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January 7, 2015

John Lewis’ Winter Statistics

Further to our Black Friday blog in December, which showed Black Friday breaking records year-on-year, retail giant, John Lewis, have reported record sales in the lead up to Christmas. John ....

December 29, 2014

Retail Sales 2014

2014's been a great year for retail with sales expecting to hit $22 trillion. Market research company, eMarketers predict that this figure will increase by 5.5 percent and 'is projected ....

December 2, 2014

Black Friday Stats

This year's Black Friday is now over, but how did it do? Amazon UK reported busiest day on record this year. The website had orders of over 5.5 million, with ....

November 21, 2014

Mastercard and Visa Plan To Drop Passwords in Online Payments

Have you ever been in the situation where you've entered all your payment details, gone to pay and then been asked for a password you can't remember? Well good news, ....

November 12, 2014

Error Codes – What Do They Mean?

A technical blog today. Click on the more tab below to see a list of error codes and what they mean. If you aren't sure what the message means, the ....

November 11, 2014

Singles’ Day sales of $7 Billion and Black Friday to break new records

As the Christmas season draws closer, some of the biggest shopping events of the year are coming up and continue to smash records. Alibaba's $7 Billion Singles' Day Sales China's ....

April 2, 2014

Payments via mobile number to start this month

Consumers will be able to use mobile phone numbers to make payments via mobile from 29 April, it has been announced. The changes mean that account-holders will be able to ....

March 26, 2014

Clydesdale and Yorkshire bank

New plans announced by UK retail banking institutions Clydesdale and Yorkshire banks (subsidiaries of National Australia Bank) are to see the two financial institutions close nearly 30 branches and invest ....

March 20, 2014

Visa Europe Reports Rise In Contactless Payments

The latest figures from Visa Europe show that throughout 2013 Visa cardholders used their contactless cards to make more than 94.3 million purchases in the UK, simply by tapping their ....