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Pierre Galeon

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Interchange and digital

14 October 2014  |  1389 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

The ramifactions of a cap on interchange are more profound than meets the eye As interchange revenues will inevitably dwindle, issuers now have to create new revenue opportunities. One low hanging fruit is to look at monetizing the transaction data. If banks obviously cannot give data away, they can at least prevent fintechs companies from disinter...

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Pierre GaleonPersonal blog - London

Facebook to pay your rent

30 September 2014  |  2109 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

Tenants can securely make payments to their landlords through Facebook Salix Homes, a social housing provider based in Salford, in the northwest of England, is one of the first housing providers in the country to enable its tenants to pay their rent via Facebook, through its payment gateway partner. The provider, which manages 8,500 properties acro...

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G Cloud and Local Government

08 September 2014  |  659 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Adoption of G Cloud in local Government is lagging not because the benefits aren't there - the opportunities are just not being communicated The prospect of tendering for new service contracts can be ...

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13 August 2014  |  1256 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

A general lack of awareness surrounding framework agreements is obstructing greater uptake of G-Cloud services among local authorities and housing associations in the UK. The G-Cloud framework is a U...

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Unbanked residents at risk of arrears with Universal Credit

07 March 2014  |  2679 views  |  2  |  Recommends 0

The government says it will be able to make universal credit payments into a Post Office card account. Photograph: David Sillitoe for the GuardianThe government remains committed to paying the new &qu...

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New Benefits System and Financial Exclusion

05 December 2013  |  1234 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Residents without bank accounts at risk of arrears under new benefits system http://www.theguardian.com/housing-network/2013/dec/02/universal-credit-housing-benefit-banking Universal credit will be pa...

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Top five money management tips

23 November 2013  |  959 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Top five money management tips October 2, 2013 The Payments Council has today published a guide - as part of its Pay Your Way campaign - for people affected o...

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Paperless direct debits

23 November 2013  |  728 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Paperless direct debits to help landlord maximise income through Universal Credit November 7, 2013 In a bid to maximise its income collection ahead of Universal Credit, 10,000-home North Lincolnshire ...

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Google takes its wallet to the cloud

22 August 2012  |  5274 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

Google is trying to inject new life into its mobile wallet platform by launching a cloud-based version of the app that can be linked to Visa, American Express and Discover cards. Will it be enough? ...

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Deja vu

22 August 2012  |  3543 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Visa Europe targeted by the EC on credit card interchange fees Haven’t we been here before? The EC says Visa Europe's cross-border credit cardinterchange fees restrict competition between banks and in...

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