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Banking & Finance / Public Companies

Using AI, Mastercard Expects to Find Compromised Cards Quicker, Before They Get Used by Criminals

Mastercard, which is based in Purchase, New York, says with this new update it can use other patterns or contextual information, such as geography, time and addresses, and combine it with incomplete but compromised credit card numbers that appear in databases to get to the cardholders sooner to repl read more >
Banking & Finance

Borrowers, Especially The Young, Struggle With Credit Card Debt in Potentially Bad Sign for Economy

The share of credit card debt that's more than 90 days overdue rose to 10.7% during the first quarter, a 14-year high. read more >
Banking & Finance / Government & Politics / Public Companies

Buy Now, Pay Later Companies Must Adhere to Credit Card Standards, Consumer Agency Says

Two major buy now, pay later players — Affirm and Klarna — say they welcomed the regulation. read more >
Banking & Finance / Industry / Retail / Small Business

Bank and Credit Card Network Perspectives Needed on ‘Swipe Fees’ (Letters to the Editor)

Two Arkansas banking executives write in with feedback on the April 8 article, “Swiped Out: Card Fees Cost Arkansas Businesses $600M in 2022” read more >
Banking & Finance / Legal / Public Companies / Retail / Small Business

Visa, Mastercard Settle Long-Running Antitrust Suit Over Swipe Fees With Merchants

The deal would lower and cap the fees charged by Visa and Mastercard and allow small businesses to collectively bargain for rates with the payment processors in a similar way that the large merchants do on their own now. read more >
Black Friday shoppers at a Target store in Raleigh, North Carolina
Restaurants & Food / Retail

Retail Sales Drop at Start of Key Holiday Shopping Season

Americans' spending has been resilient ever since inflation first spiked almost 18 months ago, but the capacity of Americans to continue spending in a period of high inflation may be beginning to ebb. read more >
Banking & Finance

Visa Posts Jump in Quarterly Profit, Increases Dividend

Excluding one-time charges, which included Visa writing down some of its investments due to the drop in the stock market this year, the company earned $4.09 billion, or $1.93 a share. read more >
Banking & Finance / Business Services / Small Business

Credit Cards For Your Business: Which Type Is Right For You?

Sifting through the commercial card options available for business credit. read more >
Major credit card companies want most U.S. banks and merchants to switch to chip-and-pin cards by October 2015.
Banking & Finance / Business Services / Public Companies / Retail / Small Business

After Target Heist, Credit Cards Set for an Overhaul

The heavily publicized theft of credit card data from Target servers in November has highlighted a glaring issue that Arkansas banks and retailers must soon address: Our plastic technology is obsolete. read more >

Here’s How Arkansas’ Credit Card Shopping Stacks Up Against Nation

Most Arkansans, like most Americans, fail to do much research when seeking credit cards, according to a report released earlier this year. read more >
Marketing programs for credit cards have become more aggressive.
Banking & Finance / Media & Marketing / Retail

Relaxed Standards for Credit Cards Mean New Offers for Consumers

Experts say the stepped-up marketing of credit cards, especially by the big players, signals the end of the most generous offers, which were being made to the most credit-worthy borrowers as credit card issuers continue to rebuild the business that was damaged during the recession. read more >
Banking & Finance / Public Companies / Retail

Simmons First National Bank Considers Cash-Back Card

Simmons First National Bank has been a national player in the credit card market for decades. Credit cards have remained a profitable line of business even though the Pine Bluff bank has resisted the kind of changes that other issuers have embraced. read more >
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Bank of Little Rock Teams Up with Kasasa To Offer Interest on Checking

Kasasa helps those financial institutions institute rewards programs in which customers could earn interest on their free accounts or other incentives, including cash back and iTunes downloads. The program can be found in at least 39 states. read more >