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March 23, 2016

Headline News from - March 23, 2016


  • Starbucks to Expand Customer Rewards Program Beyond Its Coffee Shops - Wall St. Journal - "The Starbucks prepaid Visa card, which is expected to be available by the end of the year, would allow card holders to earn “stars” for all purchases made on the card, which can then be redeemed at Starbucks cafes."
  • Square Teams Up With Facebook to Offer Ads That Can Be Gauged - New York Times - "Under the agreement, small businesses that use Square to process payments can buy and target Facebook advertising using Square’s software. Square will make subscription fees off the new product."
  • Is Bitcoin Really Frictionless? - Liberty Street Economics - New York Fed - "In this blog post, we show that while bitcoin transfers themselves are relatively frictionless for the user, there are significant frictions when bitcoins trade in exchange markets resulting in meaningful and persistent price differences across bitcoin exchanges. These exchange-related frictions reduce the incentive of market participants to use bitcoin as a payments alternative."
  • Tap. Pay. UK. - Android Blog - "Android Pay will support MasterCard and Visa credit and debit cards from many of the UK’s major financial institutions — including Bank of Scotland, First Direct, Halifax, HSBC, Lloyds Bank, M&S Bank, MBNA and Nationwide Building Society — with new banks being added all the time."
  • Chip-Card Payment System Delays Frustrate Retailers - New York Times - "Many of the complications were widely predicted, but the certification system has added an unexpected wrinkle — and lots of finger-pointing."
  • Court Case Over States’ Interest Rates Might Have Big Impact - Wall St. Journal - "The industry fears a change could impair their ability to sell or securitize certain debt, going so far as to pull back lending in states with stricter caps."


  • MasterCard to Bring Android Pay to Cardholders in the UK - “We're excited to bring the simplicity and security of mobile payments to MasterCard customers with Android Pay. Soon, people will be able to use their Android device to pay at the hundreds of thousands of contactless payment terminals in the UK,” said Pali Bhat, Senior Director, Product Management, Google.
  • Debit Cards Gaining on Cash for Small Purchases - "There's a clear generational divide: 41% of people under age 50 prefer cash for small transactions and 40% like debit. Among those 50 and older, cash is the runaway winner (74%). Millennials are the most likely to use debit (46%) and credit cards (18%)."
  • UATP Partners With Payment Technology Specialist Limonetik - "As an Alternative Payment Method Aggregator, Limonetik offers over 150 different payment options across the globe which will be available to UATP Merchants through the partnership. Airlines will easily be able to fulfill their AFP needs with UATP and Limonetik."
  • EPC To Fed Chair: Durbin Amendment Rewards Retailers $36 Billion in Additional Profits, But Provides No Relief to Consumers - “Regulators and policy makers should consider the economic consequences for the most vulnerable when promulgating new regulations and recognize that the Durbin Amendment, rather than helping with this worthwhile goal, merely aided retailers to pocket $36 billion dollars to date.”
  • Global Payments Announces FinAppsParty Winners - “The FinAppsParty showcased the talent and innovation in Atlanta and London, positioning each as vibrant fintech hubs with the ability to compete with any of the technology capitals in the world,” said Frank T. Young, SVP, Global Product and Innovation. “Global Payments is thrilled to host initiatives like the FinAppsParty in support of the industry’s growth and in demonstration of our commitment to leading transformative payment innovation.”


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Note: Headline News is compiled by Glenbrook Partners. Throughout the day, as we spot interesting developments, this post is updated. Do you have news to share? Tell us here:!

August 15, 2011

April 02, 2009

Ukash, UATP Partner for Cash Payments for Airlines

Ukash has announced an agreement with UATP which will make it possible for consumers to pay for flights over the Internet using cash, it was announced at the annual Airline Distribution conference today. READ MORE »

February 05, 2009

UATP Announces Record Charge Volume for 2008

Universal Air Travel Plan (UATP), the payment network privately owned by the world's airlines, has announced record charge volume and profits for calendar year 2008. UATP CEO Ralph Kaiser stated,

"UATP continues to prosper even in today's economic environment. While we see challenges from an overall decrease in travel spending in the upcoming year, there are enough growth drivers in our business to continue to be optimistic about our performance in 2009."


November 24, 2008

UATP, Moneta Partner for Airline Payments

Universal Air Travel Program (UATP) has announced that it has partnered with Moneta to support Moneta's online payment wallet for the 250 airlines utilizing UATP payment gateway services. Moneta offers consumers, airline and merchants an alternative payment method which is distributed and marketed through the consumer's bank. Airlines using the UATP payment gateway connection can activate Moneta on their retail checkout site with no infrastructure investment and minimal configuration. READ MORE »

July 28, 2008

Bill Me Later Partners with Universal Air Travel Plan

Bill Me Later has announced a strategic partnership with Universal Air Travel Plan (UATP), the airline-owned corporate travel payment network. The partnership enables airlines to integrate Bill Me Later by utilizing their existing UATP Network for processing Bill Me Later transactions. READ MORE »

May 29, 2008

UATP Signs Deal With Stored Value Solutions for Airline Gift Cards

Universal Air Travel Plan (UATP) has announced an alliance with Stored Value Solutions (SVS) that focuses on supplying gift cards to the global commercial airline community. READ MORE »

December 20, 2007

UATP Signs with HomeATM ePayment Solutions

Universal Air Travel Plan (UATP) has announced "a partnership with HomeATM ePayment Solutions, a global online payment solution and web security engineering firm. The partnership will initially offer an alternative payment option to the global commercial airline community."


July 11, 2007

UATP Enabling PayPal's Airline Deals

UATP has announced that it is helping to enable PayPal payments for online airline ticket purchases and has successfully launched the first client, Northwest Airlines, on June 28.

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