very well...
  • Linkable Networks and 24/7 Real Media Partner on Card Linked Offers  Linkable Networks, formerly Clovr Media, and 24/7 Real Media have announced a partnership that taps into consumers’ growing interest in digital coupons that are directly linked to credit and debit cards. Brands advertising across 24/7 Real Media’s Global Web Alliance of top publishers can now use Linkables to enhance their online advertising campaigns with advertiser-level and manufacturer-level discounts and offer the ability to link deals to any debit or credit card. The 24/7 Real Media partnership positions Linkable Networks, on the heels of an investment from Citibank, as the premium choice for brands looking to elevate loyalty marketing, sponsorship activation...
  • AmEx Announces $100 Million Digital Commerce Investment Initiative  American Express has announced a new multi-year digital commerce initiative designed to help identify and develop innovative technologies, and plans to invest $100 million in early stage startups in the digital commerce space. “American Express is a 162 year old company that has continuously reinvented itself,” said Dan Schulman, Group President, Enterprise Growth, American Express. “As we enter the next chapter in our history, we recognize the need to work with emerging technology companies to inspire change, encourage innovation, and ultimately deliver the best products and services to our customers.”
  • Headline News - November 8, 2011 On the web: Wal-Mart Benefits From Anger Over Banking Fees - NYTimes.com Credit Karma Launches "Hands Free" Account Aggregation - NetBanker On the wires: mopay Upgrades its Mobile Payments Platform with HTML5 Features U.S. Bank Implements Secure Vault Payments for FamilySearch International for Online Donations Bank of America Merrill Lynch Adds EMV to Commercial Cards for International Travelers TNS Launches One-Stop Global GPRS Access Solution for Mobile Terminals across Europe Note: Headline News is compiled by Glenbrook Partners. Throughout the day, as we spot interesting developments, this post is updated.
  • Payments Views - Micro Merchants: P2P Squared? Over on Payments Views, Glenbrook's Carol Coye Benson blogs about the different micro-merchant payment models emerging in the U.S. market. In a post entitled, "Micro Merchants: P2P Squared?" Carol writes, "I’ve been thinking a lot about the opportunities around helping micro merchants accept electronic payments. You know, your basic nanny/gardner/hot dog vendor/flea market vendor scenario."
  • Federal Reserve Reports Consumer Credit for September 2011 The US Federal Reserve has reported its latest G.19 Consumer Credit statistics - finding that "consumer credit increased at an annual rate of 1.5% in the third quarter. Revolving credit decreased at an annual rate of 3.25%, while nonrevolving credit increased 3.75%. In September, consumer credit increased at an annual rate of 3.5%."
  • Headline News - November 7, 2011 On the web: Your Next Credit Card Is Your Last - Fast Company Wal-Mart, McDonald's Execs Sour on New Debit Rules - chicagotribune.com Starbucks Finds Success in Mobile Payments - TMCnet.com International Fraud Awareness Week is Here - Portals and Rails PayMate To Launch NFC Based Mobile Payments Product in India - MediaNama On the wires: USA Technologies Maintains Branded Credit and Debit Rate Structure for Small-Ticket Markets Digital River Offers Enterprise Software Publishers New Revenue Channel Euronet Expands its Polish Network with ATM Acquisition from Diebold’s cash4you Network Wright Express Announces International Capabilities for Single-Use Virtual Payments Cubic Integrates...
  • doxo Expands Capabilities of doxoPAY  doxo has announced new features of doxoPAY, including automatic payment with limits. With doxo’s auto pay, people can schedule automatic payments for bills they receive in their doxo accounts, without needing to link out to multiples sites to set up payment credentials for each business. With the new limit feature of auto pay, consumers can set a maximum amount to be automatically paid. For example, people can choose to auto pay a phone bill as long as it does not exceed $100. If the amount due exceeds the limit set, the consumer is instantly alerted so they can review the...
  • SCVNGR's LevelUp Mobile Payment Solution on T-Mobile Nationwide SCVNGR today announced that it has successfully deployed its new 'LevelUp' mobile payments solution to consumers and businesses over T-Mobile's nationwide 4G network. The combination of a smartphone; the unique, free downloadable LevelUp application; personalized QR codes; and America's Largest 4G Network brings loyalty, rewards and payments together into one seamless pay-by-phone system. More information is on the LevelUp website.