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Category Archives: RGCA News

Q&A with Colleen Dorwart, RGCA board chair

    One of the hottest topics in payments – particularly during the holiday shopping season – is gift cards. The closed-loop gift card industry has shown tremendous growth and innovation in the last few years and shows no signs of slowing down. Q&A with Colleen Dorwart, RGCA board chair

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    Retail Gift Card Association Inaugural Forum Session: How Laws and Regulations are Impacting the Closed-Loop Gift Card Industry Today

      Today the Retail Gift Card Association (RGCA) announced that its sold out inaugural RGCA Forum, taking place October 2 through 4, will feature an interactive session about important regulatory topics pertaining to closed-loop gift card programs. Following a presentation by expert closed-loop gift card attorneys, attendees will be encouraged to join a Q&A about how

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      Retail Gift Card Association to Feature U.S. Secret Service Insider Perspective on Gift Card Fraud at Inaugural Forum Event

        Today the Retail Gift Card Association (RGCA) announced it will feature a session solely dedicated to closed-loop gift card fraud at its inaugural RGCA Forum event this October. The panel discussion will include exclusive speaker insights from U.S. Secret Service Special Agent Andrew Matushek and Walmart investigative analytics and intelligence expert Fred Helms among others.

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        Registration Now Open for Retail Gift Card Association Forum

          Today the Retail Gift Card Association (RGCA) announced it has opened registration for its inaugural RGCA Forum event October 2 through 4 in Kansas City, Mo. Forum is open to RGCA members and non-members alike. It is an inclusive event for a variety of closed-loop gift card industry stakeholders, including gift card program managers, retailers,

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          57.7% of Consumers want Gift Cards or Gift Certificates as Holiday Presents

            Gift Cards remain the most popular holiday gift requested for five years running.  57.7% of consumers want gift cards or gift certificates as holiday presents according to the National Retail Federation (NRF) 2011 Holiday Consumer Intentions and Actions Survey.  It is the highest demand recorded in the survey’s history for gift cards or certificates. In response, retailers

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            Gift Card Association Rounds Up Members

              Gift Card Association Rounds Up Members Takes on Effort to Battle Poor Public Image Edition: April 15, 2009 Rivka Gewirtz Little The Retail Gift Card Association is ramping up efforts to recruit new members to quell attacks by consumers groups and growing negative public opinion. Consumer groups have long railed against expiration dates on gift

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              Gift Cards Still A Safe Bet

                Gift Cards Still A Safe Bet Holidays #1 Most Requested Gift  Media Contact:        Rebekka Rea 405-475-2902 Gift Cards remain as the most popular holiday gift requested for five years running.  57.7% of consumers want gift cards or gift certificates as holiday presents according to the National Retail Federation (NRF) 2011 Holiday Consumer Intentions and Actions

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