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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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Article Posted: 16/11/2012

Whilst the UK’s double-dip recession has left many households with little in the way of disposable income it seems to be having other impacts on how we spend and manage ...

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Article Posted: 31/10/2012

If predictions of where we will be and what we will be doing in the future were reliable we would all be flying around on jet packs and robots would ...

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Article Posted: 16/10/2012

A couple of recent studies have thrown up some fascinating research on financial products.  Confused.com analysed data from thousands of its customers who have used its free Credit Card Matcher ...

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Article Posted: 28/09/2012

Debit and credit card fraud increased to £185m in the first six months of this year, an increase of 9 % from the same period last year, according to the ...

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Article Posted: 14/09/2012

Is there really any point in telling your card issuer you are going on holiday?  I did this on my last holiday, as did my son on his, and in ...

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Article Posted: 31/08/2012

Just how much of a negative effect the economic outlook is having on banks and card usage is revealed in some recent surveys and statistics.  In the UK consumers’ trust ...

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Article Posted: 16/08/2012

Apart from the traditional annual ‘Cash is still King’ survey from the BRC (cash was used in 5.7% more transactions in 2011, accounting for 58% of all transactions) they have ...

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Article Posted: 31/07/2012

The popularity of prepaid cards is currently soaring, with many people turning to them in specific circumstances such as holidays instead of more traditional credit and debit cards.  As we ...

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New Payments Initiative

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Sophie High, Head of Innovation Delivery - Cancer Research UK

New Fuel Card Guidelines

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Marie Costers, General Manager - Clear2Pay Open Test Solutions

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Evert R Fekkes, SVP Payment & Savings Services - Rabobank - Nederland

Credit Risk Review for New Product Launch

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Sami Karhunen, Head of Business Intelligence and SME Sales - Point Transaction Systems Oy - Finland

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Evert Fekkes, Business Information Manager - Rabobank - Nederland

Interchange Review

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Adam Slater, Senior Manager - Banking - Nationwide Building Society - UK

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Kai Lindstrom, Head of Acquiring - OP-Services Ltd - Finland

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