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Commercial Card and Purchasing Card Industry Press Releases

Press releases serve to announce industry news, such as the release of a provider’s new product, mergers and acquisitions, and other newsworthy items.* Does your organization have a press release to share? Please refer to the instructions below
See also other industry news within the NAPCP's Featured Items page.
 4/09/19 Top Companies Team Up with Federal Agencies and Nonprofit to Launch First-of-Its Kind Cyber Talent Initiative to Protect Against Cyberattacks
 4/08/19 Klarna Launches Open Banking Platform 
 4/04/19 Tradeshift and BuyerQuest Partner to Deliver Seamless Procurement and ePayables Innovation Across Global Platform
 4/20/19 TNG Announces Partnership with Visa to Introduce Prepaid Solutions in Asian Markets
 4/01/19 Crypto is Now Accepted Anywhere and Everywhere in Europe, Thanks to the 2gether Visa Debit Card 
 3/26/19 Citi to Build Digital Consumer Payments Business for Institutions 
 3/26/19 IBM Blockchain World Wire to Support Payments and Foreign Exchange in More Than 50 Countries 
 3/25/19 WEX to Acquire Fuel Card Business of EG Group, Go Fuel Card
 3/25/19 Samsung Pay Network Expands with New Canadian Partnership
 3/22/19 Mastercard Brings Transit into the Fast Lane to Speed Daily Commutes
 3/21/19 Prepaid Technologies Acquires dash™ Prepaid Purchasing Card Portfolio
 3/21/19 First Data Acquires ayCash, a Leading Digital Merchant Network Services Provider in Germany
 3/20/19 Seven Newest Start Path Startups Ready to Reshape Future of Commerce with Mastercard Corporation
 3/18/19 U.S. Firm FIS Buys Worldpay for $35 Billion in Payments Deal Bonanza
 3/13/19 FLEETCOR to Acquire Nvoicepay, a Leader in Full AP Automation Software
 3/12/19 Visa and PayActiv Join Forces to Offer On-Demand Access to Earned Wages Disbursed by PayActiv
 3/01/19 PayMate to Empower Visas B2B Customers in India
 2/28/19 Brex Launches First Corporate Card for eCommerce
 2/28/19 Abacus Unveils Integrated Corporate Travel Booking Platform
 2/27/19 Spend in Canada Boosts by 3% in Final Quarter of 2018
 2/21/19  Boost Increases Volume Processed Globally by 70%
 2/14/19  Blockchain Evolves from Buzzword to Major Benefit for Payments, TD Bank Survey Finds 
 2/08/19 SmartMetric Announces Agreement With ServiRed to Manufacture the SmartMetric Biometric Credit Cards
 2/07/19 BB&T and SunTrust to Combine in Merger
 2/07/19  J.P. Morgan Joins Coupa as Coupa Pay Partner 
 2/06/19 American Express and Introduce Vendor Pay, a New Streamlined, Automated Approach to A/P
 1/31/19 Basware Named a Leader in Accounts Payable Software in IDC MarketScape Report
 1/30/19 Enterprise Holdings Announces Intent to Acquire Travel Technology Innovator Deem
 1/30/19 myPOS Boosts Offer to Support In-app Payments
 1/28/19 And WEX Partner to Bring Voice-Activated Travel App to Market: Halo Travel
 1/28/19 Free Trials Without The Hassle
 1/24/19 PayStream Advisors is Now Officially Levvel Research
 1/18/19 3C Payment Works with Discover to Expand Card Acceptance Across Europe and the Middle East
 1/18/19 Discover to Increase Acceptance in the Nordics Through Agreement with Nets
 1/17/19 MUFG Union Bank, N.A., to Acquire Supply Chain Finance Platform from GE Capital 
 1/17/19  First Data Becomes First Processor to Offer P2PE Validation Without the Need for a Gateway
 1/17/19 Google granted an electronic money institution licence in Lithuania 
 1/17/19 PFS Has Been Named as a Supplier on the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) Payment Solutions Framework
 1/16/19  Fiserve to Combine with First Data Corporate to Create Global Leader in Payments and FinTech 
 1/16/19 Square Launches Payments SDK, Enabling Developers to Process Payments With Square in Mobile Apps
 1/15/19 Studies Released from Financial Professionals Surveyed by Dun & Bradstreet
 1/10/19 ARC Successfully Completes Blockchain PoC With United Airlines and Blockskye
 1/04/19 Extend Joins Visa Ready Program for Business Solutions
 1/01/19 The NAPCP Observes Twenty Years of Service to the Commercial Card and Payments Industry
 12/28/18 Serko acquires InterpIX as part of global growth strategy
 12/13/18 Finexio's CredX Solution Creates New Way to Pay Suppliers Electronically 
 12/07/18 AirPlus International Inc. & Pana Announce Partnership Improving Non-Employee Business Travel 
 12/05/18 ECB launches real-time payments system 
 11/30/18 FCM Travel Solutions & AirPlus Deepen Partnership in USA with New Data Connector 
 11/28/18 FIS Named Risk Technology Vendor of the Year 
 11/21/18 Zwipe Showcases Innovative Fingerprint Enrolment Solution for Deployment of Biometric Payment Cards
 11/20/18 PNC Bank Canada Branch Launches Suite Of Commercial Credit Cards
 11/19/18 American Express Launches American Express GoTM, a New Virtual Payments Offering
 11/15/18 Barclaycard Joins Coupa as Inaugural Coupa Pay Partner
11/14/18 Ixaris launches new product portfolio with support from Visa in Europe
11/12/18 PNC Treasury Mgmnt Pilots IDEMIA's MOTION CODE Dynamic CVV2 Technology For Commercial Card Clients
11/08/18 Introducing Eats for Business
11/06/18 Adyen Expands Its Unified Commerce Offering To Canada
11/05/18 American Express and WEX Alleviate Accounts Payable Pain Points with New Solution
11/01/18 WEX Inc. Signs Agreement to Acquire Noventis
10/31/18 The NAPCP’s Revenue Sharing Report Shows How to Increase Rebates, Improve Contract Negotiations, and Strengthen Provider Relationships
10/22/18 Marqeta Now Issuing Visa Cards and Transacting in Europe
10/22/18  Visa Readies B2B Connect for Market 
10/18/18  American Express Early Pay Offers Flexible, Cost-Effective Supplier Payment Options
10/17/18  Public Service Announcement from the FBI: Business Email Compromise
10/02/18 SIA Completes Acquisition of Card Processing Businesses in Central and Southeastern Europe
10/02/18  J.P. Morgan Interbank Information Network℠ Expands to More Than 75 Banks
10/02/18 Accelya and Mastercard Partner to Provide an End-to-End Payments Management Solution for Airlines
10/01/18  NACHA Acquires Business Payments Directory Association 
9/25/18 TD Bank Adopts Bottomline Technologies' Paymode-X with Visa Payables Solutions
9/24/18  China’s UnionPay plans global expansion of QR code e-payments in battle with Alipay and Tenpay
9/17/18 Expensify Integrates with Global VaTax and Taxback International to Streamline VAT Reclamation
9/12/18  Nexus and Visa to Expand B2B Payments to Real Estate
9/10/18 Integrating With Uber for Business, Rydoo Makes it Effortless for Business Travelers
8/21/18  Speakers Wanted for the NAPCP 20th Annual Commercial Card and Payment Conference 
8/10/18  Visa, Mastercard and American Express Lower Interchange Fees in Canada
8/03/18  BPDA to Partner with Discover Financial Services to Provide Blockchain Platform for B2B Directory
8/01/18  Visa and WEX Team Up to Offer Choice and Versatility to Commercial Payments Customers
7/26/18  BofA Merrill Launches Mobile App for Commercial Prepaid Card
7/25/18  BMO Financial Group Partners with Conferma to Bring Virtual Card Benefits to T&E Corporate Clients
 6/20/18 Supplier Acceptance of Purchasing Cards Grows, Study Finds
 6/18/18  AirPlus International Introduces New European Corporate Card
 5/10/18 Citi Treasury & Trade Solutions Announces New Leadership for North America Commercial Cards & Trade
5/09/18 InterplX Expense Management Introduces ExpenseNet® 8.0 To Deliver Simplified Expense Reporting
  4/30/18 The NAPCP Recognizes Extraordinary Association Members with Awards at its 19th Annual Commercial Card and Payment Conference in San Diego, April 9-12, 2018
  4/10/18  U.S. Bank Mobile Payment Expands to Mastercard Business Travel Cards 
  3/26/18  NatWest Lauanches ClearSpend App to Support Business Spending
  2/28/18  NACHA and IFX Forum Announce Intent to Combine
  2/09/18  Visa Acquires Fraedom to Expand Its Global Commercial Offerings
  2/01/18 NACHA and Accenture Join Forces to Create Online Community to Support Standardization
  1/04/18 Unified Brand: SAP Concur
 10/23/17 Mastercard Opens Up Access to Blockchain API for Partner Banks and Merchants
 9/22/17 NAPCP and Accenture Launch 2017 Global Supplier Acceptance Survey Call for Participation from End-Users; Respond by Oct. 13, 2017
 9/18/17  NACHA Announces Same Day ACH for Debits
 7/27/17 WEX Links with Apptricity to Enhance its Spend and Supply Chain Mobile Offerings
 7/25/17 Amazon Business Now Serving More Than One Million in the U.S.
 5/31/17 European Commission Intends to Exempt Corporate Cards from PSD2
 5/30/17 TSYS Enables Tokenization for Commercial Card Issuers
 5/19/17 Comdata Announces Patent-Pending Expansion of its Virtual Credit Card Technology
 5/18/17 The NAPCP Releases New Reports That Address Sales and Use Tax, Cost Analysis and Benchmarking
 5/10/17 CSI globalVCard Positioned to Accelerate Electronic Accounts Payable (EAP) for Visa Issuers
 5/05/17 NAPCP Recognizes Extraordinary Association Members with Awards at its 18th Annual Commercial Card and Payment Conference in Houston, April 10-13, 2017
 4/24/17 U.S. Bank and Amadeus to Deliver Virtual Payment Technology to Travel Agencies
 4/19/17 Mastercard and GTP to Introduce Prepaid Options in Africa
 4/18/17 AFEX Launched Global Corporate Payment Programme
 4/10/17 Amazon Business Provides Line-Item Detail
 4/05/17 NAPCP-Capital One Survey Finds Payment Professionals Excited about New Payment Technologies but Uncertain about Implementation
 4/04/17 Amazon Business Launches in UK
 3/20/17 Payments Veteran Cindy O'Neill Joins Priority Holdings Commercial Payments Division
 3/06/17 Citibank and Visa to Launch Cloud Based Platform in Singapore
 2/28/17 United Overseas Bank Launches First Virtual Payment Solution
 2/16/17 Canadian Federation of Independent Business Owners and Mastercard Announce Agreement
 2/08/17 Concur Sees 32% Jump in Business Spend on Airbnb in Q2
 1/28/17 Oversight Systems and Mastercard Align on Data Analytics and Fraud Detection for Government Agencies
 1/26/17 2016 NAPCP Global Salary Survey Results Show Industry Salaries Remain Steady; Reveals a Widening Gender Pay Gap
 12/15/16 NAPCP and TSYS Survey Results Identify Overall Commercial Card Program Satisfaction, Barriers, Opportunities, and Attitudes Towards Emerging Technologies
 11/1/16 NAPCP 18th Annual Conference Regular Registration Now Open
 10/19/16 The NAPCP Launches Survey Seeking End-User Views on the Evolution of the Commercial Card and Payments Industry
10/13/16  Alipay and Zapper Partner in the UK over QR Technology
9/23/16 NACHA Announces Implementation of New Rule for Phase 1 of Same Day ACH
8/18/16 The NAPCP Launches New Web Resource for EMEA Commercial Card and Payment Community
7/22/16 AOC Solutions Celebrates 20 Years in Business 
6/21/16  Capital One Survey Finds Majority of Finance Professionals Plan to Implement New Commercial Card Tools, Services in 2016
4/20/16  AOC Solutions Introduces New Processing Platform for Virtual Payments
2/10/16 Oversight Announces Automated Transaction Monitoring for FCPA Compliance Risk 
10/21/15 MasterCard Enables Corporate Card Use in All Digital Wallets
7/08/15  Itemize, Fraedom Announce New Agreement 
5/19/15  Don’t Miss the NAPCP’s 2015 European Commercial Card and Payment Conference  
5/19/15  DATABASICS and Western Union Business Solutions Announce Electronic Payment Service 
3/31/15  NAPCP Gold and Silver Partner Sponsors to Help Power 2015 Annual Conference 
3/25/15  Bento for Business Launches Prepaid Solution Built Specifically for Small Businesses 
2/26/15  Fraedom launches online travel and expense management solution 
1/20/15  BMO Financial Group partners with Hogg Robinson Group (HRG) to provide clients with technology through the Spendvision platform 
11/18/14 Visa, MasterCard Release Interchange Rate Tables for Consumer Cards
09/19/14 SAP to Acquire Concur Technologies, Inc.
08/12/14  GBTA, CWT Release 2015 Global Travel Price Outlook 
07/23/14  Speakers Wanted for Annual NAPCP Commercial Card and Payment Conference
04/07/14 TSYS Partners with Oversight to Strengthen Corporate Card Program Auditing

WEX to Provide Virtual Credit Solution for Conference Care


J.P. Morgan to Explore a Sale of its Corporate and Public Prepaid Card Business


Wright Express Australia Signs Country's Leading Transport Fuel Supplier and Convenience Retailer


NAPCP Survey Results Reveal Salaries and Hiring Qualifications for Travel Card Program Managers 


Mercator Advisory Group/NAPCP Study Compares P-Card/One Card Spending Controls in Public vs. Private Sector Organizations 


Corporate Spending Analysis Redefined: Oversight Releases Purchase Card Insights on Demand with Free Trial

10/31/13 NAPCP Survey Results Show Upward Salary Trend for Professionals in the Commercial Card and Payment Industry
10/29/13 U.S. Bank Launches Automated Travel Payment Tool; First Payment Provider in North America to Deliver Seamless Solution
10/29/13 BofA Merrill Promotes Paper to Electronic Conversion at Payments and Card Conference

NAPCP Announces European Commercial Card and Payment Conference in London 23-24 June 2014

10/21/13 MasterCard Travel Controller Empowers Companies to Regain Control of Travel Spending
10/11/13 GBTA Member Survey Shows Government Shutdown is Hurting the Business Travel Industry

Global EDGE™ to Showcase Commercial Card Auditing Solution Through NAPCP Virtual Product Demonstration November 13 


New Research from American Express Finds CFOs Around the World Expanding Influence and Roles in Businesses

09/25/13 American Express Announces Plans to Create New Joint Venture for Business Travel
09/23/13 Basware and MasterCard Partner to Transform the Way Businesses Pay and Get Paid
09/13/13 GSA Saves Taxpayer Dollars with Next Generation Travel Management Tool
09/10/13 Federal Reserve Banks Solicit Input on Improving the Future U.S. Payment System
09/03/13 American Express Survey Finds Business Travelers Balancing Work and Play
08/21/13 NRF Disappointed by Fed Decision to Appeal Swipe Fee Ruling
08/20/13 New Study on Global Payment Cards Shows UnionPay Extends Lead Over Visa and MasterCard
08/05/13 Bank of America Merrill Lynch Launches New Functionality for Works®
07/31/13 NRF Applauds Decision on Swipe Fees
07/24/13 Comdata Launches Comdata ConnectPay: A Revolutionary P2P Solution, Powered by OnPay Solutions 
07/24/13 New Rules on Payment Services for the Benefit of Consumers and Retailers
07/23/13 MasterCard Comments on Competition Tribunal Decision
07/09/13 TSYS’ Merchant Services Segment Achieves EMV® Payment Processing Certification
07/02/13 PayStream Advisors Teams with NAPCP on 2013 Electronic Payments Survey
06/25/13 NAPCP Offers a Complimentary Webinar on T&E Policy That Works
06/13/13 Comdata Inks Deal with Infintech to Help Clients Grow Commercial ePayables Business  
06/13/13 NAPCP Recognizes Outstanding Contributions in 2012-2013 
06/12/13 WEX Provides Virtual Payment Solution for Australian Travel Market
05/28/13 NRF Asks Judge to Reject Swipe Fee Settlement, Calls Agreement ‘Surrender’ that Fails to Address ‘Evil’ of Price Fixing
05/15/13 NAPCP Salary Survey Focuses on Compensation and Hiring Qualifications for End-Users and Provider Relationship Managers in the Commercial Card and Payment Industry
05/14/13 Antitrust: Vice President Almunia Welcomes Visa Europe's Proposal to Cut Inter-Bank Fees for Credit Cards
05/08/13 Ariba and Discover to Transform B2B Payments with AribaPay

European Corporate Card Conference Focuses on Electronic Business-to-Business Payment Solutions, VAT Strategies and Emerging Trends


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