In January there was a rise in UK house prices for the first time since October 2010, with an increase of 1.3% compared to the previous year according to Halifax. It was also reported that property values were down 0.2% in December 2012.
Halifax believes that the outlook for prices was unclear, but that in the three months up to January prices were 1.9% higher than the previous three months and that the average home was valued at £162,932. Read more
International issuing services provider Valitor has completed a new piece of software for contactless and smartphone mobile payments in Iceland. The software is in cooperation with Point, a leading provider of electronic payment solutions in Europe.
With this new software, merchants can accept payments via contactless Visa cards and also via smartphones where the credit card functionality has been implemented on the SIM card. Read more
Xenophontos & Associates, one of the leading accounting and auditing firms in Cyprus, has been chosen as the winner of the 2013 Global Accountancy Experts Award in the category: ‘Full Service, Accountancy Firm of the Year (2013) in Cyprus’.
Global Accountancy Experts is the foremost guide to the world’s leading accountants, compiled by the only organisation to recommend a single accountancy expert in each main practice sector and by country. Xenophontos & Associates were selected from amongst dozens of other firms by Global Accountancy Experts’ research department. Read more
Apple Blossom Interiors, a leading provider of contemporary and shabby chic furniture, plan to offer massive discounts on selected lines in the January Sales.
The retail industry’s January Sales will soon be here, and Apple Blossom Interiors has recently announced plans to offer huge price reductions across a large selection of collections. The discounts will range from 15% up to 40%, and can help customers make significant savings on French style furniture. Read more
The number of cars on the road in Austin should be increasing with the news coming out of Star of Texas Credit Union. They are offering auto loans at interest rates as low as 1.99%.
Those who have been putting off getting that new or used vehicle need to head to Star of Texas Credit Union and apply for an auto loan immediately. Depending on an individual’s credit and what type of auto they would like to purchase will determine the rate and terms offered. Read more
Ett nytt avtal rörande hantering av Visa presentkort har tecknats mellan Valitor, en islandbaserad internationell leverantör av utförande och förvärvningstjänster, och Presend Nordic, ett dotterbolag till Retain24, Sveriges ledande leverantör av elektroniska presentkort.
Avtalet möjliggör för Valitor att utfärda och bearbeta Visas förbetalda presentkort för Retain24s och Presends kunder i Norden. Presentkorten kan användas för utdelning, fordringar, bonusar, rabatter, kampanjer och andra förbetalda tjänster. Read more
Despite record levels and debt and spending by the US government, the average US household has been tightening their collective belts, and making it a priority to spend less, and get out of debt.
According to an Equifax report released on Sept. 25, 2012, areas including Detroit, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and Sacramento, Calif., posted a larger than 1 percent decline in overall credit card debt in August, compared to the same period a year ago. Budgeting and finance guru’s like Dave Ramsey & Suze Orman are now household names, and they’ve helped more and more families realize that getting out of debt is the only way to survive in a depressed economy. Read more
Default customers are quite often a factor behind company insolvency, according to statistics. Even for successful companies, bad payment behavior by customers may turn into a major problem with severe consequences.
GRP Rainer Lawyers Tax Advisors, Cologne, Berlin, Bonn, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Munich, Stuttgart, Frankfurt www.grprainer.com inform: Creditors should consider advising outsourcing the reminder and all further steps to a lawyer. In most cases, the first reminder on headed paper from a law firm will make defaulting customers pay their debts. Read more
Now business cases can not only be operated but also sourced on the web. One of these highly developed out-of-the-box solutions for the payment industry is PaySourcing.
This Platform-as-a-Service is a mature payment service provider system that empowers customers to launch immediate operations from a technical point of view within just 48 hours. Read more
BIN sponsorship and processing services to run prepaid programs for European entities is being offered by the Iceland-based multi-brand payment card acquirer Valitor.
Valitor’s BIN sponsorship services include access to the VISA payment network, associated clearing and settlements services, holding client funds on client money accounts in trusted banks, and regulatory compliance. Read more