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Paul PenroseFinextra - London

Soaring oil costs force Visa on the back-foot

27 June 2008  |  4933 views  |  5  |  Recommends 1

Visa has announced plans to cut the fees charged to petrol stations in the US, amid growing unrest at the effect that high interchange charges are having on merchant profits. Announcing the move, Visa corporate PR came over all philanthropic, issuing a gushing press release bearing the headline: 'Visa to help ease the pain at the pump'. “While ...

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Matt WhiteFinextra - Toronto

Virgin ditches green card for no card

16 June 2008  |  4854 views  |  3  |  Recommends 0

According to Marketing Week, Virgin Money is shelving plans for a biodegradable card. The firm seems to have decided that if there's one thing greener than a green card it's no card at all, so they're going to concentrate on mobile payments instead. I’m sure at least one regular Finextra blogger will applaud the decision.

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Peter RobertsUCL - London

Want to go green? On yer bike!

11 June 2008  |  3106 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Given the soaring cost of oil and the increasing awareness that global warming really is happening - the email I got from TFL this morning seemed very timely. As part of their drive to increase cyclin...

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