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30 June 2014
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Slow UK Uptake of Mobile Payment Technologies

Accepting payments with a smartphone rather than a traditional card machine is still a relatively new concept – but new research shows that an uptake in the UK is slower than expected. The first mobile point-of-sale (MPOS) tools arrived in the UK around 18 months ago, but it seems that only 2% of micro-businesses in […]


26 June 2014
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UK App Economy Booming

Application development will be worth more than £30bn to the UK economy by 2025, search engine giant Google has announced. Google’s annual UK App Economy report revealed that the industry is set to exceed £4bn in 2014 alone, with the UK becoming Europe’s biggest technology hub. Of all app revenue in 2013, more than a […]


24 June 2014
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News
Travel Guides

South America: A World Beyond the World Cup

While the World Cup in Brazil is underway and hogging the headlines across the globe, there’s also a mass of wilderness to explore. Beyond the rainforests of Brazil lie a number of ancient ruins that serve as a reminder of past civilizations and a mass of geographical landmarks that are simply too good to miss. […]


20 June 2014
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Benefits of Prepaid Cards for Public Sector Organisations

In response to government austerity measures and new legislation around crisis loans and community care grants, prepaid cards are increasingly being used by a wide range of public sector organisations. Prepaid cards enable Local Councils, Health Services, and Quangos (quasi-autonomous non-governmental organisations) to deliver ongoing and one off payments to a range of recipients. Here […]


19 June 2014
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News

Strong Pound Opens up American Opportunities

The pound is currently trading at a five-year high against the US dollar, opening up a handful of cheaper holiday opportunities for those looking to get away this summer. For those looking to take advantage, they should point their sights in the direction of the USA as a whole host of bargains could be found […]


17 June 2014
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News

e-Wallet Prepaid Cards: How can they Benefit Consumers?

The UK is the ‘most internet-based major economy’ according to researchers at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG). And as consumers increasingly turn to the internet to make a range of purchases, e-Wallet prepaid cards present a convenient and time-efficient way of to make payments. Here are just some of benefits that e-Wallet prepaid cards for […]


13 June 2014
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News

Consumer Rights Changes to Enhance Online Shopping Experience

Changes to consumer rights legislation could soon alter customer experiences for the better. Those who love online shopping or ordering items over the phone could soon have more time to return products if they’re not happy with them. From today (Friday 13 June), any items not purchased directly in a store will come under a […]


11 June 2014
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News
Travel Guides

Travelling to France – Remembering D-Day 70 Years On

Friday 6th June, marked 70 years to the day since Allied forces embarked on the largest amphibious assault ever to take place. D-Day – as part of operation Overlord – saw thousands of British, American, and Canadian troops pour onto the beaches of Normandy to rid Europe of Nazi oppression. In the 11 months that followed the […]


9 June 2014
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News

Cash Is Out…..and Cards Are In!

Brits are increasingly turning to the use of contactless payments and self-service to pay for goods and services, according to new data. The use of cash for these purchases it at its lowest ever level according to the British Retail Consortium, with debit cards accounting for 49.6% of sales by value. Cash use, meanwhile, has […]


5 June 2014
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News

Business Lobby Groups Positive Over UK Economy

The UK economy is in good health, according to a report produced by two major lobby groups – the Confederation of British Industry and the British Chambers of Commerce. According to the CBI, growth rates recorded in May were at a record high – outperforming all months since data was first collected in 2003. Meanwhile, […]

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