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Numbers Part 17: Mobile Money

Just found a few numbers on mobile money users and thought it worth sharing: The market for mobile applications, or apps, will become "as big as the internet", peaking at 10 million apps in 2020 according to Symbian. CGAP produced a recent survey on Financial Access and found that there are 6.2 billion bank accounts…

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36 things credit card firms know about you

If you weren’t aware, credit card companies use rating firms Equifax, TransUnion and Experian to see how risky you are when they think about lending to you. These firms rate you as to how bad you might be, and how likely (or unlikely) you are to pay back the debt. They do this using 36…

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36 things credit card firms know about you

If you weren’t aware, credit card companies use rating firms Equifax, TransUnion and Experian to see how risky you are when they think about lending to you. These firms rate you as to how bad you might be, and how likely (or unlikely) you are to pay back the debt. They do this using 36…

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First Direct, Cahoot and Smile win again

Two years ago, the BBC ran a survey of 13,000 viewers about their satisfaction with banks and found that the leading financial providers were Cahoot!, Smile and First Direct, whilst Abbey came last.  Unfortunately, the Beeb has removed the survey from their website but the chasm between leader (90% customer satisfaction) and loser (45%) was…

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Numbers Part 16: Cards, Cards, Cards

Just stumbled across a web page on CreditCards.com that's fantastic.  Full of stats and numbers.  Here's a sample of the most interesting: There were 984 million bank-issued Visa and MasterCard credit card and debit card accounts in the U.S in 2006. (Sources: Visa USA, MasterCard International) The top 10 credit card issuers controlled approximately 88…

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Numbers Part 16: Cards, Cards, Cards

Just stumbled across a web page on CreditCards.com that's fantastic.  Full of stats and numbers.  Here's a sample of the most interesting: There were 984 million bank-issued Visa and MasterCard credit card and debit card accounts in the U.S in 2006. (Sources: Visa USA, MasterCard International) The top 10 credit card issuers controlled approximately 88…

Cisco

Numbers Part 16: Cards, Cards, Cards

Just stumbled across a web page on CreditCards.com that's fantastic.  Full of stats and numbers.  Here's a sample of the most interesting: There were 984 million bank-issued Visa and MasterCard credit card and debit card accounts in the U.S in 2006. (Sources: Visa USA, MasterCard International) The top 10 credit card issuers controlled approximately 88…

Cisco

Numbers Part 16: Cards, Cards, Cards

Just stumbled across a web page on CreditCards.com that's fantastic.  Full of stats and numbers.  Here's a sample of the most interesting: There were 984 million bank-issued Visa and MasterCard credit card and debit card accounts in the U.S in 2006. (Sources: Visa USA, MasterCard International) The top 10 credit card issuers controlled approximately 88…

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Numbers, Part 15: 10 facts about money

Time Magazine regularly produce lists of interesting trivia, and recently had two that are worth noting: "the top 10 things you didn't know about money" and "the top 10 things you didn't know about the penny".  The 'penny' is the American one cent coin.  Combining and editing these into an easily digestible list that works…

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Numbers, Part 15: 10 facts about money

Time Magazine regularly produce lists of interesting trivia, and recently had two that are worth noting: "the top 10 things you didn't know about money" and "the top 10 things you didn't know about the penny".  The 'penny' is the American one cent coin.  Combining and editing these into an easily digestible list that works…

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