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Some Corporate Travel Providers Join The Fray Over New Voting Laws

Growing activism around controversial laws passed in recent weeks and seen by many as restricting voting prompted hundreds of business leaders across the country to condemn voter suppression. Some corporate travel service providers were among them, including American Airlines, American Express, Delta Air Lines, JetBlue, Lyft, Marriott, Mastercard, SAP Concur, Uber and United Airlines. Pro-voting…

Op Ed: Yael Klein On Apple’s Role In The Evolution Of Credit Cards

Wondering what Apple’s ambitions in payment mean for corporate travel? You’re not alone. Yael Klein of AirPlus International is here with her two cents. When Tim Cook introduced the new Apple Card in March as “the most significant change in the credit card experience in 50 years,” people obviously expected greatness. But what will we…

Upcoming Visa Rules Have TMCs Scrambling On How To Make Online Airline Buys

[UPDATE, June 14, 2019: Starting June 17, users of Southwest Airlines’ Swabiz corporate booking portal must insert their credit card’s three- or four-digit security code. According to the airline, that includes those using a “Swabiz ghost card” (when card info wasn’t stored before June 17), those using a stored personal card (for the first purchase…

Stripe Launches Platform For Card Creation

Online payments company Stripe announced Stripe Issuing, a platform for creating and managing physical and virtual cards. This includes creating “employee expense cards with dynamic spending limits.” Physical cards “can feature customizable designs, and ship in a few days,” according to a Stripe blog post. Virtual cards “can be used instantly through mobile wallets.” Admins…

After Lots Of Groundwork, State Of California Pilots Virtual Payment

A few months into piloting virtual payment, the quarter-of-a-billion-dollar State of California T&E program already has realized benefits. Tied to policy mandates and program consolidation, the alternative payment mechanism made life easier and more productive for travelers and administrative staff. It took a while to get to this point, still a work in progress. California…

What To Know About The Chip Card Shift

A liability shift in October will transfer responsibility for covering U.S. card payment fraud to the party with less secure payment technology. Cards with chips are considered safer because they generate a unique code for each transaction, making counterfeiting seemingly impossible. Merchant locations without terminals capable of reading chip cards will be on the hook…

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