May 14th, 2013 | 1 Comment »
34% of Britons carry a reminder of their PIN number on them at all times, either in their wallet, pocket, bag or on their phone.
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May 9th, 2013 | No Comments »
Despite perceptions, card fraud has fallen for the second year in a row, according to data released by the Crime Survey for England and Wales.
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May 9th, 2013 | 2 Comments »
Research suggests that the number of views on a company’s Wikipedia page could predict stock market changes.
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May 7th, 2013 | No Comments »
Account aggregator and bill payment app Pageonce has been renamed to “Check”.
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April 30th, 2013 | 1 Comment »
There have been quite a few high profile cases of online banking going wrong over the last year, including the problems faced by RBS & Natwest and more recently Nationwide.
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April 28th, 2013 | No Comments »
A recent academic study suggests that there is a link between Google search volumes for certain terms and movements in stock market.
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April 25th, 2013 | No Comments »
Fingerprints have long been used as a method of identification and authentication, but they’ve so far failed to find a day-to-day purpose.
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April 24th, 2013 | No Comments »
This is possibly the least technically advanced and least useful wallet innovation ever, but someone might find it of use to remind them when they’ve run out of cash.
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April 2nd, 2013 | 3 Comments »
Marks & Spencer is to start trialling its own mobile payment app which to begin with will allow customers to choose and pay for items in select M&S coffee shops.
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April 2nd, 2013 | No Comments »
RatedPeople.com, the UK’s largest online trade recommendation service, has announced that it is to collaborate with mobile payments provider iZettle.
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April 1st, 2013 | 3 Comments »
Barclaycard has announced the launch of their “PayWag” mobile payments system for dogs.
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March 21st, 2013 | No Comments »
Birmingham-based technology business Droplet marked its London launch in style by announcing it has sealed the backing of two major retailers.
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- Barclays starts using voice recognition technology - Barclays can now identify you by your voice. But will the technology work?
- A simple guide to Bitcoin (Wired UK) - Bitcoin is a peer-to-peer electronic cash system or "cryptocurrency" that doesn't rely on trusting one central monetary authority and allows for anonymous, untrackable and untaxable transactions.
- Barclaycard takes on Groupon with 'daily deals' - Barclaycard is entering the fiercely competitive "daily deals" market by launching a shopping service that aims to lure consumers away from providers such as Groupon and Wowcher.
- Sainsbury’s goes solo to grow - Sainsbury’s has announced it is taking full ownership of its banking arm.
- Turn your iPad into a great portable TV with these apps and services - Between on-demand services, live-streaming channels, dedicated apps, 3G and 4G coverage and social networking, the idea of watching television has changed.
- Unauthorised apps cost parents £30m - Stupid children buying unauthorised apps on their parents smartphones and tablets are costing hardworking adults around £30m, according to a study.
- Cheap & free ways to listen to music online - Twitter has joined the online music streaming world, but can it fight off the competition?
- Spring Cleaning Your Finances: 5 Ways to Go Paperless - We’re well into the 21st Century, yet few people have fully realized the paperless potential of the contemporary office or home. Are you still using paper? How much? And, more to the point, why?
- Social media and the financial sector: eight best practice tips - FCA has already stated its intention to monitor what financial organisations are getting up to on social media.
- Paytouch lets your fingerprints make purchases - Paytouch users simply link their credit card to their fingerprints, and a two-finger press is all it takes to make a purchase.
- Let's banish cards & cash & embrace the digital wallet - If digital wallets are such a good idea, and Korea has had them for over eight years, why is the West in the slow lane?
- How to manage your budget with Money Dashboard - Keep track of your spending and work out how to save money.
- Could Your Smartphone Lower Your Electricity Bill? - By applying information technology to the electric grid, so-called ‘smart grid’ initiatives could lower electricity prices, make the system more reliable, and unlock new opportunities for innovation.
- Google Flight Search Touches Down in Europe - After a long delay, Google Flight Search, its airline flight comparison service that has been available in the U.S. since September 2011, has finally arrived in Europe.
- 10 valuable Google Analytics custom reports - Google Analytics's standard reports can be limited, so a little customisation is necessary to improve the quality of insight you can gain.