Consumers have a vast selection of credit card options today, all seemingly a boundless sea of sign-up bonuses and point accelerators. How do you stand out and become top-of-wallet? Loyalty programs play an essential role in the cardholder value proposition. By providing loyal cardholders with points, offers, and other benefits, issuers and merchants gain higher …
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First Air France KLM credit card to be offered in the United States NEW YORK, NY – October 16, 2018 – Today, Air France-KLM and Bank of America launched the new Air France KLM World Elite Mastercardâ to reward loyal Air France, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, and SkyTeam members. It is the first and only …
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Before starting CardUp, I spent years in the payment industry where the goal of increasing credit card usage was set time and again. In Singapore, the average consumer has six different cards paired with plenty of loyalty perks, resulting in very little loyalty to a single card. I always thought about what could be done …
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Whether a weekend road trip or an international adventure, millions of people around the globe get the travel bug each summer. And with the end of vacation season fast approaching, now is your last chance to make that dream trip you’ve been thinking of all summer. But the smartest travelers aren’t traveling alone… They have …
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South African Trials Demonstrate Convenience and Security JOHANNESBURG AND PURCHASE, N.Y. – April 20, 2017 – Mastercard today unveiled the next generation biometric card, combining chip technology with fingerprints to conveniently and safely verify the cardholder’s identity for in-store purchases. South Africa is the first market to test the evolved technology, with two separate trials …
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