19 APR 2016
OPPORTUNITY ALERT: Debit Rewards Driving Higher Card Usage for Banks
More financial institutions are offering debit rewards programs to drive higher card usage.
That’s according to the “2016 Annual U.S. Debit Rewards Review With U.K. Comparison” recently released by the Mercator Advisory Group.*
05 APR 2016
(Video-on-Demand): April 19 Webinar “How to Grow Your Commercial Payments Portfolio”
How will you grow your commercial cards and
31 MAR 2016
ICYMI March: First Data in The News
In case you missed it (ICYMI), below, we’ve compiled the biggest stories from around the web in March, featuring issues important to First Data clients including our newest veterans/vet spouse initiative, tips for the spring gift card season, an update on the EMV changeover, and more:
30 MAR 2016
SURVEY SAYS: Banks Need Better Rewards Programs to Attract Card Customers
What’s in your rewards program?
In a telling study from J.D. Power and Associates, 52 percent of consumers surveyed said they selected new credit cards for a better rewards program, while 24 percent did so for better benefits.*
25 MAR 2016
The Pros & Cons Behind 3 Types of Loyalty Programs
If you looked inside 10 people’s wallets/smartphones today, you’d most likely find at least 10 different loyalty programs they’re signed up for. It seems that loyalty programs are ubiquitous, with every type of restaurant and shop trying to lure customers back in-store with ever-greater frequency.
22 MAR 2016
FREE eBOOK: Attracting More Business Clients With Accounts Payable Automation
The number one challenge for businesses today is the difficulty in finding or managing paper-based documents, which leads to offline check payments.
17 MAR 2016
5 Things to Consider when Choosing a Mobile Payments Processing Solution
So you’re finally ready to take your business’ show on the road, but perhaps you’re having a hard time choosing between the many mobile payments processing solutions out there. With a glut of solutions on the market, each with varying feature sets, value-adds, and functionality, it can be hard to wade through the hype to find out what’s truly important in a mobile payments solution.
16 MAR 2016
Infographic: Consumers love checks...and so should you.
Checks are, and will continue to be, a preferred method of payment for millions of consumers. In fact, 32 million U.S. consumers today have checking accounts but do not have a credit or debit card*. If merchants want to connect with their customers and avoid missing out on sales, they need to accept checks.
04 MAR 2016
Looking Back: Six Gift Card Tips We Learned This Holiday Season
They say that hindsight is 20/20, so periodically, it’s smart to look at your recent past to see what lessons can be learned. That said, we decided to do just that and look back at the holiday 2015 to see what the season could teach us.
01 MAR 2016
First Data Featured By Santander in Commercial Payments Seminar Series
Santander Bank N.A. recently kicked off its seven-city “Santander Perspectives Seminar” series to provide its business customers with the latest thinking on innovation in commercial payments technology. The series features Greg Hammermaster, Senior Vice President, First Data Global Financial Solutions.
25 FEB 2016
ICYMI February: First Data in The News
In case you missed it (ICYMI), below, we’ve compiled the biggest stories from around the web in February, featuring issues important to First Data clients including news about STAR Network’s utilization of machine learning to keep customer data safe, media coverage of First Data’s first earnings conference call since returning to public ownership, how Starbucks managed to sell gift cards to an estimated 46 million Americans last year with the help of First Data, and more:
19 FEB 2016
Are You Getting Extra Sprinkles With Your Remittance Services?
Soft ice cream vendors always give you add-on options like chocolate dipping and extra sprinkles. But what ancillary services do you get from your lockbox vendor? You probably expected more than someone just opening your customer payments.