Global V+MA Q1 PTX Up 10% Excluding V Europe

Global purchase transactions (PTX) for Visa and Mastercard debit and credit cards, excluding Visa Europe, rose 10.1% year-on-year (YOY) in the first quarter (1Q/17). Including Visa Europe PTX increased 28.1%, according to CardData. The two networks combined processed 51.0 billion purchase transactions in 1Q/17, compared to 53.0 billion for the fourth quarter and 39.8 billion one-year…

U.S. V+MA+AXP+DFS Q1 CIF Up Single Digits

Total U.S. credit/charge cards-in-force (CIF) in the first quarter (1Q/17) for Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover was up 6.8% year-on-year (YOY). At the end of 1Q/17, there were 654 million U.S. credit/charge CIF compared to 612 million for 1Q/16, according to CardData. Visa U.S. credit CIF for 1Q/17 jumped 13.3% YOY to an estimated…

Fleet Card Leader WEX Adopts Aggregate Data via Custom APIs

Corporate payment solutions WEX inked a new agreement with Crawler2api. Crawler2api is a major provider of custom real-time APIs and transactional bots. The company aims to make data easily accessible for clients while eliminating the need for websites to maintain costly APIs or structured data feeds. Crawler2api’s proprietary crawling framework enables its clients to request data…