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17 March 2014
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Prepaid Payments Rising to the top in the UAE

Both people living and visiting the United Arab Emirates are turning to prepaid cards and prepaid payments as a more viable solution, according to data emerging from the region. The number of people using a prepaid card more than quadrupled towards the end of 2012, and it is believed that there has been a steady […]


6 March 2014
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News

Keeping Social Media and Online Shopping Separate

It’s very easy to log on to social media and be overwhelmed by adverts for almost any product on the market. However, new research from YouGov suggests that stores with an online presence are actually trusted less if they appear on social media sites. Marketing and advertising plays a large role on social media, with […]


28 February 2014
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Gambling While Staying Protected with Prepaid Cards

Gambling is becoming a larger part of British society, with an estimated six million people choosing to do so online every single month. But with this habit comes a danger, as credit card details are entered on various online sites, opening up the possibility of fraud. In cases where credit cards are linked to bank […]


18 February 2014
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The Future Beckons? Robocoin Bitcoin ATMs Ready to Launch in US

Bitcoin trading could soon happen on the high street, as Robocoin has unveiled plans to install bitcoin ATMs in the United States. The company has already launched a bitcoin ATM in Vancouver, Canada and plans to begin operating one in Calgary later on this month as well. But it is the plans for Europe and […]


14 February 2014
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Card Fraud is on the Rise…..But What Can You do About it?

The UK anti-fraud organisation CIFAS recently reported an 11% year-on-year drop in fraudulent activity in 2013. But that only tells half the story! Levels of fraud remain high compared to previous years but of most concern is an increase in card fraud, which leapt to 30% in 2013 from 10% in the previous year. CIFAS […]


10 February 2014
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News

Rates on Fixed-term Mortgages Rise – Consumers Urged to Act

Rates on fixed-term mortgages are rising and borrowers looking for a long-term fix are being urged to act quickly. Many five-year, fixed rate mortgages from the major lenders have all risen in the past few weeks, with several low-rate products being withdrawn altogether. Santander, Natwest, Nationwide, Yorkshire Building Society, Clydesdale Bank and Tesco Bank have […]


7 February 2014
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News

An Alternative Means of Short Term Finance …via Facebook

An innovative new mobile application could help those struggling with their finances. The ‘Agree It’ app enables Facebook friends to form loan agreements and borrow money, offering a different solution to high-interest unsecured loans from other sources and is just another new development of the Peer-to-Peer finance concept. It means both parties can reach agreements […]


31 January 2014
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Fraud Warnings as US Scam on Route to UK

Consumers with credit and debit cards across the UK have been warned to be on their guard against a scam that has struck repeatedly across America. It is believed that the £5.95 credit card scam could be set for British shores and now a major US consumer protection group is urging everyone to be careful. […]


23 January 2014
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Travel Guides

Travelling to Super Bowl XLVIII – Tackle your Travel Money First!

The biggest event in the American sporting calendar is nearly upon us, so what exactly do fans need to know if they’re preparing for a journey to New Jersey for Super Bowl XLVIII? As the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks prepare to go head to head in the MetLife Stadium, it is the first time […]


20 January 2014
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Managing Overseas Spending – What to Look out for

When you are overseas, hidden charges for withdrawing money or for using debit or credit cards can quickly add up. Watching out for these types of charges can save a considerable sum, especially since some of the major lenders have scrapped their accounts that offered free overseas spending. Metro Bank has announced it will start […]

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