Last week Google announced its earnings for 2011, coming in at a rather impressive $39.7bn (£25bn). But how do they earn all their money?
First Direct bank have increased their use of Twitter for customer service, with representatives now available 24 hours a day on the site.
No matter how much money you have, it never seems enough, does it? Well if that’s the case, you might like to take a piece of advice from Think Money, which recommends delving into your past to find out how your finances back then compare with your finances today.
Credit card reader Square has been doing pretty well in the US, with over 800,000 customer, processing over $2billion last year, and has some big name backers, including Richard Branson, and now a UK company, mPowa, wants to emulate that success over here.
As our mobiles continue to hold more and more personal and private data, including banking login details, so the need to secure that data grows.
We’ve posted before about the large number of companies who will give you money for your old mobile, but what about those old desktop PCs and laptops that are beginning to build up around your home, what can you do to get cash for these?
Santander are the latest big bank to release an iPhone/iPad app for their Apple-toting customers, together with improved mobile banking for those without Apple devices.
Payday loan company Wonga caused quite a stir this afternoon when we were made aware of an article on their site which appeared to suggest they were actively targeting students to take out their loans.
Virgin have this week begun their attempt to revolutionise banking as they takeover the old Northern Rock branches.
Guardian writer Leo Benedictus logged on to find his bank account with a quarter of a million pounds more than expected.