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Companies

Citi and PayPal Expand Partnership to Deliver Enhanced Payments Experience

“Today, Citi and PayPal announced an expansion of their strategic agreement that will broaden consumer payment choices by enabling eligible Citi cardmembers to use their ThankYou Points to pay for all or part of purchases when shopping online at millions of merchants that accept PayPal in the United States. This functionality is slated to launch […]
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Companies

CPI Card Group Creates Contactless Clubcard for Supermarket Tesco

“CPI Card Group and long-standing partner supermarket Tesco, have worked in collaboration to relaunch the Tesco Clubcard across the UK. As part of CPI Card Group’s innovative approach to card technology it worked to configure and create a state-of-the-art, contactless loyalty card for Tesco that will redefine the loyalty market and revolutionize the way the […]
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Companies

Mastercard Expands QR Payments Choice

“Beginning this month, the company will broaden its solutions to offer QR codes that can be scanned by either consumers or merchants under a common set of global specifications. Mastercard has worked with EMVCo and other industry players to create a new global QR standard. These standards ensure consistency in QR codes both generated and […]
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Companies

Discover Offers Free Service to Alert Cardmembers If Their Social Security Numbers Are Found on Risky Websites

“Starting today, Discover is offering a free service that monitors risky websites known to illegally sell or trade personal data and alerts Discover cardmembers if their Social Security numbers are found. In addition, Discover will alert cardmembers if any new credit cards, mortgages, car loans or other accounts are opened on their Experian® credit report. […]
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Companies

The MileagePlus GO Visa Prepaid Card is Now Available

“Prepaid card provider Netspend, a TSYS Company (NYSE: TSS), and United Airlines (NYSE: UAL) today announced the MileagePlus GO Visa Prepaid Card is now available for order online at www.MileagePlusGO.com. Cardholders will be able to earn one United MileagePlus award mile for every $1 spent on qualifying signature purchases, and award miles can be redeemed […]
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Reports

Millennial Spending Habits Differ From Older Generations

“Two areas that millennials are cutting back spending: television and travel. Average millennial spending in both of these areas is significantly lower than those who are older. Millennials report spending an average of $1,943 per year on trips or vacations, while older Americans are shelling out $2,665. For television services like cable, satellite and steaming/subscription, […]
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