By Shu Zhang and Samuel Shen SINGAPORE/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - In a ballroom at the Vienna International Hotel in Shanghai, Mei Liangming was giving a lecture on the ins and outs of getting credit cards, rolling over debts with multiple cards, and cleaning up one's bad credit history. "When you've nothing left to pledge as collateral and banks no longer wish to lend any money to you, your credit cards are your life raft," Mei, a financial consultant from Shenzhen Shandao Management Consulting, told a 100-strong audience. Such lectures are gaining popularity in China among desperate borrowers as a slowing economy hurts the ability of some to pay their dues. Credit-starved small business owners under financial stress are also joining in the fray, seeking ways to overcome cash-flow problems. Beijing has called on banks to increase access to consumer finance in an effort to boost retail spending and bolster the economy. Many banks are issuing more credit cards - an extra 98 million last … [Read more...] about Indebted Chinese seek wisdom of credit card ‘goddesses’ as retail lending surges
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By Craig Hlavaty Published 9:27 am CDT, Friday, September 7, 2018 PHOTOS: Facts about Texas brands On Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2017, the people at Whataburger unleashed a new mobile app which comes with special benefits for customers like free food. >>Learn more about Texas' favorite brands... less PHOTOS: Facts about Texas brands On Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2017, the people at Whataburger unleashed a new mobile app which comes with special benefits for customers like free food. >>Learn more about ... more Photo: Whataburger Photo: Houston Chronicle Taco Cabana Founded in San Antonio by Felix Stehling in September 1978, there are close to 300 TC’s in the southern United States, the Caribbean, Central America and South America. The company still has headquarters in San Antone and is our favorite pusher of quesadillas, tacos, … [Read more...] about Online ordering at Houston Whataburger locations may be around the corner … or not
World International Affairs Nearly 400,000 customers who booked flights with British Airways between August 21 and September 5 may have had their personal and financial details hacked as part of a “sophisticated, malicious criminal attack,” the company’s chairman said on Friday. “We discovered that something had happened but we didn’t know what it was [on Wednesday evening]. So overnight, teams were trying to figure out the extent of the attack,” Alex Cruz, British Airways' chairman, told the BBC. “The first thing was to find out if it was something serious and who it affected or not. The moment that actual customer data had been compromised, that’s when we began immediate communication to our customers.” British Airways logos are seen on tail fins at Heathrow Airport in London, England on February 23. The airline said that the hack affected those who booked or made changes to their bookings on the … [Read more...] about British Airways Hack: Have Your Credit Card Details Been Affected?
Susan Tompor Detroit Free Press Published 10:00 p.m. UTC Sep 6, 2018 Just one year ago, consumers woke up and discovered that hackers had one heck of a field day with their Social Security numbers and other information in a massive data breach at Equifax. Equifax's screw-up would forever leave millions just that much more vulnerable to ID theft. Face it, it's not like you can change the locks on the side door. Once hacked, your Social Security number is out there indefinitely. Beginning Sept. 21, though, a new federal law will help consumers stop intruders in their tracks. The three big credit reporting agencies — Equifax, Experian and TransUnion — will be required to offer you a credit freeze, free of charge. Such a freeze will restrict access to your credit file and help stop crooks from opening credit cards in your name. Also starting Sept. 21, parents across the country will be able to get a free credit freeze for children under … [Read more...] about Credit freeze: A misunderstood freebie that you actually want
Home Daily News Cashing in with credit-card processing software Legal Technology By Nicole Black Posted August 24, 2018, 6:34 am CDT Nicole Black. In prior columns I have covered time-tracking software and legal billing software with the promise that I’d eventually focus on payment processing software for law firms. Well that time has come, and in this column I’ll explain the ins and outs of choosing the right payment processing vendor for your law firm. You’ll learn why law firms should consider using payment processing software, the types of legal-specific tools available, and how to determine which one will be the best fit for your law firm. First, let’s talk about what payment processing software does and why it benefits law firms. Simply put, this tool allows your law firm to accept automated clearing house (e-check) and credit card payments from clients. Why should your firm accept these types of payments? Because that’s what 21st-century legal … [Read more...] about Cashing in with credit-card processing software