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October 07, 2013

The Cardlinx Association Announces Founding Members

The CardLinx Association, a "new interoperability organization to enhance the consumer experience with local commerce and card linked offers," has announced its founding members - including Microsoft, Bank of America, Discover, Deem, Facebook, First Data Corp., Linkable Networks Inc., LivingSocial, MasterCard, Affinity Solutions Inc., CardSpring Inc. and Cardlytics.
“The CardLinx Association brings together thought leaders across a variety of important linked industries, allowing us to define a set of standards and services that will make it easier for consumers to shop and for merchants to sell their goods and services,” said Silvio Tavares, founding CEO of The CardLinx Association.
The Association says that its members "serve or represent over 6 million merchants, have issued over 1.9 billion payment cards, and serve consumers with over 200 million card enabled accounts and over 700 million active daily users."

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  • In Las Vegas, Alternative Currency Buffs Are Making The Case That Bitcoin WIll Do To Money What The Web Did To Information - "Bitcoin today is in a similar state that the Internet was in 1992. It's functional and useful, but the great use cases are only just now happening. It's only going to get better and better."
  • India’s audacious plan to bring mobile payments to the masses: pair them with a national ID card - Quartz - "Nandan Nilekani, a founder of Infosys and the man in charge of the Aadhar scheme, suggested last week that the platform the cards run on will be extended to include peer-to-peer money transfers."
  • Ripple Takes on Western Union With Deal to Grow Payments - Bloomberg - "Ripple, a San Francisco-based startup, operates payments software and a digital currency that resides in a consumer’s account known as a Ripple Wallet. Under the agreement, Ripple will let consumers link those Wallets to ZipZap accounts."
  • Apple's Mobile Commerce Mojo - (Karen Webster) - "Well, we don’t think they’re right and the little slide deck that is attached gives you 7 reasons why Apple is the last company on earth that should be written off as a loser in mobile commerce."
  • Fraud Happens. So What Do You Do? - Portals and Rails Blog (Douglas King) - "The important takeaway I got from this report is that no matter the technology or standard used on payment cards, it remains critical to keep personally identifiable information protected and to continue to educate consumers about sound payment practices."
  • The Evolution of Electronic Payments - "This infographic created by SwitchPay, a mobile payments company, visually represents the evolution of electronic payment technology from the first mention of the credit card in a novel published in 1887, the birth of ecommerce from the first online purchase, to the advancement of mobile payment technology."

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  • Glenbrook's Elizabeth McQuerry will be speaking at this year's NACHA Global Payments Forum on October 17-18 in New York City. She'll be speaking on the topic "Mobile Payments, Interoperability & Faster Funds Transfer".
  • Glenbrook's Carol Coye Benson will be speaking at this year's American Bankers Association Annual Convention on October 20-22 in New Orleans. She'll be participating in a panel discussion on The Future of the Payments Industry.
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May 08, 2012

Affinity Solutions Unveils Coupon-on-a-Card

Affinity solutions logo 140x60pxAffinity Solutions has unveiled Coupon-on-a-Card, which utilizes real-time offer redemption technology provided by First Data Corporation.
“The launch of our patent-pending Coupon-on-a-Card is a tipping point in merchant offer delivery for card issuers,” commented Jonathan Silver, president and CEO of Affinity Solutions. “Creating new capabilities and effectiveness for the merchant, and a far superior consumer experience, is a significant addition to our industry-leading transaction-based marketing product set. It’s also another step in the rollout of our vision for the highly-integrated marketing platform of the future. Rich, cross-industry collaboration, such as our integration with First Data’s innovative offer redemption technology, is a key to that vision.”

September 26, 2011

Affinity Solutions Launches a Merchant-Centric Group Discount Platform

Affinity solutions logo 140x60pxAffinity Solutions has announced the launch of Spot ON Deals, 'the first and only merchant-centric daily deals/group discount platform in the marketplace.'
Spot ON Deals improves on popular first generation daily deals programs by allowing participating merchants to target the right customer with the right offer at the right time. Using Affinity's proprietary 'Dashboard' analytics, merchants can use data-driven insights to hone in on key segment and consumer spending trends. Further, Spot ON Deals will enable merchants to track the effectiveness of their offers, while deploying 'follow-on' offers to drive repeat purchases, loyalty and customer lifetime value.

August 24, 2009

Danversbank's Blended Debit Card Rewards Powered by Metavante

Metavante_logo-140px.jpgMetavante has announced that Danversbank has deployed its expanded rewards and loyalty product to offer Danversbank's clients a blended rewards program that combines issuer- and merchant-funded rewards. "Through its deployment of Points2U Plus, Danversbank now awards cardholders with bonus points for debit card-based transactions made at participating retailers — this is in addition to the points a cardholder already earns by using their Dansverbank-issued debit card. The bank is also leveraging Points2U Plus to award double points for card use during seasonal promotions, as well as to reward cardholders with additional loyalty points for the use of other Danversbank services." READ MORE »
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