All articles by Kate Palmer

Kate Palmer

UK switching service sees small lenders take on the Big Four

The current account switching service goes live this month and British banks are laying on incentives in a bid to reel in customers. But it is community banks that leading the rush for consumer cash – saying it will take more than marketing to encourage people to switch and stay. Kate Palmer reports

Contactless cards used to combat India water shortage

A social enterprise in India has begun using contactless cards to dispense clean drinking water.

UK credit card limits at highest point since 2011, survey finds

The amount British consumers can borrow on a credit card has reached its highest point in two years, according to research by software company FICO.

Dubai Islamic Bank is first of kind to offer Visa Signature

Dubai Islamic Bank (DIB) has become the first Islamic bank – which includes the likes of Emirates Islamic Bank, United Arab Bank and Mashreq Bank – to offer Visa Signature debit cards in the region of Central Europe, Middle East and Africa.

PNC looks to frequent flyers with credit card deal

PNC Bank has added fee-free foreign transactions to its credit card offering.

Payleven’s card reader offers joint printer deal

European payment provider payleven has teamed up with a mobile printer to boost its smartphone and tablet-enabled offering.

Capital Bank expands auto-deposit ATM offering

US-based Capital Bank has added 170 ‘cash recycling’ ATMs to its network from fintech firm Diebold.

AmEx appeals to gamers with League of Legends rewards

American Express (AmEx) is reaching out to virtual gamers by bringing in-play rewards in return for real-world spending.

Groupon’s Breadcrumb links with US card terminals

Groupon has linked its smartphone point-of-sale app, Breadcrumb, with two producers of payment terminals – Verifone and Igenico.

AzeriCard rolls out m-payments to Azerbaijan  

AzeriCard, an Azerbaijan-based payments processing company, has joined forces with payment software provider OpenWay to improve its mobile payments offering.