Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Payment Service Provider GlobalCollect Obtains License Pursuant To European Payment Service Directive

The Dutch Central Bank awarded GlobalCollect, the world's premier payment service provider of local e-payments, the status of Payment Institute

AMSTERDAM--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Dutch Central Bank recently granted GlobalCollect a license as a Payment Institute, a so-called Payment Services Directive (PSD) license. The PSD provides a system of licenses for Payment Service Providers, lays down information requirements regarding payment services, and lists rights and obligations of both Payment Service Providersand users. The aim of this Directive is to ensure the user-friendliness, safety, and efficiency of payments throughout the European Union / European Economic Area - in particular credit transfers, direct debit mandates, card payments, and so-called money transfers. It introduces and harmonizes rules concerning the providers of payment services.

GlobalCollect offers an unrivalled portfolio of payment methods in over 200 countries and for 170 currencies.

Jan Manten, CEO of GlobalCollect, said: “The fact that GlobalCollect obtained a license as a Payment Institute is a milestone in our very own 15+-year history which reflects the professionalism and industry knowledge of GlobalCollect and its employees. At the same time, it marks the coming of age of the e-commerce industry which emerged 10+ years ago. With this license, GlobalCollect will be able to continue to provide the service portfolio its merchants expect and expand it further while giving them the peace of mind of working with a certified Payment Service Provider.”
About GlobalCollect
GlobalCollect is the world's premier Payment Service Provider of local e-payment solutions for international Customer Not-Present (CNP) channels such as internet, mail and telephone orders, and specializes in a wide range of industries such as travel, ticketing, telecommunications, retail, publishing, portals, online gaming, and digital content. While most providers limit their services to a technical link with payment acquirers, GlobalCollect is a full service partner consulting clients on how to increase transaction volumes, expand distribution channels, and reduce costs by streamlining back office processes. Through a single-interface online payment platform, we offer access to an unrivalled portfolio of local and international payment methods in over 200 countries, including all major credit and debit cards, direct debits, bank transfers, real-time bank transfers, eWallets, cash at outlets, prepaid methods, checks, and invoices. www.globalcollect.com


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First Data Releases Black Friday 2010 SpendTrend™

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Card Based Spending Surges on Black Friday; Same-Store Dollar Volume Up 12.3%

ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--First Data Corporation, a global leader in electronic commerce and payment processing, today released its First Data SpendTrend™ analysis for Black Friday 2010compared to Black Friday 2009. SpendTrend tracks same-store consumer spending via credit, signature debit, PIN debit and EBT cards at U.S. merchant locations.
On Black Friday 2010, card spending growth returned to pre-recession levels. Overall, consumers responded favorably to aggressive Black Friday marketing campaigns which resulted in year-over-year same-store dollar volume growth of 12.3%. Transaction growth showed strength at 10.1%. Americans also substantially increased their Thanksgiving-related travel and food consumption. Overall dollar volume growth was particularly good in light of solid spending in the comparable Black Friday of 2009 when year-over-year dollar volume growth was 4.8%. The Retailer merchant category saw somewhat more muted dollar volume growth of 8.6%.
After several months of declining average purchases, consumers actually increased their overall average purchase size by 1.9% on Black Friday 2010. Despite discounting across most merchant categories, consumers made bigger purchases. Among Retailers, average tickets increased 1.1% as average ticket gains by “softline” retailers such as Clothing/Accessory Stores were somewhat offset by average ticket declines among “hardline” retailers including Electronics/Appliances Stores.
Overall, Retailers saw Black Friday 2010 dollar volume growth of 8.6%. However, three retail subcategories did particularly well, posting double digit sales increases. Leading the way were General Merchandise Stores (including Value Retail), which outperformed all other retail sub-categories with dollar volume growth of 12.6%. Clothing sales were quite strong as Clothing/Accessory Stores posted dollar volume growth of 10.6%Sporting Goods/Hobby/Book and Music Stores saw dollar volume growth improve to 12.2%. Conversely, the higher ticket category ofElectronics/Appliances fared poorly and was down -6.7% compared to last year. Consumers may be holding out for lower prices on electronics later in the holiday season.
As consumers flooded shopping malls in search of holiday deals this Black Friday, average tickets at Retailers increased 1.1% compared to last year. Consumers were willing to spend when the price was right. General Merchandise Stores (including Value Retail) was one of the most successful at increasing average ticket sizes due to a broader selection of sale items. Mail Order, Telephone Order and Online sales had the biggest drop in average tickets as consumers cherry picked deals offered by NonStore Retailers.
Overall Industry View of Black Friday 2010
Black Friday dollar volume growth was 12.3%, a significant improvement over last year. Retail merchants lured value-conscious consumers with low prices in the hopes that consumers would purchase more items. This strategy appears to have worked with improved dollar volume growth and increased average ticket sizes. Thanksgiving-related purchases also substantially increased. Travel merchant dollar volume growth was 15.9% as more Americans travelled for the Thanksgiving holiday. Food/Beverage Stores (Supermarket/Grocery) also had an impressive Black Friday with dollar volume growth of 17.0% and average ticket growth of 5.8%.
For more information on First Data SpendTrend, visit www.firstdata.com/infoanalytics or call SpendTrend Customer Care at 800-430-0169.
About First Data
First Data powers the global economy by making it easy, fast and secure for people and businesses to buy goods and services using virtually any form of electronic payment. Whether the choice of payment is a gift card, a credit or debit card or a check, First Data securely processes the transaction and harnesses the power of the aggregate data to deliver intelligence and insight for millions of merchant locations and thousands of card issuers in 36 countries. For more information, visit www.firstdata.com.
First Data SpendTrend, a macro-economic indicator, is based on aggregate same-store sales activity in the First Data Point of Sale Network. First Data SpendTrend does not represent First Data’s financial performance.


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Discover® Small Business WatchSM: Small Business Confidence Rises for Third Straight Month

Reported Cash Flow Issues Lowest in 17 Months, Forward-Looking Indicators Trend Positive or Steady

HAPPIER HOLIDAYS? 19% of Small Business Owners Expecting Year-Over-Year Increase in Business this Season, up from 11% Last Year
EXTENDING CREDIT: Fewer Customers Asking to Delay Payments than in 2009
http://www.discoverfinancial.comRIVERWOODS, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Economic confidence among the nation’s small business owners continued to improve in November, according to the Discover® Small Business WatchSM. The monthly index rose to 87.2 in November, up 3 points from 84.2 in October – the third consecutive monthly gain, and nearly 11 points higher than a year ago.
“There would appear to be some measurable hope for the holidays that business will improve. Even still, there’s no getting around the fact that 59 percent of America’s small business owners still rate the economy as poor.”
Cash-flow concerns were at their lowest level in 17 months: 43 percent of small business owners experienced cash flow issues in the past 90 days, down from 46 percent in October. The highest this percentage has ever reached was 53 percent in August 2010 and July 2009; the lowest it has ever been was 32 percent in January 2007.
“We see slight improvements in nearly every survey category of the index, with significant improvement in the confidence of small business owners who sell consumer goods and services,” said Ryan Scully, director of Discover's business card. “There would appear to be some measurable hope for the holidays that business will improve. Even still, there’s no getting around the fact that 59 percent of America’s small business owners still rate the economy as poor.”
The subset direct-to-consumer segment of small business owners registered a confidence index of 89.6 in November, up from 83.6 in October, and 65.6 in August. The November index for this segment is the second highest recorded since October 2007.
Other November Confidence Indicators:
  • 25 percent of small business owners reported they will increase spending on business development in the next six months, up from 22 percent in October; 40 percent will decrease business development spending in the next six months, down from 46 percent in October; and 28 percent don’t plan any changes.
  • 33 percent believe the economy is getting better, up from 31 percent in October and the highest since May; while 46 percent believe the economy is getting worse, down from 48 percent in October; 17 percent believe it’s staying the same, equal to last month; and 4 percent are not sure.
  • 59 percent rate the current economy as poor, 30 percent rate it fair, 6 percent rate it as good and 4 percent rate it excellent.
Expectations Rise for the Holiday Season
The number of small business owners expecting more business over last year was 19 percent in November, up from 11 percent in 2009 and doubling from 9 percent in 2008. On the flip side, 32 percent of small business owners expect less business this holiday season, a drop from 2009 when 46 percent expected less holiday business. Forty-five percent of business owners expect business to be about the same as last year.
Fewer Extended Credit Customers Asking to Delay Payments than in 2009
Twenty-four percent of small business owners extend credit to their customers, according to the Watch. When asked whether in the past three months, any customers have delayed a payment or asked if they could delay a payment, 66 percent said yes, down from 73 percent in 2009.
In the past three months have any of your
customers delayed a payment or asked if they
could delay a payment?
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November 201066%30%4%
November 200973%26%1%
July 200870%35%5%
September 200764%36%0%
About the Small Business Watch
The Discover Small Business Watch is a monthly index measuring the relative economic confidence of U.S. small business owners who have less than five employees, a segment that consists of 22 million businesses producing more than a trillion dollars in annual receipts. The Watch is based on a national random survey of 750 small business owners. It is commissioned by Discover Business card, which strives to offer the best business credit card for American small businesses, and is conducted by Rasmussen Reports, LLC (www.rasmussenreports.com), an independent survey research firm. The numeric index is calculated by assigning values to responses to a set of five consistent questions. The base value of the Watch was established at 100.0 based on surveys conducted in August 2006. In addition to generating the index, the Small Business Watch surveys small business owners every month on key issues, and polls 3,000 consumers four times per year to gauge purchasing behavior and attitudes towards small businesses. For past results and survey data, visit www.discovercard.com/business/watch. For information on Discover Business card, visit www.discovercard.com/business.
About Discover
Discover Financial Services (NYSE: DFS) is a direct banking and payment services company with one of the most recognized brands in U.S. financial services. Since its inception in 1986, the company has become one of the largest card issuers in the United States. The company operates the Discover card, America's cash rewards pioneer, and offers personal and student loans, online savings accounts, certificates of deposit and money market accounts through its Discover Bank subsidiary. Its payment businesses consist of Discover Network, with millions of merchant and cash access locations; PULSE, one of the nation's leading ATM/debit networks; and Diners Club International, a global payments network with acceptance in more than 185 countries and territories. For more information, visit www.discoverfinancial.com.
The views and opinions expressed by small business owners and consumers who participate in the Small Business Watch survey are their own and do not necessarily reflect those of Discover Financial Services or its affiliates.


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Discover Begins Rollout of Contactless Devices to Consumers

Discover® Zip® offers Discover cardmembers increased speed and convenience at point-of-sale

RIVERWOODS, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Discover card today announced that it has begun issuing Discover® Zip® contactless credit cards and stickers, targeted at early adopters of its mobile technology.
“Given how tied consumers are to their mobile devices, we know they will appreciate the tremendous value and convenience Discover Zip contactless cards and stickers provide.”
Select Discover cardmembers began receiving contactless cards and stickers in the mail on November 15. Additional plastics and stickers will be issued to more cardmembers beginning in January 2011. To request contactless devices Discover cardmembers can call 1-800-DISCOVER.
Discover® Zip® is an innovative payment solution that enables fast and convenient transactions with enhanced security features via contactless technology. Consumers simply touch a payment device, which is in the form of either a plastic card or a sticker that can be applied to a mobile phone or any personal item of their choosing, to a Zip-enabled contactless reader to make a payment. Currently, over 100,000 U.S. merchant locations offer contactless readers that accept Zip transactions at the point-of-sale, including quick service restaurants, gas station and convenient stores, retailers and pharmacies, and public transit agencies.
“At Discover, we put a high bar on value to the customer, and are always evaluating technology solutions that make things faster, safer, and more convenient for our cardmembers,” said Mark Scarborough, senior vice president of cardmember marketing at Discover. “Given how tied consumers are to their mobile devices, we know they will appreciate the tremendous value and convenience Discover Zip contactless cards and stickers provide.”
Discover is not new to the contactless space. The company’s payments business, Discover Network, has worked with merchants to certify contactless readers for many years, and was the first to test credit-based contactless stickers. Issuers, merchants, and acquirers can benefit from Discover Zip with increased transaction volume and customer loyalty.
To learn more about Discover Zip contactless cards and stickers, please click here.
About Discover
Discover Financial Services (NYSE: DFS) is a direct banking and payment services company with one of the most recognized brands in U.S. financial services. Since its inception in 1986, the company has become one of the largest card issuers in the United States. The company operates the Discover card, America's cash rewards pioneer, and offers personal and student loans, online savings accounts, certificates of deposit and money market accounts through its Discover Bank subsidiary. Its payment businesses consist of Discover Network, with millions of merchant and cash access locations; PULSE, one of the nation's leading ATM/debit networks; and Diners Club International, a global payments network with acceptance in more than 185 countries and territories. For more information, visit www.discoverfinancial.com.


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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Merchants Beware: Consumer Revolt Brewing

Merchants' shift of payment methods could cost dearly

LIVONIA, Mich.Nov. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Merchants Beware: Consumers will revolt and stop shopping with merchants who try to shift them to payment vehicles that are less expensive for the merchant but less convenient for their customers.  The warning comes from Market Strategies International, a global market research and consulting firm.  
"If merchants decided to stop accepting the consumer's preferred credit card, a full 30 percent would simply stop shopping with that merchant," said Mark Willard, senior vice president of Market Strategies' Financial Services Division.  
The information, which illustrates consumers' impatience with merchants, comes from Market Strategies' new Consumer Financial Outlook study, conducted September 23-29.  When asked a series of questions regarding what they would do if merchants stopped accepting various methods of payment, or introduced minimum charge amounts, many consumers' first response simply would be to "stop shopping at that merchant."
"Alternately, if merchants decided to stop accepting debit cards, 32 percent would stop shopping with that merchant," said Willard.
"The concern for merchants is that they are being squeezed by rising merchant transaction fees from financial institutions without being able to raise prices to compensate," Willard goes on to say.  "With retail sales already depressed, merchants can't cavalierly limit payment flexibility and convenience without the risk of losing a full third of their customers."
The pressure on merchants will continue as they are forced to consider even more new methods of payment including the increased use of mobile "smart phone" technology and their evolving fee structures.  
Market Strategies' Consumer Financial Outlook study was conducted online using the uSamp online panel, with 2006 respondents from U.S. consumers between the ages of 21-70.  The data were weighted to reflect the U.S. Census demographics.
For more information about this study, contact Mark Willard at 734.542.7644 or mark.willard@marketstrategies.com.
Market Strategies International
Market Strategies International is a market research and consulting firm specializing in communications, energy, financial services, healthcare and technology.  Our expertise includes Customer Experience Management, Product Development and Optimization, Segmentation, Messaging and Communications Testing and Brand Development and Positioning.  Founded in 1989, Market Strategies is the 17th largest research firm in the U.S. according to "Honomichl Top 50," published in the June 2010 issue of Marketing News.  Visit www.marketstrategies.com for more information.
SOURCE Market Strategies International

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E-Commerce Report 2010 from Deutsche Card Services

E-Commerce Report 2010 – Trends in Consumer and Payment Behaviour in E-Commerce on the Basis of Real-Life Transactions
In 2010 the E-Commerce Report (formerly known as "Pago Report") has been published for the ninth time.

The E-Commerce Report is based on the evaluation of more than 24 million real-life purchase transactions processed on the Deutsche Card Services platform between October 2008 and September 2009. The annual study has established itself as one of the most important e-commerce surveys all over Europe because it is the only report based on real transactions instead of interviews. All evaluated data were fully anonymised, and all data protection precautions were duly carried out.
In co-operation with experts from a popular market research institute, purchasing and payment behaviour of consumers from Germany, UK, the rest of Europe, and the non-European countries were analysed using established statistical methods. The result is an comprehensive insight into the status quo in e-commerce concerning purchasing and payment behaviour, non-payment risk and industry specifications.

The E-Commerce Report 2010 is available in the [Shop] for 500 euros plus VAT.

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MasterCard MarketPlace™ Should Be Top of Your Online Holiday Shopping List

MasterCard MarketPlace™ Launches Unprecedented Number of Overwhelming Offers and Brand-Name Discounts throughout the Holiday Season
PURCHASE, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--To provide consumers with superior savings during the busy holiday shopping season, MasterCard Worldwide announced today that it will be expanding its Overwhelming Offers program on MasterCard MarketPlace™ – the company’s personalized online shopping portal – to deliver daily Black Friday-like deals every day from now through December 24, 2010, excluding Thanksgiving day.
“MasterCard MarketPlace offers cardholders the advantage of doing your holiday shopping at your convenience – wherever you want, whenever you want”
The MasterCard Marketplace Holiday Overwhelming Offers:
  • Launch at 1 p.m. EST seven days per week at www.mastercardmarketplace.com
  • Provide cardholders savings of 50 percent off or more on purchases from brand-name merchants, such as Barnes & Noble and Toys“R”Us for electronics, toys, entertainment and much more
  • Are available exclusively to MasterCard cardholders
“MasterCard is pleased to offer our cardholders significant savings through our online shopping destination MasterCard MarketPlace this holiday season,” said Cheryl Guerin, SVP, Group Head of US Marketing at MasterCard Worldwide. “We want our cardholders to view MasterCard Marketplace as their one-stop online resource where they can find deeply discounted holiday gifts for family and friends."
From now until December 24th, MasterCard MarketPlace is overloaded with great values on holiday essentials, ranging from the hottest electronic gadgets to the must-have toy of the season.”
Since first launching MasterCard MarketPlace in April 2010 in partnership with Next Jump, Inc., a next-generation e-commerce company, the portal has quickly become the destination for personalized shopping deals at more than 25,000 merchants nationwide across 19 categories – from entertainment to travel, computers, electronics, apparel, and more.
“MasterCard MarketPlace offers cardholders the advantage of doing your holiday shopping at your convenience – wherever you want, whenever you want,” said Melody Miller, Group Head of Commerce Solutions at MasterCard Worldwide. “While other customers are standing outside stores to get the best Black Friday deals, MasterCard MarketPlace shoppers can receive their savings every day from the comfort of their own home.”
A fully-integrated marketing platform also launches today in support of the program. It includes broadcast and online advertising, as well as social media initiatives.
For more information, please visit www.MasterCardMarketPlace.com.

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As a leading global payments company, MasterCard Worldwide prides itself on being at the heart of commerce, helping to make life easier and more efficient for everyone, everywhere. MasterCard serves as a franchisor, processor and advisor to the payments industry, and makes commerce happen by providing a critical economic link among financial institutions, governments, businesses, merchants, and cardholders worldwide. In 2009, $2.5 trillion in gross dollar volume was generated on its products by consumers around the world. Powered by the MasterCard Worldwide Network — the fastest payment processing network in the world — MasterCard processes over 22 billion transactions each year, has the capacity to handle 140 million transactions per hour, with an average network response time of 140 milliseconds and with 99.99 percent reliability. MasterCard advances global commerce through its family of brands, including MasterCard®, Maestro®, and Cirrus®; its suite of core products such as credit, debit, and prepaid; and its innovative platforms and functionalities, such as MasterCard PayPass™ and MasterCard inControl™. MasterCard serves consumers, governments, and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories. For more information, please visit us at www.mastercard.com. Follow us on Twitter:@mastercardnews.


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Visa Adds New Features to Rightcliq by Visa, Including Google Chrome Browser Support

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SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Visa Inc. (NYSE:V), the global payments technology leader, introduced a series of enhancements to Rightcliq by Visa that add even more convenience and security to the online shopping experience. The enhancements will nearly triple the number of discounts available to online shoppers, make it even easier to track shipments to their doorstep and include support for the Google Chrome browser.
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“These enhancements are another example of how we are continuing to build Rightcliq by listening to our users and delivering the features they want most.”
“Our goal at Visa has always been to create a series of products and services that make shopping easier for consumers,” said Gerry Sweeney, global head of ecommerce and authentication, Visa Inc. “These enhancements are another example of how we are continuing to build Rightcliq by listening to our users and delivering the features they want most.”
Rightcliq was launched by Visa earlier this year, addressing many of the frustration points consumers experience while shopping online and helping them make smart online buying decisions. Consumers can use Rightcliq with almost any shopping site on the Internet, instantly collect and organize potential purchases in a “Wishspace” and share the Wishspace on their social networks to seek advice. When it’s time to buy, Rightcliq lets consumers automatically fill in online forms, select a payment card from a list held securely by Visa and complete their purchase. Rightcliq even helps track shipments to the consumer’s door so they can feel confident that their holiday gifts will arrive in time.
According to a recent Visa survey, nearly two-thirds of holiday shoppers will ‘make their list and check it twice,’ describing themselves as responsible and organized shoppers. The ‘virtual wishlist’ Wishspace feature of Rightcliq makes it the perfect tool for shoppers this holiday season. Also, Rightcliq’s coupons will be welcomed by the 76 percent of survey respondents who say they will be motivated to shop online more if a site can instantly show discounts and promotions1.
More Offers Save Shoppers Money
Visa has expanded its partnerships with leading merchants to deliver nearly three times as many offers for Rightcliq users. As consumers browse participating merchants’ web pages, offers will drop down from the browser tool bar or appear in the Wishspace. Consumers can even share these discounts with their social networks via email or Facebook.
“We all know that time is money, but with Rightcliq’s expanded offers, online shoppers can save time while saving money,” added Sweeney. “Getting Rightcliq offers is as simple as surfing the websites consumers already love. As they browse, offers will drop down from the browser tool bar ready for shoppers to redeem, exclusively from Visa.”
Automatic Package Tracking is as Simple as an Email
Tracking purchase and shipment information is now even easier for Rightcliq users. When a consumer receives their shipping confirmation email, they can simply forward it totrackit@rightcliq.visa.com and the Rightcliq team will populate their purchases tracker and shipping status. This extends the value of Rightcliq throughout the online shopping process, all the way to the consumer’s doorstep.
New Browser, New Educational Tools
New Rightcliq features are available to users of all compatible browsers – which now includes the Google Chrome browser. This connects the ease of Visa’s online shopping technology with one of the most popular browsers on the market and continues Visa’s extension of Rightcliq to the widest possible number of consumers.
To help those consumers enjoy more Rightcliq even more, Visa has created a new homepage video at www.rightcliq.visa.com. This video provides a short and fun demonstration of Rightcliq’s features.
Visa has also created a Facebook page for Rightcliq users, and everyone else who enjoys shopping online. The page, at www.facebook.com/visapowertotheshopper, is all about the online shopping experience and making it better. Fans of the page can receive cool offers, get tips from shopping experts and share their experiences and thoughts about what makes millions of people love to shop online every day.
“The power of Visa’s digital currency is a foundation for online shopping today, and we’re always working to make it even more valuable,” Sweeney said. “Rightcliq helps connect that value to consumers right on their browser. Along with Visa’s other innovative eCommerce tools, we’re making it possible for people to use their laptop or mobile device to buy what they want, when they want, all with the convenience and security of Visa.”
How to Enroll in Rightcliq
To learn more about or enroll in Rightcliq by Visa, U.S. consumers can visit http://rightcliq.visa.com.
About Visa Inc.
Visa is a global payments technology company that connects consumers, businesses, financial institutions and governments in more than 200 countries and territories to fast, secure and reliable digital currency. Underpinning digital currency is one of the world’s most advanced processing networks—VisaNet—that is capable of handling more than 10,000 transactions a second, with fraud protection for consumers and guaranteed payment for merchants. Visa is not a bank and does not issue cards, extend credit or set rates and fees for consumers. Visa’s innovations, however, enable its financial institution customers to offer consumers more choices: pay now with debit, ahead of time with prepaid or later with credit products. For more information, visit www.corporate.visa.com.
1 Visa Online Shopping Survey, June 2010


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