May 15, 2015

The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) spoke out in Washington, D.C., this week on the steps retailers are taking to protect against data breaches.

May 4, 2015

Only 53% of executives believe the EMV chip and pin will protect against a data breach, despite claims that it is more secure, according to a new study.

April 23, 2015

Volatile demand for firearms is easing at Cabela’s, which reported a profit rise of 6.9% in the first quarter.

April 14, 2015

Aspiring musicians with big dreams but no way to pay for them now have options thanks to a new credit initiative launched at the nation’s leading musical instrument retailer.

March 30, 2015

Retailers have long known the value of collecting and using customer information for internal analytics and marketing. With advancements in technology, retailers now have access to more information than ever about their customer. But with the exciting potential for the use of this data, retailers need to be aware of the legal and reputational pitfalls that come with maintaining and using these treasure troves of data. 

March 25, 2015

Sam’s Club’s newest credit card program has been recognized as an innovator in the fast-changing world of payment technology. 

February 24, 2015

Neiman Marcus is taking omnichannel retailing to a whole new level by integrating payment technology into its already successful store app.

January 30, 2015

While the monetary value of Bitcoin has had its ups and downs (and will likely continue to in the near future), the technological value and the transactional advantages of using the digital currency remain reliable and increasingly promising.

January 22, 2015

Fans of Wawa may be excited to learn about the innovative new programs the convenience retail chain has rolled out. 

December 30, 2014

The new year will bring more fraud than ever before, but also more tools to prevent it, according to three experts from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE).

December 16, 2014

Fast-growing payments startup Adyen has secured $250 million from investors who have valued the Amsterdam-based startup at $1.5 billion. 

December 12, 2014

Chief Information Security Officers (CISO) have become more common on companies’ senior leadership teams. They might be in even higher demand after the highly publicized data breaches at Target, Home Depot, Neiman Marcus and other companies in the past couple of years (see a timeline of data breaches in the past decade here). In fact, Neiman Marcus just hired its first CISO, Sarah Hendrickson. 

December 9, 2014

A nightmare scenarios unfolded at Conn’s this week when the company disclosed a huge third quarter loss, the departure of its CFO and withdrew guidance for the coming year amid disturbing delinquency trends in its credit card receivables portfolio.

November 26, 2014

Apple Pay’s got nothing this new body part-based method of conducting commerce.

October 23, 2014

Radio Shack is launching its new “R Promise” initiative to offer holiday shoppers services including price matching and new payment options.

October 17, 2014

President Barack Obama has taken heat over his use of executive orders, but that wasn’t the case on Friday when retail trade groups lined up behind the president in support of wide ranging data security measures.

October 13, 2014

Kmart said its store payment systems were penetrated by cybercriminals who used a form of malware undetectable by current anti-virus systems.

October 2, 2014

As the holiday begins to creep closer, GameStop is looking to generate store traffic by unveiling a series of new loyalty incentives during October for PowerUp Rewards program members. The specialty retailer is also offering special financing for new PowerUp Rewards credit cardholders.

September 24, 2014

Walmart already offers a prepaid debit card, credit card, check cashing and money transfers, but it’s expanding its financial services to include an exclusive checking account called GoBank, with Green Dot Corp., a prepaid-cards specialist.

September 23, 2014

PayItSimple, a new service that lets consumers charge any purchase on their existing credit cards and pay it back in monthly, interest free installments, has launched in the United States.

September 10, 2014

GameStop has teamed up with Alliance Data Systems Corporation (ADS), a leading global data-driven marketing and loyalty programs provider, to deploy a GameStop-branded private label credit card program.

September 5, 2014

Several Home Depot customers have filed a class action lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, Atlanta Division, alleging that Home Depot failed to meet its legal obligation to protect their credit card and personal information.

August 8, 2014

Overstock.com is offering shoppers a new method of paying for their purchases — a store credit card. The new cards will be provided by Comenity Capital Bank, which furnishes credits cards for retailers such as Buckle and Express.

July 10, 2014

Sears Holdings’ Shop Your Way membership program and social shopping community has expanded its rewards program with the addition of more than 50 brand-name partners, which means members will be able to earn rewards through more places than ever.