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Payments Journal 06/25/2019 15:41
Don’t miss another episode of Truth In Data! Click on the red bell in the lower left corner of your screen to receive notifications as soon as the episode publishes. Data for this episode of Truth In Data is provided by Mercator Advisory Group’s report Gamification and Other Strategies for Merchants to Enhance Customer Loyalty. This […]. The post Only 5 Verticals Achieve Customer Adoption above 40% for Their Loyalty Programs: appeared first on PaymentsJournal .
Payments Journal 06/25/2019 15:00
C-stores have been punching above their weight in recent times when it comes to fresher food and beverage selections, as well as expanded store footprints. Add mobile app features to where they are now making their mark. 7-Eleven just announced a delivery option to its 7NOW mobile app. Available in major U.S. markets, hungry and […]. The post 7-Eleven Extends Mobile App Delivery To Public Spaces appeared first on PaymentsJournal .
Payments Journal 06/25/2019 14:25
It is always big news when banks fail; passing grades on recent stress tests lack the panache. It is worth note, particularly considering the banking mess ten years ago. As a mandate of Dodd-Frank, banks must analyze their balance sheets to assess how they will fare under various economic scenarios. Investopedia defines the stress test […]. The post Credit Card Banks: Not Stressing Stress Tests appeared first on PaymentsJournal .
Payments Journal 06/25/2019 14:05
PSCU, the nation’s premier payments credit union service organization (CUSO), has announced that Maps Credit Union (Salem, Ore.) has joined the cooperative as its newest Owner. PSCU will provide Maps with debit and credit processing services and support for the credit union’s nearly 65,000 members. Founded in 1935 and currently holding $798 million in assets, […]. The post Maps Credit Union Partners with PSCU for Debit and Credit Processing Support appeared first on PaymentsJournal .
Payments Journal 06/25/2019 14:00
Supply chain topics around latest gen tech have been plentiful during the past several years, many of which are related to blockchain technology use cases in trade services. We recently covered this as well in a Viewpoint released in April. The article from TechCrunch referenced here is about a new funding round for a 2016 […]. The post Orderful Secures Funding to Modernize the B2B Supply Chain Network appeared first on PaymentsJournal .
Payments Journal 06/25/2019 10:00
This article in Bloomberg suggests that banks are deciding to stay on the sidelines because they over committed to Apple Pay and regret that decision. Apple Pay is in fact the primary reason mobile payments over the payment rails have stalled. Apple refuses to open up NFC, and as a result, banks can’t create a […]. The post Banks Shouldn’t Let Apple Pay Experience Impact Decision on Libra appeared first on PaymentsJournal .
Payments Journal 06/25/2019 09:05
Today, Consumers use cash in 77% of all transactions worldwide[1], and growth rates of cash in circulation are predicted to continue. Developing countries in Asia and Latin America have extremely high cash usage, with upwards of 90% of transactions being conducted in cash in some regions. In fact, even banked populations in those developing countries […]. The post Three Old-School Self-Service Strategies to Give Up—and What to Do Instead appeared first on PaymentsJournal .
Payments Journal 06/24/2019 15:03
Don’t miss another episode of Truth In Data! Click on the red bell in the lower left corner of your screen to receive notifications as soon as the episode publishes. Data for this episode of Truth In Data is provided by Mercator Advisory Group’s report Gamification and Other Strategies for Merchants to Enhance Customer Loyalty. […]. The post Highest to Lowest, 5 Merchant Segments Using Gamification: appeared first on PaymentsJournal .
Payments Journal 06/24/2019 14:00
Restaurant meal take-out has become increasingly popular for U.S. consumers. A growing list of delivery companies are taking advantage of the upward trend. However, many restaurant operators are finding their share of the delivery costs not so tasty. But hungry diners do like the convenience of home or office delivery and are now accustomed to […]. The post Restaurants Finding Delivery Fees Very Unappetizing appeared first on PaymentsJournal .
Payments Journal 06/24/2019 13:36
Russia did it with Mir Card, to counteract U.S. sanctions. Union Pay did it in spades with their domestic payment scheme. India did it with RuPay, and drove cash reduction by tightening the flow of rupees. Brazil did it with Elo because the market wants its own brand. Portugal introduced MultiBanco, as Nigeria rolled out […]. The post Yet Another Domestic Payment Scheme Hits the Market appeared first on PaymentsJournal .
Payments Journal 06/24/2019 11:05
This announcement was posted in Finextra and illustrates another of the growing credit-as-a-service iterations that are available for businesses, particularly in the SME space. In this case, Capital One has entered into an agreement to acquire BlueTarp (terms not disclosed) so that they have added tools to service their card partnership clients. “BlueTarp delivers customized […]. The post Capital One Acquires BlueTarp Financial appeared first on PaymentsJournal .
Payments Journal 06/24/2019 10:30
On the heels of the Facebook announcement of Libra the Bank of England indicated support as long as Libra is regulated. Now France is establishing a G7 task force to study how cryptocurrencies should be regulated: “France is creating a G7 task force to study how central banks ensure cryptocurrencies like Facebook’s ( FB ) […]. The post France Creates G7 Cryptocurrency Task Force appeared first on PaymentsJournal .
Payments Journal 06/24/2019 09:53
The technology advances have deeply impacted and transformed our lives making it easier, faster, better and more fun. In today’s fast-paced digital world, users are becoming more addicted to smart-phones that flight booking, grocery shopping, business, banking, food ordering, everything seems just a click away. All this has been possible using mobile applications that act […]. The post How Much Does It Cost to Build a Mobile App? appeared first on PaymentsJournal .
Payments Journal 06/21/2019 13:45
Second generation Near Field Communication (NFC) chips have moved wearable form factors to a new level. The days of having to wear smartwatch to make a contactless payment or evening having the card to swipe has changed. Expresspay Card, a joint venture between China UnionPay and Bank of China that offers China’s only open loop prepaid card, has partnered […]. The post New Form Factor Could Improve Mobile Wallet Uptake but Could Also Be New Competition appeared first on PaymentsJournal .
Payments Journal 06/21/2019 13:15
The BBC reports that Mark Carney, the Governor of the Bank of England and Chair of the Monetary Policy Committee, Financial Policy Committee and the Prudential Regulation Committee has welcomed Libra to England as long as it is open to being regulated: "Mark Carney has given a swift and positive reaction to Facebook’s plan, unveiled [...]. T.
Payments Journal 06/20/2019 14:00
E-commerce services providers are tripping over themselves to offer fast shipping services for merchants and their customers. Shopify is now getting into the fulfillment business in a big way by giving its merchants an alternative to Amazon shipping. Fast (and really fast) delivery has become a differentiating strategy for e-commerce and in-store retailers alike. Big […]. The post Shopify Adds U.S. Fulfillment Network For Its Merchant Base appeared first on PaymentsJournal .
Payments Journal 06/20/2019 13:29
In the U.S., we are seeing more and more signs that the industry is moving towards the adoption of contactless payments. The networks are reporting that something in the range of 60-70% of merchant terminals are contactless-enabled. Bank issuers, particularly the largest banks, are beginning to announce their contactless card issuance plans, and the news […]. The post Some Holdouts for Contactless Card Acceptance appeared first on PaymentsJournal .

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