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Article Posted: 09/05/2014

It’s refreshing to hear a positive story regarding the future of branch banking in the UK. Graham Beale, Chief Executive of the Nationwide Building Society, clearly feels that there is ...

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Article Posted: 09/05/2014

According to a survey by YouGov, customers do not trust retailers with a presence in social media. Apparently over half of those surveyed by the research company claimed that ...

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Article Posted: 09/04/2014

In the past two weeks, RBS has announced the closure of 44 of its bank branches, citing a 30% fall in in-store transactions over the past few years as the ...

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Article Posted: 09/04/2014

Paym has arrived (for customers of some banks at least) – an initiative that, it is hoped, will make P2P payments in the UK easier while out and about. Apparently, ...

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Article Posted: 09/03/2014

This week the Payments Council announced the forthcoming launch of its new payments platform, 'Paym', which will enable consumers to pay securely using just a mobile number. The project is ...

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Article Posted: 09/03/2014

Google Wallet will drop support for secure element based NFC payments from 14th April 2014. NFC payments in Google Wallet will now only be supported by Android v4.4+ devices and ...

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Article Posted: 09/02/2014

Visa and MasterCard are both pushing new initiatives for mobile payments based around Host Card Emulation (HCE), whereby smart card details are essentially stored in a secure cloud application rather ...

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Article Posted: 09/02/2014

According to figures recently released by the UK Cards Association in their Annual Report for 2014, the key trends emerging in payment card usage include: A continued, albeit slowing, increase in ...

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Article Posted: 09/01/2014

The last couple of weeks have seen a fair amount of activity on the topic of Bitcoin, including moves by governing bodies and yet more bad press. The perception and understanding ...

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Article Posted: 09/01/2014

The busiest day in history for online retailers is reported to have taken place on the day after Boxing Day 2013. IMRG, the internet retailing association, reported that online ...

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