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HSBC and the not so green credit card

29 May 2008  |  5954 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

HSBC put out a press release yesterday hailing the US launch of a “green” credit card. Having looked at the details I think it’s safe to say the ecosmart MasterCard is not going to save the planet. The card gives you a ‘reward point’ for every dollar spent – you can then use the points to make donations to various environmental causes. HSBC negle...

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Matt WhiteFinextra - Toronto

McDonald's trials mobile phone coupons

23 May 2008  |  6004 views  |  2 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

McDonald’s Japan has just launched Kazasu Coupon, a programme that sends digital vouchers to your mobile phone which are redeemed in store by tapping your handset against a contactless POS reader. To take advantage, you just download an application to your phone and register via mobile web, selecting the coupons you want. The system, which is being...

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BoA invites online criticism

08 May 2008  |  2831 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

The Boston Globe reports that Bank of America is embracing customer interaction via an online forum. Predictably, plenty of irate customers are taking advantage of the feature to air their frustrati...

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