All articles by Isabella Grotto

Isabella Grotto

Barclays forecasts record Christmas card spending

UK bank Barclays has predicted the coming festive season will see £31.9bn spent on debit cards and £14.9bn worth of cash withdrawn from ATMs.

Record sales on the cards for Starbucks this Christmas

Tis a season to be jolly for US coffee giant Starbucks, as it reveals it expects its holiday gift cards to beat 2012’s 2m one-day sales record.

Data breach compromises 40m cards – Target

Following news it was investigating a data breach, US retail giant Target has announced that 40m cards may have been compromised.

Retailers urge European Commission to cap ‘excessive’ card fees

The European Commission is being urged by some of the UK’s top retailers to cap the ‘excessive’ fees charged by banks for processing card payments.

Ingenico’s Ogone adds Polish payment method to its platform

Ogone, a payments provider subsidiary of Ingenico, has announced the integration of Przelewy24 (P24), a Polish payments method, to its Ogone Payment Platform.

Almost 6m refused credit in the UK since 2010

Price comparison site has revealed that almost 6m people in ther UK were turned down for credit between 2010 and 2013.

Global payments teams up with 1010 to launch mPOS reader in Hong Kong

Card-processor Global Payments has announced a partnership with Hong Kong-based operator 1010 to provide a mobile point-of-sale (mPOS) reader.

Zero-waste gift card launched in Canada

Kiind, a gift-card company based in Canada, has launched a digital gift card service which removes waste by only charging the giver once the card is redeemed.

North East commuters get Nexus app

The service enables customers to transition from paper season tickets to a smart, so-called ‘Pop card’.

Chase issues data breach warning to prepaid customers

US banking giant Chase & Co has alerted 465,000 prepaid cash card holders that hackers may have gained access to their personal information.