“We are pleased to have reached an equitable settlement with American Express,” commented Bob Carr, Heartland’s chairman and chief executive officer. “This settlement marks the first agreement with a card brand related to the intrusion.”
“Discover's results this quarter reflect stronger than expected credit performance and our on-going investments to strengthen the Discover franchise,” said David Nelms, Discover’s chairman and chief executive officer. “We were very pleased with the stability of our sales volume, our expanded merchant acceptance and the continued growth of our direct-to-consumer banking business.”
The free educational webinar, "Top 10 Reasons for Considering EMV in the U.S," will take place on Tuesday, January 26, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern time/10:00 a.m. Pacific time. To register, please visit http://www.smartcardalliance.org/pages/activities-events-top-ten-reasons-us-should-consider-emv.