MasterCard High-Security Hologram

In a continuing effort to increase the physical security of MasterCard cards, the association announced today it has introduced a new hologram for use on all new cards produced effective immediately. This threedimensional hologram is more difficult to replicate and, with its distinctive appearance, makes counterfeiting readily identifiable. “We are moving forward very quickly on…

BB&T New VISA Business Card

BB&T is introducing a Visa Business Card designed to help transform the way small businesses handle everyday business purchases, travel and entertainment expenses, and payments. “BB&T has traditionally focused on servicing the small business segment, which represents more than 80 percent of the commercial market,” said Scott Qualls, manager of BB&T’s Revolving Credit Department. We…

Gold Rush Trivia Contest

Alaska and Yukon Gold Rush aficionados can test their knowledge of history, and try their luck at winning a cruise to Alaska, by participating in a Gold Rush Treasure Hunt on ExpressNet from American Express found on America Online. The contest begins on Feb. 23, and is being sponsored in partnership with the Alaska Gold…

Clean Bill Of Health

MasterCard Web site can help earn you a “Clean Bill of Health” If you get lost managing your family’s health care expenses, find your way to MasterCard “Pointers,” the MasterCard World Wide Web site (http://www.mastercard.com) on the Internet to learn about health care cost containment. MasterCard home page visitors who select either the “For A…

Practing Safe Credit

Credit. For consumers who don’t know how to use it safely, the risks can be great and the results financially deadly. With consumer debt rising faster than income, and a steadily weakening economy in some parts of the country, more and more consumers are discovering the dangers involved in the game of credit. These factors,…

Huntington Bank Purchasing Card Program

The Huntington National Bank (Nasdaq: HBAN) (http://www.huntington.com) announced today its development of a purchasing card program which gives businesses an alternative, less costly method of procurement than paper-based purchase orders. The Huntington Mastercard Purchasing Card provides businesses a payment tool designed to maintain or improve control over small dollar purchasing activity while reducing costs. At…

AmEx Travelers Cheques Over Telephone

First Service Of Its Kind in Canada, Announces American Express and Canada Trust For the first time ever, Canadians can purchase travellers Cheques over the phone — thanks to a new service being offered by American Express and Canada Trust. The convenience of purchasing travellers Cheques over the phone is available to all customers of…

Consumer Confidence In Taiwan And Korea

Consumer confidence in Taiwan and Korea has dropped to its lowest level in the last three years, according to MasterCard International’s latest bi-annual MasterIndex survey of consumer confidence in the Asia/Pacific region. (See editor’s note on MasterIndex system). Although still optimistic at 58.4, the Korean MasterIndex score is down from 71.2 in June 1995, with…

Unocal 76 News Gas Card

The 76 Products Company, a division of Unocal Corporation, introduced several new credit card products to the market today. Two programs for spanish-speaking consumers: Unocal introduced a dedicated spanish-language MasterCard card, offered in conjunction with co-branding partner, Associates National Bank. The 76 MasterCard program offers no annual fee, an unlimited 1% rebate towards free gasoline…

January 96 CardGame Winners

CardGame, the monthly “Interactive Card Game That Pays”, is now paying-off. A popular feature of CardWeb, Inc.’s master Web site. CardGame was launched January 2nd. Robertmckinley, president of RAM Research Group, announced this morning from San Francisco that Dr. Stanley Fisher of New York City was selected as Januarys consumer contest winner and Ray DeYoung…