Payments News from Glenbrook Partners
Glenbrook   Book   Education   Jobs   Views   Archives   Store   Advertise   About         SUBSCRIBE:

« October 14, 2008 | Main | October 16, 2008 »

October 15, 2008

S&P Study Highlights Growing Strain on American Consumers

Standard & Poor's has announced results of a new survey finding that "as the downturn in the economy deepens, U.S. credit card users are increasingly having a difficult time managing their personal debt." READ MORE »

Citi's ThankYou Network Introduces Prepaid Card Rewards Option

Citi’s ThankYou Network has announced it has made arrangements with Citi Prepaid Services to introduce a new prepaid card rewards option for members of ThankYou Network. The prepaid cards – available in three denominations, $25, $50 and $100 – can be used everywhere Visa debit cards are accepted. READ MORE »

Victrio Launches Voice-Based Anti-Fraud Call Screening System

Mountain View, California-based Victrio has introduced "a new credit risk management solution that identifies fraudsters by their voice during credit card authorization phone calls. It works by comparing the callers’ voice against a database of known criminals. If there is a match, authorization can be denied before the damage is done. The company is targeting big-ticket online merchants as well as banks and other credit card issuers." READ MORE »

JP Morgan Chase Reports Third Quarter Financial Results

JP Morgan Chase has reported financial results for the third quarter. In its Card Services business segment, the bank reported a 63% decline in net income on a year over year basis as its provision for credit losses was up substantially. Charge volume on its cards was up 5% year over year but essentially flat versus the second quarter. Merchant processing dollar volume at Chase Paymentech was up 9% with transaction volume up 14%.

US Retail Sales Declined 1.2 Percent in September

The U.S. Census Bureau has announced that advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales for September, adjusted for seasonal variation and holiday and trading-day differences, but not for price changes, were $375.5 billion, a decrease of 1.2 percent (±0.5%) from the previous month and 1.0 percent (±0.7%) below September 2007.

A Look at Checking Overdraft Fees

The three highest-priced markets in the U.S. for average overdraft (OD) service fees on consumer checking accounts are Miami, Washington D.C. and Denver, while Florida ranks as the highest-priced state for OD fees, and the South leads as the highest-priced region for consumer OD fees, according to a nationwide survey conducted by Moebs Services. READ MORE »

NFC Forum Sponsors Mobile Transactions Workshop

The NFC Forum, a non-profit industry association that advances the use of Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, has announced that it is sponsoring and participating in the Mobile Transactions Workshop at the Mobile Internet World Conference and Expo, October 22 at 2:30 PM, at the Boston, Massachusetts Convention & Exhibition Center. READ MORE »

Sponsors

News View

Payments Consultants

Subscribe

Languages



Glenbrook Partners

PAYMENTS NEWS IS PRODUCED BY AND IS A SERVICE MARK OF GLENBROOK PARTNERS, LLC
ISSN 1556-4487

Glenbrook's Consulting Services

  • Innovation and Strategy
  • Payments Product Development
  • Payments Market Assessments
  • Payments Vendor Selection
  • Merchant Payments Optimization
  • Payments Risk Management
  •  
  • To discuss how Glenbrook can
    help you
    , email us:

Glenbrook's Payments Education

  • Payments Boot Camps
  • Payments Essentials Webinars
  • Private Payments Workshops
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • For more information on Glenbrook's payments education, email us:

Tools for Payments Professionals

  • Glenbrook Writings
  • Payments News
  • Payments Views
  • Payments Jobs
  • Payments Education
  • Payments Bookstore
  •  
  • To send us news that you'd like us to cover on Payments News, email us:

Contacts:                        
Compilation Copyright © 2002 - 2014 Glenbrook Partners LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Terms of Use        Privacy Policy        RSS Feed        Payments News RSS Feed

Subscribe to Payments News   

Follow Payments News on Twitter for Real-Time Updates