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I know that many of you will have read the story already but, just in case, it is worth posting here for posterity and for the record.  LONDON, ENGLAND, April 03, 2010 /24-7PressRelease/ — Gamestation has discovered that more than 88% of the British public do not read the terms …

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Cover payments – a real pain?

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A while ago, I talked about cover payments and the introduction of the changes to SWIFT MT202 message types.  A wee bit technical for the blog, but worth it as the costs of implementation of the changes were, and are, a major concern for the banks I deal with. Today, …

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Credit crunch bank robberies

I guess these desperate times cause desperate actions, as the last few weeks must have created the funniest spate of bank robberies ever seen. First, there was the Russian Sumo wrestler who wrestled an ATM out of the wall … March 9th – Total Pro Sports You always wondered why …

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Facebook is now bigger than America

If you didn’t spot it, Facebook just reached 350 million users. That’s a lot. In fact, Facebook is now bigger than the USA (population: 307 million) and would be the third largest country on the planet if it was a country. Not bad for a website launched on February 4th …

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Facebook is now bigger than America

If you didn’t spot it, Facebook just reached 350 million users. That’s a lot. In fact, Facebook is now bigger than the USA (population: 307 million) and would be the third largest country on the planet if it was a country. Not bad for a website launched on February 4th …

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Gimme all your money … and hugs and kisses too

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Fascinating wee blog called Bank Notes, dedicated to banks and the notes robbers use. The notes range from the obvious: 'Give me all your money', to the sublime: '$250,000', to the ridiculous: 'Give me money or I will blow up a school'. It also tracks which are successful and which …

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Gimme all your money … and hugs and kisses too

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Fascinating wee blog called Bank Notes, dedicated to banks and the notes robbers use. The notes range from the obvious: 'Give me all your money', to the sublime: '$250,000', to the ridiculous: 'Give me money or I will blow up a school'. It also tracks which are successful and which …

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Today is SEPA day, wa-hey!

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So, finally, November 2nd and here we are. SEPA day! SEPA direct debits go live today and the PSD was transposed successfully across all of Europe to become law yesterday. Apart from a few countries who missed the deadline. Obviously, Sweden who have always said April because the chap who …

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Today is SEPA day, wa-hey!

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So, finally, November 2nd and here we are. SEPA day! SEPA direct debits go live today and the PSD was transposed successfully across all of Europe to become law yesterday. Apart from a few countries who missed the deadline. Obviously, Sweden who have always said April because the chap who …

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