The deep freeze of the Northeast this winter had a dramatic impact on consumer spending in January and February. Boston merchants showed a drastic drop of 6.2% in overall spending during this period of historic blizzards.
A new app makes it possible to transfer between currencies and across borders using a wearable device for the very first time. WorldFirst.com’s new free Money Transfer app is available to wearers of the Samsung Gear Live, Motorola Moto 360, LG G Watch R and Sony SmartWatch 3.
With more than two-thirds of all purchases made with payment cards and $20 trillion in credit card transactions expected for 2015, security has become a top priority for organizations that accept credit cards. However, nearly 80% of all businesses fail their interim PCI compliance assessment.
Tampa-based A-lign has expanded its international presence by offering Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) assessments in Canada. This adds to A-lign’s global resume which includes performing security audits in countries including France, the United Kingdom, Costa Rica and India.
If the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) moves interest rates upward then bank credit card interest rates are set to move into the 30%+ territory among the nation’s top issuers. Over the past year, with no movement in the Prime Rate, overall rates have been climbing.