Global Card Facts 2019

Global Card Facts 2019 Point to Weakening Spending

Global card facts 2019 reveal there is booming competition outside the U.S. for payment cards (credit + charge + debit + prepaid), especially for Visa and Mastercard. The number of payments cards-in-force globally for the four largest U.S.-based networks topped 5.6 billion this year, growing about 7% annually. American Express and Capital One are experiencing…

Business Owner Blues

Business Owner Blues: Unqualified Workers & Uncertain Economy

Business owner blues follows economic optimism, expressed last month, perhaps an aberration. In June, small biz owners turned pessimistic citing the continued difficulty of finding qualified workers, difficulty in planning inventories, and likelihood of interest rates rising, as significant factors. The impact of trade tariffs on consumer spending, starting this fall, has added even more…