Stonegate Bank and MasterCard Enable U.S.-Issued Debit Cards for Use in Cuba

Stonegate is pleased to announce that the bank is now offering a Debit MasterCard that can be used at any of Cuba’s 10,000 hotels, restaurants and other card-accepting merchants. “This is the first step in relieving the burden of U.S. travelers carrying cash when travelling to Cuba and another step in normalizing commercial relations between

Cashbackpoint and VCS, Agree on Strategic Partnership

Virtual Card Services (VCS), a leader in developing and implementing credit, debit and smart card processing systems, has announced a strategic partnership deal with the multiple award-winning loyalty business Cashbackpoint. In a first for the African continent, the deal brings payment card linked cashback rewards to the online market. Consumers in South Africa can register

Chase Announces Chase Pay

Chase announced Chase Pay – a better payments experience for in-store, in-app and online purchases. MCX – which includes retailers such as Walmart, Target, Best Buy and Shell – will be Chase Pay’s premier partner. Chase Pay will be available in mid-2016 to Chase’s customers across its 94 million credit, debit and pre-paid card accounts.

Debit Cards Continue to Show Resilience after Turbulent Year

The 2014 Debit Issuer Study, commissioned by PULSE, found sustained growth in both consumer and business debit in 2013. Financial institutions weathered the Target data breach and are looking for solutions to enhance security, with many issuers now planning to implement EMV debit, the study shows. Debit program performance continues to improve, as active cardholders

MasterCard Announces New Appointments for APMEA Debit and Prepaid Teams


MasterCard announced two appointments in the Asia/Pacific, Middle East and Africa (APMEA) region: Robert Keenan will be taking on the role of Asia/Pacific Region Lead for Debit and Jason Tymms will take over as Prepaid Lead for the Asia/Pacific, Middle East and Africa region. Rob, who has been with MasterCard since March 2005, will be