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Article Posted: 30/11/2011

Several surveys have reported recently on spending trends for the festive season and none of them seem likely to put a smile on issuer’s faces.  Unsurprisingly significantly fewer people will ...

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Article Posted: 15/11/2011

Do you know who the world’s biggest manufacturer of car tyres is?  Michelin?  Dunlop?  No it’s Lego.  Which I suppose when there are enough Lego pieces in the world for ...

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Article Posted: 31/10/2011

According to the UN the 31st of October is the day the World population hits 7 billion.  How do they know that?  Clearly it’s a guess but how much of ...

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Article Posted: 17/10/2011

The economic gloom continues to hang over Europe but some players in the card market are using some interesting tactics to win customers.  PayPal for one introduced a couple of ...

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Article Posted: 30/09/2011

It has been the case for some time in the UK that debit cards have become the card of choice for many consumers presumably down to a need to retain ...

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Article Posted: 16/09/2011

An old proverb suggests you can’t have your cake and eat it (although I’ve always thought it makes more sense to say you can’t eat your cake and have it!) ...

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Article Posted: 31/08/2011

An increasing number of studies are indicating that consumers are getting more relaxed about using their mobiles for a variety of banking transactions.  One recent study for Intelligent Environments illustrated ...

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Article Posted: 15/08/2011

Recent events in the UK have given little cause for celebration with ever more gloomy economic forecasts preceding public unrest in many city centres and there seems little sign of ...

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Article Posted: 29/07/2011

Over 141 million people around the world will use their mobile phones to make payments this year, up 38% on 2010, yet the market is actually growing slower than expected, ...

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Article Posted: 15/07/2011

Whatever our various views about mobile payments, one thing is very clear: there is a significant flurry of activity and investment in innovation going on out there! So much so ...

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Evert Fekkes, Business Information Manager - Rabobank - Nederland

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

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