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  • April 14- Target Corp is nearing a settlement with MasterCard Inc to reimburse financial institutions about $20 million for costs incurred from the retailer's massive data breach in 2013, the Wall Street Journal reported. MasterCard will distribute the reimbursed funds to the financial institutions that issue credit cards and debit cards under its brand,...

  • SHANGHAI, April 8- China's yuan weakened against the dollar on Wednesday as the central bank fixed a weaker midpoint, while traders said demand for dollars was lifted by individuals paying credit card charges after travelling on a long weekend holiday. The People's Bank of China set the midpoint rate at 6.1345 per dollar prior to market open on Wednesday, 0.07...

  • Soaring Asia household debt not fully captured Thursday, 2 Apr 2015 | 12:30 AM ET

    Household debt across Asia is raising red flags, but the official data may not capture the full picture for families around the region.

  • Credit cards that save you money overseas Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
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    Credit cards can save you money when you travel, or cost you big time. Here's how to get the most bang for your buck on that European vacation.

  • Elite credit cards 2X as likely to be hit by fraud Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 5:09 PM ET
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    Credit cards with the highest limits are nearly twice as likely to be a target of fraud than other plastic.

  • TOKYO, March 31- Citigroup Inc has agreed to sell its credit card unit in Japan to Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, the companies said on Tuesday, as the U.S. bank slims down globally to bolster its profitability. The transaction is expected to close by the end of the year, Citigroup and Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc said in separate statements.

  • MOSCOW, March 27- Visa still needs one or two months to transfer processing of transactions made on its credit cards in Russia to a local payment system, but Mastercard will make an obligatory April 1 deadline, the head of the payment system said. The new rules were introduced after Visa and Mastercard stopped providing services for some Russian banks that were...

  • Investors meet with American Express CEO Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 1:30 PM ET
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    American Express lost the Costco business, and the company is also cutting jobs. CNBC's Mary Thompson reports on the company's investor day, and CEO Kenneth Chenault's plans to get the company back on track.

  • AmEx to launch cross-brand loyalty program: Report Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 6:50 AM ET
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    American Express will team up with seven companies to launch a loyalty program this spring, The Wall Street Journal reported.

  • House Republicans take aim at Dodd-Frank in budget plan Tuesday, 17 Mar 2015 | 11:20 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, March 17- Republican lawmakers took aim at the Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform law Tuesday, unveiling a plan that would gut regulators' authority to manage the collapse of big banks and give Congress direct control of the U.S. consumer finance bureau's budget. The proposal, led by House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price, pledges to make "great strides...

  • Credit card defaults up for first time in 5 years Tuesday, 17 Mar 2015 | 11:11 AM ET
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    The increase in the February default rate for bank cards may actually be a good sign for the economy. Here's why.

  • Increase in US credit card debt sets record Monday, 9 Mar 2015 | 6:24 PM ET
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    Consumers added a record $57.1 billion in new credit card debt in 2014, but defaults hit a six-year low, a new survey says.

  • Apple Pay hit by low-tech fraudsters: WSJ Friday, 6 Mar 2015 | 6:06 AM ET
    Apple Pay hit by low-tech fraudsters: WSJ

    The "Squawk Box" news team discusses a story from the Wall Street Journal that reports Apple's mobile payment system has been hit by a surge of fraudulent transactions.

  • BOSTON, March 5- Hotel operator Mandarin Oriental International Ltd said on Thursday that it was the victim of a cyberattack and that it found malicious software on credit card systems at "an isolated number" of hotels in the United States and Europe. The company said in a statement on its website that it was working with credit card companies, law enforcement and...

  • LONDON, March 5- Fraudsters are slick and smooth when they request new bank accounts or credit cards-- a characteristic an Israeli company wants to use against them. Banks and other financial firms are coming under sustained attacks from increasingly sophisticated cyber criminals, forcing them to spend more money and resources trying to fight hackers.

  • NEW YORK, March 5- Citigroup Inc had at least one advantage in its successful bid for the exclusive right to issue credit cards for Costco Wholesale Corp, rivals and tax specialists say: it lost so much money during the financial crisis that it has billions of dollars of tax credits. Citigroup and Costco have not disclosed terms of the deal, and outsiders can only...

  • Get ready for only one credit card (and a phone) Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 3:26 PM ET
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    If your mobile payment app isn't accepted everywhere, one company has come up with a fix.

  • The super credit card Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 2:10 PM ET
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    A startup called Stratos has designed a single credit card for all your accounts, enabled to your smartphone using Bluetooth. Is it safe?

  • CHICAGO, March 3- New technology about to be deployed by credit card companies will require U.S. consumers to carry a new kind of card and retailers across the nation to upgrade payment terminals. Anre Williams, president of global merchants services at American Express, cited cost and complexity as reasons for not issuing PIN numbers, which would require a much...

  • March 2- Warehouse club retailer Costco Wholesale Corp said on Monday it had entered into agreements with Citigroup Inc and Visa Inc for co-branded credit cards. Citigroup will become the exclusive issuer of Costco's co-brand credit cards and Visa will replace American Express Co as the credit card network for Costco in the United States and Puerto Rico from...