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January 28, 2016

Headline News from - January 28, 2016



  • Visa Inc. Reports Fiscal First Quarter 2016 Results - “We continue to be pleased with our financial performance given the uneven global economy and the ongoing negative effects of the strong U.S. dollar. While we continue to see relatively strong payments volume growth, these factors have meaningfully reduced our cross-border volume and revenue growth. While these headwinds do not appear to be abating in the short-term as we had hoped, the fundamentals of our business remain strong and our long-term growth trajectory remains intact as we navigate through this uncertain environment,” said Charlie Scharf, Chief Executive Officer of Visa Inc.
  • Credit Karma Now Serves 50 Million Members - "Credit Karma’s 50 million-strong member base accounts for 22 percent of all Americans with a credit profile in the United States, who use the platform to help them manage over $3 trillion in household debt. The company has given away more than one billion free credit scores since launching its product in March 2008, without charging members a penny to use its service."
  • Alliance Data Reports Full-Year 2015 Results - Ed Heffernan, president and chief executive officer of Alliance Data, commented, "It was an exceptional year for Alliance Data as we drove 20 percent growth in both revenue and core EPS despite substantial FX headwinds. Overall, the scorecard for all three segments is largely positive."
  • ID Experts Raises $5 Million in Financing from BlueCross BlueShield Venture Partners and Sandbox Advantage Fund - "We look at this investment as a strategic partnership with ID Experts," said Tom Hawes, M.D., Managing Director at Sandbox Industries who will join the Board of Directors at ID Experts. "ID Experts is poised for rapid growth with its data breach and identity protection solutions, especially in the healthcare space with its innovative MIDAS™ medical identity monitoring service."



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November 06, 2013

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October 22, 2013

Alliance Data And Dwolla Announce Multi-Year Agreement

Dwolla logo 140pxDwolla and Alliance Data Systems have announced signing a new, multi-year agreement for "Alliance Data's Retail Services business to provide a cardless private label credit product for the Dwolla payment network."

Credit is not new—but providing it on a real-time network that removes interchange fees, supports the evolution of credit, and provides a means of cardless payment—is, and that's what Dwolla Credit does," said Ben Milne, chief executive officer and founder of Dwolla.

"Alliance Data's deep experience and the true interest they have in our company will not only lend a new level of convenience to our community of users, but will also give them front-row seats to what we believe will be some really great innovations to credit."

Alliance Data will provide the newly launched credit program, called Dwolla Credit. Once approved, consumers can use Dwolla Credit immediately and for future purchases at participating businesses found in Dwolla's new Storefront directory ( Interested consumers and businesses can register for access at

August 06, 2013

Alliance Data Announces Agreements With PayPal

PayPal logo 140x60pxAlliance Data 140pxAlliance Data Systems has announced that its Retail Services business, which manages more than 120 branded credit programs, has come to multiple agreements with PayPal.

Under a multi-year agreement with PayPal, Alliance Data will become an issuer for Bill Me Later® credit products and will maintain a partial interest in the receivables generated under the program.

Additionally, Alliance Data and PayPal have agreed to collaborate to support PayPal's offline expansion, which is enabling PayPal to be accepted in more physical merchant locations across the U.S. Consumers who hold a branded private label credit card from Alliance Data's partners that accept PayPal payments will be able to add their branded card through PayPal and continue to use it as their preferred method of payment for PayPal purchases made with those brands when shopping online, in-store or on a mobile device.

Alliance Data's private label partners – which include many top-tier specialty retailers – will have the opportunity to begin adding their branded card programs into PayPal in early 2014.

"We're excited to work with Alliance Data Retail Services, a leader in providing highly successful branded credit programs for numerous marquee retailers, and a company whose reputation for delivering excellence makes them a great choice," said Don Kingsborough, vice president, Retail Services at PayPal.

"Offering our mutual retail clients the convenience and security of PayPal allows them to reinforce their relationships with consumers and will help them sell more."

"PayPal is a recognized powerhouse in the payments world, widely known for its innovative products, services and visionary thinking, and we are thrilled to have the opportunity to work with them to bring smart credit solutions to their customers," added Melisa Miller, president of Alliance Data Retail Services.

"The relationship between PayPal and Alliance Data marks our strategic entry into a new ecosystem of customer transactions while continuing to drive business growth for our partners' private label credit and loyalty programs. We look forward to working with PayPal and exploring even more opportunities to collaborate in the future."

February 14, 2013

February 21, 2012

May 05, 2008

Heartland to Acquire the Network Services Business of Alliance Data

Heartland Payment Systems has announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the Network Services business of Alliance Data Systems Corporation. 'According to the most recent Nilson report, Alliance Data’s Network Services is one of the industry’s 20 largest payment processors, handling over $17 billion of total annual bank card volume and 604 million transactions in 2007.' READ MORE »

April 18, 2008

Alliance Data Terminates Merger Agreement with Blackstone Affiliates

Late today, Alliance Data Systems announced that it has terminated the May 17, 2007 merger agreement providing for the acquisition of Alliance Data by affiliates of The Blackstone Group. READ MORE »

November 29, 2007

Alliance Data Signs 7-Eleven

Alliance Data Systems has announced signing "a multi-year agreement with 7-Eleven, Inc. to provide payment processing services to more than 5,500 7-Eleven-branded convenience stores nationwide. Headquartered in Dallas, 7-Eleven is the largest chain of retail convenience stores, operating, franchising or licensing more than 33,200 stores in 17 countries and one U.S. territory, with worldwide sales
in 2006 exceeding $44 billion."


May 17, 2007

Alliance Data To Be Acquired by The Blackstone Group

Alliance Data Systems Corporation has announced that it has "entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Blackstone Capital Partners V L.P., an affiliate of The Blackstone Group, in a transaction valued at approximately $7.8 billion, including the assumption of certain debt. Under the terms of the agreement, Blackstone will acquire all of the outstanding common stock of Alliance Data for $81.75 per share in cash. The purchase price represents a premium of approximately 30 percent over Alliance Data's closing share price of $62.96 on May 16, 2007."


February 14, 2007

Alliance Data Updates Investor Presentation

Alliance Data has filed an updated investor presentation with the SEC that emphasizes the growth focus on its loyalty businesses.

November 10, 2006

A Look At Alliance Data

Marilyn Munch of the Investors Business Daily reports on the holiday mood at Alliance Data Systems.

November 22, 2005

Alliance Data Systems: New Go-to-Market Name, Logo

Alliance DataAlliance Data Systems Corporation has announced that it has modified its market-facing name, dropping the word "systems" and will now be known as Alliance Data. A new logo accompanies this change.


May 18, 2005

Looking at Alliance Data Systems

Jesse Eisinger reports for the Wall St. Journal on how Alliance Data Systems financially reports the transaction processing vs. credit portions of its business.

October 13, 2004

Alliance Data Acquires Epsilon Data Management

Alliance Data Systems has announced that it is acquiring Epsilon Data Management, a provider of integrated direct marketing solutions that combine value-added marketing, transaction, technology and analytical services.


April 07, 2003

Alliance Data Systems plans secondary offering

Alliance Data Systems has announced plans for a secondary offering. The S-3 filed by ADS with the SEC is available online.
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