Credit Cards

Credit Cards in India: No Rupees Today

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) continues its forceful direction on payments as Non-EMV cards get blocked in the market effective January 1, 2019. Late last year, RBI wrangled with Mastercard and Visa, unlike any other market in the world, to have transaction processing done exclusively in-country.

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Express IT Awards: Will UPI Kill Cards? Read What Experts Say

With UPI payments rising 60 times between November 2016 vs 1.6 times for debit/credit card payments to merchants, the Express IT Awards debated whether UPI would cannibalise cards within a few years. What emerged, however, was a larger story, of democratising credit, of digital diplomacy and the value of Big Data.

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VIDEO: Consumers Compare the Experience of Using a Mobile Payment App vs a Plastic Card (Part 1)

Mercator Advisory Group takes a look at how consumers compare the experience of using a mobile payment app vs a plastic card. This is part 1 of a 2-part video.

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VIDEO: Mobile Payment App vs Plastic Card (Part 2) 

This episode is part 2 of Mercator Advisory Group’s survey results asking the question, “Thinking of the last time you used a mobile payment app that can be used to pay for merchandise in a store, how would you compare your experience with using a plastic payments card?”.

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VIDEO: Recurring Debit and Credit Transactions Are at $290b a Year, but by 2021…

Recurring payments online or by mobile are growing in frequency and complexity.

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3 Drivers Helping Bridge the Gap to a Cashless Society

Today, only 41 percent of Americans regularly carry cash, creating a demand for alternative payment methods and unlocking a world of potential for innovation in Fintech.

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Quicken, US Bank Launch Co-branded Mastercard With Mobile Payment, PFM Features

Quicken Inc. has launched a co-branded MasterCard with U.S. Bank, featuring contactless payment and which integrates directly with the company’s personal finance software and mobile app, according to a company release.

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Aussies Ditch Physical Money for Card Payments

Cash is on its last legs. But the rise of card payments is making life very easy for fraudsters. Should you be worried? We can’t fight the decline of cash. It is going the way of cheques. Before long cash could be something only weird old people use and other shoppers will stare in amazement […]

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VIDEO: Which Age Segment Is Most Likely to Be Participating in Credit Card Rewards?

Which age segment is most likely to be participating in credit card rewards? A: 18-34 B: 35-64 C: 65+  Get the answer by watching this video from Mercator Advisory Group.

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VIDEO: Are Consumers Filling Out More Credit Card Applications?

Are consumers filling out more credit card applications? Watch this video from Mercator Advisory Group to find out.

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Recurring Card Payments to Hit $473B by 2021

A new report has predicted that recurring transactions processed on debit and credit cards in the United States will reach $473 billion by 2021. The report, U.S. Recurring Payments Market Forecast, 2: Set It and Forget It, has explored U.S. market size and reviewed service offerings from seven providers in the U.S. market.

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Visa, AmEx, Mastercard Face Antitrust Charges in Brazil

Visa, American Express and Mastercard are among the payment companies that are the subject of an inquiry by Brazilian regulators. According to a report in Bloomberg citing the Brazilian Administrative Council for Economic Defense or CADE, the Brazilian regulators are looking to see if the credit card companies ran afoul of payment network rules.

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