16 JAN 2014
Non-Cash Payments Are Growing
Driven by both economic and behavioral changes, non-cash payments continue to grow quickly both globally and regionally. Underlying an ongoing global shift toward non-cash payments, First Data believes that the relative popularity and growth of different types of payments reflect the nuances of individual markets.
14 JAN 2014
Shoppers Step Up Retail Spending in December
With no time to procrastinate due to the shortened holiday shopping season, shoppers stepped out in full force last month boosting dollar volume growth to a healthy 6.1%.
13 JAN 2014
Half the Planet is Unbanked
As hard as it is to imagine, 50 percent of adults worldwide are considered “unbanked” – meaning they do not have a formal banking relationship.
19 DEC 2013
AIK Banka Improves Performance Indicators As a Result of Their Partnership with First Data
16 DEC 2013
Eight Things to Look for in a Merchant Cash Advance Provider
12 DEC 2013
Spending Growth Slows Despite Strong Holiday Retail Sales
Shoppers were more modest in their spending at the beginning of November, but by month’s end they were ready to take advantage of holiday deals.
09 DEC 2013
Merchant Cash Advances: Convenient, Fast, Effective.
In a typical cash advance, merchants receive a lump-sum payment of one to four times their average monthly card volume. The provider and merchant agree on a percentage of daily card sales or a fixed daily payment that will be collected from the merchant as repayment for the advance.
20 NOV 2013
Panera Bread Serves Up New Ways for Customers to Order and Pay Anytime, Anywhere
For the past 10 years, First Data has provided Panera Bread with payment solutions that meet its growing and evolving needs. Today, Panera is offering new and innovative ways for its customers to order and pay anytime, anywhere.
19 NOV 2013
Cooler Temperatures Drive Sales of Seasonal Merchandise
Consumers managed to hold on to their early holiday spirit last month despite the government shutdown, which forced thousands of federal employees to be involuntarily furloughed for weeks.
13 NOV 2013
Gift Cards are a Gift to Retailers, Too!
Gift cards attract new customers. 4% of gift card recipients report that they have never or rarely visited the store for which they received a gift card.
08 NOV 2013
Infographic: The Singapore Paradox
First Data research shows that although consumers in Singapore are avid users of smartphones and other devices, they are less enthusiastic about Universal Commerce.
08 NOV 2013
Five Back Office Processes FIs Should Outsource Now
This eBook examines five potentially costly and inefficient back office processes that present financial institutions with opportunities to reduce expenses and streamline their operations.