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Numbers Part 16: Cards, Cards, Cards

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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 …

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Numbers Part 16: Cards, Cards, Cards

Cisco

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 …

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Numbers Part 16: Cards, Cards, Cards

Cisco

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 …

Read More »

Numbers Part 16: Cards, Cards, Cards

Cisco

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 …

Read More »

Numbers, Part 15: 10 facts about money

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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 …

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Numbers, Part 15: 10 facts about money

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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 …

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Numbers, Part 15: 10 facts about money

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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 …

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Numbers, Part 14: Social media and banks

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Let’s look at the relevance of social media to banks. Banks are starting to get into the idea of social media with Scotia Bank, Bank of America and HSBC running small business community networks for example, as well as some such as Wells Fargo pushing the envelope with blogs, Facebook, …

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Numbers Part 13: Big Banks

According to Indian student Amit Soni, who shares a lot of good presentations about Indian banks on Slideshare, India has 88 commercial banks with 53,000 branches and 17,000 ATMs. The State Bank of India (SBI) is shaking these things up by distributing over 11,000 new ATMs this year, bringing their …

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Numbers, Part Twelve: Remittances

This is the first numbers note for a while but, after an interesting day learning all about the latest in remittance markets, it's time to post one today. I’ve often talked about the remittance markets and chaired a meeting today where SWIFT, Wells Fargo, Earthport, Citi, Western Union, ICICI Bank …

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Numbers, Part Twelve: Remittances

This is the first numbers note for a while but, after an interesting day learning all about the latest in remittance markets, it's time to post one today. I’ve often talked about the remittance markets and chaired a meeting today where SWIFT, Wells Fargo, Earthport, Citi, Western Union, ICICI Bank …

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Numbers, Part Eleven: Mobile and Cellphones

More numbers, and I was fascinated to see a presentation from O2, the UK mobile service, the other day where they held up a few numbers that are fairly staggering.  In the UK: 15% of people are dumped by a girl or boyfriend via an SMS text message; O2 sold …

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Numbers, Part Eleven: Mobile and Cellphones

More numbers, and I was fascinated to see a presentation from O2, the UK mobile service, the other day where they held up a few numbers that are fairly staggering.  In the UK: 15% of people are dumped by a girl or boyfriend via an SMS text message; O2 sold …

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