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American Express Will Shave Its Discount Rates To Grow Merchant Acceptance

In an effort to make its cards more financially attractive to merchants, American Express Co. plans to cut its worldwide discount rate by potentially up to three times the level it had previously predicted for 2018. AmEx, generally the costliest of the major card brands for merchants to accept, typically …

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Digital Channels Help a Recovering American Express Add Cardholders

Still smarting from the loss of its big cobranded card and acceptance relationship with Costco Wholesale Corp. last June, American Express Co. managed to beat analysts’ earnings estimates in the first quarter and said it has planted the seeds for future growth. As an example, AmEx said its efforts to …

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American Express Puts Its Focus on Platinum Cards, Digital Marketing, and Small Merchants

By Jim Daly@DTPaymentNews The loss of its cobranded card and exclusive credit card acceptance relationship with Costco Wholesale Corp. hit American Express Co. hard in the third quarter, but AmEx’s chief financial officer on Wednesday said brighter days lie ahead as the company builds new business. The quarter ended Sept. …

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Costco’s Switch From American Express to Visa and Citi Set for This Weekend

One of the biggest changeovers in the history of general-purpose credit cards is set for this weekend when warehouse retailer Costco Wholesale Corp. stops accepting American Express Co. cards and begins taking Visa Inc. cards. In an email to its customer-members this week, Issaquah, Wash.-based Costco said to “mark your …

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American Express Adds Wal-Mart to the Distribution Network for Its Serve Prepaid Card

American Express Co. deepened its prepaid card relationship with Wal-Mart Stores Inc. with Monday’s announcement that its Serve card will be sold in 4,100 U.S. Walmart-branded stores. The Walmart stores also will become part of Serve’s cash-reload network, boosting its location count to 19,500. Serve’s thus will become the biggest …

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A More Inclusive American Express Paints Its Serve Prepaid Card Program Blue

Taking a cue from its Bluebird prepaid card for customers of Wal-Mart Stores Inc., American Express Co. today relaunched its Serve prepaid card with new features, more reload locations, and new retailer partners along with no reload fees at 14,000 7-Eleven and CVS/pharmacy locations, and a $1 monthly fee that …

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Eye on Volumes: American Express, Chase Paymentech, Bank of America, U.S. Bank

Some of the biggest payments companies and debit card issuers this week reported their latest volumes and related data along with their fourth-quarter financials. • American Express Co. late Thursday reported that U.S. card-billed business grew 7% to $155.5 billion from $145.5 billion in 2011’s last quarter. International volume increased …

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Eye on Earnings: American Express, USA Technologies, Fifth Third

Lending took a bit out of travel-and-entertainment card leader American Express Co.'s second-quarter profits, but discount revenue still grew. Meanwhile, Fifth Third Processing Solutions outperformed its struggling parent company, and USA Technologies Inc. reported that transactions on its network of unattended machines more than doubled while sales of contactless card-reading …

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Visa Says It, Too, Will Make Signatures Optional for North American EMV POS

Visa Inc. is joining the other three card brands in making signatures optional or many of its transactions beginning in April. The card brand, which had credit card volume of $499 billion and debit volume of $388 billion in its fourth quarter ended Sept. 30, says in a blog post published …

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