August 10, 2012

True Value Co. has signed a long-term agreement with Alliance Data Systems Corp. to create and manage turnkey private label, co-brand and commercial credit card programs.

The co-brand credit card program is Alliance Data's first Discover card product to utilize the Discover network and its millions of merchant locations. All credit card accounts will be consistent with Alliance Data's traditional credit quality standards.

July 24, 2012

One of the provisions of a proposed settlement with Visa and Mastercard over interchange fees is that the cards will change their rules to allow retailers to begin charging customers a fee -- 1% to 3%, for example -- to cover the swipe fee charged by the card companies. Most readers say they are in no hurry to alienate customers with an extra fee. 

April 11, 2012

Ace Hardware is now offering its customers a mobile application, developed by U.S. Bank for the iPhone, to use for an Ace Rewards Visa credit card. The new Ace Rewards Visa App, downloadable at the iTunes store, gives customers the opportunity to apply for and receive, upon approval, immediate credit to start their shopping at participating Ace stores.

March 31, 2011

“It is one of the most active lobbying efforts I have ever seen,” quipped Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin, (D-Ill.) when asked about the fight over debit card swipe fees. And he’s been on Capitol Hill for 28 years. 

October 3, 2010

The ability to bring instant credit to the sales floor of Ace Hardware stores is...

September 10, 2010

Oak Brook, Ill.-based Ace Hardware Corp. is bringing its 19-million strong Ace Rewards customer loyalty program to a new level, with the help of Visa.

The new Ace Rewards Visa has been launched nationwide -- marking the first time for a hardware co-op to pair up with one of the big payment networks with a rewards card. Issued by U.S. Bank, the Visa card is available in a consumer version, plus a version designed for small business owners.

September 9, 2010

Through a credit card issued by U.S. Bank, Ace Hardware Corp. is upgrading its Ace...

June 15, 2008

The stalled U.S. housing market continues to take its toll on U.K.-based Wolseley, a global...

January 10, 2008

Special features of the private label program include extended payment terms....

December 26, 2007

The former owner of a South Boston hardware store has been accused of billing his...

July 16, 2007

Computerized system will help protect consumers using credit, debit or check cards from fraud....