Retail Cards

Chase, Capital One, Barclaycard support Isis Mobile Wallet launch

Chase, Capital One and Barclaycard will team up with three of the wireless phone industry's biggest brands to launch a mobile payment solution that aims to compete with Google Wallet. After operating in stealth mode for months, officials from the Isis project used their blog to announce the first three credit card issuers to confirm [...]

Categories: Chase Bank, Retail Cards, Capital One, Contactless Credit Cards
Barnes & Noble MasterCard offers store perks

Bookseller Barnes & Noble is offering a $25 gift card to new cardholders who sign up for its co-branded MasterCard and make their first purchase with the card. The card also has perks for those who regularly shop at the bookstore or at its website. To earn a $25 Barnes & Noble gift card, customers must [...]

Categories: Retail Cards
GE Capital renews credit card deal with ShopNBC

GE Capital Retail Bank is renewing its private label credit card agreement with ShopNBC. In a press release, the companies announced a new multi-year deal for GE Capital to continue providing the TV and online-shopping portal's credit card. The two companies have had a relationship since 2006 when GE Capital first started producing the ShopNBC [...]

Categories: Retail Cards
Nordstrom, Target issue branded debit cards

When is a store credit card not a credit card? When it's a debit card, a scenario that is showing signs of becoming more common. Two major retailers are quietly leading the latest salvo into retaining consumers who grow increasingly wary of debt, according to Candice Choi, Associated Press. Target and Nordstrom offer branded debit cards [...]

Categories: Retail Cards
HSBC renews private label card with Saks, three others

HSBC may be selling its U.S. credit card division, but that hasn't stopped the bank from renewing some of its contracted credit card accounts. The company announced in a press release that it had reached an agreement with Saks Inc., owner of specialty retailer Saks Fifth Avenue, Big Lots, Darvin Furniture and Jordan's Furniture to [...]

Categories: Retail Cards
Bon-Ton inks deal with new retail credit card provider

The Bon-Ton Stores proved they weren't going to be jilted for long. Less than a week after the department store chain was dumped by HSBC Bank Nevada N.A, its private-label retail credit card provider, the company has found a new suitor to take over its credit operations. Alliance Data has signed a multi-year deal to begin [...]

Categories: Retail Cards
Senator finds credit cards cheaper than layaway fees

The lawmaker now famous for clarifying language on credit card applications lashed out this month against retailers' holiday layaway programs. According to the Associated Press, New York senator Chuck Schumer warned consumers that service fees for layaway programs can cost consumers more than the typical finance charges on retail credit cards. AP's Michael Gormley reported that [...]

Categories: Retail Cards
Strong Q3 prompts Citi to keep retail credit cards

Citigroup announced it has decided to keep its once-beleaguered retail credit card division. The bank noted an increase in consumers paying down debt and using credit cards more judiciously, making the co-branded and private label credit cards more lucrative for the company. The company had in the past two years been trying to sell its retail [...]

Categories: Citi Bank, Retail Cards
Stein Mart revamps retail credit card

Fashion discount retailer Stein Mart has inked a new deal to retain and revamp its retail credit card offerings with GE Capital. The deal announced is a multi-year agreement between the retailer and the bank to continue the co-branded Platinum Rewards MasterCard. As part of the agreement, GE Capital will create a new private label Stein [...]

Categories: Retail Cards
US Bank unveils REI Visa credit card app

Impulse purchases just got a little easier, at least at one major retailer. U.S. Bank has released an iPhone app that allows shoppers to apply for a credit card anywhere and get instant approval for their purchases. The company is launching its app with outdoor clothing and sporting goods retailer REI, a current credit card [...]

Categories: Retail Cards, Visa
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