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Tuesday, February 28, 2006

52% In Favour of ID Cards

The Telegraph have released details of a yougov survey that gauged the nations support for identity cards.

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Barclaycard Predict Business Travel Growth

The Barclaycard Travel Survey has revealed that global business travel will continue to increase until 2015.

An ideal credit card to use if you are a frequent traveller is the Morgan Stanley buy & fly credit card. This credit card rewards every purchase with travel points. These travel points can get you money off of flights and holidays.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

The Apprentice Starts Tonight at 9pm BBC2

The series features fourteen would-be fat cats who cosy up to mega-mogul Sir Alan Sugar. The last one standing gets a £100K job. They don't get much time to impress, as the first person will get FIRED tonight. Comments from Alan Sugar regarding women using their 'assets' to get ahead in business caused the BBC to interview a businesswoman this morning.

You can watch some preview clips on the bbc website.

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Barclays Announce Record Profits

Barclays Bank has unveiled record full-year profits of £5.28bn ($9.2bn), buoyed by businesses outside of the UK.

Although they suffered a 19% drop in proficts from their Barclaycard Credit-Card part of the business. It expects the consumer credit problems to flatten out as the year progresses.

Download Luke Ethnic Music Downloader

In our office we have been using this excellent program called Luke to download and share music with each other. It is free to try and is free from all spyware so we are allowed to install it!

You can find many forms of amazing music from around the world.

Monday, February 20, 2006

Alan Sugar's Financial Tips

A nice straight forward financial article on the mirror website by Mr Alan Sugar. Can he make you rich?

You're Fired!

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Download New MSN Toolbar

We here at Card Wise UK have been using the new MSN toolbar, and recommend you download it. The new toolbar includes Windows Desktop Search, so you can find anything on your PC - documents, e-mail messages, and more - in seconds. And three handy toolbars make it easy to search the Web or your PC, browse smarter with tabs, block annoying pop-up windows, automatically fill out web forms, and more.

I am not sure if this will stop me using the firefox browseer at all, but I have been using the desktop search tool to find old emails quickly. This has been quite invaluable while working, the search saves me a lot of time hunting through my old email archives in outlook!

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Will CNP Fraud Escalate?

With today being the Chip & Pin deadline, many fear that this will lead to a sharp increase in card not present (CNP) fraud. This is of course due to the fact that you cannot at this time use PIN security online. In the CNP scenario the company is liable, not the bank, so this could cause problems for many businesses. In the retail environment where Chip & Pin is used the banks would be liable.

Have a fun valentine's day today! I got a card from work. It has a picture of a motorbike and with the text: 'You Move Me'. How sweet.

Monday, February 13, 2006

Chip & Pin Day

Aswell as being Valentine's Day tomorrow, it is also Chip & Pin Day!

Monday, February 06, 2006

Debt Freedom Day?

35 days average to pay off debts... So that makes Feb 6th debt freedom day. Funny, I thought it was 'sickie day' today. The most likely day for a worker to take a day off through a faked illness!

Friday, February 03, 2006

New Abbey Credit Card Operation

Abbey National have announced that they will start their own credit card operation. They currently use MBNA, but will start to build on new owners Santander's efficient in-house operation. The new system is due to be launched March 2007.