debit cards

American Express shuts down Curve card access 48 hours after introduction

Curve card customers hoping to use an American Express card through their Curve app have had the service cut short.

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Planning a trip abroad? Fight fees with one of these debit cards

I must admit for my next holiday I am in rather a favourable position. Yes, as I come to you with this column I will be sunning myself quietly by a pool in Cape Town.

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NatWest customers report widespread failure of debit card payments

NatWest customers have taken to Twitter to express frustration that their debit card payments have been declined.

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Stat of the Month: Shoppers make 13.2 billion card payments, overtaking cash

Debit cards have overtaken cash for the first time as the most popular way for consumers to shop, according to new figures.

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Revealed: the real cost of holiday spending

Holidaymakers should shop carefully for the best way to spend money abroad as new data reveals the high cost of spending on your cards while on holiday.

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Fears that card usage stunts kids’ financial development

Many parents are letting their children use their credit and debit cards, despite fears that spending on plastic means kids are not learning the value of money.

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Card combining app launches – is it time to ditch your wallet for Curve?

A new financial app and card service called Curve has launched, offering users the chance to replace their entire wallet with a single credit card.

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First Direct launches cashback offer

First Direct has launched a new cashback deal in partnership with Visa, meaning many account holders can earn now money back as they spend with selected retailers.

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10 years of contactless: Payments more than double in a year

Shoppers have adopted contactless technology en masse in the 10 years since it first launched, according to new figures.

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Pay with Siri: Barclays launches voice-only payments

Barclays says it has become the first high street bank to allow account holders to make a payment using Apple’s voice-activated assistant, Siri.

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