Financial Partnerships Secure Global Growth and Profitability - Research Report on MasterCard, American Express, Discover,

   Financial Partnerships Secure Global Growth and Profitability - Research
   Report on MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Western Union, and CIT

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NEW YORK, September 11, 2013

NEW YORK, September 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Investors' Reports announced new research reports highlighting
MasterCard Incorporated (NYSE: MA), American Express Company (NYSE: AXP),
Discover Financial Services (NYSE: DFS), The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU),
and CIT Group Inc. (NYSE: CIT). Today's readers may access these reports free
of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst
ratings - via the links below.

MasterCard Incorporated Research Report

On September 3, 2013, MasterCard Incorporated (MasterCard) announced its
partnership with Blue Label Telecoms Limited (Blue Label). According to the
Company, the partnership will see 22,000 small traders and rural shops in
South Africa equipped with Point of Sale (POS) devices, enabling them to
accept card payments for the first time. Philip Panaino, Division President of
MasterCard for South Africa, stated, "Our collaboration with Blue Label is
another step by MasterCard towards realising our vision of a world beyond cash
by bringing new and innovative electronic payment solutions to a generation of
customers who are mostly banked, but are currently underserved. Through the
introduction of these solutions that respond directly to the needs of
merchants, MasterCard and Blue Label aim to increase the level of penetration
of electronic payments in South Africa, and help stimulate economic growth."
The Full Research Report on MasterCard Incorporated - including full detailed
breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free
of charge at: []


American Express Company Research Report

On September 5, 2013, American Express Company (American Express) announced a
series of innovative partnerships for the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, bringing
excitement to Card members and consumers across the US. American Express
reported that it will be holding an industry-first event with Rebecca Minkoff.
Deborah Curtis, Vice President of Entertainment Marketing and Sponsorships at
American Express, said, "We are thrilled to be partnering with an innovative
brand like Rebecca Minkoff to create a truly memorable moment for our Card
Members and Rebecca Minkoff and Fashion fans everywhere." Curtis continued,
"We are especially excited to welcome Rebecca Minkoff to our American Express
Unstaged family. Together, we will bring the excitement of the
Mercedes-Benz-Fashion Week runway directly to our fans alongside an incredible
musical performance for a truly a once in a lifetime experience." The Full
Research Report on American Express Company - including full detailed
breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free
of charge at: []


Discover Financial Services Research Report

On September 3, 2013, Discover Financial Services (Discover) announced that it
has joined the growing membership of EMVCo, the EMV standards body. According
to Discover, it will work with EMVCo's existing members to manage and to
evolve the contact and contactless EMV industry specifications to facilitate
worldwide interoperability and acceptance of secure chip payment instruments.
Dave Meadon, EMVCo Executive Committee Chair, commented, "Discover becoming an
equity member of EMVCo further underlines the importance of the EMV standard
for the global payments industry." Meadon added, "The existing members of
EMVCo value the additional resources and contributions that new members
provide as we address the broad and diverse needs of the international
payments community. As an established end-user of the EMV Specifications, we
welcome the industry knowledge and extensive chip card experience that
Discover will bring to EMVCo's work program." The Company further reported
that it has acquired a one-sixth share of EMVCo from the respective holdings
of its current member-owners American Express, JCB, MasterCard, UnionPay and
Visa. The Full Research Report on Discover Financial Services - including full
detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to
download free of charge at:


The Western Union Company Research Report

On September 3, 2013, The Western Union Company (Western Union) launched a new
mobile money transfer service that enables consumers to send money into a
mobile wallet in Nepal. Western Union reported that its collaboration with
Nabil Bank Limited and FonePay Pvt. Ltd. has enabled mobile money transfer
directly through eSewa in Nepal. Patricia Riingen, Senior Vice President of
East & South Asia at Western Union, said, "Western Union continues to expand
its mobile footprint as part of our multi-product, multi-channel strategy."
Riingen added, "We are very pleased to launch mobile services to Nepal, and we
remain committed to building our mobile network in strategic markets around
the world." The Full Research Report on The Western Union Company - including
full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to
download free of charge at:


CIT Group Inc. Research Report

On September 4, 2013, CIT Group Inc. (CIT) announced that CIT Corporate
Finance served as Co-Lead Arranger in a $194.5 million senior secured credit
facility to TruckPro, an independent distributor of heavy duty truck parts in
the US. According to CIT, TruckPro intends to use the net proceeds of the
offering to finance its acquisition of CCI Corporation. Jay Baldinelli,
Managing Director of CIT Sponsor Finance, stated, "This acquisition
significantly increases the scale and scope of TruckPro's business and
demonstrates our ability to support our clients' growth objectives and funding
needs." Baldinelli continued, "This was our fifth transaction with Harvest
Partners and we are pleased to continue to build upon our business
relationship." The Full Research Report on CIT Group Inc. - including full
detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to
download free of charge at:



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