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  1. November 8, 2015

    Dash for debt ahead of US rate rise

    A spate of jumbo corporate debt offerings has lifted US issuance to a record high as companies seek to lock in...

  2. November 2, 2015

    Visa to buy back former European arm for up to €21bn

    Visa has agreed to acquire its former European subsidiary for up to €21.2bn in a deal that will generate large...

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  1. November 1, 2015

    Week Ahead: Markets diary

    Investors expect a flood of market-moving news this week. The hallmark data event is the US jobs report for the month...

  2. October 27, 2015

    New payments service to launch in Kenya

    The Nigerian company Interswitch is to launch its Verve payments cards in Kenya, a move that should cut banks’ costs...

  3. October 16, 2015

    Visa deal set to deliver windfall for European banks

    Visa Inc, the US payments company, is closing in on a deal to acquire its former European subsidiary for $20bn as early...

  4. FT Alphaville

    October 12, 2015

    Further reading

    Elsewhere on Monday, - When is a global recession not a recession? - “Hey, we should all be thankful that Ben Bernanke...

  5. October 1, 2015

    First Data: hard sell

    There have been easier times to pull off the year’s biggest initial public offering. With First Data, though, the...

  6. September 9, 2015

    Finance heavyweights invest in blockchain start-up

    A group of financial industry heavyweights, including Visa and Nasdaq, are investing in a blockchain start-up in the...

  7. September 8, 2015

    Visa veteran backs marketplace lender

    Hans Morris, a long-time Citigroup banker and former president of Visa, has become the latest finance-industry veteran...

  8. August 18, 2015

    Target to pay $67m over Visa data breach

    Target has reached a $67m agreement with Visa over a massive breach of customers’ payment data during the 2013 holiday...

  9. August 8, 2015

    Berkshire Hathaway hit by weaker investment gains

    Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway made a paper profit of more than $700m in a matter of minutes on Friday, as it...

  10. July 31, 2015

    How to . . . avoid holiday scams

    It is the stuff of holiday nightmares. After an early start from the UK to reach your chosen villa in the sun, you...

  11. July 24, 2015

    Visa chief Charlie Scharf adds to pressure for Sepp Blatter exit

    The chief executive of Visa has increased the pressure on Fifa president Sepp Blatter to leave immediately, saying that...

  12. FT Alphaville

    July 23, 2015

    Wirecard: adjust your perspective (part 1)

    Wirecard is a middleman. It stands between online stores and the payment networks of Visa and Mastercard, briefly...

  13. July 17, 2015

    Apple seen as leading the field in phone payments race

    The barista at the well-known coffee shop chain looked blankly at the phone being brandished in front of the till to...

  14. FT Alphaville

    July 8, 2015

    Further reading

    Elsewhere on Wednesday, - Remember when front-running meant something? - Where Bloomberg discovers that large orders...

  15. July 7, 2015

    UK banks seek to Zapp Apple with digital payment services

    Britain’s largest high street banks are launching digital payment services in an attempt to retain customers and fend...

  16. June 29, 2015

    Wearable devices offer bank customers new ways to pay

    Bank customers will be able to make payments using a wristband, key fob or even a sticker at high street shops with the...

  17. June 14, 2015

    Visa and MasterCard face down China techno-nationalism

    The opening of China’s bank card market to foreign companies this month appeared to signal the end of their long...

  18. May 31, 2015

    China opens door for Visa and MasterCard to challenge UnionPay

    Global bank card operators including Visa and MasterCard can seek licences to clear domestic Chinese payments starting...

  19. May 29, 2015

    Blatter wins fifth term as Fifa presidency in closer than expected vote

    Sepp Blatter has won a fifth term as president of Fifa after his challenger conceded following an inconclusive first...

  20. May 28, 2015

    Fifa: Grand Theft Football

    Video game review Fifa 2015 Soccer (Foreign Corrupt Practices Edition) for Xbox and PS3, £22 from Esoteric Arts EA has...

  21. May 28, 2015

    Sponsors step up pressure on Fifa over corruption probe

    Companies close to Fifa have stepped up pressure on football’s governing body, after US and Swiss authorities combined...

  22. May 27, 2015

    Banks fight to repair damage to brands after financial crisis

    Few industries were left unscathed by the global financial crisis, but the banking sector was among the worst hit and...

  23. May 27, 2015

    Apple’s core business ensures fortunes rise

    The world’s top technology brands, headed by Apple, extended their influence yet more deeply into consumers’ lives as...

  24. May 8, 2015

    Visa in talks to buy former European unit

    Visa Inc is in early-stage talks to buy its former European subsidiary in a deal that could be worth as much as $20bn,...

  25. April 8, 2015

    Carmakers hunt for share of the mobile wallet market

    The Visa executive slips into the front seat of a new BMW, wakes up the tablet computer in the dashboard, and orders...

  26. March 30, 2015

    Vodafone to add bank cards to mobile wallet service

    Vodafone will add bank cards to its mobile payments service following an agreement with Visa and Carta Worldwide From...

  27. March 17, 2015

    Facebook enters money transfer market

    Facebook users will now be able to send money to their friends using its Messenger app, the social network’s first...

  28. FT Alphaville

    March 6, 2015

    Apple joins dumb index at No 6

    The good people at Dow Jones indices are busy dragging themselves into the current century, and good for them. But...

  29. February 19, 2015

    Amex loses antitrust suit on merchant rules

    American Express violated US antitrust law by barring businesses from asking customers to use lower cost cards, a...

  30. January 22, 2015

    Monitise considers sale on revenue warning

    Monitise, the UK mobile payments company, has issued its third revenue warning in a year and appointed advisers to...

  31. November 27, 2014

    Monitise signs up Santander, Telefónica and MasterCard

    Monitise has struck deals that will see Santander, Telefónica and MasterCard become major shareholders in the British...

  32. October 30, 2014

    MasterCard shares boosted by Q3 earnings

    Payments network MasterCard was one of the best performing stocks on the benchmark S&P 500 index, after the company...

  33. October 30, 2014

    Visa/MasterCard: growth is priceless

    At times you just need one good day to recover from a disastrous year. Football strikers know that (just ask...

  34. October 30, 2014

    China to open bank cards to foreign competition

    China will allow foreign companies to clear electronic payments in its domestic market, its cabinet said on Thursday,...

  35. October 29, 2014

    Visa launches $5bn share buyback

    Visa on Wednesday launched a $5bn share buyback and beat profit estimates in its fourth-quarter results, as it shrugged...

  36. FT Alphaville

    October 3, 2014

    Bitcoin cognitive dissonance of the day, Bill Gates edition

    If there’s anyone who knows about the benefits of “early adoption” it’s Bill Gates — the man who built an empire from...

  37. September 24, 2014

    After the sanctions, prepare for the Russian counterattack

    For all the costs that sanctions are inflicting on the Russian economy, the Russian flag still flies over Crimea,...

  38. September 18, 2014

    Monitise shares fall as Visa considers stake sale

    Shares in Monitise lost a quarter of their value on Thursday morning after Visa said it was “considering its options”...

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