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    1. July 27, 2015

      Rules proposed to tackle ‘unfair’ credit and debit card fees

      The government is planning to tackle “unfair” credit and debit card fees charged by British banks, in a move that could...

    2. 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...

    1. July 9, 2015

      MasterCard faces EU antitrust charges over fees

      MasterCard faces formal antitrust charges in Brussels after the European Commission accused the payments company of...

    2. June 30, 2015

      Banks return to riskier lending on mortgages and credit cards

      Interest-only mortgages are staging a comeback and zero per cent credit card deals are getting more competitive as...

    3. June 26, 2015

      Which 0% credit card deal should I get?

      I bought some furniture this year and now have a couple of thousand pounds sitting on my NatWest credit card charging...

    4. June 9, 2015

      Never mind the balance . . . here’s the new Virgin credit card

      Virgin Money has launched a range of Sex Pistols-themed credit cards, in a publicity stunt designed to put two fingers...

    5. May 12, 2015

      SEC lays fraud charges against ITT Educational Services

      ITT Educational Services and its executives engaged in a “campaign of deception” by hiding from investors the poor...

    6. May 7, 2015

      Debt hangover ruins the American dream

      A decade ago, American consumers seemed the most debt-addicted people on the planet. Since 2008, however, something...

    7. April 22, 2015

      UK consumer credit demand soars

      Consumer demand for credit cards has soared as payday lenders retreat from the market, but concern is mounting that...

    8. April 20, 2015

      TransUnion strikes deal with Global Debt Registry

      A debt-tracking registry has signed a deal with TransUnion, one of the biggest US credit bureaux, aiming to stamp out...

    9. March 25, 2015

      FCA proposes ban on selling of opt-out insurance add-ons

      Insurance products that customers default into buying will be banned under plans put forward by the UK’s financial...

    10. March 13, 2015

      EU votes for credit card fee cap

      The European Parliament has voted overwhelmingly to cap the “interchange fees” that credit card providers collect from...

    11. March 11, 2015

      Police want all credit card frauds classified as crime

      It is a “travesty” that millions of credit card frauds are omitted from official crime statistics each year due to a...

    12. February 17, 2015

      US student and car loan delinquency rates rise

      More Americans had difficulties staying up to date with student and auto loan payments in the final quarter of last...

    13. December 18, 2014

      EU caps debit and credit card transaction fees

      Fees to process debit and credit card transactions are to be capped under an EU law that attempts to wrap-up a...

    14. October 5, 2014

      Riskiest ‘slice and dice’ loan sales hit post-crisis high

      Banks are taking advantage of yield-hungry investors to multiply sales of the riskiest portions of “sliced and diced”...

    15. September 9, 2014

      Apple looks to swipe the payments market

      Apple has taken aim at the credit card’s five decades-old magnetic strip, promising to overhaul an “antiquated” US...

    16. June 19, 2014

      Credit card companies report higher lending levels

      Three of the largest US credit card issuers have reported higher levels of lending – prompting analysts to suggest the...

    17. June 12, 2014

      EU law set to improve UK consumer protection

      Consumer protection will be enhanced on Friday in response to the rise of internet shopping when a law to improve...

    18. April 3, 2014

      FCA orders probe into credit card market

      Credit card companies’ treatment of those in financial difficulty will come into focus after the regulator announced a...

    19. March 13, 2014

      GE retail finance unit details challenges

      General Electric has filed with US regulators for the planned spin-off of its North American retail finance business,...

    20. March 12, 2014

      Alibaba and Tencent extend duel to credit cards

      Alibaba and Tencent, China’s two largest internet conglomerates, are pushing further into the country’s financial...

    21. February 28, 2014

      Cash remains king in Japan

      When it comes to the ways in which people pay for stuff, perhaps no country is as simultaneously futuristic and...

    22. October 16, 2013

      GE Capital to float 60% stake in Swiss consumer credit operation

      GE Capital, the financial arm of General Electric, is to float a 60 per cent stake in its Swiss consumer credit...

    23. July 24, 2013

      Brussels’ ruling on card fees unleashes charged emotions

      Arcane card fees can whip up considerable emotion in Brussels. Few policy issues have better padded the wallets of...

    24. April 5, 2013

      ‘Excessive’ credit card charges banned

      Airlines and online retailers will be stopped from adding “excessive” and opaque surcharges to purchases from Saturday,...

    25. April 5, 2013

      Credit card surcharges curbed

      A ban on “excessive” credit and debit card surcharges comes into force on April 6, preventing companies from charging...

    26. April 2, 2013

      Data confirm fragile state of UK economy

      The economy’s fragility was underlined on Tuesday by data showing lending to households and companies was contracting...

    27. February 25, 2013

      MasterCard moves into mobile payments

      MasterCard unveiled its long-awaited foray into the mobile payments market at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on...

    28. February 20, 2013

      NetSpend / TSYS

      If cash is king, then prepaid debit cards may be the crown prince. By acquiring NetSpend for $1.4bn, TSYS is banking on...

    29. February 13, 2013

      Russia sees surge in consumer credit

      It is a Monday afternoon and Home Credit & Finance Bank on Moscow’s Leninsky Prospekt is bustling, as customers stop in...

    30. February 10, 2013

      Visa / MasterCard: cashed out

      When stockpickers dream, they dream of charts like those of Visa or MasterCard. The payment processors’ stocks have...

    31. November 13, 2012

      BofA takes on mobile payment start-ups

      Bank of America has released a mobile credit card reader, entering the mobile payments market and raising the stakes in...

    32. October 8, 2012

      Ritz boosted by Chinese credit card move

      More luxury-seeking Chinese tourists helped the Ritz reap record revenues last year after it became one of the first UK...

    33. October 5, 2012

      Britons at most risk of identity fraud

      Consumers in Britain are at more risk of falling victim to identity fraud than any other country in Europe, according...

    34. September 7, 2012

      Rise in 0 per cent balance transfer deals

      Rising competition in the credit card market means borrowers can now choose from an even wider range of balance...

    35. June 13, 2012

      Credit data breach may be worse than thought

      Global Payments, the payment processor, said that a breach of its systems reported earlier this year may have...

    36. June 10, 2012

      A dash of California in Seoul

      Chief executives do not normally enjoy finding an unreported $1bn black hole in a company they have just inherited. But...

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