MasterCard plans shift to EMV-enabled ATMs by 2016
MasterCard officials expanded its roadmap for EMV, or smart-chip enabled, debit and credit card technology to include automatic teller machines. After October 2016, banks can hold ATM operators liable for fraudulent withdrawals and cash advances from debit and credit cards. MasterCard's announcement was the first to specifically address ATM operators, who had been waiting for [...]
New Citi/AA airline credit card offers "chip and PIN" plus elite perks
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Citi Cards and American Airlines offer unprecedented benefits and a "chip and PIN" option to lure elite travelers to their latest airline credit card.
Travel rewards and perks
The Citi Executive / AAdvantage World Elite MasterCard builds on the 24-year relationship between Citi [...]
Rewards / Travel Cards, MasterCard, Citi Bank, Testing / Technology
MasterCard ad campaign aims to lure customers from American Express, Visa Signature
MasterCard Worldwide officials announced an advertising campaign to highlight new benefits of the brand's World Elite premium credit cards. The marketing push arrives as credit card issuers step up competition over less risky, high income borrowers. Positioned as an alternative to the American Express Centurion Card and the Visa Signature Card, MasterCard World Elite credit [...]
MasterCard PriceAssure locks in lowest airfares on participating airlines
Travelers now have a major incentive to use MasterCard when purchasing airline tickets, with the debut of a new airfare price assurance program.
In a statement to reporters, company spokesperson Chris Aguas revealed that a MasterCard consumer survey showed 77 percent of travelers worry about timing their purchases to get the best deal on airfares.
The payment [...]
Rewards / Travel Cards, MasterCard
MasterCard: Jan 2011 retail spending up 5.5 percent from year ago
American retailers weathered fears of a slump in January 2011 to post their biggest year-over-year gains since April 2010, according to a new report from MasterCard Advisors. Factoring out automotive sales, MasterCard Advisors' SpendingPulse reported retail growth of 5.5 percent in January 2011 compared to the same period a year earlier. When using seasonally adjusted [...]
Banco Popular launches 0% APR balance transfer MasterCard
Banco Popular North America recently launched its MasterCard Platinum XTRA credit card, offering substantial rewards for customers who transfer balances from its Platinum or Secured credit cards, or from other accounts. The Banco Popular MasterCard Platinum XTRA account offers a zero percent APR for nine months on all balance transfers completed in the first three [...]