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Barclays launches rewards Programme – *Barclays Blue Rewards*


Barclays Blue Rewards offers the best monthly rewards for more average UK-salary workers than any other provider [1] Customers can earn up to £180 a year with fixed cash rewards paid in to their digital Rewards Wallet Programme open to customers who deposit at least £800 per month into their current account with two direct debits and pay a monthly fee of £3 For a fee of £3 per month, customers who sign up to the programme will receive fixed cash rewards, regardless of how big their credit balance or monthly income is. Customers can ea... Read More »

Apple Pay coming soon to you: new Banks & Credit Unions implement Mobile Payment Service for MasterCard Cardholders


MasterCard cardholders with a consumer credit or debit card from BMO Harris, Cambridge Savings, Canton School Employees Federal Credit Union, Centennial Bank, Citadel Federal Credit Union, First Community Bank & Trust, First Community Credit Union, Foothill Federal Credit Union, GTE Financial, Hiway Federal Credit Union, KeyBank, Lake Michigan Credit Union, Logix Federal Credit Union, Meijer Credit Union, Mission Federal Credit Union, Point Bank, Prosperity Bank, Sandy Spring Bank, Silicon Valley Bank, US Bank, Wanigas Credit Union, Wesbanc... Read More »

MasterCard in reach ™ Benefits Platform introduced to help advance millennials’ career and financial goals


By 2017, millennials’ spending power is expected to surpass that of baby boomers, yet a majority of these young consumers lack core financial literacy skills and access to tools and information to help them succeed. To address this need, MasterCard has introduced the in reach benefits platform for issuers looking to engage this all-important customer segment. The platform includes tools to help millennials as they embark on their career and personal financial journey. Issuers can incorporate the in reach platform onto any credit, debit or pr... Read More »

GfK: Consumer climate significantly improves across Europe


Europe is steadily recovering from the financial and economic crisis, and the economy visibly grew during the fourth quarter of the last year in virtually every European country. Almost all countries recorded an increase in economic growth for 2014 as a whole. And the projections are good for this year, with economic experts revising their predictions upwards for 2015 in many countries. Currently, 1.8 percent is forecast in Germany, 2.8 percent in Spain, 1.3 percent for the eurozone, and 1.7 percent for the European Union (EU). The situation in... Read More »

Bank of Moscow launched unique application — My Travel Card — to recharge Troyka Cards via Android Smart-Phones


Using My Travel Card mobile application, one can buy and record any ticket of the existing tariff menu to Troyka travel card: Single, TAT for 1-60 trips, 90 minutes or a travel card for 30, 90, 365 days; as well as recharge digital wallet balance and read current balance of Mosgortrans and Moscow Metropolitan tickets recorded on the card. The application is designed for mobile devices with Android operating system and NFC technology. My Travel Card application is the development of the Single Payment Platform of the Bank of Moscow, and it ut... Read More »

The 5 hidden costs of paper invoices [New Corcentric Webinar]


McLean, VA - Corcentric, a leading provider of accounts payable automation and electronic invoicing software, announced today that it will host a new Accounts Payable Webinar, "The 5 Hidden Costs of Paper Invoices," on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 2:00 PM ET/11:00 AM PT. As companies look for areas within the enterprise where efficiencies and savings can be captured, they may not be looking at Accounts Payable. That may be due to the fact that AP is often regarded as simply a cost of doing business. Corcentric's latest Webinar reveals that man... Read More »

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Vodafone: Contactless Card Payments enabled on Vodafone Wallet with Visa and Carta Worldwide


This service, which requires a Vodafone NFC SIM, will be supported on a wide range of Android smartphones. To use the service, customers will: input their bank cards to the Vodafone Wallet app, where an alias of each card is stored securely in the Vodafone NFC SIM; confirm ownership of the card using Verified by Visa authentication; pay by tapping their phones against a contactless point-of-sale terminal; and check their mobile payment transaction history using their phones, wherever they are. Payments are automatically debited fro... Read More »

Shop Direct moves closer to goal of building the world’s most personalised shopping experience


The breakthrough is a major step towards Shop Direct’s goal of building the world’s most personalised digital stores, which will give customers an easier, more intuitive shopping experience. The Personalisation initiatives are expected to add over £20m in sales at Shop Direct in its current financial year. Visitors to Very.co.uk can now be greeted with homepages designed specifically for them. This means that the twenty something who shops with Very.co.uk for that perfect party frock can find her favourite fashion brands ‘front of shop’ whil... Read More »

Statistics Netherlands: Incomes households and corporate profits up


Higher profit margins corporate sector Due to economic growth in the Netherlands and other countries, the private sector also recorded higher profit figures in 2014. Profits in the sector non-financial services rose by more than 8 billion euros to 115 billion euros. As a result of higher profits, the total amount paid in dividends rose to 36 billion euros. The profits of financial institutions rose by 3 billion euros to 17 billion euros. The bulk of the profits was generated by foreign subsidiary companies. Financial institutions paid out 8 ... Read More »

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