Boston, MA -- (SBWIRE) -- 01/17/2013 -- The Payment Card Competitor Tracker provides expert analysis and opinion on the strategic moves of leading competitors in the payment card market. Produced on a monthly basis, the Tracker is a global product and covers over 150 players, including American Express, Barclaycard, Capital One, Citigroup, Discover, GE Money, First Data, HSBC, JCB, MasterCard, Standard Chartered and Visa.
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O2 announces a new mobile POS service with Visa Europe and Global Payments that allows retailers to accept credit and debit card payments via mobile technology.
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Isis launches its Isis Mobile Wallet in Austin and Salt Lake City. Customers can visit their AT&T, T-Mobile, or Verizon retail location and select from the nine Isis Ready handsets, with an expected 11 additional handsets coming to the market by year-end.
American Express and Walmart launch Bluebird, an alternative to debit and checking accounts. According to American Express, Bluebird has been developed consumers who are looking for advanced capabilities such as deposits by smartphone and mobile bill pay, fee transparency, and no minimum balance.
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