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Happy Holiday: Watch Out for Credit Fraud!

Credit Fraud I wrote an article on online shopping for office equipment before, and I would like to stress the importance of safe shopping, ... scam that requires me to enter personal info to redeem. Credit cards transaction - do a double check ... to you. If your business accept credit cards payment, be prepared to double, or even triple check [more...]

Date: 2008-12-13 15:13:30

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Citi Sells Chunk of Diners Club – Analyst Blog

Citigroup, Inc. ( C ) has sold off a part of its Diners Club credit card processing business to Elavon, a subsidiary of US Bancorp ( USB ), as it continues to rid itself of unwanted assets. Elavon acquired Citibank's Diners Club Card merchant-location portfolio in Western Europe, which represents more than 75,000 merchants. Small and mid-size businesses that accept Diners Club cards in the region will now process their transactions through Elavon. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-29 18:44:01

Keep Watch For The Missing Quarter

How secure is yours? How secure is yours? HARRISBURG PA - Internet chat rooms are filling with complaints from credit card customers nationwide ... business with. The company, Adele Services of Melville NY, doesn’t exist, according to a report Sunday ... , however, that as a general rule credit card holders should review their statements every month [more...]

Date: 2009-01-16 10:40:26

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Showing off your elegant neckline is an excellent way to draw attention to your well-formed upper body, and to bring a natural glow to your face. Oftenitmes we forget dreams as soon as we wake up. Small business credit cards are unsecured ... copy of my credit report? Yes. - Avoid shaving as much as possible; while shaving takes care to avoid [more...]

Date: 2009-01-17 00:34:22

Does FACTA affect your company?

The Nov. 1 deadline for new data security regulations required for many companies has just arrived. Known as FACTA ( ... to extend, renew, or continue credit.” A business alert issued by the FTC adds, “Accepting credit cards ... Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act), the rules require covered entities to re-examine [more...]

Date: 2008-11-03 10:00:35

Paulson pulling more tricks to bolster US economy

The administration and the Federal Reserve rolled out two new programs Tuesday that would provide up to $800 billion in an effort to get more loans flowing in such critical areas as mortgage lending, credit cards, auto loans and small business loans. Credit markets liked the new efforts, but private economists said the new moves were [more...]

Date: 2008-11-26 12:10:51

Millions Affected by Small Fraudulent Charges Nationwide

Internet complaint boards have been busy and credit card fraud departments are scratching their heads ... is trying to find out whether an illegally obtained credit card number will work before making a bigger charge, or they’re trying to rip off tiny amounts from tons of people.” So far, most reports [more...]

Date: 2009-01-13 18:00:58

At Last - Looking at the Customer from Their Point of View

Stessa Cohen and Kristin Moyer here.  Wells Fargo announced that it is launching an online loan-consolidation repayment program in combination with ... “How to really pay off credit card debt” “How to get a small business loan in a credit crunch” ... consolidate debt through a person loan.  It includes “My Spending Report,” a tool that will let customers [more...]

Date: 2008-12-15 14:46:25

Money Managment - Outsource Your Money Handling Tasks

financial roles and responsibilities.  In short the Money Handler does the necessary daily grunt work to keep your personal finance business running.] ... credit card to handle as much of your daily living expenses as possible.  This technique alone ... of transitioning to credit card enabled personal finance are many: Never be late paying a bill - Many [more...]

Date: 2008-10-15 13:23:54

Headline News - October 20, 2008

New Aite Group Report: Emerging Compliance Issues in the Money Transfer Market Fundtech's ACHplus(TM) ... at Mobile Money Ventures Experian Acquires 40% Stake in Singapore's Veteran Credit & Business ... in France in August Ottawa Business Journal: 'Simultaneous' rise in credit card fees galls merchants [more...]

Date: 2008-10-19 17:13:23

Truth About Merchant Accounts !!!!

Truth About Merchant Accounts !!!! January 16th, 2009 If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! ... to set-up credit card processing for their business, they overlook the fact that they are entering ... , merchants are “TMF’d” which means they lose their privilege to accept credit cards in the future [more...]

Date: 2009-01-16 20:15:16

Mysterious credit card charge may have hit millions of users

Source: Boston Globe - Several Internet complaint boards are filled with comments from credit card customers from coast to coast who have noticed a ... out whether an illegally obtained credit card number will work before making a bigger charge, or they’re ... at the moment. The Better Business Bureau in Louisville reports that, at least so far, those [more...]

Date: 2009-01-09 03:56:32

PiQ Subscribers Out of Luck on Refunds?

Since PiQ magazine went defunct in June, subscribers have been asking about how to get their money back. I’m afraid the news isn’t good. The parent company, ADV, isn’t responding to emails on the subject. If you paid by credit card ... Business Bureau won’t be of much help in this situation, since they can only provide assistance [more...]

Date: 2008-09-25 17:32:19

How security compliance became important

Over the past 20 years, we’ve seen some downright amazing changes in business. Looking back to when I was a child growing up in Bishop, California ... thereafter, if business owners didn’t accept credit cards over the Internet they basically didn’t survive ... . For those of you who are unfamiliar with Bishop, its a very small small town in the Owens [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 22:54:44

McCain’s Economic Non-Plan (Just Do What Bush Did) Is a Disaster

If you think the economy is bad now, just wait, according to the Daytona News-Journal. And if you want to make it unimaginably bad, vote for McCain ... , credit cards, college loans and business investments all become more expensive to finance ... and economic outlook. The report will include grim numbers that aren’t being talked about much [more...]

Date: 2008-09-08 15:06:36

VeriSign Partners with Net4 to Deliver Secure E-commerce Solutions to Businesses in India

/India PRwire/ - VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN), the trusted provider of Internet infrastructure services for the networked world, ... . “Whether businesses accept orders and credit card details online, give business partners access [more...]

Date: 2008-10-22 04:27:30

5 Important Things About Business Credit Cards

Simplify your bookkeeping and profile with the Centennial® Gold MasterCard®/Visa® * Reports monthly to 4 ... reflect on your credit report. The key to maintaining an excellent rating is to know how to manage ... Major Credit Bureaus * Low APR on purchases * All credit types welcome to apply! >>Full [more...]

Date: 2008-11-17 08:24:20

Making Credit Card Master Card Free

How?Only with you, you can get a free debit card output from Royal Bank of Scotland ... business from internet services if compared to even check through paypal, especially for those who do not have a credit card.You do not need to worry, the card is a legal, safe and reliable and the most [more...]

Date: 2008-12-31 06:24:00

Australians charged in Nigerian scam

January 7, 2009 - 4:03PMTwo Queenslanders have been charged over recruiting people to a Nigerian scam which netted the fraudsters more than $4 ... looking for an easy way out of their financial and mortgage stress can make for easy victims ... .” Meanwhile, police are warning businesses against scams using fake credit cards and identification [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 17:36:21

Drama in Real Life: Burgled Again

Four years ago — soon after we moved into this house — somebody broke into my car ... and my business checkbook sitting in plain view, with checks made out to both accounts from various sources. And I had my business credit card there, too. (Yes, this was very stupid [more...]

Date: 2008-11-05 13:00:57

More Important Than Lipstick, Take 3

by hilzoy From the NYT: "Tracey Minda needed cash to buy clothes and school supplies for her 6-year-old son before the 2006 school year ... , banks and credit cards remain in business. I wonder how? According to this CBS report ... her debt. Ohio lawmakers sought last spring to aid borrowers like Ms. Minda by capping annual [more...]

Date: 2008-09-13 04:07:30

Citibank Cuts Back To Serve Only Rich People, Large CIties [Banks]

True to its name, we suppose, Citibank will be focusing on six major U.S. metropolitan areas and on wealthy customers, and not the rest of us deadbeats. Citigroup, the third-largest U.S. bank behind Bank of America Corp and JPMorgan Chase & Co, also plans to limit its consumer lending business in the United States primarily to credit cards and "jumbo" mortgages, catering largely to affluent customers, the Journal said. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-26 20:00:10

Blogging Tips

There are three types of bloggers. Those that do it for fun, ... . It is natural that new sites will not rank well for terms like business or credit cards while ... post is about. They then give the keyword a score and compare it to other sites that rank [more...]

Date: 2008-10-10 07:09:51

Will investors support Pandit's new plan for Citi?

Citigroup Inc.'s board is supposedly standing behind CEO Vikram Pandit as he pulls apart Sanford Weill's trumpeted financial ... operations) and the company's private-label credit card business, according to The Wall Street Journal ... sale of Citi Deutschland to Cr??dit Mutuel-CIC -- and has even considered selling its Banamex [more...]

Date: 2009-01-14 21:22:38

The Credo of Credit

It’s over a year since the credit crunch began wrecking havoc throughout the global economy ... has been directed against those who specialize in the credit business, especially subprime-lending, be it of mortgages or credit-cards. No doubt, some predatory lending has occurred. We need only pick [more...]

Date: 2008-09-20 06:00:09

Privacy: It’s none of their business

Peter at Bible Money Matters reports that when he called American Express to cancel an old credit card account that hadn’t been used in years, ... who answered his phone call asked him why he would want to cancel a perfectly fine credit card ... . © 2008   Wow! All of these matters come under the heading of nobody’s business but yours. Stand [more...]

Date: 2008-12-16 18:25:04

Identity Theft Labs Shares Some Advice On How YOU Can Protect Yourself

Although it is not strictly business related, identity theft is no stranger in the world ... from dumpster diving, shoulder surfing, credit card skimming, stealing - purses - wallets - laptops - data ... of wireless communication under the motherboard of credit card readers made in China and distributed [more...]

Date: 2008-12-24 04:05:07

Tips for the online safety of your credit card

  By Pinaki Ghosh Once you take the plunge into the internet marketing business, ... is scrambled over the net; which means your credit card information is safe. But the FTC (Federal Trade Commission) reports that these symbols can be duped also. • It’s not safe to pass on your credit [more...]

Date: 2008-12-17 15:43:24

Happy New Year Facebook - your employees think you’re lying about advertising. And they may have a point

A gremlin inside Facebook - or more likely a disgruntled employee - briefly hacked Facebook in the last few hours ... and business, then why do I get shown ads for Credit Rating Reports, as I did today? On thing’ ... get you a 2:1″ and Bad credit? Get a credit card with 39.9% APR!’. Classy.” The thing is, social [more...]

Date: 2009-01-05 11:59:10

Idiots Shoot Each Other at Toys-R-Us

When you go to the toy store for your Christmas shopping don't forget your money, your credit card, and your gun: Gunfire erupted inside a busy Toys " ... shooting, apparently sparked by a personal dispute between two groups of shoppers, occurred ... to have been the result of a personal dispute between the individuals involved. Therefore, it would [more...]

Date: 2008-11-29 01:05:00

A Tale of Two Shopping Sides

It Was Gay and StraightAt Restoration HardwareThis is what happens when a gay guy with a credit card goes into a going-out-of-business store like Restoration Hardware. Prices were 60% off. There were bargains galore.I went hog wild.I spotted a few straight guys in the store, but they were unfocused and lacking in shopping rhythm [more...]

Date: 2009-01-13 20:44:00

A Second Day of Job Cuts at Barclays

A Second Day of Job Cuts at Barclays January 14, 2009, 12:14 pm ... an additional 2,100 jobs in its retail, commercial banking and credit card businesses, The New York Times’s Julia Werdigier and Landon Thomas Jr. report from London. The announcement comes a day after [more...]

Date: 2009-01-14 17:14:13

CDT Highlights Privacy and Security Impact of Tax Reporting Plan

In testimony before the House Small Business Committee today, ... require banks to track credit card payments and report the data to the Internal Revenue Service for tax ... from small businesspeople and others, and would set a dangerous precedent. [more...]

Date: 2008-07-23 20:17:17

Citigroup Bailout Raises Viability Questions For Entire Banking System

Still more details are emerging from the weekend bailout of Citigroup ... are Citigroup's giant credit-card business, where defaults have been rapidly piling up, and its overseas [more...]

Date: 2008-11-25 04:10:00

270+ Tools for Running a Business Online

Last August we featured a post with more than 230 online apps for running your business ... website that allows your customers to view, download and pay their invoices by credit card or direct debit ... any hassle. Mumboe - Online contract and business agreement management app. FinanciFY - Easy to use [more...]

Date: 2008-09-21 14:20:23

No Costs Are Fixed

My first year in business was bewildering. The various services necessary to run a business took some effort to figure out and pull off at the right time. Insurance, credit card processors, telephone and Internet, payroll and accounting, and even ... guys handled. A smart company has IT report to finance because techies are like kids in a candy [more...]

Date: 2009-01-08 08:01:00

25+ Tools For Accounting and Budgeting

There are a growing number of online services dedicated to helping users manage their finances ... to be a more streamlined, less labor intensive accounting system for small businesses in an attempt to free ... your different accounts from banks and credit cards, lets you budget and also lets you do shared [more...]

Date: 2008-08-14 20:05:40

QuickBooks Pro 2009 3 User

Amazon. com Product Description Small business accounting software that makes accounting easy with tools to organize your finances all in one place. Track sales & expenses. Click to enlarge. Reduce data entry by downloading your bank & credit card transactions into QuickBooks. Click to enlarge. Create purchase orders. Click to enlarge. Generate reports with one click to see how your business is doing. Click to enlarge. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-29 23:40:46

Fighting Inbox Bloat and Distraction

Guest Post by Colin McDougall Is your business suffering from information overload? ... focused!) What you actually need are more customers with credit cards in hand, buying your products ... , colorful things swirling promises of instant wealth around us. Another key to success is to build [more...]

Date: 2008-10-16 23:56:53

7 Reasons to Start Your Own E-Commerce Website

by Steven Snell As internet access continues to grow around the world and new technologies continue to improve, the amount of money that is spent by consumers online is constantly increasing. In the early days of e-commerce many buyers were hesitant to give our credit card information online, but it is a part of everyday life now for many of us. This gives everyone and every small business an incredible opportunity to do business online. [more...]

Date: 2009-10-01 20:28:17

10+ survival tips on business travel to Beijing

If you’re going to spend some time working in Beijing, your experience will be much better if you know what to expect and how to prepare ... . #1: Alerting your bank and credit card companies If you start using your cards in China [more...]

Date: 2008-11-21 22:39:58

FairSoftware: Instant Software Companies

... the details of sales, credit cards, tax reporting, and splitting the money can free you to focus [more...]

Date: 2008-09-30 18:00:00

Don’t You Put Me On Hold…

There’s nothing worse than being on hold. Maybe you’re on your blackberry (stranded without a headset) ... to the Better Business Bureau or other such organizations), although the feature is currently disabled. An added bonus– say you’ve been in a major argument with your credit card company (a good example [more...]

Date: 2009-01-16 18:07:36

Visa "Zero-ing In" on Liability

Zero Liability Helps Protect Canadian Visa Business CardsAdditional fraud protection adds value for Canadian small businesses Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) ... who have been victims of credit card fraud, including unauthorized transactions made via telephone [more...]

Date: 2009-01-13 16:43:00

Loans - Debt Management for Personal Loans

by Peter Hagen Personal loans can offer individuals a way to have the funds for an array of uses ... habits any. The result is they charge their credit cards up to the limit and now have those payments ... from customers with the Better Business Bureau. Once you have chosen one, call to discuss your situation [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 15:54:49

ECommerce Hosting

by Sylvester Malone Choosing a Shared Web Hosting Plan to run a small business or affiliate program from is an excellent choice ... or small business everything that it needs to operate successfully. Each plan includes large amounts ... , SSL certifications to give your customers credit card, echeck, and other payment methods the security [more...]

Date: 2009-01-11 10:24:50

Business Hosting

by Sylvester Malone Choosing a Shared Web Hosting Plan to run a small business or affiliate program from is an excellent choice ... or small business everything that it needs to operate successfully. Each plan includes large amounts ... , SSL certifications to give your customers credit card, echeck, and other payment methods the security [more...]

Date: 2009-01-06 19:27:20

The Importance of Background Checks

It is important for all businesses considering hiring someone to take the critical step in performing a background check ... Credit Reporting Act, some information cannot be used in conjunction with a background check ... at some level. This may range from handling social security numbers, credit card information, drivers license [more...]

Date: 2009-01-02 03:49:50

Business Hosting

By Sylvester MaloneChoosing a Shared Web Hosting Plan to run a small business or affiliate program from is an excellent choice ... or small business everything that it needs to operate successfully. Each plan includes large amounts ... certifications to give your customers credit card, echeck, and other payment methods the security [more...]

Date: 2008-12-29 21:32:00

Institutional Identity Theft

Learn how the identity theft of your customers leads to the erosion of your company’s profits and good name. According to the Better Business Bureau, “The vast majority of identity fraud victims (68 ... , and more across 34 industry sectors. No credit cards, coupons, or promo codes required. Try it today! [more...]

Date: 2009-01-08 17:07:42

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