Visa will let friends pay one another using credit, and debit cards, competing with PayPal. Is this the start of a new era in the use of plastic cards?
Author Archive | Steve Symes
UK Government Department Defra has released figures which show that for the year to the end of June 2010, the English local authorities achieved their 40% recycling target. What is more, is that more recycling is being achieved month on month.
Apple Share price which saw a rebound later this week, suggests that they must now be feeling cautiously optimistic about Apple’s prospects, now that Steve Jobs has again departed.
US Mortgage rates have risen in the last week, with the average rate for 30-year fixed-rate mortgages climbing back to a level not seen since April of last year, according to Freddie Mac’s (FMCC) weekly survey of mortgage rates.
Brent Crude oil has risen to just over $100USD today, signifying an important psychological threshold on the world oil trading markets. Other oil prices have risen as well. Only this premium crude oil has reached this price, but other crudes are not far behind.
Vince Cable the UK coalition’s Secretary of State for Business, Innovations and Skills who was in danger of losing his ministerial post before Christmas, is not as much to be seen at public engagements as previously.
Reports just out suggest that Daniel Craig has been signed again for the next adventure for the perennially popular spy series. It will be the third time as for Daniel as the British spy James Bond and will bring to count to 23 for the popular franchise. A date for the release of the film […]
Mortgage hunters will be keenly looking at mortgage rate rates now as they consider whether to enter the market and buy a new home. We may be seeing a dip on a 30-year home loan after trending up for nearly three months. Early indications are that applications for U.S. home mortgages increased last week as […]
UK Charity Shelter housing and homelessness charity issues regular reports which gauge the extent which UK residents are experiencing financial pressures. Their latest press releases issued yesterday show a doubling of the number of people relying on their credit cards to pay their mortgage to 2 Million in UK. That’s almost a doubling in the […]
Britain is bracing itself for a rise in VAT from 17.5% to 20% on 4 January 2011. Chancellor George Osborne has said it is “unavoidable” given the UK’s present degree of indebtedness inherited from the previous Labour government after their 13 year term which ended in May 2010 and resulted in a coalition government with […]