I guess it is an age thing, but I was surprised to see a Barclaycard running on the MasterCard network. In my day Barclaycard seemed to become Visa and Access became MasterCard (I do know that it wasn’t quite like that!). Anyway, …

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3V – the global electronic Payments specialists, have launched a customised Chip & PIN Pre-Pay Visa card and money management service for teenagers, introducing the first payment platform to offer comprehensive parental access and controls for the youth market. via …

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Visa Europe yesterday launched an exclusive new web portal offering deals and discounts from popular retail brands exclusively for Visa cardholders in the UK. The site can either be accessed directly at www.visaoffers.eu/uk/ or via Visa’s Golden Space website at …

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The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) told the banking industry to make charges for overseas transactions more easily understood by improving credit card summary box information and by revamping websites so that customers will be able to see, at a …

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Citigroup, through its Global Transaction Services unit, announced that Citibank, N.A., South Africa Branch, has signed an agreement with Moneystar, a financial services provider based in South Africa. Under this arrangement, Moneystar has started disbursing micro loans to eligible loan …

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Starbucks: trialling contactless payment in UK stores Starbucks is to follow rivals such as Costa Coffee and McDonalds by offering contactless payments in its UK stores. The coffee-shop chain has signed a deal with Barclaycard, in partnership with Visa Europe, …

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I was at Reading Prison last Friday. It was a photocall for Jail Guitar Doors and one of Reading’s two Members of Parliament, Martin Salter (pictured holding a Heritage H-575 guitar), was helping the cause. When Martin Salter introduced himself …

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