What Are Merchants in Mexico Doing to Boost In-Store Sales?
May 20, 2024

Across Mexico, more consumers are turning to digital shopping features that offer savings and improve convenience while shopping in the store. Consumers enjoy walking into brick-and-mortar locations, but they also want the ease of using digital shopping features. Enter Click-and-Mortar™ shopping. PYMNTS Intelligence finds that...

Visa Recasts Digital Wallet Landscape at Intersection of Identity and Payments
May 15, 2024

Throughout history, the number seven has held significant importance. There are seven days of the week, seven colors in a rainbow, the “lucky sevens” when playing the slots, and it is the number of things that experts say people can easily remember.  It’s also the...

Digital Stagnation Pressures UAE Merchant Growth
May 13, 2024

In the United Arab Emirates, 71% of consumers actively use digital features to enhance their shopping experiences. Yet valuable opportunities to build on this robust foundation remain in play. The UAE has the second-highest consumer satisfaction rate of the markets surveyed. Click-and-Mortar™ shopping — including...

Visa Adds Generative AI-Powered Tool to Combat Enumeration Attacks
May 07, 2024

Visa has launched a generative artificial intelligence (AI) solution designed to help issuers combat enumeration attacks. The new VAAI Score tool is being added to the Visa Account Attack Intelligence (VAAI) offering, beginning with U.S. issuers, the company said in a Tuesday (May 7) press release emailed...

Simplicity Defines the Small Business Online Payments Playbook
April 29, 2024

Moving a business online can be rewarding as enterprises reach broader audiences, sometimes global in scope, and expand their revenue opportunities with online payments. But challenges persist, whether it’s a small bakery establishing a digital storefront or a high-end computer retailer offering the ultimate “build...

Study Finds Only Half of Consumers Satisfied With Embedded Lending Options
April 26, 2024

Lenders in key global markets offer an ever-increasing range of consumer credit products. Still, consumers express dissatisfaction with the current options. Just 50% of consumers across six major economies are highly satisfied, with rates in Australia and Japan particularly low. While younger individuals tend to...

Visa Teams With AWS to Streamline Cross-Border Payments
April 25, 2024

Visa says it has joined the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network (APN). “Visa’s presence in the APN will help enable its partners and clients, including cloud-native fintechs, to access and integrate select Visa services more efficiently,” the company said in a Thursday (April 25) news release. Among the...

Working Capital Index Finds Central Europe and EMEA Ripe for Growth
April 24, 2024

Working capital enables companies to avoid disturbances in operations in the short term and power growth in the long term. In the Central Europe, Middle East and Africa (CEMEA) region, 58% of Growth Corporates used working capital solutions last year. The region’s low usage rate...

Visa CEO: ‘Long Runway’ Ahead as Digital Payments, Credentials Displace Cash and Checks 
April 23, 2024

Visa is seeing continued momentum in Tap to Pay and digital credential issuance, as consumers continue to spend on their debit and credit cards. CEO Ryan McInerney said on the call that overall payments volume in the second fiscal quarter was up 8% year over year...