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Time for the cheque to checkout

Oldest cheque

A cheque processing conference sounds pretty dull these days, especially as cheques are on their way out across most economies. However, a cheque processing conference celebrating 350 years since the oldest surviving cheque was written? No, not that boring. In fact, as I’m a sucker for numbers and facts, the …

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Numbers: Barter is back

British Airways Business Magazine leads with an in-depth article on barter.  Some great numbers here: 500,000 + companies across the world belong to a barter system One of its leading proponents is Bartercard, an Australian based company with around 75,000 members worldwide. A$1.5bn was bartered in the company’s marketplace last year. …

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Numbers Part 17: Mobile Money

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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 …

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First Direct, Cahoot and Smile win again

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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 …

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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 …

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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 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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