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The New U.S. Consumer, Credit Card and Debit Cards

Theodore Iacobuzio |

I recently addressed MasterCard’s U.S. Markets meeting, Connections, in Los Angeles, about the latest version of our credit/debit work, the completed version of which should be ready next quarter. A good summary of the major findings is in this interview I gave to the McClatchy papers.

It’s Like Bedbugs: Or, Malware Goes Mobile

Theodore Iacobuzio |

It’s not just merchants who are going omnichannel: so are the bad guys. My friend Julie Conroy at Aite is due tomorrow to publish a paper that shows how fraudsters are adapting malware, their favored tool in the wired world, to mobile devices. According to Julie, unique mobile malware strains released between this year and
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Customer Strategy Drives Local Bank Success

Margaret Shine |

Our July MasterCard study on community-based banks showed that customers are everything. Even in a post-recession economy, a clear customer strategy trumped deposit size and overall scale as the U.S. banking industry pulled out of the abyss of 2008. This is the last in our series of posts on that study and it details the
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