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Article Posted: 15/04/2013

There has been a lot in the press about excessive card charges imposed by retailers and finally something seems to be happening on this front. Such charges are imposed by retailers and the ...

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Article Posted: 29/03/2013

Barclaycard reports contactless payments have been used to purchase more than 700,000 London bus users a ticket to ride since the launch last December, and this figure is raising daily. The latest figures ...

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Article Posted: 15/03/2013

When it comes to credit ratings there seems to be a lot of confusion over what can and can’t affect it. New research by Confused.com shows how little UK credit card owners really ...

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Article Posted: 28/02/2013

Two recent pieces of research have investigated the way payment habits are changing. The UK Payments Council report The Way we Pay showed that in 2001, 43% of retail spending by value ...

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Article Posted: 14/02/2013

According to a recent study the increase in the use of credit and debit cards stimulates economic growth. A survey conducted by independent provider of economic forecasting Moody's Analytics, on behalf of Visa, ...

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Article Posted: 31/01/2013

Several innovations related to ATM’s caught the eye this week – one of which sounds like an early April Fool if it wasn’t for the fact that Apple are behind it. The first ...

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Article Posted: 16/01/2013

Recent studies have highlighted the extent to which cardholder debt has risen in the UK. Never mind still paying off Christmas 2012, almost one in five consumers have yet to pay off ...

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Article Posted: 31/12/2012

My youngest son is starting to think about venturing into the property market only to find that his credit rating isn’t good enough. This is not because he has insufficient salary or a ...

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Article Posted: 14/12/2012

We know that Christmas is supposed to be a time of goodwill to all but it seems ...

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Article Posted: 30/11/2012

Does cashback, loyalty points or other reward systems actually offer something consumers are interested in? Research carried out by Defaqto identified 245 different credit cards available in the UK, of ...

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Robert Lambert, Head of Cards Strategy - Permanent tsb bank - Ireland

Credit Card Launch

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Toine Schepers, Operations Director - Primeline - The Netherlands

Issuer and Acquirer Transformation - Assessment and Mobilisation

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Lars Bostrom, Head of Cards - Nordea - Scandinavia

Commercial Card Migration

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Chris Mason, Director - Commercial Cards EMEA - Citi - UK

Moneris Solutions

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Card Migration

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