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  • Visa to cut credit card interchange fees in Canada Tuesday, 4 Nov 2014 | 8:20 AM ET

    Nov 4- Visa Inc, the world's largest debit and credit card company, said it will cut average interchange fees in Canada to 1.50 percent on consumer credit cards. Visa and smaller rival MasterCard Inc currently charge 2-3 percent on credit and debit card transactions in the United States. If clients are disadvantaged due to the decision, it will terminate or amend...

  • NEW YORK, Nov. 4- When Jud Linville joined Citigroup in 2010 to head its main credit card business, he discovered a card called "Simplicity" that was anything but. The array of cards was dizzying, and marketing so many possibilities was expensive for Citigroup. He is showing signs of stabilizing the business: annual spending on Citi- branded cards in the United States...

  • TORONTO, Nov 3- Canadian startup Bionym, maker of a wearable security device dubbed Nymi, is teaming up with credit card giant MasterCard Inc and Royal Bank of Canada to test whether the beat of your heart is true enough to verify payments. The trial will allow Royal Bank, Canada's largest bank, Mastercard and customers using the technology to test...

  • LOS ANGELES, Nov 3- U.S. students are still largely on their own to protect themselves when they are struggling to repay their debt, despite the government's condemnation of some education loan servicers' unfair, deceptive and illegal practices. In a report last week, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau found one or more student loan servicers had charged...

  • NASHUA, New Hampshire, Nov 2- Long viewed as an ally by Wall Street, likely 2016 presidential contender Hillary Clinton has increasingly been taking banks and big business to task while on the campaign trail for Democrats across the country. It comes days before Tuesday's midterm elections and as Clinton ramps up her political activity ahead of a probable White...

  • UK courts Islamic finance market Sunday, 2 Nov 2014 | 3:48 AM ET
    Booths at the Global Islamic Finance Forum in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014.

    The U.K. is taking steps to widen its Islamic finance market, boosting its industry credentials as competition intensifies among global financial centers.

  • HONG KONG, Nov 1- Chinese regulators will allow foreign firms access to the yuan-denominated credit card clearing business from August next year, Hong Kong's South China Morning Post newspaper reported on Saturday. The paper quoted a source from China's largest credit card supplier, Goldpac Group, saying People's Bank of China (PBOC officials had informed...

  • Oct 30- Western Union Co, the world's largest money-transfer company, reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit as lower prices drew more customers, particularly to its digital money transfer business. Western Union has cut prices and invested heavily in its online and mobile businesses to better compete with fast-growing rivals such as MoneyGram...

  • Oct 30- Western Union Co, the world's largest money-transfer company, reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit as the company benefited from its digital money transfer services. Western Union has cut prices and invested heavily in its online and mobile businesses to better compete with fast-growing rivals such as MoneyGram International Inc,...

  • MasterCard profit jumps 15.5 pct as card usage rises Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 8:09 AM ET

    Oct 30- MasterCard Inc, the world's second-largest debit and credit card company, posted a 15.5 percent rise in quarterly profit as more customers used its cards to make purchases. The company's net income rose to $1.02 billion, or 87 cents per share, in the third quarter ended Sept. 30 from $879 million, or 73 cents per share, a year earlier. Net revenue rose 12.8...

  • The U.S. company, which is expected to get more than $1 billion from the planned sale, and Hyundai are working with separate investment banks on the deal, the person said. GE's spokesman in South Korea, Bill Joh, declined to comment on the matter, while representatives at Hyundai could not be immediately reached for comment. In response to a local South Korean media...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 28- Companies that service U.S. student loans and mortgages tricked customers into paying higher fees or engaged in other acts that violate U.S. consumer laws, the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said in a report released on Tuesday. Some servicers also misrepresented information on borrowers' online statements or failed to provide...

  • COLUMN-Excuse-free guide to student loan repayment Monday, 27 Oct 2014 | 11:08 AM ET

    LOS ANGELES, Oct 27- The six-month grace period for many student loans is about to expire for new college graduates. If the past is any guide, many people will miss their first payment and some will end up defaulting on their loans- even though there's usually no good reason for that to happen. The typical borrower with student loan debt has four loans, according to a...

  • Credit card delinquency rate hits record low in Q2 Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 12:15 PM ET
    credit card debt payment bill

    The rate of US credit card payments at least 90 days overdue fell to its lowest level in at least seven years, according to TransUnion.

  • Confusion still surrounds overdraft policies Saturday, 9 Aug 2014 | 7:00 AM ET
    A Visa debit card is shown at the center of other debit and credit cards in Washington.

    A majority of the bank customers who paid a debit card overdraft penalty fee in the last year, did not recall signing up for this service

  • London bank scandals aid ‘fintech’ dominance Wednesday, 25 Jun 2014 | 8:17 AM ET
    Canary Wharf, London

    London’s reputation as a leading financial hub has been hit, but some argue that financial technology could be its saving grace.

  • The holiday gift gap: Dads fare worse than moms Tuesday, 10 Jun 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Americans will spend about $7.4 billion less on gifts and goodies for dads this Father's Day than they spent on moms for Mother's Day.

  • Credit alert! Unpaid medical bills hurt scores Wednesday, 21 May 2014 | 2:07 PM ET

    New research from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau concludes that medical bills are unfairly lowering credit scores.

  • Consumer credit soars on auto, student loans Wednesday, 7 May 2014 | 3:55 PM ET
    Alain Filiz

    Consumer credit rose by the largest amount since February 2013, boosted by growing demand for student and auto loans.

  • Why we're not satisfied with social media sites Tuesday, 1 Apr 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    Most of us have a positive experience when we use the Web. Credit unions, shipping companies, banks and hotels scored highest.