Controversy abounds in ID verification, privacy protection

Jan 07, 2014 Dave King

By now, most Americans have learned that identity theft caused by data breaches has become one of the most damaging economic issues in the nation, and hackers continue to infiltrate corporate systems to steal money from victims. ID verification


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Are British short term lenders going to become scarce?

Jan 07, 2014 Simon Williams

No matter where you are or how the national economy is performing, there are likely consumers in every nation who could benefit from looking into alternative credit options. These people may not be able to tap into traditional forms of credit,


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Holiday sales growth positive for retailers, lenders

Jan 07, 2014 Walt Wojciechowski

Holiday sales growth positive for retailers, lenders

The 2013 holiday season was always going to be a difficult one for consumers. Many financial experts predicted modest growth in sales from 2012, largely due to the more conservative spending habits and the fact that there were six fewer days


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High consumer spending levels could generate short term lending demand

Jan 07, 2014 Philip Burgess

High consumer spending levels could generate short term lending demand

November is when Christmas shopping begins to ramp up, so it should be no surprise that consumer spending increased. Consumers purchased gifts for friends and family, but some didn't think about how these outlays could put them at risk in the


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Holiday spending strong in 2013

Jan 07, 2014 Quinn Thomas

The past months were strong for retailers as consumers spent money on gifts for friends and family. According to the MasterCard SpendingPulse U.S. retail holiday shopping season report, sales were up 2.3 percent year-over-year."The holiday


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