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Unwrapping Gift Cards

    Card currency creates customer touchpoints for c-stores. By Anne Baye Ericksen, Contributing Editor to Convenience Store Decisions Gift cards and open-loop prepaid cards offer gift-givers a means to show their generosity while simultaneously allowing recipients the freedom of making their own purchasing decisions. This convenience continues to grow in popularity. First Data reports nearly 100%

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    Gift Cards and Contextual Commerce: What’s the Connection?

      The RGCA recently spoke with Payments Journal about noteworthy advances in the gift card industry, how gift cards factor into contextual commerce and how ongoing collaborative efforts are helping brands stay ahead of fraudsters. Board Chair Marina Hodges also shared a sneak peek of what to expect at the second annual RGCA Forum, this October 1 –

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      Retail Gift Card Association Announces New Leadership, Members

        The Retail Gift Card Association (RGCA), the only non-profit trade organization representing the closed-loop gift card industry, today announced Erin Wood of Subway® restaurants has assumed the role of board of directors chair, and Marina Hodges of Walmart has been appointed vice chair. The organization also announced the addition of 13 of the world’s most

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        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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