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    1. 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” loan...

    2. 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...

    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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,...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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....

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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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