Achievement Unlocked — Generating Revenue Through Video Game Micro Transactions

If you grew up playing video games, you know the radical change “gaming” has experienced in the last 20 years. One very notable change has happened in the past few years: video game companies now release new, downloadable content for gamers to purchase online. Gamers pay for this new, sought-after … Read more…

MasterCard PayPass Trial Wristbands Kept the Isle of Wight Festival Going with Touchless Transactions

Further adding to the popularity and ease of promoting credit cards with touchless transaction functionality, MasterCard® distributed 13,000 PayPassTM wristbands to ticket holders at the Isle of Wight Festival at Seaclose Park, Newport from June 21-24th. Tags attached to the wristbands eliminated the need for fumbling with cash for the … Read more…

Cybercrime Sting Brings Credit Card Awareness Back Online

In an international sting operation seemingly pulled straight from the movies, the FBI has arrested 24 people involved in financial cybercrimes including the buying, selling, and exchanging of stolen credit card and banking information online. The arrests resulting from the two year long “Operation Card Shop” spanned the United States, … Read more…

More Consumers Packing Travel Rewards Cards with their Sunscreen on Vacation

The days of fumbling around with traveler’s checks on vacation, for the most part, are laughable and long gone. While traveling about, dealing with paper and coin currency is cumbersome and calls undue attention to those in unfamiliar surroundings. With that in mind, more consumers traveling abroad have turned to … Read more…

Mobile Micropayments Enrolling at a College Campus Near You

As the leaders in ironic hipster fashion sense and mobile payment usage, 18 to 34-year-olds are reaping the advantages of a paperless society far before the baby boomers or any other generation will have an opportunity to adapt. It seems that the days of fumbling with crumbled up dollars at … Read more…

Citigroup Looks To Expand On ThankYou Points Redemption

Normally, when consumers redeem their credit card rewards points they are somewhat limited as to how and when they can redeem those points. Citigroup is looking to change all that by allowing their members to redeem their ThankYou Rewards Points any way they choose. Building a Stronger Customer Base In … Read more…

I’m Big In East Germany – Karl Marx & MasterCard Unite For The People

People love to customize their lives. Everything from our vehicles to our credit cards have a touch of our personality. As far as credit cards go, some issuing companies allow members to add their own images to their credit cards. Some people choose to use a picture of their loved … Read more…