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  • Fed Sets New Debit Interchange Rules

    Monday, August 01, 2011

    The verdict on debit card swipe fees is in, but few people are cheering. Like a mother doling out lollipops to her kids, the Federal Reserve Board was short on candy for most of the key parties.

  • Bnp Paribas Fortis Upgrades Payments Software

    Thursday, July 28, 2011

    BNP Paribas Fortis, Belgium's largest bank, is moving to a new version of the Money Transfer System (MTS) from ACI Worldwide.

  • Loyalty to Customers Especially Important in Bad Economy

    Friday, July 22, 2011

    When times are tough, it is the little extra things that make a difference.

  • How to Combine Foursquare and Your Loyalty Program

    Thursday, July 21, 2011

    Tying a traditional loyalty program to social and location-based check-ins can be an easy way for businesses to attract customers and make money. Here’s how to determine whether it’s worth it for your business and then how to pull it off.

  • Payments Hubs to Maximize Payments Revenue

    Wednesday, July 20, 2011

    Integrating new credit card systems into a payments hub provides a more agile and holistic payments processing capability.

  • The Fed's Impact on Fraud Funding

    Friday, July 01, 2011

    Banks made a few gains this week in the debit interchange debate, after the Federal Reserve announced June 29 it would offer a 1-cent per transaction incentive for fraud prevention investments tied to debit-card transactions.

  • Why Pay Full Price

    Thursday, May 05, 2011

    It's starting to feel like you should almost never have to pay full price. With retailers' rewards programs getting increasingly sophisticated, preferred customers can get discounts: points they can turn into store credit, coupons printed on sales receipts, the opportunity to buy merchandise before the general public—even secret password and birthday sales.

  • NFC: Virtual World Vs. Banking World

    Monday, May 02, 2011

    It is clear that Near Field Communication (NFC) technology is making a huge impact in the financial services and payments world.

  • Consumers Cite Unhappiness with Card Loyalty Programs

    Friday, April 08, 2011

    Many consumers are not happy with retail loyalty card programs, including those tied to cobranded credit cards, new research suggests.

  • Advantages of in House Card Processing

    Friday, April 01, 2011

    Outsourcing can offer benefits to banks whose card business and brand are not strategic priorities, and achieving the lowest cost per unit in the highly developed credit card space can make the economics of outsourcing sound.