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Contactless payments to be accepted in 'every' EU store by 2020

Mastercard's head of emerging payment products has said that contactless payments with cards and phones will be accepted at every store in the UK and Europe before 2020, sparking a debate on whether this will actually be possible.

Google lets schoolboy run up £3000 bill as app purchases bounce

An 11-year-old school student ran up a bill of over £3000 on his mother's card after a series of app and game purchases were charged repetitively by Google despite the payments failing. Google made hundreds of transactions in just a few days.

Early issues with Apple Pay are putting off users, says study

A study has revealed that early issues with Apple Pay are causing many earlier patriots to neglect regular use of the service. 47% of users have experienced issues in stores advertised as Apple Pay friendly.

Bitcoin debit card nearly a reality

The first ever debit card to allow the transaction of Bitcoins in stores is set to hit the US market very soon, facilitating the usage of Bitcoin in more traditional, everyday scenarios where currency is used.

EU takes another step towards capping credit card fees

Brussels - The European Parliament on Thursday appeared set to fast-track a cap on fees paid on credit card transactions, in a vote which was welcomed by consumer advocates.A plenary session of parliament sitting in Brussels voted to impose a fee ceiling of 0.

Greeting card company markets Muslim doll as 'terrorist' (video)

Chicago - Noble Works are well known for their greeting cards, which are sometimes controversial. However, this time they may have gone too far by marketing a card, depicting a doll intended to educate Muslim children, as a terrorist.

Canadian woman, 96, without photo ID denied new health care card

Ottawa - A 96-year-old Ottawa woman is wrapped up in bureaucratic red tape after she lost her provincial healthcare card and is unable to get a new one because she has no photo identification, but has other pieces of ID to confirm her identity.

Op-Ed: Going beyond Hallmark to show mom you care this Mother's Day

In our busy world it may be easy to just shoot off an email or mail a card for Mother's Day, but doesn't your Mother deserve a little more than an automated response?

Pre-approved credit card with 79.9% APR?

For Gordon Hageman of San Diego, the Premier card offered by First Premier Bank came with a 79.9 percent APR. While it looks like an attempt to gouge the consumer, it is perfectly legal.

Paris Hilton Sues Over Hallmark Card

Paris Hilton, heiress and questionable TV star has filed a federal lawsuit over a $2.49 Hallmark greeting card that uses a photo of the heiress and her trademarked phrase "That's Hot."

Donor Cards Across The EU In The Light Of TV Show

A new revolutionary, European donor card could be introduced very soon connecting all the member states together, medically.

Credit Card Vending Machines?

Sick of carrying cash? Enjoy drinking $2.00 vending machine sodas? Happy news for you: Credit card vending machines are being tested by Cadbury Schweppes.

Secrets of the Credit Card Companies

This program aired Wednesday night on WNED Buffalo and had me shaking my head. It was commercial free, without interruption. I thought I had to share it with the world. It's not as if we didn't know but here are the true lies of the credit card company.

Pay Bail with Credit card?

Criminals are now in luck. They can now post bond right from jail with a credit card. Must be our lucky day. No wait. Not our lucky day. Theirs

iPod Mini Maxed out with CF Card, Gives New Life

iPod Mini's life extended by CompactFlash Memory Cards instead of Microdrive built in inside the iPod.

Honus Wagner card sold for $2.35 million

The Holy Grail of baseball cards was bought by a Southern California collector.

Car Winds Up Enveloped By Greeting Card Store

A car went crashing into a Hallmark card store Monday night in Port Richmond, police said.

Valentine's Day Hater's Cards

If you hate Valentine's, you will love these cards.

Card Magic - by Chris Brown the Sleight Artist

Awesome slight of hand card trick

50 facts about credit cards

#16 Under the merchant agreements of MC, Visa, and Discover Card, vendors may not require a minimum purchase amount.

Millions Of Canadian Shoppers May Have Been Exposed To Credit Card Fraud

If you used your Visa card at Winners or HomeSense recently you may have been exposed to credit card fraud.

Montreal police bust phoney credit card operations

Two major fraud rings have been broken in Montreal. The fraud involved creating fake credit cards, passports and residency cards.

'Major' child porn ring busted in Germany

"MAGDEBURG, Germany, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- More than three hundred people were arrested after German authorities used credit card data to identify participants in a major child pornography ring."

ASUS XG Station world’s first external graphics card station for notebook computers

Asus has introduced an ecternal graphics card for notebook computers. And lap experiements show that graphics acceleration is 9 times faster.

Before Execution, Saddam Handed One of His Own Red Cards of Death

The Red Card of Death - an official decree of capital punishment by the Saddam administration was one of the most dreaded documents during his rule. In the end, his tyranny caught up to him as he was handed one of his own red card of death.

Card Trick Revealed

Don't you wish you could do those amazing card tricks that baffle people? Now you can. It's very easy but yet very effective. Impress your friends and family this holidays.

Robber jailed after forgetting card at bank

Criminals cannot get any more stupid. A bank robber was arrested because he left his account card at a branch where he had checked his balance just before holding it up.

The Lazy Man's Guide to Budgeting: 101 Painless Ways to Cut Spending

Comprehensive list of tips, including: how to make a budget, cutting down on gadget expenditures, raising deductibles, and getting travel discounts.

Non-religious Christmas stamps criticised

Royal Mail has been criticised for taking "Christ out of Christmas" with this year's collection of festive stamps.

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