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Dads Prefer Baseball Tickets Over Nasty Cologne & Stupid GadgetsBut Most Will Stay Home and Grill Up Some Steaks and Dri...
06/14/2019
Dads Prefer Baseball Tickets Over Nasty Cologne & Stupid Gadgets

Dads Prefer Baseball Tickets Over Nasty Cologne & Stupid Gadgets
But Most Will Stay Home and Grill Up Some Steaks and Drink Beer

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Dads prefer baseball tickets this Father’s Day, or tickets to another sporting event. Baby Boomer dads are also more likely to prefer a last-minute getaway as the best. Many past surveys have confirmed that most dads will stay home on Father’s Day and fire up the grill and drink some beers, but ...

April Revolving Credit Explodes on the Heels of the Wackiest Quarter Ever Jumping 8% Year-on-Year Compared to a Record 2...
06/11/2019
April Revolving Credit Explodes After Wackiest Quarter Ever

April Revolving Credit Explodes on the Heels of the Wackiest Quarter Ever Jumping 8% Year-on-Year Compared to a Record 2% Decline in March #creditcards #debt #loans #UK #australia #US

April revolving credit, mostly credit card debt, made a sharp rebound, surging 7.9% over April 2018, following a revised 2.3% year-on-year decline in March. The surprise bump is likely due to pent-up credit demand created in the first three months of 2019 with the likes of widespread bad weather, th...

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06/10/2019

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#economy #recession #investing #mainstreet #wallstree https://cardtrak.com/2019/03/26/future/upside-down-yield-curve-sid...
03/27/2019
Upside Down Yield Curve + Sideways Consumer Confidence = Recession Brewing

#economy #recession #investing #mainstreet #wallstree https://cardtrak.com/2019/03/26/future/upside-down-yield-curve-sideways-consumer-confidence-recession-brewing/

U.S. consumer confidence has been going sideways over the past two years. A February bounce, following the end of the Trump government shutdown, was short-lived as consumer confidence resumed its slow downward erosion in March. An upside down, or inverted, yield curve happens when short-term interes...

#credit #creditcards #creditscores
02/26/2019
Credit Scores Ubiquitous in American Life Today

#credit #creditcards #creditscores

Credit scores did not exist in the late 1960s until BankAmericard and Mastercharge cards were mailed out willy-nilly to Americans coast-to-coast, without regard to creditworthiness. In the 1970s credit cards exploded nationally as competition heated-up. In the late 1980s debit cards were issued to m...

#payments #cardtrak #creditcards
02/26/2019
Skewed Economic Data Produces Rocky Start for 2019 & the Rocky Road Ahead

#payments #cardtrak #creditcards

As the fog clears it has become clear the Trump Shutdown messed up consumer economic statistics, far more than projected, producing skewed economic data. Lenders were particularly rattled when the latest figures revealed an uptick in auto loan defaults. First mortgage defaults also edged up, raising...

#creditcards #cardtrak
02/25/2019
Stiffing Credit Card Issuers Up a Pinch in Wake of a Peppy U.S. Economy

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The number of Americans stiffing credit card Issuers has been slowly growing but confounds economists. While the number of consumers more than 30 days past due (or delinquent) on credit credits has been rising, the number of consumers more than 180 days past-due (the point where credit card issuers....

Brits Always 3-5 Years Ahead of Yankees
07/11/2017
For Brits Mobile Banking is The Bee’s Knees . . . Simply Brilliant !

Brits Always 3-5 Years Ahead of Yankees

Nearly 9 out of 10 Brits now use online banking or banking apps, in contrast only 62% of French customers have similar digital banking access and compared with only 28% of bank customers in Italy. The pan-European Mastercard study reveals convenience was the most significant advantage for digital b...

This will save consumers $billions and cost Wall Street $millions
07/11/2017
Prohibiting Forced Arbitration in Credit Card Agreements —Possible

This will save consumers $billions and cost Wall Street $millions

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) finalized its rule to restore consumers’ rights to join together in class actions to challenge financial fraud, scams and wrongdoing in court. By prohibiting class action bans, the rule will restrict financial industries’ use of forced arbitration—a t...

There's Big Money in Mary Jane
07/09/2017
CanPay App: Legit Way to Pay for Legit Ganja

There's Big Money in Mary Jane

The first legitimate debit payment solution for the weed biz is set to capture dispensary owners, customers, and patients in Oregon’s recreational and medical cannabis marketplaces. Colorado-based CanPay dispensaries in the state are now able to offer a secure, legitimate, and transparent alternati...

Support Mastercard & World Food Programme
07/07/2017
Mastercard Brings Digital Food via WFP to Reverse Global Hunger

Support Mastercard & World Food Programme

Coupling its expertise in technology and digital innovation with the World Food Program’s (WFP) work providing vital food assistance and resilience-building programs to vulnerable communities, MasterCard is offering

Consumers Know Cash from a Credit Card is $$$$$
07/07/2017
V+M Q1 U.S. Payment Card Cash Transactions Slowly Erode YOY – July 6, 2017 CardFlash®

Consumers Know Cash from a Credit Card is $$$$$

Cash transactions (CTX) for Visa and Mastercard U.S. credit and debit cards in the U.S. declined by 1.4% year-on-year (YOY) in the first quarter (1Q/17), according to CardData. U.S. 1Q/17 credit card cash transactions were down 0.4% YOY, as U.S. debit card CTX decreased 1.4% YOY. Visa’s 1Q/17 CTX fo...

Take Notice & Learn Not to Get Burned
07/07/2017
Lead Generation Firm Shuttered After Fleecing $MM From Consumers

Take Notice & Learn Not to Get Burned

A company duping consumers into filling out loan applications and sold those applications – including consumers’ sensitive data – to virtually anyone willing to pay for the leads has been slammed with a $100 million+ judgement. The Federal Trade Commission alleges Blue Global Media and its CEO Chri...

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07/04/2017

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Big 6 U.S. Q1 Active Accounts Rise 7% YOY Despite Rising Attrition & New GAC Churn – June 30, 2017 CardFlash®
06/30/2017
Big 6 U.S. Q1 Active Accounts Rise 7% YOY Despite Rising Attrition & New GAC Churn – June 30, 2017 CardFlash®

Big 6 U.S. Q1 Active Accounts Rise 7% YOY Despite Rising Attrition & New GAC Churn – June 30, 2017 CardFlash®

U.S. bank credit card active accounts (AAC) (accounts with sales activity), among the top six U.S. issuers, increased 7.0% year-on-year (YOY) in the first quarter (1Q/17), according to CardData. There were 169.2 million active bank credit card accounts for 1Q/17 in the U.S. among the top six issuers...

Q1 U.S. GDV Marketshare: Visa +240 bps AXP -150 bps YOY – June 30, 2017 CardFlash®
06/30/2017
Q1 U.S. GDV Marketshare: Visa +240 bps AXP -150 bps YOY – June 30, 2017 CardFlash®

Q1 U.S. GDV Marketshare: Visa +240 bps AXP -150 bps YOY – June 30, 2017 CardFlash®

The nation’s four major payment card networks produced $1485 billion in U.S. gross dollar volume (GDV) in the first quarter (1Q/17) for a 6.0% year-on-year (YOY) gain. Visa continues to rule the market, growing its U.S. GDV marketshare from 58.7% in 1Q/16 to 61.1% in 1Q/17, largely at the expense of...

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06/30/2017
V + MA Q1 U.S. Payment CIF +10% YOY Driven by V Credit CIF – June 29, 2017 CardFlash®

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U.S. cards-in-force (CIF) for Visa and Mastercard payment cards (credit & debit) increased 8.4% year-on-year (YOY) in the first quarter (1Q/17). U.S. credit cards increased 9.7% YOY while CIF for debit cards rose 7.5% YOY, in 1Q/17, according to CardData. There are were 1272 million Visa and Masterc...

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06/27/2017
Millennials Prefer Noshing in Historic Downtowns - Keen on Preservation

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American millennials are drawn to combining the past with really trendy hangouts for a truly authentic experience. Indeed, the revitalization of many urban communities is being driven in overwhelmingly (97%) by millennials. A new American Express survey found millennials tend to value a mix of old a...

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06/27/2017
Hurricane -- YIKES!!! 6 Things You Gotta Do to File a Solid Claim

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The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season is forecast to be more active than historical averages with regard to the number of named storms. Experts are calling for an above-average number of named storms with 14 expected. CSU forecasts an average number of hurricanes this year, with six expected in the Atl...

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06/27/2017
Lifetime Senior U.S. Natl Park Pass Set to Skyrocket

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If you are 62 or older it’s time to get off your rocker and grab a lifetime pass to 2,000 U.S. National Parks for $10 if purchased in-person or $20 online. Last December, Congress authorized the price increase for the pass, which is good for a lifetime for U.S. citizens and permanent residents 62

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06/22/2017
Australians Continue to Push Credit Cards to the Back of the Wallet in April – June 21, 2017 CardFlash®

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Australian credit card gross dollar volume (GDV) dropped 1.0% year-on-year (YOY) in April. Purchase dollar volume (PDV) decreased 2.2% YOY and cash dollar volume (CDV) sunk by 11.4% YOY in April, according to CardData. There were growing concerns in 2016 credit card spending was slowing down, but af...

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06/22/2017
Credit Card Balance-Transfers & Debt Consolidation Loans Screw-Up Consumers More

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An overwhelming majority of consumers who tried balance-transfer credit cards and credit card debt consolidation loans, both known as credit card debt refinancing, found themselves financially and emotionally in a similar or worse-off position than they were three years ago. The Tally app’s Transfer...

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06/21/2017
AmEx Costco Loss Fuels Top 4 V/MA Issuers Q1 GDV YOY Growth – CardFlash®

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U.S. Gross Dollar Volume (GDV) among the top four bank credit card issuers, rose an estimated 19.0% year-on-year (YOY) in the first quarter (1Q/17). The strong growth was driven by Citibank and its Costco portfolio acquired from American Express early last year, according to

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06/21/2017
7 No-Brainer Tips to Build or Boost Your Credit Score

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Bottomline in the U.S.: You can’t do jack personally without credit, especially a good credit score. Without a decent credit history when it comes to a mortgage, auto loan, or renting an apartment — fuhgeddaboudit !!! Take Charge America, a national nonprofit credit counseling and debt management ag...

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06/21/2017
Mastercard Slowly Making Inroads on Visa in LAC – Q1 GDV Up 13% FX – CardFlash®

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Visa and Mastercard purchase dollar volume (PDV), currency adjusted (FX), in the Latin American Caribbean (LAC) region has been robust with year-on-year (YOY) growth in double digits. Mastercard has been slowly gaining on Visa in the LAC, eroding Visa’s marketshare in the LAC region, based on nomina...

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06/20/2017
The Frame TV Transforms to Gallery-Like Art Display —100% Stunning!!!

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Starting June 18, consumers can purchase Samsung’s The Frame, a new lifestyle product that transforms from a television into a gallery-like art display. Designed in collaboration with renowned designer Yves Behar, The Frame is designed not only to provide a premium entertainment experience, but also...

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06/20/2017
Office Babblespeak+Pointless Meetings+Social Media = Little Work

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“It ladders up to our overarching framework and optimizes the impactfulness of our deliverables” —- HUH? When employees check out of a meeting, they tend to daydream about things like groceries and islands. Half of office workers say social media hinders their output (surprise!) and 30% are glued to...

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06/20/2017
Consumers Love Mobile Wallets — But Fraud Fear is a Powerful Inhibitor

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Concerns about fraud and theft risks are inhibiting adoption of mobile wallets, but businesses underestimate the problem. A survey, from NTT Data found more than half of consumers believe mobile wallets are less secure than cash—yet nearly 60% of executives say mobile money will build their business...

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