According to the MOU and under the ten-year services agreement, FPS will provide comprehensive, fully outsourced card processing, call center, collection and back office services for Banco Bradesco’s private label and bankcard portfolios. FPS and Bradesco are working to complete the conversion of Bradesco’s 14 million bankcards during the fourth quarter of 2010, bringing the total number of cards processed on behalf of all FPS clients to more than 40 million.
After three consecutive months of decelerating growth, July 2010 card spending growth improved due in part to an easy year-over-year comparison. Same-store dollar volume growth was 8.5% (8.2% excluding Gasoline Stations) and transaction growth was also higher at 9.2% (9.1% excluding Gasoline Stations) in July, compared to June’s growth of 6.8% and 7.3%, respectively.SpendTrend tracks same-store consumer spending via credit, signature debit, PIN debit and EBT cards at US merchant locations.
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