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  1. 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 payments...

  2. 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...

  1. 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 customer...

  2. 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...

  3. 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, valued...

  4. 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 services...

  5. 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 traditional...

  6. 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 operation,...

  7. 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 lawyers...

  8. 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, when...

  9. 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...

  10. 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 while...

  11. 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...

  12. 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 it....

  13. 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 on...

  14. 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 more...

  15. 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 the...

  16. 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...

  17. 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 to new...

  18. 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 transfer...

  19. 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 compromised...

  20. 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 Ted...

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